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RobinFan writes...

Hi, Greg. I have 2 questions.
1. Why did you decided not to give Superboy Tactile TK (not that I'm complaining)?
2. Was the original Kid Flash named Wally or Wallace?

Greg responds...

1. Why would we?

2. Am I named Gregory or Greg? Both.

Response recorded on June 21, 2017

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Jonathan Samuel Kent Son of Superman writes...

Hello good day
I have a question
The animated films
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
Happen in the universe of Young Justice ie are they canon for young justice? That's all greetings and sorry for my english is not my first language

Greg responds...

No. See my previous answer to your question about other films. None of the DC Animated Universe and/or the more recent DC Animated direct to DVD movies are canon for YJ. NONE.

(I'm hoping you didn't post thirty of these questions.)

Response recorded on June 21, 2017

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Anonim writes...

I MEAN CAT FAN! IT WAS A MISTAKE!

Greg responds...

Got it.

Response recorded on June 21, 2017

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Anonim writes...

Artemis was said she is not a car fan in season 1 but in season 2 she became Tigress. Did she changed her mind or it was becose she is Tigers in DC comics?

Greg responds...

I'm assuming "car" is a typo for "cat."

And don't take the banter too seriously. Artemis is clearly a dog person and not a cat person when it comes to actual pets. But mostly she was just talking smack with Cheshire, (as I recall).

But that doesn't mean she wouldn't take the name Tigress.

Response recorded on June 21, 2017

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Fangirl writes...

In one question you was said that Artemis and Wally wasn't officially engaged. Is that mean they have planned to get marry or it was verbal agreement for when they are ready?

Greg responds...

All I meant was, they were not engaged. I think long-term both thought of the relationship as long-term. But they were still young enough that marriage wasn't really on their radar yet. They weren't even through college.

Response recorded on June 21, 2017

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Jonathan Samuel Kent Son of Superman writes...

Hello good day
I have a question

The animated films Justice League: Doom and Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
Happen in the universe of Young Justice ie are they canon for young justice? That's all greetings and sorry for my english is not my first language

Greg responds...

No.

Here's a list of the complete YJ Canon:

YOUNG JUSTICE (Season One) - 26 episodes (101-126)

YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION (Season Two) - 20 episodes (201-220)

YOUNG JUSTICE LEGACY video game - including Red Arrow's journal

YOUNG JUSTICE compantion comic book series - 27 issues (0-25 plus a free comic book day story)
--All of those issues (except for the free comic book day issue) have been collected in four trade paperbacks:
--*YOUNG JUSTICE, VOLUME ONE (collects 0-6)
--*YOUNG JUSTICE, VOLUME TWO: TRAINING DAY (collects 7-13)
--*YOUNG JUSTICE, VOLUME THREE: CREATURE FEATURES (collects 14-19)
--*YOUNG JUSTICE, VOLUME FOUR: INVASION (collects 20-25)

That's it. Period. Nothing else is canon to our series until Season Three (i.e. YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS) hits the air (or until we get more comics).

Response recorded on June 20, 2017

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Fallenlegend writes...

Hey Greg I saw you mentioned in to different occasions that how strong Captain Marvel was depended on whether or not we were talking about season 1 or 2. I especulate that he might have shared his powers with Mary Bromfield and/or Freddy Freeman. The fact those two have powers is something you've confirmed.

So my questions are:

1.-What made Captain Marvel stronger or weaker in those two seasons?
2.- Was he stronger/faster in season 1 or season 2.
3.-How strong and fast is he compared to superman during season 2?
4.-Is Captain Marvel more resistant to magic than Superman? I ask because traditionally he has been more resistant while superman has been more vulnerable to magic . I wonder if this applies to earth 16 too.

Thank you Greg and congrats for getting young justice back.

Greg responds...

1. No spoilers.

2. No spoilers.

3. "See, now, the Hulk is more powerful because the madder he gets, the stronger he gets. But the Thing can still beat him if he keeps his wits about him."

4. Cap aside, I've never understood this Superman is more vulnerable to magic thing. The point is that Superman isn't INvulnerable to magic. But he's no more vulnerable than you or I.

Response recorded on June 20, 2017

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R.A Karthik Prasad writes...

Hey Greg,

This is a long shot but- Earlier in December 2016, you asked fans to buy more Young Justice comic books so the publishers will green light a new Comic book series on Young Justice.
Can we expect new Young Justice comics this year? or is DC at least considering a new series?
If the moderators decide to show you this, thanks for reading and much thanks for Young Justice.

Greg responds...

DC is, I think, considering it. But I've got no news yet. So keep buying those comics!!!

Response recorded on June 20, 2017

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Somebody writes...

Did Sportsmaster wanted a son (someone who will be next Sportsmaster if he die, retire and etc)? Does he care of gender?

Greg responds...

I doubt he cared. Doubt it would have made much of a difference to him. And that's assuming that he really wanted to have children at all.

Response recorded on June 19, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

Just curious, was Garfield Logan born in Qurac on Earth-16, or did he move there sometime after his birth, before "Images"?

Greg responds...

No spoilers.

Response recorded on June 19, 2017

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Just a girl writes...

When Did Jade found Out that Wally was dead?
Did she tried to comfort Artemis afterwards?
Did she at least talked to Her?

Greg responds...

1. I'm not going to nail down a specific time or timeframe outside the context of a story. That would be a spoiler

2. Nor am I going to relate details of the encounter. That would also be a spoiler.

3. But, yes, I think you can take it for granted that at some point they spoke and the subject came up.

Response recorded on June 19, 2017

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c.r writes...

hi greg! first, i'd like to say that young justice means a lot to me. it's gotten me through some hard times and often when i'm upset my mom will just put young justice on to try to calm me down. it often works!
so i have a few questions. i hope you can answer them, but if you can't, that's alright.
1) how well do you think you handled having such a larger cast in s2 (than in s1)? do you wish you'd had more time to focus on the characters or are you satisfied with how it turned out?
2) did the robins(+batgirls, possibly) go through about as much training as they did in the comics (pre-52, at least)?
3) how much inspiration do you take from each iteration of dc (rebirth, new 52, preboot, etc)?
4) how did you/your team make the changes from comic versions of the YJ characters to your own versions (in personality, backstory, etc)?
thank you! : )

Greg responds...

1. Both.

2. You're making it sound like (pre-New 52) there was a ton of consistency in the comics. There wasn't. Suffice it to say, they all received extensive (and on-going) training.

3. We take inspiration from all over the place, but in the end, we try to get down to the core truths about any given character.

4. I'm not sure what you mean by "how".

Response recorded on June 19, 2017

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Jack Carpenter writes...

1) So aside from Spider-Man and Young Justice, are there any other comic properties you'd love to adapt?

2) Which one would you like to have the chance to do most?

Greg responds...

1. Yes.

2. I'm so not picky.

Response recorded on June 16, 2017

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Blanchett writes...

Is Miss Martian's race an older race than the human race ?

Greg responds...

Where are you dating the start of the human race?

Response recorded on June 16, 2017

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Just a girl writes...

1)When Did kaldur learned to speak english?
2)Who taught him?
I'm sorry if this have been asked before

Greg responds...

1. He learned the basics in school. But until you're out of the water, it's difficult to really learn how to speak it.

2. Teachers, and then Aquaman.

Response recorded on June 16, 2017

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Marvelman writes...

I noticed someone else asked a question about doing YJ stories that require a more mature rating. In this case, the poster wanted more brutal fight scenes. I don't have much sympathy with his desire for more violence, but it did make me wonder about something else: are there specific instances in which you would have liked to have told on YJ but couldn't because of the limitations of the target audience?

For example, I thought it was rather clever what you did in "Disordered." Personally, as a 49 year old, I wouldn't have minded an entire episode of them talking to Black Canary in therapy, but the reality is that your target audience wouldn't have much patience for that, and you probably couldn't have sold the idea to Cartoon Network either. You came up with an intelligent compromise of having the team's therapy sessions inter-cut with Superboy's adventures with the Forever People.

