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Rognik writes...

Hi, Greg! First off, I want to say I've been a Gargoyles fan from way back. I even remember watching the premiere all those years ago. But my questions are about your latest work, Young Justice.

1) Whatever happened to Superboy's solar suit? I know it got damaged after the collapse of Cadmus Labs, but surely that was repairable.

2) How come Edmund Nigma was kept in Bella Reve instead of Arkham like the rest of Batman's villains?

Greg responds...

1. Surely it was. But I don't think he wanted to repair it.

2. Arkham is not a prison for criminals. It is an asylum for the criminally INSANE. Villains don't go there because their primary opponent is Batman. (The method of their defeat has nothing to do with where they are sent.) Villains go there if (a) they were arrested in Gotham City and (b) they are found (as a legal matter) to be CRIMINALLY INSANE. Clearly, Nigma did not meet one or both of those two conditions.

Response recorded on November 28, 2011

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Anonymous writes...

Why did the four ice bad guys attack on the same day?

Greg responds...

Misplaced enthusiasm?

Response recorded on November 22, 2011

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Anonymous writes...

1. How did Mammoth end up in Belle Reeve?

2. Why did you make Waller a good guy?

3. Can those collars kill someone?

4. How did the prison staff knew that their walls can hold off superman?

Greg responds...

1. See issue #16 of the comic.

2. I don't know how to answer this question. We tried to make Waller... Waller.

3. Not at their current settings.

4. "We know. We checked."

Response recorded on November 22, 2011

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Brazilian Guy writes...

1)Does Wonder Woman have a secret identity in your world?

Greg responds...

No. Not a regular one in the present day. Which is to say, she may occasionally go out incognito, and she's not always "in uniform". But she no longer goes by Diana Prince, if that's what you mean.

Response recorded on November 22, 2011

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Steven D. writes...

Hey Greg.

Really enjoyed "Terrors" last night, specifically following up on the ice villains from episode 1. I'm eagerly awaiting to see the rest of season 1 play out.

Anyways, the one question I do have about "Terrors" is one of the last scenes from the episode. Icicle Jr. recognizes Miss Martian, and seems to infer who "Tommy" really is. How did he guess he was Superboy from only seeing him kiss M'gann? Is it simply because they're both young heroes, or does he know about The Team itself, and if so, how?


Greg responds...

He doesn't know who Tommy is specifically. He simply figures out that Tommy is one of the good guys and that he's been conned.

Response recorded on November 22, 2011

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101-118 have aired.
119-126 are all complete and in the can. That's right. All work on Season One is DONE! <whoo!>

201-207 have all shipped overseas for animation.
208-213 are all in storyboard and design. 208 and 209 are fully recorded, but we still have a few straggler voice actors to pick up for 210-212.
213 records the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. (Script is done.)
214 - I'm currently editing the script.
215 - I need to edit the script, which writer Jon Weisman completed.
216-218 - I need to edit the outlines, which writers Kevin Hopps, Brandon Vietti and Peter David have all completed.
219 - I need to write this one. Yes, 214-219 are all basically sitting on my desk. I have officially become a logjam.
220 - This one's in outline with the writer, Kevin Hopps.

Issues 0-10 have all hit the stands.
Issue 11 is being colored.
Issue 12 is being inked.
Issue 13 is being pencilled.
Issue 14 - I'm doing my pass on Kevin's script. (Did I mention I'm a logjam?)
Issue 15 - Kevin is working on his first pass at the script. But the basic outline is done.

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YOUNG JUSTICE Episode #18 ("Secrets") Credits

YOUNG JUSTICE Episode #18 ("Secrets") Credits

Brandon Vietti
Greg Weisman

Written By
Peter David

Directed By
Jay Oliva
Line Producer
David Wilcox
Young Justice Theme and Music By
Kristopher Carter
Michael McCuistion
Lolita Ritmanis
Casting & Voice Direction
Jamie Thomason
Starring The Voices Of
Stephanie Lemelin as Artemis
Jesse McCartney as Robin
Danica McKellar as Megan Morse
Nolan North as Conner Kent, Marvin White
Khary Payton as Aqualad
Jason Spisak as Wally West

