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The world premiere of YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION (i.e. EPISODE 201, "Happy New Year") airs tomorrow morning, Saturday, April 28 and repeats on Sunday morning, April 29.
If you've been enjoying the series up to this point, you do NOT want to miss the start of the Invasion. Big doings. Bigger revelations. New characters. New voice actors, including Mae Whitman ("Arrested Development", "Avatar, the Last Airbender") as Wonder Girl, Michael Trucco ("Battlestar Galactica") as Adam Strange and Tim Curry (too many credits to name) as G. Gordon Godfrey. Seriously, on YJ:I, things start hot and never cool off! Don't miss a minute.
PLEASE NOTE: On some (but maybe not all cable services) the show HAS officially been retitled "YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION", so be prepared to set your DVRs accordingly. Check local listings for times, etc.
has the Big Bang actually occured yet? You know, Dakota's big gas explosion that created hundreds of super heroes or villains? Seeing as Dakota is appearing....its a good question
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Dear Greg, why does Harm speak in third person?
He's kind of a freak.
Has lex luthor or bruce wayne ever been mayors of their cities and does lex have an criminal record?
2. His record is clean.
First I want to say that I love Young Justice but I have few questions
1. Will there be any completly original heroes and/or villians
2. Will there be any character that have only been animated and not in the comics, for example See-More from the Teen Titans series
3. What exactly are rocket's powers
4. Is the team a strictly sidekick team or can idividual teen heroes join
5. We have seen the covert, snow, and regular suits for the team are there any other suits
1. Terror Twins, anyone?
2. There are certainly characters that originated in cartoons. Can't be sure if they've all made it into the comics or not.
3. Flight and force fields.
4. There are no rules in that sense.
5. There's the 70s disco versions.
I'm not exactly sure if this is a spoiler question, but here it goes:
Dick appears to be slowly transitioning into the role of leader of the group, stepping up to lead the team when Aqualad was felled to the "invaders", reassuring Zatanna when she doubted her abilities in "Misplaced", encouraging a fearful Artemis during the bout against Red Volcano. My question is this:
1) The look that Robin gives Aqualad when he vehemently denies that any of his team members are traitors - is that suspicion or shock over his naiveté?
On an unrelated note,
2) In "Misplaced", when Billy utters the name of immortal Shazam, does the plane teleport into another dimension, or is it merely destroyed?
1. It's the seeds of doubt.
2. Neither, at that moment. He is transported to the adult dimension. The plane stayed right where it was, i.e. moving through the air of the kid dimension.
Hey Greg, I have to admit seeing Billy's uncle a little worried/scared was the best part of Misplaced for me. After seeing him act a little cold towards Billy on Alpha Male, but show that he really cared for Billy, honestly, satisfied me. 1. By the way, why did you guys make Billy "not homeless" anymore? Thanks for your time and keep up the good work.
I don't know where you got the idea that Dudley was cold to Billy in "Alpha Male". I certainly didn't get that at all.
1. Urchins in the old fashioned sense don't exist. You have to go someplace pretty dark to have a homeless kid on his or her own in today's world. Billy doesn't seem THAT dark to us.
Klarion can be kill only his cat kill
Chaos can't be killed.
Why did Chad Lowe took over Rob Lowe as Captain Marvel?
Rob was no longer available, and Chad - with Rob's blessing - kindly stepped in.
Paraphrased Antiyonder's appeal from the Comment Room:
"The Young Justice Wiki (http://youngjustice.wikia.com) incorporates info from Ask Greg, such as the often repeated age questions. So if you're (just talking to folks in general who tend to do so) going to ask for an age, look at the character articles on the wiki to see if it's there."
A question about Atlantis:
Have you wondered that in a land with names like Orin, Orm, Mera, Tula, Kaldur'ahm, and Sha'lain'a, the name Garth sticks out like a sore thumb? Unlike any of the former names, it sounds so un-Greek (or un-Atlantean).
PS: I really like this incarnation of Garth. I hope to see more of him in future episodes.
