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Hey, there! Big "Young Justice" fan here, but there are some things that I would like to better understand about it.
1. You mentioned out of all of M'gann's siblings, she had one brother who was a White Martian. Just out of curiosity, is he her older brother, younger brother, or her twin brother?
2. One question that has bugged me for a while is what exactly motivated Superman to start talking to Superboy at the end of "Auld Acquaintance"? Now I understand that he had begun to at least try to get to know Conner at least since the events of "Players" (in Team Year Zero), but "Auld Acquaintance" was the first time we really saw him open up to him and it kind of seemed out of nowhere. So what I would like to know is what exactly gave him that push to finally start reaching out to Conner?
1. I'm embarrassed to say I haven't decided if M'gann's brother is older or younger. We wanted to get to the Martian plotline either in Season Three or in the comics, but we never got around to it, so I never had to mentally pin that down. I think I'd lean toward the brother being younger, but I'd want to discuss that with Brandon Vietti before saying for sure. (Not a twin, though, for sure. Just feels like it's been done.)
2. I think the fact that he himself had been used by the Light against his will made him understand a bit more how Superboy must feel ALL the time. Superman is, of course, a decent man. Not perfect, but decent. He was always going to come around eventually. And as I've mentioned before, I think one of the biggest roadblocks for him was that everyone kept saying that he was Conner's 'father'. That notion troubled him greatly. But when he began to think of Conner as a younger brother, he not only felt more comfortable with the idea, but he actively liked the notion of having a blood relation. Some of that may have been crystalizing in his head at around the same time.
I actually have two questions. First, since Wally and Artemis were living together at the start of season 2, can it be implied that they were in a sexual relationship or were they just saving money by doing something that, in the 21st century, makes a fairly good deal of economic sense for two intimate friends to do? Second, when Dick and Zatanna broke up, was it a consensual decision that they just didn't romantically like each other anymore, or was it more serious?
1. I think it's fair to say... BOTH. But if Cartoon Network asks, it was a two-bedroom apartment.
2. I don't want to go into too much detail, as it amounts to a spoiler. But since it's clear they remained friends, I think it's also clear that it was a more-or-less mutual decision. ("Consensual" seems like an odd choice of words in this context.)
I have a few trivial questions to ask about Rain of the Ghosts:
1. Throughout the novel, Charlie Dauphin's father was only ever referenced in relation to the watch he left Charlie. Is he deceased, or will he otherwise appear in the future?
2. In the novel, Callahan is hired by a mysterious Setebos. Was there an intention for you to reference the Tempest character with a similar sounding name (Caliban) and the deity he worships (Setebos)?
3. When Rain first encounters Callahan, she had the impression that he was chasing after her. Considering that this was before the band was transferred (and her "awakening"), was she correct or just mistaken?
4. Considering the etymology of the names of Rain's family (Cacique=chief, Bohique=priest, Nitainon=noble), is it safe to say the family descended from Taino nobility?
Thank you for taking the time.
1. That's a spoiler request. No comment. Sorry.
2. Well, it wasn't by accident. <heh heh heh>
WARNING: A couple of spoilers for RAIN OF THE GHOSTS follows:
3. Mistaken, though of course there was a reason he had reserved a room at the Nitaino Inn... and that reason was the snake charm.
4. That's dealt with in some detail in the second book in the series: SPIRITS OF ASH AND FOAM. *But, yes, it's safe to say that.*
NOTE: It's very exciting to be answering (or even refusing to answer) questions about RAIN. Thank you!
Have you watched Neon Genesis Evangelion? I was just struck by a lot of similarities Superboy had to the Clone Rei Ayanami, the white outfit, the alien/human hybrid, labeled inferior by others because of his clone status, the manipulation by a equivalent of a father figure to further his goals and the moon motif. But I'm pretty sure Lex still is a better father figure than Gendo Ikari.
I think I saw the first episode back in the late nineties when I was working at DreamWorks. My memories are extremely vague. If it had any influence on Young Justice and/or Superboy, it would have to be entirely subconscious on my end. Can't speak for other members of the YJ crew, of course.
I'll be speaking and signing copies of RAIN OF THE GHOSTS (and whatever else fans might like to bring with them) at the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego on May 10th, 2014 at 11am. There are other events all day long, and I'm told they're serving cake at 3pm. :)
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore is at 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, San Diego, CA 92111
If you're in the Southern California area, please stop by - check out RAIN - and say hello!
Something has kind of bugged me for a while...
