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So in a tryce came the documentary depicting many a Chinese doll and also the three wise men (who may or may not have been kings) that needed sixty-two dollars between them to redeem the coupon, which offered up solace and not a little irony to anyone who hadn't yet seen the crew chewing on leaves that weren't tobacco, but might have been sage and still left horrible stains in the dirt floor of the lean-to where I left my ski poles after the overnight with the cranes that were kept on the lake domestically for the purpose of tourism but who could also speak Latin on occasion when prompted by offers of cheese or jerky -- though not just any jerky, it had to be salmon jerky -- which isn't always easy to come by when you've agreed to leave before closing on summer days in the springtime of your life, which has been known to last longer in people who aren't concerned about under-inebriation or over-intoxication or both: it's the balance which is everything when nothing else will do and no one else will participate in the extravaganza that's been created by the giant invisible flying monkey brain that is modern life in the Twenty-First Century, counting since the (approximate) birth of Christ -- as long as the lack of the number zero doesn't disturb your math sensibilities as, frankly, it does mine, though I like to think I've made peace with that and with the Skrull too, since I haven't picked up an issue of that book in about nine years, which wasn't an intentional or explicit act of cold turkey so much as a sliding away followed by a none-too-impressive epiphany -- far from the best epiphany I've ever had, say, compared to Tintagel or Lego, not to mention the birth of certain children, which couldn't get more personal than the zany antics of the semi-erotic flea circus, which used to travel the stars waiting for an invitation to land at your door, since you are the personal target of the extra-lunar probe that counted all the seahorses that Aquaman used to make the giant seahorse that he could actually ride, though no faster than he could swim himself on his own power -- and no, we're not talking Super Friends here, but something older, more primal, something that was born back when the Ptero-whatever streaked across the sky leaving behind contrails made not of smoke but of pure and unadulterated grace, a commodity in which we are sorely shy as a planet, and yet which we find in the most unlikley of places, including but not limited to contracts which dictate how we will interact with each other but do it in such a way that no normal human being could possibly wrap their heads around the language and internalize the meaning, which we declare to be progress or civilization and which is not meant as a criticism so much as a detachment of troopers marching on a hill that you wouldn't pay five ducats -- FIVE! -- to buy yourself, or so I told myself and Hamlet night after night, but now Hamlet is a Thief on FX and I haven't seen him face to face in over twenty years, which sometimes seems quite normal but sometimes blows me away, not that I want to move backwards at all, though I'm not sure that I'm truly moving forward and I'm convinced I'm not moving sideways, though the metaphor of the sidewinder is appealing, not in the cliché sense of something sinister and left-handed, though I do throw with my left hand, I can bowl just as badly with either hand, and even though I'm 42, I quite prefer to have bumpers instead of gutters, where the rain gets backed up and sometimes flows over the lip and creates leaks in the roof and drips, drips, drips down into the shiny metal bowl that's usually used for something much more pleasant like mixing cookie dough to create chewy wonderful ... well.. cookies (I mean "duh") that taste a little bit like home even when you are home and it is raining, or maybe ESPECIALLY when you are home and it is raining and the water overflows and the ocean fills and the giant seahorse peaks out and winks at the cranes, which is exactly what the documentary crew was hoping to capture when they first took out their cameras and shot the whole thing from three different angles across six different days and still never saw the giant invisible flying monkey brain, because it was, to put it mildly, invisible.
YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: EPISODE 205: "Beneath" Premieres!
This Saturday morning, May 26th (my wedding anniversary, incidentally) is the premiere of another brand new Young Justice: Invasion episode, our fifth of the second season, "Beneath"!
New characters! Old characters speaking for the first time! Giant invisible flying monkey brains (watch for 'em)! And much more good stuff, all on Cartoon Network. Repeats on Sunday morning, May 27th. Check local listings and cable guides for times!
Greg, in misplaced, what would happen to other planes in the sky across the world at the time that were carrying children?
Greg Weisman says:
"It depends on Klarion."
[Response recorded on April 24, 2012.]
I just got into young justice last week and I love it. I was just wondering what kinda power does the league have? I mean silver age superman could juggle planets and green lantern could do about anything, while the justice League dcau cartoon superman could have trouble with Grundy. About where on the scale of power would they be?
Greg Weisman says:
"I'm not sure if you've noticed, but we've resisted the temptation with ALL our characters to put them at the upper end of the scale of how some creators have depicted their powers. It's more interesting to us - even for the adult heroes - if they aren't quite so invincible."
[Response recorded on November 12, 2012.]
There seems to be quite a common thing going around the internet(mostly wihin Fanfiction). This theory is that Wally is being beaten by his father. Is this true, or just a made up story?
"2. Are Wally's parents abusive in this universe?"
Greg Weisman says:
[Response recorded November 29, 2011.]
From "Image" we know that Robin and Kid Flash are both not blood type Oâ". What blood types are they, respectively? Artemis, too.
Greg Weisman says:
"I haven't tracked this with the kind of specificity you're asking for."
[Response recorded on April 13, 2012.]
Are gargoyles classified as mammals?
Greg Weisman says:
"Gargoyles pre-date mammals in my mind. Whether they evolved from dinosaurs or beside dinosaurs is another question."
[Response recorded March 7, 2001.]
In Young Justice, how do you spell the name of the crystal used by Klarion and co. in misplaced?
Greg Weisman says:
"Ambre Jeune Perdu."
[Response recorded on May 3, 2012.]
1. Where does Red Arrow live now, specifically, (an apartment, rented/bought house, bungalow, lives purely on justice alone, etc) now that he (probably?) isn't living with Green Arrow anymore?
2. You mentioned before that Zatanna went to a private catholic school in New York. Now that she doesn't have her father (to pay tuition!), and she lives at Mt. Justice in Happy Harbor, where would she be going to school, if at all?
AQUALAD: "After Roy went solo, he installed equipment caches in several major cities."
[From "Young Justice" episode 126, " Auld Acquaintance." Originally aired April 21, 2012.]
Greg Weisman says:
"Zatanna finishes the semester in Manhattan and then transfers for the NEW semester to Happy Harbor High in JANUARY."
[Response recorded on May 22, 2012.]
i wanna ask you a question ?
do you draw young justice characters ?
or you just wrote how would everyone look ?
i want to create a tv show :) you are my mentor
Greg Weisman says:
"It's been a team effort from day one. Many of the series' best ideas came/come from Brandon. And this is aside from the fact, that of course, Brandon can write - BUT I CANNOT DRAW, which arguably makes him MORE important to the production than I. I am exceedingly proud of this series and my own work on it - though certain very vocal fans seem to think I shouldn't be - but that doesn't change the fact that Brandon and I are a team."
[Response recorded on July 12, 2011. Emphasis added by moderator.]
Will we ever see the origins of the Justice League or it's first mission explored in the future?
CATHERINE COBERT: "And finally, we have the four surviving host bodies used by a race of alien energy beings, known as the Appelaxians, who attempted to conquer the Earth. Of course, the attack also brought together Earth's mightiest heroes to form the Justice League."
[From "Young Justice" episode 203, "Alienated." Originally aired May 12, 2012.]
