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Picked up Issue 14 of the comic today, awesome stuff, but the book raised a few questions in my mind, some of which I am unable to research for the answer;
1-Were Ronal, Blubber and Nanaue in Downtime?
2-Is Ronal based on anyone in previous DC continuity?
3-My mind randomly went to other background characters, and Uncle Dudley in his few appearances has been seen at home wearing an undershirt. Does he have a dayjob?
Please keep up the good work! I want to keep giving you money for writing stories!
1. Nope. No room for them.
2. Yes. He's based on Ronal.
3. He gets by.
They are rumors that you are getting involved in a spin-off of the young justice, in this case that you are going to write and produce the justice league internacional,are they true.
No, they are not true.
Where did you hear this rumor? I trust that you won't give ANY further credence to anything else from this source.
Is there any significance behind Kid Flash's birthday being on Armistice/Remembrance Day or was his birthday a randomly chosen day from that general part of the year?
November 11th (11/11) has always been a day that fascinated me. In college and in the years immediately following, I threw an annual party on 11/11. In addition, it's the birthday of a good friend of mine.
1. Why do Genomorphs have different skin colorations?
2. What did Abra Kadabra want from Klarion in exchange for his help in Denial?
3. Why isn't the Golden Age Hawkman a founding member of the Justice Society of America on Earth 16 like he is in the comics?
4. When did Aquaman begin crime fighting on Earth 16?
5. What year did Captain Atom arrive after his first time jump?
1. Why not?
2. To learn real magic.
3. There is no Golden Age Hawkman on Earth-16.
4. Nine years before the start of Season One.
5. Four years before the start of Season One.
What grade is Zatanna in?
In Season One, she's in 9th grade.
One quick question regarding production-ey type stuff(I think).
Is it conceivable for you to be the head show-runner for two different series at the same time? Like, say if DC decided to have another series take place in the same continuity and they wanted your input, would you be open to giving feedback and story ideas?
It's conceivable, but I have enough trouble getting hired on one job, let alone two.
Is the X on Miss Martian's and Martian Manhunter's a part of their biology?
No, it's a potent symbol of M'arzz.
Awsome show,but I have a question.
Shouldnt Miss Martian's shapeshifting ability were off if she gets knocked out or almost suffocated like in episode 12 homefront with Red tornado at the end sucking all the air away?
Why should it?
When Garfield got injured, how did they fix his injuries? There wasn't alot of blood shown, so he must probably had internal bleeding which resulted in shock. Those injuries would have needed repairing so the transfusion would do some good. Telekinesis? Quick run to a hospital for surgery and back? Just wondering.
Also I've noticed people asking about the eye color change. Could that be a coloring error or was it intentional? Sorry if that questions's a spoiler request.
1. I'll leave that to your imagination.
2. It was intentional, as I'm sure you've gathered by now.
I'm merely curious as to why the second season of 'Young Justice' consists of only 20 episodes? While it probably hasn't affected the story you want to tell, it just seems unusual that WB/CN didn't give you guys the typical 26 episode order. I just hope it doesn't reflect a lack of faith in the show from the corporate end.
I think it has more to do with economics than "faith" - but I'll admit that was a decision made above my pay-grade.
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.
Will Gargoyles ever be released on Region 2 DVD? UK fans are missing out, and I'm becoming desperate to watch it again!
I have no idea.
Hi, um, I apologize if you've already answered this; I did search the archives beforehand, but just in case I somehow missed it, I'm sorry.
My question is about Robin from your TV series, Young Justice. When you listed the languages that each member of the team speaks, you confirmed that Robin is multilingual, and named a few languages he's fluent in. But you didn't mention anything about Romanian, which I thought was his mother tongue. So which language in your show-Romanian or English-is his first language? And what is his nationality, then?
Thank you, both for reading/answering this, and for Young Justice, which is truly Phenomenal. :D
He's American born. Perhaps he speaks Romanian too. But I have to admit, this is the first time in over forty years of reading comics that I've heard anything about Dick Grayson's nationality being Romanian...
