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In "Legion", we see Iago and the computer program modelled on Xanatos merge into one being. Does this mean they combined aspects of their personalities? Did the Xanatos program's aspects transfer over when Iago was downloaded into the Coldsteel body?
No, by that time, the virus had eaten itself, remember?
Was there a special or significant reason Xanatos chose Judge Roebling to officiate his wedding? You have me spoiled to such a degree that when I first saw the episode, I thought I had missed a previous appearance or mention of him, like how Owen kept mentioning the Emir. In fact, I half expected Owen to preside over the ceremony. ;)
Judge R could be trusted.
know when we'll get a trailer? will we finally see some commercials airing on cartoon network now that we're less than a month away from the airing of the pilot?
Done and done.
(We are talking about Young Justice, right?)
In "Heritage" Natsilane battles Raven using a shield and spear. In the course of the battle, we see Nick wield the shield almost as if it was a magical force field and he shoots some sort of lighting bolt from the spear.
Are the spear and shield themselves magically powerful? Or are the just ordinary battle gear that have channeled magic because they are being used by Natsilane the Chief of this Haida tribe? In other words, is the magic coming from the tools themselves or from Natsilane due to his heritage?
How about all of the above?
All Young Justice television episodes and comic book issues will have captions stating place, month, day and time. So you can figure out EXACTLY where the comics fit - continuity-wise - relative to the television series and vice versa.
I was browsing the archives a little and saw you never put up your Stargate development because, at the time, you weren't at Warner Brothers.
I'm not huge into Stargate...but I am a fan of your work (obviously) and just in case someone out there wanted to see it, I thought I'd ask: Since you're now at Warner Brothers, would you be able to put your Stargate animated series development sometime when not swamped with making delicious DC cartoons?
Stargate was MGM, not Warner Bros...
I've been a fan for many years! Kudos on the show, it's wonderful. I must also admit that even though I love the show I hate having to wake up at 4:00 am to watch it.
As to my inquiry...
I understand that you are no longer with Disney; however, I wondered if you had any more recent information than I've been able to find on:
1.) the release of the remaining episodes to dvd and
2.)what happened to the plan for the live action version that was in the works.
If you are unable to help me, could you please direct me (if possible) to the Disney website, persons name, or specific company I need to begin a letter writing campaign to (waking up at 4:00 am is killing me, but it's on!! LOL!!)
I hope the show is returned to you in the near future. It was amazing and I believe deserves another chance, particularly with the rise in interest in the supernatural television shows. Good luck to you with this and all your other projects and thanks for your time.
I have no new information to report, I'm afraid. And no contacts for you either, I'm afraid. Maybe some of the fans do, however. You can ask at the Station 8 comment room, for example.
I watched "Revelations" the other day and had a thought. Given the big building with a massive neon sign attached that says Hotel Cabal, I wondered how much this sticks out in NYC. I mean, I get the hiding in plain sight thing and all, but there has to be more here than a facade.
So is the Hotel Cabal an actual, functional hotel? Perhaps on the lower levels or something?
Makes sense. Though it could also be perpetually "Under Renovation" too.
I was just wondering have you seen any of DC Universe movies that have been released since 2007? And if so what did you think of them?
Also you've written a few episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold, do you watch that show regularly?
I've seen a handful of the DC releases, and generally thought highly of them.
I watched ALL the Brave & the Bolds at first, but lately I haven't had the time to see all but a few.
Another comment, rather than a question. I've mentioned before about how well Goliath's statement in "M.I.A.", "Human problems become gargoyle problems" had been borne out so often in the series (especially when we saw how the struggles over the Scottish throne between 971 to 1057 - definitely a human problem - affected the gargoyles in Scotland, not to mention the Quarrymen being ultimately about a human unwilling to face his responsibility for seriously injuring his brother). Recently it occurred to me that the Humility Spell, though not actually a *problem* for the gargoyles (except maybe the occasion when it prevented Brooklyn from recovering Goliath's half of the Phoenix Gate in 997), is also an example of this at work.
We know from your statements (canon-in-training, of course) that the Humility Spell stemmed from Caesar Augustus' wish to improve the morals of the early Roman Empire, which extended to his disapproval of gargoyles awakening in the nude because their clothes were torn apart with their stone skin shells at nightfall. Thus, it's the result of another human problem which came to affect gargoyles worldwide (even gargoyle clans that presumably never even suspected that the Roman Empire existed).
That's one way to look at it, certainly.
I was thinking about this earlier, and I'm not necessarily looking for an absolute "THIS IS CANON!" gospel answer, but why do you think Broadway really got into genre flicks like "Showdown"? Or rather, if this would be less abstract, what exactly propelled the decision to make Broadway a genre fan?
Lex and Brooklyn seem to be into that kind of stuff as well (Brooklyn even namedrops Quantum Leap during his first TimeDance), but with Broadway it was a push into a significant portion of his character arc. What about genre fiction resonated with Broadway that didn't quite click with Lexington and Brooklyn (at least, not to the same degree)?
I honestly don't know what to say beyond ... it felt right for Broadway.
