Monster Hunter Nation

And knowing is half the battle…

I haven’t always been a novelist. I was once an accountant…

Codenamed: SPREADSHEET

You can read about my adventures in GI Joe issue 12. In stores now.

You guys should all totally go buy this. Because A. Chuck Dixon wrote it, and Chuck is awesome. B. I’m in it. C. Make it the best selling issue ever and maybe the guys that run IDW will decide to make a Monster Hunter comic. πŸ™‚

And now you know.

And knowing is half the battle.

EDIT: http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=monshuntnati-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B007R742O4

A link for buying GI Joe comics with me in them
Preorders for Signed MHL and The Monster Hunters omnibus

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Desert Rat
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Desert Rat
4 years 5 months ago

Is there a link? I can’t find anywhere it’s for sale.

NKR
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NKR
4 years 5 months ago

In the immortal words of Jeff Spicoli: Awesome! Totally Awesome!

I will buy it. πŸ™‚

Scott Deering
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Scott Deering
4 years 5 months ago

An MHI comic would be the awesome!

Tam
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4 years 5 months ago

Like button.

Ralph Hoefelmeyer
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4 years 5 months ago

why are the guys paratrooper wings tower of power on the wrong side? [I think it’s the tower, I can’t see it too well]

Erik Burnham
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4 years 5 months ago
I should tell IDW I’d be happy to adapt your books into minis. Chuck’s too busy! TOO BUSY! lol. Seriously, though, all practical matters aside, on the subject of MHI comics… as an author, what would be the way you’d most prefer to see them approached? Straight up adaptations of the novels? “Non-canon” adventures that you just glance at? Stories where you give a general direction? Heavier involvement: your plots/others’ scripts? Co-writing something you’d consider canon to the lives of the characters? Or perhaps: same universe, but different characters being focused on? Many of the above have been gone with… Read more »
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4 years 5 months ago

It’s scary to think that the only thing that can take the Joes down is a budget axe. You gotta do something, Spreadsheet!

Joseph Capdepon II
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Joseph Capdepon II
4 years 5 months ago

Monster Hunter comic? I’m not ashamed to admit that I squeed at the thought of that.

Ralph Hoefelmeyer
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4 years 5 months ago
Why not? They made some Anita Blake comics for a few of the first novels. MHI lends itself to the comic and graphic novel world much better, because it’s not going to end up in the adult section, unless some silly place like California categorizes violence as adult. The Eurowusses often do, so I wouldn’t be surprised at anything California does. MHI graphic novels in the “Sin City” style would rock. My personal opinion. Or an on-going series of the novels. The good thing for Larry is it’s another revenue stream. People don’t make a lot writing, it’s a labor… Read more »
Knighthawk (drbindy)
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4 years 5 months ago

I love it when my nerd worlds collide. Just linked this to my buds at Joecustoms.com. Awesome.

Raymond McCune
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Raymond McCune
4 years 5 months ago

This is so awesome!

Monte
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Monte
4 years 5 months ago

I haven’t bought a mind softening mag in years, and then you come along and dangle that Classic American Mind Rot in front in me.
Shame on you Larry promoting the decline of fine literature in trade for this obvious gutter class literature.
Where do I get my copies ? πŸ˜‰

joecrouse
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joecrouse
4 years 5 months ago

Naw they need Gainax to do a full anime. Maybe Geneon. Or the Crew that does Durarara!!!

and Queenie Chan or Kouta Hirano to do the Manga.

Imagines Julie Shackleford, Holly, And, Tanya the Elf Mangafied. (FAN SERVICE OPPORTUNITY!)

Sees a marketing opportunity for plushie CHIBI versions of Werewolf Form Earl Harbringer.

OTAKU UNITE!

Ralph Hoefelmeyer
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4 years 5 months ago

Anime yes. However, Otaku is not a compliment in Japanese. Try something else.

joecrouse
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joecrouse
4 years 5 months ago

Otaku IS a complient to other Otaku.
NERD POWER!
Geek POWER!
Remember Nerds geeks and thier variants rule the world. We can prove it too… We can take away your email.

Ralph Hoefelmeyer
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4 years 5 months ago

Uh, old school hackers can make you not exist electronically. Or get electronic warrants issued for you to get picked up by the Feds and flown to Gitmo, and then the warrants, and you, disappear. Email is the least of your worries.
Yeah, geeks rule. If the politicians understood that, they’d have us all rigged with explosive chips, anti-tamper mechanisms and constant surveillance.