1) Are there other instances in which you had to come up with creative solutions to making an otherwise unpalatable story palatable to your intended audience? Can you think of some examples and what the work-arounds might have been?

2) And, are there still other stories that you wanted to tell but couldn't at all because of the network or because they wouldn't have interested your audience? For example, you probably couldn't produce an episode that was entirely a slice-of-life episode without an action element because that's your audience tunes in for. Have you ever wanted to do an episode like that on YJ?

3) Will the third season have the same content restrictions placed upon it as previous seasons? Or, will you have more liberty with your creative choices?

Greg responds...

I wouldn't say the "limitations of the target audience" but I would say the limitations of those who are nervous in seats of power.

But your example doesn't hold water for me. "Disordered" was told the way Brandon and I wanted to tell it. There was no compromise for our audience.

1. Your question is based on a faulty premise. I'm not really sure how to address it.

I suppose we hinted at Red Arrow's heroin addiction, as opposed to depicting it. Added in a metaphorical layer about his addiction to searching for the Original Roy, without negating the possibility that over that time he had also slipped into substance abuse.

On another completely different topic, we were aware that we could not depict LGBTQ relationships either. But that doesn't mean we don't have LGBTQ characters. You strive to write with consistency even toward those elements that you're not allowed to discuss.

2. 100% slice of life? No. I like the mix and the counterpoint.

3. I'm not commenting on the third season at all.

Response recorded on June 16, 2017

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April writes...

Forgive the intrusion but I was directed here.

To be quick: can you offer any information about Preston Vogel? Biographical wise I mean.

Thanks

Greg responds...

No intrustion, but...

Beyond what's in the show?

Nope

I'm not offering spoilers, and I'm not going to sit here and write out a bio for you. Do you have a specific question?

Have you tried the ASK GREG archives on the character? Maybe your question or questions were already answered:

http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/archives.php?lid=560

http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/archives.php?lid=98

Response recorded on June 16, 2017

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Kalev Tait writes...

You've said that you are never going to do another Kickstarter.
1. Does this mean you intend to never use crowdfunding as a source of funding something personal again, or specifically just the kickstarter platform is a no-go?
2. Can you elaborate as to why you will not do Kickstarter again?
3. If someone else (a group of dedicated fans) were to manage a kickstarter on your behalf (for something you either already hold the rights to, something that does not yet exist or something whoes rights are in the public domain), would you consider working within that arrangement?

Greg responds...

1. Both.

2. A successful Kickstarter campaign is 100% dependent on one's own contacts. If I had know that my only route to success was to - in essence - beg personal friends and family for money, I never would have done it. And I'm certainly not going to do it again.

3. Managing a Kickstarter is indeed a pain in the butt. But that wasn't the issue. The issue is how something gets funded and by whom. My fans and followers, and I have a considerable amount, did not contribute enough to fund my Kickstarter. A handful of relatives put me over the top. LOTS OF PEOPLE DID CONTRIBUTE, and I'm very grateful to all of them. And I don't feel entitled to the money of those members of my fanbase who did not contribute. That's fine. But Kickstarter creates the impression that they bring investors to you. That was 95% not the case. Maybe 98%. And, then, added to that, it's been a huge hassle. And I'm still not done. Though I'm very close.

Response recorded on June 16, 2017

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NoOneSpecial writes...

1). How did Cheshire recognise Artemins as her sister in Infiltrator? I realise that must sound like a very redundant question, but technically Artemis was wearing a mask when they met, and you've said before in previous posts that this a universe where a pair of glasses or goggles is enough to hide ones identity, regardless of practicality. So how did Cheshire figure out that it was her sister underneath the mask?

2). Here's another thing, Artemis puts on the Glamour Charm so that no one would recognise her as Tigress, but with regards to the whole mask thing, wouldn't she still be unrecognisable to everyone, even her own team, by simply wearing her Tigress mask? In Summit, when Ra's reveals her, she wasn't wearing her mask. But say that she was to wear the mask and someone removes the charm, they still wouldn't be able to tell who she was. Not nesscessarily a question, just an observation

3). When Artemis went undercover as Tigress, did she take on a fake civilian name as well? If so, what was it? Or did everyone just know her simply by Tigress? Did they cook up a false background for her as well? Seems unlikely that Manta would allow Kaldur to appoint some unknown villain as his right hand without some assurances.

4). Since Black Canary was providing therapy for the Team and the abductees, does mean she actually has some kind of degree in counselling or psychology by the start of Season 1?

5). Do the memorials of fallen heroes include their real names, or does it just list them as their hero name? For example, does the one for Jason simply call him Robin or Jason Todd or both? Technically if Tim were to die and he's gets a memorial, they would have two Robins memorials. Do the memorials also include their date of birth and deaths as well?

Greg responds...

1. Fighting style, if you like, added to build, voice, etc.

2. I see your point. But Tigress was LIVING on Manta's ship. Plenty of people saw her without her mask. And even with Ra's, when her hair changed color, I think it would have raised suspicions that would have led to an unmasking.

3. She had all she needed.

4. She has training.

5. You saw what you saw. There's no text at all. And the two Robins (or three, if you include Dick) don't look that much alike side-by-side, especially since this is a private memorial for the benefit of people who knew the dead well.

Response recorded on June 16, 2017

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Marvelman writes...

1) For some reason, I can't get into stage productions of Shakespeare, but if you put Shakespeare on the screen, I usually love it. I don't understand this. Could it be that film and television have made my imagination lazy? Thoughts?

2) I know King Lear is supposed to be the pinnacle of the Shakespearean oeuvre, but I just can't get into it. Lear is such a jerk that I can't get past it! It's like asking me to sympathize with Donald Trump! Thoughts?

Greg responds...

1. I have no answers for you. I love Shakespeare on stage. LOVE IT.

2. I don't know what you expect me to say. I disagree. But I can't make you love Lear. Perhaps try to imagine a backstory for him. In any case, just in terms of language alone, he's lightyears more interesting than Trump.

Response recorded on June 16, 2017

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Marvelman writes...

Jason Spisak recently teased: "A tiny taste of Wally from the new #TTJudasContract movie for those who can't wait for #YJSeason3!"

I just wanted to say that even if this is reliable, I'm not taking anything for granted. This could mean anything, right? It doesn't mean you're resurrecting Wally. For all we know, Wally could just appear in a flashback.

Greg responds...

I not only won't confirm or deny that Wally is coming back, I won't even confirm or deny that he's appearing in flashback, or confirm or deny that Jason Spisak is in any way involved with Season Three.

Response recorded on June 15, 2017

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Marvelman writes...

You recently responded to another poster who sent you his review of YJ season 1. Your response made me question what the point of doing something like that might be. I mean... I understand the poster probably wants to feel that his opinion matters, but what kind of response could he or she possibly expect from you? Did he think you were going to agree with him? Was there ever a chance that you were going to say, "You have made some excellent points, and I will take them into account as I am writing season 3"?

So, my question is: does audience feedback or reviews ever effect how you YJ in even a general way?

Greg responds...

Nope. Doesn't mean they don't have the right to express them. But Brandon and I have to follow our passions and instincts. Have to. We can't let either praise or criticism effect our plans. For starters, for every person who likes something, there's bound to be someone who hates it and vice versa. All we can do is write the show we want to see - and pray that enough people like our work to make it successful.

Response recorded on June 15, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

You often say that ideas minus their execution are subject to unfair second guessing and that you've learned this the hard way. Can you share the specifics of this realization? What story did you share that brought this about?

Greg responds...

Lots of Gargoyles stuff. The first thing that comes to mind is Nashville's name. But there were all sorts of things.

Response recorded on June 15, 2017

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Conway writes...

I'm just curious, but would the clone of someone share the same sexuality? Just for pure example, if the Original Roy Harper was purely heterosexual, then would that automatically mean Clone Roy Harper and Clone Jim Harper are purely heterosexual? (I'm not asking for spoilers about anyone's actual sexuality, just trying to understand just how far cloning goes.)

