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I just have a few questions for you about Young Justice (loving it so far, by the way, it's my current cartoon obsession and Downtime has got to be my favourite so far, with Bereft coming a close second)Sorry if these have been asked before...
1. Is there a specific reason that Robin wasn't in the episode Denial?
2. I know that you've stated that Robin is Dick Grayson but are we ever going to have it confirmed somehow? I know in Downtime we saw him without his glasses or mask (cue fangirl squeal from me) but neither Bruce or Alfred sais his name during that short clip. You probably won't answer this but I'm still really curious.
3. And finally, I'm pretty sure that you are aware of the growing number of fanfics about this show and I'm wondering if you and/or the other writers have read any of them? And if you have, what is your general opinion about them? Do you find them flattering or just annoying?
So excited for the next episode, it seems to be going brilliantly.
1. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
2. I'm fairly certain it was already confirmed in "Schooled". But if not, it will be eventually. But trust me, it's Dick.
3. I never read fanfiction to protect myself legally. As I've stated many times - mostly in relation to Gargoyles - I have mixed feelings about fanfiction. On the one hand, it's incredibly flattering, and I love that the fans are that into it. On the other hand, I'm also fairly territorial, so...
Meant to leave a note after the first episode of Young Justice aired, but I missed the initial premiere in November, and then again when it started up proper, and didn't start catching it till the third ep.
All up to date now, and just saw Bereft. You guys are doing a mighty fine job on this one. Love the look, love the characters, love the action. As a long time of the Teen Titans and Young Justice, you're doing the teenage super team tradition proud.
Extra props on making a member of the Aqua family cool and not a joke. I realize the underwater characters have been done well in the comics before, and the Justice League cartoon handled Aquaman pretty well,but Aqualad was interesting right off. Love the glowy effects. Very cool.
Thanks, Robby. I really appreciate the kind words.
A Young Justice related question that, rest assured, is not fishing with poor bait.
I've been thinking about the Light lately and, without posting my own speculation, one thing I really like about them is how much the concept seems to embrace the inherent absurdity of the DC universe. I can tell from observation that the Light is probably a fairly diverse group of people (and rightfully so, as this uses the DC universe to its vast potential). And I can't help but be fondly reminded of the Legion of Doom, the villainous alliance from the Superfriends animated series.
Though the Light is written with a much more sophisticated sensibility than the Legion of Doom, I can't help but feel they have a strong similarity. This isn't a slant against Young Justice at all, because I feel the Light uses this similar dynamic to its own unique way that I absolutely adore. But I do have a question, and luckily it has nothing to do with your future intent or anything like that.
Was the Light, on some level, inspired by the Legion of Doom? That is, the Superfriends group of villains who operated together despite their vast differences in genre identity (as an example, Scarecrow the grounded criminal alongside Bizarro the mirror universe Superman in Superfriends). Or was such an organization just a logical extrapolation from the setting that wasn't really meant to homage this group?
Question received on Wed, October 20, 2010 11:06:14 PM
Clark Cradic writes...
Did you like the original Legion of Doom?
As I mentioned before, I get all the names mixed up: Legion of Doom, Injustice League , Injustice Unlimited, Injustice Society, Secret Society of Super-Villains, etc.
I can't quite remember which group consisted of which villains and/or appeared in which series or story.
So the short answer is I like the idea of the villains teaming up, but I can't address the specifics without a more specific reference.
Response recorded on November 12, 2010
Took me less than a minute to find that, btw.
Anyway, they all blend together for me. I think the cartoon would have been less of an influence than the comics. But it's all in there.
I have been blown away with Young Justice so far – it ROCKS! I think that my favorite episode so far is "Downtime" – Atlantis was beautiful, the animators did an amazing job.
I have one question about Miss Martian; I don't think it has been asked, but if so, I am sorry for the repetition.
Why would M'gann be admitted so easily by the Justice League into Young Justice when she had had previously never used her powers in combat? Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad have had at least a couple of years of experience under their belts (and presumably Artemis as well), while M'gann will have only had a month's experience by "Schooled". Is there a reason as to why she was made a part of the team so quickly?
Yes. Her uncle.
Hi, Greg. I'm a big fan, particularly of what you did with The Spectacular Spider-Man (I'm really gonna miss Sally Avril). I'm loving Young Justice right now but I've become a little curious about a couple of things.
1) Do you have a specific age in mind for Icicle, Jr ?
2) Do you guys have a full Atlantean language/code developed, or is it just really nice sounding "gibberish" ?
3) I love the Green Arrow - Showcase short that you penned and I was wondering, do you think that there might ever be a possibility that you'd work on one of the full-length DC Universe movies? It would be especially awesome if you guys ever got the chance to do a YJ tie-in movie.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and good luck with Young Justice. Hopefully, my questions aren't too annoying.
2. It's Ancient Greek with allowances for the fact that Atlantis has been separated from Ancient Greece for thousands of years.
3. I'd love to. IT'S NOT UP TO ME.
Fisrt off, I'd like to apologize for asking that Batman Beyond question that you responded with "No comment. NO COMMENT. NOOOOOOO COMMMMMMMENNNNNNNTTTTTT." and went on to say that you wanted people to stop asking spoiler questions. I'm really sorry and didn't mean to upset you or waste your time. I hope you can forgive me. Anywho, I just wanted to let you know that I love your show and your take on the characters. It just sucks that we'll only get to know them for 12 months (assuming every 26 episodes is 6 months and this show makes it to the 52 episode limit). I know this is a long way off, but is there any chance you intend or revamping it (like they keep on doing with the Ben10 series) of pitch other shows that happen to take place in the same universe (like the DCAU (We got to see that interpretation of Batman for 14 years!)), so we can occasionally see a YJ character or two every so often? If this question annoys you, I apologize in advance. Thank you for all the entertainment you've given me over the years. I really appreciate it, and hope you are able to continue for many more years to come.
