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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.
Thanks. (And I don't think we were being subtle about it. We never wanted the audience to think it was a coincidence.)
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"?
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.
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?
Some of it.
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...
Young Justice Theme and Music By
Casting & Voice Direction
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
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
Assistant Production Manager
Lead Character Design
Jerome K. Moore
BG Key Design
Charles Drost III
Animation Timing Director
James Tim Walker
Ink & Paint
Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor
Mark A. Keatts
Post Production Manager
Dialogue Recording Studio
Recording Machine Operators
Jeff O. Collins
Post Production Sound Services
Audio Circus, Inc.
Lotto Animation, Inc.
Supervising Animation Director
Jinhwa Heo (Jun-E)
Executive In Charge Of Music
Business And Legal Affairs
John Michael Beach
Joulene St. Catherine
Executive in Charge of Production
Executives In Charge Of Production For Cartoon Network
Brian E. S. Jones
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.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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!
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?
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.
Does it bother you if anyone decides to nickname Wade Eiling "America's Osama Bin Laden"?
I guess I would. But it makes no sense whatsoever. So...
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!
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.
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?
Not that I intended.
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,
He needs to grok the animal, which he can't do from a distance - especially from a distance of millenia.
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!
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.
Why did you decide that Aquaman should only have telepathy with marine mammals instead of all sea life like he does in the comics?
It's what makes sense to me.
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
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.
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?
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?
1. Not necessarily.
2. All he's saying is - at that time - Blue Devil had very little experience. Considerably less than Red Arrow.
Has Beast Boy seen Miss Martian's true form?
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?
1. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
2. That would be some coincidence, huh?
What city does Wonder Girl live in?
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!
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.
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
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.
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?
1. Not sure about the exact date on the hologram.
2. We're not basing our decisions on OTHER adaptations.
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!
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.
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?
1. I think you'd need to ask Stephanie.
2. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
3. I'm sure he has.
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?
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?
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!
1. That's pretty much STATED in the episode, yes.
2. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Hi Greg, I have a question that's been plaguing me and I would love if you could shed some light:
You've previously said that Beast Boy needs to touch or see an animal in order to become it [ergo why he can't become a dinosaur, etc]. So my question is, how does he turn into that monkey-human hybrid? From what I can tell it's not a real animal, and seeing that he can turn into a human, and therefore it's not this form he has no control over, how does he transform into that hybrid?
He evolved it himself.
I only have two questions, hopefully they're not spoiler requests and I'm apologize in advance if they are.
1) Was Black Manta holding back against Kaldur in Downtime?
2) If not, what was his reasoning behind allowing Kaldur to know that he (Manta) knew it was him?
Thanks for answering our questions, I loved Black Manta's Celebrity Hot Tub and I hope you can write more of them in the future. :)
1. Depends what you mean. He wasn't trying to kill him.
2. As opposed to what?
Hey, Greg. Thanks for answering all our insane questions.
Thinking specifically about Young Justice, were there any characters that you meant to be... not very likeable? I mean, obviously the villains are the ones we love to hate, but of the Team or JLA? Like, hypothetically, did you (or anyone else) ever say, 'Ya know what? Lets make [insert character's name here] a complete jerk.'
I'm not looking for validation for people to hate on any one character. I'm just womdering if it was ever part of the thought process in the show.
Thanks a lot!
Not unlikeable, no, but there were characters that we wanted NOT to mesh with the others quite so well. We wanted things like anger-management issues, jealousy issues, insecurity issues, etc. There are, I believe, non-positive qualities to nearly every major character on the show. Hopefully, the audience finds the characters real, and perhaps likes them more for their faults...
1) Did Artemis' poor relationship with her father make her leery of men at all? If so, did this cause her to have a difficult time trusting Wally early in their relationship and/or cause any strain in their relationship early on?
2) You stated that they had ups and downs during their relationship over the 5 year gap. Could you specify a bit? Were there large confrontations or temporary breakups? Or were they just typically small arguments, petty jealousy and/or similar situations?
3) Do Wally's parents know of Artemis' background and are they at all bothered by the fact that she comes from a criminal family?
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer these!
2. I could, but I'm not going to. It's a SPOILER REQUEST.
3a. Not particularly.
Greg, you've mentioned several times here and elsewhere that Wally was a very insecure person during the first season, but I never got that feeling from watching the show. I don't deny that he seemed to be overcompensating for something at times, but I never understood why he felt the need to. In comparison, I thought the show did a great job with Artemis as we saw her tough girl facade crack a few times, and got a good feeling for why she put up that facade.
So my question is; did the show actually explore Wally's insecurities as a person during the first season? And if not, what exactly was he insecure about and why did he feel that way?
He's my favorite character on the show, and I just feel like I missed something somewhere along the way. Thanks!
1. I think we explored it, but whether we succeeded is not for me alone to judge.
2. I think, during Season One, he's insecure about his speed relative to the Flash. He's insecure about the fact that Flash didn't initially want him as a sidekick/protege. He's insecure with girls/women. Etc.