Also, we know Jim and Roy look alike (even Superboy noticed), and since then they've discovered they're actually clones. Does this mean that Roy will eventually look exactly like Jim when he's older? Since Jim is technically just an aged-up Roy Harper.

Greg responds...

I'd think that their orientation would remain the same generally. But I haven't researched such things, and I'd want to before answering definitively. Also, clones can be manipulated in all sorts of ways. For example, Roy may or may not age to look EXACTLY like Jim, depending on things like diet, excercise and whether or not Jim's matrix was manipulated before he hatched.

Response recorded on June 15, 2017

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LooLoo writes...

Hi Greg, I have a question about traditional gargoyle culture and lifestyle--that is, their culture/lifestyle as it existed before being exposed to a ton of human interaction and influence. I realize these details likely vary from clan to clan and from century to century, but for instance, the Wyvern clan.

How might the Wyvern clan have lived prior to forming its alliance with the humans who then built the castle? We get some sense of this in the series: communal, leader and second, etc. But:

1. Aside from the rookery, would the area where the clan lived have contained some structures or shelter of any kind that the gargoyles built?

2. Would there be areas designated for certain functions (like, a place where food is prepared and cooked -- assuming they'd cook food), or would the area they occupied be more fluid in how they used it?

3. Did the clan always stay in a certain area, or would they move around at all to different areas, depending on time or year or something?

4. Aside from the leader and second, were there any other specific jobs within the clan, for instance people whose responsibility was the hunt, or would everyone sort of participate in all clan activities?

5. Related to this, in what ways did the clan's lifestyle/behaviors change after they formed the alliance and the castle was built? I imagine, even if the humans were at first very enthusiastic about their new gargoyles allies, there must have been some culture shock (on both of their parts) with having to share the same space and live together.

Thank you for your time!

Greg responds...

1. No.

2. Tend toward the fluid, I'd think. But I'm sure habits become traditions over time.

3. Clan life centered around Wyvern Hill, but they hunted, etc., all around the vicinity.

4. Warriors were also hunters. And every gargoyle was a warrior first, though some had other interests. Desdemona, for example, was spiritual, the closest thing they had to a Warrior-Priestess.

5. I think you can see most of this in our pilot.

Response recorded on June 15, 2017

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Harry writes...

I noticed that there's been a lot of questions being asked on here about LGBT characters, whether they be homophobic or not. Not really a question but i hope you don't feel annoyed by them

Greg responds...

Well, I'm always annoyed by homophobia. Though I don't recall getting much of that here. (Twitter, on the other hand...) But I've got no problem with LGBTQ questions, as long as they're not (a) trying to suggest ideas or (b) asking for spoilers.

Response recorded on June 14, 2017

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Jason writes...

Haha i noticed your didn't answer questions for a few days after March 3rd, and then very few until March 8th. Am i correct to assume you were playing ,or by the time you see this, played the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild? Its mighty amazing.

Greg responds...

No. I'm not a gamer. At all.

Response recorded on June 14, 2017

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Just an ordinary YJ fan writes...

Dear Greg Weisman
I just want to say thank you, Young Justice is a very special show for me personally, it means more to me then anyone will ever know. You must get a lot of people asking you to incorporate their ideas into YJS3 but i just want to say, don't listen to them. i know that sounds weird, but it was you and your team that made YJ so special. Please don't give into the fans demands even if you think it might boost YJ popularity or you think it's what the people want. Go with your instincts, that's what makes YJ so unique.
I wish you the best of luck, be well and thank you again.

Greg responds...

Thanks. But I never listen to outside ideas. For starters, I'm not allowed to, legally. And Brandon and I have to always go with our gut, anyway.

Response recorded on June 14, 2017

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Marvelman writes...

It is a little early to ask this question, but I'm going to ask it anyways. It was you who recommended that fans re-watch YJ on Netflix over and over again to bring it back. There has been no word yet as to where YJ season 3 will be broadcast, but if it is Netflix or some other streaming service, does the same principle hold for getting a season 4? That is, the more we watch and re-watch season 3 the better our chances will be of getting a season 4?

Greg responds...

It's since been announced that we will be on a DC streaming service -with more details to come. But, yes, obviously, if folks want a season four, they need to watch the hell out of Season Three (Young Justice: Outsiders) and help spread the word so that as many people as possible watch as many times as possible. Thanks for asking!

Response recorded on June 14, 2017

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Risu writes...

Congratulations and big relief on Season 3 of Young Justice, Greg!
It's not really a question, but it's still important to me so I'm sending this anyway...
I'm a fresh new fan and wouldn't even know about the series if it wasn't for so many favorable opinions on the internet. When approaching the series, I must admit I was VERY sceptical since I wasn't really fond of DC as a child. And really quickly I got proven wrong, and got hooked on. The characters (and God I cherish all their designs and diversity! Plus you rarely get to see so many freckled characters in cartoons, kudos) are so lovable and charming I got legit pissed that sometimes 'threat of the day' got in the way of 'regular life' struggles.
There's just to wish for more of slice of life moments and heroes just casually hanging out, that'd be cool. Looking forward to seeing what else you got in store, good luck

Greg responds...

We'll do our best. Thanks!

Response recorded on June 14, 2017

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Luke Wood writes...

Hi Greg. Just wanted to let you know how happy I am about season 3. Every time I feel down nowadays the thought that YJ season 3 is a thing that is actually happening always cheers me up.

Greg responds...

Me too!

Response recorded on June 12, 2017

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Kalev Tait writes...

I discovered you weren't on Twitter any more, which led me to ask a few questions on here, which led me to thinking about YJ, which led me to rewatching it all, again.

I'm on Revelation, and near the beginning of the episode Aqualad and Robin are talking about how they know the Superboy and Miss Martian are a couple. Wally and Artemis walk in, and Robin asks "Do we tell them?"

First time through I assumed he was asking 'Do we tell them that Superboy and Miss Martian are a couple', but now I'm wondering if it might have been 'Do well tell them that THEY are a couple'. Was this ambiguity intentional?

Greg responds...

I'll never tell.

Response recorded on June 12, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

Hey Greg,
I know you said there was a possibility for a new video game to be made in 2014. Has there been any new talk about making one? Or is it still just a maybe?
Thanks!

Greg responds...

What property are we talking about?

Response recorded on June 02, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

Did you know that some gargoyles TPBs are being sold up to $500 on Amazon? Is this even legal?

Greg responds...

Resales are legal.

Response recorded on June 02, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

Hey Greg,
I know you said that there were no paperback copies left for the Young Justice series. Is there a possibility that some more might be made in the future?

Greg responds...

Anything's possible.

Response recorded on June 02, 2017

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anon writes...

Hey, following up from a question from years ago. Someone mentioned that you said Starfire was a character that you were thinking about for season 3 and you replied asking when you ever said that. You said it in this interview with GamerFitNation at the 8:24 mark https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YQnptAVvcVs

Greg responds...

Starfire has always been on our list. Raven too. Cyborg. Etc. All the obvious teen heroes. Given enough time and episodes/issues, etc., we'll get to literally all of them in one way or another. No promises of when or in what season.

Response recorded on June 02, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

Are you able to give any type of production update on YJ season 3 like you did back in the day? I saw that Phil has been doing designs for the season on IG.

Greg responds...

I don't know what "IG" is...

And, no. WB has imposed an info-embargo for the time being. All I can say is that we are all happily plugging along. We've assembled a stellar team of folks from Seasons One and Two and folks who are new to the series. I'm tremendously excited about the stories we're breaking, etc. Really, it's all good. I'm so thrilled to be back working on YJ again.

Response recorded on June 02, 2017

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Anonim writes...

Hi Greg!I really love Young Justice. My favorite character is Artemis and her family is really cool. She and Wally are the best couple XD! Actually he is my favorite too. I ship them. Now the question:

1 When her family find out she and Wally are/were dating? I mean a few days or weeks after new years kiss? How they react?