All the best,
btw, I don't know if you celebrate it or not, but Purim is next week (and I assume with the last name 'Weisman' you are Jewish), so have a Happy Purim!
I am Jewish. Kind of a secular pagan Jew, but a Jew nonetheless. I don't generally celebrate me much Purim, but my wife does. So thanks.
As for your question, <sigh>... IT'S JUST NOT UP TO ME. As with nearly every show I produce, I have enough ideas to keep doing it forever. BUT it's not up to me.
Hey Greg! First off let me say I'm a huge fan of your work! I was just wondering if there is any chance of seeing Batgirl and Supergirl appear on Young Justice in the possible future? It would be really cool to see how the team would react to more young heroes popping up. Again, I'm a big fan and look forward to seeing where the show goes.
Sorry if this has already been asked and I missed it in the archives.
"SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT."
First of all, I must compliment the show on it's amazingly beautiful animation. It's like animated movie quality in every episode.
Anyway, I run a website called Behind The Voice Actors and am been the editor on the Young Justice page. Right now, all the characters displayed in the shows credits are on the site, but I was wondering if I could ask you if you knew who voiced these other unnamed characters?
- Dr Spence
Welcome To Happy Harbor
- Happy Harbor Police Officer
- Kobra Member
- Star Boston Driver
- Star Manhattan Driver (is he the one with the beard?)
- Wally's School Teacher
- WayneTech Security Guard
- WayneTech Cafe
- Squad Leaders
- Science Center Guard (Kelly Hu?)
- Scientist #1
- Scientist #2
And also one last question for my own curiosity. I was wondering if each of the Justice Leaguers that haven't already been voiced (WW, Hawks, Green Lanterns) will appear by seasons end?
Appreciate your time
The Batallion Chief was Kevin Michael Richardson.
Dr. Spence doesn't have any lines.
Police Officer #1 was Nolan North.
Cultist #1 was Nolan North.
S.T.A.R. Driver #1 was Kevin Michael Richardson.
S.T.A.R. Driver #2 was Jason Spisak.
Homeroom Teacher was Nolan North.
WayneTech Guard was Crispin Freeman.
WayneTech Cashier was Tara Strong.
Alpha Leader was Phil LaMarr.
Beta Leader was Yuri Lowenthal.
Gamma Leader was Roger Craig Smith.
Delta Leader was James Arnold Taylor.
Epsilon Leader was Bruce Greenwood.
Royal Guard #1 was Kelly Hu.
Royal Guard #2 was James Arnold Taylor.
Royal Guard #4 was Roger Craig Smith.
TV Announcer was Jeff Bennett.
Patrol Leader #1 was Khary Payton.
Patrol Leader #2 was Bruce Greenwood.
Scientist #1 was Nolan North.
Scientist #2 was Marina Sirtis.
As for your last question: "SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT."
Hey Greg, I noticed that the time difference between episode 8 and 9 of Youn g Justice gave Miss Martian and Superboy plenty of time to form a relationship. I at first noticed this when Miss Martian didn't blush when Superboy held her hand. And when Superboy was concerned about her safety, and that they almost kissed without hestation which most mean they kissed before. You guy will probably show what happened between Superboy and Miss martian while aqualad was in Atlantis in a comic book. But can you at least tell me if i'm right.
1.Will Aqualad be more creative when forming objects out of his water bearers like the Green Laterns Mabye creating a gatling gun.
2.I'm pretty sure we can confirm that Superboy apparantly watch comedies and that Megan copied her looks of the girl from the tv show and that her true form is yet to be revealed. I kind of like this idea because it could mean something with the Superboy and Miss Martian relationship on whether Superboy likes her who she is.
Because her true could be hideuos.
You're right about some things. Wrong about others.
1. Not really his style.
2. I don't think Superboy's watched many or any comedies.
First off, it's been enjoyable reading through your little Q&A's, second off, this little series you're producing, Young Justice, is incredible. Only nine episodes in and it's done so much for me, it was really what I needed to finally take a leap into reading comics.
My question is more or less about your personal opinion and how you see your characters rather than… what the heck is going to happen. Ha-ha, I think I can wait, save my questions until the first season is out of the way.
Fans have a tendency to sprinkle series with homosexuality, sometimes because it seems like something that could be "in-character", other times because they think it's something that looks "good". This has recently been the case with Young Justice, so, I wanted to ask, how do you feel about this? No so much on the level of right verse wrong, but more on level of your general opinion. Is there any character that you can potentially see as homo-, bi-, or "pan"-sexual in the main cast? Why? Why not?
… Considering the ages of the characters, ha-ha, this is probably a warped question.
You're probably asking yourself "does this even matter?"
I think of all characters in sexual terms. Not exclusively, of course, but to fully get a character, you need to think about everything major about him, her (or it). And sexuality is too big to ignore, even if it's not directly addressed on screen. And that's particularly true of teenagers.
Having said that, it also wouldn't be too wise of me to express my opinions on such matters with regards to characters in an on-going, in progress series that is owned by a big multi-division corporation.
So, in short, I think it does matter. But I'm not putting anything in writing, I'm afraid. Not at this time.
As for the fans, I say, "Knock yourselves out!"