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This sounds stupid to be be nitpicky over, but...
1. How is Artemis only a grade above Dick when she's two years older than him? From what I've seen, she's 15 and he's 13. If she's a sophomore, shouldn't he be an 8th grader?
2. How old is Zatanna, exactly?
3. Was Robin's crush on Zatanna in "Humanity" a one time thing?
That aside, I love Young Justice. It's very character-driven.
1. ASKED AND ANSWERED. It all depends on when their birthdays fall, now, doesn't it?
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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.
1.) What color are Greta Hayes' eyes?
2.) I've had some difficulty grasping Zatanna's personality, and I was wondering if you'd be willing to describe her. Not some detailed analysis or anything - just a handful of adjectives innate to Zatanna's incarnation in Earth-16. (Ex. Kid Flash: Class Clown, Immature, Goofy, Impulsive, Flirty, etc.)
Thanks so much!
1. Pale green.
2. If I had to pick one word: mischievous. But she is who she is. She's many things. Honest, direct, flirty, devlish, loyal, etc. Frankly, this whole question makes me uncomfortable. The material should stand on its own, and if it doesn't then I don't know how me listing qualities here is going to help.
"Secrets" was quite an interesting episode to say the least, specifically the conversation concerning the possibility of a mole on The Team.
Based on what Red Arrow said, he instantly ruled out his friends (Aqualad, Robin, and Kid Flash)as potential traitors since he's known them the longest. This left us with three possible candidates: Superboy, Miss Martian, and Artemis. I have questions regarding these three people.
First, there's Superboy. In "Fireworks," when Superboy met the Justice League, I'm guessing he told them everything about himself offscreen; that's also assuming he told them what the purpose of his creation was, right? (Since his purpose was to replace Superman if he dies, or kill Superman if he turned evil) In this episode, Batman thinks that Cadmus programmed something specific into Superboy, and suspects that Superboy could be the mole without being aware of it. What does that mean? Is Superboy at risk of being mind-controlled or is it something more?
Second, there's Miss Martian. According to Red Arrow, Martian Manhunter told Black Canary he had a few hundred nieces and nephews. I don't remember that being that being mentioned in the comics, so is this fact true or false on the show? I'll be surprised he has a large family if this fact turns out to be true. Red Arrow claimed that Miss Martian met her uncle for the first time 5 months prior to this episode when she stowed away on his last trip from Mars to Earth. (Storywise, that's June,isn't it?) If that is true, why would she do that? Given her personality, I personally doubt she is the mole, but will there be a reasonable explanation for her coming to Earth in a future episode?
Lastly, there's Artemis. Red Arrow knew right off the bat that she wasn't the niece of Green Arrow, and he even told Aqualad and Robin in this episode. Batman defended Artemis' status, which I'm not surprised at. I know the comic kind of explained what he knows, but did Batman really connected the dots and knows Sportsmaster is Atermis' father and is just not saying anything to let Artemis tell The Team on her own terms?
In terms with how Artemis has been acting, she's been really protective about her family secrets, since she still refuses to open up, even to Zatanna. Will her constant unwilliingness to come clean get her into serious trouble in the remaining episodes of this season?
Thanks for reading my questions.
1. Batman thinks it's a POSSIBILITY that Cadmus programmed more into Superboy than even Superboy is aware of. Beyond that, SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
2a. It's true.
2b. June, yes.
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So, I was chatting with a friend about tour theories on Demona and her future, both near and far. And this subject came up, and he suggested I ask you. I said "no way, not in a million years will he answer this one." And yet, here I am...
I am not asking for any specifics or clues beyond this one tidbit; when Demona dies, will she be in her human form or her gargoyle form?
Who says she dies?
Hey Greg, sorry if this seems like a silly question, but I was under the impression that the Young Justice episodes were written by different members of the production staff. So I was just wondering if that ever becomes annoying or frustrating not having creative control over the details of an episode, or if it makes it more interesting for everyone involved. Or if you all work as a unit to piece it all together. I'm really not sure of how everything is set up but I was just so curious about the effort and work that goes into the show. I'm sure you get this a lot but thank you so much for being a part of this show and making it all happen. I look forward to new episodes all week long.I really love it! Thanks again, and sorry if this question seems impertinent.
Brandon Vietti and I have complete control over scripts, and the entire writing staff reports to me.
That staff, Season One, included myself, staff writer Kevin Hopps and the following freelancers: Andrew Robinson, Nicole Dubuc, Jon Weisman, Tom Pugsley and Peter David.