I am a HUGE fan of YJ for the record. I've seen all of them on the day they premiere and I watch them again the next day to catch anything I missed. I have to know who the snitch is! It CAN'T be Artemis! I think it's Connor, but he doesn't know it. Becuase of the way his dad (Lex) was able to controll him! Could you atleast tell me what episode they say who the snitch is? It can't be Artemis, it CAN'T! :D
Greg Weisman says:
"So, I know I'm biased, but this Saturday's penultimate episode of YOUNG JUSTICE's first season really is a MUST SEE for the series: 'Usual Suspects' brings all sorts of plotlines to a head, with large measures of action, humor and even romance. If you like the show at all, you'll want to see this one. (And if you haven't seen it in English, you'll want to watch it in its native tongue.) As per usual, it's airing as part of DC NATION on Cartoon Network on Saturday with a rerun Sunday. Check local listings."
[Response recorded April 13, 2012.]
If you had the full green-light to create the Gargoyles spin-offs, what medium would fit your preference for the conveying your stories? Visual or written word?
Greg Weisman says:
"Honestly, this question is TOO hypothetical. I NEVER have that much freedom to make those kind of decisions. I'd do what I could SELL. Not sell what I felt like doing."
[Response recorded April 9, 2007.]
Why is Monkey (Garfield's pet) already green?
Because he's a Green Monkey, also known as a Callithrix Monkey.
I was asked the following question:
1. After "Misplaced" does Zatanna still zeta-beam to go to school in Manhattan, or did she transfer schools to Happy Harbor?"
And I responded...
"1. She finishes the semester in Manhattan but decides to transfer to Happy Harbor High School in December."
But of course I meant to write "JANUARY." Not December. Zatanna finishes the semester in Manhattan and then transfers for the NEW semester to Happy Harbor High in JANUARY.
Sorry, 'bout that.
Hey Greg first I want to give praise to the work you are doing. I am simply a big fan of your work. It has complex plots, amaxingly competent and interesting villains. Not to mention very dee characters and dilemas I love your work and needless to say I am hooked.
I would like to ask you something about white martians and miss martian in particular.
Why do they or more specifically why does miss martian has our beauty standandards?
For instance probably a male pig would consider beautiful a female pig while we would consider both not to be atractive and even repulsive as we aren't of that species.
But Miss martian instead of having "white martians beauty standards" she gets atracted to a kryptonian that is considrerd atractive by human standards (judging my Artemis atraction to him) and takes the form of a caucasian beautiful woman (by our standards). If she had "white martians beauty standards" she wouldn't hate herself so much and she would consider herself as normal and the team's humans as the ugly ones
Thanks you for yout time and keep the awesome plots coming!
Well, you need to understand that by Martian standards, she was never considered attractive at all, because of her white skin. Now, all Martians are shape-shifters, but all are also telepathic, so skin color can't be truly hidden, and the cultural bias on Mars against White Martians is so strong, that as a young girl, she was constantly reminded of her lack of desirability - on many different levels. You speak of "white martians beauty standards" - but culturally, there is no such thing. I'm not saying that's right; I'm just saying that's the current state of affairs on Mars-16.
Then she saw American Television and was exposed to a (skewed) view of American Culture - both at its idealistic best and at its populist worst. So although being a pretty Martian was something she felt - rightly or wrongly - that she couldn't aspire to, being an attractive, smart, funny and NECESSARY human girl was something she COULD aspire to. She had a role model in her famous Uncle J'onn, whom she had never met, but to whom she was blood-related. And she had a template in Megan Wheeler, the lead character of "Hello, Megan!" So M'gann learned - again for better and worse - her view of our standards of beauty from our television programs.
Now, you say she's self-hating, and there's some truth to that - up to a point. But once she decides WHO SHE IS INSIDE, that stops. It's only when others force her to become that person that she never felt comfortable as, that she retreats to fear, loathing and self-hatred. But she truly LIKES herself as Megan Morse and as green-skinned M'gann M'orzz AND as the hero Miss Martian.
Which would you rather watch?
The entire series run of "The Pack" or "Hello Megan?"
Oh, God. That's tough. Really tough.
LOL. I'm stumped.
So, I've got to ask.
Does "Hello Megan" have a small but dedicated fanbase that petitions for the series to be released on DVD, that has held at least ten conventions celebrating it with Greg Vietti and Branden Weisman as guests... and which actor from the show drops his pants at conventions?
"Hello, Megan!" does have a small but dedicated fanbase that petitions for the series to be released on DVD. But no conventions.
Curiously, the president of the "Hello, Megan!" fan club is Edmund Tsabard.
1. After "Misplaced" does Zatanna still zeta-beam to go to school in Manhattan, or did she transfer schools to Happy Harbor?
2. Who becomes Zatanna's legal guardian (since she's still a minor) after "Misplaced"?
3. What responsibilities did Batman take on when he gave Zatara his word that he'd take care of Zatanna?
1. She finishes the semester in Manhattan but decides to transfer to Happy Harbor High School in December.
2. Batman offered - even offered to reveal his secret identity and have her move in with him and Robin - but Zatanna insisted that Zatara remain her legal guardian and elected to move into the Cave rather than Batman's home. Batman agreed on the condition that she agree to view Batman, John Smith and Dinah Lance as her surrogate parents until Zatara could be recovered.
3. Parental, shared with Tornado and Canary.
Not sure if this was intentional on your part or not, but I'd like to thank you for making "Image" a perfect metaphor for what it's like to be Trans. Obviously M'Gann is transspecies rather than transgender or transsexual, but I know a few transpeople and the attitudes are almost exactly the same, in that what she presents herself as is who she really feels she is inside, though obviously it's easier for a shapeshifter to make that a reality.
I like that M'Gann completely rejects Psimon's insinuation that her white martian form is her "true form," and insists that she really is Megan on the inside. I also enjoy how she made it a point to mention that she keeps herself in that form for *her*, because while she desperately craves acceptance from the others, she wants to be in control of her own identity rather than live in a predefined role based on how she looked like when she was born.
Whether you intended it or not, it sends a very powerful message that people can be free to present themselves as who they are inside instead of letting society dictate their "true form." It's one I certainly didn't expect to see on a show on Cartoon Network, and it's one of the many reasons I love this show.
I'm not sure if we had any specific transgender metaphor in mind. (In fact, I honestly wish I could say definitively that we did. It was probably there in the background radiation of my brain, but I'm not sure how conscious I was of it.) But you definitely hit on what we were trying to get across: this is her, who she is inside.
Transforming into "Megan Morse" may have started off for her (back on Mars) as a fantasy or an escape. And I think when she first got to Earth, "Miss Martian" was her attempt at "trying to pass" to use a metaphor for a whole different idea. But the green-skinned, red haired M'gann M'orzz is now how she sees herself: It's her self-image. Which makes it honest and real - even if it doesn't encompass her whole history or visually reveal every aspect of the truth.
The fourth episode in a row to completely knock it out of the park. I am speechless. I suppose I shouldn't be, as I never disliked the show, I just didn't love it. But the creative team behind it has long ago earned my trust, and that trust has been paying off. This episode was great.
