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Is there more to the marvel family on earth-16, or is it just captain marvel and black adam? And are you going to delve into Cap's origin with shazam?
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Are Terra and Jinx and Kydd Wyckyd ever going to appear on Young Justice?
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Is Deathstroke going to join the teams rouge gallery, or will he be excluded because of his part in the teen titans?
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In Revelation, why was Black Adam so toned down? Because he's been able to go toe-to-toe with both Superman and Captain marvel, and hes successfully fought off groups of the Justice League, Justice Society, and the Teen Titans on his own
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1. Why did the Light need Kobra Venom when they had the Blockbuster formula?
2. How many founding members did the Justice Society have and who were they?
3. Is the Light an original creation, an existing DC group, or a combination of both?
1. One was an enhancement on the other.
2. Six: Flash, Green Lantern, Atom, Doctor Fate, Sandman and Hourman.
I love Young Justice, it is my favourite cartoon show and one of my favourite tv shows since Spectacular Spiderman was canceled. I have a couple of questions regarding if u have access to certain characters.
1 Do you have access to use Swamp thing?
2 Do you have access to use Timothy Hunter?
3 Do you have access to use Dream, Death, and the rest of the endless?
4 Do you have access to use Lucifer?
5 Do you have access to use Animal Man?
Thanks for answering the questions.
I'm afraid I'm not willing to answer any of this. It isn't politic for me to get into these issues with the fans. And if I answer for some characters, then by implication the ones I don't answer for are de facto "answered".
So generally, I'll say what I've stated before. When we started development on the series, there were less than ten characters that we expressed an INTEREST in using that we were told were off-limits. Since then, some of those are NO LONGER off-limits. And the ones that still are can be counted on one hand.
But ALL OF THIS only applies to characters we ASKED about. I have no idea whether characters we DIDN'T ask about are off-limits or not.
(I wasn't about to annoy everyone by making them check every single character in the DCU legally to find out whether or not they were off limits if we had no intention of using them ever.)
But rest assured, we were ALWAYS designed to be a series that explored the depth and breadth of the DC Universe. You won't have a shortage of characters. That, I guarantee.
Well, first, sorry for a typo in a question I recently sent you about Castle Wyvern. I meant haunted, not hunted.
Also, I want to mention the Young Justice episode "Failsafe". I actually missed the episode the week before, so at first I was really confused. I thought at first maybe an alien invasion started in that episode out of nowhere and this was part two. After Batman died, it was hard to take it seriously, as in, I knew at that point that I was wrong and that this episode was going to end up being similar to "Future Tense". There were a few points for a second I actually questioned it though. Such as when Martian Manhunter came in, I easily bought the whole idea that the beams were just teleporting people. Again, I feel this might be just a result of missing the previous episode, assuming I just missed something big (Such as when I unfortunately missed the episode where apparently Red Tornado was forced into betraying the team by his programming, I don't know much about what happened there, only info I have on that is from what the characters said in following episodes.) I'm not for certain when I came back to the idea that the episode was going to have a "Future Tense" sort of ending, I think it probably was the point when Manhunter said he was wrong about the beams, since, if the beams really did kill the people they hit, obviously Manhunter would've been dead. It was a pretty good episode though as always.
I suppose the only question I really have is if comparisons(I was reading through unanswered questions earlier and I saw another person making the comparison) between "Failsafe" and "Future Tense" bug you? Or just comparisons between Gargoyles and any other work you've done since. (As in "Oh, that character is just like *whoever* from Gargoyles" or "Oh, this is just like that one episode of Gargoyles" I suppose.)
I take all that with a grain of salt.
Obviously, when I was working on Failsafe, I was aware of what we had done back in the day on Future Tense. But the truth is that Brandon came up with the springboard for Failsafe, and he and I worked together with writer Nicole Dubuc to just make this episode the best IT could be.
