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Gilford writes...

Hi Greg,

I am just writing to say the gargoyles was and still is one of my favourite childhood shows. The twists with fox being part magic and owen was puck the whole time?!! I was utterly surprised!! Now i get how Xanatos knows some things that are unnatural.

Another thing, in the episode upgrade, i noticed that fox and Xanatos were playing a game of chess with the pack and the gargoyles as pieces whilst the pack and the gargoyles were fighting each other at the same time. That cannot be a coincidence. i believe they were playing their lives as if it was a game to them and chess seems to be a perfect way to illustrate the point.


Greg responds...

Thanks. (And I don't think we were being subtle about it. We never wanted the audience to think it was a coincidence.)

Response recorded on March 07, 2013

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Anonymous writes...

1- Why didn't Sphere attack Aqualad when he infiltrated Mount Justice?
2 - How old is Ripley, the female guard with glasses from "Terrors"?
3 - How old is Banks, the guard from "Terrors"?
4 - How old is Riker, the guard from "Terrors"?
5 - How old is Cooper, the guard from "Terrors"?

Greg responds...

1. She didn't recognize him as hostile.

2. No clue.

3. No clue.

4. No clue.

5. Your guess is as good as mine.

Response recorded on March 05, 2013

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Amanda writes...

Queen Bee claimed that after the team steals the cycle, that more tech would appear that would put it, and possibly Superboy, to shame.
Has this tech been shown yet?

Greg responds...

Some of it.

Response recorded on February 28, 2013

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YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: Episode #215: "War": Credits:

YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: Episode #215: "War": Credits:
Posting the credits for the latest episode here at ASK GREG to compensate for how minute they are and how quickly they zip by on the air. Please note, that I'm just cutting, pasting and reformatting the final credits from a document. It's possible that as the episode was posted, changes, mistakes, additions, etc. were made for the version that aired...


Written By
Jon Weisman

Directed By
Mel Zwyer

Brandon Vietti
Greg Weisman

Line Producer
David Wilcox

Young Justice Theme and Music By
Kristopher Carter
Michael McCuistion
Lolita Ritmanis

Casting & Voice Direction
Jamie Thomason

Starring The Voices Of

Keith David as Mongul
Miguel Ferrer as Vandal Savage, Tribune
Crispin Freeman as Arsenal, Galet Dasim
Phil LaMarr as Green Beetle, Ambassador, Aquaman
Eric Lopez as Blue Beetle
Jesse McCartney as Nightwing
Masasa Moyo as Bumblebee, Cat Grant, Scientist
Nolan North as Superboy, Superman
Kevin Michael Richardson as Guardian, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter
Alyson Stoner as Batgirl
Michael T. Weiss as Captain Atom

Based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment

Superman created by
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

Aquaman Created By
Paul Norris

Martian Manhunter created by
Joseph Samachson and Joe Certa

Nightwing Created By
Marv Wolfman and George Perez

Mongul Created By
Len Wein and Jim Starlin

Cat Grant Created By
Marv Wolfman and Jerry Ordway

Production Manager
John Diaz

Assistant Production Manager
Mark Wilson

Animation Coordinator
JJ Conway

Lead Character Design
Phil Bourassa

Character Design
Dusty Abell
Jerome K. Moore

BG Key Design
Enzo Baldi
Fedja Jovanovic

Prop Design
Alexander Kubalsky
Eugene Mattos

Charles Drost III
Jason Narvaez
Seung-Hyun Oh
Chris Palmer
Greg Rankin
Olga Ulanova

Storyboard Clean-up
Jen Bennett
Naz Ghodrati-Azadi

Animation Timing Director
James Tim Walker

Richard Collado
Jeff Hall
Michel Lyman

Animation Checking
Justin Schultz

Color Stylist
James Peters

Ink & Paint
Matthew Bordenave

Background Paint
David McBride
Craig Robertson

Effects Animation
Matthew Girardi

Jhoanne Reyes

Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor
Mark A. Keatts

Sound Reading
Fred Salinas
Wilson Martinez

Dialogue/ADR Editors
Patrick Foley
Mike Garcia

Post Production Manager
Scott Shinick

Dialogue Recording Studio
Studiopolis, Inc.

Recording Machine Operators
Jeff O. Collins
Sarah Baluch

Post Production Sound Services
Audio Circus, Inc.