1. How old is Jim Daniels?
2. How old is Ultra-Humanite?
3. How old is Ripley?
4. How old is Norman?
5. How old is Jason Bard?
1. By the end of Season One, Jim is 34.
2. By the end of Season One, his brain is 92.
4. I haven't done the math on him yet.
5. I'm not confirming or denying whether Jason Bard is still alive.
Young Justice: Invasion is the only comic series I've bought regularly (came close with the Jaime/Blue Beetle one couple of years ago). Like the TV series it's got a great mix of characters and tells a bunch of engaging stories at an all ages level. I love being able to read a series and share it with my younger brother (So many of the 'normal' series are intensely violent and feature sexual assault so often...).
So, thank you and your staff for making this series so great! It's always sold out at our local store. I'm sorry to hear that it's ending in two months.
What are your thoughts on how to keep comics relevant and get them to people, particularly younger crowds? Are downloads making a difference? Would releasing more series as longer graphic novels twice a year rather than shorter monthlies help? What about the content? Thanks for your time!
I don't claim to be an expert on these topics. Generally, I just write the kind of stories that _I_ would like to read.
1. How old is Alan Scott?
2. How old is Sandman?
3. How old is Bibbo?
4. How old is Banks?
5. How old is Shirley Mason?
1. I'm not going to confirm that Alan Scott is alive or dead.
2. Ditto. But also ASKED AND ANSWERED.
3. By the end of Season One, Bibbo was 50.
5. She's less old than dead.
I just wanted to thank you for something else. Your lengthy rambles are what got me to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and from there most of Whedon's other work. Thank you so much for that- I have experienced many hours of enjoyment thus. I was surprised that you haven't commented on any of his post-Firefly work, as far as I can tell from searching the archives. If you don't mind, assuming you've seen the following, what did you think of:
2. The Avengers?
3. Cabin in the Woods?
Thanks again! Oh, and I've completely missed the boat on Young Justice, but I may be getting season 1 for Christmas. I'll let you know what I think!
1. I watched all of Dollhouse and will admit to mixed feelings. But it was long enough ago that I don't think I remember it clearly enough to speak to what exactly wasn't working for me. (And there was a lot I liked about it too.)
2. Great. There are little things I could quibble with, but in general, great.
3. Haven't seen it.
Why Quit Kid Flash the Hero life
RESPONSE SPOILER. COMMENT NO.
In the YJ universe, is Blue Devil a man in a costume or an actual demon?
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Issue 23 was awesome! I really liked the new depth that was giving to La'gann's and M'gann's relationship
Why doesn't Superboy have any mirrors?
He doesn't want any.
1. How old is Calvin Durham?
2. How old is Sha'lain'a?
3. How old is Psycho-Pirate?
4. How old is Riker ?
5. How old is Wade Eiling?
1. Don't know yet.
2. Don't know yet.
3. Don't know.
4. William Riker from Star Trek?
5. At the end of Season One, he was 74.
Just dropping by to say that the latest comic issue was aweseome. It was nice to see Tim again. And the character development with La'gaan and M'gann in the bioship had me squealing like a mad pig- and I got a big laugh out of it afterwards when my friends reacted to the scene by basically saying "Wait, he's actually capable of not being a jerk?". I hope to see more of such development in the show itself. And Barbara... you've just reminded me why I love the character so much. Great job.
Thanks. I'm really quite proud of the Players arc in the comic. And Chris and Zac's work has just been stellar.
Wasn't it a bit hypocritical of M'gann to talk about not "focusing on parties" when she was going to a bridal shower, of all things?
It's called irony.
1. Before Impulse left, it was raining ash, but after he left, it wasn't raining ash, and Happy Harbor looked slightly larger. Was this intentional?
2. I know Crash and Mode are Reach terms, but what do they mean? Like, is Crash synonymous to Cool, and Mode/moded similar to Defeated?
1. Happy Harbor looks larger? I didn't notice that at all. As for the rest of your question, it's a SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
2. ASKED AND ANSWERED - in both the show and here at ASK GREG.
I started watching Young Justice this summer and can't get enough of it! I've never had cable tv, so I don't watch many shows, but this is the first show that I've been able to say I keep up with regularly. I particularly love the spinoff series, Black Manta's Celebrity Hot tub, and think that CN really should give it another chance. I hope that maybe someday fans will be able to rejoice upon seeing the likes of Lex Luthor, The Joker, or Queen Bee enter that fabled hot tub.
A few questions:
1. Is Beast Boy's hair black or green? The reason I ask is because in the show, it's black, but in the comics and promotional material, it's a slightly darker shade of green than his skin.
2. If Mrs. Martian didn't get woken up by Martian Manhunter in Failsafe, and died by the same beams the other members "died" from, would she herself slip into a coma?
3. I hope I'm not asking something with an obvious answer, but what was Artemis doing during Image? I was rewatching it the other day and noticed she didn't go with the team to Qurac.
