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1 is L-1 the leader of the Light?
2 does the new Green Lantern cartoon take place in your universe?
1. First among equals.
2. Not that I know of.
Thanks very much for all the hard work and dedication you and your team give to Young Justice. It's truly an ace show and I can't wait to see what sort of adventures you have in store for your fans.
My question is comic-related. Are there any plans thus far to release a trade paperback of all the issues from season one? Unfortunately, all my local stores are sold out (I've even been told that DC Comics itself is out of the first couple issues). I'd love to read the undoubtedly genius story lines you've come up with and am starting to get a bit nervous that I've missed the boat... Thanks for any insight you can provide!
Um... we're talking the YJ comic, correct?
The answer is, yes, I believe DC is releasing trades of the first year or so...
Hi Greg, just wanted to send in myu review of "Alpha Male";
Wow, that was a great episode! That was sincerely the first time I've enjoyed seeing Monsieur Mallah, which takes work. I loved the character growth with everyone. Captain Marvel was awesome, I loved his interactions with Kaldur and the others. But my favorite bits were the tiger and the white wolf. That was simply hillarious! Excellent work, keep it up.
Thanks! We'll try.
If I didn't know for a fact that Greg Weisman wasn't on drugs, I'd ask him to share whatever he's smoking. It should be impossible. How do you take something as corny and frankly stupid as a French brain in a jar whose' best friend is a gorilla in a French beret and make that intimidating. "Young Justice" managed to succeed at that.
The teaser is great, and the inciting incident is brilliant. Mayor Hill of Gotham City is in the jungle when a gorilla steps out of the trees with a mini-gun and shoots them all up. I'll admit to being amazed Mayor Hill is even still alive after that. But I did enjoy his cameo. I have no idea if he was in the comics, but I know he was in "Batman the Animated Series."
This episode is about the fallout between The Team and Aqualad after the latter keeps to himself that there is a mole on the team. I thought Superboy's reaction was well handled, and while I have seen a lot of complaints about how The Team reacted to this, I think they all ring true. What many people seem to forget is that these are teenagers. They are not the professionals that Batman and the Justice League are. Not yet anyway. This entire team was founded upon these teenagers being pissed off that the League was keeping secrets and not trusting them. Of course they'd be pissed off at Aqualad. But, by the end of the episode, after speaking to Captain Marvel, Aqualad takes charge and the team seems to get over it. But I am sure this will continue to have long term consequences.
This brings me to something else. A while back, I saw someone say and I'm paraphrasing from memory "Teen Titans reminded me of what was fun about being a teenager, Young Justice reminds me of what sucked about being a teenager." What? Why should the less fun parts about being a teenager not get depicted in a show about teenagers. My memories of being a teenager are not exactly happy ones. God forbid fictional teenagers get written like real ones, instead of a fantasy version of teenagers. Yes, I know this is a fantasy world, but that doesn't mean everything should be run through and sanitized to a point where the less fun stuff is glossed over and ignored. These aren't adults waiting for a growth spurt, and yet a lot of the complaints I see are from people who think they should be written that way. I think the problem here is that many fans are looking to their favorite shows or books for wish fulfillment rather then drama. People want to escape to a fictional world where they can vicariously live out there fantasies via their favourite hero. But there is no drama, and that's not real. This actually ties back to what I said two weeks ago about Superboy and Miss Martian's romance... of course it's not real. These are two hormonal teenagers who have a lot of growing up to do.
Finally, Captain Marvel was easily the highlight of the episode. I loved his child-like enthusiasm, and even though I knew about his secret identity, I still thought the epilogue of the episode was played perfectly. Fun stuff. I hope to see more of him as The Team's new den mother.
You know for a "fact" that I'm not on drugs?
Young Justice is awesome!
1. A debate started between a few friends of mine regarding Aqualad's eye color and everywhere I looked online had a different opinion. So, for the record, what color are Kaldur's eyes?
2. Out of curiosity, is there a romantic relationship between Batman and Wonder Woman in Earth-16? If this is a spoiler request, I apologize.
1. Pale green.
Young Justice is one of the shows to which I most look forward every week. I'm so glad the hiatus is over.
I have one question arising from issues 7 and 8 of the tie-in comic: Will we learn (during season one) the name which Artemis's mother Paula used when she was a criminal?
Without being explicit, so as to avoid spoilers, it seems pretty clear what name her father Lawrence uses, but if we're looking to the original comics there are two names Paula could have used. I don't want you to give it away, just to clue us in as to whether or not we will learn it in due course.
In due course.
I'd like to say that I am a huge fan of Young Justice. The writing is amazing and the animation is beautiful. I look forward to upcoming episodes!
1. How old is Dick's classmate Barbara?
2. How old is Gotham Academy's New Student Liaison Bette?
3. How old is Captain Marvel both when he is Captain Marvel and when he is Billy?
Thank you for your time.
3. Billy is ten. Captain Marvel is... whatever he appears to be to you.
1.Is Superboy going to get a new costume?
2.How did Oliver lose all of his fortune.
3.Is Kid Flash and the rest of the team going to find out Miss Martian is dating Superboy?
1. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
2. Lack of attention to it.
3. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
First, I love Young Justice, Spectacular Spider-Man, and Gargoyles. But I do have one criticism of Young Justice that you may or may not wish to respond to.
I love Young Justice, but if I have one criticism it's that you have turned the Justice League in to a bunch of wimps. In one episode, you have Superman struggling to lift a bus over his head. Dude, Spider-man can lift a bus over his head! Then, in "Alpha Male," you have Captain Marvel who is generally regarded to have powers on par with Superman, walk in to a trap like some chump. It was really undignified for someone considered to be the world's mightiest mortal.
I understand that you are trying to create a sense of jeopardy - that these characters are actually in danger, so you are deliberately limiting their capabilities. And I'm not suggesting you return to the era of the Superman who could push planets around, but I feel that you have gone to far in the other direction.
Like I said, I love the show, and I appreciate you taking the time to answer our questions, but this really bugs me.
If what we're talking about is power-levels, than I'll freely admit that we've dragged many of the characters back to the power levels that they started with (or closer to that). I think over the years, a lot of characters, including Spider-Man (and I got complaints about this issue on that series too), have grown over-powered as various writers, artists and editors kept piling on to solve temporary story problems. As I've stated in the past, I'm adamantly opposed to POWER INFLATION, and so we dial back.
As for Captain Marvel, I don't think he was a chump, but if you want characters that can anticipate every possible outcome, you've picked the wrong series.
