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As Greg ever said if Boudicca would join the Manhattan clan? I think it would make sense for her to because of her relationship with Bronx. But has Greg said anything about it?
Adam - [carl006_1999 at yahoo dot com]

Well that's a silly mistake to make. Inserting the apostrophe makes the title grammatically incorrect. "I will met by..."?
Patrick
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." - Willy Wonka

I have just watched every episode of Gargoyles(not counting the Goliath Chronicles) and read all the comics in just over a week. First time I have done that since the trade paperbacks for Clan Building 2 and Bad Guys came out.
Adam - [carl006_1999 at yahoo dot com]

Adam> I've noticed that about Ophelia's tail in that episode, but it was hardly consistent in that episode or others so I feel we can chalk it up to an animation oddity.
Matt - [ewoks11 at hotmail dot com]
"For science, which, as my associate Fang indicated, must move ever forward. Plus there's the money... and I do love the drama!" -Sevarius, 'Louse'

BISHANSKY - That's why Greg was reluctant to use that title; he was afraid of people making that mistake.
Todd Jensen

ADAM> <<I was watching "I'll Met by Moonlight">>

It's "Ill Met By Moonlight." Sorry, it kinda drives me nuts when people get it wrong. It's only one of Shakespeare's most famous lines.

Greg Bishansky - [<----- Make a real "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!]
Make a real "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!

ADAM-<This might be a weird question, but are there any Gargoyle fans from Minnesota?>

I'm not exactly from Minnesota but I do hail from the Lake Superior region. Marquette Michigan to be exact.

Vinnie - [tpeano29 at hotmail dot com]

I was watching "I'll Met by Moonlight" and I couldn't help but notice that Ophelia has a very large tail. Has anyone else noticed that?
Adam - [carl006_1999 at yahoo dot com]

Todd Jensen> Triptych goddess are hardly unique to Greek myth (though Greco-Roman mythology is rather densely populated with them). The concept is almost as universal as dragons and gargoyles.
Brainiac - [OSUBrainiac at gmail dot com]
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!

Creamcheesealchemist: Thank you for that insightful article. Taking it into consideration, things get a lot more interesting, with three, maybe four different versions of the Bushido concept: the actual "way of the warrior" ideal; Bushido as codified by Nitobe; Bushido as perceived by the gargoyles of the Tokugawa era (which seems to be the most likely era for the race to have settled in Ishimura to teach Bushido); and possibly Bushido as seen by present day gargoyles, assuming it's also gone through a similar shift as its real-world counterpart.

My own knowledge of the way of the warrior is rather limited, consisting mostly on things gleaned from Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo. While I usually wouldn't use comic books as a source of accurate information, the fact that Sakai takes care to elaborate on the research he does for his stories and the sources used, helps give them an air of verisimilitude, and I'm willing to take his depictions as accurate until contradicted. In fact, Sakai's depiction of seppuku is why my question specifically mentions the ritual (or its absence) as the point of divergence between the Ishimura gargoyles' version of Bushido and the "true" way of the warrior; given how important the ritual is in Usagi Yojimbo version of Tokugawa Japan, seeing it ignored in a work which purports to be generally accurate in its depiction of legends and history raises an eyebrow or two.

That said, I can understand why it's glossed over: not only is the concept of restoring honor via suicide the antithesis of Bad Guys' theme of redemption as something always strived for but never quite attained, using it would have meant that Yama wouldn't have been available for the book, making this all moot. ;) Still, I think there's a lot of material that could be mined here, both story- and fanwankery-wise.

By the way, I love your name—it suggests a man whose superpower is to turn cheese back into milk, which as images go I find quite amusing.

Re: Young Justice: I'm torn. On one hand, the series looks great, and has considerable pedigree; on the other hand, it doesn't really feel like Young Justice. Given that the book was had a rather singular and particular vision throughout its run—Peter David was the writer for all but about two of the issues, and Todd Nauck was the series' regular artist from beginning to end—and that it's one of my favorite series ever, seeing a series using the name but not its trappings (aside from the more superficial ones) feels…well, not quite Goliath Chronicles wrong, but somewhere in that range.