4. It's totally fine if this isn't answered, I didn't exactly expect it to, but what's Gar's birthday? Dc has never given him a birth date in the comics and I was just curious. Hope it isn't a spoiler request.
1. I think it's dark green in all of the above.
2. We'll never know.
3. Does it matter? Anyway, hopefully I'll get to tell that story some day.
4. I generally don't give characters birthdates unless it matters in a specific story.
Hi, Greg. I have some questions.
1. Why was Icon erased from the cover and/or erased from the Issues 21 and 23?
1a. You said it wasn't you who erased him. Who was it, and why?
2. Are Icon and Rocket not going to be in the show anymore?
1. I honestly don't know. I was not given an explanation.
1a. The folks at DC.
1b. ASKED AND ANSWERED. (You know, up in question one. Seriously, why are you asking me the same question twice in the same post?)
2. They are and will continue to be in the television series.
1. How old is Catherine Cobert?
2. When was the android T. O. Morrow created?
3. How old is Lucius Fox?
4. How old is Perry White?
5. How old is Kevin Blankly?
1. At the end of Season One, she was 28.
2. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
3. At the end of Season One, he was 52.
4. Don't know yet.
5. More dead than old.
I just wanna let you and BV know that I'm totally in love you YJ. The hiatus are like being on redrawls and watching reruns is like feeding on scraps from the bin. I ACHE with these longs waits and I can tell you right now I'm going to CRY if yj gets cancelled. Is there still hope?
Stay strong. We're back January 5th.
* How old is Duk Trang?
* How old is Enos Polk?
* How old is Dragon King?
* How old is Henry Yarrow?
* How old is Rako?
1. More dead than old.
3. I don't know yet. I'm working (slowly) on updating my timeline to include more minor characters from the comic book and series.
4. See the answer to question #1.
5. See the answer to question #3.
1. How old is "Ugly" Mannheim?
2. Why is he credited "Mannheim" on one episode and "Manheim" on another (one "n"/two "nn"s)?
3. How old is Clement Lemar
4. How old is Zucco
5. How old is Alec Rois?
1. I think this one will shock you: at the end of Season One, he was 23.
2. It should be two. Anything with one 'n' is a typo.
3. He's kinda more dead than old.
4. I don't know.
5. At the end of Season One, he was 68.
when can we consider "too late" to hope for CN to renew YJ for season 3?
There's no such thing, unless you have an air date that you consider too late.
Also keep in mind that pick-ups and the public announcements of said pick-ups are two entirely different things with two entirely different timeframes.
Why is Brainiac called the Collector of Worlds and not Brainiac?
Are you asking for an In-Universe answer or a behind-the-scenes answer?
Hi Greg, I'm a huge fan of Young Justice and am blow away after every episode. I am also a huge fan of Smallville too.
Seeing as both shows deal with Young superheroes I was wanted to just ask a couple of questions.
1) Are you familiar with Smallville? If so how familiar?
2) If so did it have any influence on your characters in Young Justice?
3) More particularly did Michael Rosenbaum's portrayal of Lex Luthor influence the way you write Lex on Young Justice?
4) Finally the Clark Kent presented on Smallville had a lot of very human flaws, something that I also noticed about Superman on Young Justice. Superman is often portrayed as an almost perfect individual so seeing those flaws on Smallville and Young Justice was a breath of fresh air. Did the Clark Kent of Smallville have any influence on how you wrote the character of Superman on Young Justice?
Thanks so much for your time and just know I am really hoping to see a season 3 of Young Justice, in my opinion anything less would be an insult to the brilliant product you and your team have produced
Greg Weisman says:
"I loved the pilot to Smallville, but quickly lost interest after that. I'd tune in occasionally when a promo piqued my interest - but I'm not going to base our version of Superman on anything at all from Smallville. I can't. I didn't see most of it."
[Response recorded on February 6, 2012.]
What's the best way to support Young Justice, you ask?
BUY THE MERCHANDISE!!! That's right, buy our YJ companion comic (in electronic or print editions). (The advantage there is that you get the bonus of more story and character!)
And buy the Young Justice T-Shirt, currently being offered for sale by Hot Topic:
I've already purchased three myself. (That's right; I don't get 'em for free.) One for me, and one each for my genomorphs. So I've done my part!! Have you done yours?
OH, AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!!!
Well, I've finally caught up and cleaned out the ASK GREG queue. We'll plan to reopen the site- at least briefly - when Young Justice: Invasion #23 hits the stands later this month. Then again, when DC Nation starts up with new Young Justice: Invasion episodes on January 5th, 2013.
I'm looking forward to reading your responses to the new issues and episodes - and to Black Manta's Celebrity Hot Tub. (If there seems to be a demand, I might be tempted to write more of the latter for this site.)
But right now... I'm going to take a short break.
I recently re-watched "Sentinel" and something I don't recall ever seeing brought up is that Nokkar speaks with an effect similar to Anubis. Two different voices, here's a clip:
First of all, I think this is a really cool effect, but I wonder what the reasons for him speaking like that are. Which voice is his "real voice," is there a translator built into his armor? Either way it does make him sound alien, and I like that. I'm just curious as to what your creative intent was here.
