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YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: EPISODE: 213: "The Fix": Premieres!

YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: EPISODE: 213: "The Fix": Premieres!

Psimon! Deathstroke! Tigress! Black Manta! Big battles! Emotional confrontations! Lies revealed! Truths exposed! And more lies told! "The Fix" is in... DC Nation, that is, this coming Saturday, January 26th, 2013 (and rerunning Sunday, January 27th, 2013), along with another episode of Green Lantern (which personally I've REALLY been enjoying) and more DC Nation Super-Hero shorts. For times, check local listings. But don't miss it!

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Facts and Fiction about "Deadly Force"

Facts and Fiction about "Deadly Force".

We got a shout out here:


15 Temporarily Banned Episodes of Popular TV Shows

"Deadly Force" made #5!!! Which is very, very cool!

It's ALWAYS nice to be talked about, and I don't want to sound like a churl, but in the very short paragraph describing the situation, there are at least four errors. Here's the original text from the website:

5. Gargoyles, "Deadly Force"
Controversy: Gunplay

While pretending to use a gun in "Deadly Force," Broadway accidentally shoots Elisa and attempts to cover up his crime. Although this episode was initially pulled from the rerun cycle thanks to objections by advisory groups, it was eventually re-aired after editors removed some of the blood from Elisa's shooting. It has since been added to the DVD collection.

Error #1: Broadway wasn't "pretending to use a gun". He was playing with an ACTUAL gun, pretending to be a cowboy. (This one may sound nit-picky, but I don't think the original phrasing is clear at all.)

Error #2: "[Broadway] attempts to cover up his crime". Not really. He's so afraid and ashamed, he runs away and hides. When Goliath accuses Dracon, it takes Broadway a few minutes to own up to his culpability. But there's no attempt at a cover-up.

Error #3: "[T]his episode was initially pulled from the rerun cycle thanks to objections by advisory groups..." That's untrue. In fact, the REVERSE is true. Advisory Groups LOVED this episode. For example, we got a positive write-up in Madeline Levine's "Viewing Violence", which I can tell you was not overly kind to most animated television series. No, the truth is we were fine when the series was in syndication and when it was rerun on the USA network. But when it moved to what was then called "ToonDisney", a new group of Disney S&P execs over-ruled what our original S&P exec had decided and ignored ALL the good press that the episode had received. Thus (for a long while), TPTB removed it from the rerun rotation.

Error #4: "...it was eventually re-aired after editors removed some of the blood from Elisa's shooting..." Again, this is inaccurate. The episode aired ONCE with the excessive blood, because Frank Paur and myself didn't get the retake with less blood back from Japan in time. WE were the ones who wanted less blood, because (a) we didn't want it to appear that Elisa had already bled out and (b) that much blood seemed distracting, like we were trying to get away with something instead of trying to tell the story. By the episode's second airing, the retake was in and the episode aired multiple times with less blood in syndication and on USA before the series' reruns moved to ToonDisney, and the version with less blood was pulled from the rotation. It's reinstatement had nothing to do with quantity of blood. It was originally brought back for Halloween marathons - I suppose because TPTB at ToonDisney thought they could get away with it on Halloween. Then later, when we began airing VERY, VERY late at night, I suppose they figured there was no reason not to include it.

Anyway, so there you have it. Still glad we were mentioned, but I figured I should set the record straight on these points.

I'm sure you're all still wondering why my presence here at ASK GREG has been so minimal. I'm still quite swamped with work, but I wanted to try to post a little something...

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YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: ISSUE: 24: "Players: Chapter Five: Milburn, Edgar and Jake": On Sale: TOMORROW!

YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: ISSUE: 24: "Players: Chapter Five: Milburn, Edgar and Jake": On Sale: TOMORROW!

This one's got Deadshot, Match, Kylstar, the Collector of Worlds (a.k.a. Brainiac) and more heroes from the Team and the League than you can shake a stick at. Plus a Kandor cameo. Don't miss it!!

Also, available now is our latest YJ:I DVD release: YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: DESTINY CALLING. It collects the first half of Season Two: ten episodes: from "Happy New Year" through and including "Before the Dawn". Buy it. Watch it. (Preferably in one sitting.) Also comes with some bonus "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" episodes that'll give you another interpretation of the Reach.

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YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: EPISODE: 212: "True Colors": Premieres!

YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: EPISODE: 212: "True Colors": Premieres!

A new mission! A new Teammate! And a new player in the game!! You won't want to miss our newest episode of Young Justice, premiering on DC NATION this Saturday (and Sunday), January 19th (and 20th) along with a new GREEN LANTERN and more new DC NATION super-hero shorts! Check local listings for times.

And also Saturday night on the SyFy Channel, check out this new original movie: TASMANIAN DEVILS, starring our own Miss Martian, Danica McKellar. That's right, the live-action Danica is kicking some Tasmanian ass and taking some Tasmanian names!!

Meanwhile, for those who have been wondering why I haven't answered many questions recently, here at ASK GREG, it's because I've (a) been out of town on a much needed vacation and (b) been swamped since I got back. I'll try to get back on the horse next week.

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YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: EPISODE: 211: "Cornered": Premieres!

YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: EPISODE: 211: "Cornered": Premieres!

Check local listings and check out DC NATION this Saturday (or Sunday morning) 1/12/13 (or 1/13/13) for a brand new GREEN LANTERN, more new DC NATION shorts and a new YOUNG JUSTICE episode, "Cornered", that features Despero and L-Ron's arrival on Earth to "visit" the Hall of Justice, while in Taos, Black Canary debriefs the Reach's hostages coming off of last week's episode. Lots of action, the first REAL introduction of a couple young heroes, some threads starting to come together and more bad news for our Team. Don't miss it!

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Hey guys,

My friend and colleague, Peter David, writer of stuff - including multiple amazing episodes of Young Justice and Young Justice: Invasion - has fallen ill. Instead of going into the details myself (and risking error) I'll direct you to Peter's website, where Peter and his wife lay it all out, including how you can help the David family out during this time of trial. Our thoughts are with them all. Please do what you can:


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Happy east coast new year everyone! Have a great 2013!

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What's the best way to support Young Justice, you ask?

BUY THE MERCHANDISE!!! That's right, buy our YJ companion comic (in electronic or print editions). (The advantage there is that you get the bonus of more story and character!)

And buy the Young Justice T-Shirt, currently being offered for sale by Hot Topic:


I've already purchased three myself. (That's right; I don't get 'em for free.) One for me, and one each for my genomorphs. So I've done my part!! Have you done yours?


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Well, I've finally caught up and cleaned out the ASK GREG queue. We'll plan to reopen the site- at least briefly - when Young Justice: Invasion #23 hits the stands later this month. Then again, when DC Nation starts up with new Young Justice: Invasion episodes on January 5th, 2013.

I'm looking forward to reading your responses to the new issues and episodes - and to Black Manta's Celebrity Hot Tub. (If there seems to be a demand, I might be tempted to write more of the latter for this site.)

But right now... I'm going to take a short break.

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It's official. I am now in the habit of talking to myself out-loud in front of other human beings. That's not a good sign, is it?

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