After that, I realize some comparisons are inevitable, but ultimately the episode either stands on its own or it doesn't. I think it does. Others might disagree. That's what makes it a horse race, as they say.
1. What is Earth-16 Clark Kent like to the outside world? Judging by how relatively disheveled he looked in "Schooled", he seems the clumsy nerd from the Donner movies.
2. Besides you voicing Snapper Carr and Nicole Dubuc voicing Iris West-Allen, will any of the other writers be voicing characters on Young Justice?
3. If Earth-16 Ma and Pa Kent were really Jor-El and Lara, what stopped them from using their powers like Superman does?
1. He seemed quite sheveled to me. I don't know why you even say that. He had a hat for heaven's sake.
2. No. Nicole and I are both in SAG. The rest of the writing staff is not. (Least not as far as I know.)
3. That was an APRIL FOOL'S DAY joke!
Is Blue Beetle ever going to join this show? And if so is Will Friedle going to continue his voice?
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How old is Captain Atom? and what kind of powers does he have in this show?
Captain Atom is 70 years old (though he doesn't look a day over 28).
Cap is connected to the quantum field via his silver skin, which allows him to access clean (NOT RADIOACTIVE) energy and fire off bolts of energy. That same energy can also be used to power his flight and even to enhance his strength. His skin also makes him largely invulnerable. And he can even survive in deep space without a pressure suit of any kind, as long as he has oxygen. (He still needs to breathe.)
Cap can also ABSORB energy and redirect it back to the quantum field. But there's a limit as to how much energy he can absorb and how quickly. If he takes in too much energy at once, the excess will be used as fuel for a one-way trip into the future. The more he absorbs the further into the future he'll jump.
I mentioned my upcoming (this summer) appearance at Denver Comic Con, but coming up fast (faster?) is WONDERCON.
Brandon Vietti and I will be appearing at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, March 17.
The tentative schedule incudes:
4:00-4:30 pm SIGNING
5:00-6:00 pm PANEL
So stop by!!
So the story behind this ramble actually goes back two years, starting when I first read your Ramble on EQUIVOCATION:
Regrettably I would not have the chance to attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival that year, dedicating my travel expenses to the last Gathering in Los Angeles. Before I go any further, can I say that I am quite jealous that you and your family go every year to Ashland? Because I am d:
Anyways, it didn't hit me until about month or so later that I could simply buy a copy of the script just as you had mentioned doing. A thorough look at (and a telephone call to) the OSF's Tudor Guild Gift Shop revealed they had quickly sold out of their entire supply, and that odds were, it'd be a while till they got more, if ever. Of course, by the time I DID check back with them, the OSF was done foe the season and Equivocation was not being performed again in the near future.
Fast forward to summer 2011, where I stumbled upon a copy of the play script at my old college in Los Angeles. I don't know how the conversation started, but the person I was talking to mentioned that the school was trying to get permission to perform the play that school year!
But before I allowed myself to get excited, I remembered I was only in town for the week to visit some friends I hadn't seen in over a year since I graduated in May 2010. My friend sympathized that my horrible, horrible timing wouldn't have me in Los Angeles if and when they did perform the play (and especially after hearing me recite your ramble from 2009 with alarming precision) he was generous enough to let me take a script with me back home!
I tried to be patient, reminding myself that I had waited two years to find a copy and that the AskGreg queue was closed during the Young Justice hiatus, but that VERY short flight back to Phoenix was suddenly felt like an eternity. Of course, its just my luck that even though I read it back in early August, I only JUST now remembered to write this rambling as yesterday (November 5th, 2011) was Guy Fawkes Night.
So did I enjoy the play, even when I only read it as a script?
