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Superboy & Miss Martian Action Figures Special Pre-Order
Sorry about the VERY short notice, but this was only brought to my attention today.
As many of you know, Mattel has discontinued the Young Justice toy line, but there's an opportunity to complete your set of Season One Six Inch Figures.
Brandon talks about it on his blog: http://brandonvietti.blogspot.com/
And Mattel has a YouTube video about it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9bjRp0DVog&feature=player_embedded
But the key is to PRE-ORDER within the next 24 hours here:
I've ordered two sets myself. But I can't get 'em unless enough people join me in this obsession. So, uh... please?
(As a bonus, Miss Martian comes with an extra head, so that she can be Season One Miss Martian with longer hair, or Season Two Miss Martian with short hair.)
Is it bad that I think that Miss Martian's true form is actually adorable? Creepy, but adorable. (Yeah, I didn't quite get that either. XD )
Hey, whatever works for you.
Your (the creative team's) choices for voice actors and the direction each actor took has been a vital part of establishing that this show is an entity of its own; its identity is separate from anything prior. It irks me how people get bent out of shape about the voice actors.
1. Seriously though, how does it make you feel when fans second guess you?
2. The design for the Watchtower was original and very cool. Whose idea was it to have it embedded into an asteroid?
3. Not asking if he will, but I'd love it if Superboy gets his tactile telekinesis powers from the comics, I feel its underused. And how did Conner feel when he was told he's part human? It was a bit difficult to tell
4. What's your opinion on child sidekicks for villains?
5. What's Wolf and the Super-Cycle's relationship like if they have one?
Thanks for your time
1. It's not fun, I guess, but it comes with the territory. As long as people aren't rude about it, I can deal.
3. No. No tactile telekinesis on Earth-16.
3a. I'll leave that to each viewer's interpretation.
4. I'm all for them (as a storyteller). In real life, I think I'd be against them. ;)
5. They're comfortable around each other.
Maggie Q as Wonder Woman was awesome. It was the first time seeing her speak but I got the sense of a strong woman who can command attention and calls it as she sees it but who has a compassionate side especially in her dealings with Superman and the whole issue with Conner. Are they together? It feels like they have something going on there deeper than just colleagues. I could be misreading the glances and body language. And to be honest, they feel a natural fit. I know you said you will not focus much on the adults on the show but would have been awesome to see her speak to Superman about the boy. It would have been a good contrast to see something else than Batman trying to make Superman do something he was not ready for. Will we see any behind the scene stuff in the comics, seeing you do show Batman and his relationships. Anyway hope one day Superman and Conner can at least have some meaningful dialogue/interaction.
I'm not going to reveal who's with who here. But given enough episodes and/or issues, we'll get to everything eventually.
I have a few questions about the transport system
1.If Martian Manhunter was brought to Earth by the league's first transport test,how was he present at the fight they teamed up on BEFORE the league was formed?
2.since they use zeta-beams does that mean they know about the planet Rann?
3.If Roy refuses to be part of the team why is his designation B instead of A?
4.now that Zatanna has technically joined the team does it change her designation code?
5.in 119 was Billy not able to use the teleporter because he had'nt told the league who he really was and the designation was for Captian Marvel NOT Billy Batson?
1. I never said it was the LEAGUE'S first transport test. It wasn't. It was a Zeta-Beam accident that took place during an experiment conducted by Dr. Erdel (the namesake of the Erdel Initiative where Adam Strange and Eduardo Dorado, Sr. work). This was in 1955, i.e. almost half a century before the founding of the Justice League in 2003.
2. By now, you know the answer to that question.
3. Wishful thinking.
4. Yes. In fact, her designation has changed twice: once after she joined the Team and then again when she joined the League.
Male and female shapes are only vaguely similar to M'Gann's white martian form, so why are girl bodies easier for M'Gann to accurately mimic with her shapesifting?
She's studied human female anatomy and not male. Also, Martian genitals are different for the two genders even if they're not immediately visible in public.
Hi again Greg!
I thought up a few questions this time!
Regarding Dr. Amanda Spence
Was she ever under a control of a Genome? I ask cause she didn't have a genome on her shoulder in the first ep.
Does she have or had any maternal instincts towards Project Match and Project Kr? ~shrugs~ Just cause I think it might be interesting.
How long has she been working for Cadmus? For Luthor?
Does Dubbliex trust her?
Thanks for your time and all the best to you and your crew!!!
1. Ever? Maybe. But not regularly.
2. Not that I've noticed.
3. The answer to both questions is the same. But I haven't nailed that down.
4. More or less.
Thanks for trying to keep your askgreg site spoiler free. Especially after what happened with the Turkey leaks. I myself am a little disappointed at the fandom. But I guess that's what happens when we get a great show that keeps getting put in random long hiatuses. No not blaming you. Your higher ups or network. Whoever is in charge of that. Seriously.
