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I know that you said that by the time of Young Justice Season 1, Bane had not faced Batman, but has he faced him in the time since Season 1? Has he broken the Bat since then?
How does it feel having created a more despicable and twisted version of Helga Jace than the one on Black Lightning?
I haven't seen the one on Black Lightning. But I revel in our version.
How exactly did Jeff put together everything so quickly just by seeing batman's team talking in the same room? Especially the stuff with the Outsiders...really didn't seem believable tbh, just seemed like a way to force the plot ahead.
I simply disagree, but I acknowledge that your mileage may vary. Jeff's a smart guy, and he'd been gathering clues for some times. Him putting it together then and there worked for us, and seemed to work for a number of people. In any case, as I've stated here many times before, you're not going to convince me that I don't like my show. I like it. I think it works - OR WE WOULDN'T HAVE DONE IT THAT WAY.
In Antisocial Pathologies, Tim is on screen and literally never says a single world - not even when people are talking directly to him...why? Why even have him if you're not going to use him at all.
We did use him. We may not have used him in a way you liked, but we used him.
The truth is we have economic realities, and actors cost money. We felt Tim would be there, as his brother was in mortal danger. And we felt that we could get away with him not talking. And I think we largely succeeded, but you don't have to agree. To be clear, that's not fun for us. I'd much rather be able to have him speak. But we couldn't afford it.
How old are Brainwave and Fury?
Brainwave isn't in our show. At least not yet.
By the END of Team Year Eight, Fury is 15.
Hello! I'm keeping my name anonymous because I don't like exposing it on a public forum like this. I hope you understand.
Anyway, onto the question!
Greg, I know you personally don't have any ill intent, but why won't you listen to your LGBT+ or Muslim fans when they tell you how you handled Halo? You seem like such a decent guy outside of that, but for some reason this particular area is a blind spot of yours.
I may not be Muslim, but surely the massive outcry from Muslim fans when you had Halo publicly denounce her Muslimhood while still having her wear a religiously significant garb specific to Muslims must have meant SOMETHING to you?
I'm an out and proud member of the LGBT+ community (at least online), so seeing you dismiss all the people you hurt and refuse to actually, GENUINELY apologize for it (no, I don't count "sorry you're so offended" as an apology, that's just condescending), and to see you continue on the path that you now KNOW hurts us as if the characters you control are somehow out of your hands...that hurts, Greg. That hurts more than you can POSSIBLY imagine. I was so excited for Young Justice season 3. I was so excited hearing that you'd have an explicitly nonbinary character in the show. And then you did what you did. You really hurt your fans in the LGBT+ community, Greg.
I'm categorically not claiming that the destinies of these characters are completely out of my hands. But...
1. We can't make changes to already made episodes in response to recently aired episodes. It's just not possible for me to, for example, change episodes 319-326 as a result of what fans say about 318. So even if I agreed with the response, it's too late to make that kind of change, which many people seemed - at the time - to be demanding. And I readily admit that in hindsight I got defensive about that. We HAVE listened, however, and it did affect how we handled things in Season Four.
2. Whether you like it or not, I simply do NOT have complete control over these characters. I do not own these characters. It is ABSOLUTELY TRUE that even in 2021, TPTB have not given Brandon and myself a completely free hand with every single LGBTQ+ character on these issues. Things are a lot better than they were in 2010. A lot better. But we still do not have 100% autonomy. We just flat-out don't. Certain things we had planned for Season Three were rejected by TPTB at a relatively late date, and I do believe those choices hurt the overall balance of the series on these issues.
3. I don't know where you heard that we'd explicitly have a nonbinary character on the show in advance of Halo's reveal. Not from me. I can't - or won't - be held responsible for rumors. Now, of course, Halo stated she's nonbinary in one of our episodes, but we viewed that statement as the first step in her journey, and we'd appreciate some patience. You are, of course, not obligated to be patient with us. Maybe we've already lost your trust. And that's understandable. And I am sorry for that. But trust would sure be appreciated if you can manage to suspend your opinion for a while longer.
4. We've been working with MPAC (the Muslim Public Affairs Council), GLAAD and OUT on these plotlines. They are aware of our long term plans for Halo and have been extremely supportive. This suggests to me that the response you speak of isn't monolithic. So I'll admit it has been hard for me to apologize for things, which I believe, in the long term, will be appreciated by the Muslim and LGBTQ+ communities. Now, I may be wrong about that, but I'm trying to be honest here. I believe in what we're doing, and our advisors do, as well. In the end, we may indeed get it wrong, but we are trying really hard to get it right. And contrary to what seems to be everyone's assumption, we are not and have never been operating in a vacuum, assuming that we knew best and that we didn't need to listen to the LGBTQ+ community. We are listening, we have been listening, and we will continue to listen. What we've found is that opinions clearly vary within that community. It's admittedly hard to please everyone, but believe it or not, we are actually trying.
5. It sincerely makes me feel awful that I've "hurt my fans in the LGBT+ community". I AM truly sorry about that. But I know for a fact that I didn't hurt ALL my fans in that community. Because I've talked to a bunch of them. Not on Twitter or on ASK GREG but in real life. Some of them weren't thrilled with what we've aired up to this point. Some of them were just fine with what we did. And most (in both categories) have - once told where we were going - been actually pretty happy with it all. Now, you don't have the advantage of that inside information and most of our fans don't either. But please don't think I don't care, that we don't care. The YJ crew and I care very, very much. And I definitely apologize for being condescending and defensive in the past. That's not me at my best. I can only ask for forgiveness.
6. I've always tried to be an ally. I have very good reasons to try to be an ally, (a) because it's the right thing to do, and (b) because many, many, many people I love and hold close to my heart are a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
So I AM sorry for past mistakes. But if you give us a little more rope, I don't think we'll hang ourselves. I believe our good intentions will not only amount to good intentions. I think they'll prove out. And if I'm wrong about that, I will truly endeavor to apologize again.
How did you go about developing a voice for Ultra-Humanite?
I went down to my lowest register and roughed it up. Then we used technology to deepen it further and to futz it, so that it sounded like it was coming out of an electronic voice box.
