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Well I was wondering something about Superman and Superboy. Most versions Superman can run at about the Speed of Light. 1. Can Earth 16 Superman run at Super Speed?
2. If so can Superboy as well?
3. If Superboy does have super speed is he faster than Wally or is that power weaker like his strength is compared to Superman.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. BTW Your show is by far the best show on Cartoon Network.
1. It depends how you define super-speed. He can run faster than a human, certainly. But nowhere near as fast as Kid Flash. Speed of light? No chance.
2. Same answer, though he's not quite as fast as Superman.
3. See above.
So we know that Miss Martian came to Earth by stowing away on Martian Manhunter's ship. But there's one thing that I am unsure about.
1. Did she have her parents' permission to leave them to stay with her uncle or did she run away from them for that purpose?
1. She ran away without telling anyone. After J'onn discovered her, he contacted her parents, and they agreed that M'gann could stay on Earth.
Is the character Sha Shan Nguyen based on any pre-existing character in the Spiderman comics?
Yes. She's based on the character Sha Shan, who was Flash's girlfriend for awhile - and then wanted to kill him - and then didn't, and then dumped him cold when he cheated on her - and then pretty much disappeared until I brought her back in an issue of Amazing Spider-Man as his physical therapist. And then... um, I don't think she's appeared since.
Anyway, she was always a favorite of mine. And I always thought that she was THE ONE for Flash.
How would you nominate the Reach's speech pattern? Why do they say "gratitude" and "appologies" instead of "thank you" and "sorry"? It reminds me of Spartacus. What kind of speech pattern is that? Regal?
Anyway, it reminds me of Spartacus too. Probably because I more or less ripped Spartacus off, cuz I thought it was cool.
But in theory, they're just translating their speech patterns from their native language.
Do you remember what the first superhero comic you ever read was?
Nope. It'd be cool if I could though.
Why couldn't Miss Martian remember she could phase through doors in Before the Dawn?
It's not that she couldn't remember. It's that, in general, she was in shock. And she couldn't focus on anything.
Here's hoping you're in a sharing mood. From your timeline, you have revealed the following vague events that line up with a Gathering date and a character played by one of the special guests:
July 19, 1997: Goliath makes a bargain.
August 14, 1998: Vinnie visits family.
June 25, 1999: Lexington goes into business.
June 22, 2001: A crisis brings together representatives of four clans.
June 28, 2002: Vinnie's quest begins.
June 27, 2003: Lexington holds a press conference.
August 6, 2004: Goliath is briefly forced into hiding.
July 29, 2005: Lexington takes a chance and loses.
June 23, 2006: Obsidiana comes to the United States of America.
June 22, 2007: Lexington continues his journey.
We're still missing Gatherings 2000, 2008, and 2009. Any chance that you're in the mood to give us the last three?
August 3, 2000 - Lexington faces an extremely hostile takeover.
June 27, 2008 - Eggs are stolen from the Manhattan rookery.
August 21, 2009 - Thailog attacks.
How old is detective Jim Daniels?
By the end of Season One, Detective Daniels was 34.
In the comic it showed Captain Atom lecturing the team, does he or nightwing still do that with the new recruits?
Cap's been a bit busy recently, but the general policy is training from the top down. If it's stuff that the senior members of the Team can handle, they do. But specialists are still specialists, and Cap has espionage experience that I'm sure he'd still be willing to pass down.
Soo I loved #23! (And I'm totally buying that T-shirt btw) I just had one question about what Batman said to Robin in the issue: "We exist to stand up where and when others can't or won't-not to consider ourselves matchless" ...I don't quite understand what that's supposed to mean...and judging by the art Tim looked annoyed at that but I could be misreading the facial expression. Thanks!
I think you're misreading the expression.
Anyway, Batman means that he and Robin do NOT exist out of some misguided belief that no one else is capable of doing the job.
There are certain characters that were created specifically for Teen Titans. If you wanted to, could you bring those characters into YJ, or are they not up for grabs? Just curious, because I'd love to see your take on characters like Kyd Wykydd and the like. I thought you might be able to, since you sort of adapted TT's Cheshire mask, but I know that's a pretty different situation, as Cheshire's been around much longer than the Teen Titans show. Anyway, let me say that I really appreciate how you read your fans' questions, and I hope you're able to answer mine.
I assume we have access to everything, unless I'm told otherwise.
Do you think you can at least give me a hint as to what Cassie and Bart want to do in the future. I am not really familiar with the comic-verse, but I recall Cassie having barely any life outside the Titans. Is it the same in earth-16?
