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First off, thank you for taking the time to read my question.
Second, I just want to say that you guys are doing a phenomenal job with Young Justice. I'm loving every second of it and I'm a huge fan of Gargoyles (My sister used to watch it when I was a little kid. I never remembered much, but I did remember Goliath and Elisa). Anyway, you've all done a great job with character designs, plot, animation, all in all, everything! The one thing that I'm loving about your show is the continuity and you've handled it extremely well, something that some cartoons nowadays are lacking.
Robin is by far my favorite character. I just love his laugh and playing around with English grammar. I'll admit, I was a little worried when I read that he was voiced by Jesse McCartney, but after hearing him, I really like it! I've noticed when I was looking through the archive of questions that some people have been giving you a rough time for Megan's catchphrase. Even though I find it a tad annoying, it's not enough for me to hate it. In fact, I think it's cute and really suits her personality. So good on you for sticking it to the haters! I've just got a couple of questions.
1. With Barbara Gordon's cameo and since she was Dick's girlfriend in the DC mainstream, will Robin have a love interest and is it Barbara? I'd ask if she'll become Batgirl, but I have an idea of what you'd say to that.
2. I was really caught off guard by episode 14 when Blue Devil, Guy Gardner, Plasticman, Rocket and Icon came in. Does this mean we will be seeing many other DC heroes that were not introduced as part of the Justice League? Where have they been this entire time and why were they not part of the League? Will they be?
3. Sadly, the only thing in your wonderful show that has disappointed me is the Joker, one of the most iconic villains. He looked like the Joker, but he just didn't feel like him. I'm not going to shout at you for how you portrayed him, but I'm curious as to why you chose to portray him the way you and your team did. Why wasn't he voiced by Mark Hamill?
4. Since Superboy has taken in Wolf, will he be taking in more strays as the series progresses? Why does the Sphere not accompany them on missions like Wolf does?
5. Relationships don't last forever, so will Superboy and Miss Martian break up at some point (not that I want them to)? They are teenagers after all and dealing with, as you put it, "romance issues, sex pounding in your head and all sorts of hormones."
7. Where was the rest of the Team during "Terrors?"
8. It was stated in your interview with World's Finest that Young Justice: Invasion would focus on an alien invasion. Is the invading force Braniac?
9. Since Red Arrow and Cheshire were romantically involved in the DC mainstream, will they be a romance pairing in the show (as inferred from "Targets")?
I would have several other questions, but the response you'll likely provide would be SPOILER or NO COMMENT, so I figured I'll just save you the trouble on those ones. ^_^
1. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
2. Stay tuned. (And just because one debuts as a 'hero' doesn't make it automatic that one's granted membership in the League.)
3. I just can't really understand the thought process behind this question. Why not ask me why I'm not using Cesar Romero as the Joker? (I mean - beyond the fact that he's dead.) We're starting fresh with a fresh interpretation. And frankly, when Brent Spiner was done recording Joker, we were all thrilled.
4. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
5. NO COMMENT.
6. You had no question 6.
7. See issues 16 and 17 of the Young Justice Comics.
8. NO COMMENT.
9. NO COMMENT.
Is Robin considered a celebrity? He seems well-known amongst the general population. I noticed a little girl holding a stuffed Robin doll and the villians are more familiar with his name.
I have a few questions about "Revelations".
a. We were treated to cameos of superheroes like Icon, Plastic Man, Guy Gardner, Blue Devil, etc. Are all these superheroes also part of the Justice League or are they just allies?
b. I wasn't much of a fan of Young Justice's Joker although he could grow on me in the future. That being said, why did you shy away from Mark Hammill's classic Joker? Did you think it didn't fit with the series?
c. Why was Black Adam so toned-down? Shouldn't Black Adam be able to take on the whole Young Justice team on his own?
d. Where was Red Arrow in all this chaos? I know he isn't part of YJ or JLA, but you did mention that he's focusing completely on hero-work. The whole world was in crisis, why didn't he participate?
e. If Dr. Fate is so strong, why doesn't Batman and the rest of the JLA find Nabu a suitable host? Surely, Dr. Fate would be an incredible asett to the team and shouldn't be wasted sitting on Kid Flash's shelf.