2 Did Cheshire crack whit her little sister about it?

Thanks for take tame on my questions. Congrats about season 3! I can't wait to see it! 😁

Greg responds...

1. By "her family," do you mean Paula? If so, not long after. And I imagine she reacted positively. Wally and Paula got along well, generally.

2. I'll leave that to your imagination for now. I doubt Cheshire was surprised.

Response recorded on June 02, 2017

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Michael writes...

So thrilled Young Justice is finally being revived. Hopefully, this season will be a bigger success than Season One and Two combined and be renewed for a fourth season.

1. When Young Justice was still airing on Cartoon Network, you said that you got along with the people there. But why on earth did they give the show random hiatuses in both seasons with no explanation given? Were they purposely trying to kill the show? Did Warner Bros. play a role in this?

2. Khary Payton stated in an interview that the box-office bombing of the Green Lantern movie eventually led to the cancellation of Young Justice. Can you confirm this?

3. Is there going to be a trailer for Season 3 this year?

Greg responds...

1. I honestly don't know. Those were all decisions made far above my pay grade.

2. Well. No. I can't. I think it caused some problems. Green Lantern toys languished on the shelf. That effected Mattel's decisions about toys for their entire DC license. And that hurt us, certainly. But I don't want to simplify to the extent you're implying.

3. I dunno.

Response recorded on June 02, 2017

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Kalev Tait writes...

Whew, finally finished an archive crawl regarding Lex Luthor to make sure this hasn't been asked before...

Anyhow, I know this is toeing the line as far as NO SPOILERS goes, but you answered a similar question regarding Aunt May.

What is the 'core truth' of Lex Luthor, and how did you interpret this in YJ?

Greg responds...

I don't know about SPOILERS, but this definitely falls into the category of what's on screen is what you get. But I'll give it a bit of a shot.

This isn't, of course, the Lex Luthor I grew up with. I grew up with something closer to Mad Scientist Lex. But the character has undergone a real sea-change since those days. The newer version (which is at least thirty years old at this point) is a sophisticated and smooth wheeler-dealer. Our version is ALSO a brilliant scientist, but you'd never know it given what we've put on screen. He's also a captain of industry. Very unflappable. He is Man and his resources at a pinnacle as an opposite number to Superman and his powers. He's someone that Superman can't punch, which makes him more dangerous than all of Superman's other opponents put together.

Response recorded on June 02, 2017

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Honor writes...

What inspired you to create Young Justice?

Greg responds...

Okay, for starters, I didn't 'create' Young Justice.

BRANDON VIETTI and I adapted Young Justice, based on the DC UNIVERSE. The "inspiration" was our boss at Warner Bros Animation, Sam Register, telling us to do it.

Response recorded on May 25, 2017

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Christopher writes...

Since Demona is still around as of the Gargoyles 2198 spinoff, that means MacBeth is still around as well. I know you won't discuss any actual plans for the character (SPOILERS!), but can you tell us if you had specific plans for him? Or did the outline for 2198 not get that far?

Greg responds...

I have plans for everyone and everything.

Response recorded on May 25, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

1. If clone Roy is a stay at home dad, does Jade have a job to provide income for them? 2.Have clone Roy and Jade ever both started to wear glasses (not shades) at any point after the real Roy found?

Greg responds...

No spoilers.

Response recorded on May 25, 2017

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Connor writes...

Hey Greg, How's life?

Anyway, I'm curious to know if any of the team (from YJ) can play any musical instruments? (Any generation of the team).

Thanks for being awesome.

Greg responds...

I'm sure a few can. I haven't thought about it.

Response recorded on May 25, 2017

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M writes...

You once said that M'gann Is not close to any of her siblings.
1)not even with her white brother?
2)that means that she doesn't love them or miss them At all? Does she miss her parents?
3)Did her siblings (or her mother) ever rejected her or they respect each other because they are family?
4)Does her family knows about her status of hero on earth? Are they proud of Her?

Greg responds...

Did I say that? I mean, did I say that exactly? Or are you paraphrasing? In any case, everything's relative (pun intended).

1. She is relatively close to him.

2. It doesn't mean that. She loves her siblings - all of them, and her parents. She misses them (or most of them) too. But she feels her life is on Earth. Also, don't assume she hasn't been back to Mars.

3. No spoilers.

4. Yes.

4a. Responses vary, but most are proud of her.

Response recorded on May 25, 2017

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Matthew the Dragon knight writes...

Dear Greg, I just wanted to say I'm wishing luck to you and everyone involved with young Justice season 3.
I wanted to ask who are your top 4 favorite robins, and what you like about them.

Greg responds...

Geez, top 4 Robins. How many are there? Dick, Jason, Tim, Stephanie, Damien and Carrie, if you count Dark Knight. Harper, if you count Bluebird, right? Throw in a Bat-Girl and some Batgirls, and you've got Bette, Barbara, Cassandra and Stephanie again. Then Batwoman's Kate. Nightwing's Dick again. Bette again with Flamebird. Barbara again with Oracle. Stephanie again with Spoiler. Luke. Batwing. Ace the Bat-hound. Bat-mite. Cassandra's Orphan. Azrael. Even Clayface. Wow, when you count 'em up, Batman's a protogee machine, isn't he?

And I'm sure I'm leaving some out.

Response recorded on May 23, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

I felt sorry for Billy/Captain Marvel in "Secrets." I imagine that being a superhero doesn't leave him a lot of time to have friends his own age. I'd like to know... After the team learned Captain Marvel's true identity, were they more accepting and understanding of Captain Marvel/Billy desire to "hang" with them?

Greg responds...

I'd like to think so.

But Billy does have friends of his own, too.

Response recorded on May 23, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

When the Injustice League attacked, what happened to the victims of Joker toxin? Did they die or were they cured? Does an antidote to Joker toxin exist? Who made it?

Greg responds...

I'll leave that to your imagination.

Response recorded on May 22, 2017

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Anon writes...

What are your thoughts on the return of Samurai Jack?

Greg responds...

I'm happy for my buddy Phil LaMarr. But I haven't ever seen the show myself. That's not meant as a comment on it. I just never got around to it.

Response recorded on May 22, 2017

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Jackson writes...

Have you seen any of the following movies, and if so, can you give your thoughts on them?

1. Inside Out

2. Finding Dory

3. Big Hero 6

4. Zootopia

5. Moana

Greg responds...

1. Saw it. Liked it well enough.

2. Haven't seen it.

3. Saw it. Liked it well enough.

4. Haven't seen it.

5. Saw it. Liked it a whole lot.

Response recorded on May 22, 2017

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Just a girl writes...

This came Out of nowhere (and is a kinda stupid question) but
1)Is Jaime "jealous" because Tye spends time with Asami or Vice versa?
Or he doesn't really mind it ?
2) Does Roy's obsession (with find speedy) represents his addiction to drugs in the comics?

Greg responds...

1. I think he's good with it.

2. On one level. There's also his additction to drugs to represent his addiction to drugs. (At least in my mind.)

Response recorded on May 22, 2017

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Overseas fan writes...

Hello Mr Weisman!

I have to say, I loved your work before I even knew it was yours. I remember being bedridden with chicken pox, and obsessing over witch so much that if it wasn't on Jetix at that particular time slot I'd make my dad rent the dvds and watched those to death. It was probably the only thing that captivated my attention enough to stop me from itching myself!

Later on, when I was in Secondary school, spectacular Spider-Man started airing, and me and my brother and my dad would stop everything to go and watch it. 5:00 pm is the perfect timeslot really XD

In my final year of secondary school, during my gcses, young justice started airing. At first I only saw snippets when my brother watched it. I, uh, I didn't rate it at the time. But I was SO wrong. Me, my brother and my dad were off school two weeks earlier than my sisters and my mum, and instead of doing the chores we were supposed to we marathoned both seasons. It's ADDICTIVE as heck!

