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Zack writes...

Hi, sorry it's been a year since you responded, but I forgot about this site. When I asked about yj captain atom power compared to yj super man, I meant in terms of physical strength, speed, durability. Stuff like that. Depending on story, atom is shown as slightly weaker JLU, equal (comics)or more powerful ( injustice)than super man .

Greg responds...

Captain Atom's energy blasts can be more powerful than Superman's heat-vision.

Superman is stronger.

Their flight speed is about equal.

Superman's agility is greater.

Response recorded on October 30, 2020

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Jurgan writes...

Young Justice Season One Review

I didn't have to work Labor Day, so I spent it binging the second half of season one. I'm of two minds on the season as a whole. Thematically, it was about team-building, specifically through trust and revealing secrets. M'gann was hiding her grotesque (by Earth standards) real body is the best example I can remember, but there were others. In the last couple episodes they spent a lot of time baring their souls to one another, and they became a stronger team as a result. There were little character traits early on that got expanded over time. M'gann's catchphrase was annoying until we learned where it came from (a sitcom by those hacks Brandon Weisman and Greg Vietti). Red Arrow was obnoxious and I couldn't stand him, but then we find out it wasn't his real personality but conditioning from The Light. It ends on New Year's Eve, a great time for reflection.
On a plot level, though, I'm not as enthusiastic. The individual episodes generally had pretty good plots (the Halloween ghost story was one of my favorites), but the season long arc seemed kind of weak. Mainly, it's that there was a very long build-up to a masterstroke that was resolved very quickly. In the last episode, Vandal Savage and Thom Adcox (I don't remember that character's name) takes control of the entire Justice League. HOLY CRAP HOW ARE THEY EVER GOING TO- the Young Justice team frees them all in about ten minutes. It struck me as an anticlimax. Then Savage just left and talked about "phase two" of the plan. You've often referred to "Big Bads," a reference to Joss Whedon's standard plot structure, but in a typical season of Buffy the Big Bad would be utterly defeated at the end of the season. Maybe The Light are more like Wolfram and Hart from Angel. Well, it's not a big complaint from me. I enjoyed the season by and large, I just felt that they foiled The Light's plan too easily. On the plus side, I love Savage's monologue about survival of the fittest. He also referenced being thousands of years old but didn't explain further. I imagine if I knew DC comics I would know a lot about him, but instead I'm willing to enjoy the ride.
I already have season two, so I'll start watching it soon. Since it's called "Invasion" and Savage ominously referred to "phase two," I'm guessing it involves some sort of alien infiltration and Savage is worried that the Justice League has made humanity too soft to resist. I could be totally wrong, of course, but I'm eager to see where it goes.

Rating: 3.5/4

Greg responds...

Feel a bit damned by faint praise. But I respect your opinion... though I don't really agree with it. Glad it largely worked for you.

Response recorded on October 29, 2020

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BigShadow writes...

How Long did Mark Desmond work at Cadmus before he was recruited b the Light
why did he look so Genomorphy as Blocbuster
an did he know his Intellect would leave him upon his transformation

Greg responds...

1. The Light (through Luthor) created Cadmus, so by definition, he was always working for the Light.

2. Did he? I guess the Blockbuster formula may have a common ancestor out of the genomorph research.

3. Nope.

Response recorded on October 29, 2020

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Kevin writes...

In the rise of tv shows being streamed on individual networks how can we support Young Justice and other shows like it? If this is a really simple solution, I am sorry as supporting shows and comics like this has been really complicated in the past with pre orders and toy lines and I would like a professional in the industry to clarify if it is not too presumptuous.

Greg responds...

Basically, subscribe to the service that carries YJ. Back in S3, that was DC Universe. For S4, that'll be HBO Max. That's the best way.

Buying Blu-Rays and merch helps too.

Response recorded on October 28, 2020

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Jack Carpenter writes...

In "Performance", did Wally deliberately start making a bologna sandwich right before calling Dick SPECIFICALLY so he could make that joke?

Greg responds...

Wouldn't put it past him. Also, he was hungry.

Response recorded on October 28, 2020

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Michael M. writes...

Hi Greg. Very excited for Young Justice: Outsiders. Finally glad to see Arrowette make her animated debut :)

1. What exact species would Cassie Sandsmark be? Her father is a Greek god and her mother is a mortal human. Wouldn't that classify her as a Demigod?

2. How old Helena Sandsmark?

3. Is Traci Thirteen Asian or Caucasian? The reason I'm asking this is that her concept art at Comic-Con makes her look more like the latter.

4. How cruel are the Lords of Chaos'? Do they get a nice kick of seeing mortals from different planets killing each other?

5. In Denial, Klarion mentions Nabu as an "old fart". Does this mean the latter is far older than the former?

Greg responds...

1. I'm gonna say yes.

2. She was born in 1976.

3. She's biracial. Her father is Caucasian; her mother is Asian.

4. They get a kick out of Chaos.

5. Mostly it means that the latter acts like an old fart to Klarion.

Response recorded on October 27, 2020

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Durkmenistan writes...

What are the names of the following characters' species?:
a. Boka
b. Primat
c. Solovar
d. Wolf

Greg responds...

a. Gorilla
b. Gorilla
c. Gorilla
d. Wolf

Response recorded on October 27, 2020

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Durkmenistan writes...

What are the names of the following characters' species?:
a. Mongul
b. Monkey (S1E21, Image)
c. Tribune
d. Ultra-Humanite
e. Vartox

Greg responds...

a. Don't know.

b. Green Monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus), also known as the sabaeus monkey or the callithrix monkey.

c. Don't know.

d. He's got a human brain in a gorilla body.

e. Uh... Valeronite? Valeronian? I don't know.

Response recorded on October 27, 2020

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Durkmenistan writes...

What are the names of the following characters' species?:
a. Icon
b. Kylstar
c. Lobo
d. M. Mallah
e. Maxima

Greg responds...

a. His species is a member of the Cooperative. Beyond that, I can't remember.

b. Don't know.

c. Czarnian.

d. He's a gorilla.

e. Um... Almeracan? Almeracian? Almeracite? I honestly don't know.

Response recorded on October 27, 2020

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Durkmenistan writes...

What are the names of the following characters' species?:
a. Alanna, Sardath and other Rannians (is this a demonym, an ethnonym or a species name?)
b. Despero
c. Draaga
d. Galet Dasim
e. Gorilla Grodd (there are two gorilla species)

Greg responds...

a. They're Rannians.

b - d. Not sure.

e. He's a gorilla. I haven't done the research to be any more specific.

Response recorded on October 23, 2020


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