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Well, the final episode of YJ has been aired, and what an ending! I gotta say, for a minute there, I thought you were gonna kill Barry, but Wally's death I did not see coming. Bravo, man. Bravo.
Furthermore, finally seeing Darkseid was nice. I mean, everyone knew he was the Light's original partner, & truthfully I expected him to show up a lot sooner, but that was good. Of course, Lex being a manipulative cuss was great, Static joing was cool, & I liked Tim & Cassie getting together.
It's a shame to see such a great show come to an end, but perhaps not for long. I saw your piece on the Veronica Mars kicksterter, & the thought of a kickstarter for Gargoyles or Young Justice didn't even occur to me until then. But if you start one, I will happily pledge what I can to the cause.
May they live again!
One of the "Endgame" preview images on The World's Finest shows a close-up of Artemis and the Flash Family at the mission briefing in Metropolis that wasn't in the episode itself. So I was wondering: are there more close-ups from that big wide shot of all the heroes? If so, could you post them? I'd love to see a close up of Aquaman, Aqualad, Tempest and Lagoon Boy from that big wide shot.
I have no means of posting anything.
Did Jim Harper find out about Mal Duncan becoming the new Guardian? If so, how did he react? Did they ever have any moments together after Cornered?
Yes. He was fine with it. Even happy about it. And, yes.
I apologize if this question has been asked before, I tried searching through the archives but maybe I didn't frame my search parameters correctly.
How public are The Team members as superheroes? I know the team isn't known by the general public, and certain sidekicks are known because they fight alongside their fellow mentors (like Batman and Robin, Flash and Kid Flash, Aquaman and Aqualad, and maybe later Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl and so on) but what about other heroes like Beast Boy? Or Bumblebee? Or even Superboy?
I ask because Superboy is wearing his Superman-symbol shirt in "Satisfaction." I understand this is a world where glasses can protect Clark Kent's identity or sunglasses protects Dick and Tim's, but come on! He's wearing his Superboy "uniform" right out in the open! Does that mean the public is unaware of Superboy?
What I'm basically wondering is, do certain Team members even need secret identities, or can they just go out in public without masks and such because they only ever go out for covert ops where the general public won't see them anyway?
ASKED AND ANSWERED.
But you saw Mal Duncan wearing a Superman t-shirt in Season One. Lots of folks wear them. Heck, Superboy originally bought all his S-Shield t-shirts at Suburban Outfitters. The fact that folks see Conner Kent wearing an S-Shield t-shirt wouldn't raise ANY suspicions at all.
Hey Greg, sorry for this. I know I'm annoying but honestly I cant even help it at this point. My grandmother just passed away, my aunt has brain cancer, and the only thing I had to look forward to was young justice and "spitfire" I am going to keep fighting for season three on behalf of all the producers and loyal fans like myself. I do have one question for you however, and yes, I'm sure you are sick of hearing it.
If(when) we get a season 3 Is there any chance that you and your team would ever consider bringing back Wally ?
Is he really dead?
Ailish, my condolences for your loss and your troubles. But I have no answer for you. I'm sorry.
Why weren't Troia, Lieutenant Marvel and Sergeant Marvel included in the big group shots of heroes in "Endgame" (when Lex Luthor was outlining the plan in Metropolis)?
ANSWERED. Check the archives.
I'm going to keep doing whatever I can to get Young Justice back, or at least finished! But for now, thank you so much for the adventure! I truly enjoyed it!
Brandon just tweeted that "Wally is gone", when he says "Wally is gone" is Wally gone/teleported to a different dimension,planet, or somewhere else? Or did Brandon mean "gone" as in deceased gone? At first I thought Wally was sucked into the Speedforce,but a while back you said the Speedforce doesn't exist on Earth-16 (so that rules that out). I still have hope Wally is still around :)
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
To Mr. Weisman
That was so not cool. You literally ripped my heart out of my body with Wally's death. I really hope that you meant Wally to come back in season 3. For one thing, the reaction to his death was extremely disappointing. Outside of Artemis, Bart, and Nightwing, we did not see a single person mourn for Wally. Not even his original team mates like Superboy and Miss Martian. Even Artemis' fake death had more mourning than Wally. The death was also extremely rushed. I would like to think that if a character as popular as Wally was being killed off, then there would be more of a reaction and more time was dedicated to it. Also, it was unbelievably tragic. Of all the romantic relationships on the show, the one between Artemis and Wally was the only one that felt authentic and sweet. Plus, the way it was set up in season 1, it felt that it was something that you set up for long term with the spitfire symbolic parallel with Kent Nelson and Insa. What's the point if you spend an entire season developing a relationship only to end it tragically in the next season without even showing much of the relationship on screen. It's even more painful when you see that all other relationships have either been repaired or newly formed while Artemis is left heartbroken. That along with the fact that Wally's parents lost their only son. Also, this was the only place where Wally existed since he is not in the comics currently. But I take encouragement in the fact there is no body and in comic/cartoon world, no body means alive.