WITCH, Young Justice and Spectacular Spider-Man were all aired in the UK without much fuss, apparently not the case in the US.

And I'd just like to thank you so much for creating something that my family could bond over. And I am HYPED for the third season.

I know that you've said that the show is in pre pre production, but is there any sort of talk about an international release? Even if it's an overhead snippet, ANYTHING at all to allay my worries would be great.

Thanks so much, keep well!

Greg responds...

I'm sorry. I don't have any info on that. But I imagine it'll eventually be available.

Response recorded on May 22, 2017

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Jack Carpenter writes...

In YJ, Lex referred to Mercy as his attourney, while in previous adaptations she has always been portrayed as his driver/bodyguard (and she seems to be those here as well.)

So what all does Mercy do for Lex aside from those?

Greg responds...

Lex did NOT refer to Mercy as his attorney. Look again.

I'm not saying she's not his attorney, but there is zero evidence to support that notion.

Response recorded on May 22, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

Can you really believe young justice has been revived? Sometimes it feels like when you've woken up from an awesome dream and you're happy because of how awesome it was and how good it felt, but deep down you know it was a dream so you wanna hit the snooze button and get back to it because you're afraid that feeling will go away if you get up... but in this case it is really real!!!!! And that's what makes it so unbelievable! Three months later and I'm still so happy!

Greg responds...

It's May 22nd, as I write this, and it's still fairly surreal. Everytime we start a new part of the process or bring in an actor who worked on the show in prior seasons, it hits us all over again. It's amazingly cool, and we're having a blast.

Response recorded on May 22, 2017

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Zach writes...

First, I'm beyond excited about Season Three! Congrats!

Second, while reading the comics, something very much didn't sit right with me -- Red Torpedo/Jim Lockhart. Robots don't eat, sleep (theoretically), or need to use the bathroom. So, did Jim just not do any of that? Also, whenever he changed clothes, wouldn't he have noticed something missing down there? (Unless, T.O. Morrow added that in, I guess...) It just confused me greatly and I'd really appreciate you clearing the subject up. :)

Greg responds...

He's anatomically correct. He can eat and that product goes through him. It doesn't provide anything, but it allows him to mimic being human. He's also programmed to ignore any discrepancies.

Response recorded on May 22, 2017

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Jason writes...

How old is Jason Bard? Thanks! :)

Greg responds...

I haven't calculated that.

Response recorded on May 15, 2017

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Titus writes...

I found this on the GargsWiki http://gargwiki.net/File:Archmage%27s_time_loop.png

Did you do that? I still don't fully understand it. How did the loop start? Did the future mage pop out of thin air?

Greg responds...

I didn't make that chart, but it looks correct. And it seems pretty clear to me. It's your question that I don't fully understand.

The "future" archmage was enchanted by himself and goes back in time. From the standpoint of the original archmage, it seemed like he emerged from a portal of fire.

Watch the episodes again.

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Anonymous writes...

http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=21886

NoOneSpecial wrote... "Why was Dan Garret's beetle armour different from Jamie's?"
You responded... "Why should it have been the same?"

This was actually a good question. Jaime's armor was pretty much identical to Beetles Black and Green. All three covered their entire bodies and adapted to their bone structure and facial features. Since Black Beetle's real likeness is very humanoid looking, his and Blue's armors look almost identical.

Do the scarabs produce different armor designs from host to host. If so, then why do Blue, Black and Green have pretty much identical armors? If not, why is Dan Garrett's so different from all three? It doesn't even cover is face.

Greg responds...

Keep in mind that by the time Dan got the scarab, it had been cleansed and buried for thousands of years. He probably had scarab adapt the armor to his needs and desires.

Response recorded on May 15, 2017

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Shannon Benzon writes...

How could Megan Morse who is Miss Martian become Garfield's guardian when see she is a teenager?

Greg responds...

By the time she became his guardian, she wasn't.

Response recorded on May 08, 2017

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M writes...

Hi Greg!
After I watched "targets" I had some questions about Cheshire:
1)When did she started her assassin "career"?

1a)Was immediately after she ran away from her home?

And then I Was wondering
2)Isn't she afraid that the shadows will find her someday and kill her or her daughter? (After she betrayed them)

Sorry if I wrote something wrong,english is not my first language.
Anyway thank you for take the time for answer our questions.
P.D: can't wait for season 3.

Greg responds...

1. No spoilers.

1a. No spoilers.

2. I'd think that would be a concern. At least for her life.

Response recorded on May 08, 2017

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Gray Walker writes...

Hello! Just a few questions regarding the Block Buster and it's successor Kobra-Venom in Young Justice
The Kobra-Venom was interesting in the fact that they used it on several species. Various animals, plants and humans. Are there organic species that it can't be used on, and are there different events dependent on species?
Does Block Buster still retain any of his previous intellect or has his transformation rendered him less intelligent?
Are Mammoth and Blockbuster capable of speech?
and finally
Are the areas exposed muscle on the Kobra-Venom subjects more vulnerable than the rest of their bodies?

Greg responds...

1. What you saw is all we know.

2. He seems less intelligent to me.

3. Blockbuster doesn't seem to be. But maybe he doesn't have much to say. Mammoth never spoke BEFORE the transformation, so it's unclear.

4. They don't seem to be.

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Emily writes...

Hello again Mr. Weisman, I Just Got and read the first 6 issues of the 'Gargoyles' Comics, and here's 1 of the Curious Questions I do have related to them, though it's More like a 3 in 1 question if you don't mind

Between "Invitation Only" and "Bash" Why Does Xanatos Invite Margot Yale and her Husband to his castle? Since He surely does know that She's the Assistant District Attorney and the Adviser to the gargoyle taskforce and is Clearly Against the Gargoyles, doesn't he think it would be too risky because of the Rumors circulating that he's "harboring" the gargoyles? And Does Margot only accept the invitation to Find Proof of the rumors?

I don't know if it's just me, but she certainly seems like the kind of dirty D.A who'd take advantage of her position by any means to get what she wants

Greg responds...

There's nothing in what we've shown of Margot to indicate that she's dirty or corrupt. So I'd be careful with words like that.

I think the stated reasons given in the conversation between Xanatos and Hacker for inviting anyone would apply double to Margot in her position.

As for her showing up to snoop, clearly she didn't. She showed up to socialize with all the right people, including Judge Roebling and others. Whether or not she suspects Xanatos of harboring Gargoyles, she clearly couldn't imagine that he'd just be letting them walk around his party dressed like characters from Wizard of Oz.

Response recorded on May 08, 2017

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Seth writes...

You've stated that Quincy Hemings was born in 1900, but he was also on the White House staff since Theodore Roosevelt's administration. Was there a mistake made here or did Quincy get the job as a child? Or neither (somehow)?

Greg responds...

He was nine years old when he was first employed at the White House. Of course, he didn't have his current position back then.

Response recorded on May 08, 2017

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Zachary Marquez writes...

I have a major question for you. Greg, what do you think of the infamous animation critic Mr. Enter.

Greg responds...

Never heard of him. Which is not meant as an insult to the man. I don't get around much. Especially on the internet. Keep in mind, I'm 53 and a borderline Luddite.

Response recorded on May 05, 2017

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Lo writes...

Hello Greg! Long time fan, first time asking a question. My ask is about W.I.T.C.H. I know it's been a long time, and you've said there's things you can't remember and I completely understand that - but I thought I'd ask anyway.

I was always so invested in Cornelia and Caleb's relationship and thought it was so wonderfully well written and engaging. My questions are these:

1. Can you recall if you had a plan for them going forward into season three?

2. If so, what kind of things were going to happen to them?

Much appreciated!
Lo

Greg responds...

1. I recall that we had a plan.

2. No spoilers.

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Marvelman writes...

I have what I think are some interesting questions about Dr. Fate/Nabu.

1) What does Dr. Fate think about a gulag state like North Korea? It is very ORDERED. Does he think a state like that is a good thing or a bad thing, or does he just not care?