Online Editor
Steven White

Animation Services
Lotto Animation, Inc.

Supervising Animation Director
Heechul Kang

Background Directors
Yunhee Kim
EunHee No
Eunjung Choi

Animation Directors
Junsik Cho
Sinkwon Kim
Seokwoo Kim
Jeha Yu

Production Staff
Hyoungmin Doh
Miok Kwon
Eonho Lee
Jinhwa Heo (Jun-E)

Layout Artists
Myoungin Kang
Changnam Kim
Minsu Kim

Final Checker
Hosoon Shin

Color Stylist
Mihyun Ji

Model Checker
Junghee Kim
Mikyoung Kim

Sangbong Oh
Banseok Choi
Yuri Choi
Sunghun Lee
Daehee Rim

Key Animation
Woosik Choi
Dongwook Kim
Kaekwon Kim
Seokjin Jang
Mansoo Jung
Jihyeon Nam

Seokki Um
Misook Choi

Production Administrator
Nicole Martin

Production Accounting
Luisa Guzman
Debbie Lindquist
Maral Simonian
Athena Wingate

Production Support
Erica Sevilla-Guerra
Audrey Kim
Tamara Miles
Kira Tirimacco
Renee Toporzysek
Janet Yi

Executive In Charge Of Music
Niki Sherrod

Business And Legal Affairs
John Michael Beach
Lori Blackstone
Sharmalee Lall
Bonnie Negrete
Joulene St. Catherine

Casting Administrator
Liz Carroll

Production Supervision
Bobbie Page

Production Management
Ed Adams

Executive in Charge of Production
Jay Bastian

Executives In Charge Of Production For Cartoon Network
Tramm Wigzell
Brian E. S. Jones

Executive Producer
Sam Register

This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States of America and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication, copying, distribution, exhibition or use may result in civil and/or criminal prosecution.

© 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Country of first publication United States Of America

YOUNG JUSTICE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Warner Bros Animation Inc. is the author of this film/motion picture for the purposes of Article 15 (2) of the Berne Convention and all national laws giving effect thereto.

There are, as always, a bunch of people who ALSO helped out but don't receive credits on screen for various (legal and precedent) reasons.
A handful (in no particular order) include...
Curtis Koller - Talent Coordinator
Eric Lewis, CAS - Dialogue Sound Mixer
Ryan Johnston - Assistant Engineer
Otis Van Osten - Sound Supervisor
Ron Salaises - Sound Effects editor
Carlos Sanches - Re-Recording Mixer
Stacy Michaels - Foley Mixer
Alex Ulrich - Foley Walker
John Wells - Research
Aris Katsaris - Atlantean Translator
Winson Seto - Publicity
I know I'm probably forgetting some folks, and I REALLY apologize! If you send me a reminder, I'll pimp you in another post!

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Happy east coast new year everyone! Have a great 2013!

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Di writes...

In issue #22 of the YJ comic, Nightwing and Batgirl use a pretty awesome device to communicate through hologram. Is this tech used solely by the Batfamily? Or do several members of the team and league have it?

Greg responds...

Nightwing is still using a version of the mobile holocomputer he's been using since he was Robin. The current Robin and Batgirl both use something similar. This is Batcave tech that I'm sure Batman would share with other Leaguers if they asked. So far no one has.

Response recorded on December 31, 2012

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Nelson writes...

Does it bother you if anyone decides to nickname Wade Eiling "America's Osama Bin Laden"?

Greg responds...

I guess I would. But it makes no sense whatsoever. So...

Response recorded on December 30, 2012

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Young Hero XD writes...

In five years there was no heroin good enough to get into the Justice League?
I know that there are five women in the league, but also twenty-five men, which makes a number unfavorable for women...
Unlike the team that has a nice number on the issue of men and women, for example, at the end of the first season, the team had eight active members four men and four women, and at the beginning of the season the team had ten active members, four women and six men, a number that remains favorable for women.
It seems with the entry of Zatanna and Rocket have entered the league, there was no heroin in five years time to get into the league!
I would like the heroines in Young Justice had another look at them now, grateful!

Greg responds...

We are, at least to some extent, limited by the source material that we are adapting. We try to create as much balance as possible - especially with the Team, as opposed to the League.

Response recorded on December 30, 2012

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hallofjustice writes...

In the YJ comic Players, Chapter Four: Do Not Pass Go, Barbara Gordon said "Please. I always beat him." Was that really meant to be an indirect Kim Possible reference?