Ian Perez - [doknowbutchie at gmail dot com]

Adam - I'm from Minnesota.

Demonskrye - I hope it's bendable because it sure looks bent to me unless the plastic cover is doing something weird to the optics. I don't know why they'd display it like that.

Landon Thomas - [<- Gargoyles News Twitter Feed]

I am watching "The Hound of Ulster" and I remember Greg saying he had a planned spin-off call "Heros of Ulster". I was woundering if Rory/Cu Chullain would get another Garbeast as a companion?
Adam - [carl006_1999 at yahoo dot com]

I was reading a couple of new graphic novels by a man named George O'Connor based on Greek mythology (called "Zeus" and "Athena" respectively), and noticed a passage in them that depicted the Fates and the Furies as the same trio of beings. That reminded me at once of Greg Weisman's description of the Weird Sisters as both the Fates and the Furies (depending on which Sister is in the ascendant at the time); it might be just a coincidence, though, for literary economy. (O'Connor mentioned in his notes that several trios of goddesses appear in Greek myth.)

Had an opportunity to watch the YouTube video on "Young Justice" (with the sound off; I was watching it on a computer at the public library). While there were only a few glimpses of the animation from the series, the animation quality looked extremely good.

Todd Jensen

Electric Tiki Goliath on display at Sand Diego ComicCon:

http://shortpacked.com/blog/sdcc-2010-goliath-is-happy-to-see-you/attachment/olympus-digital-camera-166/

The obvious joke aside, I'm guessing the ornament on the top is made of soft, flexible plastic to avoid breakage. It's a technique I've seen used on mass produced statues with thin fragile details. I don't remember who it was that had an issue with the possible Christian iconography, ut if it is soft plastic, there's a chance it could be easily removed or cut off.

Demonskrye - [<---"Waking Sleeping Beauty" at The Ink and Pixel Club]

This might be a weird question, but are there any Gargoyle fans from Minnesota?
Adam - [carl006_1999 at yahoo dot com]

Creamcheesealchemist> You make a good point about the correlation between the properties licensed to SLG and the produced and upcoming movies. I don't think anyone intentionally pulled out the list of the SLG comics and decided to systematically make movies of them. But I do think Disney has been trying to get a more secure foothold in the demographic that they believe these properties would appeal to for a while now. So it makes sense that they would go back to those ideas as fodder for movies.

I'm really excited that Disney is giving Haunted Mansion another chance. I love the ride, but the first movie was extremely lacking. Del Toro is a great fit and while his films can be kind of hit or miss, I'm hoping the source material will inspire him to do something great.

Demonskrye - [<---"Waking Sleeping Beauty" at The Ink and Pixel Club]

Heh, I think I'll ask a 4th meta-question about the gargoyles movie:

4. How many times have people asked you about this since the story broke?

Landon Thomas - [<- Gargoyles News Twitter Feed]

Here's my draft for the Gargoyles movie question:

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In mid-July, Variety wrote an article about Disney developing a new movie about gargoyles coming to life. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118021704.html?categoryid=13&cs=1 Variety was explicit that this movie has nothing to do with the Gargoyles TV series or comic.

THR followed up with this line: "The project seeks to build a mythology around the carvings, originally designed in medieval times to act as spouts but later took on roles as powerful symbols to ward off or attract evil. The story is being developed, but it is known to be set in modern times." http://heatvision.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/07/disney-developing-gargoyles-project.html

Fans are understandably freaking out.

1) Were you aware of this project before the Variety article and has Disney contacted you about it?

2) Do you share fan fears that this project could replace the Gargoyles property in Disney's mind and hamper the chance of future Gargoyles stories being told?

3) How do you feel about the 'Make a REAL "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!' Facebook page effort? http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=142182852459700&v=wall
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I think we decided that I'm writing the designated AskGreg community question about the new movie. If anyone has additional questions or modifications, let me know.

I'll also be writing a Young Justice question:

WB has released a preview video on Young Justice for Comic-Con: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiOjAmXDjW4

1) I got the vibe that you and Brandon Vietti have a professional relationship similar to the work you and Victor Cook did on Spectacular Spider-Man. Is that accurate?

