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1) Could you please tell me the blood type of every DC character that has appeared on the show and arrange the list by astrological sign and birth date excluding those characters who were born in a leap year?
2) What happens next?
Greg Weisman says:
"I haven't tracked this with the kind of specificity you're asking for."
[Response recorded on April 13, 2012.]
Greg Weisman says:
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
I was just wondering has Chad Lowe replaced Rob Lowe as the voice of Captain Marvel or will Rob Lowe return in the future to voice the character? Was there a reason for the switch in the first place?
Greg Weisman says:
"Rob was no longer available, and Chad - with Rob's blessing - kindly stepped in."
[Response recorded on April 24, 2012.]
I wonder if You know is Justice League Doom is going to have a Sequel
Greg Weisman says:
"I haven't even had the chance to see it."
[Response recorded May 1, 2012.]
I'm SOOO sorry if this has been answered, but I don't think it's been: when is Robin's birthday? I know you said that some of the teams' bdays are spoilers, but I was assuming that was because of Wally's bday in ep. 20
Greg Weisman says:
"Some of the birthdays of the Team are SPOILER REQUESTS. Others I just haven't needed to figure out yet."
[Response recorded on February 23, 2012.]
What happened to Zatanna's mother?
Greg Weisman says:
"SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT."
[Response recorded April 24, 2012.]
What did you think of the latest season of Dexter ? Did you enjoy it? [Spoiler]Unfortunately, I read an online review after the first episode aired where the reviewer suggested that the Dr. Geller wasn't alive so that ruined the big reveal later in the season.[/Spoiler] I wish I was able to watch the show not knowing what I had read. I might have enjoyed the season more if I had figured it out on my own.
I was happy that they were tackling Dexter's issue with religion and I thought that the character of Brother Sam was a good method to do it since the show kept me guessing whether he was a good or bad. I didn't enjoy the whole Doomsday killer due to being spoiled, but I did like that his name was Travis Marshall. (I like Gargoyle's Travis Marshall better.)
I read that a lot of people were bothered by the way that Debra/Dexter were handled this season. I didn't mind it, but I don't think it was needed. Will her "increased" feelings really be a factor proceeding the events of the finale? I look forward to finding out.
Good luck with rest of Season 1 and Season 2 of Young Justice. I'll be watching. Take care.
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I did kinda feel like the Debra thing came out of left field for me a bit. But I think they played it fairly well, and Erin and I mostly really enjoyed the Season.
In âTargetsâ the peace conferences or negotiations between North and South Rhelasia were being held in Taipei. However, few countries â"and no countries in Asia- have diplomatic relations with Taiwan (the Republic of China) due to pressure from mainland China (the Peopleâs Republic of China). And since Iâm pretty sure the Rhelasias would have to have diplomatic relations with the ROC in order to hold the talks there, I was wondering if this was accounted for while writing the episode. Were these politics considered?
Of course, this isnât really important to the episode and you can always just say that on Earth 16 the ROC has wide diplomatic recognition.
I also noticed that Taipei has been used for several scenes since "Targets," most recently in "Misplaced" when the team is broadcasting a message to the children of the world. Was Taipei used again to create a sense of resonance between episodes? Was it so you could reuse some material -such as a background- to keep the budget down? Or for a different reason entirely?
Matt - No. I'm not sure I follow your logic either. What the Rhelasians required was neutral turf. Taipei provided that. If we got the politics wrong, I'll take responsibility - but also run right over and say the politics of Earth-16 may be different from what you're used to.
As for its reuse, it's a combination of both your stated reasons, with perhaps a slight emphasis on budget.
Klarion, Brain, Luthor and Ra's have an episode to themselves. Apparantly Queen Bee's is coming soon. I bet Vandal Savage is saved for last. But what about Aquaman's main enemy; Ocean Master? Apart from hiring Black Manta, he hasn't had a major episode yet. I was wondering when he'll show up!
He's appeared in 108 in "Downtime" and he had a two-parter in our companion comic book, i.e. issues 14 and 15. Beyond that, it's a SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Hey Greg! Can I ask the age of:
2. Blue Devil?
As of the end of Season One:
Wildcat is 91.
Blue Devil is 25.
When were Mal Duncan and Zatanna born?
I dunno. Probably Happy Harbor and New York City, respectively, but I won't be held to that.