Hey Greg I just wanted to know, who is your favorite character in Young justice? Is it one of the team members, the justice league characters, or someone from outside the characters we've seen so far in the show?
They're all my children...
I just want to start by saying that i LOVE Young Justice! It is so awesome! But seriously, it deserves to have a movie. Or holiday special. Either one is fine. Is there ever going to be a Young Justice movie?
Not that I know of. But I'm game if they want it.
Looking at the school scene in "Homefront", Dick Grayson's design is very similar to that of his The Batman counterpart (and there's a resemblance between the Barbara Gordon of this show and her counterpart from that show). Was this close similarity deliberate?
No. Nor do I really see it, beyond the obvious.
Would you list who's writing episodes 11-20 of Young Justice: Invasion?
211 - Nicole Dubuc
212 - Paul Giacoppo
213 - Greg Weisman
214 - Kevin Hopps
215 - Jon Weisman
216 - Kevin Hopps
217 - Brandon Vietti
218 - Peter David
219 - Greg Weisman
220 - Kevin Hopps
You've said that 179 DC characters will appear by the end of season one of Young Justice, and I have some questions regarding the character count.
1) Is Doctor Fate counted separately from Kent Nelson and Nabu since he's a merger of the two characters.
2) Were two of the reporters seen outside the Hall of Justice in "Independence Day" Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen?
3) There's a character countdown list on the toonzone forums http://www.toonzone.net/forums/showthread.php?276163-quot-Young-Justice-quot-Character-Countdown-%28Spoilers%29. Would you mind revealing if anyone is missing from the countdown, or if someone's real name is misidentified?
1. I've got Fate, Nabu and Kent listed as three separate characters, because for legal reasons relative to DC Comics, they are separate. On the other hand, Batman and Bruce Wayne are considered one character, so the Fate thing is a special case, and not indicative of how secret identities were quantified.
2. I don't think so.
3. Sorry, but I'm not going to go to a separate website and vet that. I just don't have the time.
On earth 16 are there batmen of the past or the world?
Will there be any stories about the gap between the golden and silver age on earth 16?
Do terrorist on earth 16 use metahumans in their plans?
2. Ever? Maybe.
3. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Why is the Helmet of Fate being kept in the Cave, a place which location is not secret? Does the JL know? Isn't it dangerous to have it there?
1. It's fairly secret that the Cave is in use and not abandoned.
2. Of course.
3. It's dangerous to have it anywhere.
Hi Greg! First of just wanted to say that I'm absolutely loving the Young Justice series, it's fantastic (particularly Home Front!) I just have a few questions about the process of voice recording for Young Justice.
1) Do the voice actors record in the same studio and interact with each other during the recording? Or do you often have to record separately due to conflicting schedules?
2) How long does it typically take to record each episode?
3) Who generally directs the voice actors during recordings?
4) Do the actors input their own suggestions for how the characters may react in a certain situation?
5) Does the script go through 'last minute' revisions during the recording?
Thank you so much for taking the time for looking at all the fan's questions and I look forward to seeing the rest of season 1 and 2!
2. Three to four hours or so.
3. Jamie Thomason.
4. Occasionally. But unfortunately, we don't have a ton of flexibility.
5. Occasionally. Nothing major.
I heard Victor Cook has directed that CGI Ben 10 movie called "Destroy all Aliens". Since you have worked with him before, what is your response to that?
Um... GOOD FOR VIC!!!
In Drop Zone, before his transformation, why was Mammoth wearing a crop-top? That's what girls wear.
Wow, you have very strict gender rules, don't you?
how come my questions are never answered? they always get deleted
You must be breaking one of the rules, I guess. If they're deleted I don't see them.
Will Harley Quinn be appearing anytime soon?
Have the Secret Six or Suicide Squad been started yet?
Will Amanda Waller appear again in Season 1?
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2a. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
3. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
First off, I'd like to thank you for answering the fans questions. Not many people actually do this, and I really think more people should.
1. In the credits of "Homefront", Cheshire's real name is said to be Jade Nguyen. Is this because that's her name in the comics or is this her name in YOung Justice, too?
2. Is Barbara Gordon Batgirl yet?
3. Is Bette Kane Batgirl/Flamebird yet?
4 Does Batwoman exist on Earth-16?
5. Has Red Volcano been made yet? If not, will he?
6. Why did you decide to 'gender-swap' Red Torpedo and Red Inferno?
Again, thank you for taking your time to answer people's questions.
I don't think any creator "should" answer fan questions. It's not an obligation.
1. That's her name in our show.
2. She's not Batgirl.
3. She's not Batgirl or Flamebird.
4. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
6. I didn't. I went with the original gender for Red Torpedo and Firebrand. I don't know why DC chose to gender swap them in the comics.
1. Is Robin a freshman simply because he has a late birthday or has he skipped a grade? Or some other reason?
2. I know Black Canary is in a relationship with Green Arrow. Are Wonder Woman and/or Hawkwoman in a relationship with someone as well?
3. Will we find out why Paula got arrested in the show/comic? I don't want to know why now, just if we'll find out. =]
4. I know you don't like to spoil your own show. Is that why we don't get previews of next episodes.
1. He hasn't skipped a grade.
2. Hawkwoman is married to Hawkman.
3. For crime.
4. That's not up to me.
Contact Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to ask and find out if they are planning to release Gargoyles The Complete Series DVD Set containing all three seasons for a 2012 release.
I have no contacts there anymore, I'm afraid.
a few question, thanks for taking the time even read these let alone answering
1. On recent online survey they asked who everyone's favorite young justice character was and Robin won by a considerable margin. Do you find this surprising?
2. How did you pick the voice actor, was it audition o did you request certain people? WHATEVER YOU GUYS DID, GREAT JOB!
3. How much stronger is Superman the superboy? It seemed like pretty big difference as Superboy could barely drag a pus off a ledge and superman was able to pick it up with ease( not to mentionan entire bridge)
4. Whose better at acience Wally or Dick? (both seem to know a lot)
5. Is Wally in any advance classes at school? Given his scientific knowledge it seems as though he should be considered a genius.
6. Does Wally intelligence come from speedsters abilities to think through things faster?
7. Who is Superboy closest to among the males on the team? he seems to enjoy Wallys company as he was the one who opened his home to him. They also seemed to have a good time mocking the tornado twins together. But then again Aqualad seems to understand his emotions more then other.
8. Do the other members of team ever look down at Robin for being so young or has he well since proved his ability to hold his own to them?