In a word: YES. :D
But one thing is for sure: I really, really want to catch an actual performance now. I won't go into too much detail here (since you've seen the play and I don't want to spoil others that might read this before catching/reading the play themselves), but I will say this play reminds me quite a bit like Shakespeare in Love (a film I also remember you writing about more than once), though its obvious that (even if Stoppard and Cain were working with the same muse) this is a noticeably older Shag than the Will we saw in the 1998 film. For one, Shag's working for the King James VI/I and not Queen Elizabeth. For another, the only person caring for him these days is the very mature Judith. Finally, he's now an established name (he'll still be remembered in, oh, fifty year's time!), though the romances and comedies seemed to have been eclipsed with his slew of historical plays, earning him the reputation of killing "more Kings than any man alive."
The various references to Shag's other plays were fun, especially Hamlet and Macbeth. Speaking of the Scottish Play, remembering what you said about how Macbeth (in the Gargoyles Universe) was a drinking buddy of Shakespeare's, I vaguely wonder how the events in Equivocation looked from his perspective. ;)
I'll also say that after briefly mentioning "Doc Shakespeare" in your Equivocation ramble, I made sure to pay close attention to Judith's interactions with Shag, if only to one day have them as a reference point in understanding the characters . . . much like I hear Roger Lancelyn Green's works are a good place to see your early inspirations for King Arthur.
I must also admit to re-reading your thoughts from 1999/2000 about how Shakespeare in Love opened a door to understanding Will as a man . . . and having missed out on the 2005 Gathering in Las Vegas, I can only imagine how you treated Will (and Judith) in Doc Shakespeare. I guess I'm just hopeful to one day see you a work of yours introduce William Shakespeare the man, be it in the Gargoyles Universe or some other original work (and references in shows like The Spectacular Spider-Man will always be fun too).
I'll end this by saying THANK YOU so much for recommending Equivocation. I look forward to watching a performance one day (may the stars align soon) and its only a matter of time before I find my way to Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Well, I've seen Equivocation twice now. That first time in Ashland, and again here in Los Angeles (Westwood, specifically) at the Geffen Theatre, starring Joe Spano (from Hill Street Blues) as Shag. He was also fantastic in the part. I just love this play.
His take on Judith is different from mine, as is his take on Susannah (who doesn't appear but is mentioned). But I've got no complaints.
I do tend to shy away from portraying Will Shakespeare himself in my stuff. It makes me nervous. Even in Doc Shakespeare, Will is an off-screen presence. Talked about - but never appearing.
We do try to go to Ashland every year, and I've never been disappointed. Ashland was also the first place I ever saw Stoppard's ARCADIA, which may be one of the most brilliant plays I've ever seen.
Where can I buy the young justice comics online?
I don't know.
I did a search for "speed force" and didn't find anything that answered my question so I hope this isn't a duplicate.
Someone asked you why you "got rid of the speed force on Earth 16" and you replied that you didn't get rid of it on Earth 16 because it was never there.
My question is, why? Why did you decide that you didn't want the speed force on Earth 16? I like the speed force. It doesn't necessarily bother me that there won't be an episode about the speed force on Young Justice, but it does kinda bother me that there CAN'T be an episode about the speed force.
I'll admit I don't understand the Speed-Force. It comes after my time, so to speak, but I'll ask again, if there's a speed-force, does that also mean there's also a strength-force or an archery-force, etc.? What makes the concept necessary and not just unnecessarily complicated? I've not personally read the materials where it first appeared, so I have NO OPINION of them, but no one's ever been able to explain it to me OUT OF CONTEXT in a way that didn't cause me to make a 'yucky' face.
And AGAIN, I'll restate what I've stated many times since, which is that no one on Earth-16 has HEARD of the Speed-Force. If you want to believe it's there, but they just don't know about it, more power to you.
And again, you may have checked the archives for this. But did you check the UNANSWERED QUESTIONS queue? Because I know I've dealt with this multiple times before, so your search to make sure this wasn't "a duplicate" leaves a little to be desired.
Hello, Mr. Weisman. Let me start by saying that I have followed Young Justice since the premier in November, and I think this is one of the best adaptions of the DC Universe by far. This week's episode (Failsafe) kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Your take on each and every one of these classic characters is amazing, and I cannot wait to see what happens with the rest of the season, as well as Season 2.