Let me be honest, up until now, I didn't care for Miss Martian, or that catch phrase. I wasn't complaining about it like other people were, because I knew that there is no way this team would put something as annoying as M'Gann crying "hello, Megan!" into the show without a damn good reason. While I saw the twist coming, I wasn't quite prepared for just how dark and disturbing the revelation would really be. In one fell swoop, she's become one of the darker characters on the team... a role that, for the most part, was held by Artemis. They weren't kidding when they said the theme of the season was "secrets and lies" and M'Gann is a pathological liar. Frying the brains of her friends, and maybe mindwiping Psimon just to keep her secret.
I figured she modeled herself after a sitcom star, but I was unaware of just how much. She even named Connor after "Megan's" love interest in the sitcom. Cute theme song for that sitcom, by the way. Very 1980's. But Garfield was wrong, it can't be that rare a series, since it was on TV in Artemis' apartment several episodes back. Marie Logan was justified in being put off by her at first. Although it was touching when Marie finally came around after M'Gann saved her son's life.
And here's a quick note, Connor and M'Gann are kinky teens. I don't know how far they've actually gone together, but I tend to think they've done more than kiss by now. Who else has she transformed into when they've gotten busy? Okay, enough of my verbal voyeurism... but that was a pretty big entendre.
I enjoyed the return of Psimon, especially when he got into M'Gann's head and tore down all her defenses laying all of her secrets out in front of her. Her true form is... hideous. Monstrous even. I feel bad saying so about what we've been told in the past is an oppressed minority... but I am curious as to exactly how much Martian Manhunter knows about her. And what else has she lied about? Her entire life is, at this point, a lie... and now she is beginning to feel the consequences of those lies, and it's only going to get worse for her. But, suddenly, I like this character. I didn't like her before now, but... talk about a one-eighty.
The conflict between Bialya and Qurac was nice, and pretty topical considering current events in the Middle East. We've gone through Arab Spring and the toppling of tyrannical regimes. I know Bialya is an acronym for Libya, and sadly they haven't had a chance to put down their own dictator, but as a political junkie, this made it even more fun to watch.
I can't end this review without mentioning Queen Bee, and Marina Sirtis. I've been waiting to see, and hear, more of her and I was not disappointed. The way the episode ended, I know we'll be seeing and hearing even more from her and I cannot get enough of Marina's voice. But I've been a big fan of Marina Sirtis for longer than either of us would care to admit, which is funny considering I never much cared for the character of Deanna Troi. Marina may have been put on the map by playing the nicest character in the universe, but villainous roles like Demona and now, Queen Bee, are where she shines. I definitely cracked a smile at that line about how Queen Bee can enthrall "most men and some women" although, I tend to think that's a Marina Sirtis ability more than anything... fifty-six years old, and still gorgeous.
Loved it, can't wait to see what comes next.
Do Green and Red Martians 'true/natural' form look like Miss Martians?
Pretty much. I don't want to say all Martians look alike, but frankly to a human they probably would. Even distinguishing males from females would be tough to the untrained human eye. (Then again to the untrained Martian eye, I'm sure all humans tend to look alike too.) If you saw J'onn's true form, the obvious main differences between him and M'gann are that J'onn's green and bigger.
The only real difference between Green, White and Red Martians is skin color - which is a pretty superficial difference, of course, genetically, but a significant difference historically and culturally on Mars.
Of course, on Mars-16, the White Martians aren't a separate species - and they're only a different "race" if you are using the word "race" the way we Earthlings do to distinguish Caucasians from Africans from Asians. And certainly, the White Martians are not monolithically evil.
Oh, and for the record: M'gann IS J'onn's niece. She didn't lie about that. M'gann's mom (i.e. J'onn's sister) is green. Her dad is white. Most of M'gann's siblings are also green, though she has one white brother.
Wow, why did I suddenly give all that away?
Hi Greg, so I watched Image today, man that was amazing. First off, thank you for the cameo by Garfield. I'd ask if the transfusion could have 'unexpected side effects', but I know you won't answer. As for the use of Queen Bee and Psimon, very nicely done. I thought Robin did great for his first time as team leader. And I like the design for Megan's true form (no offense, but not much of a reveal there). Honestly, my favorite part of the whole thing was the opening to "Hello Megan!" I know it's purposely corny but I enjoyed all the name drops and especially Greg Vietti and Brandon Weisman, very cute.
Please keep up the good work and I can't wait for next week!
Thanks. We were all very proud of that opening title.
"Created by Greg Vietti and Brandon Weisman" Clever, Greg. You always outdo yourself.
Here's the question: In the opening credits for the "Hello Megan" show in "Image", are some of the names references to other staff members of YJ? Or are they existing characters in the DC Universe? If they're YJ staff members, who are they?
They're all pre-existing DC characters.
What nationality are Gar and Marie? Are they from Qurac?
No; they're Americans.
First of all, I'd like to say that the last two episodes "Coldhearted" and "Image" have been fantastic. They just blew me away. Please keep up the good work and pass my complements on to the writers & directors. as for questions
1) How have the ratings been since the six month hiatus? Enough to keep yj healthily on the air I hope.
2) Can we get any episode titles for season 2 yet?
3) Has the justice league or any of it's members encountered any of the New Gods yet (aside from the incident in âDisorderedâ?
I thought this had been asked but I searched the unanswered questions file and the archive to no avail. maybe I used the wrong wording. If that's the case, I'd like to apologize.
1. Ratings have been good since we came back this year as part of DC Nation. And even better since "Invasion" launched. I don't think there's any fear we won't finish our season.
2. Sure. Here's the first half-dozen:
201. "Happy New Year"
I really applaud you for your series. The plot is so smooth and cryptic, the prefect tone for this type of series!
1. What were the incantations of The two-dimensions-merging spell and the the ice-tower-explosion spell?
2. Why does everyone refer Zatarra by his last name Zatarra? Even Zatanna does it. It's like calling your father by his last name (which is also your last name).
3. Do Zatanna and Giovanni know that their spells are reversed? Do they make it up on the spot? Or are they already existing spells, and that having it backwards was jus for fun?
1a. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
1b. Erif nrub; nordluac elbbub!
2. Zatara is his stage name as well as his nom-de-guerre as a hero.
3. The backwards speak is a requirement of their particular brand of magic. Otherwise, Zatanna explained it best herself in "Humanity" and again in "Misplaced".
YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: Episode #204: "Salvage": Credits:
Young Justice Theme and Music By
Casting & Voice Direction
Starring The Voices Of
Dee Bradley Baker as Wolf, Jeremiah
Nick Chinlund as Sportsmaster
Grey Delisle as Whisper A'Daire
Crispin Freeman as Red Arrow, Jim Harper
Kevin Grevioux as Partner
Kelly Hu as Cheshire
Stephanie Lemelin as Artemis Crock
Eric Lopez as Blue Beetle, Scarab
Yuri Lowenthal as La'gaan
Vanessa Marshall as Black Canary
Jesse McCartney as Nightwing
Nolan North as Superboy
Kevin Michael Richardson as Bruno Mannheim, Mal Duncan
Jason Spisak as Wally West
Michael Trucco as Adam Strange
Alan Tudyk as Green Arrow
Based On DC Comics Characters
Nightwing Created By
Marv Wolfman and George Perez
Cheshire Created By
Marv Wolfman and George Perez
Adam Strange Created By
Bruno Mannheim Created By
Assistant Production Manager
Lead Character Design
Jerome K. Moore
BG Key Design
Animation Timing Director
James Tim Walker
R. Michel Lyman
Animation CheckingJustin Schultz
Ink & Paint
Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor
Mark A. Keatts
Post Production Manager
Dialogue Recording Studio
Recording Machine Operator
Jeff O. Collins
Post Production Sound Services
Audio Circus, Inc.
MOI Animation, Inc.
Seung Man Heo
Lee Young Bae
Nam Sang Hyob
Kim A Reum
Lee Pa Rang
Kim Sang Un
Young-Soo Yoo (Director)
Kyung Chuk Sa
Soo Jin Hwang
Ji Young Hwang
Moon Hee Na
Da Un Jeung
Mee Sun Lee
Mee Kyung Lee
Kyung Suk Heo
Sang Min Kim
Hun Kuk Park
Young Hoon Gill
Jong III Lee
Jae Gyu Cho
Chung Sik Lee
Kyung Duk Lee
Ji won Park
Jong Sub Jang
Han Geul Yu
Gyu-Han Yoo (Director)
Young Ra Cho
Executive In Charge Of Music
Business And Legal Affairs
John Michael Beach
Joulene St. Catherine
Executive in Charge of Production
Executives In Charge Of Production For Cartoon Network
Brian E. S. Jones
This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States of America and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication, copying, distribution, exhibition or use may result in civil and/or criminal prosecution.
© 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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YOUNG JUSTICE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
Warner Bros Animation Inc. is the author of this film/motion picture for the purposes of Article 15 (2) of the Berne Convention and all national laws giving effect thereto.
There are, as always, a bunch of people who ALSO helped out but don't receive credits on screen for various (legal and precedent) reasons.
A handful (in no particular order) include...
Curtis Koller - Talent Coordinator
Eric Lewis, CAS - Dialogue Sound Mixer
Ryan Johnston - Assistant Engineer
Otis Van Osten - Sound Supervisor
Ron Salaises - Sound Effects editor
Carlos Sanches - Re-Recording Mixer
Stacy Michaels - Foley Mixer
Alex Ulrich - Foley Walker
John Wells - Research
Aris Katsaris - Atlantean Translator
I know I'm probably forgetting some folks, and I REALLY apologize! If you send me a reminder, I'll pimp you in another post!
Doesn't Aqualad ever lose his cool?
AQUALAD: "You dare question me?! After all of you let Tula die!"
[From "Young Justice" episode 203, "Alienated." Originally aired May 12, 2012.]
Hey Greg, loved the Image! One question for you about it though. At the beginning of the episode Garfield had blue eyes but after the blood transfusion he had green eyes. I'm not going to directly ask you about it being explained in the future of Young Justice (Though I would love to know) of course I'll probably be met with "SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT" But if it will be mentioned in the future will it be in the show or the tie in comics?
By now you know the answer.
What made you decide to put blood in Young Justice? I'd always thought that blood in a children's cartoon was sort of taboo, but first in "Terrors" and now in "Image" (Great episode, by the way!)... I honestly can't remember blood in a cartoon since Batman: The Animated Series.
We've had blood in most of the cartoons I've done - always within reason, for good purpose and to demonstrate something important.
Hey greg I am studyig international law so I have a question regarding Count Vertigo.
Even with his diplomaic immunity, why wasn't he declared persona non grata? and explled from USA?.
Sure after leading the injustice league, he wouldn't have been allowed to remain, would he?
You may know more on this subject than I do.
First I want to say that I loved your work since I was a kid. I'm 22 now and I liked Gargoyles when it was in first, only to positively love it when I caught it in reruns during my teen years. Spectacular Spider-Man is probably my second favorite super-hero cartoon of all times (and I've sought out most of them), second only to Young Justice. Icon is one of my favorite characters/series of all times and it just blows my mind that you've included him and Rocket on the show. On to the questions (I apologize if they stray into spoiler territory, I'm trying to "ask the right questions" as it were):
1) Connor seemed to take the revelation that he was named for an old sitcom character in stride. Have he and M'gann discussed how long she'd been "crushing" on him before they started dating, meaning he's unsurprised by the revelation? Like, since he's now found out that she modeled herself on the show's main character, he's not surprised that she suggested her crush take the name of Megan's crush from the show. Or did he just not particularly care there the name came from?
2) This one probably strays into spoiler territory but you say there weren't really super-heroes between the disbanding of the JSA and the debut of Superman in the relative present. However, you've also made reference to there being an Original Black Canary and there are several super-villains who are middle aged or older (Icicle, Tigress, and Sportsmaster in particular). Does that mean there simply weren't publicly known (or well known) super heroes and villains during the interim?
3) Is there any chance of seeing some of the background information for the show (like from the timeline and series bible, which seriously seem far more carefully planned than the DCnU) published somewhere? Something like the Allspark Almanacs for Transformers Animated.
And those are the only two questions I have that I think have a chance of not being spoilers. I have so many I'd like to ask about Icon and Rocket, but considering their comic book origins there are a load of implicit spoilers in even asking "how long have they been active?"
Please keep up the amazing work sir!
1. He was mostly unsurprised. And I don't think he cared too much.
2. Didn't make the same caveat for villains as I made for heroes, but there were a handful of heroes operating in secret during the interim.
3. Anything's possible, but not while that info would give away spoilers.
Hello Mr. Greg I'm a huge fan of Syoung justice and i'd like to ask a few questions
1. Did Zatara depart from the League once he became doctor fate?
2. If Superboy was found later by the team would his powers have further developed?
3. Does Black Manta even love his son?
1. "Depart" is not the word I'd use, but officially he has been listed on leave, and Doctor Fate took his place.
3. Watch and decide for yourself.
If, theoretically, you wanted a character in Young Justice to be gay and it made perfect sense in the context of the show, do you think you'd be able/allowed to actually put anything reflecting that in the show? Comics?
ASKED AND ANSWERED.
Dear Mr. Weisman,
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to what you do. I have to express extra gratitude for the "Dangerous Wounds" Gargoyle episode. That lesson stuck by me through my childhood and now as an adult. I'm glad I got to learn gun control from a cartoon and not from a real life experience. Unfortuneately a neighbor of mine was not so fortune. This happened years ago but I to this very day I wonder if every child/teen saw that episode maybe there would be less gun related accidents. Just want to say your message came across strong to at least some people.
I also got into Young Justice and I know there are messages of teamwork, responsibility, honesty, and bravery in the storyline. All are great values to instil to children and adults alike.
Besides these basic morals and values, is there an underlying message you want to get across to today's audience?
I wish you the best success hope Young Justice will be signed for many more seasons.
"Dangerous Wounds"? Did you mean "Deadly Force"?