Ralph Hoefelmeyer
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4 years 5 months ago

Though getting all the grandkids plush Earl Harbinger werewolves to play with would be great. And the large size anime sculpted Julie’s would be good on my desk.

joecrouse
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joecrouse
4 years 5 months ago

and yes they are wearing the Paratroopers badge and riflemanship badge and name tag on the wrong side

The “tower of power” resides on the right side sleeve and would have

the Airborne tab on the bottom rangers tab in the middle and the SF tab on top.

Ralph Hoefelmeyer
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4 years 5 months ago

Thanks for the corrections. I knew for sure the parachute and marksmanship badges were on the wrong side, and knew the “Tower” was someplace else. I was never a jumper. We were just ready to create giant parking lots on demand, 30 minutes or less, guaranteed.

joecrouse
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joecrouse
4 years 5 months ago

I wasn’t any of those special guys in the Army either. You should be terrified that the army saw fit to even try to train me. Teaching me to soldier was on par with teaching a pig to sing.

Ralph Hoefelmeyer
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4 years 5 months ago

No, the Soviet Union was so scared after Reagan had me as an officer, and then a defense contractor helping the military, they just quit. The stress of knowing people like me would use biowar, nukes or MEMS on them for fun and country was too much to bear.

Nightcrawler
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Nightcrawler
4 years 5 months ago

I like how the Joes wear 1960s Army OD green uniforms. Much better looking than ACUs.

(I’m sure Multicam is hard to draw.)

Ralph Hoefelmeyer
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4 years 5 months ago

The AF had those sucky green fatigues for years after every one else. They were ugly, and uncomfortable. The newer BDUs, ACUs, digicam, etc, are muc more comfortable. They weren’t made to be easy to draw.

Nightcrawler
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Nightcrawler
4 years 5 months ago

I wear the ABUs every day. If you think they’re comfortable you’ve never worn them when it’s about seventy degrees.

They weren’t made to be easy to draw. They weren’t made to be camouflage, either. It’s fashion-flage, just like the ACU pattern and the Navy’s new blue digis. The whole thing is ridiculous.

Honestly, very few people in the Air Force need a camouflage uniform. Even if you deploy.

Ralph Hoefelmeyer
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4 years 5 months ago
You are right, Nightcrawler, I’ve not worn the new AF issue BDU copy. I did get to wear some older style BDUs I bought as new from a GI supplier years ago, that had IR suppression. They are old and ratty now, after years of use. I will tell you, honest to , the NORAD commander in the late 80s had the ops crews wearing special blue flight suits to make them feel like special war fighters. Honest. The women hated them, because they had to damn near strip to go to the bathroom. And it didn’t enhance their ability… Read more »
joecrouse
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joecrouse
4 years 5 months ago

Agrees with Nightcrawler Digital chips would be a real PITA to draw. even with photo shop assistance.

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Brian Lewis
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Brian Lewis
4 years 5 months ago

I would’nt be at all surprised if sometime in the near future Larry you get a call to do a MHI comic and or graphic novel. And for the record
I don’t think you’d suck at it either.

Raptor
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4 years 5 months ago

Wait a sec. Larry, they seriously put you in G.I. Joe? SPREADSHEET is really you?

Mike
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Mike
4 years 5 months ago

They seriously have a GI Joe named SPREADSHEET? I mean, incredibly cool and awesome for you, Larry… but if they ever come out with an action figure of it it’s going to be a candidate for http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-8-g.i.-joes-most-frequently-left-in-box/

chuckdixon
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chuckdixon
4 years 5 months ago

AND he’s here to stay! Spreadsheet plays (no joke!) a big part in upcoming events and the changing status quo for the Joes.

Steve Diamond
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4 years 5 months ago

Chuck,

Do you realize how hard you are making my life as the guy sharing an office with Larry?

Every argument now ends, “Dammit, Steve! I’m a G.I. Joe! Your argument is invalid!”

/sigh

tuco
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tuco
4 years 5 months ago

Larry, is there a more obvious sign that you have arrived than having Chuck freaking Dixon make a G.I. Joe character of you? The guy who is probably most responsible for my image of The Punisher and who wrote The ‘Nam? What’s next? Having Roy Thomas write you into a Conan storyline?

Lucky bastard.

Tyler Pape
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4 years 5 months ago

If there was a MHI comic I’d be buying it (even though I haven’t read one in years)

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