Thanks for responding!
a. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
b. No, we didn't.
c. Why should he? Look, as I've noted on the hero-side, we've brought everyone's power levels back closer to what they were when they originally debuted. That means we've toned Captain Marvel's powers way down. And if Marvel is less powerful than he's sometimes been presented, why wouldn't the same be true of Black Adam.
d. He did. Look again.
e. NO COMMENT.
Hi, Greg. I have just two little questions for you. I believe that Stanley Kubrick was involved in the Gargoyles production. Frankly, I am sure of that, so my questions (I hope not unanswered) are about your relationship with him. How did he contact you, and what part he had in the production? Thanks in advance.
It's amazing you can be so sure about something that is flat out untrue.
I mean think about this... why would a major motion picture director based in England be involved in a Disney television cartoon that aired in syndication?
I'm guessing you're just pulling my leg.
Will The Shade ever appear on Young Justice? He used to be my favorite character on Justice League.
OK, just for fun -- If you had created the Light for a series set in the Marvel Universe, and you could use any villains you wanted, which 7 would you pick?
It's a great question. But my mind doesn't work that way.
I'd have to sit down and do research. It took days and days for Brandon and I to narrow down the Light to seven specific villains. And I just don't have time to do that for a hypothetical.
Ok, I once read somewhere that next season called invasion will be relaunched with the DCnU. does that mean that characters that no longer exist in the mainline comics (like Wally West) will no longer be canon in Earth-16 Young Justice?
also, this may seem like a stupid question but, does Wally know Batman's secret ID to or just Robin's?
1. YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION will be part of the DC NATION block on Cartoon Network. It is simply the next 'chapter' of Young Justice and is set on Earth-16, which is not influenced by the changes in the mainstream DC Universe, if for no other reason than those changes were announced TOO LATE for us to include them whether or not we might or might not have wanted to.
2. NO COMMENT.
I love anytime you guys throw fairly obscure characters into YJ, as I'm sure many others do. However, I adored the Blue Devil cameo in "Revelation"--his early comics were so funny and so much fun, and I think he's vastly overrated and has a very cool backstory. He had a similar silent cameo in JLU as well, but seeing him even without lines is cool.
Whose idea was it to throw him in? And actually, on a more general note, where do most of the ideas for using the lesser-known characters you come from? Is it usually more collaborative from the entire writers' room, or do people occasionally throw in their favorites every now and then (especially in bigger fight scenes like "Revelation" where you could feasibly fit in any superhero you want)?
Again, thanks for being awesome!
You think Blue Devil's "vastly overrated"?
It was my idea to throw him in, and I tend to be the one to pull in new characters (that is new-to-the-show pre-existing characters from the comics), though (a) that's not exclusively true and (b) I have help with research from John Wells.
And we can't just throw in any super-hero we want, because any super-hero we want needs to get designed by Phil Bourassa, and there are only so many hours in the day, you know?
Oh my goodness, so sorry (and feel free to not answer since I forgot to include it on the last one), but was the Injustice League's base modelled after the Legion of Doom's old HQ?
ASKED AND ANSWERED.
Hi Greg! Loving the show so far, and just a few questions.
* Where was Wonder Woman in "Revelation"?
* And in the same episode, were the additional heroes helping out the League (Blue Devil, Icon, Plastic Man, ECT) meant to be members of the JLA's reserve roster or something? Or were they just random heroes?
* Was the use of Rocket and Icon meant as a nod to the late Dwayne McDuffie? Either way, I just wanna thank you so much for including them, as I know he'd be proud to see his work living on in some form.
Keep up the good work!
2. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
3. Dwayne was still alive when we began work on the episode. They weren't a specific tribute to him. Though of course, I was and am a huge fan of Dwayne's work.