2) How does your new job at Young Justice compare/contrast with your old Spectacular Spider-Man position?

3) Does being a studio project vs. a syndicated project affect your work at all?

4) Does it feel quite a bit different working under the auspices DC Comics compared to Marvel?

Landon Thomas - [<- Gargoyles News Twitter Feed]

Click on my name for an article on Bushido. It sounds comparable to the mythologies that grew around medieval knights and cowboys. My guess is that Gargoyle cultures may be overall more devoted to keeping up a chivalric ideal up in action- perhaps even the source of the myths.

On another note, I find it interesting that of the 4 properties Disney licensed to SLG... There was the new Alice movie this past spring, Tron 2 this winter and now an announcement about another go at Haunted Mansion. Just cult properties or some sort of development list?

Creamcheesealchemist

I thought I'd share an interesting SDCC tidbit I just came across. The upcoming game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions will have four different incarnations of our favorite wallcrawler (as has been publicly known for a while now). However, they've only just now released the voice actors for Spidey - and it's a different VA for each of the four versions. Specifically, different VAs who've already played Spider-Man.

From Spider-Man and His Amazing friends, we get Dan Gilvezan as Spider-Man 2099. From the 90's series, we get Greg X's personal favorite </sarcasm> Christopher Daniel Barnes, for the Noir version. From the infamous MTV series, we get Dr. Horrible himself, Neil Patrick Harris, portraying the "standard" Amazing Spider-Man. Finally, the reason this is posted here, the last voice actor...the "spectacular" Josh Keaton, of course, appropriately playing the Ultimate </puns> Spider-Man (in the symbiote suit). Oh, and the narrator will be Stan the Man...but we all kinda guessed he'd pop up somewhere, didn't we?

Brainiac - [OSUBrainiac at gmail dot com]
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!

Antiyonder here.

dph_of_rules> gxb - just out of curiosity, why is info on Adolf Hitler on the timeline on the gargwiki? My limited brain doesn't see the (direct or indirect) connection to a gargoyles related event.

Not Greg X, and while it's not part of the official canon, an artifact of Hitler's is obtained by Demona in the Radio Play crossover between Gargoyles and The Spectacular Spider-Man.

http://gargoyles.dracandros.com/Religious_Studies_101:_A_Handful_of_Thorns

Anonymous

Colin > Puck answers this question himself in the episode "The Gathering." He offered Xanatos a choice, one wish from Puck, or a lifetime of service from Owen. Xanatos chose Owen.
Patrick
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." - Willy Wonka

COLIN> Yes, Xanatos knew Owen was Puck since before the series started.

Owen started working for Cyberbiotics in 1989. But he left to work for Xanatos in 1991.

I'm assuming that some time in that time frame, he revealed himself to Xanatos.

Greg Bishansky - [<----- Make a real "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!]
Make a real "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!

Okay, so, I am really curious about one particular element of the show, concerning Puck. [SPOILER] Xanatos clearly knows that Puck is Owen, but PRIOR to that point, I had assumed Xanatos did not know of Puck's true identity. When did Puck reveal his identity to Xanatos? Does Xanatos know for the entirety of the show that Owen is in fact Puck? [/SPOILER]
Colin - [reliken at gmail dot com]
Stone by day, warrior by night.

Details from the SDCC Young Justice panel: http://www.ugo.com/tv/comic-con-2010-young-justice
Landon Thomas - [<- Gargoyles News Twitter Feed]

I'm impressed with "Young Justice" vid clip. Very much looking forward to it. Really loved "Justice League" and "Unlimited". After "Batman Beyond" so called "super hero" shows have been going down hill. This looks like a major step up. Thanks Greg! Only thing that could be better would be new Gargs (one can dream *sigh*)
Wingless

DPH> Here is a Family Tree:

http://gargoyles.dracandros.com/w/images/7/71/Familytree.jpg

Greg Bishansky - [<----- Make a real "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!]
Make a real "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!

gxb - just out of curiosity, why is info on Adolf Hitler on the timeline on the gargwiki? My limited brain doesn't see the (direct or indirect) connection to a gargoyles related event.

