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Hey Greg, I probably say it every time I post, but love your work. Been a fan since Gargoyles, miss Spectacular Spider-Man, and glad you were able to develop Young Justice (love all the nods to DC Comics, really shows you care about the material).
My first question is more of a general curiosity than anything else. With Earth-16's White, Red, and Green Martians, I was wondering why red over the Yellow Martians of the Pre-Crisis Earth-1? I know the Green Martians made red clones of themselves for Saturn for the retcon predating the company's latest reboot.
My second question is was the Wildstorm library of characters available for YJ? I was ecstatic to see Icon and Rocket and just wondered if the door was open for some of DC's other recent acquisitions like GenÂ¹Â³ and DV8 being in the realm of possibility (I hope this doesn't count as a spoiler request).
Thank you very much and I apologize for the stress Ask Greg can generate. I know I get frustrated just reading over spoiler requests and repeated questions so I can imagine your feelings. I hope it doesn't discourage you from continuing Ask Greg too much.
Though my knowledge of DC Comics is quite extensive, I'm unfamiliar with Yellow Martians.
Wildstorm was NOT available when we began. I'd be interested in incorporating some of those characters if we got a third season. But so far, I've only included one - and only in a stealth way, that not even the company noticed.
How long were Kaldur and Roy friends prior to Independence Day?
Nearly two years.
I have noticed copious Megan hate in the history of fandom. I would like to direct you to a fun piece of Megan love here:
Warning: There is cursing. But still Megan appreciation.
The link didn't work for me.
Will Rocket be based on her character in the Icon comics, or will she have a new back story? Is it a coincidence that Rocket resembles Tula?
Rocket resembles Tula? Really? I don't see it.
Anyway, by now you've seen Rocket. Her backstory is fundamentally the same as the comic book Rocket - but I'm sure there are and will be differences.
Has Black Canary and Chesire ever fought in unarmed combat before?
Who would win if they did?
1. Haven't decided.
2. I'm not interested in hypotheticals.
Barbara Gordon has a crush on Dick Grayson. That was comfirmed. Don't type something to reply on that to avoid my question please.
Does Dick Grayson know Barbara Gordon has a crush on him?
As for what Dick knows, it's a temporal question. Depends on WHEN you're 'setting' your question. So the fact that you didn't specify is what I'll "reply on to avoid [your] question".
Just finished watching "Image" which has definitely become my favorite. It particularly resonated with me because I'm a young woman dealing with my own insecurities about my image and my place in society and I was so happy to see M'gann's character develop and deepen in a such a way. So, thank you very much!!! Anyway my questions are:
1.) This episode dealt with deep subject matter in some areas. For example, the fact that M'gann turned into Canary and kissed Conner. I think it was a good set up to dive into M'gann's insecurities better but I also wondered why Canary's discussion with M'gann and the general reaction from the league (i.e. Green Arrow's amusement) wasn't more serious. I think Canary handle it seriously but she didn't really touch on the fact that it was inappropriate not only because it assumed another's identity but also because it violated the teacher-student relationship. So, I was wondering if it was just time limit or inappropriate subject matter or something else? Also, why wasn't Conner included in the discussion (seeing as he is also new to rules of society)?
2.) I'm a little confused about M'gann's background. Did J'onn know she was a White Martian and disguised her or is she just so awesomely cool that she fooled everyone? Is that why he is shocked to find out she is more powerful than he is telepathically?
Thanks for sharing your time and answering questions! I look forward to new episodes.
1. Time constraints prevented us from going into as much depth as you or I might have wanted. But I think we got the most salient points across.
2. J'onn always knew his niece was white. But J'onn is also open-minded enough to know that her whiteness is only skin-deep (and often not even that). The differences between White, Green and Red Martians are CULTURAL. From a biological standpoint, they are INSIGNIFICANT. And although I think I've stated this before, M'gann IS J'onn's niece. M'gann's mother is J'onn's sister, and she is green. M'gann's father is white. Most of M'gann's siblings are green, though she does have one brother who is white.
First things first, thank you so much for letting the spoiler-posts be deleted!! It's not just on here that spoilers are coming up and I've had to take a temporary step back from the fandom so the last few episodes aren't spoiled, and I know I'm not the only one. But luckily some sites have done what you've done and banned spoilers from episodes that haven't aired in the US yet. So thanks, again, for helping out us fans who like to wait to see what happens.
Anyway, I've been loving these last few episodes, it seems that all the little plot points from early episodes are finally coming together!! Images was brilliant, and you have no idea how excited I was to see a pre-green Beastboy! And from what I gathered at the end of the episode, your version of how Garfield gets his powers definitely makes more sense than being bitten by a green monkey. Robin's reluctance to lead tied in to what he revealed in Disordered, and I loved the realism of that! Wally hinting that he knows who Batman is and Rob's actions to shut him up were hilarious! And props to Phil for the white martian design, I was thoroughly freaked out.
And while I'm on about the awesomeness of this show, let me just say that your brother (I'm assuming Jon is your brother here) actually had me fooled with Perdita's second 'death' in Coldhearted, and I'm never fooled by TV these days!! So, major props to him.
Anyway, on to my questions. I do apologise if they've been asked before but I've had to avoid the queue lately for obvious reasons and I don't remember reading them in the archives.
1. We haven't heard Robin's cackle/laugh in a while, and I just LOVE that cackle, is there are reason why??
.... And I forgot my other questions, I'll ask when I remember them xP
Jon Weisman is indeed my brother.
1. Things have gotten a bit more serious, but the laugh comes and goes.
Hi Mr. Weisman! I love Young Justice. Absolutely fantastic show. The plot is so thick and intricate -- amazing for a literary junkie like myself!
I was wondering how far in advance you guys have the show planned? For example, when you and Mr. Vietti and Mr. Hopps and the other fabulous writers sat down to plot out Season 1, how much of Season 2 was clear for you guys? How much of a potential Season 3? No spoilers needed -- just a general question.
Thank you so much for your wonderful work and willingness to answer fan questions!
While developing Season One, we had a solid idea of what we had in mind for Season Two - including the time skip. And we had/have solid ideas for Season Three, including another time skip.
1. I donÂ´t understand in the YJ comics White Martians look exactly like Green Martians do except theyÂ´re well white. So why does MeganÂ´s true form look the opposite and I understand that not all aliens will look human or humanoid?
2. How different are Kryptonians from humans except the superpowered part?
1. In the comic, M'gann was describing visuals to her friends that were false. But keep in mind that White Martians and Green Martians DO look pretty much alike. If you think J'onn's showing his true form, you're wrong. He is Green, but he doesn't look like Martian Manhunter at all.
2. Visually, not different at all.