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does the Atom exist on Earth-16?
Yes. He was mentioned in "Failsafe".
And with that, I've finally broken the 100 question-in-the-queue barrier!!!
Will Wonder Woman have some lines before the end of season 1?
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I enjoy your writing on gargoyles and have just started checking out young justice. I was wondering if you ever planned on writing any thing live action or a independent film? I find the characters on gargoyles to be more interesting than some on movies or certain tv shows I have seen over the years.
I've tried to break into live action, but have had no success as yet.
Can you give us like a little preview of what will happen in the next few episodes?
I could, but I won't.
I love Young Justice, but why are they drawing it out so much? When will the last episode in season 1 play? Will you develope Artemis and Wally's relationship into an actual dating relationship? When will Artemis's past be discovered? Why did you like take the relationship I thought Wally and Artemis were going to have, and put it in the opposite direction in "Secrets"? Will Artemis become Tigress like in the comics?
Thank you for the show I really enjoy it. I just wish "Secrets" wasn't there. Please do not kill off Artemis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is my favorite person.... She is the reason I watch the show.
1. I don't know. It's the network's call.
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4. I'll let the material stand for itself.
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I have questions about The Light, the main antagonists of season 1 of Young Justice. I have to say that the way you carefully set up their appearances from starting off as shadowy at the end of episode 2 to finally appearing in the flesh at the end of episode 14 was extremely clever. I have to admit that I thought the Injustice League themselves were the real bad guys that had their voices distorted when talking with their associates (like Sportsmaster and the Sensei, for example) and that "The Light" was just a cover name for the Injustice League, until the time was right to reveal themselves. When I saw the real members of The Light, I was surprised (probably just as much as anyone else you saw episode 14) because I thought some of those guys were just allies and not actual members, though I'm sure other fans of the show figured it out more or less.
This brings me to my questions:
a. Will there be a storywise explanation as to what exactly lead to the creation of this super-villain group in the first place?
b. What motivated you to create this unique and original super-villain group? Was it because you wanted to avoid using typical super-villain group names such as Legion of Doom?
c. Why were these people specifically chosen to be members of "The Light," and not anyone else? Were you looking for something specific in each of these members, something that stands out?
d. What exactly is their big plan(or is it more appropriately called their endgame?) and how are all of their activities(such as the attempt to steal the Helmet of Fate and the failed attempt to obtain Starro)thus far connected to this plan?
e. The episode "Infiltrator" suggests they had a hand in inserting a mole into The Team. However, The Team itself believe this to be nothing more than a mind game based on Sportsmaster's tip. Five out of six members of The Team (based on their actions on the field in every episode thus far) appear to be clean. Artemis seems to be the only one who hasn't come clean yet with her secrets, perhaps due to fear she may be hated, perhaps? Even so, her secrets about her family wouldn't prove life-threatening to either the Team or the Justice League, would they? The existence of the mole, in my opinion, is in doubt. Is this mole even real to begin with, and if so, is that person is somehow being unknowingly manipulated by The Light somehow?
f. Depending on what The Light may do (endangering the world, no matter what actions they take), will the lives of both the Team and the Justice League, and even the lives of those closest to them be in any sort of danger?
Thanks for taking the time to read all my questions.
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b. I suppose. But mostly, it seemed in character.
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f. I'd say 'SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT." But you can all but guarantee that our characters will be put in danger.
What was that glowing sphere that Greta (or Secret) pull out of Harm's chest?
His so-called 'Purity of Heart'.
1.When Martian Manhunter referred to Miss Martian and Conner as "They grow up so fast what was he referring to?
2. Do you know which martial arts Sportmaster know.
3. Did Aqualad kill that Kobra member or did he just paralyze him?
4. I don't know if you've been reading, but I'm sure you've heard of Darksied's makeover, courtesy of Jim Lee, by angry fans in DCnU. I honestly don't mind but Kirby's design is of course legend. Even in past events when artists drew him the they kept Kirby classic. I think Kirby's design was better for him showing his personality dark and uncaring. All Jim did was really give him armor. I like to agree with the negatives. The armor is... to "colorful." unlike other supervillians ,mostly Marvel including Apocalypse, Galactus, and Thanos; Darksied doesn't need armor to be widely feared by all, but I know that with time comes change. Can you please share your opinion on this?
Thanks for answering all of our questions, Greg.
1. Sending them off for their first day of school, of course.
3. Probably neither, but to be honest, I'm not sure what you're referring to.
4. I haven't seen it, so I have no opinion.
I am speechless. This episode was perfect. I loved it, and I say this as a guy who has been wanting to love this series but so far has only been able to just like it a lot. I loved this episode.
Harm was a deliciously creepy villain. Everything about him was chilling. His speech patterns could have easily been corny, but thanks to great writing and terrific voice acting they were very unnerving. I spent most of the episode wondering how Artemis and Zatanna were going to defeat him. Scratch that, not just wondering how they were, wondering IF they were. And as a thirty-year old jaded TV watcher, I hardly ever wonder IF the bad guy is going to be beaten.
