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Hi, I love Young Justice and my favorite character is Arsenal.
1. Did he get any therapy after getting discharged from the hospital, or just train nonstop?
2.Was he only on the team for two missions or were there any smaller missions that he went on?
3. Did Luthor and the Light just have him on ice for eight years? Did they control and utilize him for any of their covert missions?
1. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
2. SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
3. Ice, ice, baby.
1)who were Artemis's grandparents? Do you ever plan on revealing them in the show or the comic if the show gets picked up later on?
2)I was reading a Birds of Prey comic in which Cheshire claimed Senator Bob Pullman was her father. Does he have any connection to the Crock family on earth 16?
1. Maybe someday.
2. I believe it was later revealed that the Senator was NOT Cheshire's father. I still claim that Sportsmaster is/was. (At least, pre-New 52.) No one can prove me wrong.
Hi there Mr. Greg!
Love the show and I'm hoping it gets picked up for more seasons.
My questions are:
1. Why did you replace Wentworth Miller as Deathstroke? I thought he had a great voice.
2. I love the animation and the fight sequences do you use a fight choreographer for those?
Thanks for your time.
1. Wentworth wasn't available.
2. We beat up storyboard artists. (Just ask 'em. I'm sure they'll confirm.)
1. How is it possible that Jason Todd be Robin in the five year timeskip with Tim already as Robin in season 2? Its impossible, Dick is 13 in season 1, the minimum age for him to become Nightwing is 17 meaning he just became Nightwing in yj legacy which means jason should be robin in legacy instead of tim as jason becomes robin after dick becomes Nihtwing but it isnt and means jason cant fit in those 5 years of dicks age and tims fast becoming robin. Can you please explain this mess?
2. I heard you had dick grayson be robin in season 1 because you said it be unjust not to have him as robin... and yet its completely unjustified not to have jason todd as robin, you did the thing that you werent goin to do to dick and applied it to jason. Why? Why not have jason as robin in invasion instead of tim?
1. I love how YOU define for me what the minimum age is. I love how you STATE unequivocally that it's impossible. Anyway, it's not a mess at all. It's all been very carefully worked out on paper. It tracks. Just because I haven't chosen to explain it doesn't mean it's a mess or impossible. And I'm still choosing not to explain it, because (a) I didn't love your tone and (b) it's a SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
2. You're choosing to interpret my words the way it suits you. What I said, is that neither Jason nor Tim's origins make any sense without Dick there first. We were starting with the first sidekicks, so we needed to start with Dick. ON TOP OF THAT, Brandon and I also felt a strong affinity to Dick as the original teen sidekick, and felt he should have a place on the Team. But Invasion was taking place five years after the end of Season One. We had to honor and be faithful to that timeline. So we miss Jason and skip right to Tim. But we honor Jason in dialogue and visually. He's still a significant presence. Heck, Brandon directed Red Hood. You know he matters to us.
In the last YJ comic issue, it appears that Marie was under Queen Bee's pheromone influence. Is Marie bisexual or a lesbian?
Just wanted to say, love the show, big fan! I have just one question: in Complications, Cheshire told Artemis that she only wanted vengence for her death, because she was mad Artemis didn't get to babysit her niece, to which Artemis didn't seem shocked. Does this mean Artemis is already aware of Lian and Roy's marriage to her sister? Was anyone in the Team aware of the whole Roy-Cheshire relationship or is it well known by now?
1. ASKED AND ANSWERED.
2. It's well known by now.
Do you prefer the longer opening sequence back in most of season one or the shorter one with just the title?
Well, I prefer the long one - but not at the expense of episodic content.
Hi Greg, love the show.
I was just wondering if that after season 2 finishes will we be allowed to see the timeline you have been keeping and if we'll be allowed answers to some questions you have deemed spoilers so far e.g. Jason Todd's age
1. Absolutely not. Only Brandon and I get to see that timeline.
2. Mostly, no. If it's a spoiler, it's a spoiler. And I've already stated my reasons why I'm not going to spoil. Check the archive.