The link wouldn't open for me, but NO. To the best of my recollection, we didn't double track Nokkar's voice (as we did with Anubis-as-Avatar), though we may very well have futzed it - especially with his helmet on, and that futzing may have been similar (though not the same) as the futz we used on Anubis (when not an Avatar and for his piece of the double-tracked voice when he was an Avatar).
Is the bioship originally Megan's or did J'onn give it to her after they got to earth? If the former is true, did she sneak it onto his own ship when she stowed away?
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Does it ever bother you that Young Justice is compared to Teen Titans a lot?
I mean, I loved Teen Titans as a kid, but I personally don't see much resemblance between the two shows other than the fact that they're DC heroes, and I think Young Justice is just brilliant.
It doesn't seem like it is anymore. At least not here on this site.
Who was Thomas Wayne father and was Thomas Wayne killed in 80's?
1. I haven't done research on that.
I live with roommates directly across the street from a church and directly above a funeral home. We have a gargoyle in the window facing the church. Is this bad? We've been experiencing weird happenings in the house and get uneasy in a particular area of the house and I'd like to know if removing the gargoyle might help. I know that they're meant to keep evil out of a church and that's why they face away from them, but I wonder if having a gargoyle facing the church is bringing bad vibes to my apartment.
I doubt it. Probably the reverse. It's protecting you from something even worse.
(We're kidding around here, correct?)
Who were the two characters you wanted to include in the bridal shower scene in Satisfaction?
SPOILER REQUEST. NO RESPONSE.
What happened to the disc Robyn stole from Demona? Did the police find it in the wreckage of the airship?
SPOILER REQUEST. NO RESPONSE.
When Kid Flash, or Flash are running places, how do they know if they are going in the right direction? When Impulse was running across states, how would he know what state he's in? Like right now if someone told me to run to New York, New York, and I know it's South, & 6 hours by car, Maybe I could find it, cuz it's so iconic, and…a straight line from where I am. But if I had to find the Yukon, (In Canada…It's hard enough to find on a map) or North Carolina, I wouldn't. So how do they know where they are going without directions/GPS. Have they memorized the layout of the whole country? Stop & read signs? Do they have to take main roads to find where they want to go?
-Can Wally run across water?
- Could he do it carrying someone, or would their ears explode?
- Can Superman run across water?
1. Yes to all of the above, probably.
2. If he's built up a big enough head of steam.
3. I would think so.
4. Run? No. But he can fly across it.
I've noticed from both your work in Gargoyles, & Young justice that it seems very hard to affect the future by changing the past. It would seem that time travel can affect events, but not people? Like When Goliath went back in time and tried to talk with Demona, but when she woke up in their own timeline, was unchanged. Same with Impulse, he tried/continues to try to change his future, but somehow Nate still remembers what it was like before?
- Would everyone remember the difference in Barts timeline?
- How does Nate remember Bart, if they both said he would never be back to his time line, & so it stuck in the past?...So would then have never met ?
2. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
Logically Artemis would have had to begin training, or step it up before her death in March.
- How long did she have to decide, & then begin training again?
- When she did decide to go undercover, how/why did she decide on her new weapons? She couldn't just stick to archery, that's a given. So what make her pick her equipment?
-Did she train with Wally, or Dick before their façade took place?
-How many days (weeks?) did Artemis wait before she told Wally?
- What if she said no?
-What month is Artemis's Birthday?
1. You're assuming she EVER stopped training.
2. She's proficient in all the weapons that Tigress uses.
3. To a certain extent, although their regimens are very different.
4. I assume she's trained with Dick on and off for years, but again, see the answer to question one.
5. Tell him what?
6. I'm lost. No to what?
7. I haven't decided. Maybe she should be a Sagittarius.
1. How long has Ray Palmer been active as the Atom?
2. How long has Plasticman been actives as a crime fighter?
3. How long has Blue Devil been active as a crime fighter?
4. How long was Zatara active as a crimefighter before he became Doctor Fate?
5. How long has Martian Manhunter been active as a crime fighter?
1. Seven years before Team Year Zero.
3. Since June of Team Year Zero.
4. Twelve years before Team Year Zero.
5. Eight years before Team Year Zero.
NOTE: These dates relate to when they started fighting crime, not to when the public became aware of them fighting crime.
1. How long has John Stewart been active as a Green Lantern?
2. How long has Guy Gardner been active as a Green Lantern?
3. How long has Black Canary been active as a crime fighter?
4. When did Wonder Woman return to being a crime fighter during the modern age?
5. How long has Hawkman and Hawkwoman been active as crime fighters?
1. Three years before Team Year Zero.
2. Well, this is more complicated. Guy first became a Green Lantern seven years before Team Year Zero. Then came the coma. Guy then emerged from his coma in March of Team Year Zero.