I don't know what does or doesn't qualify as Atlantean except what I learned MUST qualify based on the sources. Does Garth sound more or less "Atlantean" than Ronal or Blubber or Lori? I guess that's up to the ear of the beholder.
This is an addition to my previous post - I accidentally missed my first paragraph when I copied and pasted it:
To begin, I wanted to say that I really like "Young Justice" and what amazes me about the show in particular is how heavily serialized it is as an animated program. That is to say, very few US animated series attempt the same level of continuity and on-going storytelling. So, my questions here will mostly be about the serialized nature of the show.
Uh. Okay. Thanks.
First of all, I've noticed that the approach as a whole is to make standalone/arc episodes. In other episodes, nearly every single episode so far has a self-contained storyline that additionally builds on the longer running plotlines.
Why did you choose to approach the series in such a way in particular? Was there perhaps talk that the series might become too complex for audiences to follow?
During the show's development stages, was there ever consideration of making the show a more standalone show in general? Or of making more two-part episodes that tackle a single standalone/arc plotline?
Or conversely, having multiple ongoing plots unfold over the course of one episode without resolution, leading to a cliffhanger ending and necessitating more episodes to bring everything to an end (I think it's referred to as the 'flexi-narrative' structure)?
Has there ever been any pressure (from the network, DC or outside forces) to de-serialize the show and make more standalone episodes that don't connect to the main arc of the season at all?
Do you ever feel that having only 22-minutes to tell a story hurts the quality of an episode, or forces you to rush through material?
Do you know pretty much every major plot beat of the season when you started writing the episodes or are certain key plot points figured out along the way?
Have you ever been in a situation where you decided to take the main story in a bit of different direction and so had to go back you to earlier episodes and re-write them to make sure everything fits together seamlessly?
Given that the first season so far has begun many different plot points, can we expect all of them to be resolved by the end of the first season or will certain threads carry over to next season and beyond? In other words, are the arcs self-contained or will they span multiple seasons?
In the future, please NUMBER your questions.
1. I think it's the best of both worlds to have coherent stand-alone adventures (great yarns) that still forward an overall arc. That way anyone can enter at any time and pick up what's going on.
1a. I pitch my shows as "Episodic but Sequential" because that's how I prefer to work. No one's forcing me to do it this way.
5. Not to rush, but we almost always feel like we're leaving out things that would add richness to stories and characters. I'd love to do hour episodes, which is NOT the same as doing two-parters.
6. We work it all out in advance.
7. Occasionally, we go back and adjust little details here and there.
8. Almost everything is on-going. But I hope episode 26 left everyone with an appropriate amount of open-ended closure. Also some things will be addressed in our companion comic-book.
Dear Mr. Weisman,
Thank you for all the wonderful work you've done from Gargoyles, to Spiderman, to Young Justice. Been a fan for years.
1) From your experience, what was more enjoyable to work with? Working on a show that was completely yours to control - Gargoyles - from character development, plot, and storyline? Or Spiderman and Young Justice where the basics has already laid out?
2) Was there more pressure to succeed working on Gargoyles because it was original and the creativity was your to control? Or was there more pressure to work on an adaption on Spiderman and Young Justice because the bar has already been set?
1. They're different. Gargoyles is my baby. But in terms of the actual work, I don't think I had any more or less fun working on SpecSpidey, W.I.T.C.H. or YJ.
2. I think the pressure rises with each series, but I blame the internet more than anything inherent in the series. (I blame the internet for a lot, which is not to say I could go back to living without it.)
I have a few questions pertaining to Roy Harper.
1. Since he's 18, is he a high school senior? Or a college student?
2. What languages can he speak?
3. You metioned earlier that out of the orginal sidekicks, Roy was closest to Kaldur. What is his relationship with Robin and Kid Flash like?
4. This is more of a confirmation, actually: Artemis can speak Vietnamese, French and knows high school Spanish. Correct?