Season Two, the staff included myself, Brandon and the following freelancers: Kevin Hopps, Nicole Dubuc, Jon Weisman, Peter David and Paul Giacoppo.
If Secret was indeed a ghost, and also intangible, how was she able to remove Zatana's gag?
Greg, I've just watched Secrets. About time there's a good episode. But there's two things that really bother me.
Did you based Harm's constant use of the word "harm" on Mr Freeze's "ice puns" from the infamous 1997 George Clooney Batman & Robin movie?
I noticed a very obvious error with the color of the NYPD police cars. They were black and white instead of white with blue markings. What's up with that?
'About time', huh?
Great way to start your post. Very winning. Anyway...
1. No. I've never seen that movie.
In the Young Justice episode "Revelation," when the plant creatures attacked the bridge in Star City, they were also attacking what appears to be a Metropolis school bus. Inside the bus, only the students and the bus driver himself were seen. Was that some kind of mistake? Was that supposed to be a Star City school bus instead? If was meant to be a Metropolis school bus, I can assume there was some kind of field trip involved, but if that were true, then where is the teacher?
Thank you for reading the question.
This, for once, was NOT a mistake.
On one level, it's an in joke. That Metropolis school bus gets around. And it always has the same students and bus driver, and it's always getting in trouble on a bridge. (See episode 105 for its first appearance.) Keep an eye out for it. It'll be back.
On another level, it was a field trip. And the teacher IS the bus driver.
What will episode 20: misplaced be about?
'Misplaced' is episode 19. Episode 20 is 'Coldhearted'.
And here's a complete breakdown of EVERYTHING that happens in both:
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In Issue 10 of the YJ comic, why was Megan's skin green when in the diner? Wouldn't she have changed it to caucasian? And why didn't the other two men say anything or react to it?
That's what's called in the business: "A tragically stupid mistake!"
How we all missed that is beyond me. Seriously. I was so embarrassed when I saw it in print. I went back to my color proofs, positive that she was caucasian in them and that some helpful soul had 'corrected' her to green after the fact. But nope. She was green. And none of us noticed until it was too late.
If you need an in universe explanation, I think she forgot to change to caucasian, and her friends were so used to seeing her green that they didn't notice until it was too late. (Sound familiar.) Then you got to figure that Bibbo and Perry DID notice when they entered, but figured she was wearing full-body make-up. They probably commented on it when the kids first entered, but by the time we joined the action, Bibbo had moved on to comment about their cellphone use.
Yeah. That's the ticket!
1. In the episode "Terrors" is the robotic person in Belle Relle Metallo
2. Who is the villan in "Terrors" that was aiding Killer Forst when she freezes Megan?
1. I'm trying to think of who you might be referring to...? Professor Ojo, maybe?
2. Devastation? Or Shimmer?
You'll need to be more specific, I think.
Hello, Mr. Weisman. If there is a picture of Wonder Girl (if you have done drawing her), will you let anyone, especially fans of Wonder Girl, see herself from the Young Justice series?
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Hello, Mr. Weisman,
I have a question in regards to what kind of clone Superboy is.
In the comics, Superboy is Superman's clone mixed with Lex's DNA to stabilize him.
In "Smallville," Connor Kent is a Lex clone mixed with Clark's DNA to stop his accelerated mitosis.
In the show, all that is explained is that Superboy was cloned from Superman's DNA, and nothing else was revealed.
The question that comes to mind is whether the Superboy of the Young Justice continuity is a Human-Kryptonian Hybrid clone, or a 100% Kryptonian clone?
Will we find out how Superman's DNA was acquired to be used to create Superboy in the remaining episodes of this season, or will this be a story for later in future seasons?
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"Secrets" was really good!
1. How old is Secret/Greta Hayes? Or rather, how old was she when she was killed?
2. How old is Harm?
1. Greta was fourteen.
2. Harm is nineteen.
Hey Greg (is it okay to call you by first name?),
I'm puzzled as to why some of the superheroes of the Justice League do not have any voice actors yet? Is it really hard to find the right kind of people to do voice acting for certain characters?
Thanks for reading my question.
Yes, please. Call me "Greg." Just don't call me late for din--
No, I'm not going there.
Some characters don't have voice actors yet simply because they haven't had any lines of dialogue yet. Voice actors are wonderful, but they are an expense, and we can't afford to give characters lines - and thus hire another actor - just for the fun of it. Plus there's only so much screen time in any given episode. Thus if a character doesn't have anything salient to say, he or she is not going to speak.