3. Three years before Team Year Zero.
4. Nine years before Team Year Zero.
5. Six years before Team Year Zero.
You mentioned Roy lost his parents, was he stilled raised on a reservation before being taken in by Ollie on Earth-16?
There are a couple of different Speedy origins from the old, old comics. We'd probably combine them both - and maybe add something newer - but I haven't worked it all out yet, honestly.
has robin ever kissed Zatanna well i mean he leaned in first? because we have scene zatanna kiss robin 3 times, but not vice versa.
Over the years? Yes.
Is Happy Harbor's harbor(or haven) an artificicial one or a natural one? I also ask the same question about Bludhaven's harbor as well.
P.s If you don't know. Then I don't mind.
P.p.s Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer my "lucky stiff" question.
1a. I assume so, but I don't know.
Stanford is one of the most expensive universities in the country. How are Wally and Artemis paying for it plus their apartment?
Stanford also offers needs-blind admission. If you can get in, they'll figure out financial aid for you after the fact.
If Superboy was made to be a replacement for Superman, why
would the scientists make him while knowing that he's only going to be half as powerful and therefore a poor replacement.
The fact Conner is half human means that his creators must of (logically) known that he'd
be a "inferior" version of Superman - So why bother?
The whole point of the cloning in the first place was to create a "Match" for Superman as Luthor put it, hence that psycho character called Match. When that failed, didn't settling for a downsized version defeat the purpose of the experiments in the first place?
In the comics, if was all justified by stating that the main goal of the scientists was just to unlock a dormant kryptonian ability (telekinesis) in Conner, but in your show that's not the case.
So what was their justification?
Thanks for answering our questions. :)
This has been answered by the show itself. Clearly you saw the episode with Match, so I don't understand your confusion. They tried making a clone as powerful as Superman, but they couldn't control it. So they tried again. (The phrase "poor replacement" is your term, by the way, not one that I - or I think the Light - would subscribe to.) How does settling on a combined Superman/Luthor clone defeat any purpose, even knowing Project Kr wouldn't be as powerful as Project Match? I just don't follow your logic. You're assuming we live in a world of absolutes, and we don't. It's like saying, hey, I want a car that gets 100 miles to the gallon. And the engineers say, sorry, the best we can do is 85, and you say - well, then forget it, I don't want a car at all.
My response: enjoy your walk.
[Oh, and if the point of this post was really to get me to admit that we made a mistake by not including Conner's tactile telekinesis from the original comics, than (a) you're breaking one of our guidelines (specifically #13) and (b) you've failed, as WE LIKE OUR SHOW. (And personally, I don't much care for tactile telekinesis.)]
Assuming Sportsmaster knew about about Wally and Artemis's relationship judging from the scene at the cemetery in "Satisfaction," would you mind telling us how he heard about it and how he feels about it?
1. Yes, I mind. Sorry.
2. I think you can guess.
1. Is Aqualad stronger then the average atlantean because he is an atlantean/human hybrid?
2. Do other atlanteans have telepathy with marine animals like Aquaman has?
3. Why can't Aquaman communicate with other sea animals telepathically?
4. Is there a difference biologically in an atlantean/human hybrid if the father was an atlantean and mother was a human as opposed to a human father and atlantean mother?
5. How many city states and other form of governments are there in Atlantis?
1. Why does that follow?
2. Aquaman has telepathy with marine MAMMALS.
3. Reverse the question: Why should he be able to?
4. I'd think every individual would be unique. But I'm not a trained biologist.
5. I haven't counted.
Hey Greg I have been meaning to ask this for a while, and I did check the archives but couldn't find anything on this, but I was wondering why do you answer fan questions? Its not a complaint I was just curious. Thanks for your time.
I've answered this often, most recently here: http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=17563
how old is selena gonzalez?
You'd have to ask Art & Franco.
After season one, I figured Roy's serious personality might have been influenced by his programming. After seeing the original Roy, it is clear Roy has always been like that. Since Jim Harper is also a clone of the original Roy, my first question is this:
1) What is the reason for the personality difference between The two Roys and Jim Harper?
2) Was Jim Harper programmed to be a different hero?
3) In Season one, Jim explained to Superboy that he was Roy's uncle. It seems that this was programmed into him. Was this programmed into Red Arrow? In other words, did Roy know about his "relation" to Jim?
4) If Jim Harper were to pick up a bow and arrow, would he be a good archer?
5) Was Aqualad the only person on the Team who would know where Roy was hiding in the final episode of Season one?
1. You see Roy after waking up from an eight year deep-freeze to find his arm amputated and a clone has taken over his life, and you think that gives you some indication of what he was like personality-wise back in the day? Seriously?
2. Well... yeah... (Is this a trick question?)
4. Not without any training at all.
5. Do you mean before Aqualad found him there or after?
1) How did Aquaman find out about Kaldur's parentage?
2) How old was Kaldur when Calvin Durham assumed the role of his father? Assuming, of course, Aqualad was born.
3) When did Black Manta assume his villainous role? (This is like asking when did Clark Kent become Superman)
4) Do Black Manta's henchmen know his secret identity?
