« on: March 24, 2017, 11:25:26 PM »
So this thread inspired me to read up on the Larry Hama run.
Wasn't expecting his plotting style to be so random and off the wall. What a wonky narrative pace. Guy sure loved tossing multiple characters and plot lines into a blender and serving em up rapid-fire; nevermind the Mojo/time-travel stuff. Gotta wonder if/how much peyote went into the creative process.
Good amount of Wolverine/Weapon X back-story I was only dimly aware of. You always hear about Claremont/Miller/Barry Windsor Smith's contributions to the character's lore, but I'm surprised Hama's name didn't come up more often, given all the Weapon X characters and backstory he added. Or maybe it does, I dunno.
What's also surprising is that a villain like Aldo Ferro aka Vole aka Psi-borg - apparently responsible for a hefty chunk of the long-lasting misery Logan's suffered throughout his history, as well as playing a direct role in Silverfox's death - basically showed up in that one pivotal story, only to make a clean getaway by the end; barely ever gets mentioned again, nor does he ostensibly makes any further notable appearances thereafter minus an odd cameo or so. Hell, I'd never heard of this guy before catching up on the Hama run. Granted, his costume and codename were pretty goofy, but still you'd think a villain who played such a damning role in screwing up Wolverine's life would've receive more airplay from Wolverine-obsessed Marvel/X writers.