Lacey Chabert as Zatanna
Ben Diskin as Harm
Crispin Freeman as Red Arrow
Bruce Greenwood as Batman
Chad Lowe as Captain Marvel
Masasa Moyo as Secret, Wendy Harris, Karen Beecher
Kevin Michael Richardson as Mal Duncan, Jim Daniels
Greg Weisman as Lucas Carr

Based On DC Comics Characters

Batman Created By
Bob Kane

Miss Martian Created By
Geoff Johns and Tony Daniel

Zatanna Created By
Gardner Fox
Production Manager
John Diaz

Assistant Production Manager
Casey Sandin

Animation Coordinator
JJ Conway
Lead Character Design
Phil Bourassa

Character Design
Dusty Abell
Jerome Moore
Coran Stone

BG Key Design
Jay Hong
Fedja Jovanovic
Hakjoon Kang

Prop Design
Alex Kubalsky
Eugene Mattos
Jay Baker
Jake Castorena
Tim Divar
Ki-Doo Kim
Owen Sullivan

Storyboard Clean-up
Owen Sullivan

Animation Timing Director
James Tim Walker

Richard Collado
Jeff Hall
R. Michel Lyman
James Tim Walker

Animation Checking
Jan Browning
Chuck Gefre
Janette Hulett
Color Stylist
James Peters

Ink & Paint
Kim Bowen

Background Paint
Mike Inman
David McBride
Craig Robertson

Effects Animation
Matthew Girardi
Main Title Animation
MOI Animation, Inc.
Jhoanne Reyes
Card 13

Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor
Mark A. Keatts

Sound Reading
Fred Salinas
Wilson Martinez

Dialogue/ADR Editors
Patrick Foley
Mike Garcia

Post Production Manager
Scott Shinick

Dialogue Recording Studio
Studiopolis, Inc.

Recording Machine Operator
Jeff O. Collins
Sarah Baluch

Post Production Sound Services
Audio Circus, Inc.

Online Editor
Steven White
Animation Services
Lotto Animation, Inc.

Supervising Animation Directors
Heechul Kang

Background Director
Yunhee Kim
EunHee No
Eunjung Choi

Animation Directors
Junsik Cho
Daegu Heh
Hyeoksoo Lee

Production Staff
Hyoungmin Doh
Miok Kwon
Eonho Lee
Jinhwa Heo (Jun-E)
Layout Artists
Jungmo Kim
Minsoo Kim
Hyeonwoo Seo

Final Checker
Hosoon Shin

Color Stylist
Mihyun Ji

Model Checkers
Eunha Kim
Junghee Kim

Sangbong Oh
Hoyeon Joo
Yuri Choi
Daehee Rim
Sunghun Lee

Key Animation
Namgil Cho
Yeoungsik Hwang
Seokjin Jang
Guchang Lee
Mingoo Lee
Ikhyun Kim
Younggi Kim
SinKwon Kim

Seokki Um
Misook Choi
Production Administrator
Nicole Martin

Production Accounting
Luisa Guzman
Debbie Lindquist
Maral Simonian
Athena Wingate

Production Support
Vivian Hernandez
Audrey Kim
Tamara Miles
Kira Tirimacco
Renee Toporzysek
Janet Yi

Executive In Charge Of Music
Niki Sherrod

Business And Legal Affairs
John Michael Beach
Lori Blackstone
Sharmalee Lall
Bonnie Negrete
Joulene St. Catherine

Casting Administrator
Liz Carroll
Production Supervision
Bobbie Page

Production Management
Ed Adams
Executive in Charge of Production
Jay Bastian
Executives In Charge Of Production For Cartoon Network
Tramm Wigzell
Brian E. S. Jones
Executive Producer
Sam Register
This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States of America and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication, copying, distribution, exhibition or use may result in civil and/or criminal prosecution.