Now, I have been searching the archives for a while and have not come upon this topic at all, so if I missed it, I apologize for asking a question that's all ready been answered. In Batman: Brave and the Bold, there was an episode that featured a villain by the name of Crazy Quilt. In the episode, this particular character held a grudge against Robin (Dick Grayson) because while he was still working as Batman's partner, it was the Boy Wonder who accidentally caused Crazy Quilt to go blind. This was my first time hearing of this character, so after the episode ended, I looked him up and found that this episode was extremely accurate to the character's comic book history.
So my question is what is your take on Crazy Quilt? As one of the few DC villains to actually hate Robin more than his mentor, is there a possibility of him appearing at some point?
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Alright, so, I'm curious about something. In Episode 2 Owen tells Xanatos that the cost of moving the castle and rebuilding it brick by brick would be "Astronomical". He also mentions something about the castle being hunted. Now, obviously now I know it was Hakon and the Captain. What I am wondering is if that was what was meant by that line at the time it was written for Owen, or if it was just a random throwaway line that ended up evolving into a part of the story like with Matt Bluestone's line about the Illuminati.
I think he said the locals thought it was "haunted". Not "hunted." But more or less, yes. We had a notion of it.
I was wondering, you don't have to tell if you don't want to, but will the mole ever be revealed this season. I've looked through the archives, but I couldn't find my question in particular
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Irealized I posted this in the commonets section as well so I apologize. Sorry Greg!
So, after the reveals of Red Tornado's family in "Humanity" I just wanted to know...
1. Any chance of Tomorrow Woman appearing in the series or as her secret identity Clara Kendall? She's both a Justice League member and one of Red Tornado's siblings. Plus both of her creators, Professor Ivo and T.O. Morrow have been featured on the show.
And not a question but thank you so much for your work Greg. I loved watching Gargoyles, and Young Justice has been amazing, and I'm sure it'll continue to be so.
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will Robin ever become Nightwing, or have Nightwing references on Young Justice?
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I am so excited about Young Justice I just wanted to say good job on the characters and especially Miss Martian and Superboy. I have a few questions:
1. In Failsafe of Young Justice could Miss Martian possibly be more powerful than the Phoenix Force?
2. Will Artemis and Wally ever find out that Miss Martian and Superboy are dating?
3. In Homefront we saw a flash back that had Artemis and a girl that looked like Cheshire and in Targets Cheshire said: "Archery girl I like her" If that is someone Artemis knows does Cheshire really care about her?
4. In Failsafe (Favorite episode) when Martian Man Hunter was saying: "her mind is by far stronger than mine could the team hear what he was saying?
5. (Last question Greg)At the end of Failsafe when Miss Martian was crying in Capt. Marvel's Arms why did Superboy look sad and was holding his arm tightly?
Thank you so much Greg for putting time into answering my questions and you are doing a real good job you and the staff of course I don't watch TV alot but Young Justice gives me something to look forward too. Real Good Job.
P.S. do you consider doing a season 3?
1. Apples and oranges.
2. Artemis found out in episode 118.
3. When Cheshire referred to "Archery Girl" she was talking about Artemis. And Artemis' sister in the flashback was Cheshire. Otherwise, I'm not sure I understand the question.
4. In theory, Superboy could. But I don't think he was listening.
5. I'll leave that to your interpretation.
I looked high and low, and did not see this question asked or answered anywhere on Ask Greg. Forgive me if I did manage to miss something.
Anyhow, you're very much on record as not being pleased with Grant Morrison's take on General Eiling (which I just learned I had been pronouncing wrong since I was a kid - I puzzled it out as I-ling while reading Morrison's JLA when I was nine...I'm 21 now). I was wondering how you felt about John Ostrander's addition to the character's history. Spoilers for "Suicide Squad: Raise The Flag' mini-series follow.