Wow! I can't believe I finally got in at the right time! I live in Australia, so I can never post a question...unless it is at a time like this...when our two times just happen to be perfect!
First off, I would just like to say; I love Young Justice. I know you must get that a lot, but I truly am obsessed! So obsessed, I have even managed to obsess several of my friends! To the point of obsession, that my parents worry, and that's saying something.
The long awaited episode 19 was remarkable! I loved the story line/plot, and everything was just great! As usual, of course! :)
I don't want to trigger spoilers of anything of the sort, and I've scoured the archive sin search of my questions...but, hopefully this question hasn't been asked.
1. When will Wally West get his cast off? I aplogize if this is a spoiler, but It was just a wonder.
2. In the comics, don't the Flashes all pretty much have super healing? If so...why doesn't Wally in the show? If he did, wouldn't his cast be off already?
3. I read the summary for Episode 20. And. WALLY WEST (my fave character) IS GONNA BE 16...which means...he'll be just that more awesome. Really, trying to get to the point, what will the date for his birthday be? The last episode finished sometime in November (though i forget when *face-palm*). Or is this one of these obviously, wait and see questions?
4. I read that the last episode of Season 1 (Auld Acquaintance) will have the date of December 31st! Is this true?
5. What style of art is the show drawn in? Or, how would you describe the style of art?
I seriously, have like a list of a hundred things I'd like to ask you...but, you're a busy man! So i'll let you move on! Maybe next time?
I understand If you can't answer the questions. I would hate for the show to be spoilt too! One of the pluses of living down under- it takes hours to find out info about the show- most of which Is from random sites and is never true! Its one huge, randomistic (? I am aware this isn't a word) adventure!
Thank you for even taking the time to read this.
p.s Maybe you are, or are not aware- but, THEY HAVE STARTED AIRING YOUNG JUSTICE IN AUSTRALIA! Which means...I can re-watch all the episodes for the ump-teenth (? typo) time!
I'm not sure what your timezone has to do with posting here, since when ASK GREG is open, it's open 24/7.
1. Well, Sophie, of course it WAS a spoiler. And by now, you probably know that it came off in episode 120, "Coldhearted". I don't mean to single you out, but this is a perfect example of a question that didn't need asking, as the episodes themselves answered it LONG before it reached me in the massive queue. In fact, nearly ALL your questions fall into that category.
2. As stated many times before, just because it's true in the - since rebooted - mainstream DC Universe, you cannot assume it's true on the series. Base your assumptions on what you see ON THE SERIES. Not on past interpretations.
3. Yeah, it is. A little patience - given our timestamps - would have OBVIOUSLY provided this info. (November 11.)
4. Ditto. (Are we sensing a theme here.)
5. Phil's style.
Dear sir, I love the interactions between the characters and the friendship that the team displays. I especially love Dick and Wally's chemistry, they were my favourite characters in the old comics, and their friendship has transcended many decades, reboots and adaptions. Dick and Wally haven't been seen together much in animated adaptions so it's great to see them as best buds again in YJ.
What I'd like to know, is if maybe an episode or tie-in comic issue will tell the story in detail of Wally, Dick, Kaldur and Roy's meeting eachother, and how they became friends?
Thanks for your time, and for considering my questions.
Given enough episodes and issues, I'll cover everything.
Dear Mr Weisman, first I'd like to congratulate you on creating such a fine piece of DC universe history. Young Justice is the finest cartoon I've seen in years, and the best DC Comics adaptation I've ever seen. I'd also like to thank you on having something like this Ask section. Few creators are patient enough and willing to deal with things like fan questions, especially when not all askers are pleasant people.
I'd like to ask a few questions. I hope the subject doesn't bother you.
1. Do Michael Jon Carter and Ted Kord exist in this universe?
2. If so, are we going to see them, even briefly as a cameo in the same way we saw Plastic Man and Guy Gardener?
3. If they exist, is Ted Kord still alive?
Thank you for taking the time to read my queries, sir.
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What's was the budget for the first season of young justice
Ps big fan of just about all our work
That's proprietary information.
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This Saturday, May 5th, 2012 is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. (It's also the premiere of YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION's second episode, "Earthlings", on Cartoon Network.) Victor Cook and I will be signing copies of issue #1 of MECHA-NATION (and whatever else gets stuck in front of us) at MELTDOWN COMICS from 12 noon to 2 pm.
