The word legend can be defined in a few ways:
A story coming down from the past.
A body of such stories.
A person or thing that inspires legends.
Our guest today encompasses all three of those definitions, both through his work, and as a person. One of the fathers of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero action figure line, Larry Hama was there at the beginning. He created the backgrounds for the first waves of G.I. Joe figures, and through the years he was responsible for telling the stories that fell outside what we saw on television. While those early cartoons came to an end a long time ago, Larry has continued to shape the drama of G.I. Joe for all the years since. It’s his voice we read on the pages of the Marvel and IDW comics, and on so many of the file cards that came on the back of toy packages. Has another person ever been able to weave a history as long and detailed as that of G.I. Joe, with so many characters to direct, and so many storylines to keep track of? I don’t think so. With the launch of the all-new G.I. Joe: Classified Series, a line that pays homage to the characters Larry helped shape, we wanted to check in with this master storyteller to see what he thinks now that his 3 ¾-inch children are all grown up.