In that series, it is revealed that Rick Flag, Jr. was not the son of the original Suicide Squad's leader but instead was soldier that General Eiling brainwashed into being a weapon at Eiling's command. It was Eiling who placed him in charge of the second Suicide Squad and forced Waller to put him with the third (the most familiar version, with the villains). He was also more than willing to leave Flag to his own devices until activating he was in a position to be effectively used. I have not been able to track down your run on Captain Atom, so I don't rightly know how you handled the character and I am curious to see how that portrayal fit with your vision of the character. Hopefully, presuming you haven't read the mini, I summarized it well enough.
Look, none of this is quite fair. Personally, I haven't read Morrison's take on Eiling, nor have I read Ostrander's.
The fact that I reacted negatively (once upon a time) to someone's synopsis of Morrison's version only proves... that like anyone, I can be guilty of judging something without looking at it myself, something that I abhor when folks do it to me.
So I'm just not going to respond to your question, because that's what it's inviting me to do. And I'm trying to be a better person. Or at least less of a hypocrite.
Who are the characters that are featured in the Season Two teaser poster for Young Justice?
I'm not saying - because I like to torture you all - but it doesn't matter - because it's just a promotional piece. It's not canon.
In Humanity, who was Red Torpedo disguised as when he was on the justice society? Was he an existing character, or did you just make it up? Also, Is red tornado the team's den mother again, or will they keep captain marvel around?
Captain Marvel was only den mother for a week. Then it was Zatara's turn. Then Black Canary. (Maybe a few others in between.) Red Tornado is now back as their permanent den mother, though that doesn't mean you won't see other Leaguers hanging around the Cave.
The robot Red Torpedo was disguised as the human mystery man Red Torpedo. And, yes, that was an existing character. I did NOT make him up. But he wasn't ever in the Justice Society - though he was in the All-Star Squadron.
Greg, I'm not sure if you do know a lot about guns, but I noticed an error in "Failsafe":
After watching "Failsafe", I noticed the US Marines in that episode were still using Vietnam War M16A1 assault rifles even though they've replaced them with M16A2s back in the mid-late 1980s. I can tell that they are M16A1s because the handgrips looks triangular (M16A2 handgrips are cylindrical) and the marines were firing their rifles on fully automatic mode (M16A2s fires in 3-round bursts).
See the previous question.
While watching the YJ episode Failsafe, one of my friends noticed that the American flag in that episode only had 48 stars. At first I just wrote it off as a technical error, but some things dawned on me after the reveal that Megan was controlling the simulation: Megan learned most of what she knew about Earth from 50's TV (at least, I think that's when Hello Megan is supposed to have aired) and that Hawaii and Alaska didn't become states until 1959.
So what I'm asking is did me and my friend miscount, was it a technical error, or was it a intentional hint you and the YJ team dropped?
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How old was Selena Gonzalez from #3 and #4? Was she married?
I don't know. You'd have to ask Art and/or Franco.
Thanks for the show!! also i understand why you don't wanna reveal spoilers. I mean honestly what's the point of watching the show if you know everything that's going to happen?
Anywho i wanted to ask after artemis died was she able to see what was happening with the rest of the team or was her consious mind just blank?
Thanks again! (and dude adrinaline rush the whole episode!! i swear it just gets better and better!!)
She was in a coma.
I was watching the episode "Denial" on iTunes and noticed that the bio in the cave computer stated that Kent Nelson was born in 1928 and other information that matches up with his DCU bio. Is this accurate to Earth-16 or is this similar to the Red Tornado bio situation from "Welcome to Happy Harbor"? I appreciate it!
Argh. Yes, it's similar to the Red Tornado situation.
Someone trying to be helpful and/or clever added that without informing us - and thus made my life more difficult and our series more flawed and inconsistent.
Will hal jordan or john stewart have a center role in any of the upcoming episodes?