Can somebody send me an email to me with a link to a website with some family trees? I'm a little confused about how Gillecomgain, Macbeth, Bodhe, and Prince Duncan are related to one another.

A few weeks ago, I finally got the last 2 gargoyle graphic novels. All I can say is a big WoW!!

dph_of_rules
Whatever happened to simplicity?

That Young Justice video was goddamn amazing.
Harlan Phoenix - [harlanphoenix at live dot com]

LANDON> <<Is that Greg's personal office or does he just have a bulletin board of Gargoyles art he carries around? LOL>>

It's probably Greg's office at Warner Bros. He had a lot of Gargoyles stuff in his Sony office too.

Greg Bishansky - [<----- Make a real "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!]
Make a real "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!

LANDON> "Is that Greg's personal office or does he just have a bulletin board of Gargoyles art he carries around?"

Doesn't everyone?

Algernon
Make a REAL "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!

Wow, I'm actually surprised by how good that animation is. The show looks really amazing. Syndication is great for some reasons but you can't beat the big budgets of studio projects.

Is that Greg's personal office or does he just have a bulletin board of Gargoyles art he carries around? LOL

Landon Thomas - [<- Gargoyles News Twitter Feed]

Thanks for the vid Rob! It's really great to see Greg landed back on his feet after what happened to TSSM. Hopefully WB/DC will show him a bit more appreciation then Disney/Marvel.
Algernon
Make a REAL "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!

Here's a link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiOjAmXDjW4

Robert - [robertlopez15 at gmail dot com]

From what you guys have shown of Young Justice, the show looks really good.
Robert - [robertlopez15 at gmail dot com]

Incidentally, I thought I'd ask Greg these questions pertaining to TSSM/Gargoyles Radio Play:

1. What did Norman Osborn want for Harry if he didn't want him to be The Green Goblin?

2. I'm not sure if you planned any extra details being that this is a non-canon story, but how did Tombstone and The Chameleon become Illuminati members?

Should asking these questions be okay, or not?



But for the record, any questions pertaining to Gargoyles spoilers is a no-go. As long as there's a chance for a revival, Greg W will want to keep the info a secret.

Antiyonder - [antiyonder at yahoo dot com]
Algernon's comment about Norman Osborn: One of the neat things about Dark Reign is that it gives Osborn the chance to expand his horizons beyond tormenting a twenty nine year old who still lives with his mom.

ADAM> We know when Xanatos joined, check the timeline on GargWiki. As for the rest, no, we don't know. And I don't think Greg is going to reveal any of them.
Greg Bishansky - [<----- Make a real "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!]
Make a real "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!

In The Edge where Goliath is in the library staring at Castle Wyvern, I want to know if this is right:

Goliath believes Xanatos 'stole' the castle from him when legally doesn't have the rights to it. Xanatos does. He's never really 'owned' it in any way.

Goliath views the castle as something of a fortress. That it's his to protect. The fact that Xanatos could 'own' it is beyond his tenth century mentality. He doesn't yet get that Xanatos is the owner of Castle Wyvern according to human law.

Gargoyleslady - [kendal dot renfro at yahoo dot com]

Has Greg ever said when certain members of the Illuminati joined the group? Like Quincy, Shari, Hacker, Xanatos, Castaway, Thailog, and Falstaff?
Adam - [carl006_1999 at yahoo dot com]

In regards to Lexington in Future Tense, one thing to keep in mind is that Puck more or less depicted the characters as more typical good and/or bad guys for dramatic value. Demona is the simply the good guy, or gal. Xanato or at least the program based off him became the typical villain who schemed to rule the world.

And I'm in the camp that suggests that Lexington going into business and along with Xanatos no less is a more mild and less over the top way to parallel with his FT counterpart. You know, since Gargoyles have no use for money or profit.

Antiyonder - [antiyonder at yahoo dot com]
Algernon's comment about Norman Osborn: One of the neat things about Dark Reign is that it gives Osborn the chance to expand his horizons beyond tormenting a twenty nine year old who still lives with his mom.