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90046
So if you're in the neighborhood of Los Angeles, come on down. Check out the Mecha-Nation. We've completely finished the final issues of the mini-series, which will see print in time for ComicCon this summer in San Diego. (Mecha-Nation was created by Vic, developed by Vic, Greg Guler and myself, written by me, illustrated by Antonio Campo and published by Ape/Kizoic.) We're very excited to finally get this great project out to everyone. So stop by and take a peek. You can harass me about the time-skip (but please keep the language clean). Or you can just say hi. Plus, hey, Vic Cook!! The SpecSpidey partners together again!
Hope to see you there!
Hey greg what's up I would love to ask you a questions regarding your story telling techniques
You have said in the past that you could go be telling stories forever if you wanted and in fact sometimes not even the tv show is enough for them hence the comics.
But have you ever considered in giving your characters and stories a Grand finale?.
I think something that has made me a bit sad is that in your past shows you have been cut short due to executive decitions out of your control and we have been unable to get anything resembling an ending that actually gives closure (w.i.t.c.h,Spectacular spiderman, gargoyles etc)
However it is always nice when a tv show character directly says goodbye to te audience(like batman the brave and the bold) or when every major plot point is solved at the end.
A big trait of western media in it's majority like tv shows and specially comics is that the characters "are frozen in time".
Spiderman for instance will always be a young man that fights crime and the story won't go beyond that,same for superman and batman. When the story gets after a certain point we as fans tend to get reboots reapeaing the smae story.
I would like to ask you if given the chance will you give us a finale to your works like gargoyles.
Will we ever see the closure of them?
Do you believe in "grand finales"?
Or do you want simply to never give them a real ending o your shows and simply give the idea that the story will be around forever?
Yeah, I'm not so much into Grand Finales. Probably why I'm more of a television or comic book guy than a movie or graphic novel guy. I believe (whole-heartedly) in the on-going story. That's what LIFE feels like to me.
Gargoyles is a perfect example. Characters come; characters go and some even die, but the world goes on. I even know (but don't ask) how Goliath dies, but I don't see it as the end of that world. It's only A FINALE, because there is no THE FINALE.
I suppose if one was writing a story with a single lead, a la Spider-Man, and either (a) one killed him off or (b) one really ran out of stories to tell, then I could see staging that big Grand F before you waved goodbye forever. But that assumes there isn't a new Spider-Man waiting in the wings and/or that a guy like me would actually run out of stories. And that hasn't happened to me, at least not yet.
Is the recent "Justice League: Doom" movie set in the same universe as "Young Justice"?
Nope. I haven't even had the chance to see it.
Mr. Weisman, you've explained your rationale about Zatanna, but why is Barbara Gordon so young? In the original comics, she was in her twenties while Dick was a teenager. She was old enough to work as a librarian, a job which usually requires a college degree, and she was living independently. If nothing else, the fact that she was eventually elected to Congress demonstrates that she was at least twenty-five, since that's the Constitutional requirement for members of the House of Representatives. Is there a reason why she's so young in Earth-16?
In the ORIGINAL COMICS, Dick was Robin for decades before Barbara Gordon came on the scene. DECADES. Putting her ahead of him, age-wise, never made much sense to me. They feel like contemporaries. (Even the original Bat-Girl, Betty Kane, was Robin's contemporary.) Brandon and the folks at DC agreed, so that's what we did. The age disparity is preserved a bit in her relationship to Tim in YJ:I. And that feels more natural to me.
As for her being a congresswoman when she gets older - nothing precludes that. If we ever get that far. (Maybe we'll do a time skip.) :)
Hi Greg, thanks for taking your time to answers questions about your shows, im sure I speak for everyone when I say it's great to have that communication w someone who is in charge of something I love so much. I just have a couple quick questions for you, which hopefully havent been answered yet. I've seen you sort of touch them a bit but not a specific answer yet.
You say that you Chose Dick and Wally to join the Young Justice team because they were the first incarnations to don their respective titles. My question is, being that that's the case, what made you choose Kaldur to helm the title of Aqualad rather than Garth, who was the original in the comics? Was it based soley on a desire for diversity on the team, or was it because you wanted to elaborate on your orignal ideas for the character of Kaldur?
If it was a desire for diversity, I've noticed you used the Brain and Monsieur Mallah as villains in the show (who were gay in the comics). My question is would you consider putting a gay character on the TEAM roster? Maybe Bunker from the current teen titans lineup, or even creating a new one much like you did with Kaldur (whom I love).
hopefully I didn't come off arrogant, I just had to ask those, and tell you how much I love the show and hope it continues to thrive. keep up the good work!!