Wow, Greg! Things are really starting to heat up with today's episode. Two more weeks!
1. How old is Trajectory?
1. As of the end of Team Year Nine, Trajectory is 15 (assuming she survives that long).
Any chance of Cary Bates on Young Justice?
Maybe. Cary and I are still good friends and talk every few months. (We live in different cities.)
Fans pointed out some errors that I will correct here:
By the end of Team Year Zero:
Henry Fyff is 14.
Tatsu Yamashiro is 21.
I've been wondering something for a while. In the comics, Kaldur mentions that Calvin Durham is his step father. But in Young Justice Legacy, he seems shocked to find out from Aquaman that Calvin Durham isn't his real father. Was this a mistake, or was the plan to infiltrate Black Manta's team already in the works for Kaldur, and he felt he had to sell it?
Thanks for being awesome!
You're going to have to help me pin your question down a bit more. As I recall, in Legacy, Kaldur learns that Cal is his adoptive-father (not stepfather, I can't imagine him ever referring to Cal as his stepfather). When in the comics does he use that term?
Why is it that none of the League or Batman Inc. have ever referred to Darkseid by name? Having had a little contact with New Genesis and Apokolips, would not Batman and the League know by now who's pulling the strings?
Pulling the strings on what?
And are you sure they haven't referred to Darkseid by name? I feel like they have.
My last question was probably already ignored, but if not I apologize for it...after extensive digging through the archives I think it was answered.
But Iâm pretty sure this was never addressed....You kind of seemed to suggest that Elisa fell for Goliath spiritually and physically earlier than he fell for her. How is it then that she never seemed to be jealous of Demona? At least she never showed herself to be. Like in vows...I know she didnât know the details of what transpired there, but wasnât she ever worried that Goliath May eventually succeed in bringing Demona to the light and reunite with his mate?
Or was her willful desire to avoid the topic of their romantic linking overpowering any other feelings of insecurity or jealousy she may have felt vis a vis Goliath? Or was her guarded nature so tight that these secret fears never showed on her?
I just wanted to also say thank you for bringing us a love story for the ages...I think Goliath and Elisa are the most heart wrenching couple to ever grace the world of fiction. Thinking about these two tears my heart up in the best way possible. Watching Elisa as a little girl made such a huge positive impact on the person I am today...I love her so much that Iâm willing to relinquish the hold I wish I had on Goliath (if thereâs a straight woman out there who wouldnât melt all over this guy...I havenât met her yet).
And Iâm sure Iâm not the only one. I think you may have saved hundreds, thousands of 90s young women from our lesser selves with this beautiful, positive role model. There hasnât ever been another like her.
Elisa recognized her feelings long before Goliath (at least in my mind), but she also refused to acknowledge those feelings as connecting to a real possibility of a relationship for way longer than Goliath. And she wanted the best for Goliath, so if Demona could be turned around (during this period) she logically felt that would be a good thing.
Having said that, I do think Elisa shows signs of jealousy throughout. Little things. Rewatch. I think you'll see them.
I'm glad you loved Elisa as much as we did/do.
1. Were there any hints to Kaldur's sexuality you put in the previous two seasons? IF not, was there a moment you wanted to? If so, what was it?
2. Has Wyynde labeled his sexuality? Or does he, like Kaldur, not identify with a label?
1. I don't think there were any legit hints in Seasons One or Two. There was behavior that originally suggested the idea of him being non-hetero-normative to me, specifically his fixation on someone out of reach. That's not definitive, by any means. But it's nevertheless what put the idea into my head. Otherwise, we did what we wanted to do on this front.
2. In my mind, Wyynde considers himself to be gay. But I haven't discussed labeling with Brandon recently. So I reserve the right for the two of us to collectively de-label him at a later date.
(Sorry if it's been answered but I did search the archives, and your answers about plotting YJ have been very illuminating.) Are there any books or guides to plotting a series? There are plenty of books about "how to write your pilot" and such, but I haven't had any luck finding suggestions for how to plot a series.
I would think there are, but I haven't seen/read any. My method has been trial and error, learning by experience.
Hi, Greg. Hope youâre well.
On the 2019 SDCC Young Justice promotional tote bag, Victor Stone was shown with the G designation G-08. While he obviously gained a B designation later in the season, this caused me to become very curious about the G-Series.
We know that Jeff, Brion and Violet make up the first three G-zeta designations, and it can be assumed that Jace and Forager got ones as well. But my confusion lies in which characters fill G-06 and G-07. I suppose it could be possible for Tara to have received zeta access before Vic, but who would the other G-series member be? Does Oracle have one? Metamorpho?
I know that you prefer to let these flow naturally from the series, but since the G-series is essentially defunct now, could you possibly clear up this confusion? Was it a mistake or are we missing something?
Yeah, fair enough...
I'm REALLY loving this season of Young Justice! I'm glad to hear it's been renewed. One of the aspects that I've really found interesting is the exploration of how society on Earth-16 views Metas. It really makes the world feel fleshed out and distinct from our own.
1. How does the general public view non-meta heroes? Are they less popular because they are less 'cool' than the meta heroes or do people view them as inspiring underdogs?
2. Do people suspect non-meta heroes might secretly be meta humans or simply have non-apparent meta abilities? For instance, do they wonder if Batman might be a meta if he can keep up with the Justice League?
3. Is there any fears from the non-meta populace that metas may 'replace' them?
1. Individual heroes get individual responses from different individuals. Some people, for example, love Batman. Others are afraid of him, etc. There's no monolithic response.
2. Some might.
3. Uh, yeah!
Hey Greg! I really enjoyed the latest episode of Young Justice - Unknown Factors - and had a few questions about Bumblebee, who I really enjoyed seeing again.
1. Bumblebee's baby had not previously been named in the comics to my knowledge, was her name an invention of the writers or did DC have that information on file or help out with choosing the name?
2. Are Karen and Mal retired by season 3?
3. What are your own thoughts on Karen's choice to manipulate her daughter's genes? Do you agree with her that it was the right choice?