Speaking of Ishimura, I recently thought of asking Greg when "Ask Greg" opens again which Japanese island Ishimura is on. I was looking at a map of Japan some days ago, and saw that it was divided into four islands: Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Since Vinnie was on his way to Ishimura when he was in Tokyo in "Bad Guys" #2, Ishimura might be on Honshu (the largest of the four islands, and the one that Tokyo's on); on the other hand, Tokyo would be the most likely point of arrival for anyone going to Japan by air, so Vinnie would probably be there even if Ishimura was on a different island. (Maybe Greg's already answered this question; I really ought to check the archives.)

I wonder whether Greg would have dramatized Vinnie's arrival in Ishimura - and encountering its more unusual habits - if there'd been more issues of "Gargoyles" (and if he'll dramatize it if he gets to tell more "Gargoyles" stories in the future). Since he showed us two moments in his journey there (at the airport in the Stone of Destiny story, and lost in Tokyo in "Bad Guys"), he was probably building up to that moment. His discovery of the new neighbors would certainly be worth seeing. ("Can you believe it?")

Todd Jensen

Daniel: < Does Goliath's experience in Future Tense effect how he sees and trusts Lexington, especially considering recent wardrobe choices and predictions being so close to what he saw?>

Another important thing to consider is that Lexington's main reason for betraying the clan in the vision was his belief that Goliath had abandoned them, and as we see, that didn't happen. The skiff travelers returned to Manhattan in 1996.

Harvester of Eyes - [Minstrel75 at gmail dot com]
To say that "Twilight: Eclipse" is the best Twilight movie is like saying that "Revenge of the Sith" was the best Star Wars prequel.

Hee! Thanks, Lani. I was in fact aware that "Ishimura" could be written that way (I've been teaching myself Japanese for about a year and a half now, and those two particular characters I'd learned pretty early on) and it sure seems like the most natural way to interpret the name--I just wasn't sure if that particular writing is canonical (or rather, canon in training) or not. The question is written is such a way that allows me to get an answer without actually suggesting your interpretation, which I understand is frowned upon. Thanks all the same! :)
Ian Perez - [doknowbutchie at gmail dot com]

Rob Lowe will play the "important recurring character" Captain Marvel (the Billy Batson/Shazam! guy) in Young Justice: http://www.tvguide.com/News/Exclusive-Rob-Lowe-1020825.aspx
Landon Thomas - [<- Gargoyles News Twitter Feed]

>> Ian

Sorry, I forgot the comment room doesn't allow for special characters.
You can see the character for "ishi" (stone) here:
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?162971_%C0%D0

And the character for "mura" (village) here:
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?160834_%C2%BC

Hope that helps!

Lani

>> Ian Perez

As for your first question I would assume 石æ' (lit. "stone village") would be the kanji for Ishimura. Hope that helps!

Lani

Adam>

1. I don't think much has been said about the blue beaked gargoyle from CoS. We don't know his hatchdate or where he was in 997 for certain. What information we do have can (as usual) be found on the GargWiki on this page: http://gargoyles.dracandros.com/Blue_Beaked_Gargoyle_%28Demona%27s_Clan%29 As for giving him a better moniker... until Greg comes up with him, I'm good with it as it is.

2. Well, just judging from the comic book, I'd say Knight's Spur is fairly large. The estate itself clearly can house 196 gargoyles plus eggs, though I imagine few spend a ton of time inside. More likely they are patrolling the land or London or at Into The Mystic. I'm sure the clan owns most or all of the land we've seen surrounding the estate given that it has not been developed by humans.

3. I'm sure Second and Sacrifice do look at Kermit and True as their children. Why wouldn't they? But this touches on something that I think has changed in Greg's mind over the years. I think there was a time when Greg (and thus the fandom) felt that only the gargoyles who parented an egg in a given generation were considered parents to the hatchlings, and they still are probably considered the only rookery parents. But, I think Greg has come to the thinking that the entire clan raises the children and thus the hatchlings look upon the entire clan as their parents. So I think True and Kermit see Second and Sacrifice as parents, but also Demona and Brooksbro and Schnozz, even though they are all too young to have produced their eggs.