1. It was a combination of factors, including diversity. We also had an opportunity to create an origin cleanly with Kaldur, and really point up the alternate universeness of Earth-16, by showing the "path not taken" by Garth in it. We also had freedom, since Garth was (at the time, at least) deceased in the DCU. Compare that to Robin, for example. Tim's origin makes no sense if Dick didn't come first. NO SENSE.
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You've said before that you like to partake in mental casting for characters that you never got to animate in Gargoyles. Did you do this as well for Spectacular Spider-Man's unmade third season, and if so, any chance you could tell me what voice actors you had in mind for the new characters?
Well, Marina Sirtis for Emily Osborn. I can't think of any others off the top of my head. And mostly, I don't do that 'mental casting' until after I've written (or edited) a script, so that I have a character's 'voice' in my head. Since we never wrote any scripts, I probably didn't pre-cast much.
Hello Mr. Weisman,
It's me once again. I've got a new set of questions that came up on my mind today.
1. After the Justice League was formed in 2003, what circumstances led the other nine members to join during the following seven years? I know you might not like to get into big details (or perhaps, there are details that you might have already given), but Iâm interested to know because the circumstances were probably different for each member. Also, why were these particular heroes made official Justice League members and not anyone else? Hopefully, there should be an in-universe explanation for this.
2. You have mentioned that both Vandal Savage and Raâs al Ghul were both heroes at one point in their lives, although I donât what they did to be recognized as such. If that were true, then what exactly happened to make them walk away from that and become the villains that we, the fans, know in the present?
3. According to a response to someoneâs posting, Hawkman and Hawkwomanâs names are Katar Hol and Shayera Thal respectively. Now assuming they reincarnate every time they die on Earth-16, shouldnât their names be Carter Hall and Shiera Sanders Hall respectively in the present day or is there an in-universe explanation for the name change? Honestly, I think I might be getting myself confused hereâ¦
4. Iâve come to understand that the theme of Season One of Young Justice is about secrets and lies. Iâve also read the preview summaries of all the episodes that appear on the month of March. Based on everything Iâve read, am I correct to assume that The Team must overcome ALL secrets and lies they are keeping from each other in order to become stronger (both individually and as a team) and face whatever comes their way in the Season One Finale and in Season Two? You probably might not answer this question, but in my opinion, that is what I believe. What do you think about it?
5. Not including the legal reasons (or whatever reason you may have), is there an Earth-16 in-universe explanation as to why certain DC characters/teams will not/have not appeared on the show/comic? For example, is the in-universe reason a team such as Justice League International has not been established on Earth-16 because the original Justice League is a recent superhero team (lasting for seven years and still going), and therefore the United Nations would have no need for the establishment of the JLI because the circumstances normally involved in its establishment have not yet occurred?
Thanks for taking the time to read my questions. As always,keep up the good work, man!
1. Of course, there's an in-universe explanation. But these are stories your asking for. And this isn't the forum where I'm going to tell stories.
2. They don't consider themselves villains now.
3. I think you are.
4. I think I'll leave it to your interpretation.
5. It is what it is. Don't look to the traditional DC Universe - since rebooted - and make assumptions.
Were the Wonder Twins in the list of teenage heroes you considered for the show?
Yes. Pretty much every teen hero you can think of was.
Three questions representative of the split and merging of worlds in "Misplaced":
Where was Wolf? Was he on the world of adults, the world of kids, both, or neither?
When the worlds merged again, what happened to the airplane? Did it end up crashed in the ocean because it lost its pilot mid-flight, or is it still safely parked at the airport because it never took off?
If Zatarra had donned the Helm of Fate while the worlds were still split (and while Zatanna was wearing the helm in the world without grown-ups), would Nabu have ended up possessing both of them? And what would have happened when the worlds merged again?
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Hi,just wanted to ask you a few questions about Wonder Woman.
1)When did she leave Themyscira?
2)When did she become Wonder Woman and start fighting crime?
3)Does she have a homebase city, and if she does, what city is it?
1. Which time?
2. 1941, originally.
3. If you're talking about in the United States, Washington, D.C.
How long has Captain Marvel been a hero in the YJ universe?
As of the end of "Auld Acquaintance" - three years.