1. We had to come up with a name - and even a gender for their baby. All our research and inquiry revealed that neither Rhea's name or gender had been revealed.
2. I assume you mean as heroes, right? If so, more or less.
3. You have NO IDEA which choice she made. This has surprised me. Everyone seems to feel like they KNOW whether or not she manipulated her daughter's genes. But we left it intentionally ambiguous. I think people are confused by the flashback where Karen was manipulating her own gene sample (outside her body). To our surprise, they seem to be assuming that was her manipulating Rhea. But it's a memory that's part of her decision-making process. Then we leave her, trying to decide, before she later tells Mal that she did the right thing. I'm not saying whether she did or didn't manipulate the gene... but I KNOW we didn't show it on screen.
Hey Mr. Greg! I am a huge fan of Young Justice, and I love the show to bits, but I have a weird question: how do Martian Bioships work?
Like, are they living organisms that have a symbiotic connection with Martians? Are they living at all? Are they another Martian lifeform? Are they technology? Living technology? Is it like a Mother Box? I am so curious because the Bioship is such a cool, yet peculiar thing. Anyway, thank you for listening!
They are living creatures. Saying anything more would be a spoiler.
Do you think if you would have a chance to revive the show Gargoyles.
Would you have the show with it's new seasons stream on Disney+?
A lot of revived shows are streamed on platforms like Neflix or Hulu.
It is, of course, NOT my decision to make. I would assume that any revival of a Disney show would go to Disney+. But again - NOT UP TO ME.
I searched the archives a little and I did not see this answered specifically...(if Iâm wrong please link me)
When in the tv series did Goliath realize he had feelings for Elisa? I know he was always gradually falling for her (unbeknownst to him for not) since he first met her...but what do you think?
I always imagined it was well before he realized the physical connection in the mirror...maybe by deadly force when he realized he might lose her and lost his mind about Dracon.
Thanks for this amazing show and for your answer!
I don't think he realized he had romantic feelings for her until "The Mirror".
1. How old is Ryan Choi?
We haven't laid eyes on him yet, so NO SPOILERS.
I want to say that I'm a big fan of the shows you've made from Gargoyles to Young Justice and I'd like to ask a few questions.
1. Are Plastic Man, Hardware and Batwoman part of Batman's team? Batwoman obviously and I think Plastic Man is due to his history with Batman.
1A. Why would Hardware be on Batman's team? Does he have history with Batman in the comics as well because I don't know him much.
2. What's Metamorpho's designation for Batman's team.
3. If I were to ask about the character designs for this season, should I ask you or Phil?
4. What was Troia like when she was part of the Team?
5. Did she ever wear stealth tech?
1. I assume, given the date of your post, you mean as of mid-season of Outsiders. In which case, the answer is yes to all three.
1A. No spoilers.
2. I don't give out designation numbers here.
3. Depends on the question, I guess.
4. No spoilers.
5. Ever? Probably. I haven't thought about it.
Hi! I have some questions about Bart Allen:
1: Does Bart have any trauma regarding his past?
2: Is the personality we see him have all the time his real personality?
3: Does Bart ever feel uncomfortable about becoming KF the way he did?
1. I'll leave that to your interpretation.
2. "ALL the time"?
3. He said he did. I'd take his word for it.
Hi, Greg. Hope you're having a good day.
In "Unknown Factors" we see Wyynde and Aquaman go to Granny's house to rescue Nightwing and Black Lightning.
1. Since Atlantis is clearly not near Hollywood, did they use a zeta-tube (perhaps the one seen to get Dolphin to Poseidonis) to get to the U.S.?
1a. Did Wyynde receive an A designation for this (A-43)?
2. Bonus: Do Mera and Artur have A designations since they had to get to Central City somehow for Iris's playdate?
I am having a good day, so far. Thanks.
1a. Wyynde did receive an A-Designation. No spoilers for the A-#.
2. They do.
1. When did Arrowette join the Team?
2. When did Spoiler join the Team?
3. When did Thirteen join the Team?
4. When did Stephanie Brown become Spoiler?
5. When did Traci Thurston become Thirteen?
1. Arrowette joined the Team in Team Year Seven.
2. Spoiler joined the Team in Team Year Eight.
3. Thirteen joined the Team in Team Year Eight.
4. Stephanie Brown debuted as Spoiler in Team Year Seven.
5. Traci Thurston debuted as Thirteen in Team Year Eight.
1. When did Ted Kord join the Justice League?
2. When did Jefferson Pierce join the Justice League?
3. When did Guy Gardner join the Justice League?
4. When did Zatanna Zatara join the Justice League?
5. When did Raquel Ervin join the Justice League?
1. Blue Beetle joined the Justice League in Team Year Two.
2. Black Lightning joined the Justice League in Team Year Two.
3. Green Lantern joined the Justice League in Team Year Two.
4. Zatanna joined the Justice League in Team Year Five.
5. Rocket joined the Justice League in Team Year Five.
Hi, Greg! Outstanding episode today. Can't wait till next week! Hope Season 4 is going well.
1. How old is Evelyn Fox?
By the END of TEAM YEAR FOUR...
1. Evelyn Fox is 31.
2. Young Justice: Phantoms is going very well, thanks for asking. We have 15 episodes in the can. Seven more in post. The last four are all being animated by Studio Mir. Pre-production is completely done.
In the episode "Triptych", are the two officers arresting Simon Stagg supposed to Harvey Bullock and Renee Montoya? Do you have any info on them in your lore bible, or were they just quick cameos? Stuff like how old they are, how long they've been police officers, etc? Is Renee a lesbian in this continuity? Thanks for your time sir!
3. At the END of Team Year Eight, Harvey Bullock is 52, and Renee Montoya is 29.
4. Not going to reveal how long they've been police officers.
5. I should say NO SPOILERS to this, but it feels a bit silly not to state the obvious: yes, Renee is a lesbian. We're not going to REDUCE the LGBTQ+ representation on our series.
Hi Greg. I'd like to ask for some career advice.