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Well, this one kept me guessing. Mostly between dream and simulation. I know that teleporting beams were a possibility, but one I dismissed. Story structure wise, you don't do something this, well... apocalyptic, early in a series. I knew a twist was coming, but I had no idea which of the two it would be. Surprise, surprise it was both.
I've already seen people compare it to "Over the Edge," an episode of "The New Adventures of Batman" I always thought was severely overrated. In that episode, Barbara Gordon falls off a building and dies, Gordon blames Batman and swears vengeance; Batman is publicly unmasked, becomes a fugitive; Gordon is kicked off the case and then hires Bane to help him take down Batman; Bane betrays Gordon; Gordon and Batman die; and then Barbara wakes up and it was a nightmare induced by Scarecrow's fear toxin. She then vows to tell her father the truth to prevent something like that from actually happening and then doesn't. And then I throw my remote control at the TV. What a crock! Not only is there no internal logic to the nightmare, I mean... who has a dream or nightmare where they are dead and their mind is playing this? And then she decides to do something that would result in character development and change the status quo in an interesting way and doesn't? Really! Then I got on the internet and found out this was one of the most revered episodes of the series.
I've seen "Failsafe" get compared to "Over the Edge" several times already, and while "Failsafe" isn't perfect, it doesn't cheat anywhere near as much as "Over the Edge" did. If it did, the entire Team would have been killed in the first two minutes and this still would have been their simulation and dream. That, and the outcome of what happened here will likely have lasting consequences as opposed to Barbara deciding to tell and then not tell her dad she was Batgirl. I'm a firm believer in continuity and actions having consequences, and while I loved "Batman the Animated Series" and its spin-offs quite a bit, it tended to shrug off long term consequences to keep a certain status quo.
I think a closer comparison would be to the "Gargoyles" episode, "Future Tense." Like "Failsafe," that episode was both a dream and an illusion. Apocalyptic things happen, and you keep waiting to find out what the twist is going to be, but it also throws so much at you, you're distracted from thinking about it... you just know that something is wrong. Overall, I thought "Future Tense" was far more effective at distracting you on that first viewing. I also felt that it played fair more than "Failsafe." In "Future Tense," we never left Goliath. He was in every scene, and we saw everything he was seeing, and nothing else. While "Failsafe" was cutting to civilians hiding in bunkers, and other moments that no one on The Team was witnessing. And if they weren't witnessing it, why was it part of the simulation and their dream?
"Failsafe" was better than "Over the Edge" but not as good as "Future Tense." But then, few things are. It may be a little unfair of me to make the comparisons either way, but that's where my mind went and those were the comparisons that I drew. A comparison to a similar premise in a DC animated production and in another Greg Weisman production.
I really enjoyed seeing General Wade Eiling make his animated debut, at last. And with his proper design and the correct pronunciation of his name. Eiling appeared in "Justice League Unlimited" but with a different look, since General Hardcastle's design was pretty close to Eiling's comic design, and back in 2007, when Greg Weisman and I were having lunch together at a Taco Bell near the Sony studio he was producing "Spectacular Spider-Man" at, we briefly discussed Captain Atom, and I pronounced Eiling the way JLU did, and he corrected me. Since he co-created the character with Cary Bates, I think he'd know. Just like Dennis O'Neil knows the proper pronunciation of Ra's al Ghul even if Christopher Nolan does not.
I hope to see more of Eiling. I've read some of Greg and Cary's Captain Atom run, and he's a terrific character.
The ending of the episode opens a lot of possibilities and lasting consequences. M'Gann is more powerful than previously thought. I have some theories on where this will lead, but I am not well versed in DC lore, so I intend to keep them to myself... except for one. I am convinced she is a White Martian. And hey, this episode has plenty to make both people who love and hate the character happy. People who like her get a great episode that focused on her. While the people who hate her can make an animated gif of her getting stabbed by Martian Manhunter. Everybody wins.
Great episode, and if you will indulge me one more comparison to "Future Tense," well was it a dream or a prophesy? With the second season being titled "Invasion," that's something to ponder.