FYI - Young Justice Staff Writer Kevin Hopps and I have written issue #0 of the Young Justice comic book, which will be in continuity with the television series, telling stories set either between episodes of the tv show and/or telling the same stories from different points of view. You don't have to watch the show to enjoy the comic or read the comic to enjoy the show, but I guarantee you'll get even more out of both if you take the time to experience both.
After issue #0, issues #1-6 will be writtien by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani to help us out while Kevin and I are swamped with the scripting, pre-production and post-production of the series. But Kevin, Brandon Vietti and I are advising Art & Franco and artist Mike Norton on Issues #1-6 to keep everything in continuity.
After that, Kevin Hopps and I will be taking over the writing chores on the Young Justice comic full time, starting with issue #7.
And by the way, Mike's art so far on the interior pages of issue #0 is just gorgeous!!
Hi Greg. I'm happy to hear you found a project after Spectacular Spider-Man (excellent show), and I'm even happier to learn it's DC. Two questions, though I understand if you can't answer them:
1.) Do you know whether you guys are locked into the same "65 and done" episode format that action cartoons have dealt with since the early 90's, or are you just focusing on this first season right now?
I ask because I believe this has the potential to be people's gateway into the DCU--but it would suck if the series were canceled after just over two seasons.
2.) I notice there are a lot of references about Young Justice trying to include as much of the DCU as possible. Plus I noticed DC even gave you guys an Earth (yay...they get some use now). I can't help wondering...is this by any chance the start of a new DC animated universe? Or is Young Justice just set in E16 and that's it?
Again, I understand if you choose not to answer these questions because they would give away something or you just don't know the answer to them. Thanks for your time.
1. Pretty much just focused on the first season of 26 episodes, though we have PLENTY of ideas for both the comics and a second season (should we get a pick-up).
2. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Okay, I'm fairly certain I've gotten all of my nerd rage about Young Justice out of my system, so I'll actually be more hyped to watch YJ than I was to watch Avengers, and I'm fairly certain it'll be great. Still, two questions are bugging me. Just a bit:
1.) I keep hearing that this is a "young DC Universe", but the proof of that is always that Clark Kent only became Superman ten years ago, and Bruce became Batman nine years ago. Doesn't that place this universe as fairly "old", since that would put the both of them near their 30's? This is probably kind of difficult to answer, I'm just curious as to how your timeline works--"New Earth" Superman and Batman are pretty much perpetually 35, but I'm guessing your Superman and Batman (and DCU) won't have that problem?
2.) Does it bug you at all that your premiere is next month, but the actual series doesn't start for (at best) two months? I was kinda happy the show was premiering on my birthday, but it bummed me out when I learned we wouldn't see anymore until 2011.
1. I'm not too clear on the question. I realize that time is somewhat elastic by necessity in the current DC comic book universe. But if you look at it objectively, a Superman who is in his early thirties and has only been wearing the cape for a decade, with all the other heroes following after him makes our Earth-16 fairly young in continuity.
2. Doesn't bug me at all.
Hello Mr. Weisman,
my name is Jackson, and I am an avid fan of The Spectacular Spider-Man. So the first thing I would like to say, even though you've probably heard it heaps of times over, is that The Spectacular Spider-Man was the best adaptation of Spider-Man to date, and in my opinion the best cartoon I've ever seen (and I've seen a fair few). I could go to great lengths to describe just how amazing a thing it was. I was devastated beyond belief when I heard that TSSM was cancelled. It truly was masterpiece.
And now that I've said that, my question. It concerns a character I believe you should be quite familiar with; Donald Menken. Being the fan that I am, I have watched the episodes many times, and Mr Menken interested me. My main question about him is, in the episodes that he appears, is he meant to be a character who really just does what he's told, or does he have any sort of initiative? I mean, for Norman to trust him enough to show him globulin green AND host the rhino specs auction (which are both pretty dangerous things to share), there'd have to be something about him that Norman recognised as making him a trustworthy confidant. What was this quality?
Thanks so much for your time. Maybe more questions in the future.
Well, I'll mostly leave this for your interpretation, but I think Menken demonstrated various qualities to Norman Osborn (not all of which may have been visible in the limited screen time we could afford the character), including loyalty, intelligence, steadfastness, initiative, unperterbability, etc.
What inspired the Gargoyles episode A lighthouse in the Sea and the improtant message of reading? Was it tricky to make without sounding like after school special? (It's a really great episode by the way.)
It was a topic we all felt strongly about, but it also made sense coming out of character that Broadway and Hudson wouldn't know how to read (for very different reasons) given their backgrounds and personalities. If that hadn't been the case, we wouldn't have done the story. As for the quality of the execution -- and I wouldn't knock after school specials so monolithically, as some were truly great -- we always just strived to do our best. I'm glad this worked for you.
Hi Greg, first of all i want to say that Spectacular Spiderman was the best incarnation of the character i have seen outside of the comic books, and its a shame that it lasted only two seasons. i have a couple of questions if you dont mind, hopefully you will be able to answer them, if not i understand, you are a very busy man after all.
