February 19, 2012

WOJM Special Edition #7: An Interview with Larry Hama

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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