5) Does the Light know his secret identity?
1. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
2. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
3. IS it like asking that? I'm not sure I agree.
4. What secret identity?
5. See above.
1) What is Black Manta's civilian name?
2) What is the reason for his animosity towards Aquaman?
3) Is there a reason why you gave Black Manta a sophisticated persona? He strikes me as a high class villain, like Luthor. In the comics, he just seems like an angry guy.
4) I gotta admit, Black Manta has a handsome face. Who takes credit for this design?
5) How close were Black Manta and Calvin Durham before Durham's defection?
1. I don't know.
2. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
3. We played him the way he made sense to us to play him.
4. Phil Bourassa.
How old is the kid that resembles Stephanie Brown and the kid that looks like Virgil Hawkins in Before the Dawn?
I'm not sure who you're referring to. Someone who 'resembles Stephanie Brown'? Do you mean Stephanie Brown? If so, Stephanie Brown is twelve at the START of Season Two. I don't know how old she is by the time we introduced her: twelve or thirteen.
As for 'the kid that looks like Virgil Hawkins in Before the Dawn', I'm not sure why you think I'd have calculated an age for an incidental character just because he happens to look like someone from a previous cartoon show.
Young Justice is the greatest show I've ever seen!
I'm so loving it and especially the arrow family. Though they are not the main characters, oh, sorry Artemis is. But I can see you put a great effort and many important plot on Speedy/Red Arrow (the clone Roy), and also Green Arrow and the Original Roy. Thank you very much.
I have to tell you I love Roy so so so much, and I started an archery lesson recently.
And then I found some interesting question about Roy's guise of Red Arrow.
When I learned to shoot an arrow, I have to wear an arm protector on my left arm, which is holding the bow. Because when I release the string, it would scrape over the left arm sometimes. it hurts a lot so as I need a protector. I'm not sure if the master archer also need the protector or not, but it seems even professional archer also use that kind of protector.
And then I found Roy's gloves, one is short and one is long. The long glove looks like an arm protector or have that kind of function, you know, protect the inside skin of the arm not to be scraped by the string. But then I found it's on the right arm. And Roy is using his left hand to hold the bow, I checked almost every episode in season1, Artemis sometimes using right hand, but Roy always using left hand.
So if he really want to protect his arm, he should wear that long glove on his left hand. Wearing on right hand is meaningless except good looking.
Here is the question:
Is it some design mistake? Because if I didn't go to archery, I also didn't know we need an arm protector on the hand we use to hold the bow.
Or is it because Roy always has a rush morning and wearing the wrong gloves on wrong hand? ( like we sometimes wearing wrong sock on different feet)
Or he's so good at shooting and won't let the string scraping his arm or he don't care, so he just wearing the unsymmetrical gloves for stylish looking? (I can understand and that's really cool and good looking! )
And one more things, for the method to draw a string.
the standard method I learned is using 3 fingers. Index finger upon the arrow, middle finger and ring finger under the arrow.
Most of the time I found Roy or Ollie only use 2 finger, index finger up and middle finger down.
That looks natural and it's a variation of the method above, but it's harder to draw a string and give more strain to the finger and less people using this. I just hope Roy's finger won't hurt too much after a battle when he keep using 2 finger.
There are some other draw you could refer to if you want to, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_draw
That's interesting and explained why people using this kind of method.
Okay, I think that's all I want to ask, another question about Roy is already in the queue so I won't ask again.
Thank you for giving us such a great show. I'm waiting for the return of DC Nation next January. And also waiting for the 3rd season.
(If could, I wish it could has a net platform, like nickelodeon. There would get much more fans who would love this show, because as far as I know YJ have a world wide fandom and I think most would like to see a live on the net. not waiting for the itunes. But, I don't know CN or agreements between WB and CN, so... who am I to say? Just wish YJ have a good broadcast way and please do not always put on hiatus... That's really a torture.)
I'm afraid I don't know the answers to these questions.
And I assume you know that the hiatuses are not up to me.
sorry about my earlier confusing question, if you remember it.
i checked the unanwered questions and the answered questions, and i can't believe no one has asked this yet.
1)Does anyone besides Roy, Jade, and Lian to an extent know of Roy and Jade's marriage? (I'm ask about if they know about Lian, but that seems too spoil alert - ish
2) Does Sportsmaster know that Roy is Lian's father?
3) When Roy Harper's parents died, why did he live with his uncle?
I'm really sorry if you already seen these questions, but i looked at the unanswered questions and the answered question, using any keywords that could lead up to them, and found that no questions were close to mine
How old was Jason Todd when he died?
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What can we do as long time fans to regenerate Disney's interest in returning Greg Weisman's version of Gargoyles to the screen? Writing campaigns and Gatherings do not seem to motivate them-might we ever see daylight on this?
I don't know. I'm sorry.
First, let me start off by saying that I think Young Justice is one of the best cartoons currently out there. It's so mature and epic and the animation and character design are amazing. I really wish CN would realize what a gem they've got and would start promoting the hell out of it (hm…maybe I should put that on my Christmas list).