I don't really have a question. I just wanted to say to you and your crew thanks for making such a great show! I love so many things about it that I just can't list it all her!!!
Looking forward to see where it all goes in the end.
All the best!
It's been quite a while since I've written, so here we go.
This may be moot (but hopefully not), but you mentioned you the spinoff comics mini-series you planned to do were Bad Guys then Pendragon then TimeDancer. I had some questions about the potential format for TimeDancer. These are mostly questions about the format of the book (not looking for big plot spoilers):
1) Would TimeDancer have been six issues or more or less?
2) Would the TimeDancer mini-series have picked up were we left Brooklyn in 997 Scotland in #12?
3) Would the TimeDancer mini-series have focused on one or two larger events (meeting Katana or Gnash's birth, etc) or would it have been several smaller events?
4) Again, possibly moot (but hopefully not), after Pendragon and TimeDancer, what would have been next (2198, Dark Ages or New Olympians?)
5) Is there any remote or slight update from Disney or SLG about the potential of more Gargoyles comics?
1 - 4. lt's all hypothetical now, since we no longer have the license. If and when I get another opportunity, every parameter could be different.
5. I'm afraid not.
Batman and Wonder Woman are then Friends(but not dateing)?
They are friends. Beyond that I'm not saying one way or the other.
I'm just curious, is the fact that both seasons of Young Justice start on a holiday due to pure coincidence, or is it a pattern that you wanted to make?
Also, and I'm not sure if this is a spoiler so I apologize if it is, since Young Justice: Invasion takes place in the year after season 1, will the timestamps have a way to differentiate between years, or should the audience just be able to assume that the next season takes place in the next year? It's a weird question, but I've been wondering this for a while. xD
2. By now, you've seen it. Our feeling was that Season One told a story between July 4th and December 31st, while Season Two told a story that took place between January 1st and July 4th. So there wasn't likely to be any confusion after the first "FIVE YEARS LATER" chyron. It gets slightly more complicated in the Young Justice: Invasion comic books, because we'll be constantly bouncing back and forth between Season One, Season Two and within the timeskip. So starting with issue #20, the timestamp gets an additional piece of information to disclose the year.
Hello Mr.Weisman first off, you and Mr.Vietti are amazing at this show and this show is really one of the best animated series in this current decade. And i just have two questions:
1.Is the inclusion of so many characters both known and obscure a naturally occuring process during the developing of this series?
2. As one of the executive producers are you in any way in charge of the opening title sequence?
Many thanks and good luck!!! :D
1. Yes, we were given the mandate - and always intended - for this to be a DC UNIVERSE show.
2. Okay, first, I'm a producer, but not an "Executive Producer" on Young Justice. But, yes, Brandon and I approved the opening title sequence.
I know this is a very odd question and I don't know how much you know about the Young Justice art, but a lot of people have noticed that Robin seems to have monkey ears (I find them cute!). But I just wondered if they are purposelly drawn like that or not?
Thanks so much and I want you to know that this is one of the most amazing cartoons I have ever seen in my 15 years of life :p!
The ears are purposely drawn the way they're drawn, but they've never struck me as being particularly monkeyish. And even after you mention it, I still don't really see it.
Does Plastic Man crack you up?
IN Young Justice, has Garth ever been ostracised due to his purple eyes?
Is Kaldur closer to Garth or Roy?
Garth, ultimately. But he's pretty close to Roy too.
1. How did the Rhino overcome his hydration problem?
2. What are the names of Tombstone's bodyguards?
3. Is Tombstone the Big Man or is it someone else entirely?
1. I don't recall, I'm afraid.
2. I don't think we ever gave them names.
3. Tombstone is the Big Man. (Wasn't that obvious?)
Does the Justice League know about Guardian and Red Arrow being uncle and nephew?
At the time of "Agendas", yes.
Hi, Greg. I realize that this is not a discussion forum, so I will try to phrase this as a question. Another poster asked what Wally and Artemis see in each other. I have to admit that is a pretty good question. Personally, I do feel their relationship is credible, but I also think it would be good if it were spelled out a little more. As a guy, I can imagine what Wally sees in Artemis. She's fun to be around! You never know what she's going to say or do next!
As for what Artemis sees in Wally, I'd like to share with you a quote from Woody Allen's Crimes & Misdemeanors:
"You will notice that what we are aiming at when we fall in love is a very strange paradox. The paradox consists of the fact that, when we fall in love, we are seeking to re-find all or some of the people to whom we were attached as children. On the other hand, we ask our beloved to correct all of the wrongs that these early parents or siblings inflicted upon us. So that love contains in it the contradiction: The attempt to return to the past and the attempt to undo the past."