4. Second's role in the Wyvern Split Clan is anyone's guess. You can ask Greg if you like. My guess is that he was probably leader or second, but I don't have much evidence to support it. If he was leader, it adds more irony and weight to Demona's remark to him in CoS that there was no one else capable of leading her clan. Kinda a slam on him.

5. Yes. Chomp and Chaw almost certainly are the biological parents of one of the other beasts on Avalon. And my guess is that the third beast on Avalon was probably a sibling to Boudicca. As you can see, beasts were dying out among the Wyvern Clan (and in the British Isles in general) for some time. For a generation (the Avalon Clan) to have a mere three beast eggs despite the Wyvern Clan being healthy in gargoyle numbers and the greater reproductive rate for beasts means that beasts were probably fading out regardless of human activities.

6. No idea how many cells Demona's clan had. At the Battle of Rathvermoen, I count about 40-45 gargoyles and two beasts. True and Kermit were probably not the only hatchlings left behind and I imagine some gargoyles (perhaps the clan elders at least) remained behind to protect them (and maybe any eggs as well). So, lets say the whole clan population was around 55 gargoyles. If each cell of the clan contained around 5-10 gargoyles that means there were perhaps 5-10 cells. But that is all speculation. Given the rareness of beasts, I doubt all cells had beasts members. If fact, it is possible that Chomp and Chaw were the only beasts alive in Scotland by 997. We didn't see any others during the Battle of Rathveramoen or after. I think there might've been a few eggs, but that is an open question. It seems that Demona made regular visits to each cell, so I doubt there was much need for individual leaders.

7. By the time of City of Stone, Demona's clan was still arranged in cells. Given that the Hunter had been running around, I'm sure many had been wiped out. Sacrifice died in 997 and something happened to True, Chomp and Chaw also. I don't think any beasts were left at all and I think Greg has said this as well. There were probably only a few dozen left. For more information on this see the Demona's Clan entry on GargWiki here: http://gargoyles.dracandros.com/Demona%27s_Clan

As for the Mayan Clan. Greg has never pinned down exactly how many eggs are in their 1998 rookery except to say there are 20-40 eggs as you mentioned. Of those eggs, most have snake-like lower bodies and there are some beasts as well. Given the number of eggs, before the Mayan Massacre, the Mayan Clan would've been considered a "full clan". Because essentially all future Mayan gargoyles will be descended from the 20-40 eggs, unless their numbers are bolstered from other clans, the Mayan Clan won't be a full clan again for centuries at best. In fact, they may bring as few as a dozen eggs to Queen Florence Island in 1998.

Hope that helps you out.

Matt - [ewoks11 at hotmail dot com]
"For science, which, as my associate Fang indicated, must move ever forward. Plus there's the money... and I do love the drama!" -Sevarius, 'Louse'

I got another question. Greg has said that the Mayan Clan had between 20 and 40 eggs, does anyone know if he has narrowed down that number? Does he have an exact number?

ps I would also like to know how large the surviving clans are.

Adam - [carl006_1999 at yahoo dot com]

Anyone else think we should give a better name for the Blue Beaked Gargoyle seen in Demona's clan in COS? I was thinking something like Bluey, Beaky or Flappy(based on his ears). What do you think?
Adam - [carl006_1999 at yahoo dot com]

My potential "Ask Greg" questions, I mean. Those are. Just in case anybody was confused. What do y'all think? Do they pass?
Ian Perez - [doknowbutchie at gmail dot com]

My questions:

1) Is "Ishimura" supposed to be written with any specific Kanji / Japanese characters?

2) Given that the punishment for Yama's betrayal was banishment and not the traditional seppuku, one can conclude that there are significant differences between the Gargoyles' idea of Bushido and the traditional conception of it. Are the Ishimura gargoyles themselves aware of this discrepancy? If so, do they consider the traditional version, vis-a-vis their own?

3) Why was Dingo so adamant in preventing Yama from killing Fang in "Bad Guys" #4? I know that the Aussie is in a journey of redemption, but I wouldn't have thought he was at the "revenge killing is bad" stage yet.