1. I would love to write for animation. Besides writing as much as possible, what steps should I take that would make me a better writer for this art form?
2. I love animation, but cannot draw nearly good enough for any type of decent storyboarding. Is this something I need to fix in order to write for animation? I'm good at describing what I want to see, but I'm worried not being talented at drawing will hurt my chances.
3. I'm curious on your stance in terms of writing CAMERA ANGLES and TYPES OF SHOTS in the script. Traditionally, I've been taught to leave that to the director as much as possible. How do you tackles this when you write?
4. In action sequences, how detailed do you go? Do you give a general description for the director or an actual play-by-play. For example, is it more: "they trade punches, parrying each other until Clara gets an opening and hits Harry across the face." OR "Clara goes for the uppercut, but Harry leans back and dodges, then attempts to sweep her legs. Clara jumps over the kick, then grabs his shoulders, and head butts her opponent. She makes up for the previous miss with a fist to the face." (Just came up with that, so obviously not the best examples but hopefully that suffices).
4. What should I do to get hired on a show? I know that connections are key, but as someone who has no connections, what's the best thing for me to do? I have a spec of another show and a pilot for an original series. I'd love to be a writer's assistant, but that also comes about through connections. I have occasionally messaged a creator on social media and asked if there was any opportunities on their show, but I know that's hardly a good method to pursue a career. Any guidance on this aspect would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to answer these fan questions.
1. Sebastian, I'm going to refer you to the ASK GREG Archives on "Writing" and "Writing Tips" and "Biz, The". No offense, but I've answered this basic question so many times, it's kinda pointless for me to right it up again.
2. I can't draw stick figures well.
3. When I began in animation, we used to do much more directing in our scripts, as opposed to live action scripts, where you are advised to stick to Master Shots. Nowadays, we limit that calling of shots and angles, etc., to specific needs, e.g. we need a close-up on that light switch being turned off or a wide shot to reveal who is in the room or a tight close-up on a character's lips turning up into a cruel smile, etc.
4. I go for the specifics, because it expands page count. And page count equates to time. And if you're script is too long, you'll have to cut. So we try to get an accurate sense of time in the script, even if the board artists chose to choreograph the fight a bit differently.
5. Pre-pandemic, my first question would have been, "Where do you live?" And if your answer was anywhere other than Los Angeles, my second question would have been "When are you moving to Los Angeles?" Now, all the old rules are out the window, at least for the time being. I'm not sure what to recommend. Some of the advice in the archives should still be helpful. Otherwise, we're all just going to have to wait and see what happens, post-pandemic - assuming we ever get post-pandemic.
1. How old is Zviad Baazovi?
2. How old is Frederick DeLamb?
By the END of Team Year THREE...
1. Zviad Baazovi is 23.
2. Frederick DeLamb is 32.
Yes, that's right. I'm torturing you by making you do math. (If you're gonna make me do it, I'm gonna make YOU share my pain.)
1. How old is Simon Ecks?
2. How old is Steve Lombard?
3. How old was Viktor Markov when he died?
4. How old was Ilona DeLamb-Markov when she died?
5. How old is Wilhelm Peters?
By the END of Team Year SEVEN...
1. Simon Ecks was 36.
2. Steve Lombard was 31.
3. Viktor Markov was 53.
4. Ilona DeLamb-Markov was 38.
5. Wilhelm Peters was 25.
1. How old is Otto von Furth
2. How old is Ramon Bracuda?
3. How old is Ron Evers?
4. How old is Sarah Charles?
5. How old is Sebastian Cardona?
By the END of Team Year SEVEN...
1. Otto von Furth was 17.
2. Ramon Bracuda was 43.
3. Ron Evers was 16.
4. Sarah Charles was 23.
5. Sebastian Cardona was 15.
1. How old is Hoody Boy, Brick's thug?
2. How old is Jaculi?
3. How old is Johann Mintz?
4. How old is Mister Bliss?
5. How old Is Piotor Platz?
By the END of Team Year SEVEN...
1. Hoody Boy was 23.
2. Jaculi was 17.
3. Johann Mintz was 34.
4. Mister Bliss was 37.
5. Piotor Platz was 33.
1. How old is John Economos?
2. How old is Rick Flag?
3. How old is Harvey, the Klamulon actor?
4. How old Henry, Brick's thug?
5. How old is Henry Fyff?
By the END of Team Year Eight...
1. John Economos is 45.
2. Rick Flagg, Jr. is 31.
3. Harvey is 37.
4. G. Henry is 26.
5. Henry Fyff is 17.
As of, say, January 1st, Team Year One:
1. How old was the Chief?
2. How old was Robotman?
3. How old was Negative Woman?
4. How old was Steve Dayton?
By the END of Team Year Zero...
1. Niles Caulder was 58.
2. Cliff Steele was 23.
3. Valentina Vostok was 27.
4. Steve Dayton was 52.
1. How old is Allen Phaedon?
2. How old is Brucely?
3. How old is Cisco Ramon?
4. How old is Daddy Lidz?
5. How old is Doctor Moon?
By the END of Team Year Eight...
1. Allen Phaedon is 41.
2. Brucely is 4.
3. Cisco Ramon is 15.
4. Daddy Lidz is 40.
5. Doctor Moon Dae-il is 52.
1. How old is Cairo DeFrey?
2. How old is Luis Garcia?
3. How old is Simon M'Barra?
By the END of Team Year Eight...
1. Cairo DeFrey is 24.
2. LuÃs Garcia is 13.
3. Simon M'Barra is 52.
1. How old is Kaizen Gamorra?
2. How old is Jaqqar Marlo?
3. How old is J. Anson Schwartz?
4. How old is Celia Windward?
5. How old is Patrick Maguire?
As of the END of Team Year Eight...
1. Kaizen Gamorra is 40.
2. Jaqqar Marlo would have been 49 by the end of the year. He might have died at either age 48 or 49, depending on his specific birthdate (i.e. the month and day).