All of this is to say that Wally is about as far removed from Artemis' dad as you can get. (Those of you who read the comic have a pretty good idea who I'm referring to.) Wally is sweet, funny, and kind. I have been told that what women look for in a partner is someone who makes them feel safe, and I can honestly see why Artemis who was emotionally and perhaps physically abused as a child would feel safe with Wally. The irony is that Artemis is the toughest girl in the world and Wally needs her protection at least as much as she needs his.
My questions are:
1) Do you find my analysis plausible, or is too over-wrought?
2) Do you think we will have a better understanding of what exactly Wally and Artemis see in each other after watching season 2?
Bye, Greg. Thanks for a great season.
Well, first I'd like to comment on this: "Another poster asked what Wally and Artemis see in each other. I have to admit that is a pretty good question. Personally, I do feel their relationship is credible, but I also think it would be good if it were spelled out a little more. "
It's interesting to me, because the previous poster (that I believe you were referring to) felt that we were spelling things out too much. Telling instead of showing. Me, I feel like we hit just the right balance, but obviously I'm biased.
1. Anyway, I think your analysis is very interesting, and yes, plausible. And certainly not 'over-wrought'. As Dick would say, it's just wrought enough. (Although I would take issue with the idea "that Artemis is the toughest girl in the world". Certainly, that's how she'd like to come across. But I think she's very insecure in Season One.
2. I would think so, but I've been wrong before.
Dear Greg I am a little confused after watching Young Justice "Agendas" Because The Justice League is discussing who should have the honor of joining the League. What confuses me isn't that how the show started with was the sidekicks slowly be intuduced has members to the league? Or at least part-time members or something like that?
I'm afraid I'm not clear what you're confused about. The teens were not being inducted as Justice League members in episode one. They were simply being granted a few small privileges, like access to the Hall of Justice's gym and library.
1) Sorry about the last question. I found out that Joker and Captain Colds ages were already given.
2) What is the relationship between Wonder Woman and Batman? She seemed upset that he was keeping a secret from the rest of time, and Batman is very secretive.
1. I think the moderators must have deleted it.
2. They are, at minimum, friends and colleagues, who respect each other enough to talk frankly about things they disagree with.
3. Is your name really "Weisman"? If not, I'd prefer you not use it as a screen name. It could lead to a lot of unfortunate confusion.
Thanks for taking the time for our questions! I was just watching "The New Olympians" episode of Gargoyles and as the camera pans the city there is a satellite dish on one of the buildings. I understand if you don't have an answer, but are they receiving signals from our (human's) satellites or do they have one of their own?
I don't recall. Sorry.
While I was watching "Image," my jaw dropped. Over a week later, and I have yet to pick it up off the floor. I'd like to chime in with the other commenters on how well this episode works as a metaphor for being a trans person, and the fears and issues that anyone who is in the closet about their gender, identity, sexuality, etc, has to face and work through. That alone has bumped this episode up to second place on my favorites list. (With Bereft still holding the number one spot!) And has also solidified why M'gann is my favorite character in the series.
I love how M'gann's white martian form looks like an actual alien, and isn't sexualized (or even all that humanoid!) in the slightest. I love that her natural form defies the usual science fiction convention of green skinned space babes, and lacks any female characteristics. While I like the reptilian, xenomorph-ish design in the comics, I'd have to say this version wins out.
How on earth did you and the art team come up with such a great design that doesn't look like it's from earth?
I give full credit to Phil Bourassa and Brandon Vietti on this. I'm just the dopey writer who gets to be impressed by these guys' work all the time.
One more question. In Agendas, Batman said he knew that Captain Marvel was actually a kid. Was that because Billy told him or because Batman investigated Marvel?
The latter. Billy/CM didn't know Batman knew.
Why does Zatara have to be Dr. Fate all of the time? Couldn't Zatara and Nabu come to a time-sharing arrangement? Shouldn't Nabu be able to trust that Zatara would regularly don the helmet of Fate? Zatara has, after all, kept his word to Nabu so far.
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
I fully enjoy each and every episode of YJ, "Agendas" having just aired yesterday.
It did prompt a question or two which I hope do not qualify as spoilers.
1. Given that Batman is "The World's Greatest Detective," and claims he knew about Captain Marvel's secret Identity the whole time (I have no reason to believe he didn't, he is that good after all), Are there other members of the league (or other superheros on the level of the league) who have not shared their secret identity, but Batman already knows their secret. (I am only hoping for a yes or no and would not ask you to provide a list.)
2. From what we saw for the JL's membership procedures, it seems to be almost completely democratic (I hope I did not misinterpret). Each member gets to vote on each issue, each potential member/member under review, etc, even those issues where a member is concerned (IE renewing Dr. Fate and Captain Marvel's membership status). My question is: when Batman was elected as head of the JL, did he vote for himself, or not?
Thank you for taking the time to Answer the questions you do.
1. Yes, Batman knows the secret identities of everyone in the League. They do not all know that he knows.
2. I'm sure he would have. Though I'm not sure there was a formal vote for individual members when it came to the seven founders.