GI JOE Godfather Larry Hama Set For RetroCon 2013

Up until recently I really had no idea that RetroCon even existed, and for that I am greatly ashamed.  It came up on a board I visit and upon learning that none other than GI Joe Godfather Larry Hama is scheduled to appear.

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Hama scripted every issue of the original 155 issue GI Joe run at Marvel along with composing the file card biographies of many of the GI Joe 3 3/4 action figures.  I cannot even begin to describe how both the comics and file cards filled my imagination.  Both were so good that when the cartoon came along, I was actually disappointed in the translation to screen.

What happened to Snake Eyes being a complete ninja badass? Why is he comic relief? WHOSE RESPONSIBLE THIS

RetroCon is a one day pop culture convention held in Oaks, PA (essentially my backyard) on September 14, 2013.  With nearly 140 vendors, panels and an interesting guest list, this looks like a can’t miss show on your nerd calendar. Pre-sale tickets are available here.   Now I need to figure out what I’m going to have Hama sign.  Do I bring GI Joe #21 the infamous “Silent Issue”? I have quite a few figures, comics, and prints that are deserving.

If any Interweb Buddies are planning on attending RetroCon let me know.  Let’s plan a meet up!

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