Ian Perez - [doknowbutchie at gmail dot com]

Landon >> I got Ian to sign my copy of Darkwing Duck #1 (with the variant cover). Tad Stones... I have to meet this guy and thank him...
The One Known As Mochi - [shogi dot keima dot 08 at gmail dot com]
Current Mood: (>^0^)> Comic-Con~!!!!

I got to see Much Ado About Nothing tonight at the Free Will Shakespeare Festival, and I think that it is now one of my favorite of Shakespeare's plays. I ahd studdied it in Grade 12, and I remembered it... but it helps to have a copy of Shakespeare for Dummies with you.

It was done in a contemporary style, as always. They threw in some songs and modern references, but kept the magic of the Bard's work intact. I wish you all could see it. It was rip-roaring hilarious!

Battle Beast - [Canada]
I have started a movie challenge whereby I am wtching all 475 Best Picture nominees and winners in 365 days. I am on Day #140 and movie #163... wish me luck!

"1. Will Greg ever to a ramble on the comic books like he did with the episodes? Or has he done it already when talking about it some?"

I think he eventually will, but he's not even done with the series.

"2. Given Brentwood's limited programming, is he even capable or becoming as smart as Lexington or as evil as Thailog? Even after several months no clone has even mastered the English language. Given enough time, could he overcome those obstacles or is he forever doomed as a sidekick?"

He is as capable of learning as anyone. The programming pretty much taught him what he knows now.

Obviously "Obey Thailog" didn't take even though it was all the clones were programed with, and it had nothing to do with why Brentwood chose Thailog.

"3. Are you willing to reveal anything about Lexington's motivations to go into business?"

I think the answer would be no, considering he still has hope of telling that story.

"4. How much future technology did Brooklyn bring back with him from timedancing?"

I know what the answer is. "Wait and see." ;)

"5. Does Goliath's experience in Future Tense effect how he sees and trusts Lexington, especially considering recent wardrobe choices and predictions being so close to what he saw?"

Probably not. He hasn't reacted negatively to Lex at all. And, on Halloween, I think Goliath had other things on his mind... specifically the hole in his gut.

"6. In the 2195 spinoff, will the people in Avalon get involved in the fight? They are clearly at risk to, since the aliens have the potential to destroy earth, and Avalon along with it."

He'll likely not answer this one either.

Greg Bishansky - [<----- Make a real "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!]
Make a real "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!

Whoops, thanks for the edit. One last question I just thought of. Probably too spoilerish to ask, but anyway...

7. Will Goliath (or Puck for that matter) ever reveal to other people what he saw during Future Tense?

Daniel
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." (Psalms 30:5)

It's 2198.
Harlan Phoenix - [harlanphoenix at live dot com]

Well here are some of the questions I've been thinking about. I figure I'd go ahead and ask here since that's recommended and several of these have probably already been answered, especially #1 and #4.

1. Will Greg ever to a ramble on the comic books like he did with the episodes? Or has he done it already when talking about it some?

2. Given Brentwood's limited programming, is he even capable or becoming as smart as Lexington or as evil as Thailog? Even after several months no clone has even mastered the English language. Given enough time, could he overcome those obstacles or is he forever doomed as a sidekick?

3. Are you willing to reveal anything about Lexington's motivations to go into business?

4. How much future technology did Brooklyn bring back with him from timedancing?

5. Does Goliath's experience in Future Tense effect how he sees and trusts Lexington, especially considering recent wardrobe choices and predictions being so close to what he saw?

6. In the 2195 spinoff, will the people in Avalon get involved in the fight? They are clearly at risk to, since the aliens have the potential to destroy earth, and Avalon along with it.