9. Is Aquaman from atlantis or was he originally from the surface world like some of his origins dictate?
10. Is superman married is this universe or even in a relationship with Lois lane?
Thanks for any answers you can give
2. For Season One, we held auditions for the six leads (plus Superman). The rest were cast.
3. A lot.
4. Wally is way better at pure science. Dick is better with technology.
7. He's probably closest to Aqualad.
8. No one looks down on Robin - unless you mean literally, as he is the shortest member of the Team.
9. He's from Atlantis.
10. He's not married. Beyond that, you'd have to define "in a relationship".
1. Does Tim Drake exist on earth 16 if so how old is he?
2. Why was the league existence secret at first?
3. How old was Mr.Carr in the vision and how old is he now?
4. Is oliver queen still a millionaire?
5. How did Mr. Carr got involved with the league?
1. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
2. It seemed to make sense at first not to let the bad guys know that the good guys were getting organized.
3. Snapper was 18 in Superboy's vision. Mr. Carr is 22 now.
5. Being at the right place in the right time during their first adventure together.
1) How old is Hal Jordan?
2) will we ever see Barbara Gordon as Batgirl during the run of the series?
1. Hal is 33.
2a. You already have by now.
2b. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
According to your timeline, Demona and Thailog were back in New York when Oberon put the city to sleep. Did Demona and Thailog fall asleep?
I'd think not.
My question didn't appear for some reason:
In one episode of Gargoyles ("High Noon", I think it was), Lexington is attempting to fix Coldstone. For a split second, the name "OTHELLO" appears on his laptop, is this a name that Xanatos (or possibly Lexington) gave to him for programming reasons (or possibly as a Project name?) or was it an easter egg that was not meant to be taken literally?
Mostly the latter.
Hey greg I wouÃ±d like to ask some questions regarding side characters
Has Cat grant worked in the Daily planet as a newspaper reporter?
Why haven't we seen Lois lane reporting close to the big news as cat grant?
Is Cat Grant more influential/ famous than Lois Lane?
Has clark Kent ever worked with cat grant?
Has Lois Lane earned the pulitzer prixe in earth 16?
How famous/influential is clark kent as a reporter?
Thanks for your time.
2. Because we've been showing television reports, not print reports.
3. I don't know about influential, but Cat is a national television correspondent and Lois is a local newspaper reporter, so you can do the math on "fame".
4. Not directly, no.
5. No. Neither has Clark.
6. About the same as Lois.
Hello~ I've been a fan of "Young Justice" for some time, and I've been wondering:
For the scenes with martial arts (Black Canary, Robin, Batman, etc...) do the animating team actually study the moves and reference, or do the animators and storyboard artists just "whip something up"?
Thank you :D
Some of each, probably.
When were bruce wayne's parents born and how old were they when they died?
They were born in Gotham City. I don't know their exact ages, but they were probably in their late 30s or early 40s when they died.
Do homi magi's exist on earth 16?
Existence and knowledge of existence are two different things.
Beyond that, NO COMMENT.
(sorry for my other post it this one fixed)
for my question 2
i just wanted to ask will we see any action with Cheshire and Red Arrow?
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1. Since episode "Targets" reveal Cheshire height how tall is each member in The Team plus Red Arrow
2. Black Canary is the team training leader will see more training?
love the new the episodes keep up the awesome work
1. I don't know.
2. Yes, some.
1. Will Red Arrow be in any new episode?
2. I just want to ask will we see any Cheshire and Red Arrow in new episode?
3. When will Red Arrow join the team?
Huge fan of Red Arrow hoping I will see him an any new eps
keep up the great work!
2. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
3. Who says he will?
When we post a question we are asked if we've checked the archives first. People just ignore that because they keep asking the same questions over and over. Doesn't the administration here filter these questions? Why don't these repeated question get deleted?
How can you stand answering the same thing over and over again?? Especially when it's "NO COMMENT" or "SPOILER REQUEST"? Do you think fan want to wear you down and you'll spoil away the show?
It's not the job of "the administration" i.e. Todd to "filter" for these questions. I've asked Todd to do enough just to make sure the rules that I need enforced for legal reasons are being enforced. It's not fair to turn him into an overall Ask Greg Cop. That's NOT what he signed on for.
I'd prefer if posters self-policed anyway.
And by the way THIS issue has been ASKED AND ANSWERED more than once too. So your post, sympathetic as it is, also only added to the problem.
Silly question: where exactly do you type your answers? Do you write them directly in the answer box (I assume it's similar to our question box), or do you write them on Word and then copy paste them here. I'm curious because I don't believe I've even seen any typo or iffy sentence construction from your answers. And typos are normal to slip by. Do you proofread each of your answers before sending them?
Kuddos on your skills.
I write them right into an answer box. And I do make every effort to proofread and edit my responses thoroughly before I post.
But if you've never seen any typos, etc., here - then you haven't been looking too carefully. (Which I'm cool with, actually.)
Hey Greg, I really like the show and had a couple of questions.
Question 1: How does Commissioner Gordon afford to send his daughter to a private school on a copâs salary.
Question 2: I debated asking this because I have a feeling it might be a spoiler request but I wasnât entirely sure. If it is, feel free to ignore it. Edward Nygma never struck me as having superpowers so why was he being held in Belle Reeve?
Thanks for your time and really I adore the show.
1a. He's not living on a cop's salary, but a Police Commissioner's salary.
1b. There are scholarships.
1c. None of your business how he chooses to budget his money.
2. <sigh> As stated MANY TIMES ALREADY, Belle Reve isn't just for individuals with super-powers. It's for individuals, who qualify as super-criminals. Sometimes the brain is mightier than the brawn, and a traditional prison is not capable of holding these criminals.
Gargoyles is my childhood. Some may still say i am a child but can I say thank you for a truly amazing story and my favorite show of all time. I do not know if this question has been asked before but I recently watched all 78 episodes of gargoyles on youtube. Imediately wanted to buy the seasons. So i bought season 1 and season 2 volume 1 and was shocked when I found that volume 2 and the Golaith chronicles were cancelled. I also know that the seasons on dvd have footage uncensored that was not displayed on disney. I wish to see the remaining episodes from the unreleased seasons this way. Is there a chance they will ever get released? I want gargoyles to live on and give my children at chance to see your materpiece. I would greatly appericate your time, thank you so much!
ASKED AND ANSWERED. CHECK THE ARCHIVES.