As for underlying messages, I believe it's best to let the viewer take from the show what they take.
Was Aquaman raised by humans or Atlanteans on Earth 16? Why is he stronger than other Atlanteans?
1. Mostly Atlanteans.
2. Good genes.
Sorry to ask another question, but I just wanted to say Artemis has come to be the breakout character of the show for me, and I guess I just had a question.
Obviously the writers took a lot of liberties with the character for the sake of fitting your adaptation (which I'm always a fan of seeing BTW!) and I've noticed that to a certain degree, bits of Artemis' backstory in the show resemble that of Cassandra Cain, who was the third Batgirl. Particularly making her parents members of the League of Shadows and having a white, blonde father and an Asian mother, and of course becoming a superhero to move away from her parents' lifestyle.
So I was just wondering, were some of these similarities intentional, or just a coincidence?
Either way, keep up the good work!
Not intentional, as I'm just not that familiar with Cassandra Cain. But the similarities may be natural as opposed to coincidental.
If you had to put any of your young justice people in a Lantern corp......who would you put where?
Yellow; make fear
I'm not up on all this, I'm afraid. Sounds like an exercise that you can do to amuse yourself.
Hello Mr. Weisman,
Just one question, would you want to adapt your version of the Justice League into its own show?
Love to. And why stop there? Let's do 16 solo shows for every one of our lead characters.
Plus the Lucas Carr solo show.
Basically, yes, I am a megalomaniac, but I truly to love this world and would love to explore it more.
I don't see anything about this in the asks today, so here it goes!
I noticed that Wally West's birthday was 11/11, which also happens to be Dick Grayson's original pre-crisis birthday in DC comics canon, before it was retconned during Infinite Crisis.
Was this on purpose or just a cute coincidence?
Thanks for a really, really fantastic and engaging show.
How did Shari know about the gargoyles' visit to the Himalayas?
How does Shari know anything?
1. Who or what was the first menace the Justice League fought in Earth 16 when they first formed or caused them to form the group?
2. What were the circumstances that led to the Justice Society of America being brought into existence in Earth 16?
3. What city does Martian Manhunter live and fight crime in when he is on Earth?
4. Where did Monsieur Mallah get another red beret?
1. This was described in episode 203.
2. I'd have to do some research and make some creative decisions before answering this.
1. What part of Italy is Zatara from?
2. Do Atlanteans conceive the same way humans do?
1. I don't know.
2. Yes, generally.
1. Aside from Batman who else has lead the Justice League in Earth 16?
2. What is your opinion on the JSA and the golden age of comics?
3. Not to sound like a suck up but the ideas of having telepathic communication, the team going on missions instead of reacting to threats, and using old school villains like Sportsmaster, Icicle Sr. and Wotan are just incredible and using these in a modern setting makes the show in my humble opinion one of the best animated shows in the last 20 years.
1. I don't really care to nail this down at this point.
1. Are any of the team members (or even characters) in Young Justice vegetarian?
2. There's a rumor going around, at some point you mentioned out of the entire team, Artemis was supposed to be close with both Kaldur and Robin. Is this true or just made up?
3. We know Wally's birthday, can you give us the birthdays for the other team members if you have them?
1. I haven't thought about it.
2. Sounds made up - or like an incomplete paraphrase.
3. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
Hey, since Artemis and Aqualad weren't in "Image", do you think there could something they have been doing in Young Justice #18, while Robin, Kid Flash, Miss Martian and Superboy were on the mission to stop Queen Bee?
Do you mean in the comic book?
Because issue #18 takes place long before "Images" - in fact it takes place between "Alpha Male" and "Revelation".
In "Revelations", Mace Malone managed to get Goliath into the Hotel Cabal. The episode made it clear that the hotel (and Mace as it's caretaker) existed to extract information from individuals and Mace specifically told Goliath that he wanted answers from him.
I'm curious, what exactly did the Illuminati want to know so badly that Goliath knew? The existence of the Manhattan Clan and their link to Elisa was provided to them by Xanatos. If they wanted more of their backstory and how and why gargoyles from 10th Century Scotland ended up in 1995 Manhattan, it seems it would've been easy enough to simply ask Xanatos for that information, assuming Xanatos hadn't already told them that stuff as well. And the existence, purpose and nature of gargoyles in general hardly seems like something the Society wouldn't already be aware of. So what else is there? What else did the Illuminati think or know that Goliath knew that was so important that it would need to be forced out of him?
I imagine this question is just begging for a "SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.", but I thought I'd ask just in cause I've missed something or you were feeling generous.
In any case, thanks.
"SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT."
So, you've been working in writing and producing animated shows for a long time. Since the shows you work on are generally targeted to younger viewers, I was curious about the impact, if any, that your kids and being a parent to them has had on your work. How much an influence has your being a parent been to these shows? And have your kids in particular had any general or specific influences on anything you've worked on?
Just curious. Thanks.
Well, I often throw in little things to amuse my kids. Like making them genomorphs in YJ. Or using their birthdays on timestamps. And I'm sure they influence me in a hundred small ways I'm not even conscious of.
But mostly, I still write for myself.
In July 2008, Chip asked you "Do Leo and Una have any biological children, and have we seen them so far in the comics?" and you responded "Lunette is theirs. That wasn't meant to be a secret. Leo + Una = Lunette."
Did you mean that this wasn't meant to be a secret from us or did you mean that Leo and Una and the London Clan themselves are aware of Lunette's biological parentage? You've said in the past that the London Clan continues to raise their young in the Gargoyle Way, but they are not blind. Despite the communal parenting, do they generally have a good idea about which hatchling came from which couple? And was Lunette's name, and it's Leo+Una-like pronunciation more than a coincidence. Was the name given to her because the Clan knew her parentage?
I meant it wasn't meant to be a secret from the fans.
Beyond that, Lunette was a longstanding name within the clan, with Arthurian associations.
Ok, this isn't about Gargoyles, though I loved the show. This is about Young Justice. I tried finding another way to contact you, but ultimately this will have to do. The point of this question is about Robin's preocupation with the word Whelm. My question is, has anyone actually looked into this word? I did, and as such have the answer that he so desperately grasps for. The reason no one is ever simply Whelmed is because Overwhelm and Whelm have the same meaning. To cover over completely as with water, to overpower. Whelm simply fell into disuse because overwhelm sounds better. Therefore his desire to simply stay whelmed actually accomplishes nothing.
Personally I'd like to see someone explain it to him at a properly dramatic moment, just to make his life that much harder just then.
I think he probably looked it up within a few days of his first use of it. Didn't change his approach.
YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: EPISODE 204 "Salvage" Premieres on Cartoon Network on Saturday morning, May 19th, with a rerun on Sunday morning, May 20th. Check local listings and cable guides for times. And remember to check under "Young Justice: Invasion". NOT just "Young Justice".
Another DON'T MISS episode. Written by me and directed by Tim Divar, this one answers a bunch of questions you may have been asking about Season One characters - while simultaneously deepening the mysteries of Season Two.
Were the Terror Twins original creations for the show or are they from the comics?
ASKED AND ANSWERED.
