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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...