Me again Greg just a quick question,
If Lucas "Snapper" Carr appears in another DC cartoon, would you want to voice him again?
I'll take all the work I can get. ;)
YJ feedback and things I would like to say about Barbara Gordon:
Greg, I would like to say I am very very happy that you've casted Jesse McCartney and Alyson Stoner as Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon and that they are now some of my favourite YJ characters. If Dick and Barbara weren't voiced by any "good talented" Disney stars, they would have been boring characters.
I don't know about you Greg. But since she's voiced by a "good talented" Disney star I really felt Barbara's personality is leaning towards "Christy Carlson Romano" territory after watching her appearance and attitude on your show. It's a good thing BTW. Oh and I would love to see more appearances of Barbara.
I'm thrilled with Jesse and Alyson too - though I wasn't aware that either were "Disney stars" and whatever roles they may or may not have played in the past had no influence on us here.
Will we see more of barbara and bette in future episodes
Will the Light be the main villains for the whole series or just this season?
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Twelve episodes into "Young Justice," and my question is essentially the same one I asked after the premiere: why is this show so predominantly focused on the male characters at the expense of the female?
The show still features only two girls on the team. The women of the Justice League have hardly been seen at all - your interviews when the show began certainly led me to believe Black Canary would play a far stronger role. But most frustrating of all, even this far into the season, Miss Martian and Artemis are consistently portrayed as the least experienced heroes struggling to keep up with the boys.
Last week in "Terrors," we got to see Superboy and Miss Martian undercover together - with M'Gann quickly discovered and captured, and eventually rescued by Superboy. This week, Artemis got to follow Robin around, panicking and asking, "What do we do?!" Yes, she was the one to save her teammates in the end, but she did so following Robin's plan, and the momentum of the episode was built around her fear, not her strength. It would have been a powerful emotional journey - if your show also allowed women to be the strong and independent heroes as often as the boys. When most of the stories are about the guys taking the lead, an episode like this about Artemis just serves to underline the disparity between the tough guy heroes and the emotional rookie girls.
(And a more minor note: I was also pretty disappointed by the cameo from Barbara Gordon, one of my favorite comic characters in all her incarnations - reducing such a brilliant and independent person to a moment of glaring jealousy.)
I'm sincerely baffled how such a dude-heavy show can come from the writer behind the many wonderful women of Spectacular Spider-Man - not to mention the same writer who gave the world Elisa Maza!
I don't think it is "predominantly focused on male characters at the expense of the female". And I don't agree with most of your characterizations of our characterizations.
I think you have a very black-and-white view of what qualifies as "strength" - let alone what constitutes an "independent" character - male or female.
I'm very proud of Elisa and "the many wonderful women of Spectacular Spider-Man" but I don't think that any of those characters DEFINE how other female characters should be presented. Female strength and independence should be as diverse and multi-faceted as those qualities are in males. I try to write what is RIGHT for an individual character instead of putting her OR him in a pre-assigned slot for strong or independent.
If you don't see Artemis as strong, coming out of "Homefront" than I feel like we've little common ground for discussion. To me, it's not lack of fear that makes one strong, but how one triumphs over that fear.
By now, you've probably seen that next to Batman and Red Tornado, Black Canary has the largest role of anyone in the League. I'm personally quite happy with Miss Martian and Artemis and how they've been presented. We've added Zatanna, and we're not done.
Maybe by now you've changed your mind. Maybe not. And you're certainly entitled to your opinion. But you haven't come close to convincing me that you're correct.
I'm curious how Icicle Senior managed to get Killer Frost, Mr. Freeze, and Captain Cold to cooperate with him in his plan to bust the other cons out of Belle Reve. I mean, these guys are villains, not heroes. I understand why heroes would want to help out other heroes, but I think villains by their very nature wouldn't really care much about the well-being of other villains unless it's somehow in their own best interest or if the villain that they are helping is someone that they are personally close to. Why would these guys be so altruistic as to help anybody else?
Altruism had little to do with it. The phrase "in their own best interest" from your post stands out.
Hey, Young Justice is awesome man! Your doing great on that series.
1. How come while Artemis, Robin, Wally, M'gann, and Superboy have to go to school, Aqualad doesn't?
2. Are you planning to reveal more about Green Lanterns in Young Justice or at least making them a main focus in an episode?
3. What grades are the Team all in?
1. He graduated from his basic Atlantean required schooling and completed his mandatory military service. And he dropped out of the Conservatory of Sorcery.
2. Eventually, the television series and/or the comic will reveal more.
3. Conner & Megan are in 11th grade. Wally & Artemis are in 10th. Dick is in 9th.
Great job on Young Justice so far. I got a few questions:
1.What are the names of Red Tornado's "sibling" androids from episode 12?
2.Will Kid Flash and Artemis become friendlier to each other?
3.Will more characters join The Team later on in this season or next season?
1. Red Torpedo, Red Inferno and Red Volcano.
2. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
3. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Hello Again Mr Weisman! Thanks so much for the answers earlier, and now I have a couple more.
1 In Young Justice issue #6, Superboy says that he wants to take Superman "out", will this be touched on in the series?
2 I read in the YJ archives that Jor-El and Lara came to Earth with Superman, will we meet them or are they deceased?
Thanks for taking the time!
2. You read that where? I'm sure I never confirmed that.
Just wanted to say I love Young Justice. My daughter and I watch it religously, and when I can get her to the comic book store, she can never make it past the Young Justice comic without grabbing a copy.
The new episodes are fantastic. I love the pacing of the series. Please don't stop the occasional focus on characters like Red Arrow, or fantastic moments like the dessert scene with Bruce and Clark. Also, as someone who watched the original Super Friends way back in the day, I was absolutely cracking up at Marvin's "M" shirt when he crashed into Connor. Priceless.
My only question is: Since the big DC reboot, I haven't seen anything about Young Justice being in the New 52. Is the Young Justice comic going to continue, or are there any plans for any upcoming comics in the Young Justice continuity/Earth 16?
Thanks for all of your efforts on the show! As I watch each episode, it really shines through that this is "special", and that the creators really care about it.
The comic is indeed continuing. At the moment, it and the show are the only things in the Earth-16 continuity.
Did Artemis's father love her mother?
Depends on one's definition, but he'd shrug and say "Sure."
In reference to Gargoyles.
I know people have asked this question but its been a while and I didn't know if you had heard anything about whether they were going to release season 2 volume 2 or season 3 onto DVD yet. I have the first season and season 2 volume 1 but I would love to have them all.