2) Likewise, what does he think about chaos within the human realm. For example, wars are very chaotic, so they can't be something a lord of order would approve of. What does Nabu think about human wars? Would he see it as his role to intervene in one?

3) Does Nabu actually care about human life or just maintaining order?

4) Finally, does Nabu care about order and disorder among humans at all? Or, does he just care about supernatural threats to the natural order of the universe - like Klarion?

Thanks for taking the time to read and respond.

Greg responds...

1. He has a more sophisticated view of order than that.

2. Humans are messy. He knows that, which is why he's not impressed with them. But policing them is not his gig. His job is to hold the line magically against the forces of Chaos, like Klarion.

3. Those aren't mutually exclusive. And keep in mind, there's a human host in the mix.

4. See above. Caring about them and seeing it as his responsibility to fix are two different things.

Response recorded on May 05, 2017

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Marvelman writes...

Regarding season 3... This is a very broad question so I hope you don't consider it a spoiler. You once said that season 2 was going to be much more plot oriented and less character oriented than season 1. (Or words to that effect.) How would you describe the breakdown between character and plot in season 3? Is even a vague question like this considered a spoiler?

Greg responds...

Yes.

And I don't believe that Season Two was less character oriented. I just think Season Two was more plot-DRIVEN.

Response recorded on May 05, 2017

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Beleg Aglar writes...

What were the books and films (if any) that inspired the everything in the show Gargoyles, because I know that some of it was William Shakespeare's Works, some was D'Aulaire's Books of Greek and Norse Myths, maybe Le Morte D' Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory,Holinshed's Chronicles in the case of the Weird Sisters, and The Mummy's Hand in the case of Tanna Leaves, and i know where stuff like Anubis, Anansi, Raven, Coyote, Grandmother, Thunderbird, Banshee, Crom Cruach, Cú Chulainn, Hound of Ulster (or Hound of Cullain), Fu Dog, The Green Knight, The actual Macbeth, the actual Duncan, The actual Canmore,Lulach, Gille Coemgáin of Moray, Gruoch of Scotland, Robin Goodfellow (AKA Puck), Quetzalcoatl, Yeti, Actual Crime in Manhatten, The Golem of Prague, Will-o'-the-wisp, and Tengu come from i just would like to know the books you probally read first that made you want to put that stuff in the show.

Greg responds...

Didn't you list most of them above?

I don't have a concise reading list. It was everything that influenced me (and others who worked on the show, as I was NEVER a one-man band) all rolled together.

I've read a lot of Arthurian stuff, including Mary Stewart, Roger Lanclyn Green, Mallory, etc. I've read and seen all of Shakespeare. I've read Hugo and a lot of books on mythology of different cultures. Movies including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Pal Joey and many others, particularly those adapted from Damon Runyon stories. The list goes on. Plus tons of comics.

Still the biggest influences were probably HILL STREET BLUES, GUMMI BEARS and maybe STAR TREK (the original series).

For more, check out the INFLUENCES archive here at ASK GREG.

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Mcclendon writes...

Has Miss Martian celebrated her birthday since living on earth with her Uncle John in Young Justice Universe?

Greg responds...

I would think so.

Response recorded on May 04, 2017

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Marvelman writes...

Are all of the premises for individual scripts generated by you and Brandon? Or, does your team of writers pitch some story ideas to you? Can you give a specific examples in regards to Young Justice how this collaboration works?

Greg responds...

On seasons one and two, all the springboards were generated by Brandon, myself and Kevin Hopps, working together to break the stories. That is, we didn't go off separately and come up with premises and then pitch them to each other. We sat in a room and worked it all out together. I then wrote all the premises, and those were handed to the writers, who wrote the outlines and the scripts.

Season three has been similar, except it's just been Brandon and myself generating the springboards and breaking the stories. I then go off and write all the beat outlines. And those are handed off to the writers to go straight to script.

Response recorded on May 04, 2017

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Shery Wallace writes...

Did it take more than one year for the Young Justice Garfield Logan learn to master his power his change into animals?

Greg responds...

I guess it depends on how you define "master".

Response recorded on May 04, 2017

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M writes...

Hi Greg.
I wanted to know, Who is the best singer on the team and the justice league? I know is a dumb question.
Thank you for take the time to answer our questions.

Greg responds...

I don't know. We have many actors on the series with great voices. But in any case, it's not a contest.

Response recorded on May 04, 2017

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Billy writes...

When can we expect updates with Young Justice in terms of release or which platform it will be released on?

Greg responds...

EXPECTING things is problematic. Smacks of entitlement. ;)

But you can sign up for updates at www.DCFanUpdates.com.

Meanwhile, this was announced on April 25th:

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2017/04/25/titans-and-young-justice-outsiders-to-debut-on-upcoming-dc-branded-digital-service

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Announce All-New Live-Action Series "Titans," from Executive Producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, To Debut In 2018

"Young Justice: Outsiders," The Highly Anticipated Third Season Of Warner Bros. Animation's "Young Justice," Also To Bow Next Year

Series Will Air Exclusively on Upcoming DC-Branded Direct-to-Consumer Digital Service

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment today announced that executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are teaming up for the all-new live-action drama series "Titans," which will debut in 2018. Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation's "Young Justice: Outsiders," the highly anticipated third season of the popular "Young Justice" series, is also ramping up for its first mission next year.

Both fan-driven series are in early stages of production and will air exclusively on a DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service in 2018. Operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group, the new digital service will deliver an immersive experience designed just for DC fans.

"Titans" follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. "Titans" is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.

"Titans" will be written by Akiva Goldsman ("Star Trek: Discovery," "Underground"), Geoff Johns (President & Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment; "The Flash," "Arrow") and Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl"). Goldsman, Johns, Berlanti and Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl") are executive producers of the series from Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

In "Young Justice: Outsiders," the teenage Super Heroes of the DC Universe come of age in an animated world of super-powers, Super-Villains and super secrets. In the highly anticipated new season, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Equally praised by critics and viewers for its impressive visuals and rich storytelling, "Young Justice" reached more than 25 million unique viewers in each of its two seasons on Cartoon Network. This passionate fan support set the stage for the new third season.

Sam Register ("Teen Titans Go!," "Justice League Action") is executive producer of "Young Justice." Brandon Vietti ("Batman: Under the Red Hood," "Superman Doomsday") and Greg Weisman ("Star Wars Rebels," "Gargoyles") are producers of the series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Emmy Award winner Phil Bourassa ("Young Justice," "Justice League Dark," "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract") serves as the series' art director.

For updates on these exciting new series and the upcoming DC digital service, visit www.DCFanUpdates.com.

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Ian writes...

First, I adore Young Justice with a passion, and I'm beyond ecstatic about Season 3! I have a few questions I'd like to ask, if you don't mind answering.

1. As of "Image," back in Season 1, how old are Rita Farr and Paul Sloane?
2. Did either Rita and/or Paul keep in contact with Marie after 'Hello, Megan' ended?
3. Did you have a name picked out for Rita's character? If so, what was it?
4. Did either Rita and/or Paul hear about Marie's death? If so, did they attend her funeral (assuming she had one)?
5. After Queen Bee left M'gann at the end of Images, did M'gann clean Garfield's mind of her influence or does it wear off eventually?

Thank you ahead of time!

Greg responds...

1. Rita Farr was born in 1964. Paul Sloane was born in 1959. I'll let you do the math. My brain doesn't want to work this morning.

2. No spoilers.

3. Rita.

4. No spoilers.

5. Both.

Response recorded on May 04, 2017

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Christopher Kent writes...

Hi greg
My question is how is the relationship of Superman and Superboy in the animated series Young Justice? Is it a relationship, Father and Son? Or have Superman ever seen Superboy (Conner Kent) as his son?

Greg responds...

During season one, everyone kept trying to tell them they were father and son, which clearly made Superman uncomfortable. By season two, they'd settled in comfortably as brothers. That worked much better for both of them.