All members of the Pack are named after canines, with the exception of Hyena. Obviously, you ran out of cool sounding canines (African Painted Dog just doesn't have a ring to it) but you had to name her something. Since you do have a smart-ass streak, my question is, if Disney permitted, would you have not given Hyena any name, but from her personality, behavior, and actions, implied that her name may in fact be "Witch", even though no one utters it? (Substitute word witch with another word.) -G. Wen
1. Zatanna has skills in hand to hand combat?. I wrote this question because she don't have fear to attack Harm or intent stop him meanwhile Artemis trying to repair she's bow (in the episode Secrets).
2. The designation number of Zatanna will change?, she now is a official member of the team :), the number change to B08 or not.
From Latin America, thanks for creating the best characters for the series (Miss Martian, Artemis and mi favorite 4ever Zatanna, i love she). Sorry for my mistakes in English
1. Zatanna has very minimal hand-to-hand skills at the time of "Secrets".
2. Her designation changed when she joined the Team. And changed again when she joined the League just before Season Two.
Would Coco eat bacon?She looks like a pigs,but she isn't really related to them,right?
1. I haven't thought about it.
2. No, of course not.
I have two questions about "Coldhearted", and they're sort of nitpicky.
1) When the thug tricks KF into giving him the heart, why did he not destroy it while he was in the elevator? He made it from the elevator to the car, so he must have had time...
2) How did the Queen recover so quickly after open-heart surgery?
You admit up front that the questions are nitpicky, so what kind of answers are you expecting here?
1. He was told to deliver it to his boss.
2. She was putting up a good front.
How do you think Maggie Q did as Wonder Women?
Great! Really, really great, actually!
(Why would you ask me this?)
1) Was Wonder Woman in the JSA? She'd have been 15 in 1940 and 20 at the end of WW2 but that's no younger than the team
2) Was she born/made as a baby or as a fully grown adult?
1. Eventually, but not in 1940.
1a. She was sixteen in 1941 when she joined the All-Star Squadron.
2. Sculpted as a baby.
i just have one question. was artemis angry or jealous on wally for hitting on megan in coldhearted.
A little jealous, a little annoyed.
Hi Greg! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Young Justice, and I can't wait for more!
One quick question regarding "Coldhearted";
1) When Artemis told Wally that M'gann and Superboy were dating, was what she whispered ever scripted, if so, what did she say?
Thanks again, love the show, and keep up the excellent work!
1. It wasn't scripted. I'll leave her exact words to your imagination. (The last thing I need is another Titania/Fox conundrum.)
How did Cameron's dad got his Ice making tech back in the 40's?
He's a genius in his field.
Do you have Zatanna and Zatara's voice actors say their spells forward and then rewind them in post or are they actually saying the spells backwards without help?
They speak 'em backwards. It's fun to watch. We laugh a lot.
Greetings, Mr. Weisman. Allow me to compliment this wonderful series known as Young Justice you and your team have created. Every episode seems to leave me on the edge of my seat. I only have three questions to ask.
1. The design of the Wayne Manor exterior is amazing. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it, both in Issue #0 and onscreen in "Downtime." I'm curious, though. Was your design influence by other incarnations of the manor (such as the live action movies and tv shows and the various animated series) or is this an original design?
2. In "Infiltrated," the League of Shadows attempted to steal knowledge from Wayne Tech. And in Issue #12, Clayface was delivered to the Wayne Foundation. a) Is Wayne Tech a single company, or is it part of the much larger Wayne Enterprises? b) The Wayne Foundation is a charity building and therefore separate from Wayne Tech, correct?
3. Also in reference to Issue #12, I'm not sure if I'm just slow or if it wasn't supposed to be obvious, or perhaps I'm just way off my mark here, but would I be right in assuming that Lucius Fox does not know the true identities of Batman and Robin?
1. This is really more of a question for Brandon Vietti. I was shown the design and said "Cool!"
2. WayneTech is a division of Wayne Enterprises. The Wayne Foundation charity is a separate entity.
3. He does not.
I have recently been very interested in following up a lot of the historical references that were shown to me from Gargoyles. Especially the stories of Macbeth, Gillecomgain and the rest of the Scottish history as well as the story in the SLG comics about the Stone of Destiny. Upon further research, I can see that all of these characters and all the historical references are based on true historical events. You must have spent a great deal of time researching all this information.
My question is: What made you go into so much detail about the history of Scotland and Britain and was it through mere interest or just following up from where you decided to initially place the Gargoyles at Castle Wyvern in Scotland?
I have learnt SO much about my own nation's (Scottish) history from following up references from Gargoyles. Information that I would have never been remotely interested in learning if it wasn't presented to me by Gargoyles. I think it is amazing what you did with Gargoyles. I only wish that you could do even more!!
Initially, it was more the latter. Eventually, it became the former.
BTW, I had much help on the research. Back in the days of the original series, Monique Beatty and Tuppence Macintyre were both invaluable. When working on the comic, I couldn't have done it without Kathy Pogge.
I have to say, Young Justice is one of the best television shows I've seen in a while... The writing, character development and overall tone of the show are both refreshing and very engaging.
1. How exactly did Billy convince Amber to fly him to Happy Harbour?
2. How far is Fawcett City from Happy Harbour?
3. In Misplaced we see a framed photograph of Billy and his uncle Dudley at the park, and uncle Dudley is still wearing that vest... Why is uncle Dudley always in that vest?
4. Did becoming Captain Marvel make Billy lose friends?
Keep making amazing episodes; your work on this property and gargoyles inspire me!
1. Pure earnestness.
2. Check out the timezones.
3. Do you mean his t-shirt?
4. I don't understand this question.
How many "Authorized Guests" are there?
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Did Adrian Pasdar and Khary Payton really only have one line in Misplaced, or did they provide grunts too?
In "Misplaced"? Khary had 19 lines. And Adrian wasn't in it at all.
If you mean "Coldhearted", Khary had two lines as Aqualad, one as Brick and three as State Trooper #1. Adrian had two lines as Hugo Strange, two as National Guardsman #1 and 2 as Chicago Cop #1.
And for the record, Miguel Ferrer had 2 lines as National Guardsman #2. Cree Summer had one line as Highway Patrolman #1, which we had to pitch WAY down, because the animation came back with the speaker being a male patrolman instead of the female patrolwoman we had called for.
Hello Mr. Greg Weisman,
This is my second attempt at posting #12; this will be part A of the posting. Honestly, I don't know what I did wrong to get my posting deleted. I looked it up just to be safe to see if it was approved and it wasn't there... I'll give you the first five questions, which were in regards to the highly anticipated Young Justice: Invasion. PLEASE understand that NONE of these questions are asking for sensitive information (ie. the overall plot, episode summaries, etc.). All these questions that I give you are asked in a careful manner so that there would be no risk of leaking any sensitive information whatsoever. If any of them do, just ignore that specific question. Besides, I'm guessing by the time you respond to this, Season One will be officially over, and we'll be waiting for months with anticipation for Season Two, so hopefully no harm should be done in this posting. So here we go, again!