But I've heard nothing definitive one way or the other recently.
Hey greg a couple months ago you answered a question asking about avatar the last air bender and I think you said you were near the end of book 1. So I was just wondering have you had the time to finish watching the series? And if you have finished what did you think of it?
ASKED AND ANSWERED.
Why did you choose to have two Green Lanterns? Why Hal and John? I was under the impression that Guy was the second Lantern. (If it's for plot, just say, "plot reasons")
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
in "homefront" (awesome episode btw), why did Artemis choose her arrow out of the different memorabilia instead of the helmet of Fate? it just seems rather short-sighted to me to hang the fate of the entire team on a single shot with an arrow instead of an all powerful magical artifact. funny though, now she's saved the team with that arrow twice.
ASKED AND ANSWERED.
Do gargoyles age at the same rate as humans?
Nope. Check the Gargoyle Biology archive at ASK GREG.
I really appreciate you answering fan questions, as there are really very few genius story writers who take the initiative connect with the fans. I have seen 'Terrors' and I want to know the ages of the terror twins and icicle jr. as I can't understand why he icicle jr. was taken to an adult prison when it already mentioned by batman that he was only 17 years old.And by the way awesome episode.
It's stated in the episode that Icicle Jr. (age 17) PETITIONED to be tried as an adult.
The Terror Twins are both 18.
Hey Mr Weisman. Young Justice is a great show- thanks for putting so much time and effort into it to make so enjoyable! Now, we know that Zatanna is coming due to the solicts. How old is she? Thanks and I'm looking forward to the episode!
Hi Greg, I've watched 'Homefront' twice now and it is absolutely my favourite episode of the series so far. Jon did a fabulous job writing it and all the voice acting and animations were brilliant.
First off, Artermis' character development was brilliant, I already liked her before as the 'badass girl' on the team but now we've seen that underneath all that she is just a teenage girl with her own fears. We also see that she really does care for her team-mates and her skill with her bow is AMAZING!! That shot she takes right at the end just left me going 'Wooooooaaaaaahhhhhhh'
Robin at the beginnning kept making me laugh with his cheekiness. That stunt with the camera was just too funny, as well as his little interrogation of Artemis when he meets her at the zeta-tube in Gotham (which hinted to me that he knows exactly who she is) And I loved how we see how good he is at what he does as well as how serious and mature he can be, it just proves that he is the most experienced and a badass ninja.
And smart Wally was a complete breath of fresh air! I love Wally, I really do (I love everybody) but sometimes his hyper and slightly obnoxious ways can get a little annoying since it can sometimes make him look like a complete idiot so it was great to see him speak techno-babble and show off his intelligence for once.
I just have one question, will the apparant lack of concern over Kaldur's wellbeing be adressed? It came up in Bereft when Megan flew off to save Superyboy instead of making sure a near-death Kaldur made it somewhere where he could be treated and again in Homefront when only he mentions the fact that he could also die from the fire-cage. I know that it Bereft Wally, Robin and Artemis were concerned about Kaldur but this episode made it seem as if he was getting a little overlooked.
Once again, great episode and I can't wait to see the rest!
I just can't agree with you about Kaldur. I don't see ANY indication that the others are/were unconcerned about his well-being - and that INCLUDES M'gann in "Bereft".
Hey Greg. I was re-watching Targets and couldn't help but notice the use of actual firearms (you know, that fire bullets) it's awesome, because I know there are a lot of restrictions dealing with stuff like that on a kid orientated channel like CN. Did you have to ask for permission to use guns like that, or was it just given to you?
Also, in the comics Red Torpedo was a girl and Red Inferno a guy, but in Homefront the genders are swapped. Was there any particular reason behind this?
Keep up the good work!
1. There are restrictions, but using real guns is no longer anathema at CN.
2. Actually, as mentioned in an earlier post, these two were developed for the Red Tornado mini-series I wrote and was not published. Beyond that, Red Torpedo (a.k.a. Jim Lockhart) was always a guy going back to the Golden Age of comics. I have no idea why, in the Tornado mini-series that DC eventually DID publish, the genders were switched. But we decided to stick with what was historically accurate.
Hello Mr. Weisman. Congratulations to you and the rest of the YJ crew on Home Front. I had a few questions I had hoped you'd be willing to answer.
1. In some versions, I know that Barbara Gordon has been presented as Jim Gordon's niece, whom he raised as his daughter. In other versions, she's his daughter biologically as well (In still others, she's Alfred's daughter, but it's best not to dwell there). Granted, she's Jim Gordon's daughter in every way that really counts in either version, but, for the record, could you clarify which is the case on Earth-16?
2. How would you characterize Dick and Barbara's interactions in general? Casual friendship? Surrogate siblings, to an extent?
3. Did Dick Grayson immediately debut as Robin, or did Batman make him undergo some sort of training program or evaluation before he'd take Dick with him?
4. I like Robin's gauntlet computer. Does Batman have something similar?
5. How old is Guardian?
6. How old is Alfred Pennyworth?
7. How old is Captain Atom (chronologically and biologically, if they're different)?
8. My apologies if this is asking too much, but can you confirm that the Earth-16 Captain Atom is not a sentient energy field in a containment suit? Bruce Timm and company seem unusually fond of presenting him as such, having done so in both JLU and the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies DTV. Don't get me wrong, I love every DC cartoon that's been produced (with the exception of Batman Beyond), but I've never understood why they did this. I mean, you've got a sentiest energy field that, since the word atom appears in his name, must, by Hollywood "logic," be just waiting to explode. What do we do? We send him into battle against people who are powerful enough to puncture that suit, and then act surprised when a city-sized area is suddenly in imminent danger. Sorry, I guess I've veered from my question somewhat (upon reflection, it's entirely possible that you didn't know about the whole sentient energy field thing).
Thank you for your time, Sir, and for everything else you do for the fans. Few writers make themselves available to the fandom as much as you do, and the vast majority of us greatly appreciate it, even if it sometimes probably feels like we're taking it for granted.
1. She's his daughter.
2. Best friends... with potential.
3. I guess you'd have to define "immediately", but the short answer is both.
4. He has access to the technology.
7. He's seventy chronologically. About twenty-eight biologically.
8. Yes, I can confirm that he is NOT "a sentient energy field in a containment suit."
The Red Torpedo and the Red Inferno characters, were they your creations from the canceled Red Tornado mini that you were slated to write for DC?
Calling them my "creations" is pushing it. As both were based on pre-existing characters (i.e. Red Torpedo/Jim Lockhart and Firebrand/Dannette Reilly plus the whole Red Whatevero connection that was handed me by Dan Didio in the first place), but, yes, these were the versions of the characters that would have appeared in my Red Tornado mini-series had it been published. I'm glad I got the chance to utilize them here.
On this week's installment of "Young Justice," Robin and Artemis return after an extended absence. And it is a welcome return. At first glance, the plot of this episode seems like your standard "powerless heroes triumph over the odds story, but we get a lot more than that.
This episode excelled at two things: character moments and suspense.
For the first time since she appeared, we really got to know who Artemis is. We got to see passed her cocky attitude and saw some very reasonable and very human fears. Without backup, and when things got too hot for a normal human being to handle, she fell apart. I've seen the character getting some grief for this online, but be honest, I think in the face of such things, most of us would crack at least a little. And as the end shows, courage isn't a lack of fear; courage is doing what you have to do despite that fear. And act, she does.
We also saw more of her background and received confirmation that Cheshire is, indeed, Artemis' sister. I've suspected as much since "Infiltrator." And, not that I thought for one second she was, but there is no way at this point that Artemis is the traitor.
Now, not being a DC reader, all I know about Red Tornado is that he exists and he is a robot. I have never heard of these other two robots, but as has happened in previous episodes, we have seen another Xanatos Gambit take place. Red Tornado was obviously the true target, as The Light tried to reprogram him through Mr. Twister way back in "Welcome to Happy Harbor."
The action sequences were intense, and I loved the use of flames and water as effective weapons. Especially the flame thrower. While I did not care for the robots as villains much, their powers were effective and intimidating.
I also enjoyed that, despite being held captive, Kid Flash and Superboy were far from helpless, and participated in the victory. Too often in plots like this, the powerless heroes would do all the work and single-handedly save the day. As such, this was a nice change of pace.
And really cool to see a cameo by Barbara Gordon. I wonder if she's already Batgirl. Hopefully time will tell.
There is no Batgirl.
Why did Paula get together with Artemis's father?
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Hi! I loved "Home Front" to pieces, definitely the best episode so far. I just had a few questions:
1. Was Red Tornado always the mole or did some weird programming thing happen when the spark touched his finger?
2. In the beginning of th series, Robin was shown using his holographic computer on his left wrist, but during this episode he switched between both his wrists. Is it a glitch, or is he cool enough to access the computer from both gloves?
3. LOVED LOVED LOVED the Artemis flashback. So gladshe got some character development, but we will be seeing development for the other, too, right?
Either way, I can't wait for next Friday! I'm so hooked on this show!
2. Either glove.
3. Which other?
If you have gotten this far, I give you virtual cookies and milk. You've been slogging through a lot. They're not as good as real cookies and milk, but I can't send those via Internet yet.
Hello. I love Young Justice. I was most impressed with "Home Front". As you can tell I'm quite an Artemis fan. Just have a few questions if that's okay.
1. After Red Tornado came in, I was a little confused. I mean, once his eye sockets turned red, was he like hypnotized (sorry for my misspelling) or did he just do that on purpose.
2. So after what happened in "Terrors" and later on in "Home Front" is it acknowledged that Miss M and Superboy are dating now?
3. What was with that awkwardness between Robin and Artemis in Gotham. Was he on to her when he was questioning her, or what?
Thanks for your time.
1. He did it on purpose.
2. Acknowledged by whom?
3. Yes, he was totally on to her. She just didn't know it.
I thought you were supposed to write the Captain Atom episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold originally, but when the episode ("Powerless!") aired in the UK in August, I saw that you were credited for contributing the story idea, but you didn't write the script. How did you go from writing it to Kevin Hopps and Todd Casey writing it, if you don't mind me asking?
By the way, "Powerless!" was good, but I think "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!" was better. It's one of my favourite episodes of that show, actually.
I'm a little bit busy on this show called Young Justice...
1) Is Mr. Freeze's origin in Young Justice the same as it was in Batman: The Animated Series?
2) If not, did Nora Fries still play a part in his Young Justice origin?
1. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
2. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Has this earth had contact with extraterrastrial lifeforms other than the Martians (J'onn and M'Gann), Starro, and of course Kal-El?
Yes, but not much.
Can you please send a massive THANK YOU to Jon - "Home Front" was definitely the best episode so far. And I love the fact that you guys are keeping the realism. I see so many movies or shows where in the midst of craziness and tragedy the characters act like not much is happening, but I think it was great when Artemis had her breakdown, because it just emphasises the fact that they are only teenagers but they have to deal with adult-like problems.
I've also really enjoyed issue 7 and 8 of the tie-in comics (you can probably guess which of the team is my favorite characters) - so awesome job on those too, but I'm curious (and not sure whether it counts as a spoiler or not), how old was Artemis when her sister left?
Also I'm not sure if this has been answered or not, but who came up with the idea of Robin playng with the english language? Because, whether it was you, Vietti or someone else on the team, they are a genius - I am forever whelmed.
Thanks for taking the time to read/answer!
You do realize that when you say you're "whelmed" it means you're NOT particularly impressed, right?
Anyway, the idea of using unwords like "whelmed" was more or less mine.
But I'll let Jon know you liked his script.
Okay. So in "Front End" we find out Dick's a freshman. That got me curious about the others. Am I to assume Artemis and Wally are sophomores and Megan and Conner juniors? Correct or agree?
Hi Greg!Just some quick questions.
1.a. In "Downtime" Aquaman is called King Orin by Kaldur. I was wondering if he has ever gone by Arthur Curry?
b.From what I understand there have been many different takes on Aquaman with diffe
rent backstories and the names belong to different ones. Can you reveal anything about Aquaman's past specifically his name and parentage(is his dad human?)or would it fall under "Spoiler. No Comment".?
2.a. In the promos Artemis has blue eyes. Then on the show she has brown/black eyes. I figured it was just a change made during development like Aquaman's long hair but during the recent tie-in issues(love them by the way) she has blue eyes again. Is this just a colorist error(like Barry having red hair in the Kid Flash flashback) or is it somehow a plot point?
b.I'm always curious about the behind the scenes process so what goes into making such changes? Is it just a simple "give him shorter hair/her different eyes" or is there approval processes to go through? How much of a bureaucracy is there when working on a show like "Young Justice"?
1a. Ever? Yes.
1b. SPOILER, etc.
2a. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
2b. There's always a process. There isn't too much bureaucracy, though there is a little.