Sorry if this is a spoiler by the way. I really appreciate the incredible amount of effort you and the entire crew place into this show. I can't wait for the fifth!
Cassie does have a life outside the Team. She has a mom and goes to school and has other friends, etc. Any plans for the future, would be a SPOILER REQUEST.
Bart is just starting to have a life outside of the Team. He lives with the Garricks and has started school. But he's much more focused on PREVENTING the future he knows than on figuring out what he might do should a more positive future arrive.
Was the manner of Artemis's 'death' in Depths a reference to last year's Doctor Who episode The Impossible Astronaut, in which an assailant rose up out of the water and 'killed' the Doctor?
Hi Greg, love the show. Brilliant stuff!
Quick question: Did Wally and Artemis know about Kaldur being undercover from day one, or did Dick only let them in on the secret when he realized he could use her in his plan?
1. Why is it that, even after five years of being on the team, Dick still hides his identity?
2. In Happy New Year, Dick told Tim "Just don't die, okay?" Was this a subtle reminder of Jason, that Dick was more hurt by Jason's death then we have seen? (If this is a spoiler I apologize)
1. He hides it from newbies, perhaps out of habit and/or policy. Again, revealing his identity as good as reveals Batman's, so it's not strictly his choice to make.
2. ASKED AND ANSWERED. But, yes.
Do Red Arrow and Artemis get along now?
Does Artemis know her sister and Red Arrow were married? Does she know they have a child?
You say that while making the Gargoyles comics you like to pretent to cast a voice actor in your head. (or something like that.) With that in mind, did you "cast" anyone as the voice of...
2) Selena Gonzalez
4) Henry Yarrow
5) The Collector of Worlds (AKA Brainiac)
...in the Young Justice comic book series.
1. I haven't written any issue where Hawkman speaks.
2. I didn't write that issue.
3. I didn't write that issue.
4. Charles Hallahan. (I realize that's not a practical choice, but that's who I heard.)
5. Patrick Stewart.
When Crispin Freeman voiced Speedy and Red Arrow in Satisfaction, does he get paid for one or two characters? Technically they are separate characters, but one's a clone of the other.
They are two characters, but we get two characters for the price of one, per SAG rules. (We get a third character for a small additional fee. But if we want a fourth character, it's another full payment, and it all basically starts over, i.e. five costs the same as four, etc.)
1. In Insecurities (one of my faves of S1), Artemis was upset because she thought Batman & Green Arrow took her as a pity case, was she also thinking the whole team was in on it? Or just the Leaguers?
2. This is weird haha but I really liked the lighting at the end of that episode when she and her dad were talking, those shadows and that score, one of the best composed scenes for sure.
1. I don't think she really thought it out at all.
Big fan here, and I am from China mainland. Where people can't get to watch Young Justice at first hand legally because we don't have Cartoon Network here.
Most of us watch it online or download from foreign websites.
and I am translating Young justice into Chinese subtitles and provide it online so more people could enjoy the show.
so I want to know how you feel about this.
Does it bother you because I know all these action are not legal nor the right thing to do.
But it is the fact that this is the only way we can catch the show as all of the fans do.
If you read this, I'd really hope you could reply with your thoughts and feelings. Many thanks!
Hey FnGs... I don't know how to answer this. You're telling me about illegal activity and, what, looking for me to condone it?
Obviously, I'd love for as many people as possible to see (and understand) the series. But I can't go on record supporting an illegal act. You see that, right?
1. Was Mercy Graves a teen or an adult (or a teenage adult) when she met Luthor?
2. Was she trained in combat before she met him?
3. Is her weaponized arm the only cybernetic part of her body, or does she have other cyborg features? (I wondered after all those awesome moves in high heels during "Satisfaction" if she didn't have robot legs! Or else a VERY sturdy pair of shoes!!)
Love the show! "Satisfaction" was my favorite episode so far but I can't wait to see the remainder of Season 2. :)
1. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
2. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
3. She has robot shoes. The left shoe allows her to travel seven leagues in one step. The right shoe cracks a lot of jokes at Luthor's expense.
Oh I forgot to add, I just bought the YJ tee-shirt! I love it with a passion. I'm too happy to finally have some merchandise!
I bought it too!
Plus I also have my YJ crew t-shirt, and my "Hello, Megan!" crew t-shirt. (The latter was made for us by Nicole Dubuc.)