Daniel
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." (Psalms 30:5)

Ok. But I looked through the archives and could not find the answers I seek. Anyway, here goes:

1. What year did the blue beaked gargoyle from COS hatch? Was he once part of the Wyvern Clan?
2. How big is Knight's Spur? How much land around Knight's Spur do the London Clan own?
3. Greg has said that Demona's Second and his mate hatched in 918. That means they would have had an egg in the 978 rookery. Since True and Kermit are from that rookery, Second and Sacrifice look at them as there children?
4. Did Second have any special role in the Wyvern Split Clan? Like leader or second? Whas he second of all of Demona's clan or just that cell.
5. Greg also said that Bronx's parents hatched in 898. Just to clear it up, that means they would have had eggs in the rookeries of 938, 958, 978(Bronx), and 998. Meaning one of the other two garbeasts on Avalon would be Bronx's biological sibling. Is that correct.
6. As of 997, how many cells did Demona's clan have? Were they all similar in size? Did they all have beasts in them? Did any of them have eggs? Did each of the cells have an appointed leader if Demona or Second where not around.
7. In the City of Stone episodes, was that the only members of Demona's clan or where there others?

Like I said, a lot of questions. I hope you guys can answer some of them.

Adam - [carl006_1999 at yahoo dot com]

Adam> Please ask your questions here first. We can either help answer or point you to where he already answered the question.
Antiyonder - [antiyonder at yahoo dot com]
Algernon's comment about Norman Osborn: One of the neat things about Dark Reign is that it gives Osborn the chance to expand his horizons beyond tormenting a twenty nine year old who still lives with his mom.

Am I the only one who can't wait for Ask Greg to start taking questions again. I have an a** load of questions to ask that I have been thinking about.
Adam - [carl006_1999 at yahoo dot com]

Darkwing Duck #2 is out today. Writer Ian Brill, artist James Silvani and original TV series creator Tad Stones will be signing at the BOOM! booth 3-4pm on Saturday 7/24: http://blog.boom-studios.net/2010/07/boom-studios-comic-con-international-2010/

Stones will also be moderating a sketch panel on Sunday 7/25: http://sched.comic-con.org/event/c5310c4d86ec79942ba14fc18d126fef

Landon Thomas - [<- Gargoyles News Twitter Feed]

KIRK> If you're really interested in helping to get a Gargoyles revival going, then why not join our Make a REAL "Gargoyles" movie, Disney! group on Facebook an invite your friends to do the same. Just click on the link in my name below. :)
Algernon
Make a REAL "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!

Kirk Webster> If it was Greg Weisman's choice and he had the funds available to do it, he probably would be making new episodes of Gargoyles right now. But Disney owns Gargoyles and right now, they aren't interested in doing more TV episodes. Greg has no say in the matter.
Demonskrye - [<---Big Bang Big Boom at The Ink and Pixel Club]

this is more of a question than a comment. Can someone contact greg wismen and ask him if they can make new episodes of gargoyles mabey they can make some from the comic book series and take it from there.
kirk webster jr - [karmykirk at aol dot com]
Kirk E. Webster Jr

Just to let everyone know, the Hot Topic Gargoyles shirts that I had for sale are now sold out! Thanks to those who contacted me in regards to them :D
VoLpE - [sailorx78 at hotmail dot com]

That's great news, Algernon!
NinjaSheik - [hhodoan at yahoo dot com]

The Facebook group just broke the 600 mark! I was afraid we'd plateaued around 530, but our numbers continue to increase slowly but steadily. Keep up the good work people!
Algernon
Make a REAL "Gargoyles" movie, Disney!

Natural log (e^10)

That better, Jurgan?

Brainiac - [OSUBrainiac]
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!

9TH!
Matt - [ewoks11 at hotmail dot com]
"For science, which, as my associate Fang indicated, must move ever forward. Plus there's the money... and I do love the drama!" -Sevarius, 'Louse'

8th
VickyUK - [vickyfanofwwe at aol dot com]

7th!
mage_cat - [mage_cat14 at yahoo dot com]

6th!
Dezi

I plead the 5th
VoLpE

Fourth~!
The One Known As Mochi - [shogi dot keima dot 08 at gmail dot com]
Current Mood: (>X_X)> Comic-Con can't come soon enough~!!!!

Third! d:
Phoenician
"The suspense is terrible, I hope it lasts" -- Willy Wonka

Second!
Lexie
Fixing the BP oil spill? There's an app for that.

First?
Ozzie Arcane - [ozziearcane at yahoo dot com]
"Hello Booby, this is a trap!" - Eggplant Wizard