For research purposes, I have two questions:
1.Did Young Justice team members who have homes outside of Mount Justice, like Dick, Wally and Artemis, have personal living quarters at Mount Justice as well?
2.Has Nightwing surpassed Black Canary in terms of fighting skills?
Thanks in advance!
1. They had places they could crash, and they kept changes of clothes there.
2. See, now, the Hulk is more powerful because the madder he gets, the stronger he gets. But the Thing can still beat him if he keeps his wits about him.
While I lament the fact that we're not going to see more of the delightful young Robin you created in YJ season 1 (because in my humble opinion, he's the best cartoon rendition of Dick Grayson's Robin ever: such an amazing character design, awesome personality and skills and perfect voice actor), I love seeing your version of Nightwing in Young Justice: Invasion. Again, awesome character design there and Jesse McCartney does a great job voicing him. Dick Grayson's obviously grown and matured, but there are still shades of season one's Dick Grayson that I really enjoy seeing. Though he certainly does seem to be becoming more like Batman in terms of the decisions and sacrifices he makes, I like that his leadership style seems more gentle and is geared towards positive reinforcement. He cares about his team and shows it.
Anyway, my question:
As team leader, why doesn't Nightwing go on so many missions anymore? I'm asking because Aqualad, when he was team leader in the first season, accompanied the Team on most missions, but Nightwing doesn't seem to based on what he said in Depths: "After a year of leading this team, I'm peckish for a little action". Is it because the Team's grown so big that most of the time he has to stay behind to coordinate? Because Mal seemed to be doing a good job of that in ep 201 Happy New Year... I'm just wondering because Dick Grayson's my favorite character and I'd love to see more of him. I hope we'll get to see more of Nightwing in action in the second half of the season.
Thanks for putting so much time and effort into interacting with fans!
Can't wait till January! ;)
There's a lot going on. As you've seen he goes on missions fairly often, but sometimes he needs to stay behind. And he rarely goes on 'routine' missions. But you should also keep in mind, that he obviously had ulterior motives for wanting to go on the Cape Canaveral mission - motives that he couldn't reveal, and so had to use misdirection to explain why he was going.
i'm not trying to get any spoilers here, but I'm wondering: Do you imagine an end point for Gargoyles and the Gargoyles universe? You clearly seem to have enough story ideas for hundreds of years of these characters lives (and I know you've probably thought of how some main character's deaths would go), but if you got the chance to go on for as many seasons (or spin offs) as you wanted, would you choose an ending point? Or just keep going and going? Could there be a final image or moment that just sums it all up for you?
Thanks Greg! On a personal note I still miss the show all the time and plan on showing it to my girlfriend soon!
There's no end point.
1) Are Dick, Wally, and Artemis fans of the show Celebrity Hockey, or were they just watching it because there was nothing good on TV?
2) What is that show about, exactly? Is it like Dancing with the Stars, but with hockey?
3) Has Bruce Wayne ever been asked to appear in an episode of Celebrity Hockey? If so, did he accept?
(PS: no show makes me screech in emotional agony quite like Young Justice, so thank you and everyone else for doing a great job!!)
1. What's not to like?
2. It's like hockey. But with celebrities.
3. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
(P.S. You're welcome.)
I loved the Gorilla City story in the YJ comics. Regarding those enhanced gorillas:
1) Did all the enhanced gorillas become telepaths, or just some?
2) While it appears they haven't been subjected to Kobra-Venom (and who would want super-strong hostages?), were the gorilla children given brain enhancements?
Thanks for taking the time for these questions.
2. It's more complicated than you're implying, but SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
One of my favorite episodes of SSM is "Gangland" because of the awesome fights mixed with that beautiful opera score. Ever since I've been obsessed with finding out the name of each piece, and after a thorough research, I think I got it. It would mean a lot if you could confirm this:
- "Pari siamo": The meeting turns sour; Hammerhead turns coat.
- "Ella mi fu rapita, Parmi veder le lagrime": Silvermane suits up. The fight moves downstairs.
- "Scorrendo uniti remota via": Ock and Silermane fight Tombstone. Ock turns on Silvermane.
- "Pari siamo": Spidey catches chandelier. Fight ensues.
- "La Donna é Mobile" (duh) Fight continues outside.
- "Ella mi fu rapita, Parmi veder le lagrime": Ock closes in on Spidey, Fat Lady sings, Tombstone saves Spidey. Spidey disassembles Silvermane. Sable threats Hammerhead. Ock tries to vivisect Spidey.
- "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata": Fight moves to the sewers.
I hope YJ gets a third season and we get to see something similar like this!
I'm sorry. I tried to find some document on my computer that might confirm or correct your assumptions, but I couldn't find anything. There might be something in my hard copy files, but those are currently boxed up, and I can't get to them right now.