1) I was really amazed by the quality of the animation and the character designs, it looks even better than the other DC movies that i have seen. How do you maintain that standard of quality in a weekly series? All tha animation is done in the US?
2) Is Josh Keaton voicing Barry Allen? It sounded like him but maybe im wrong, he did an outstanding job as Peter Parker, hopefully he will have a role in the series
Thank you for your time, as a fellow animator im really glad that we can still have some classic 2D animation to look foward to, Best of luck Mr Weisman
I'm a little confused if we're discussing Spider-Man or Young Justice here...
1. For both series, all the animation was done/is being done in Seoul, Korea. The pre-production was/is all done in Los Angeles. (Though on YJ, some storyboards are being done in Korea.) Final word on quality control was with myself and Vic Cook on Spidey; myself and Brandon Vietti on YJ.
2. No. George Eads is our Barry Allen, though I'm a huge fan of Josh's, of course, and hope to use him on YJ.
How does magic work in the Young Justice cartoon? Is it similar to how it worked in Gargoyles?
There are rules, if that's what you're asking. But you'll have to watch and see for the specifics.
You and Brandon Vietti have said a couple times at conventions that since Miss. Martian is 16 Martian years old that means she is about 48 years old in Earth years (or older). Now, is this really her Earth age that will be used in the show or is this just you guys describing her age as generally being much older than the other kids because of the Martian time difference?
If the former, using the real year difference of Mars and Earth, she would have to be 25 Martian years old in order to be 48 in Earth years and the real equivalent of 16 Martian years is about 30 Earth years. Unless for some reason the Mars in this universe is slightly farther away than our Mars.
Everything on the show so far seems so well thought out, I want to believe you guys didn't over look a seemingly important detail like this.
Your confusing astronomy with biology.
Martians age approximately three times slower than Earth humans do.
Miss Martian is 48 Earth years old, i.e. although she was born on Mars, the date on Earth at the time of her birth was 48 years ago.
I haven't done the math to equate that to the Martian Astronomical Year, i.e to figure out the amount of revolutions Mars has taken around the Sun since she was born.
But that's not the point. The point is that biologically, she's the equivalent of a 16-year-old adolescent.
By the same token -- in our series -- Martian Manhunter was born 135 Earth years ago, but is the biological equivalent of a 45-year-old male. How many Martian Astronomical Years ago he was born is -- again -- a math equation I haven't bothered to compute, because it's immaterial.
I guess the simplest comparison is the classic (if not exactly accurate) notion of "dog-years", i.e. the idea that a dog ages about seven dog-years for every one human year. So that a ten year old dog is about the equivalent of a seventy year old human.
For us a ten year old Martian is about the equivalent of a 3.3 year old human.
Which is basically to say, that the show IS well thought out, and we didn't overlook a seemingly important detail like this. We were simply talking about biology, not astronomy.
Did you like the original Legion of Doom?
As I mentioned before, I get all the names mixed up: Legion of Doom, Injustice League, Injustice Unlimited, Injustice Society, Secret Society of Super-Villains, etc.
I can't quite remember which group consisted of which villains and/or appeared in which series or story.
So the short answer is I like the idea of the villains teaming up, but I can't address the specifics without a more specific reference.
Does Felicia Hardy in your series wear a wig or die her hair? I'm guessing the white hair isn't natural in your world.
It's a cartoon TV version of platinum blonde in my mind. Others might disagree. Like, say, Storm of the X-Men.
Forgive me for being dated, but I have a Spidey question. In rereading some of my collected editions of the Lee/Ditko era, I realized that Peter Parker was established as a high school senior. In Spec. Spidey, he is an underclassmen (I forget if he's a freshman or sophomore). Why the change?
He's a junior actually. As for the reason, it's fairly simple. Stan and Steve kept Pete a high school senior for a LONG time. Years. Since we wanted to play the passage of time as an element in the series, but still wanted the opportunity to tell many of those stories (and more) while Pete was still in high school, we started him as a junior to give us some breathing room.
I've finally been authorized to post what many of you have known for some time: the one-hour Young Justice pilot premiere is scheduled for Friday, November 26th at 7pm on Cartoon Network!
Brandon, myself and the entire Young Justice crew (and even our bosses) are ridiculously proud of how this almost-movie has turned out! If you like super-heroes... if you like shows about teens coming of age... if you like action... if you like drama... if you like a little humor spiced in... and mostly if you like ANYTHING I've ever done in the past, then I really believe you'll like Young Justice.
So check it out!
Is there any recurring voice talents from Batman: The Brave and the Bold on Young Justice, or is it too early to confirm it?
I'm sure there are. But I won't pretend to be intimately familiar with all the voice talent on B&TB.
I guess calling for patience is out of the question...
I have a question about Anubis.
Anubis is a death god, is strongly connected to death, and apparently has power over death (whether or not he chooses to use that power). But is he able to use magic that is not connected to death? Is he limited to only using and reversing the effects of "death magic," or can he mostly do anything he wants, magically speaking?
He's still one of the Children. Power isn't infinite, as we've seen. But he has options.