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If Professor Ivo distributed the prison uniforms in the men's wing, who distributed them in the women's wing?
Who was the Black woman sharing a cell with Devastion?
Were all of the inmates at Belle Reve named characters, or were most of them just extras?
1. I seem to recall it being Shimmer.
2. I'd have to look again. I don't remember.
3. Most were name characters, but there were a few extras.
I read somewhere here that the number 16 has some magical meaning on YJ. I know I've seen it in some timestamps and Red Tornado's number is 16. What's it significance? Can you list all its references so far?
1. Decide for yourself.
You said Superman doesn't have superbreath, but he used it to blow away some monqis in #2.
Are you sure?
Can you please rank the members of the Light by IQ?
No, I cannot. It's not just that I will not - though I won't - but I also can't. I've never really understood IQ numbers or what they mean.
What the names of the songs of Rigoletto featured in SSM "Gangland"? The only ones I recognized were:
"Ella mi fu rapita...Parmi veder le lagrime"
"Duca, duca!"/"Scorrendo uniti"
"Cortigiani, vil razza dannata"
"La donna Ã¨ mobile"
By the way, I thought it was BRILLIANT of you to use that score diegeticly and extra-diegeticly and extra-diegeticly. It just proves that ANY kind of music can score a fight sequence, not just rock or techno.
How did you think of it?
Will you do some alike in YJ?
1. I'm afraid I don't have access to my old Sony SpecSpidey files here at my WARNER BROS. Young Justice office, and I just don't remember exactly which songs we used.
2. "diegeticly"? Did you mean digitally? I'm not sure what you mean here...?
3. I think that one inspiration was clearly the Godfather movies.
4. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
1)Why is Dinah Lance/Black Canary your favourite DC character?
2)Who is your favourite Marvel character and why?
3)Do you happen to know Brandon Vietti's favourite DC character?
1. To some extent, I'm not sure I have an answer to this. She just... is. But I think it's a combo of factors. Part of it, I'm sure, goes back to the adolescent boy in me that just thought she was hot. (I'm not necessarily proud of this, but I'm not ashamed of it either.) She's a strong, beautiful woman, who holds her own in the company of folks like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, etc. - even without any super-powers. (And you need to keep in mind, I'm old enough to remember a Black Canary who didn't even have a Canary Cry.) She's developed over time into a leader. I also REALLY like her relationship with Green Arrow (though I haven't always liked the way some writers and editors have portrayed it.) I love the martial arts skills, and I love (and even miss a little) her original undercover m.o., i.e. the way she operated as a criminal underworld figure, secretly working on the side of the angels. I mean, the lady kicks ass! What's not to like? Then add in the fact that one of my very first assignments at DC in the eighties was to write a Black Canary mini-series (that never got published). So I feel a personal connection to the character also.
Now, having said all that, there are a TON of DC Heroes that I really love. Black Canary is the first among equals, really.
2. See the last sentence of my previous answer. I don't feel like there's a single character that stands out in the same way for me over at Marvel, though there are many, many, many that I love. Of course, working on Spectacular Spider-Man gave me an insight into Peter Parker that almost qualifies. (Same with Flash Thompson, actually.)
3. Nope, but you can ask him on his website: http://brandonvietti.blogspot.com/
I was reading through the archives, and I noticed that when 2198 was called Future Tense and then 2158, you described Demona as being repentant, and motivated by love and redemption. When the 2198 contest ended, she seems to be described as a lot closer to the Demona we currently know. Still plotting against humanity, perhaps her final chance to destroy the human race. Not getting along with anyone initially.
I remember that you were toying with the idea of Samson being older, more statesmanlike and a widower until you revamped 2158 into 2198. So, did Demona also undergo a revamp?
Eh... Not so much. She was always someone out of the mainstream. I'll admit that my memory of the 2158 days are sketchy, but I think a more likely interpretation is that until I really sat down to DEVELOP 2198 in detail, I just hadn't focused on where Demona was.
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 24, 2012 - and repeating again on Sunday - is the American premiere of Young Justice episode 122, "Agendas". This is a BIG story for Superboy - and for the entire JUSTICE LEAGUE, as well, featuring special guest star MAGGIE Q, who absolutely rocks it as WONDER WOMAN! So tune in!
It's so unfair (and frustrating) that other countries aired new episodes before the U.S. does. All the same, I've still been watching the leaked episodes online in Turkish and Portuguese with the occasional fan letting me in on a translation. So I've had some hope in all of this. I know you can't control it, but how do you feel about it all? And, also, thank you in advance for your time!
Greg Weisman says:
"Personally, I think it's bad enough folks are spoiling things FOR THEMSELVES, when they will soon be able to see the episodes in English and at a decent quality within a matter of a few short weeks. (And the blame-Cartoon-Network excuse holds ZERO water for me, as these people are still CHOOSING to view episodes ahead of schedule. No one is holding a gun to their heads.) But the fact that they are spoiling things for folks who are trying NOT to get spoiled is just outrageously obnoxious."
[Response recorded on March 19, 2012.]
Hello greg, i would like to know what year is the young justice and earth-16 set at the moment. Is it 2010 or 2011?
Greg Weisman says:
"We intentionally have NOT put a year on the present day events on the show. There is NO CANON YEAR, as far as I'm concerned.
But the days of the week are based on the 2010 calendar. And in my timeline, now a whopping 185 pages, for purposes of math - relative to events in the past - we're set in 2010."
[Response recorded on November 18, 2011.]