3. J. Anson Schwartz is 68.
4. Celia Windward is 16.
5. Patrick Maguire is 45.
Hi, Greg, hope you're well. I was just browsing the unanswered questions queue when I saw a bunch of valid questions that had all been crammed into one post. Since it violated the guidelines, I'm pretty sure it'll get deleted. So just in case, I thought I'd split 'em up and ask them myself.
As of the start of Season 3 (or January 1st, Team Year Eight, whichever way you measure it):
1. How old is Bash Bashford?
2. How old is Bethany Lee?
3. How old is Scorpia A'Daire?
3a. How is Scorpia related to Whisper?
4. How old is Angel O'Day?
As of the END of Team Year Eight...
1. Bash Bashford is 41.
2. Bethany Lee is 27
3. Scorpia A'Daire is 23.
3a. No spoilers. (What the hell? They're sisters.)
4. Angel O'Day is 14.
Are Dale Gunn and Casey Klebba married in the Earth-16 universe?
1. Dumb question: what happened that led to Bear punching Metron?
2. Given how he feels about Kaldur being Aquaman, is it possible that Black Manta might not approve of his sexuality either?
1. No spoilers. (But have you met Metron?)
2. I don't see any connection between those two things. But whether or not Manta approves would be a spoiler.
1. How long has Jefferson Pierce been fighting crime as Black Lightning prior to Season Three?
Black Lightning debuted as a hero in Team Year Two.
I've been curious about this for a while, since we know that Garth showed up to fight off the Reach in the S2 finale, but were Garth and Troia still operating as heroes by the end of Season 2? Or were they already UN ambassadors? Because Dick implies in S3 that they left the Team to become ambassadors, and they were both gone by S2.
I don't think that was instantaneous.
Are there any characters you've introduced that aren't superheroes in the comics, but have thought about creating their own superhero identity in the show?
I assume you're talking about YJ? If so, no spoilers.
How old is Gilotina?
By the end of Team Year Nine, Gilotina is biologically 16.
In "Princes All" when Batman quits the Justice League with a few fellow members, Wonder Woman yells out "Bruce, please!" to the entire room.
1. Does this mean that everyone present (Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Captain Marvel, Red Tornado, Doctor Fate, Plastic Man, Black Lightning, Zatanna, Rocket, Aquaman (Kaldur), Hardware, Katana, Batwoman, Steel, and Miss Martian) was already aware of Batman's secret identity? Or are several Leaguers now just aware of Batman's first name?
1. They were all aware.
1. How did you decide on Wyynde for Kaldur's romantic interest? Were you set on it being a former Atlantean purist?
2. I'm curious as to when Kaldur first started to realize when he was attracted to more than just women. Do you picture him struggling with it or was he very open minded about himself from the beginning?
3. When you were writing season 1 and 2, was there a storyline or character you wanted to showcase Kaldur's sexuality with, but couldn't?
4. How did Wyynde and Kaldur meet? Who asked who out? If you're planning on showing this at some point then I get the #NoSpoilers
1. Brandon and I discussed it, and Wyynde seemed like the right choice.
1a. That was one factor, but not the only one.
2. Brandon and Khary and I have had many discussions about this. We think, generally, that Atlantis is way more open-minded than the surface world. But as for Kaldur's story (and mindset) specifically... NO SPOILERS.
3. Not particularly. We were playing the long game with Kaldur. He was in love with Tula. He and Raquel dated briefly between Seasons One and Two. But it would take time for Kaldur and Wyynde to find each other as a couple.
4. Well, they met at the Conservatory of Sorcery. They were classmates there before Kaldur became Aqualad. As for the details of how they became a couple... again, no spoilers.
i know it doesnt matter but where was garfield during 3x20
I'll leave that to your imagination for now. Otherwise, no spoilers.
I want to ask how old is Joan Garrick? You had previously said that she was 88 at the end of Season 1. However, recently at SDCC, you said she was 98, when she died.
If I said that at SDCC, I misspoke. Joan died at age 95 or 96 - that is, she would have been 96 by the end of Team Year Eight, had she survived that long. I haven't set the actual day and month of her birth.
R.I.P. Joan Williams Garrick.
How old is Courtney Whitmore?
At the end of Team Year Nine, Courtney is 16.
In "Quiet Conversations," we see the Source Wall for the first time in the Young Justice universe. Considering what happened to it in "Dark Knights: Metal," how can it still remain intact on the show?
We're a different (DC Universe-16) continuity.
In the Young Justice Episode "Coldhearted," Vandal Savage claimed to have a "Reckoning" with the Flash. Since this was said as part of Count Vertigo's plan to distract Wally, Has Savage ever actually fought the Flash before?
Blown away by this episode, Greg! Great job!
1. How old is Cullen Row?
2. How old is Unnamed-Meta-Teen-A41?
3. How old is Gabrielle Dau's mother?
4. How old is Gabrielle Dau's cousin?
By the END of TEAM YEAR NINE...
1. Cullen is 13.
2. Delphis is 19.
3. Madia Daou is 35.
4. Samad Daou is 20.
Hey! So what was that spell Zatanna used to transport Klarion to the Tower of Fate? As in, the non-reversed form of the words? I couldn't catch it.
"Rehtaf, ediug ym yenruoj hguorht Sâetaf Yloh Hkna!"
How old is Lia Briggs?
At the end of Team Year Eight, Lia is 16.
After Season 2 was over, you confirmed that the designations 27 and 28 were assigned shortly after the season came to a close. We know that there are well over 28 Leaguers by the time we pick up with Season 3, so...
1. Are the characters you intended to give those designations to in 2013 the ones who did end up getting them when you revisited the series canon for Season 3?
If so, 2. Were you always planning for Kaldur to join the Justice League shortly after Season 2 concluded?
I wanted to ask a couple questions!
1) Why did Zatanna choose Artemis as the person to go with her to see her father?
2) How long has Zatanna been in her magician career and weill we ever see it on screen?
1. They're close friends.
2. Since before her dad became Doctor Fate.
2a. No spoilers.
this isn't a question but in nightmare monkeys when gar ask the monkey god why he sound like wally he should of said im no therapist but if i have to guess you never head me talk and you mind came up with a person that you close to
That's as good an interpretation as any.
