WOJM Special Edition #7: An Interview with Larry Hama

Posted in WOJM Special Edition by whatsonjoemind on February 19th, 2012

This special edition really requires no explanation.  We are joined by Marvel's legendary GI Joe writer, Larry Hama.  We find out a lot in this interview.  What were the early difficulties in the UDW ARAH run?  What's Larry's dream job?  What does Larry mean when he calls GI Joe, Junior Woodchucks with guns?  What happens when Hasbro takes over the filecard creation process?  Why is writing a "toy book" the lowest of the low?  Why was three years the original magic number for Joe and other books like it?  How much of a risk was the USS Flagg playset?  We also talk about his upcoming Roll Out/Roll Call 3 and SDCC appearances and we even talk a little about Kwinn to boot.  Oh, and wait until you hear what he thinks (or doesn't think) about Wraith and Helix.  It is a surprising and eye opening talk with the guy who authored a good part of our childhoods.  As a productions side note, please excuse the buzz in audio.  Larry has a deep but very soft voice so we had to crank up the audio to hear him clearly.  As for the other bad audio, well, let's just say Justin won't forget his headset again.  Thanks to Larry for joining us.  You can meet him next at Roll Out/Roll Call 3 in Southampton, UK March 10th and 11th!

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  • Jeremy (Zartanman)

    Great interview guys! As always Larry delivers to the fans. Love hearing this stuff Keep up the great work!

    Feb 20, 2012 at 11:45 am
  • MamuNestor

    I loved the show. thanks guys. You asked about characters like Helix and Wraith, but not about Sean Collins. I would have loved to have heard his answer to what happened to him, weather he joined the military, will we see him again in ARAH, as a Joe or otherwise? Is there a possibility that he might join Snake Eyes as an apprentice like Kamakura did in the DDP run.

    Feb 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm