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Robby Bevard writes...

Meant to leave a note after the first episode of Young Justice aired, but I missed the initial premiere in November, and then again when it started up proper, and didn't start catching it till the third ep.

All up to date now, and just saw Bereft. You guys are doing a mighty fine job on this one. Love the look, love the characters, love the action. As a long time of the Teen Titans and Young Justice, you're doing the teenage super team tradition proud.

Extra props on making a member of the Aqua family cool and not a joke. I realize the underwater characters have been done well in the comics before, and the Justice League cartoon handled Aquaman pretty well,but Aqualad was interesting right off. Love the glowy effects. Very cool.

Greg responds...

Thanks, Robby. I really appreciate the kind words.

Response recorded on June 08, 2011

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Harlan Phoenix writes...

A Young Justice related question that, rest assured, is not fishing with poor bait.

I've been thinking about the Light lately and, without posting my own speculation, one thing I really like about them is how much the concept seems to embrace the inherent absurdity of the DC universe. I can tell from observation that the Light is probably a fairly diverse group of people (and rightfully so, as this uses the DC universe to its vast potential). And I can't help but be fondly reminded of the Legion of Doom, the villainous alliance from the Superfriends animated series.

Though the Light is written with a much more sophisticated sensibility than the Legion of Doom, I can't help but feel they have a strong similarity. This isn't a slant against Young Justice at all, because I feel the Light uses this similar dynamic to its own unique way that I absolutely adore. But I do have a question, and luckily it has nothing to do with your future intent or anything like that.

Was the Light, on some level, inspired by the Legion of Doom? That is, the Superfriends group of villains who operated together despite their vast differences in genre identity (as an example, Scarecrow the grounded criminal alongside Bizarro the mirror universe Superman in Superfriends). Or was such an organization just a logical extrapolation from the setting that wasn't really meant to homage this group?

Greg responds...

Question received on Wed, October 20, 2010 11:06:14 PM
Clark Cradic writes...
Did you like the original Legion of Doom?
Greg responds...
As I mentioned before, I get all the names mixed up: Legion of Doom, Injustice League , Injustice Unlimited, Injustice Society, Secret Society of Super-Villains, etc.
I can't quite remember which group consisted of which villains and/or appeared in which series or story.
So the short answer is I like the idea of the villains teaming up, but I can't address the specifics without a more specific reference.
Response recorded on November 12, 2010

Took me less than a minute to find that, btw.

Anyway, they all blend together for me. I think the cartoon would have been less of an influence than the comics. But it's all in there.

Response recorded on May 26, 2011

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Elizabeth writes...

Hi Greg,

I have been blown away with Young Justice so far â€" it ROCKS! I think that my favorite episode so far is “Downtime” â€" Atlantis was beautiful, the animators did an amazing job.

I have one question about Miss Martian; I don’t think it has been asked, but if so, I am sorry for the repetition.

Why would M’gann be admitted so easily by the Justice League into Young Justice when she had had previously never used her powers in combat? Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad have had at least a couple of years of experience under their belts (and presumably Artemis as well), while M’gann will have only had a month’s experience by “Schooled”. Is there a reason as to why she was made a part of the team so quickly?

Greg responds...

Yes. Her uncle.

Response recorded on May 26, 2011

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D.Bishop writes...

Hi, Greg. I'm a big fan, particularly of what you did with The Spectacular Spider-Man (I'm really gonna miss Sally Avril). I'm loving Young Justice right now but I've become a little curious about a couple of things.

1) Do you have a specific age in mind for Icicle, Jr ?
2) Do you guys have a full Atlantean language/code developed, or is it just really nice sounding "gibberish" ?
3) I love the Green Arrow - Showcase short that you penned and I was wondering, do you think that there might ever be a possibility that you'd work on one of the full-length DC Universe movies? It would be especially awesome if you guys ever got the chance to do a YJ tie-in movie.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and good luck with Young Justice. Hopefully, my questions aren't too annoying.

Greg responds...

1. 17.

2. It's Ancient Greek with allowances for the fact that Atlantis has been separated from Ancient Greece for thousands of years.

3. I'd love to. IT'S NOT UP TO ME.

Response recorded on May 26, 2011

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The King 171 writes...

OMG i have been reading some of the unanswered questions and i dont understand why people are asking you these questions that they should know your not going to answer... i mean they should know you are not going to spoil the show

so my question is are you able to delete questions instead of answering one that is asking you to spoil the show?

Greg responds...

I can delete any question I want. But that's not policy here. Questions are only deleted if they present original ideas.

I'm considering changing the policy. Haven't decided.

Response recorded on May 26, 2011

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Mike writes...

Fisrt off, I'd like to apologize for asking that Batman Beyond question that you responded with "No comment. NO COMMENT. NOOOOOOO COMMMMMMMENNNNNNNTTTTTT." and went on to say that you wanted people to stop asking spoiler questions. I'm really sorry and didn't mean to upset you or waste your time. I hope you can forgive me. Anywho, I just wanted to let you know that I love your show and your take on the characters. It just sucks that we'll only get to know them for 12 months (assuming every 26 episodes is 6 months and this show makes it to the 52 episode limit). I know this is a long way off, but is there any chance you intend or revamping it (like they keep on doing with the Ben10 series) of pitch other shows that happen to take place in the same universe (like the DCAU (We got to see that interpretation of Batman for 14 years!)), so we can occasionally see a YJ character or two every so often? If this question annoys you, I apologize in advance. Thank you for all the entertainment you've given me over the years. I really appreciate it, and hope you are able to continue for many more years to come.

All the best,

btw, I don't know if you celebrate it or not, but Purim is next week (and I assume with the last name 'Weisman' you are Jewish), so have a Happy Purim!

Greg responds...

I am Jewish. Kind of a secular pagan Jew, but a Jew nonetheless. I don't generally celebrate me much Purim, but my wife does. So thanks.

As for your question, <sigh>... IT'S JUST NOT UP TO ME. As with nearly every show I produce, I have enough ideas to keep doing it forever. BUT it's not up to me.

Response recorded on May 26, 2011

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Skylar writes...

Why does Goliath have a mullet? It's the least coolest haircut in the world. If you had to do it over again, would you pick a better haircut?

Greg responds...

I don't see it as a mullet. Just as long hair tucked behind his ears.

And, no, I wouldn't change it.

Response recorded on May 26, 2011

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Tim writes...

Hey Greg! First off let me say I'm a huge fan of your work! I was just wondering if there is any chance of seeing Batgirl and Supergirl appear on Young Justice in the possible future? It would be really cool to see how the team would react to more young heroes popping up. Again, I'm a big fan and look forward to seeing where the show goes.

Sorry if this has already been asked and I missed it in the archives.

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Response recorded on May 26, 2011

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Foxwolf writes...

Hi Greg

First of all, I must compliment the show on it's amazingly beautiful animation. It's like animated movie quality in every episode.
Anyway, I run a website called Behind The Voice Actors and am been the editor on the Young Justice page. Right now, all the characters displayed in the shows credits are on the site, but I was wondering if I could ask you if you knew who voiced these other unnamed characters?

Independence Day
- Fireman

- Dr Spence

Welcome To Happy Harbor
- Happy Harbor Police Officer

Drop Zone
- Kobra Member

- Star Boston Driver
- Star Manhattan Driver (is he the one with the beard?)

- Wally's School Teacher
- WayneTech Security Guard
- WayneTech Cafe

- Squad Leaders
- Science Center Guard (Kelly Hu?)

- Scientist #1
- Scientist #2

And also one last question for my own curiosity. I was wondering if each of the Justice Leaguers that haven't already been voiced (WW, Hawks, Green Lanterns) will appear by seasons end?

Appreciate your time

Greg responds...

The Batallion Chief was Kevin Michael Richardson.

Dr. Spence doesn't have any lines.

Police Officer #1 was Nolan North.

Cultist #1 was Nolan North.

S.T.A.R. Driver #1 was Kevin Michael Richardson.
S.T.A.R. Driver #2 was Jason Spisak.

Homeroom Teacher was Nolan North.
WayneTech Guard was Crispin Freeman.
WayneTech Cashier was Tara Strong.

Alpha Leader was Phil LaMarr.
Beta Leader was Yuri Lowenthal.
Gamma Leader was Roger Craig Smith.
Delta Leader was James Arnold Taylor.
Epsilon Leader was Bruce Greenwood.
Royal Guard #1 was Kelly Hu.
Royal Guard #2 was James Arnold Taylor.
Royal Guard #4 was Roger Craig Smith.
TV Announcer was Jeff Bennett.

Patrol Leader #1 was Khary Payton.
Patrol Leader #2 was Bruce Greenwood.
Scientist #1 was Nolan North.
Scientist #2 was Marina Sirtis.

As for your last question: "SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT."

Response recorded on May 26, 2011

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DC Hero writes...

Hey Greg sorry for the spelling mistakes in the past question.

Greg responds...

Uh... okay.

Response recorded on May 26, 2011

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