Now that my sorrowful rant over the season finale is over, I would like to congratulate you for two seasons of great animation. After JL/JLU, this was the first cartoon of excellent standard of storytelling and animation. I really hope there is some way that season 3 can be made and you can resurrect Wally and reunite him with Artemis as well as continue the incomplete Apocalypse storyline.
Finally, if there is no chance of season 3 happening, can you divulge what you were planning for season 3. Would there be another time jump? Would Wally and Nightwing return?...
Well, I think the notion that you didn't see his other teammates mourn is patently ridiculous. You saw their reactions in the moment. Then we skipped weeks ahead, and everyone was still feeling the effect of Wally's death. The fact that we FOCUSED on the three characters closest to Wally (Artemis, Bart, Dick) doesn't imply that the others didn't care.
Otherwise, most of this is ASKED AND ANSWERED.
Greg, wow if you really are reading this I hope you know I appreciate your work. I am not familair with the Gargoyles or anything, I am a fan of Young Justice. You see, my best friend and I are hooked on to it and we rescently saw the finale. We are broken. Yes you know it's because of Wally. No I am not asking for spoilers or for you to change the story line. I just want a yes or no answer if you could or at least put my mind at rest. Wally didn't die did he, not really. He simply disappeared and I don't think he died. If he did die then I'll accept it with understanding. But at the end of the episode it was implied more. And I think Wally will come back. I really do think so. I know cartoon network won't take another season but I know what's it like to have a story line of your own, I am an aspiring author. I know you won't leave this like that, so full of what nots but greg if you do plan to continue it or of you dont I beg of you that you come clear to us someday because what kills me the most is not knowing. Maybe you'll never confirm it or never read this and I'll go on thinking about this without being certain. Did he die? I don't care if you say yes or no, just a hint at what's going on. I probably seem a little needy but in some ways I am, the chacracters you created have such a hold on my heart its amazing. I bow my hat to you greg you've made an amaing thing here and I hope you might forgive me prying. Thank you for your work.
I don't know why people keep thinking I won't even READ their comments. Unless they've broken major rules, I read everything (eventually).
And thank you for your kind words.
But, I'm sorry I won't give you a hint for reasons I've already laid out. If you haven't read why already, please check the archives.
Oh dear, so many people impulsively asking why wally had to die and future spoilers, you are in for hell (or maybe your moderators and lots and lots of copy paste.
Anyways, now that its confirmed the light has also played with Darksied..
1. Was he(and Apocalypse) the partner referred to back in Bereft? Since we now know the reach were not drawn to earth until after the season finally.
2. The Reach themselves call black beetle...black beetle. Is this the official way to designate each scarab? Did they adopt the name from Wonder Girl?
3. Why hadn't you addressed the reach Apocalypse still being a success after Bart left?
2. Think of it as a translation.
3. I'm not clear on what you're asking here. But if what you're implying is that after Nate's clothes changed in the future, why had the Reach apocalypse still taken place, the answer is - it hadn't. Nate assumed it had because Mount Justice was still in ruins. But you know why Mount Justice is in ruins. It's a subtle thing, but the ash rain that was falling before Bart left, has stopped after.
Sorry it's me again so quickly...I just remembered two things I wanted to bring up.
1. I've heard that Dubbilex was/is a DNAlien. Not exactly sure what that means since from what I've looked at your work you've said he is a G-Gobin/genomorph and was created by Cadmus. I just wanted to see if you could set it straight for me, what exactly is he? Also, I apologize if this is a spoiler, if you will have answered this by the time you get to my post, or it just pops up...but why did you not include him and the genomorphs in the second season? What happened to them? We saw some of them lying on the ground at the end of Season 1, and Guardian/Jim Harper is around, but nothing else. I know you don't like to give full out stories here but could you please say something regarding this, because I have seen nothing about them. I was expecting them to maybe come out, help the Team and League and maybe get the respect they were hoping for, but I don't know...