How did two non-powered individuals, Red Arrow & Cheshire, find Roy so easily when the entire Justice Laegue, who have amongst them: the greatest detective in the world, an extreamly powerful telepath, someone who can run arround the world in a matter of hours, someone
w/x-ray vision, and one of the most powerful magical beings in the
With aceess to these resources it should have been a simple task, seeing as Roy was kind of just sitting out in the open, not even under any kind of cloaking technology, spell, etc.
Cheshire implied that she looked where heroes wouldnt...but where would heroes not look? And why would they pass-over Tibet in there search?
If your assumption is that Flash, etc. literally searched every cubic meter of the planet, they didn't. And Batman's a detective, but Cheshire - as one of the bad guys - still had access to intel he couldn't ferret out. Being the Greatest Detective doesn't automatically make you omniscient. Even magic has its limitations when a frozen Roy gives off virtually no life signs.
Ultimately, if you don't buy it, you don't buy it. But we felt it made sense.
What was you're favorite star wars space and why?
My favorite "star wars space"? I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean. My favorite movies were Episodes IV and V.
Some questions about the "Players" arc.
1: Where was Match being kept before he broke free? It seems to be Lex Corp, but since the forcefield is a sphere and it didn't cut off any buildings, wouldn't that make Lex Corp's basement half a mile deep?
2: What are the qualifications for having a Twelth Level Intellect?
3: Where does the average Earthling fit on this scale of intellects?
4: Can The Flash really move at Light Speed (or anything near it)? I mean, Light Speed is enough to traverse the globe in a second. And considering his confidence about moving Neutro in Bloodlines he can definitely maneuver just fine at extremely high speeds. But unless his opponents are moving at thousands of miles per second, wouldn't they be standing still to the Flash? His opponents aren't nearly that fast. For just one example, Wally is one of the fastest characters in the show and it still took him hours to cross a country.
5: Could you try to help me understand Brainiac's rationale for leaving earth? There were two main reasons presented. 1: His forcefield was taken out. 2: Seeing Superman assured him that even doomed worlds have a chance of not being totally lost. But I don't think either of these reasons are valid.
1: Wouldn't Brainiac carry more than 1 Forcefield generator? They're fairly small compared to his ship, I don't see why not.
2: How does a single citizen of Krypton surviving its destruction invalidate Brainiac's efforts to preserve Earth? Superman seems to know next to nothing about Krypton, meaning he's nothing more than a single living speciman. Brainiac certainly seemed to want more than single specimans of each race, and he didn't even take Superman with him. Also Superman will be dead in a few decades, so wouldn't whatever preservation of Krypton his survival amounted to be negated? I also find it hard to believe that Brainiac's "Twelth Level Intelligence" failed to anticipate that a world which presumably had spaceships might have managed to save some of its people.
It's not like Brainiac was listening to The Team before, and he still seemed to have the upper hand, so why did Brainiac agree to their request?
1. More or less.
2. I'm not smart enough to know. But I'm sure the Collector has his criteria.
3. I think that's part of DC lore, but honestly I forget. I'd have to research it.
4. Flash is exponentially faster than Kid Flash. He can run at speeds approaching the Speed of Light. Kid Flash can only run at speeds approaching the Speed of Sound. It's a HUGE difference.
5. The first reason you give is immaterial. But I think the second reason is valid enough, given the unusual resistance he was meeting. It caused him to rethink his entire raison d'etre.
1. Of course, he has more than one.
2. See 5 above.
Hey Greg! I was wondering:
1) How does parental consent work with underage members of the Team/League (I know it was briefly mentioned in the tie-in comics)?
2) Now that the Team is lead by its senior members, is it their job to recruit new members (and do things like getting parental consent, doing background checks, ect...), or is that the league's responsibility? Or is it kind of a mutual consent thing between the Team leader and League leader?
Thanks for taking your time to answer these questions, really appriciate it!
1. It's pretty straighforward. A parent (or legal guardian) need to approve the inclusion of any new member.
2. It became one of Nightwing's responsibilities - said responsibility falling to Aqualad and Batgirl as of the end of Season Two. Which is not to say that Leaguers might not get involved. Depends how much reassurance a parent or legal guardian requires.
Did you, Greg Guler, and Frank Paur design Demona to be sexy on purpose?
Well... we didn't design her NOT to be sexy. I guess what I'm saying is that having her be sexy wasn't our priority. We wanted her to look formidable, mostly. But gargoyles are just... naturally sexy, I guess. (Everyone tells me so.)