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hello, i was wondering if robin is goig to die. he is my favorite charecter and i would hate that
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Hi, Greg! I just really wanted to say how much I love Young Justice (EHEM understatement) so far!! Honestly, I don't think there's anything you can do that could change that (I would seriously hope not, at least.) I also have been reading some of the archive, and my life is pretty much Tumblr haha, so I've seen much "fan" hate towards you as well as the show in general. Which I think is utter horse crap. Obviously no one is getting the whole "Earth-16" concept, 'cause I see complaints about you guys using different characters a lot. I'll admit I've never read the Young Justice comics, or many of the DC comics due to the fact that I'm mostly a Batman/Dick Grayson fan, but even if I had I still wouldn't mind the characters you guys decided on. I love all of them!! At first I definitely favored Robin, but since new episodes started airing again I've come to the realization that, for once, I have no least favorite character. I seriously can't think of anything that I strongly dislike about YJ. Except the fact that the episodes are only 30 minutes long haha!! I'm so stoked to see how things turn out with The Light!!! :O
Sorry for my ramble-[Halloween] candy does this to me. Any who, I apologize for the extremely rude people you've had to encounter. I really hope this fandom isn't completely ruining the fun of producing the show :[ And before I end this novel of an ASK, I do actually have a question that does not pertain whatsoever to any show you've worked on hahaha hope that's okay. What's your favorite color???
Alright I'm done. Can't wait to see more Young Justice-everything about it is amazing!! <3
Hope you have a good day/night/week/whatever! --Angie--
Thanks for the kind words!
Today we recorded (most) of Young Justice episode 220, i.e. the final episode of Season Two. We had a nice little cast party today, which is bittersweet, of course, since we don't know if we're merely taking a break with a pickup coming some day - or whether this is it.
By the time we've finally recorded everyone (probably sometime next week), this single episode will have TWENTY-FOUR voice actors in it. That's 24 actors playing 35 speaking parts. And those 35 speaking parts make up less than half of the 77 total characters that will (likely) appear in the episode.
Other stats (of interest only to the truly nerdy geek):
Across two seasons, we'll have used 91 actors to play all the speaking parts.
Season One had 179 name characters (not all of whom speak, of course) over its 26 episodes. (At least through the script stage. A few, like Catherine Cobert, may have been cut for time by the time the episodes aired, and I haven't recalculated for that.)
Season Two had 145 name characters over 20 episodes.
Together (i.e. if you merge both lists), the two seasons had a total of 241 name characters over 46 episodes.
Season Two scripts ranged between 30 pages long (episode 216) and 36 pages long (201 & 220).
Line counts ranged between 197 lines per script (203) and 255 (214).
Number of actors used per episode ranged between 6 (202) and 24 (220).
How many years ago did the flashback at the beginning of "Homefront" take place?
Hey greg whatâs up I just want to make some commentaries about superman and your opinion of them.
I consider you an amazing writer and I am a big fan of your shows. I specially think that your main strength is creating interesting plot with complex 3 dimensional characters and some of the best villains I have ever seen.
That being said I would like to comment on your portrayal of superman. I am aware that a mayor theme on young Justice is grey areas. You as a great writer have to give flaws to each character. Even goliath from gargoyles had flaws that made him relatable.
However I feel a bit uncomfortable with your portrayal of superman. You arenât portraying him as some kind of perfect that is always right pure good person. He needs to be flawed to be believable as a character. I also understand the fact that you want to give conflict to superboy by giving him a reason to angst.
That being said I think is a bit odd you choose exactly his relationship with superboy as his flaw. Without entering into the debate of whether or not Superman should parent him as batman suggests (he could have at least talk to him as a friend or as a mentor). His attitude towards superboy has been a bit âun-supermanlyâ. Not because flaws are unexpected from superman but because this is exactly the flaw I wouldnât expect from superman (maybe from batman, captain marvel or whatever but not from superman).
As you may know in modern superman mythos, father son relationships have been a pretty big deal on the story of superman.