2. By now it will have been a while, but remember when I asked if you'd let Khary Payton/Aqualad say "BOOYAH!" for old time's sake and you said it was a spoiler. Well, now the season is over (again I hope the show comes back soon) and we didn't here it. I wanted to let you know though that I had another side trip or dream and I thought I actually saw Aqualad in the show say "BOOYAH!" It wasn't like in Teen Titans, but it was like he just beat up one of the bad guys (I don't know who) and he looked down on them like he looked down on Black Manta in "Summit" and said "Booyah" in that cool tone like he when he talked to his unconscious father. Then I snapped back to our reality and I was like, "Did it happen? I thought Greg wasn't going to do it, but he did! YES! BOOYAH!" And of course, then I saw it wasn't true and was :(
Oh well...Did you consider doing it at anytime in the production? If yes or no why did you not do it?
1. In our series, he's a genomorph.
1a. There's a lot of things we'd have loved to include in Season Two had there been more time.
2. No. It doesn't fit Aqualad's character. I'm all for fan-service, but it has to make sense.
I hope this finds you well...I wanted to thank and congratulate you and your team on the amazing show of Young Justice.
I know that by the time you read my post you will have already read dozens of posts of people commenting on the season finale. I know you will probably have seen "Why did you kill Wally?" so many times you'll probably be Copy and Pasting "ASKED AND ANSWERED" or "SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT" so many times that you'll get tired and/or bored. Well I am just here to say that while I, "A Flash Fan" who have written to you a lot about the Flashes, am dismayed and was sad about Wally's "ceasing," I wanted to thank you for giving him a noble "death." The courage and bravery all heroes displayed, but the Flashes were the ones who were ready to give the ultimate sacrifice. Barry and Bart's reactions were touching and the despair and trauma felt by the other characters definitely pulled my strings.
You definitely crafted an excellent story and series that let so many, including me, connect with these characters. I definitely saw a lot of love for Wally and everyone else as I scrolled down the queue of answered questions. I truly hope we will have a season 3...and why not 4, 5, 6, 7, 8...well as many as can be in actuality possible.
Well...thank you Greg. Even though the show is over (for now, I hope it will return soon) it will always hold a special place in my heart. I think about the first time I saw the World Premier in November 2010...Here we are nearly 2.5 years later and it was truly an incredible experience to remember. I hope to come back now and again, be patient, and follow just where you'll take us next. Thank you.
All the best,
A Flash Fan
Thank you. Very Much.
Thanks for the amazing show, Greg! You and your team are awesome!
- Why didn't Jay Garrick show up in the end to help Barry and Bart?
Let's imagine that even the kinetic energy from Jay, Barry and Bart wasn't enough, so Wally would have to help anyway. So, for only Wally to get hit by the beams, Wally would have to be slower than Jay too, and the audience would be like "Come on, even the 90-year-old guy can dodge the beams, and Wally can't?" (I personally wouldn't have a problem with Jay being faster, because he is my favorite Flash) That's the sole reason why you didn't include Jay in that scene? I personally think you should have done it anyway, if only for the sake of reuniting the Flash Family one last time. But it's your show, so it's your decision.
Wally's faster than Jay. By a little, at least.
But Jay didn't get there because there wasn't time. Wally was in the Watchtower, so his journey was Zeta-Tube to nearest Zeta-Tube and then a sprint to the Magnetic North Pole.
Jay's journey - assuming he thought to attempt it (and I'm not sure he even knew what was going on) - would have been a sprint from wherever he was deployed to the nearest Zeta-Tube, a Zeta-Tube ride to the nearest Zeta-Tube to Magnetic North and then another sprint. It was all probably over by then.
Hello! I've been a big fan of Young Justice for awhile now. I love how well you manage to tie a bunch of aspects from the comics together in a way that makes sense; not only in this show, but in Spectacular Spider-Man as well! I was personally very happy to see Tim and Cassie get together in the end. I was a big fan of them together in the comics and it was nice to see them get together on one of my favorite shows. I'm still hoping for a Season 3!
How did Batman and Wonder Woman react to the news of Tim and Cassie dating?
I'll leave that to your imagination for now.
I loved the show; thanks to all of you for doing a great job- I'm going to miss it(and GL)allot.
1. Do you have any irons in the fire for any more older-audience DC superhero animated shows,like GL and/or YJ?
2.How do you deal with the fan-crazy and headcanonry without popping a blood vessel in your brain? I admire your tolerance, sir!
To the next project(raises glass)!
1. Not me. (Though I did write one episode of Beware the Batman.) Not that I wouldn't love to, but it's not my sandbox and no one at DC or WB seems too interested in having me work on these characters right now.
2. I do pop the occasional vessel, but mostly it's rewarding and worth the time.
I held off on posting this until I was feeling a little more rational post-Endgame. Didn't want to risk posting some kind of knee-jerk reaction and coming across as a crazy person ;o)
You've said that Young Justice was all about secrets and lies and about young heroes growing up. Well, to me Young Justice was about friendship and family. Season 1 especially was amazing in that respect, because there were only six team members to focus on and that left enough room for character development. You really made us care about these characters and I loved watching them grow from a rather disorganized, squabbling group of sidekicks to a well-oiled machine that could be considered a family.
