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So my last question apparently didn't get approved. I'm a tad dissappointed, but I read the terms about a post being removed if it had just one idea-thingy in it, so I'd like to repost it minus the questions I think it got disapproved for:
1. Would you ever consider doing crossovers with other dc shows, if the opportunity came?
2. Was it a conscious decision not to make Robin the leader to avoid a huge similarity between Young Justice and Teen Titans? I know such a notion might be a little offending, but I think it's a fair question.
3. Are you in any way for or against the idea of using voice actors for a part that they have played earlier in other DC shows?
4. I'm not an expert on the DC comics, but I heard that, some time ago, it was revealed in one of them that Bruce Wayne has a son who eventually becomes the new batman. This is in opposition to the JLU and Batman Beyond continuety, where Terry McGinnis becomes Batman. If it comes to it, which continuety do you think you would use in Young Justice, if any?
5. Have there been, or do you expect there will be, any problems with censoring, where you
want to show something, but you're not allowed to?
6. Will you have story arcs, or maybe just returning villains, that will focus on developing one of the six main characters more so than the others?
7. Would you consider making other DC shows in the Earth-16 continuety, in the style of this show, after Young Justice ends, if it is possible?
I really hope this makes it through to you. I'm really hyped about Young justice and I got more than half a dozen other questions that I left out this time. There are things in the trailer I thought looked weird, but I thought the same about Spectacular Spider-Man and it turned out fantastic. And lastly, I don't want you to answer any questions if it means spoiling the show of course.
1. Other DC SHOWS? Um, that seems unlikely, but I guess I wouldn't rule it out without knowing the specifics.
2. Ask again after you've seen the first half-dozen episodes or so...
3. Not on principle. But there may be specific instances where I would choose not to reuse someone.
4. I'm not currently familiar with either continuity you're referencing.
5. Not particularly.
7. Definitely. Though of course, it's not up to me. (And of course, I'm in no hurry for YJ to end either.)
Do you have any favorite moments or anecdotes from the voice sessions from any or all of the shows you've worked on? And if so, could you share a couple or more with us?
I probably do, but none spring to mind, and this isn't really the kind of forum for me to just wax nostalgic... unless I'm inspired to write a ramble, which I'm not at the moment.
I was just wondering something... The Praying Gargoyle has the power to bring Gargoyles to life, does it not? Then couldn't it have brought Goliath and clan back to life, while they were stuck in stone sleep? And if so then why didn't Demona do it, or at least try?
No, the Praying Gargoyle definitely does NOT have the power to bring Gargoyles back to life. It was designed to be used in a variety of different ways to "protect the protectors".
1. Do the Third Race as a whole view Oberon as their most powerful member, or do they follow him for other reasons (royal bloodline, his overthrowing of Mab, etc.) Are there any who might stand a chance of overthrowing him, or would even want to?
2. Is Oberon regarded as a tyrant by his subjects? Obviously neither Puck nor Banshee wanted to go to the Gathering, but what is more general opinion of Oberon's rule?
3. Several of the Third Race are venerated as gods by mortals (such as Anubis and Odin), while Oberon himself, so far as I'm aware, has never been the object of a major religion. Is he at all irritaded by this, or would he even care?
1. Probably all of the above.
2. Nah, I think generally most are loyal to him and believe he's ruled relatively wisely. Although, "relatively" may be the key word, as their previous ruler was Mab.
Dear Greg: Were you a fan of the Green Arrow as a young boy? And were you excited for the Showcase short to be GreenLit?
1. Yes, very much so.
2. Well... it was greenlit before I came aboard, but I was definitely psyched to be invited to write it.
...and here's my second Bad Guys question:
On the cover of Issue One, above the Wanted poster for Matrix is another piece of paper which reads in part: "... modified and so[und?] ... N/A ... Descr[iption] ... Date of Birth: December 16, 1962 Place of Birth: Sacramento, Californi[a]"
1. Does this paper refer to any specific character? In other words, have you decided yet who it refers to?
2. Does it refer to any character already depicted in the comics or TV show, or mentioned in canon-in-training?
3. Does it refer to a member of the Redemption Squad? According to GargWiki, all of their birth dates have already been revealed, except for Matrix's "birth" date, but it was created in the 1990's in Australia as far as I know, not in 1960's California.
Hadn't even noticed that until now.
Not actually a question- Someone mentioned hearing an interview with you at comicon- I heard it too and thought it might be helpful to post the link-
It's Comics News Insider ep291 http://www.jimmyaquino.typepad.com/comicnewsinsider/ .
Tangentially the longer Andrea Romano interview mentioned in 291, does actually happen 293-294. I found it fascinating. Mmm... one small question - I think you said Jamie Thomason is voice director on YJ, and that he and Andrea Romano are tops in the field. IIRC Romano has done most DCU cartoons on the past, have there been any double takes when people see it isn't her? (I still do little double takes when Batman doesn't sound like Kevin Conroy no matter how excellent the actor is.)
If folks are double-taking over Jamie, no one's mentioned it to me.
Do you have a premeire party when the shows you work premeire on TV?
Depends on the studio.
So sorry if you've answered this, but I just had a question. Black Canary is going to be on the show, correct?
Wikipedia says something about her playing a sizable role on the show, but the article it references for the statement is a 15 minute long interview with you, so I haven't heard the whole thing.
So will Black Canary have a speaking role, or will she be just one of the wallpaper heroes you mentioned, like Captain Atom?
I don't believe I ever used the phrase "wallpaper heroes" even for Captain Atom.
And I have to say, the fact that you don't have the patience to listen to a fifteen minute interview, but have no problem taking time out of my day to answer a question you could easily find the answer to by EITHER finishing the interview or checking the ASK GREG archives makes me half inclined to blow off your question entirely.
But the answer is easy, so...
Yes - as has been stated many times and in many places -- Black Canary has a significant (speaking) role in the series, as she is responsible for the Team's training and also acts as a something of a councillor to them.
Now, if someone wonders why it takes me so long to get through the backlog of questions here at ASK GREG, I can point to this as one of the reasons...
Heya Greg! I have a quick question RE a fairly obscure adaption of the Arthurian mythos and your knowledge there-of.
Have you ever seen the episode of the '80s Twilight Zone series called "The Last Defender of Camelot"? If you haven't, to give an explanation without spoiling too much, it involves Lancelot, Morgan La Fay, Merlin and a modern boy named Tom *cough cough*. I was a little surprised to see many of the key themes that show up in Gargoyles, such as immortality, and how power and good intentions can lead one astray.
If you haven't seen it, and it wasn't an influence, I'd recommend checking it out if you should get the chance. Despite a certain cheestasticness and pretty bad special effects, there's some really solid and interesting writing.
It just struck me as an odd coincidence how the tone reminded me so much of Gargoyles at times (in the best possible way. It brought a smile to my face.) Though working from the same source material, not to mention pretty universal themes, some similarities would be inevitable. I guess I'm just curious as to whether it was kismet, or a case of one work having an influence, however small, on the other.
I wish you all the best and am waiting with bated breath for Young Justice's premiere!
I have seen the episode... or at least a chunk of it... but only recently. It didn't influence Gargoyles, though I'm sure both had common influences.