âThe son becomes the father and the father becomes the sonâ that phrase coined by supermanâs franchise sum up that fact. Superman is pretty much and orphan and a stray like superboy . We know that he is a good person thanks to his parent. I think Jorel from smallville summed it best:
Jor-El: We have been down our long road, Kal-El -- one paved with difficult trials. Those trials are behind you now. Any father can only hope that he is one day humbled by the feats of his son. But it is your soul, Kal-El, of which I am most proud. You -- and you alone -- possess the courage, the determination, and the compassion that will be required of you to life the darkness from the Earth. (returns the superman suit to Clark) I ask you to remember one thing. Your abilities may be of my blood, but it is your time in Smallville(Superman was much ore accepting of Conner in that continuity in fact), with Jonathan and Martha Kent and all the people there, that made you a hero, Kal-El.
I also couldnât help to notice the fact that Goliath from gargoyles that as opposed to superman doesnât have our idea of parenting was more accepting of his EVIL clone thailog than Superman is from (as far as he is aware) good clone Superboy
We superman fans admire him because he is a good person not just because of his powers. In fact thatâs what makes him different from other âflying brickâ characters like captain marvel, the sentry Thor or whatever and the reason this specific flaw doesnât feel right with superman.
Nevertheless in my eyes you are a great writer, this superman dilema has brought a big debate with my friends. This is a testament that you even your subplots leave a lot to talk about
Thanks for yout time
Okay... mostly, we'll just have to agree to disagree here.
But (a) Superman, or rather Clark Kent is NOT an orphan. He has no memory of being an orphan. He intellectually gets that he was one. But he was raised first by Jor-El and Lara and then by the Kents. He never knew life without parents.
(b) "The son becomes the father and the father becomes the son" comes from movies. I loved the first movie. Haven't cared for any of the others. But either way, I see no particular reason to make THAT a defining characteristic of Superman. I mean, what about his two mothers? Don't they carry equal weight?
(c) I loved the pilot to Smallville, but quickly lost interest after that. I'd tune in occasionally when a promo piqued my interest - but I'm not going to base our version of Superman on anything at all from Smallville. I can't. I didn't see most of it.
I'm trying to go to the CORE of the character, as I know him from years and years of reading, writing and thinking about the character. And, I agree the core of Superman is good. But it's not flawless. And I just don't feel like you're focusing on how TRULY DISTURBING Superboy's mere existence would be to him - on all sorts of levels. I also think that you're not focusing on how little time has passed. Also, he's convinced himself that Superboy is better off NOT being in his shadow. You may disagree. I may disagree. But it's a legitimate POV, and for now he's hanging his hat on that.
And generally, I still think you're looking at the entire issue in very black and white terms, allowing for no shades of grey. Which is EASY to do in our series because we're almost exclusively seeing the problem from SuperBOY's POV. And we're not seeing SuperMAN work through it.
But you know all this already, because I've said all this already. So, like I said - let's just agree to disagree.
Can you please contact Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to ask them if they are going to release Gargoyles Season 2, Volume 2 and Gargoyles Season 3 both on DVD in 2012?
I don't know anyone there anymore.
(about Young Justice)The whole thing about this being earth 16 confuses me. So can you actually do whatever you want with the characters or do you HAVE to stick with what they are like in this universe? b) do you decide the future of this universe or does it have to be like the future from the comics?
a) DC keeps us honest, I guess. But they've been pretty good about letting us do what we want. They seem to like what we're doing just fine.
b) No guarantees.
What type of guns were the prison guards carrying in "Terrors"? Judging by the designs, are they semiautomatic rifles? Correct me if I'm wrong.
I don't know enough about guns to tell you.
Can you please put extras for Gargoyles Season 2, Volume 2 and Gargoyles Season 3 both on DVD?
Jonny, as I've told you, it's not up to me.
I have few questions on Young Justice
1)When coming up with the team what other characters did you consider before settling on the current roster?
2)On the a DC forum someone asked if Young Justice would surpass the Justice League TV series by the end of its run. What are your thoughts on this?
3)Kaldur was favorite character from the start but the episode Downtime made me a fanboy of all things Atlantean, the city, Garth, Mera everything. So am wondering will we get another Atlantis themed episode this season?
And lastly I would just like to give my gratitude to you, Brandon and all the people that make Young Justice possible. Its an amazing show I am thankful for or as they say in Bemba, my native language, Natotela.
1. As I've said before there was a list of over 50 or 60+ teen characters, i.e. everyone we could think of/that our research turned up. I'm not going to reprint the list here.
2. (a) Define "surpass". (b) We're not in competition with that series, nor would we want to be, so I see no good coming out of this line of thinking.
3. If you want more Atlantis sooner than later, check out issues 14 and 15 of the Young Justice companion comic.