Hey Greg, firstly great work on the show, I'm LOVING the show so far! My question is really trivial, it's just something that crossed my mind and I couldn't find it on the thread, so I apologize if it has been. Now that M'Gann's a cheerleader I can't help but notice the team is sometimes called the Bumblebees and at other times they're called the Happy Harbor Hornets. Which is the correct team name?
The FOOTBALL TEAM is the Hornets.
Their cheerleaders are the BUMBLEBEES.
So I watched Homefront yesterday, and WOW. That was good, nice work with Red Inferno and Torpedo, very cool. And I loved all the characterization with Artemis. I have a friend who's convinced she's the mole, but I am definitely going to argue with him next time we meet, there's no way she's the mole. Cameo by Barbara, very cool. And the super-cycle warning Megan and Connor Wally was coming; hilarious! Please pass on my kudos to the cast and crew.
Will do. Thanks!
1. How old is Icicle Sr.? He certainly doesn't look old enough to have fought Alan Scott.
2. Why was Riddler considered such a joke around Belle Reve?
1. He's 85, but because of the quantity of time he spent "on ice" he seems about "50".
Hey Greg, I just had a question...
I know that you can't actually use the Koreas on your show 'Young Justice' and Qurac is a shoutout to the comic books, and I don't know about Bialya, but that makes me wonder...did you stop there? Is it possible for you guys to reveal a full Earth-16 map? It would be fascinating to see what other geo-political changes you made.
We could use a Korea or two if we wanted to. We just like to mix it up between real world locales, and DC COMICS generated fictional locales. Seems more fun to us.
I don't have one single map that covers all of this. We figure it out as we need it.
Did Robin skip a grade or does he just have a late birthday?
ASKED AND ANSWERED. LIKE TWICE.
(C'mon, guys, before posting PLEASE look at the questions ahead of you in the queue. One of the main reasons we have such a backlog and why I keep having to SHUT DOWN the question function in order to catch up is because of the boatload of repeated questions.)
In the above link, you say that Aqualad dropped out of Sorcery school before he got to the advanced level, which is why his tattoos are always visible on his arms while Tula and Garth's aren't.
In "Downtime," Queen Mera implies that Aqualad, Tula and Garth used to be in the same learning level.
However, in issue #5, when Aqualad and Garth show up to fight Ocean Master, we can see Aqualad's dark tattoos (before they glow) on his arms, but Garth doesn't have any on his. Shouldn't either both or none have visible tattoos, if they were at the same level?
Please don't interpret my question as a dishonest attempt to corner you. I'm just truing to figure out the continuity.
Garth should probably have had tattoos in that shot, but we missed it.
Garth is also THE top student at the Conservatory - able to summon the power of the Tempest - so it's also at least possible that he was advanced for his age even back then.
Thank you for your informative reply on my Betty Brant post. Now, and this is a question I've been pondering for a while, how did you go about your approach to Aunt May?
I love Stan Lee's run on Spidey, but this is one of the few cases where I have to admit that I greatly preferred other writers' takes on the character. Stan's Aunt May was constantly in and out of the hospital... and constantly, dimwitted. I preferred Roger Stern, Tom DeFalco, J.M. DeMatteis, and J. Michael Straczynski's takes on the character.
I can forgive and understand her being overprotective. It's been mentioned later that she had lost a child, and Ben's death was just as traumatic for her as it was for Peter. But what always seemed unreasonable for me was how she thought Dr. Octopus was a good and nice man. She didn't realize that she was being held hostage, that he was a dangerous supervillain, or even that he had these giant metal arms attached to him. And then there was the story where she took him on as a border. I'm not even going to get into that weird story where she almost married him... but that wasn't Stan, that was Gerry Conway.
Your Aunt May, while being protective of Peter, wasn't overprotective to the point of absurdity. And one of my favorite Aunt May scenes was in "Group Therapy" where she stood up to the entire Sinister Six to prevent them from attacking Spidey. And Ock's almost gentlemanly approach insisting that she step aside was, I think, a nice nod to Ock liking her in the comics. I also loved that she never referred to Spidey as "that awful Spider-Man!"
So, what did you think was the core truth of Aunt May? How did you go about interpreting her in your show?
Our May Parker was a single parent due to a couple of horrible tragedies. That informed how she behaved both in her own life and toward Peter.
We leaned toward making her a little more savvy... but also somewhat unprepared. Uncle Ben did not leave her in a great financial position. (Because if he did, why would Peter constantly need money?) We kept a bit of her naivete, but tossed in some inner strength and acuity, especially when it came to Peter's love life. She could take action (or give solid advice) - not just relative to the Sinister SIx, but more relevantly when it came to some of the ladies in Peter's life: Betty Brant, Mary Jane Watson, Liz Allen and Gwen Stacy.
She wasn't a young woman - certainly older than the parents of most of Pete's friends - but we didn't want to make her ancient. And we figured one trip to the hospital was plenty, i.e. once she had one heart attack, she would begin to take better care of herself.
And since she was always a great cook, we figured she'd build on that when she needed money, which gave us the cookbook that she authored.
Her life did revolve around Peter but wasn't exclusively his. So she had her friend and her theater and her cooking and her work, etc. We just tried to make her a fully realized character.
And... I should give a TON of credit to DEBORAH STRANG (as directed by Jamie Thomason), for truly bringing May to life. Couldn't have done it without her.
first I wanna thank you for doing this for us fans.
Now my question: Why didn't Artemis put on the Helmet of Faith in "Homefront"? That would have made her stronger
That would have completely given up control of her body - with a risk that she'd never get it back.
Would you take that risk?
HEY again!I saw Home Front and I loved it.It was my favorite episode and i keep watching it. I was just wondering why Artemis closes her eyes or covers her eyes when theres a flash of light in front of her.This happened twice in the episode and i want to ask if this was shown for a reason to point out something that will be revealed in the future.Why are her eyes so sensitive?(if there is a reason)
Um... I'd have to look again, cuz I really don't remember to what you are referring.
But if you're asking why she closed her eyes when a BRIGHT LIGHT shone on them, I'm not sure why you're even asking the question. What else would one do?
Will Paul Dini be writing any episodes for Young Justice? He wrote some true gems for Batman: The Animated Series and the other DCAU shows.
Nope. Paul's great, but I think he's pretty busy on the new Spider-Man series.
And we've got a bunch of great writers on YJ already.
Hey Greg I was wondering:
1) I was rewatching "Welcome to Happy Harbor" and I noticed when Miss Martian was masquerading as Red Tornado when she was blasted by fire instead of shapeshifting she emitted electricity. How was that possible?
I'd have to look at it again. It's not fresh in my mind.
Regarding the latest YJ episode, did Dick skip a grade or have a birthday recently, since he was called a freshman?
No. He's 13 at the start of Ninth Grade. He'll turn 14 before the school year is out in June.
That's not even particularly uncommon.
Is there going to be a title list of episodes for young justice season 2?
Maybe eventually, but, jeepers, we haven't even gotten through Season One yet.
Oh My Gosh! Home Front was the best Young Justice episode so Far!!!! I <3 <3 <3 This show!!!!!! I can't wait for more episodes! When I think this show is getting good, it just gets even more amazing! This is my Favorite show and I would like to thank you and everyone else who works on Young Justice for 1. Making such an Awesome show and 2. Bringing out the inner fangirl in me! THANK YOU!!!!!!
You're very welcome!!!
Just saw Homefront. Like every other episode of YJ, it was great. I was glad to see a story focusing on Robin and Artemis. I've always had a preference for non-powered heros: Batman, Green Arrow, et cetera. Fighting crime always seemed less heroic when bullets bounced off you. I was also glad to see Barbara Gordon. For some reason, I never considered whether she was in the YJ universe, so it was a pleasant surprise to see that she was.
The final part of the episode was a real shocker or at least it would've been if I hadn't been spoiled on the internet about Red Tornado. Except, I remember the final episode of Spectacular Spiderman, so maybe things aren't as they see?
Hopefully, by now you know they are not.
Is Barbra, in young justice, dating Robin? Or are they just friends?
And is she still Batgirl in young justice?
They're not dating, but she's interested.
She's not Batgirl. And before you ask, SPOILER REQUEST, NO COMMENT, on whether or not she will be some day.
1.)What state and city is Mount. Justice in?
2.)What state is Gothom City in?
1. Happy Harbor, Rhode Island.
2. "Gothom"? Never heard of it. ;)
Any more Barbara Gordon?
Hi Greg, I'm so excited to be asking you some questions about Young Justice. :D
1) Without asking for spoilers, do /you/, yourself, hope that Wally and Artemis end up together?
2) How many seasons do you supposed YJ will have?
3) How many would you want the show to have?
That's all, thank you.
1. HOW WOULD THAT NOT WIND UP BEING A SPOILER?
2. AS MANY AS THEY LET US HAVE.
3. AS MANY AS THEY LET US HAVE. We're not going to run out of stories.
Ok, since my real question keeps being thrown out for some reason...
What is Owen's (and/or Puck's) favorite kind of music?
I don't know off the top of my head. Sorry.
In the Young Justice episode "Terrors," Brick mentioned that the biggest joke in Belle Reve "ain't the Joker." When everyone started laughing, I thought I heard Mark Hamill (the voice of Joker in Batman: The Animated Series) laughing with them. I have a few questions about that.
1. Was that Mark Hamill laughing?
2. Was the Joker in Belle Reve?
3. Is Mark Hamill involved in the series in any way?
4. Will the Joker appear in Young Justice at all?
3. Not so far.
I don't know if this would count as spoiler request (please tell me if it is), but had The Spectacular Spider-Man continued and had Pete looking at different colleges, what other colleges (aside from ESU) would he have looked at?
I don't know. He'd have wound up at ESU though.
An idea if there is a plan to release season 2 volume 2 or season 3 yet? i bought season 1 and season 2 volume 1 and I really want the other two.
We talking Gargoyles? No idea... though I've heard rumors...
Hey, I'm a big fan of Young Justice and Teen Titans. I didn't find this question in the archives and I would like to know. Is the robin in TT just the grown up version of the one in YJ? Or are those 2 worlds different? (yj:16 TT:?)
Two worlds are different.
Why does Superboy hate monkeys?
See Issue #2 of the comic book.
Hello, Mr. Weisman! I'd first like to say that I'm a big fan, and I'm thankful that you take the time to answer all of these questions despite how frustrating it must get at times.
Since I can't think of a non-spoilerific YJ question, here's a Spectacular Spider-man related one: In "Reactions," why did Green Goblin try to kill Otto? Did he know that he was creating another supervillain?
No, he thought he was getting rid of a witness and weak link.
Hi, again! First, thank you for answering my previous questions! I know you must be stressed, but, like others have said, it's awesome that you take time to answer questions like this. :)
And, now questions.
1. As a writer, how much say do you have in how the story is told? I mean, I know you write the script (duh), but it's the director who ultimately decides how it's told. So, do you both consult heavily on the matter?
2. Do you sit in on recording sessions? If so, why?
3. Um, I think this ties in with both the previous questions, but, do you have much say in how an actor performs their lines? Because, you must have written it with a certain tone, inflection, and emotion in mind, but the actor might interpret it differently.
4. How long does it normally take you to write an episode?
5. Do you find it easier or harder to write characters that have been created before you came along, as opposed to your own characters.
6. As far as character development goes, how deep do you go? Like, do you consider things that probably won't be presented in the project, or do you stick to things directly relative to the story?
I think that's it...not that I can't come back and ask some more. Thanks so much!!
1. Well, it depends if I'm a freelancer or a show-runner. If we're talking Young Justice, than Brandon and I have final say on everything. The directors work for us. Though of course, they are immensely talented people, and we value what they do. The writers likewise work for us, but we've worked really closely on the stories and scripts with them. And as we proceed forward into design and direction, it's all in service of those stories.
2. Yes, of course. All of them.
2a. Voice recording is (a) one of the most important parts of the process and (b) the most fun part of the process. I wouldn't miss them for both reasons. We need to make sure that what we record is what we intended and needed. And I enjoy it. This year, for various reasons, I've also recorded a lot of scratch track, i.e. I've been the temporary voice for various characters when the actors we needed were temporarily unavailable. Just to give the board artists something to work with, until we can get the correct actor in there.
3. Yes. Ultimately, Brandon and I have final say. But again, we trust and appreciate the great work done by our stellar cast and by voice director Jamie Thomason.
4. To write a script: eight days. To write an outline: four days. To write a beat sheet: one day. To break the story: two days. Add it all up. Throw in time for notes and editing at every step. And you're talking about six weeks, give or take.
5. A well-thought out character is easier to write, whether I created it or someone else did.
6. We have detailed backstories for all our leads and supporting characters. Sometimes even a one-liner character has backstory in our minds.
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