The time skip in season 2 was a shock to me (and boy, did I lament the loss of my perfect season 1 team!), but I stuck with it in hopes of Wally eventually returning to the team and of getting some nice Dick/Wally friendship moments, as their friendship has always been my primary reason for watching the show. It's why I bought all the companion comics and am still planning on buying Legacy when it comes out; anything to get another glimpse of the Dick/Wally friendship. I was extremely happy with Summit because Wally was back! And he was fighting alongside Dick! Oh, how I'd missed seeing that! Seriously, I would've been perfectly happy if the season had ended there.
But then Endgame happened. And I was just so terribly shocked and disappointed with the events of that episode. To me it felt rushed, but I know you did the best you could wrapping up such an epic story in only a few episodes. Also, why were there 21 of those Reach thingies if just one would've apparently been enough to destroy the world? But what got to me most of all was, of course, Wally's death. It was so shocking that it's…kind of ruined the entire show for me :o(
I understand that you can't make everyone happy (though I'm convinced everyone would've been happy if you hadn't killed off Wally) and you and Brandon probably felt you had good reasons for ending Wally, but with one of my favorite characters presumed dead and the other taking a leave of absence (which I'm taking to mean that we would have scarcely seen him in future episodes), my reasons for watching Young Justice are gone. I'm loyal to the characters of a show, not to the show itself; taking away my favorite characters means losing me as a viewer.
I hope I'm not coming across as someone going, "Bring back Wally in season 3 or I'll stop watching!", because that's not what I'm trying to say at all. It's your show, you've built this world and these amazing characters and you're free to do with them as you see fit (well, for the most part) and I'm sure a lot of people would still enjoy the continuing adventures of the Team if there ever is a season 3. But with the characters I was most invested in gone, the show's just not for me anymore.
It's okay though, I know it's "just" a cartoon (even if it was one I was incredibly invested in) and I'll no doubt find something else that'll catch my interest; I'm just sad that Wally's death left such a bad taste in my mouth that it's kind of tainted the entire series for me.
Anyway, regardless of whether or not you'd planned on bringing Wally back (did you?), I'm just going to stubbornly believe that he's still alive and that Dick's going to use his leave of absence to find him and figure out how to get him back. Yep, that'll be my head canon.
Best of luck with future endeavors! I hope you'll get another chance to play in the DC sandbox :o)
Well, I would hope Wally's death wouldn't leave a "bad" taste in your mouth. Not that I expect you to be happy about it, but I hope you felt that Wally went out heroically and nobly.
In an earlier Ask Greg post, you mentioned you had no plans of letting the friendship between Dick Grayson and Wally West die. How can the friendship survive if one of them is dead?
How can it ever end if one of them is dead?
With the (very sad) ending of Young Justice, I'd like to give some (hopefully constructive!) criticism.
I dropped out of the show in the beginning ("Beneath" was the last episode I watched) of season two for various reasons, the first being the way Megan and Raquel were handled in the show.
Megan's plotline this season would have been much better if you hadn't shown it through flashbacks. This is one of the reasons I so disliked the time skip. I don't want to be told things happened (via flashback, in my opinion, still counts). I would have preferred it if we were shown her change over the course of a season, and THEN this plotline happened.
Also, Raquel. We had her introduced in the finale of the last season, and I was looking forward to seeing her integrate with the team...cut to her with the League. What? I wanted to see her working in and with the Team, making friendships! Even Billy got more focus than her, and that bugged me.
The time skip is also something that I don't think worked. I would have preferred seeing the characters make these choices, rather than finding out after the fact. The main six stopped feeling like the people I originally tuned in to watch, and I didn't like that feeling.
On a final note, the reason "Beneath" finally had me turning off the show is that I never felt like our heroes ACTUALLY WON. They'd have minor victories, sure, but they'd always have been *distracted* or *on the wrong track* for the Light's *real* plot- it drove me nuts.
Now, this is your show! And you can totally roll your eyes at me for missing the point, especially since I didn't see the season through (also, I did hear that a bunch of really nifty things happened throughout the season, so, y'know, joke's on me). But this is just meant to be used for future reference or, hopeffully, if the fan petitions actually go through and CN greenlights a third season.
I don't know what flashbacks you're referring to. In fact, I can't think of one. (Am I spacing here?)
And, of course, you're entitled to your opinion, but I don't suppose it will surprise you to read that I disagree.