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Ben writes...

As a geography nerd, I'm curious about where things are on Earth-16 and why. So:

1. Why did you choose Connecticut as opposed to New Jersey (which is, from what I've noticed, the usual-setting for Gotham City)? Any particular reason?
2. What state is Star City located in?
3. What state is Metropolis located in?
4. What state is Fawcett City located in?
5. What state is Dakota City located in?

Thank you for your time, and I'm SO excited for Season Three! :)

Greg responds...

1. Is that what we chose?

2. California.

3. Well, I would have said New York State for both Metropolis and Gotham, but maybe my memory is foggy.

4. I don't think we got specific, but I'm gonna posit Minnesota.

5. Ditto, but I'll posit Michigan.

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Zergrinch writes...

I am aware that the scene was played mostly for comedy, but, I figure maybe there's a good explanation!

In one of the Season 2 episodes of Young Justice, Captain Cold tried to rob an armored bank vehicle. He froze up the whole place, and then proceeded to bust out the world's smallest ice pick. Whereupon the heroines holding a bridal shower attacked the poor doomed man.

So my question is, did he think this through? It would surely take him quite a long time to chip through the ice to get at a the good stuff. Did he truly believe there would be no response from police or superheroes in the interim?

I suppose "he's not the brightest bulb in the room" might be a possible response, but I'd like to think that someone who can create cryogenic ray guns definitely has a lot of smarts...

Thank you!

Greg responds...

Actually, I think he had it planned so that one little strike with his tiny hammer in the exact right spot would do the trick. At least that's what we were assuming.

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Anonymous writes...

What do you think of the current works of the DCEU and MCU? (Especially about the latest releases like Civil War, Dr Strange, Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad.)
Do you have a favorite movie from these franchises?

Greg responds...

I love some. I like some. Don't like others. Haven't seen a few. But it's not politic for me to get specific. Sorry. But I have to work in this industry.

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ThatBoiZero94 writes...

Hey Greg, huge fan of everything you've done. This question is in regards to just Superman himself. In your opinion, what do you think his favorite food, movie and song would be? Thought of this while writing the other day and thought, "Hey, I wonder?" lol thanks for answering!

Greg responds...

For food, I'd guess Apple Pie. But for the rest, your guess is as good as mine.

Response recorded on May 01, 2017

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Kayden writes...

1. How old is Whisper A'Daire?
2. How old is Psycho-Pirate?
Thanks!

Greg responds...

1. Whisper was 22 at the end of Season One.

2. I don't seem to have this information on my timeline.

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Jean writes...

Hello Greg!

Quick question-Does Elisa have any martial arts training? (outside of self defense training from the Academy)

Thank You,

Jean

Greg responds...

Not particularly.

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Harry writes...

Hey Greg! I'm very, very happy that Young Justice is back! I wanted to ask your opinion on Male same-sex couples in media and why they don't seem very common. I've noticed that lots of cartoons, even shows in general, that dare delve into LGBT themes only take FEMALE same-sex couples seriously, never male ones, and if they do have any male gay couples, they are never seen, only alluded to, or as the butt of a joke. As a gay male I'm ECSTATIC that LGBT themes are now being explored EVERYWHERE, but I'm forced to wonder why it seems that only lesbian couples are ever fleshed out, or as fleshed out as it can be currently.

So since you work in the industry I'd like to know your opinion on the matter, and also any insight as to WHY male gay couples take a back seat on these things. My theory is that same sex female couples are less "threatening" then male ones, as to why... I guess that just speaks on us as a society.

Greg responds...

I'd tend to agree with your assessment.

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Markice writes...

In the Young Justice episode Before the Dawn did miss martian become younger than her adult form when she became shorter when she rescue beast boy and impulse? She sounded younger when call Garfield.

Greg responds...

No.

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Novianti Aliasih writes...

Hello Greg! My name is Novi and I am from Indonesia. I am a co-owner of a DC Comics Fan Community in Indonesia, the name is DC Club Indonesia. I just want to know if I can ask you about Young Justice in DC Animated Universe. Your answers would be put in an article on our website. It's like an interview thing. We, Indonesian DC Comics fans, are very curious about the concept of Young Justice from the beginning until the future. So far, DC Club Indonesia is on Instagram and LINE Messenger only. Our website has been hacked as well, but we are trying to fix it. We hope once our website is fixed, we can publish the article. Thank you.

Greg responds...

All requests for interviews on Young Justice have to go through Warner Bros publicity.

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Carl Johnson writes...

Hello Mr. Weisman,

I had just a couple of questions.

1. One thing about the animation industry is that once a season is over there is no guarantee that the next season will be picked up. Should some one have a plan B for another profession if the next season does not work out? Or is there plenty of work in California that if you did your job well, finding another one should not take long?

2.If someone has a animation idea they want to pitch and have all the details worked out (pitch bible, characters, story, and pilot script) how would they know when they could pitch the idea?

3. I had a question for attires for animation shows. Does it cost more to have different episodic attires for characters or do characters have only one attire to save time? I know in Spectacular, Peter had a winter attire with the jacket, or that one time he had the black shirt with brown pants during the symbiote removal episode but is there a choice on whether they can change their attire episode by episode to add more realism?
Thanks!

Greg responds...

1. Well, uh... There are no guarantees. I try to have other work lined up, pretty much always. And sometimes I'm just flat-out unemployed for stretches. This gig is not for the faint of heart, I guess.

2. I'm not sure I understand the question. If you're ready, pitch. But my caution would be to be careful not to poison the water. If it's a work in progress, and isn't actually very good (YET), then I wouldn't pitch. Make sure you're only showing the best possible version of what you've got. On the other hand, there's not much point in noodling forever on an idea. If it's solid, go for it.

3. Every design - and new clothes are a new design - cost time, which costs money. So, yes, in animation, we need a pretty good reason to give characters additional wardrobe. But if we need it, we need it.

Response recorded on April 24, 2017

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Lenny writes...

Hey Greg,

I am very interested into breaking into the animation industry. I am currently in college working on my English writing skills and drawing skills as well. I heard in one of your previous interviews that moving to California would be smart as thats where alot of the animation jobs are. By the time you read this question I would hopefully be done reading "Gardner's Guide to Writing and Producing Animation" by Shan Muir. I should get a better idea about the industry itself from reading that book, but since you have experience as a animation producer I just had a couple of specific questions hopefully you can answer.

1. Would animation companies be more interested in investing original show ideas or original ideas on licenses they already acquire? I.E. an idea that some one made up and wanted to make into a show or having original material for a Marvel Spider-Man show or DC Superman show?

2. I have never been to California but I heard the cost of living is higher than any state (considering that Im from the east coast) should one wait to have an agent then move to Cali or should they move there, settle in, get a part time job then pursue after the animation career?

3.If by some miracle a persons idea gets picked up by a company, they might not immediately give them control over production. Could a recommendation for a more seasoned producer ( like Paul Dini, Victor Cook, or even Brandon Vietti) be made and considered? or is it 9/10 they provide their own producer?

4 (Last one) Animation on live television has changed drastically over the past couple of decades. With online streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and even Amazon Prime have shown that people rather binge a season versus figure out what time slot it will appear on television. So my question is, if a person has an idea but would think that idea would perform better on a streaming service versus online television, should that be included in the pitch or should they let the executives worry about that? For example Marvel hasn't made a Spider-Man 2099 cartoon series yet and if it were to be adapted truly it would probably do way better on an online streaming service where people can watch and binge episodes on their own time, versus live television in which a shows lifespan can be cut at any moment.

That's all the questions that I have and I hope I haven't broken any of your guidelines. I hope to break into the industry within the next five years and is willing to do almost anything to make my dream come true. Thank you for your time!

Greg responds...

1. Marquis value is always something sought after, but there's no way to predict what a given network or studio is looking for from the outside in. You can come in with a take on Wile E. Coyote, and find out that Warner Bros already has plans for him. So, I tend to advise people to spend their time on something they can own. But it's not a hard and fast rule.