Greg responds...

Not that I intended.

Response recorded on December 30, 2012

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CGYJ writes...

Hello Mr. Greg Weisman,

I have a quick question about Earth-16's Beast Boy. From what I've read, I've understood that Beast Boy needs to see and be in some form of contact with an animal before he can transform into it at any time he wants. Unfortunately, I've also understood that he cannot seem to use this ability to transform into any dinosaurs, and I'm assuming that he can't use it to transform other extinct prehistoric creatures as well. Is there an in-universe explanation as to why such limitations were placed upon the abilities of Earth-16's Beast Boy? Could the limitations in animal transformations have anything to do with animal DNA (perhaps a complete DNA sequence is required for Beast Boy's transformation?) or is it something else entirely?

Thanks for taking the time to reading this posting,

Greg responds...

He needs to grok the animal, which he can't do from a distance - especially from a distance of millenia.

Response recorded on December 30, 2012

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Mirami writes...

Thought I'd share my thoughts on issue #23!

Team Year Zero:
Artemis and Barbara seem like they're getting along swimmingly. Hopefully, there's a great friendship about to form from that! Also, Alfred with the pizzas got a good chuckle from me. And it was really nice seeing Bruce wanting to stick around for Dick's birthday; just about warmed my heart.

The scene in Dhabar was also great. That one panel where M'gann explains to Clark how she caught onto him was subtly tragic: we learn that Conner doesn't keep mirrors or looks at his own face often, M'gann has memorized and learned every single one of his details and she hates lying to him even though she is.
1. Was thatDeadshot targetting Rumaan?

Team Year Five:
What a creepy place Batman and Robin are in. I've seen people speculate about it being Harvey Dent's home. I wouldn't really know, but I'm sure (or at least, I'm hoping) we'll know either by the end of this arc or find out about it in the show.

These last five years seem like they have been very unkind to Match. And I'm guessing these next few minutes/hours won't be kind to Barbara either.

I love the fighting dynamics between our abducted heroes. They have great synergy together, which of course means we're going to be gettinbg more awesomeness from them in the next issue. I see in the queue that someone has already asked why Icon was removed from the cover for this and a previous issue of YJ:I. To be honest, he was the one I was looking forward to the most, but I digress. I just hope nothing from the story was lost with his removal.

The bioship with La'gaan and M'gann was exactly what I had been waiting for! Even though I was pretty devastated with Superboy and Miss Martian's break up at first, I still felt that pairing her up with someone like La'gaan was an interesting idea and I was really curious about what would happene next with them.
However, aside from the cute crab cakes moment and M'gann trying to save him (I believe both are scenes from "Depths"), there wasn't much else about them so far that called for my attention. Add to that how my impression of La'gaan at first went a little bit south during the second half of "Happy New Year" and the fact that M'gann is still very hung up on Conner, I wasn't very sure how to feel about it anymore.
But this scene was just what I had been needing. It was sweet, it was touching and it explained the connection between them. I also feel really bad for La'gaan. I suspected he'd be a social outcast. It sucks and it's unfair, do I know. And as I suspected, M'gann understands perfectly. This is one of the reason why I had been so excited over the prospect of them being together. Hope we see more of this in the show.

Beast Boy's concern for Noor... Considering Bibbo and Noor were amongst the people Robin, Lagoon Boy and Blue Beetle rescued in the Invasion premiere that takes place a month later, I suspect he was right to worry.

And last but not least, the Collector of Worlds has given Martian Manhunter, The Flash and The Atom a real beating and now they're falling off to their doom. So not crash.

All in all, a superb and thrilling chapter! Can't wait for more!

Greg responds...

1. Yes.

2. Icon was originally one of the abducted along with the two Captains, the two Supers and Wonder Woman. I was forced to rewrite him out of issues 21-25, and I do think it loses something in terms of chemistry and interaction. Same with Rocket, who was with Zatanna throughout. But NOTHING was lost from a plot standpoint. The story didn't change.

Oh, and again, just to be VERY clear: this stuff only effects the comic, not the television series. All the episodes are already animated and approved. CN's decision on when and where to air the series has nothing to do with DC's decision about the comic.

Response recorded on December 30, 2012

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Kevin writes...

Why did you decide that Aquaman should only have telepathy with marine mammals instead of all sea life like he does in the comics?