1. He graduated high school and is now taking a year off.
2. English, obviously. Otherwise, I'm not sure.
3. Cordial and friendly. Even fraternal.
4. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
Hey Greg, so I was up late watching Conan (This is going somewhere I promise) and I saw that he had gone to the studios to make himself into a superhero and then he was put into the show as a little parody. Did you have anything to do with that? It was very good humor.
I had just a TINY bit to do with it. I kibbitzed. That's all.
1. My first question: How old is Zat-
2. My real question: In the episode Alpha Male, The Brain makes a comment about Captain Marvel having Achilles' courage, and states that it would have been better if he had his invulnerability instead. Was this a reference to the "Trials of Shazam" mini-series, where Achilles' courage was in fact swapped with his near invulnerability?
Thanks for your time!
1. Why, you little-- Oh. Never mind.
2. Nope. Haven't read that one. But it is something that struck me years ago.
Hello Greg! Thanks so much for the great show! It's currently my favorite on tv and solely responsible for getting me back into comics again so DC should give you guys a cut of all those DC comics I buy now. Homefront has been my favorite episode but loved Schooled (for rewatchability) and all the rest too. Anyway a few questions!
1. I think the motorcycle Zatanna rode in Secrets (that was consequently blown up)was Robin's. A. Can you confirm this? B. Did she ask permission? C. Does Robin know it's fate? D. Will this be addressed in the comic or mentioned later? (I thought it would be mentioned in Misplaced, that's why I waited before asking this.)
2.A. Do you guys have any plans to attend New York Comic Con this year? B. If so, will there be a Young Justice panel? (I want to go to one and live on the East Coast so entirely selfish!)
3.A. Do you have any say or input on the type of merchandise that gets put out? B. If we fans have requests or suggestions is there someone/somewhere you can point us? (I want something other than Action figures. A mug, keychains, or a magnet set would be nice...heck! Even t-shirts!)
4. Are Superman and Batman best friends in this universe? (Sorry if this one is already answered, I did go to the archives but only got so far!)
That's all I can think of while I got you! Thanks for your time and great show~! I totally love Robin, Wally, and their bromance and look forward to more with them along with the rest of this great cast I fall more and more in love with! Billy! Zatanna! NUUU!
Oh, also wanted to mention I'd totally throw my excitement behind any podcast, youtube vids, or commentary you happened to do for the episodes!
1a. I honestly don't remember.
1b. I'd think she'd ask permission, but she is a bit mischievous.
1c. You're assuming it's his bike. I'm not confirming that.
1d. No, I have no plans to address this. Our guys live dangerous lives and do dangerous work. Batman supplies the bikes. I'm sure he knows that a little property damage is part of the gig. A bike is replaceable. Lives are not.
2a. Not that I know of. If that changes, I'll announce it here.
2b. Don't know.
3a. Say? No. Input? Yes.
3b. I wouldn't even know whom to point you to. Maybe Warner Bros. Consumer Products?
4. They're good friends. I don't know about best friends.
Hi Greg, just watched "Misplaced." I thought it was a great episode!
1. Why were the faces of The Light not "lighted-out" at the end of the episode, the way they were in their first appearances?
2. Was Sportsmaster's getaway driver the Riddler?
3. Do the five evil wizards featured in "Misplaced" all have different specialties and, if so, what are they?
4. It seemed like Zatara was unaware that Billy Batson was Captain Marvel. Is this true, and if so, did anyone else on the League know about Captain Marvel's secret identity prior to the events of this episode?
5. The Team didn't send out a signal asking other under-18 heroes to join them. Are they aware of other young heroes, specifically Rocket? Is the Justice League? (Seems like if the Justice League knows Icon, they probably know of Rocket)
Anyway, thanks so much for a great and for taking time to answer fans questions.
1. They were communicating with people who already knew their identities.
2. No, but Riddler's getaway driver was Sportsmaster.
3. I'm sure to some degree they do, but I haven't worked them all out. But Blackbriar Thorn is a druid. Felix Faust is an alchemist. Wotan is an immortal Viking sorcerer (at least in his latest incarnation. Klarion is a Lord of Chaos. Wizard is a wizard.