2. I don't know how you get an agent without getting work first. And frankly, I don't know how you get a first job if you're not here pounding the pavement. There's work in New York. And a few other places. But most of the animation writing work is in Los Angeles.

3. How could you possibly get a recommendation to be a producer from anyone if you've never produced? Dude, you have to work your way up through the ranks. Freelance writer. Staff writer. Story editor. Producer. If you come in with a brilliant idea that they're desperate to have, I suppose anything is possible. But it's not likely. Prove yourself. THEN sell your brilliant idea.

4. You can suggest whatever you want. But if you sell to Netflix, for example, of course they're looking at a binge-model. And if you sell to Cartoon Network, of course they're NOT. So try not to limit your options.

Response recorded on April 20, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

Hello, I wanted to ask a bit of a silly question. Doesn't it make you uncomfortable when people pair up Bart and Jaime because of their age gap? I know that a 20 year old dating a 23 year old isn't that much, but for two teenagers a 3 year gap is really significant and such.(especially if it's,say 14-17) I'm sorry if this comes across as rude in any way

Greg responds...

I do think folks don't take age gaps - at these ages - into account in their ships sometimes. I'm not going to comment on this particular fan ship. But I do think it's a legitimate concern that we pay attention to over here on the show.

Response recorded on April 19, 2017

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Kirkman writes...

After Marie Logan was killed by Queen Bee was put into a grave? If so where is her grave ?

Greg responds...

I haven't thought about this.

Response recorded on April 19, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

Hello, Greg!
Uhm I read the points of the guideline, but I don't wanna spoilers about I what ask, I just wanna know what think about the Bluepulse(JaimexBart, you know) Well...This is my question..I respect your decission, but I hope you respond this question
Good Luck with JY3 and all your proyects,Greg :)

Greg responds...

If I had an opinion and told you what it was, it would be a spoiler. So I can't even acknowledge whether or not I have an opinion, because by acknowledging that, I'm in essence giving information that on this or other questions, would allow inference.

Response recorded on April 19, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

Why didn't the showers at the Cave have partitions between them? It seems weird that people who wear masks to hide their identities would share an open shower area. There's no privacy in the League when it comes to personal higiene? What about the Team? Did Robin shower with his sunglasses on?

Greg responds...

Robin kept his eyes closed.

Response recorded on April 19, 2017

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James writes...

Hey Greg,

I have some questions about Star Wars Rebels.

1. Can you go through the process of making a complete episode of Star Wars Rebels?

2. What was your role while working on the show?

3. How long did it take to complete a whole episode?

4. Did you make any voice cameos in the show like Dave Filoni has?

5. What is Dave Filoni like, and what was it like working with him?

Greg responds...

1. Um. Sure.

In the broadest terms, we broke the stories together.

Writers went off and wrote outlines.

I edited the outlines.

I got notes on the outlines.

Writers went off and wrote scripts.

I edited the scripts.

I got notes on the scripts.

I revised the scripts.

We recorded the dialogue.

Design work, which began off of us breaking the stories above, continued with more specificity based on the scripts.

Storyboard artists began storyboarding based on the scripts and the dialogue tracks.

Directors turned the storyboards into animatics for review.

Animation was done overseas.

Footage came back, which was edited in post-production.

Music and effects were added.

There's way more to it than that, but that covers the basics.

2. I was the story editor on Season One. I also wrote a few of the episodes myself. And I even voiced a couple of Storm Troopers. As a producer, I was involved in casting, and many other aspects of the series. And I ran the writer's room where we broke the stories.

3. About a year.

4. Yes.

5. Dave's great. We had a blast.

Response recorded on April 19, 2017

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James writes...

Hey Greg,

1. Did you see Rogue One? If so what did you think of it?

2. Are you excited for Episode VIII?

3. Have you been following Star Wars Rebels after leaving the show once season 1 was done? If so, what are your thoughts on the show and where it is going.

Greg responds...

1. Yep.

1a. Generally, liked it.

2. Yep.

3. I watched season two and thought it was great. Have DVR'd everything since, but I've just been too swamped to watch it yet.

Response recorded on April 19, 2017

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Kory writes...

1. When did Aquaman and Mera get married?
2. When is Iris' due date for the twins?
3. On Earth-16, is Vandal Savage considered the first ever cannibal?
4. How old is Wally and Artemis' dog Brucely?
5. Is Wally's sacrificing of himself to save the world public knowledge, or did the League keep it under wraps?

Greg responds...

1. I haven't nailed that down.

2. The September immediately following Season Two.

3. When did you stop beating your wife?

4. He was two in season two.

5. No spoilers.

Response recorded on April 18, 2017

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killuaDev writes...

Do you enjoy having conversations with people about your work (If they are not asking for spoilers or trying to pitch you ideas etc.

Greg responds...

Very much.

Response recorded on April 18, 2017

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John Smith writes...

Do you ever whistle just for the fun of it?

Greg responds...

Yes.

Response recorded on April 13, 2017

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Entropy writes...

Hey Greg, I thought I'd bring up a paradox I thought of regarding YJ, not to criticize the show (I loved the show) but just for fun:

Okay so let's suppose for the sake of discussion that Impulse went back into the past solely to prevent Blue Beetle from going rogue (whether or not this was his only reason remains to be seen). So the reach fails their plan and everything is good. But, we know impulse went back into the past from a dystopic future to prevent said future from ever happening. Now let's say Impulse is able to stop the future from happening. Regardless of whether he can go back to the future or not, the timeline is altered so that the future was never dystopic to begin with, not giving Impulse any reason to go into the past in the first place. What happens to the Impulse already in the past, does he "cease?" The rabbit hole goes deeper. With the future altered, Impulse doesn't go into the past to begin with. So there's no Impulse in the past to fix the dystopic future. So the future becomes dystopic again. So the universe is indetermined. It's in a superposition of states: Dystopic future or happy future. Impulse having to go into the past or not. This is simply a rewording of the grandfather paradox by the way. Let's suppose time travel is possible in the first place (it's not, it's forbidden by the second law of thermodynamics), the ramifications on the universe could be immense, or there could be none at all depending on how the The Young Justice universe works. Just wanted your thoughts on this. Thanks!

Greg responds...

Yeah, I've explored all this in detail. The workings of Time Travel in the DC Universe don't suit my preferences. I prefer the way we did time travel in the Gargoyles Universe. But the way I see it for YJ, is that in essence, Bart came back, and his coming back, split off Earth-16 as a parallel universe. So Bart came back from - in essence - another time line.

Response recorded on April 13, 2017

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Jaycob A. writes...

Hello Greg,

As of Jan. 2017, have you heard anything regarding new comics or anything to do with Gargoyles?

Thanks,

Jaycob

Greg responds...

No. Not as of April 2017 either.

Response recorded on April 13, 2017

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Marvelman writes...

I'd like to offer an apology.

As you may recall, I was the one who asked why you are no longer working on Rebels. I wouldn't ask someone in real-life why they are no longer working at such-and-such a place, so I shouldn't ask questions like that in an online forum either. I hope that you will accept my apology and won't hold my rudeness against me if we ever meet in person. Believe it or not, I am usually considered a very polite person. I will try in the future to remember that there is an actual person responding to our questions and not a machine.

Now, how old is Zatanna? :)

Greg responds...

1. No worries. Honestly.

2. She was 14 during season one.

Response recorded on April 13, 2017

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B writes...

http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=21805 was in reference to http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=21568

Greg responds...

Okay.

Response recorded on April 13, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

Mr. Greg Weisman,

In "Young Justice," was "Diana Prince" the name that Wonder Woman used only as a "human" secret identity? Was Wonder Woman also ever addressed as "Diana of Themyscira" by herself or other people at any point in time?

Greg responds...

The premise of your question assumes facts not in evidence, and I'm not going to spoil stuff.

Response recorded on April 12, 2017