Greg responds...

It's what makes sense to me.

Response recorded on December 30, 2012

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Daniel C W writes...

Dear Mr. Wiseman,

I know that these kind of shows are a big team effort, so just thanking the head-writer or the credited writer is not enough. So if you ever talk to your colleagues about how the audiences react to Young Justice, please tell them, that there is at least one viewer, where you exactly hit the right spot, and pushed his emotional buttons. As I said, there is at least one, but probably thousands, or millions, but I can only speak for myself. Especially the episode "Coldhearted" got me up and down a few times, so thanks to everyone involved for that.
Looking forward for more of that ...

And a thank you to you for interacting with us - even if it is just for you ego :)

I also got some questions.
Actually, think of them as cues, please. Feel free to write as much as you want about the topics I raise in those questions, please.

1) What exactly do we see during the endcredits, and what else can you tell us about them?

2) I see that you, and many other writers and producers, usually do not know much about the success of your show as seen from the business side of things, for example the ratings, or if your show has been sold internationally.
Do you not care about it, or is it acutally difficult for you to get this kind of information?
Or do you even try to avoid it, to not risk any (bad) influence?

3) From another reader's question I know that you were responsible for some English dubs. Does that experience affect your writing? Do you sometimes wonder how something you just wrote could be difficult to handle for those who translate your work into other languages (or cultures)?

I would have asked that question anyway, as I try to ask every author I can reach about it. But now that I know, that you know both sides of the problem, I am more inclined than ever, to hear your thoughts about it.

Thanks in advance :-D

Greg responds...

1. Not sure what you mean: they're end credits; what you see is what you get.

2. I care very much, but the bosses aren't always forthcoming.

3. Words always matter to me. But though languages fascinate me, I'm decidedly monolingual. (Though not proud of that fact.) So the short answer is no. I focus on making it work in English and otherwise cross my fingers and hope for the best.

Response recorded on December 30, 2012

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EXALT writes...

According to a recent question, Zatara started fighting crime twelve years before Team Year 0, the same year as Superman. Was that a reference to the the fact that the first appearance, for both of them, was in Action Comics 1?

Greg responds...

In essence.

Response recorded on December 30, 2012

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EXALT writes...

The premise of my questions may be flawed: if it is, I'm sorry.
In Agendas, Green Arrow says "If we're considering Blue Devil (for League membership)", as to imply that he doesn't think that the guy would be good for the job.

1)Is this true?
2)If it is true, what's the reason for GA's attitude towards Blue Devil?

Greg responds...

1. Not necessarily.

2. All he's saying is - at that time - Blue Devil had very little experience. Considerably less than Red Arrow.

Response recorded on December 30, 2012

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Paul writes...

Has Beast Boy seen Miss Martian's true form?

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Response recorded on December 30, 2012

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Mika writes...

1. What happened to Garfield's dad?
2. You mentioned in an earlier reply that Gar took his mother's maiden name. Would his dad's name still be Mark Logan?

Greg responds...


2. That would be some coincidence, huh?

Response recorded on December 28, 2012

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Ryoki writes...

What city does Wonder Girl live in?

Greg responds...

Washington D.C.

Response recorded on December 28, 2012

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Marvelman writes...

I have one other question and it's a fun one.

Do you see any of the team or Justice League as being "serious" readers? If so, which writers do they like?
By "serious" I mean someone who will crack the classics like Melville, Milton, or Homer, or someone who likes serious fiction like... Toni Morrison or Gabriel Marquez.


If people can ask about Catherine Cobert's age then I can certainly ask about this!

Greg responds...

Yes, you can. But the difference is that the age questions are objective. I've either done the math or I haven't. What you're asking for is incredibly subjective. I take the question seriously enough that I don't want to just toss out an answer without putting real thought into it. And so it would potentially take hours to answer it for the dozens of characters we have on the series. And I'm just not prepared to do that right now.

But the short answer is yes.

Response recorded on December 28, 2012

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Marvelman writes...

Hi Greg,

I'd like to offer an observation. Every one of the original team has played some role in the traumatic events of Darkest and Before the Dawn - even Wally and Connor who permitted these events to occur by staying silent. I don't see what Wally could have done, but Connor could have spoken up about M'Gann's activities, but he didn't.