Hello again Mr. Weisman! I now have a question about Hunter/Robyn Canmore if You Don't Mind!
While Robyn is out with the Redemption Squad, What Exactly Is Her Known Public Statis?
Do the Authorities Think She's Out on Parole?
Do they Think she Escaped and skipped the Country?
Or Do They and the Public Think that Robyn's Still in Jail?
Hi, Greg. Hope youâre well.
Because of some of the issues surrounding the Captain Marvel name, we know that Billy Batsonâs alter ego has had to be credited as Shazam in the later seasons, despite being Captain Marvel on Earth-16. Do these name issues affect your ability to be able to use Lieutenant and Sergeant Marvel on Young Justice? Do you purposely stray from the Marvel family so as not to upset pre-established canon?
The word "Marvel" is currently off-limits to us. This definitely threw us for a loop in Season Three, but we think we've since come up with a rationalization for Cap's name change. So whatever plans we have/had may proceed.
I always admired YJ for its diversity and was very excited to see a character like Halo, someone who's close to my ethnic background, represented.
But I have been utterly disappointed. More than that, I'm disgusted.
The way you guys have graphically killed her several times on screen is appalling. Yes, I realize she comes back, but to see a WOC go through such violent trauma again and again is damaging to audiences - particularly those who are like her. It is a common trope to violently traumatize and kill women and POC in comics and I thought YJ would be above that. Apparently not.
And then to find out that the actual Arab girl has really been dead since episode 1 and she's nothing but an empty husk for the motherbox...so she's not actual representation at all. She's not a real person.
I was one of the fans who rallied for YJ to return for years and now I will never support this show again. This honestly broke my heart a little.
Glad you got to feel progressive for using a woman in a hijab. I'm sure you're patting yourself on the back for it and won't actually care how people of that background feel.
I'm truly sorry that the character doesn't work for you.
I wish you'd continue to give us a chance throughout the end of Season Three and into Season Four. By July 24th, 2019, Halo's story was far from over. We probably did overdo it on the violent deaths. But the long-term plan was to show a girl (of color) who went from being a victim to a hero. I think we ultimately succeeded in that, but if it didn't/doesn't work for you, I understand.
As for Gabrielle being dead... well, that was built into the character Halo that we adapted.
But again, her story isn't over. And her hijab wasn't an arbitrary or cynical choice. In fact, the only thing in your post that seems unfair to me is your presumption that we were patting ourselves on the back in some cynical manner. We do care. We may fail. But that doesn't mean we're not trying. We've been working with the Muslim Public Affairs Council on Halo's character and others. They seem pretty happy with where we're taking the character long term. Maybe we didn't get there fast enough for you. But, again, I'd love for you to give us and Halo a second chance.
In young justice outsiders episode 19 it is said that beast boy is a emancipation minor . Why did his stepdad Steve Dayton let Garfield become a emancipation minor ?
Gar sued to become an emancipated minor. We don't know whether or not Dayton fought him on this, but if he did, he clearly lost the case.
Greg, what are Traci Thruston/Thirteen powers do they only cause bad luck or does she have greater mystical abilities?
I think what you see on the show speaks for itself.
By the time that you see this question, season 4 will probably have concluded, but I'll take my chances. I love Young Justice - thank you so much for this amazing show!
I have a few questions about "Elder Wisdom", which has just been released on DC Universe:
1) Is Troia an Amazon by birth or is she from man's world? She bears a strong resemblance to Wonder Woman and she referenced Hippolyta ("Mother") so I'm guessing that the former is true, but I wonder if you could confirm this now that she has had a prominent appearance in Young Justice, please.
2a) Does Troia have the alias Donna Troy in Young Justice?
2b) Has she *ever* had this alias on Earth-16? Troia is quite an unusual name so I wonder whether it stems directly from the name Donna Troy somehow, even on Earth-16.
3) We've only ever seen Garth in one outfit, even when he was Tempest in the Young Justice: Legacy game. Likewise, we've only seen one look for Troia at this stage, but is it also her costume from her time as a member of the Team?
4) I hope it's all right if I ask this question as well, please: do you still have plans to include Mary Bromfield in Young Justice? I know that you've said that you wanted to introduce both her and Troia in season 2, so that's why I'm asking about Mary even though this is a spoiler request. I hope that Mary will still get her due, whether it's in the final stretch of season 3 or in season 4. Hoping for some Marvel/Shazam Family love at some point in Young Justice.
Thank you so much for reading my submission! :)
Well, Season Four hasn't dropped as of this writing, though we do have fourteen episodes in the can, seven more in post-production and five being animated overseas, with all pre-production complete.
1. No spoilers.
2. As of Season Three she isn't using the name Donna Troy. No spoilers as to whether she ever did.
3. No spoilers.
4. It's not a spoiler to say that we still want to include her when it makes sense to.
You've always said that when adapting a character you like to make sure you stick to their core identity and values. What about Halo is sticking to her core character, since the Earth-16 version isn't really like the comics version.
To our thinking, our Halo is just like the comic version in every significant way. What seems different to you, beyond the obvious of her being Quraci and the fact that we exchanged her Gabrielle Doe/Daou and Violet Harper names?
Not really a question, just wanted to congratulate you and Brandon on getting SEASON 4 of YOUNG JUSTICE green-lighted. The show keeps going from strength to strength!
Thanks, Algae. Gratitude backatcha.
Was there always some kind of attraction between Will and Artemis? Or is the attraction between them from seeing their lost partners in the other?
I'll leave that to each fan's interpretation.
Not so much a question, but a congratulations on Young Justice Season 4. Season 3 is, so far, absolutely fantastic. I can't wait for Season 4
Thanks. Hopefully, you patiently finished Season Three first. ;)
I'm confused, it the future world of Bart's was erased, how come he, from that world, still exists? Shouldn't he have disappeared too if it was changed? Because his new future self now exists in the one he created. Or is he living on borrowed time and eventually his meddling with time will catch up to him? I'm just so confused about his whole time situation.