© 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Country of first publication United States Of America

YOUNG JUSTICE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Warner Bros Animation Inc. is the author of this film/motion picture for the purposes of Article 15 (2) of the Berne Convention and all national laws giving effect thereto. _________________________________________________________________________
There are, as always, a bunch of people who ALSO helped out but don't receive credits on screen for various (legal and precedent) reasons.
A handful (in no particular order) include...
Dan Soulsby - Talent Coordinator
Eric Lewis, CAS - Dialogue Sound Mixer
Geneva Ip - Assistant Engineer
Otis Van Osten - Sound Supervisor
Ron Salaises - Sound Effects editor
Carlos Sanches - Re-Recording Mixer
Stacy Michaels - Foley Mixer
Alex Ulrich - Foley Walker
John Wells - Research
I know I'm probably forgetting some folks, and I REALLY apologize! If you send me a reminder, I'll pimp you in another post!

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Greg Bishansky writes...

And "Young Justice" returns in a big way with what has become a staple of Greg Weisman shows, the prison episode. Okay, I know a lot of shows utilize this, but Weisman really, really loves this trope. "Leader of the Pack" and "Turf." "J Is For Jewel." "Group Therapy" and "Opening Night." All good stuff. Great stuff

Batman sends Superboy and Miss Martian undercover as the Terror Twins inside Belle Reve Penitentiary to find out why all the ice villains from the pilot are there. Well, Icicle Jr and Mr. Freeze both demanded their lawyers transfer them there from, well, easier places to be incarcerated. As the episode ends, Superboy and Megan finally kiss (AND IT DIDN'T TAKE THEM THIRTEEN OR SIXTY-FIVE EPISODES!) as we discover the whole escape attempt was a ruse to have Amanda Waller removed as warden, and for the Light's own agent, Dr. Hugo Strange to take her place.

I enjoyed this episode quite a bit. I still don't know jack about DC Comics, but I enjoyed both Icicles. I kept on wondering who Icicle Sr was voiced by, it kept nagging at me... and, OF COURSE! James Remar! I could have sworn Icicle Jr was voiced by James Arnold Taylor, maybe because I was getting a Harry Osborn vibe from him at times... son trying, in vain, to please his sociopathic father. Guess Junior there doesn't take the Code of Icicle seriously. *ducks as tomatoes are thrown* I could not resist.

I do admit, I am curious as to why Superboy was chosen for this mission. He was well programmed, don't get me wrong. But he was also practically born yesterday and found in a Cadmus lab. That doesn't seem to be ideal to me. But looking through the rest of The Team's male line up, I can't think of anyone else that would fit.

Miss Martian was far less grating in this episode. Don't get me wrong, I am not one of the Miss Martian haters, but she is my least favorite member of The Team. But it was nice to have less of her 50's sitcom attitude here, and I admit that I enjoyed Superboy calling her on it in their therapy session with Dr. Strange. I'm not saying it's bad. In fact, I am sure there will be significant pay-off for it. I'm just saying it's not my favorite aspect of the show.

Now, if I may, I need to address some comments I have seen where people say they don't believe that these two characters can possibly be truly in love, and are dismissing it all as poorly thought out. I think they are missing the point. These are teenage hormones. The connection there is that they both think the other one is hot. It's like Romeo and Juliet. They are young, they dig each other, and they might think they're in love. But it is all hormones mixed with a not fully matured psyche. Right now this might be the most important thing in the world, just as Romeo and Juliet did, but Romeo and Juliet also died young. Had they lived long enough to mature, they might have seen their tryst and secret marriage as a mistake. Assuming Superboy and Miss Martian survive, I don't see them as a couple, let's say, five years down the line. It's a huge teenage crush, and those tend to be pretty consuming. But that's my analysis and it wouldn't be the first time I was wrong.

Finally, I loved the Riddler's cameo. All the crap he got, all the disrespect, and he was the one who managed to escape. Hope to see him again down the line, but knowing how Weisman loves to lay pipe and plant seeds, I am confident we will.

Great episode.

Greg responds...

For the record, Icicle Jr. was voiced by Yuri Lowenthal.

Response recorded on November 18, 2011

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Anonymous writes...

Just one thing.


Greg responds...

You're welcome.

Response recorded on November 18, 2011

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Anonymous writes...

Why does Artemis live in gotham instead of star city?

Greg responds...

Why would she live in Star City?

She was born in Gotham. She was raised in Gotham. She lives in Gotham.

I don't know how to answer this question.

Response recorded on November 18, 2011

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