1. By the time Season One of Young Justice is over, what is moral of the entire season that we will have learned? For Season Two, what is the moral we are expected to learn? There's always something important to learn; that's the fact of life.
2. If the theme of Season One is all about secrets and lies, then what is the theme that we should expect from Season Two? I'm guessing that while it's different from that of Season One, it's just as equally important.
3. From a list of adjectives, which are the best examples to describe the upcoming Season Two? (ie. heart-pounding? exciting?)
4. From a list of adjectives, which are the best examples to describe the positions of each of the members of The Team (where they stand) as they transition from the events of Season One to the events of the upcoming Season Two? (ie. depressing? heart-breaking?)
5. From a list of adjectives, which are the best examples to describe what the fansâ expectations for the upcoming Season Two should be? The nature of this question should not be confused with that of question #3; they are NOT the same. (ie. thrilled?)
Hope it all works out this time. Keep up the good work, and keep making Young Justice the best DC animated cartoon it can be! I have absolute confidence in your abilities and those of your co-workers! Believe it!
1a. I think the assumption within the question is overly simplistic. There are some basic themes to the series as a whole, and some obvious morals one could draw from events, but that's not the type of show we're writing here.
1b. There IS always something important to learn, but I'm going to let you take from the series what you take from it. I'm not going to dictate a moral. And OBVIOUSLY, if I did have a moral for Season Two, I sure wouldn't tell it to you now: SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
2. It's still secrets and lies: that's the major theme for the SERIES, not just a single season. Other themes include (but are not limited to) "Growing Up" and "Coming of Age".
3. I'll let you pick your own.
4. CGYJ, you MUST see that this single question 4 is at least eight questions at once. And in any case, I'm not answering it. This forum is NOT designed for me to interpret your viewing experience. You can do that without me.
5. I get that it's a different question, I just don't get why GREG WEISMAN should be answering it. How can I dictate fan expectations?
Are Flash and/or Kid Flash capable of doing relatively complicated things at super-speed? Could they use their speed, for example, to assemble a store-bought bookcase or put together a jigsaw puzzle?
One more question, can you provide or link to some sort of map or floor plan of the cave?
1. Flash MIGHT be able to. But Kid Flash's speed is all about acceleration and deceleration. I'm not saying he couldn't do it faster than, say, Artemis. But he's not going to do it in a split-second.
2. Nope. That's proprietary.
Did you name the London Clan's magic shop, Into the Mystic, after the Van Morrison song?
I didn't name it. I assume either Gary Sperling or Robert Cohen named it.
Batman said that it took eight leaguers four hours to beat amazo, but superboy, robin and kid flash were able to beat him on their own and im assumming based on the time of day that they did it in alot less than four hours, so whats up with that?
What's up with that is Ivo's presence, obviously. With the Team, Amazo was hampered by having to protect Ivo. With the League, Ivo wasn't there.
How are you?
A little stressed actually. I have oral surgery tomorrow, and I'm not looking forward to it.
A couple of Coldhearted questions:
I noticed Aquaman and Aqualad seemed to have little protection from the cold compared to the members of the Team. Was this a deliberate choice to show that they and other Atlanteans have a resilience to cold temperatures?
It was implied that the Zeta tube system could reach Seattle if it was active. Just how widespread is the system? Does it focus on the home cities of League and Team members, and other large American cities? Can it reach large foreign cities?
So far we have seen stealth outfits and arctic outfits. Will we see other alternate
uniforms as the series progresses?
Compliments on another great episode.
2. The network includes most major cities in the U.S. and scattered cities throughout the world.
3. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Hey Greg why your not consulted on Scheduling
I'm not important enough in the grand scheme, I guess.
Though I haven't seen "Coldhearted" yet, I've read a bit about it, and learned that Perdita originated in a Green Arrow story that you wrote a couple of years ago, meaning that you created the character. Did you name her after the Perdita of "The Winter's Tale"? (I thought it likely, given your fondness for Shakespeare, but wanted to make certain.)
Yes. The Lost Girl.
How did Ra's Al Ghul find the lazarus pit or pits?
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Are you aware of blogs like this: http://goonasktheteam.tumblr.com ?
Do you think they're a nuisance? If not do you think they stay true to the characters?
I guess I'm not aware. So, clearly it's not a nuisance - but I have no idea if they're true to the characters or not.
now that Zatanna lives in the cave, does she go to Happy Harbor High?
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
I love Demona from Gargoyles and I love kickass redheads. I'm just curious, what was Demona's favourite century to live in?
I don't know. She probably THINKS that she thinks that the tenth century was the best.
First off, I'd like to thank you for a great run on shows. I've been a fan since I was watching Gargoyles as a kid.
Second, I have just one question for you. In some versions of the character, Captain Marvel is shown to have the six figures that empower him communicating him after he transforms into the Big Red Cheese. Whether it's actual conversations, general feelings, talking to him in Billy's dreams, or just whispering advice and commands into his head, it's there. Then again, in some versions there isn't any kind of communication and they just give him their powers.
Does this occur in this version of the good Captain?
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
I have three questions concerning Revelation.
1. It was only after Ivy's plant was blown up by Robin, that Count Vertigo gave orders to kill the team. Obvious reason aside (we won't have a show if he killed them at the start), why did he bother to take them prisoner? Assuming he planned to use them as superhuman shields against the JLA, why did the calculus change once the plant was gone? Wouldn't the team be more valuable as hostages to use as a bargaining chip for safe passage?
2. You have provided a list of incantations in a previous post (http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=13947), but it does not include the spell Wotan used to strengthen Ivy's baby. I am hearing "Ra letu do, ut seo!" which Google Translate renders as "Bestow death's role as a sphere", but I would love some official confirmation.
3. "Coldhearted" shows Count Vertigo calling in favors from the Light, presumably in exchange for services rendered in Revelation. Vandal Savage's personal involvement implies that Vertigo was fully aware of his acting as a proxy for the Light. Events in "Misplaced" indicate Wotan was aware of this as well, since he was aiding Klarion. Were the other conspirators (Black Adam, Poison Ivy, Atomic Skull, Ultra-Humanite, and especially Joker) aware of this as well?
1. I'll chose to leave this to your interpretation.
2. The spell was "Valetudo ut sero!" I can't seem to find the translation at the moment.
3. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
I just finished watching Coldhearted, and thought it was great (as was Misplaced, BTW... loved Billy). I was expecting Wally to have a bigger reaction to the reveal of Miss M and Superboy's relationship, but this made perfect sense, demonstrating the superficiality of his feelings. The episode's final act was especially well-written, I thought... I was suckered into believed that the queen was dead BOTH times! My only small complaint is Wally's final line... bit of a groaner. But he is kind of a cheeseball, so I guess it fits.
A couple questions:
1. Do Conner Kent and Megan Morse have legal guardians? If so, can you tell us who they are?
2. I assume you get first dibs on which episodes you get to write. Were there any you were especially excited about? Were there any you wanted to write but couldn't, for whatever reason?
Thanks for your time!
1. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
2. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
Is there any character from a comic, book, movie, or other form of media that you just don't like but everyone else seems to?