2. And if nothing happens, and he somehow survives to see himself born, how is that going to work? Is he going to die right upon conception, or upon birth? Or screw up and prevent his birth? This is just so bizzare.
Chronoton radiation made him immune to the changes. Eventually, a new Bart will/should be born. But our Bart might live to see that - live and HOPE that this new Bart never becomes him. But if you're asking whether they can co-exist, they can.
Yo Greg, did Will and Jade officially divorce between season 2 and season 3 of YJ? If this is too spoilerific, you can probably ignore this question.
I honestly don't think they bothered, but I reserve the right to change my mind (or have Brandon change it for me).
What do you think of Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
I generally like him quite a bit.
I wanted to include this on the Young Justice Wiki but somebody is threatening me not to. Are Bart Allen and Eduardo Jr. Dating in "Illusion of Control?"
I'm not allowed to say. I can say that Ed is gay and is dating someone.
Hello Greg, Besides the Joker, what villain in the young justice universe is currently the most sadistic and "pure evil" hearted?
That's a judgement call, and is often situational. I'll leave it for you to interpret the answer to this question for yourself.
In Young Justice, does The Light have a specific policy that if its members (even its board members) get caught or exposed, then they will be given up or will not be offered any sort of protection by the organization from the fallout of their own exposure?
I ask because it really does seem to be the trend, given the evidence presented. Ocean Master was caught, disgraced, and imprisoned, and The Light did little for him but quickly select his replacement and send Lady Shiva to murder him when he attempted to take revenge upon those who exposed him. Black Manta was caught, disgraced (even more), and imprisoned, and again The Light did nothing to help or extract him.
I guess there truly is no honor among thieves, huh?
Largely, yes. But "honor" is not at issue, if everyone is aware in advance of the repercussions.
Hey Greg. Let me just say I am a huge fan of Young Justice. I just want to ask you, you know that alien bird Beast Boy Shape shifts into, from the Planet Rann? Have you given that creature a name? Plus is it possible that Beast Boy can Shape shift into a Ma'alefa'ak?
1. We call it a Rannian lizard-bird.
2. By now, you've seen that he can.
First, I wanted to say, thank you for bringing Bart Allen into Young Justice! He's one of few characters I relate to with his impulsiveness, over affection (this gets me into so many misunderstood situations, it's not funny), protectiveness, who tries to be a good, loyal friend to those he cares for. And, originally who had no interest in what is suppose to be common for Teenagers, cause he had no hormones. As an asexual/aromantic, I always felt so out of place because of my lack of interest in such things. I felt so wrong at the time back then. My friends tried to correct me thinking that I was shy, or haven't found the right person. They'd force me into relationships despite my protest and uncomfortable feelings. My over affection to friends would also land me on the rumor mill of dating, which was a bit annoying. I can't begin to tell you how much it meant to see a character similar to yourself, that just might understand what you are going through. It really meant a lot to me when I discovered the Impulse comics. So, just thank you ever so much for adapting him! I love watching him on the show, and reliving what made me fall in love for the character again, even if not exactly the same. He's one of my all time favorites from the DC comics.
2. Does Bart still have his hyper-accelerated metabolism/hyper-aging problem he got upon being born with Barry's speed from the comics? This problem made him appear as 12, when he was really just two years old. Finding a cure for it was one of the reasons he went back in time, if I'm remembering right.
3. I'm not sure how to phrase this one. What would Professor Zoom look like in the Young Justice art style? Curious if he's have red/black eyes like the movies or be more like Flash tv style. And was he once considered to make an appearance in the past 2 seasons? I don't want spoilers for new episodes, hate that, but curious about the past ones. Figured last episodes are safe to ask about.
4. Is it ok if I keep interpreting Bart as asexual/aromatic like me? I know about the shipping madness the fans have for the series, which doesn't help my feelings on being the oddball out, but I also know how fans are when others don't share their view (and I've experienced some hate for my sexuality in the past by fellow fans for portraying a character as such despite canon). I know it's ridiculous to ask, but is it ok? I just feel better making sure.
1. I'm glad you like Bart. We do too.
2. No. We chose not to adapt that into our version.
3. We haven't designed him, and I'm hesitant to guess at how our designers would've approached him, had we chosen to include him - which we never considered for past seasons. And I'm not much interested in hypotheticals.
4. It is okay for anyone to interpret anything in the show however they chose, of course. But I can't promise that every interpretation that fans come up with will survive future content.
Another great episode.
1. How old is Antonia âBig Wordsâ Rodriguez
2. How old is Tommi Thompson?
3. How old is Gabi Gabrielli?
4. How old is Thomas Thompson?
5. How old is Patrick MacGuire?
At the END of Team Year Eight...
1. Antonia "Big Words" Rodriguez is 15.
2. Tommi TOMPKINS is 17.
3. GABY Gabrielli is 16.
4. Thomas TOMPKINS is 52.
5. Patrick MAGUIRE is 45.
Is Young Justice still part of the core DC Multiverse? Grant Morrison released an entirely different comic in 2015 set in Earth 16 called âThe Just,â with no relation to the show. Are there two Earth-16s now?
You'd have to ask DC. They told us Earth-16 was ours, free and clear, so as a result we built our version of the DC Universe around that. Turns out 16 wasn't free and clear. But it was/is way too late for us to change things now. So, yeah, maybe there are two Earth-16s. But it's not for me to say.
What would have happened had Wolf challenged Coyote to take off his "battle armor" before he would have fought him in "Leader of the Pack"?
I dunno. I'm not too interested in hypotheticals.
Hey Greg - Believe it or not my son and I attended a Gathering in Austin Texas and he was young - real young. At the masquerade party he was Goliath and won a small prize of sorts. That was some 20 years ago I suspect - but out love of the Gargoyles has not faded. We still hold out hope for a Gargoyles return in some fashion. He has crates of unopened items (Castle, action figures, cars and so much more) - Thanks for the great stories and memories - and we are still secretly praying for Gargoyles to rise again! Proudly - Jack's Dad
I remember you guys!! Gathering 1999, right? (But it was Dallas, not Austin. I've never been to Austin, though I'd love to go someday.)