I'd like to ask a few YJ questions that I really hope don't come across the wrong way. They're just a few things I've noticed that may be errors/unclear (or just me being oblivious). Obviously I love the show and the comics, and think you and your team do a great job.
1) In "Bereft", Robin says the soldiers are of the Bialyan Republican Army, but Bialya is a monarchy. Is that an error or was Bialya formerly a republic (or something even more complicated)?
2) In "Common Denominators", after the Cultists abducted Dr. Burr, hitting Robin in the process, Batman asks Robin if he's okay. Robin responds "Feeling the aster. But fine." Shouldn't that be "Not feeling the aster. But fine." or am I misinterpreting 'aster'?
In "Depths", in the scene in the Cave at the end, we hear crying-in particular it sounds to me like male and female crying. Though it looks to me as though Raquel, and perhaps Karen, were crying none of the male characters appeared to be.
3a) Who was crying?
3b) In general, how do you write scenes like this, where you have a number of characters but only a few are seen up close and/or have lines? Does the script detail the reactions for each or is there just a general description of the group's reaction and the details are left to storyboarding/animation?
Can't wait for #23 and the return of the show. Thanks for your time.
1. Bialya is - in theory - a constitutional monarchy, with a democratically elected REPRESENTATIVE government. (Though in practice, it's a dictatorship.) Because of this, propaganda is used throughout Bialyan society, and names don't necessarily reflect truth.
2. No, you're right. That's an error. Robin must have been more addled than he realized.
3a. I think only M'gann is crying out loud. At least that's how it is in the script (and in my memory). But I don't have the finished episode handy to check.
3b. There's no set rule.
Why it took 5 years to find what happen in the missing 16 hours?
Why did it take 116 years to fight the Hundred Years' War?
Because that's how long it took.
Was there a time when Karen was keeping her Bumblebee alter-ego a secret from Mal? After all, their Cave designations seem to suggest that there was a bit of a gap between her joining and him getting involved with the Team.
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
But since their designations are in different categories, I don't think they "suggest" anything one way or another.
Does Beast Boy get on all right with Lagoon Boy? Gar seemed to want Conner and M'gann to get back together in "Earthlings", so I'm thinking that he doesn't like L'gaan...
They get along all right, but Gar is in need of consistency in his life. When he met M'gann and Conner they were a couple, so he's still rooting for them.
Why was Rocket omitted from issues #21 and #22 of the companion comic when she had been shown with Zatanna in issue #20, who appeared alongside her in that issue?
I have no comment at this time. Mostly because I honestly don't know why.
1) Did Batgirl know Jason Todd before he died?
2) Did Batgirl know any of the other three mystery Team members from the time skip?
1. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
2. I'm not sure who you're defining as "mystery" and who you're not.
Is Superboy's birthday really the 21st of March or does he just pretend it is?
In season 1, M'gann was 48 years old but her age in human biology was 16. What is her age in human biology in season 2?
About 18, give or take.
Was earth 16 version of Lex Luthor based off of the golden age version of Lex Luthor?
I'm sure he was the cumulative combination of all the Lexs that came before. But specifically? No.
It isn't really much of a question, but all in all, I just wanted to say "Thank you". Thank you for all the high quality shows you produced that enriched my childhood and still give me intelligent and gripping entertainment in my favorite media, animated shows, as an adult.
Most off all, I also wanted to express my admiration for your resolve. While privately I may often joke bitterly about the "Weisman curse" whenever one of your shows gets unfairly canceled way too soon despite (arguably) having the best quality in the entire program. You will always have my gratitude for continuing to produce great shows despite all the stones placed in your way.
As for questions:
1. If you had the means to, would you do a Young Justice/Gargoyles Crossover?
2. Sorry to bring up this unfairly missed opportunity gain, but if you had remained on the staff for "The Roswell Conspiracies", do you think that show would at some point crossed over with Gargoyles?
3. In the spirit of question one, do you think Demona would make a good Red Lantern?
In any case, once again, thank you. Thank you for raising the quality and complexity of the already great W.I.T.C.H. cartoon, thank you for producing the best animated Spider-Man series to date, thank you for bringing Starshiptroopers to the screen in the way it should have been in the first place, thank you for doing such a great job with Max Steel, thank you for doing a huge part in keeping animated DC material extremely high quality, especially at the moment, and of course, thank you for Gargoyles, probably my favorite franchise ever, and I am rooting for you to one day get it back and do more wonders with it.
1. I don't think so. Maybe as a radio play. But I don't see the two universes as being particularly compatible.
2. No. Two different companies.
3. See, this kinda thing doesn't interest me much. If you think so, great.
Thanks for all your kind words.
I'm a big fan of the show and I had a brief question that hopefully does not delve into spoilers.
In the Mount Justice memorial grotto, is there any pattern to the size and location of the holograms relative to each other?
More specifically, are the holograms placed in the order they died? I'm not asking when anyone actually died, if that helps.
Thanks for your time!
No and no.
The sizes are all the same relatively, although perspective (and maybe some flawed animation) may occasionally make it look otherwise.
Are the light is kind of secret society