Hello Mr. Greg Weisman,
With the introduction of the Forever People and Desaad in "Disordered," the introduction of Gordon Godfrey in Young Justice: Invasion, and the use of Apokoliptian technology in several episodes of the series thus far, the hints of a coming presence of the New Gods seems to be making itself clear.
I know that, as I have read in the AskGreg Archives, you have stated multiple times that Young Justice is not affected by the New 52. However, I thought you should need to know about what the New Gods are doing in the New 52. Please read below.
The New Gods that have appeared thus far in the New 52 & what they have been doing:
Darkseid - In the New 52, Darkseid was re-introduced as the main antagonist in issues #1-6 of "Justice League." He led his forces to attack the mainstream DC universe in an effort to search for his daughter, who is apparently a new character in the comics. Thanks to the efforts of the Justice League, Darkseid was sent away via Boomtube, but not before he swore to return. It also seems that Darkseid has been acting behind-the scenes during the flashback events that happened in issue #1 of "Earth 2," given that he made no actual appearance in the issue. Darkseid has not yet made any future appearances since then... though it is easy to suspect that the search for his daughter still continues throughout the multiverse…
Desaad - His only appearance in the New 52 thus far was in issue #6 of "Justice League," in which he was involved in the brutal torture of Superman. I don't think he's been seen or heard of since then…
Steppenwolf - He also made an appearance in issue #6 of "Justice League," in which he was also involved in Superman's torture. With the failure of the Apokoliptian invasion of the mainstream DC universe, he makes his next appearance in issue #1 of "Earth 2." Aside from personally leading an Apokoliptian invasion on this parallel Earth, he had a notable role in personally killing Earth-2's version of Wonder Woman. When the invasion was stopped by Earth-2's version of the Trinity (at the cost of their lives), Steppenwolf was not seen or heard from again. I've heard that issue #8 of "Earth 2" is going to show off Steppenwolf again and that the issue was going to explain what he has been doing on Earth-2 for five years after the failed invasion.
Orion - Orion was re-introduced at the end of issue #12 of "Wonder Woman." Oddly enough, as he rises from the snow, picks up his helmet, and leaves somewhere via Boomtube, the dialogue in the last couple of pages in that issue implies that the fall of the Olympian Gods (at least, the ones exiting in the mainstream DC universe) gives rise to the New Gods. Honestly, I have no idea what it could mean. Anyway, Orion seems to play a role in some issues of "Wonder Woman." From what I think I understand, it seems that Orion has been given a mission by the Highfather to prevent the end of The Source itself… Pretty strange if you ask me…
Darkseid's daughter - Quite honestly, there's not much that is known about Darkseid's daughter. She has made no appearance thus far, and her name has not yet been given… Finding her is apparently Darkseid's top priority, as evidenced in issue #6 of "Justice League." The Apokoliptian invasion of Earth-2, as shown in issue #1 of "Earth 2" seems to suggest that Darkseid has launched an assault on ANY and ALL parallel Earths in the DC multiverse; all for the sake of finding his daughter. To further support this evidence, in issue #6 of "Justice League," Superman, upon being rescued from torture, stated that he saw images of a multiverse faced with death and torture at Darkseid's hands. This means that the mainstream DC universe and Earth-2 were not the only victims of assaults from the forces of Apokolips.
Thanks for taking the time to reading this posting. I'm not sure if this may be relevant to you or the Earth-16 universe, but I hope you didn't mind me sharing this with you.
Again, thank you,
You know, I appreciate the thought, but I DON'T need to know any of this. Earth-16 is NOT in continuity with the New 52. That's NOT a value judgement. It's just a hard fact of when we began and completed production.
What did Wade Eiling and Alec Rois do during the Cambodian-Vietnamese War and the Soviet-Afghan War?
I wanted to ask about the Milestone characters. I read in an earlier answer that the issues between the company and DC had nothing to do with the sudden DC Nation hiatus, which I'm completely relieved to hear. But I also read somewhere that one the Milestone founders said that the entire issue with DC's use of Milestone characters are for publication rights and not animation rights. If this is true, would that be the reason for Icon and I'm assuming Rocket's omission from the YJ companion comic's issues 21-23? It seems to make sense to me seeing as they're not in the DC owned comic anymore, but are still supposed to be in the show.
Anyway thanks so much for creating such an amazing show and I'm soooo pumped for YJ's return in January!
I've already said all I know on this subject. We were told - without explanation - to remove Rocket and Icon from issues 21-25. No one EVER said anything to us about removing Rocket, Icon or Virgil from the television show. It never came up. I DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ELSE.