Well, we figured very few people would believe we were killing everyone off. So we intentionally put in the "teleportation" option to distract from the possibility that it might be a simulation or dream (let alone both).
I haven't seen "Over the Edge" so I have no comment on that one. As for comparisons to "Future Tense"... well... I'll leave that to you and others to weigh.
For more of Eiling, try to pick up issues 9 and 10 of the Young Justice companion comic.
Will we be seeing more of Dick Grayson's uncle Rick in the YJ series? Does the explanation of Robin's origins in the comic book mean that the series will not really focus on it?
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1. Is Icon a part of the Justice League?
2. How old is Icon?
3. How old is Rocket?
4. Why was red arrow, rocket, and zatanna all together? are they their own team?
5. How old is zatanna?
thank you so much... great episode!!! loved it.
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2. I don't know.
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4. Red Arrow, Rocket, Zatanna, Tempest and Aquagirl were the back up Team in the vision/exercise. Don't read too much into it. It wasn't real.
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Oh my God, you guys scared me to death with episode 16! First Wolf, then Artemis, which is by the way my favorite, then Aqualad, then Superboy and then Robin and Kid Flash. I love that Wally was so determined to get Artemis back! Anyway, to my question, how important are M'gann's powers in YJ??? Just curious, very understandable if it's a spoiler request.
LOVE YOUNG JUSTICE! YOU GUYS ROCK!
They're important. All their powers are important. (Am I not understanding this question?)
Who was that soldier Superboy insisted go in front of them when they were evacuating? Was he anyone special or a cameo from the Comics?
Just watched Failsafe and WOW, that was INTENSE!! I mean, I knew something was up, but I did not see that ending coming. That revelation about M'Gann was awesome. And you even got a cameo of future detective Jason Bard, very cool. No questions today, just praise.
I'll happily take praise. (I have no shame on that score.)
Was it ever planned to reveal more information about the "Blue Beaked Gargoyle" from Demonas Clan in CoS?
Hi Greg! You've probably heard this a million times before but I LOVE the work you and Brandon do on the show Young Justice, I wasn't a comics fan until watching it, not I am. Anywho, if it's not too much trouble, I have some questions.
1. How long ago did you start working on the show?
2. What are the birthdates of the characters on the team?
3. For those heroes who made brief appearances on Revelation (Blue Devil, Plastic Man etc.) Are they now members of the League or were they just momentary team ups to stop those giant plants?
Again, huge fan. Thank you for making the most wonderful show I've seen in years. You can tell Brandon I say thanks too. :)
1. I think it was February or March of 2009.
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I was just wondering that since Season 2 will be a complete arc, what would happen if Cartoon Network decides to order a few more episodes for season 2? Will the Invasion arc be extended or a will completely different story be told? Just wondering. Not saying that it will happen but just a thought since such a thing has happened like when the CW ordered extra episodes of Nikita at the very last moment.
Twenty episodes is the full and total order for Season Two. Of course, I hope they order a Season Three eventually, but twenty will remain the total for Season Two.
Hi Greg, enjoyed all your series so far. Gargoyles, Spectacular Spider-man (the artwork was "interesting", but still an enjoyable cartoon), and Young Justice. I had to laugh when you answered a fan's response about Young Justice coming to Blu-ray (which is a format for High Definition DVD's. I guess working on Young Justice must exhaust you.). Anyway, just a couple of things i wanted to know.
do you keep all the concept art for all the characters you have made for each show, and are you allowed to give the art to people?
will we have any opportunities to see other Justice Society of America members in cameos? considering Jay Garrick has been seen along with Dr. Fate.
keep up the good work!!
1. No, the art is not mine to either keep or give away.
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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.
Can you give the names of the cities of Atlantis beside Shayeris and Poseidonis?
Check out issue #14 of the Young Justice companion comic for a larger (though still incomplete) list.