I have not seen many viewers respond to Beast Boy, Impulse, and Blue Beetle being drugged, assaulted, kidnapped, and tortured. If I was Gar, Bart, or Jaime, I'd be hurt, humiliated, and beyond furious with Nightwing and the senior class. It's one thing to expect Justice Leaguers to roll with the punches, but Beast Boy is barely a teenager.

I understand that because of the genre you feel the need to keep things moving. Unfortunately, that means certain things get glossed over. (For example, I would have loved to have watched Wally and Artemis's first date.) Personally, I'm willing to give Artemis and Kaldur a pass because they have suffered so much. But, I hope that when the smoke clears, the team will hold Nightwing accountable for his actions

Greg responds...

You're assuming that when the smoke clears, that anyone's still alive to hold Nightwing accountable. Or that Nightwing's still alive to be held.

Response recorded on December 28, 2012

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GhostDog401 writes...

How old was Jason Todd in the hologram/picture that was shown in Depths?
Why did you decided to include Jason in Young Justice instead of skipping over him like in Batman the animated series?

Greg responds...

1. Not sure about the exact date on the hologram.

2. We're not basing our decisions on OTHER adaptations.

Response recorded on December 28, 2012

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the greenman writes...

1) Reading the Stargate bible, have ever considered a Star Trek animated series? I know Paramount is very strict on that property.

2) Will you ever do another series of your own creation?

Thank you very much. Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Greg responds...

1. I'd love to do one, but no one's asked me. (Keep in mind, I was asked to develop Stargate. I don't just go out and independently develop series based on properties that somebody else owns.)

2. Again, I'd love to, but no one's bought anything original that I've pitched in a VERY long time.

Response recorded on December 28, 2012

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Dani writes...

1. How old is Brucely?
2. I think he was confirmed to be Artemis' dog - did she pick him out or was he a gift from Wally?
3. Has Brucely met other members of the Team?

Greg responds...

1. I think you'd need to ask Stephanie.


3. I'm sure he has.

Response recorded on December 28, 2012

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he greenman writes...

Looking more and more forward to the tail end of this season based on the new trailer. Love Cap'n Marvel! LOVE STATIC! (If that's who he is of course) wink wink

1) About the storytelling of the series. I don't know if this was mentioned before, but I enjoy eps that are based on source material. Be it homage or adaptation similar to the Secrets and Disordered eps, I've looked at season two. My first discovery was the subtitle of the season possibly being influenced by a dc comics crossover event (that I believe you were involved with) called Invasion. There's also an ep about the Flash family introducing Impulse, a homage to another dc crossover event called Bloodlines, which did introduce new heroes and dealt with an alien invasion. So, were these intentional? Are there any other homages other than I guess Rimbor?

2) I noticed that Vandal Savage seems to be dressed in a uniform that looks similar to a Civil War Confederate uniform, is this your or Brandon's or Phil's idea?

3) In the episode Revelation, it seemed Joker knew at the very least something of the Light's plans leading to the events of Season two. Were these villains brainwashed through the Starro chips as well? Also, why were the heroes unable to find out anything from the captured villains?

Greg responds...

1. Some are intentional. Some are just sitting in the background radiation of our brains. Some may be coincidences. But the whole thing is an adaptation, so it's hard to separate what's what - and when you ask if there are others, the answer is, of course, yes.

2. The clothing choices were mostly Phil, I'd think. He may have discussed it with Brandon.

3. I think the premise of your question assumes facts not in evidence.

3a. No. Starro-Tech hadn't even been created yet, and in any case, why would they need it?

3b. Why WOULD they be able to find out much of anything?

Response recorded on December 28, 2012

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Anonymous writes...

I have questions about Performance. I really, really liked this episode-- it seems like every Robin adaption has to do a circus episode, but I liked that YJ's version wasn't a rehash of his origin. It's detailed in the comics and hinted at here, and I think that worked out really well.

1. From the context (i.e., "You guys are not on a mission" vs. "Batman's sending us..."), I'm guessing Robin lied to Artemis, Conner, M'gann, and Roy about having League sanction to pursue who was framing Mr. Haly. Is that true?

2. If it is true, did the others ever find out? Were there any repercussions for Dick?

Also, on a tangent: I really love the friendship between Wally and Dick. It's by far my favorite aspect of YJ, and I really enjoyed their dialogue in Darkest. I hope to see more of it!

Greg responds...

1. That's pretty much STATED in the episode, yes.


Response recorded on December 27, 2012

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