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.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!