4. Only Batman.
5. I'd guess they were aware of Rocket's existence. But Rocket and the Atlantean heroes were also busy. They were on their own. (The rest you probably know by now.)
Hi Greg. Just curious, but if you HAD to diagnose Bruce Wayne with a mental illness, what would you diagnose him with?
A. I wouldn't.
B. I'm not qualified to do so, even if I were so inclined.
Is new york close to Metropolis?
Will we ever know what superboy was doing in Metropolis in schooled?(i thought it would be in the comics)
1. Fairly close.
2. He was hoping to see Superman.
1. What is Artemis trained in besides archery and martial arts?
2. What are Artemis's parents day jobs?
1. Her father made sure she had experience with a variety of weapons and fighting styles. Strategy, ruthlessness, etc. were also on the agenda.
2. Paula's currently on disability. Crusher's day job is as enforcer for the Light.
Hey Mr Weisman!
1. Is Zatanna's Mum dead?
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Hi, a fun question about Misplaced:
What do you think happened to pregnant women or babies that were being born during the split dimensions?
Just to make you think :)
It depends on Klarion.
YOUNG JUSTICE Episode #26 ("Auld Acquaintance") Credits:
Young Justice Theme and Music By
Casting & Voice Direction
Starring The Voices Of
Lacey Chabert as Zatanna
Crispin Freeman as Red Arrow
Kittie as Rocket
Stephanie Lemelin as Artemis
Jesse McCartney as Robin
Danica McKellar as Miss Martian
Nolan North as Superboy, Superman
Khary Payton as Aqualad
Jason Spisak as Kid Flash
Thom Adcox as Klarion
Jeff Bennett as Red Tornado/John Smith
Nick Chinlund as Sportsmaster
Oded Fehr as Ra's al Ghul
Miguel Ferrer as Vandal Savage
Bruce Greenwood as Batman
Vanessa Marshall as Black Canary
Based On DC Comics Characters
Batman Created By
Superman Created By
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
Miss Martian Created By
Geoff Johns and Tony Daniel
Zatanna Created By
Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson
Klarion Created by
Assistant Production Manager
Lead Character Design
BG Key Design
Charles E. Drost, III
Animation Timing Director
James Tim Walker
R. Michel Lyman
Ink & Paint
Main Title Animation
MOI Animation, Inc.
Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor
Mark A. Keatts
Post Production Manager
Dialogue Recording Studio
Recording Machine Operator
Jeff O. Collins
Post Production Sound Services
Audio Circus, Inc.
MOI Animation, Inc.
Young-Soo Yoo (Director)
Byoung-Ryul Kim (Director)
Gyu-Han Yoo (Director)
Executive In Charge Of Music
Business And Legal Affairs
John Michael Beach
Joulene St. Catherine
Executive in Charge of Production
Executives In Charge Of Production For Cartoon Network
Brian E. S. Jones
This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States of America and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication, copying, distribution, exhibition or use may result in civil and/or criminal prosecution.
Â© 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Country of first publication United States Of America
YOUNG JUSTICE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and Â© DC Comics.
Warner Bros Animation Inc. is the author of this film/motion picture for the purposes of Article 15 (2) of the Berne Convention and all national laws giving effect thereto.
There are, as always, a bunch of people who ALSO helped out but don't receive credits on screen for various (legal and precedent) reasons.
A handful (in no particular order) include...
Curtis Koller - Talent Coordinator
Eric Lewis, CAS - Dialogue Sound Mixer
Chris Eaton - Assistant Engineer
Otis Van Osten - Sound Supervisor
Ron Salaises - Sound Effects editor
Carlos Sanches - Re-Recording Mixer
Stacy Michaels - Foley Mixer
Alex Ulrich - Foley Walker
John Wells - Research
Aris Katsaris - Atlantean Translator
I know I'm probably forgetting some folks, and I REALLY apologize! If you send me a reminder, I'll pimp you in another post!