As the world mourns the passing of Larry Hagman, Comicbook.com decided to pay tribute to the iconic actor by taking a look back at Hagman’s life in comic books. Even though Larry Hagman will be best remembered for his extensive work in television, he did make a couple of comic book appearances.
In television, Larry Hagman’s most famous roles were as J. R. Ewing in the eighties soap opera Dallas and as astronaut Major Anthony "Tony" Nelson in the sixties sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. It was because of I Dream of Jeannie that Larry Hagman made his first comic book appearance. In the sixties, Dell Comics published two issues of an I Dream of Jeannie comic book, both of which had photo covers featuring Larry Hagman.
In 2001 and 2002, Airwave Comics also published some comic books about I Dream of Jeannie, which included a first issue, a preview book, a Special Edition, a Wishbook and a Tricks or Treats Halloween annual.
However, Larry Hagman’s most unusual comic book appearance came courtesy of Marvel Comics’ Iron Man. In Iron Man #222, Larry Hagman appeared at one of Tony Stark’s parties with a number of other eighties celebrities. Besides Larry Hagman, other party guests included Dr. Ruth and William “Refrigerator” Perry.