I like Raquel too, and I wish we had had more screen time for her. But she was never a lead, and we never promised she'd be one. And I think we respected her journey by having her join the League.
The time skip was never going to thrill everyone, I know. But it was important thematically to the kind of story that we were telling. And I think the fan response overall - once the first few episodes played out, pretty much justifies our decision - assuming we needed justification.
As to the notion that they never "WON". Well, I'll say they won as often in Season Two as they did in Season One. And they certainly "won" in the end. At a great cost and with loose ends, but there's no way that doesn't count as a win.
A little patience might have helped, but if you're just not enjoying the show, then I understand why you stopped watching.
So, I appreciate the constructive criticism, honestly. Particularly, the respectful way that you presented it. But, it wouldn't change our plans any. We have to tell the stories that fire our imaginations and work with what we want to accomplish.
I was just wondering if Dick and Zatanna were still dating/gotten back together up until the conclusion of Young Justice:Invasion or had he moved onto Barbara? Also which couple did you prefer? Dick and Zatanna or Dick and Barbara?
I'd take a look at our companion comic books for an answer to this question.
And "prefer" isn't a word that applies.
Greg, I notice on your roster that Donna Troy (Troia) was part of the team at one point. Is there any particular reason she wasn't in this season storywise (you don't have to explain) or was there a production reason? And if you can get into it, can you give any details about her membership?
This is mostly ASKED AND ANSWERED.
Let me start by saying that the Young Justice season finale just about broke my heart. Don't get me wrong, that's just a testament to how wonderful the storytelling is for this entire series. Doesn't stop the pain, but at least it came from something good.
Anyway my question could be said to apply to all your awesome work.
Have you ever heard of a site called T.V Tropes and Idioms, and have you ever cheeked out your shows entries on it?
I have, yes.
Is there anything us fans can do to help Young Justice come back for another season?
Vote with your wallet. Buy the DVDs. Buy the soundtrack. Buy the comic book trade paperbacks. And most important of all, buy YOUNG JUSTICE LEGACY.
Hello there, first off: congrats on Young Justice! A splendid finale for a splendid show! I'll be very interested in seeing what YJ: Legacy offers in terms of the missing narrative between season one and two.
Now on to the question! Out of curiosity, is there any new on that project you and Vic Cook were lanning called Progeny? It sounded like an interesting story, and Galloway's designs certainly helped the interest. Just a slight bit of curiosity on if there's any development on that.
Have a nice day!
Nothing I can report right now, but I haven't given up on Progeny either.
I have just finished watching the season 2 final for young justice and in my opinion it was truly bittersweet. I want to congratulate you on creating such an amazing show. I was honestly in love with the characters, their personalities, thoughts, feelings, and dialog were so realistic. I am a fan of DC comics and love all those heroes and enjoyed seeing them all on young justice :) I think that "endgame" was a great way to end the season but i was left heartbroken when i had to watch my all time favorite hero, Kid Flash, do something impulsive and selfless for the last time. To say i'm not upset would be lying so i wont say that but my heart honestly broke when Wally told Barry to make sure he tells Artemis and his parents that he loved them. :,( i wish i didn't get so attached to fictional characters because their fate is always in the hands of their creators, which makes them fair game and anything/everything could happen. I know there is a chance you probably wont read this but i just wanted to take this chance and ask you, is there hope for Young Justice and Wally West or will i have to just re-watch episode and just have Wally remain in my memories? I also wanted to let you know that the scene between Kid and Impulse was just.. no words can describe it. Wally and Bart's relationship is just precious and in that scene i saw an older brother passing down his legacy to his younger brother and that just made Wally's tragic fate all the more difficult to accept.
but no matter what my feelings are toward's Wally, i still want to THANK YOU for an amazing superhero show that this closet geek went crazy for ;P
Thanks for the kind words.
There's always hope for the series. Right now most of those hopes revolve around Legacy.
1. How old were Tye and Jaime when they met and where were they?
2. Why did they initially become friends?
3. Did they reconcile eventually after the fall of the Reach and did Tye go back home to El Paso?
4. Do Jaime's friends Paco and Brenda from the comics exist in this universe and are they friends with Tye too?
5. Where did Asami go to live after the fall of the Reach?
1. SPOILER REQUEST.
2. Why does anyone?
3. There wasn't much reconciling to do once Tye found out that Jaime had been - in essence - possessed.
3a. SPOILER REQUEST. But I've already revealed this, so, yes, Tye and Asami went back to live with Shelly Longshadow in El Paso.
4. SPOILER REQUEST. But, yes.
5. See answer number 3.