Hi Greg. I wanted to tell you I was impressed with the most recent YJ episode Image. I did NOT expect the topic of Meg's appearance as Hello Megan to be broached in this way, nor did I expect Meg's, evidently crippling, fear of her appearance being known to be presented and exercised in this way. This show keeps breaking expectation. You've become very skilled at taking the less obvious path, even in the minutia. I love it, and wish you many, many years of renewal.
Also found the creator credits for the Hello Megan intro amusing. Was it fun scripting & storyboarding the show's intro & segments? You got to break genre for a bit there. I liked Superboy's reaction to finding out his namesake a lot. I'm curious to see the fallout, if any.
Doing "Hello, Megan!" was a TON of fun.
Writer Nicole Dubuc even made us "Hello, Megan!" crew t-shirts, which a bunch of us wore to SDCC in 2011.
1 - Were Angela and Broadway still virgins by the time of "Phoenix?"
2 - Goliath and Demona became mates during "Vows", did they lose their virginity that night?
(Both of these are canon-in-training answers, of course.)
First, I just want to say that Gargoyles is one of my all-time favorite shows, and I often return to it when I'm lonely and I'm always pleased by how fresh episodes like "Vows" remain after many viewings many years later. I'm also a big fan of Young Justice--to be honest, it took a while for the show to win me over 100% (of course, very high expectations were in place, both because it's a DC animated property and because you were working on it), but, I'll admit I've watched the Brazilian "leaks" up through "Unusual Suspects" and those episodes are pitch perfect, so, great job, and many thanks. I'm VERY excited for what's next.
Now, on to my questions:
As several people have pointed out, Brazil and Turkey are ahead of the US in terms of airing schedule. I don't know if you're aware, but fans have undertaken to sub the broadcast episodes back into English. I know you have mixed feelings on the subject of fanfiction, but I wonder if you have feelings on the practice of fans sub titling your work, originally created in English, back into English with their own translations? (And if you do have feelings/ideas on the subject, would you care to share?)
And while we're on the subject of fanfiction--I know a lot of authors who engage their fans have a public policy of not reading fanfiction, and you're among these. IIRC, the reason is because you don't want to incur the risk of being sued by a fan who claims you stole their work. I'm a law student and something of a nerd/geek, so I'm intensely curious to know where you picked this idea up. I'm taking copyright right now, and two of the doctrines we've learned seem to be in contradiction with the viability of this fear: (A) The idea/expression distinction (ideas are not protected under copyright, only their expression, so the idea of having Prospero on Gargoyles, even if you got it from another source, would probably not be considered infringement since the idea of having Prospero on Gargoyles is probably too abstract, whereas if there were a specific fanfic which predated a Gargoyles comic by five years and the Gargoyles comic carefully followed the plot of the fanfic, that could be a case of copyright infringement). And, (B) Infringing works are deprived of copyright protection, so if a fanfic infringes on a copyright (which, presumably almost all fanfic does, unless fanfic is fair use), it would have no copyright protection. (Here a critical question is whether fanfiction is fair use, which is an odd little quirk of the law, in that it's a well-known black hole in the law of copyright that seems unlikely to be adjudicated, and therefore, unlikely to ever be resolved.)
Of course, I'm not a lawyer (yet) and this is by no means intended to be legal advice, and I'm also not suggesting that you read fanfiction (personally, I'd rather you produce your awesome original stuff than spend time reading fanfic). But as a law nerd, I'm intensely interested in the relationship between perceptions of the law and the law on the books, and to what extent the law (and perceptions thereof) impact professional practice.
Thank you both for your wonderful works, and for your time.
1. I am HORRIFIED that people are watching episodes for the first time on YouTube - and in a different language no less. Given that those episodes were due to air in the U.S. in a matter of mere weeks, I think it's appalling that anyone would choose to watch them that way. So then having someone sub or dub it back into English seems beyond preposterous - and again mildly HORRIFYING. Just be patient and watch the shows as they were meant to be watched. Don't spoil them for yourselves.
2. I learned this fear from corporate attorneys at EVERY entertainment company that's ever employed me. And I've also learned this fear from personal experience from fans and others who have filed lawsuits or threatened to. And that's the key. It's not about who has a valid case, it's about who can make me miserable by filing suit - and how I can protect myself (as much as possible) from exposing myself to that misery.