Check out the show on Disney+ and #KeepBingingGargoyles!!
... Did Demona ever know that Broadway shot Elisa accidentally?
Not that I know of.
In young justice outsiders episode 14 was the even of stealing woman's purse by a man stage by granny goodness against Garfield and if so what did granny goodness expect to happen Garfield because of it ?
I don't think so. But that's an interesting thought.
Is Markovia a former socialist state?
Episode 15 seems to imply so but it doesn't make much sense considering they still have a monarchy, which none of the former socialists states in real life Europe have, Unless it was a situation similar to the U.S. and Cuba (for example) with attempted assassinations on the royals, interference to boost communist support and other affairs.
Yes. For a time, during the Cold War.
Hi Greg I watched Season 2 of Gargoyles recently and I am left thinking about one character at the end of Hunter's Moon. I'm hoping you can help me with.
Low and behold Demona wants to kill the humans again. This time with a biological planetwide human killing virus and protect the Gargoyles from the virus with some sort of gargoyle magic statue.
There's two problems I saw with the plan.
One Demona herself is human in the day which means when the sun rises the virus would likely kill her. Which means she'll die every couple minutes while the sun is up due to her immortality.
Two even if her being a gargoyle at night protects her from the virus. It will do nothing to protect MacBeth who will die by her hand and as a result kill her for good with him wouldn't it?
As I was watching the episodes I thought they were problems with the plan until the very end where Demona once again flies off alone.
Is it really a problem with the plan, did she have everything covered, or did the destruction of her relationship with Angela break Demona to a point that she didn't care as long as she made a 'better' world for her race?
In her mind, she had all the bases covered. But with Demona, if there's an element of self-destruction inherent to her plans, that should come as no surprise.
How long has John Economos been the warden of Belle Reve?
Since Warden Strange was fired (in absentia) for freeing every single one of his prisoners.
Is Queen Bee from Young Justice a metahuman? Or did she get her powers artificially by augmenting herself?
1. How old is Thirteen?
2. How old is Lena Luthor?
3. How old is Lashina?
4. How old is Colonel Olga Ilyich?
5. How old is Holocaust?
At the end of Team Year Eight...
1. Thirteen is 16.
2. Lena is 34.
3. Lashina is biologically 15.
4. Olga is 45.
5. Holocaust is 19.
Fantastic episodes today! Can't wait to see the rest of 3B.
1. How old is Captain Boomerang?
2. How old is Dmitri Pushkin?
3. How old is Windfall?
4. How old is Big Barda?
5. How old is Hro Talak?
As of the end of Team Year Eight:
1. Captain Boomerang is 41.
2. Dmitri Pushkin is 34.
3. Wendy Jones is 13.
4. Big Barda is biologically 16.
5. Hro Talak is 52.
Is there a part of the Eyrie Building that could serve as a rookery for the Manhattan Clan?
Hello again Mr.Weisman! I'd just like to Say I'm one of the Lucky few Fans Who've just managed to Get the Graphic Novel Version of the Gargoyles: BAD GUYS series! And I LOVE IT! and Here are Some questions I Do Have for it if you Don't Mind!
1) I Don't Know if you Answered this Already, But Is there was reason why the 3rd issue was Drawn by a different Artist than the one who drew the Rest of the other Comics?
2)Since Dr. Sevarius works for Thailog Now at Nightstone Unlimited, Is it Possible That Thailog was IN or aware of Sevarius's Plan to turn everyonein Times Square on New Years Into mutants?
2. Anything's possible.
In Young Justice what is Lex Luthor motivations why did he decided to engage in illegal actives and does he sees himself as an hero?
Most versions of Lex just have him being greedy and power hungry what sets your versions of Lex from the others?
1. He sees himself above the laws of man, as he sees himself as superior.
1a. Of course.
2. I think our version is more charming than most, I suppose. Otherwise, I'll leave it to the audience to interpret.
Hi, these are just a few questions
1) Is Aquaman a full Atlantean or is he half Atlantean half human like in the comics (human father, Atlantean mother)
2) Is Orm his full brother or his half brother?
1. No spoilers.
2. No spoilers.
I love watching Young Justice and Gargoyles, they're amazing shows! I can't wait for the 2nd half of YJ outsiders, but regarding your earlier work, what was your favorite part about producing Gargoyles?
Back then... probably the voice recordings and the sound mixes.
Why didn't Tim Curry return as G. Gordon?
Unfortunately, Tim, who'd suffered a stroke, wasn't able to voice him, at least not at the time we needed the work done for Season Three.
Is Blue Devil an official member of the Justice League and if so what is his designation?
By Season Three, yes.
And I don't reveal designations here.
1). Who were the 2 meta humans in the episode âAway Missionâ with Maâalefaâak?
2). Who was the meta human in the episode âEvolutionâ that Kalibak used as a bomb?
1. Blister and Giant.
2. He wasn't named, even in the script.
So weâre the members of the light in contact with one another or at least knew each other prior to Vandal Savage sending out the invitations?
Hey, Greg just a question. We already know you gave Superman a son like in the comics (Jonathan). But I have to ask why you didn't also use his older sister Lara?
Not complaining just asking your thoughts on that character.
Thank you Greg!
I'd never heard of the character. She seems to be the daughter of Superman and Wonder Woman, who are not a couple on Earth-16. Now, if you had asked me about Laura Kent from SUPERMAN FAMILY #200, that would have been a whole 'nother thing.
1. Dick mentions that Geo-Force's suit was designed by Fire (of the Justice League). However, Fire wasn't in the League meeting in Outsiders episode 1, & if she is with the other half of the League in space, how can she design Brion's suit?
2. Does being an ambassador for Themyscira & Atlantis, prevent Troia or Garth from superheroics, as a potential conflict of interest?
3. Do you consider Spoiler & Orphan to be Batman's latest Proteges?
4. How long has Orphan been active as a crime fighter?
1. Long distance.
2. That's not how they're living their lives, but I'm sure if they saw a problem they'd step up.
3. Two of them.
4. No spoilers.