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Anonymous writes...

1. Has Bruce Wayne ever dated Lois Lane?

2. Does Batman keep files on how to defeat every member of the Justice League?

3. Was Alfred Pennyworth ever a member of M16?

4. Is Alfred's policy on guns, NO GUNS like Batman, or is he not above using a gun for self defense?

Greg responds...

1. No spoilers.

2. Does he need to keep files? Like how limited is his memory?

3. He was a member of something. But I'd have to research it. (I was about to write OSS, which is how I always think of him, but he's obviously too young for that now.)

4. No spoilers.

Response recorded on August 03, 2015

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Reiena Grayson writes...

I've been trying to ask this for some time, but for some reason the question just would not post. In Young Justice season one episode eight, with Kaldur's visit to Atlantis, did it start out in Atlantean and switch to english, or was the english just so people didn't have to keep reading the translations?

Greg responds...

It was always in Atlantean. But Lori cast a translation spell over the audience.

Response recorded on August 03, 2015

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Anonymous writes...

Now that the Team is operating out of the Watchtower, do those that were living at the Cave now live in the Watchtower?

Greg responds...

No Spoilers.

Response recorded on August 03, 2015

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Anonymous writes...

1. How did Roy's parents amass their fortune?

2. How did Oliver's parents?

3. Or was Oliver a self made millionaire?

Greg responds...

I assume we're talking Young Justice, here.

1. I'd have to research this.

2. They inherited.

3. He inherited.

Response recorded on August 03, 2015

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Anonymous writes...

1. Can Martian Manhunter read Hawkman or Hawkwoman's mind?

2. Have Hawkman and Hawkwoman been reincarnated previously?

Greg responds...

1. I'd think so, but I haven't thought about it.

2. No spoilers.

Response recorded on July 31, 2015

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Harlan of the Ghosts writes...

A few questions about Spirits of Ash and Foam (which I loved, by the way).

1. Who were the two characters who demanded a bigger presence as you were writing Spirits of Ash and Foam?

2. Ghosts have a similar affinity for the night that gargoyles do (in that day is pretty much a no go for them). Do you have your own affinity for the night, or do you see a bit of thematic overlap between ghosts and gargoyles?

Greg responds...

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Renée and Cash. (Did you guess this? Was it who you thought?)

2. I am nocturnal, but otherwise, I think this is mostly coincidental. The gargoyles night/day thing came from us extrapolating on the (very limited) legends associated with gargoyles, and in any case we came up with it years before Rain was even a glimmer in my eye. The ghost night/day thing in Rain and Spirits comes directly from Taino mythology, which had very specific rules for ghosts that I'm trying to honor in these stories.

Response recorded on July 31, 2015

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Mara writes...

When I visited Puerto Rico last fall (October of 2013) we went on a tour of the cave system in Camuy- which is awesome. On the tour, our guide commented that normally, human settlements only exist in caves that have a clear entrance and exit that face east and west- so that there is light in the cave during the day. For that reason, caves with north/south facings would be avoided.

Anyway, my question is- did pre-bronze age gargoyles tend to have settlements in cave systems over other areas- since their eggs need thermal energy access anyway?

Greg responds...

Rookeries tended to be in underground caves.

Response recorded on July 31, 2015

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Mara writes...

Do gargoyles, as a race, have an common origin myth?

Greg responds...

Generally, yes. But the clans over time became so spread out and isolated, variations abound.

Response recorded on July 31, 2015

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Anonymous writes...

You've said that you and the production team created a bible of sorts for future story lines and character arcs of Young Justice.

1. Would it be legal to publish it?

2. Would you consider publishing it?

Greg responds...

1. Never been too clear on that. But it would probably require permission from Warner Bros.

2. No. No spoilers, don't you know.

Response recorded on July 31, 2015

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Todd Jensen writes...

I read "Spirits of Ash and Foam" over the weekend. Here are my thoughts on it.

*BEWARE! SPOILERS FOLLOW *

I really enjoyed it. You continued the story of Rain's quest, had her seek out the second zumi, but added some variety by having the quest revolve as much around rescuing the Kimlets and learning the sad story of Aycayia the Cursed as around the second zumi itself - but with Aycayia's story being linked to the second zumi - and the subplot of Miranda becoming part of the group.

I don't know much about the Taino myths and legends, but your book certainly encouraged me to find out more about them, if I can (just as the quest within the story has encouraged Rain to learn more - complete with surprising her teacher in a good way with her report on them). I liked the touch of the Taino vampire being linked to mosquitos rather than bats (and it certainly makes sense, when you think about it), and also Rain's discovery of the true story of Aycayia as a grieving mother rather than a temptress - not to mention the revelation that the true villain of the story is also the hurricane Julia (which was a good way, I thought, of tying things in together). we also got references to legends I was more familiar with, such as the notion of manatees being the origin of mermaid myths and about selkies.

The style of the legends themselves reminded me of the "Panther Queen" story in "Mark of the Panther" - more in the general atmosphere than in the details - I could even imagine that, if this was animation, the legends would have had their own animation style, different from that of the main story, just as the "Panther Queen" story did. I especially liked the touch of everything in the legends being "First [insert noun here]", emphasizing how they're set at the world's beginning.

A few other parts I particularly enjoyed were Rain, Charlie, and Miranda discussing the Kimlets' first names (and I could see why you named them after characters from "Peter Pan" as the story progressed), Rain's reading list for English class including "The Tempest" (how appropriate) and "To Kill a Mockingbird" (that one brought back memories; it was the first book on my 8th grade English class's reading list as well), and this bit from page 122: "[Rain] put [the book] back on the shelf. (And Charlie moved it back to where it *belonged* on the shelf.)" I work as a shelver at the library, and those two sentences rang true to me after so many times I'd found a book in the wrong place on the shelf and restored it to its rightful position.

Thanks for sharing this second book with us. I hope you get to have the other seven books published. (This time, the local bookstore had "Spirits of Ash and Foam" on the shelf; I didn't have to specially order it as I had to last time. That may be a good sign.)

Greg responds...

Zemi not zumi. And, yes, I think there's definitely some Panther Queen influence in there.

Glad you liked it!

Response recorded on July 30, 2015


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