The story was very heavy, and the truth about Secret was heartbreaking. I've heard of Secret and Harm before, but I didn't know their story, and I had no idea she was dead, never mind that her brother killed her. Child murder in a cartoon? Okay, there's been plenty of attempted child murder, but the real deal? Harsh. Very harsh.
The B-plot balanced out the dark drama with a lot of humor. While Artemis and Zatanna fought for their lives, Superboy, Miss Martian, and Kid Flash were attending a school Halloween dance and there they warded off... a prank. I would like to say that Marvin the Martian with Godzilla's roar is the single greatest thing a human being could ever have come up with.
Martians invading, eh? Ooh... foreshadowing for season two? And here I thought Darkseid was being set up for season two. Hmm, maybe he is. Maybe he'll be in cahoots with the White Martians. Maybe I am reading too deep into this. It wouldn't be the first time.
The brief C-plot was about Aqualad, Red Arrow, Robin, and Batman discussing who the traitor was. At this point, I have no idea. I'm leaning towards M'Gann. Or maybe it's Aqualad.
If I had one complaint, it was about Artemis taking the news that Superboy and Miss Martian are a couple that hard. She only expressed interest in him on screen once, and that was in her first appearance. Aqualad alluded to it a few episodes back, but I think we needed more. Artemis, aggressive as she is, could have flirted with Superboy more. But that doesn't detract from this perfect episode, because it's not this episode's problem. The episodes that preceded this one should have laid a little more pipe.
BTW, Marvel Zombie... very cute.
A+, Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, Encore! Encore!
I take great pride in the notion of using the Godzilla roar with Miss Martian posing as Marvin the Martian to scare Marvin from SuperFriends. That was my idea!
"Secrets" intrigued me. I'm really glad we got to see more Zatanna - her YJ incarnation is the best I've ever seen. Is she an official member of the team yet?
As an intriguing episode should, this one prompted a few (more) questions:
1. Zatanna has an "A" authorization code, unlike the Team's "B" classifications and League's pure numbers. Can you explain what the difference is between "A" and "B" designations? What they represent?
2. Where does Zatanna live? (And, if it's "with G. Zatara, where is that?)
3. I'm really interested in how magic works in the Earth-16 universe (and specifically on Earth). We've seen Nabu and Klarion, magical beings from other planes of existence who assert their influence on Earth (and really, why Earth of all worlds?); we've seen Wotan, whose design evokes a wizard vampire, and who casts his incantations in Latin; and we've seen the Zataras, who speak backwards in English to use their magic.
And then there's the sword of Beowulf, unleashed from its scabbard by an incantation in Olde English.
a) Just restating the point above: Lords of Order and Chaos choose to manifest on Earth. Is it only Earth (and, if so, why?), or are there Lords of Choas and Order who choose to duke it out over other worlds?
b) I've noticed that all magical energy used so far is yellow (Fate, Wotan, Zatara) - with the blatant exception of Klarion's red magic. Does this have any significance, and, if so, what is it?
c) Can anyone who has an affinity for magic (and what does that mean? Kent Nelson said something to that effect about Madame Xanadu) learn magic? What is the source (or sources) of magic, when used by beings who are not inherently mystical (i.e. not Lords of Chaos/Order)?
d) How do the sword and scabbard of Beowulf have magical power?
e) How well-known is the existence of magic among the general populace of Earth? Is it an accepted academic fact - and, if not, how do people explain Zatara's powers?
4. This episode suggests that the public has some awareness not only of the existence of *one* Martian (i.e. Manhunter), but of the entire Martian nation (since the response to a supposed Martian invasion is not "OMG Martians," but seems more like "Shoot, war with Mars"). How exactly is the public aware of the Martian civilization? How aware are the governments of the Martian civilization, and are there any kinds of diplomatic relations/trade?
If people are not aware, how is this possible with a Martian as a public hero?
5. Ghosts. We've seen Kent Nelson's soul, bonded with the helmet for a few thousand years, and "Secret," the ghost of Harm's dead sister. When do departed souls manifest as ghosts in the world, and why? How much power do they have?
Thank you so much, for all your considerate attention. The numbers here are meant to serve as "headings" for similarly-themed questions, so there are actually quite a lot in here; again, thanks for your consideration.
1. A is for Authorized Guests of the League. B is for Team members. The A designation pre-dates the creation of the Team.
2. With Zatara in New York.
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3b. I don't know.
3c. I think Zatanna described it best in "Humanity". I don't have much to add.
3d. They were infused at their creation.
3e. Folks know about Zatara. Whether they attribute his abilities to 'magic' or to something akin to what Kid Flash was describing in "Denial" is up to the individual.
4. Thanks to Martian Manhunter there is some (minimal) awareness that Mars is inhabited. There isn't any diplomatic or trade relations between the planets at this time. No communication either.
5. It's not so different from traditional ghost traditions. Greta was not "At rest". Most folks who die pass on. But a few do not. "Power" depends on circumstances.