What other subjects was Conner "taught" while he was at CADMUS?
I'm not providing a list, but he's well-versed in history, geography, mathematics, languages and the sciences, etc.
Hey Greg I'm a huge fan of your work and
I'm a huge fan of the spectacular spiderman
out of curiousity could you tell me what would have happens in season 3
if the show had continued I'd really appriciated
from your biggest fan Miten Dama
Greg Weisman says:
"As I've stated MANY times before, I don't see any advantage TO ME in vomiting out what my plans would have been absent the execution of said plans. All that accomplishes is to hold the ideas out for all sorts of second guessing."
[Response recorded May 5, 2011.]
Even if the season 2 vol1 didn't sell very many copies doesn't mean you can't release the rest of the season there are people out there who would buy the rest of the seasons like myself I Love gargoyles an I wish you would have released these an you still should right now you can't watch them anywhere except on tv an they come on at 4 in the morning that's unfair. If you could please release DVDs of gargoyles season 2 vol2 an season 3 the chronicles of Goliath please it would be greatly appreciated..!!
Greg Weisman says:
"No new news that I know of. And, no, I seem to have no sway, I'm afraid."
[Response recorded January 19, 2012.]
Allow me to shower you with praise. Coldhearted was excellent. I cannot believe I ignored this show until my nephew wanted to watch it one day. At first I was skeptical, that "just another kid cartoon" feeling, so I was only half paying attention. But something got to me and I started watching it seriously. And now, here I am, looking forward to it every week with enough enthusiasm to now get me out of bed on a Saturday morning. Cartoon Network needs to stop throwing hiatuses at you, this show is too good for that.
My nephew is five and loves the show too, though he doesn't always understand what's going on. But, he's five, so I do my best to explain things in ways he can understand. I'm glad there's a show that he likes that enriches him rather than just keeps him occupied, and it's something we can watch together(seriously, most of his other shows make me want to pull my hair out)
So thank you for making this show.
You're very welcome!
Firstly, I would like to say I am a Brobdingnagian fan of Young Justice. My best friend calls my adoration for your show a disturbing obsession, I chose to ignore that interruption because it implies that my love for the show is somehow unhealthy, and that's just ridiculous. After all my best friend also questioned my love of W.I.T.C.H, so clearly he can't understand. But on a serious note, I am truly grateful for all the work and creativity you and your team put into the show. As someone who grew on the Justice League Unlimited am so glad there is finally a show like it, but yet so different and fresh. The quality of the writing and animation make Young Justice so much more than just a cartoon, it is quality storytelling and a heck of a good time.
My question is on the Young Justice comic tie-ins. During the break between season 1 and season 2, will the comic continue coming out or will it also take a break?
On a side note, am from a small country called Zambia in Southern Africa; so Mr Weisman, take pride in knowing that even in this small corner of the world, your show has an obsessed fanboy.
There really was - as it turns out - any break between the airing of Seasons One and Two. The comic's still going, break free also.
So I saw recent promotional (obviously preliminary and non-canon, I have read your previous posts) artwork. I am impressed.
The rest of this season and next are going to be AWESOME, aren't they?
I like to think so.
Hello Greg! I was wondering, how exactly did Kid Flash and Artemis end up in that shack in the first place? (in Bereft)
After getting zapped, they stumbled off into the desert. KF woke up first and found this masked girl (Artemis) unconscious in the desert, so he pulled her into the shack to get her (and him) out of the heat.
Who are the light archenemies?
I don't understand the question.
If we had seen Wally open his presents in "Coldhearted," what would he have received?
I'll leave that to your imagination.
were the ice "fortresses" in Coldhearted named after Fortress-1 and Fortress-2?
Not particularly, but maybe that was in my subconscious somewhere.
I loved 'Misplaced', I think it was the best episode of the series yet. Some questions about it then.
1) In 'Misplaced', there's a scene where Billy Batson climbs a fence to get in that airbase... and then the 'camera' zooms out, and we see there's a wide-open door to that fence, only 10 meters away or so.
I laughed out loud when I noticed it, but if it was intentional it was played so subtly that I didn't *actually* notice it when I first watched the ep.
So my question: Was that an intentional visual joke, or just a goof of the animation?
2) Was the character of Amber a pre-existing character from the Captain Marvel comics, or a new creation?
3) Was she friends/acquaintances with Billy Batson, or did he just meet her in the ep?
1. Of course, it was intentional.
2. She was pre-existing, though not from Captain Marvel comics specifically.
3. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Hi, firstly I wanted to say I really love the series and YJ has come back with two great episodes! Misplaced and Coldhearted were wonderful, and I loved how you developed the relationship between Zatanna and Zatarra, as well as getting a more indepth look into Wally. So excited for the rest of the season!
I have one question, I read somewhere that the story taking place in Young Justice would take place over a few days in-universe, is this true? I'm not really sure if this counts as requesting a spoiler (which probably sound stupid), but if so then I apologise.
If you've been watching the series, you KNOW that the first season took place over a single period of six months, between Independence Day and New Year's Eve.
And as I've already stated here and in the press, the second season ALSO takes place over a coherent six month period: between New Years Day and Independence Day. It's just that five years pass in between the two six month periods.
And I'm warning you now: our plans for Season Three - if we get one - involve another time skip between the last episode of Season Two and the first of Season Three. Though, I'm not going to state how long a time skip. (So don't ask.)
Dear Greg, Just watched the newest episode of YJ off dvr today, and wow that was good. First off, thank you for finally clueing Wally in to Conner & Megan's relatuionship, and for giving him some real growth this episode. I mean, he's fun and all, I love him, but he needed this episode. And I like the return of Vandal & Vertigo, awesome. Please keep up the good work!
1. What happened to Blackbriar Thorn, Felex Faust, Wizard, and Wotan at the end of Misplaced?
2. Do the Green Lantern's on Earth have a distinct style of how they use their constructs? If so how would you describe them.
3. Does the Brain have a hero/heroine that he goes up against more often then he does others?
1. Doctor Fate went off with them.
2. To some extent.
2a. I'll let the show speak for itself on this point.
3. This question makes me shrug.
1. Who was the cop so eager to see the Flash (I assume he thought it was the Flash) in Chicago?
2. I'm really enjoying that you set the actions in specific dates. For example, now I know Wally is fellow Scorpio! (My birthday is November 5th which also happens to be the date of Misplaced, my favorite episode so far)
1. Are you talking about the two National Guardsmen outside Chicago?
2. Most (though not all) of the dates are the birthdates or anniversaries, etc. of my relatives.
I noticed that on this week's Young Justice episode "Coldhearted" that Batman explained that Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart were 'offworld' and unable to help. Now that there's a GL:TAS airing with YJ on DC Nation, are you prevented from using GL associated characters on YJ? If so, is it a similar situation to the 'bat embargo' that was placed on Justice League Unlimited when The Batman started airing?
No, not at all. There's no embargo. I'll admit that we often use the excuse (especially in Season One) of our Lanterns being offworld - but it's because they're SO powerful, they could potentially solve all problems between the two of them. But I also feel in-universe justified about this, because they have an entire sector to police, not just Earth.