3. As for Jason Todd, I will say that at the end of Season One, he was eleven.
Got a chance to watch Complications, & man that was good! First off, Roy was amazing, loved him surviving the depths of warworld, & saving the runaways in the nick of time. I was kinda freaked out when Lex gave them a 'fatherbox', I guess you guys are going with the idea that New Genesis has mother boxes & Apokalips has father boxes? Anyway, I am further confused by the light's overall plan. Although Gordon going off on the Reach was great. Looking forward to next week!
Glad you liked it!
Hi, my questions are related to the the comic book because is not quite clear what´s going on with Dick Grayson´s sort of "love" life.
It is somehow clear that he is looking for a relationship with B.Gordon so then, 1) why the whole Bette and Zee situation? (issue 20) I´m pretty sure you have your reasons but I really will love to know why, only if it´s possible, of course.
And finally since I became a fan of Dick/Zee as a couple I have to ask 2) around what time did the two broke up and under what circumstances they did and how they feel about it now? And again all this is because the kiss in issue 20 makes things quite confusing.
By the way, sorry if my question has already been asked, but if it is I will happily search for it in the Archive.
After reading the final issue my dream of seeing Dick and Zee together....died mostly because I´m not too fond of Dick/Babs since they are canon in most comic books and animated movies, but in general it is an AWESOME show full of suspense and Lex Luthor. I really enjoy it and thanks for it. Hope we get to see more of it in the future.
I'm not sure what to add beyond what Barbara and Dick discussed at the end of issue #25.
Dick's in love with Barbara, but she doesn't believe he's ready to settle down, and she's probably right. So he had a one-night stand with Bette that might develop into something more. And he's had a relationship with Zatanna that dates back at least to the end of Season One. (And, no, I'm not going to SPOIL the details of that relationship here.)
Dear Mr Weisman,
I have a question about the character you wrote called David Xanatos. As you know, he was a manipulative Machiavellian mastermind always trying to win at everything. It was started first when he was dating Fox that he didn't love her at first. So here is my question, while the cold David Xanatos was dating her, did he have any feelings of intimacy towards Fox when they first had intercourse or did he have intercourse as a way to keep her in his hand on the metaphorical chessboard he called life? What I'm saying is basically, when he had the birds and the bees with Fox, did he just do it for his own gains in the future? Did he enjoy it at all?
I don't think of David as cold. And I'm not sure he didn't love her from moment one. The trick was getting him to admit that what he was feeling was love.
And frankly, I think David enjoys pretty much EVERYTHING he does. So sex with Fox? Yeah, I think he had fun.
Long time reader, second time poster, ...
So you have commented in the past that at some point the characters take a life of their own and begin to write for themselves and dictate their actions (rather than you, as a writer trying to force it). Building off that premise ...
1) For Young Justice, is there any character that took a story in a direction other than the direction you were initially envisioning? (i.e. maybe you weren't expecting a story arc to go one way but one character's presence just shed a new perspective on the situation that took the arc in a new direction (or at least new side trek) than originally planned) If so, who/how/when?
2) was there any character (of the primary cast anyway) that took longer (even if just by an episode or two) to come in to his (or her) own in terms of taking a life of his own? if so, who?
as a general comment, i really am enjoying all the characters and their design, stories, and growth. so a thank you to you and your team for all the enjoyment i've gotten (and continue to get) out of YJ/YJ:I/YJ comics :)
incidentally, the same is true for Gargoyles and Spec. Spidey (i still watch dvds of those shows - as recently as this morning - and STILL get enjoyment out of them - the same is not true of many other shows)
1. I'd say that was true of nearly all the major characters, but especially Aqualad, Artemis, Wally, Bart, Superboy and Miss Martian.
2. Not that I recall. Screentime helps, so some of the characters that didn't appear as much may not have grabbed a hold as firmly. But you also need to remember that we had way more stories for EVERY character than we had the opportunity to present in either the comic, t.v. series or video game. So they may be more alive to us than to you guys.
I loved your Spectacular Spider-Man TV series. It was far by the BEST interpretation I've seen of Spdier-Man in any of the movies/Televison
1. have you seen The Amazing Spider-Man? Did you notice the little elements they used from SpecSpidey? Like the satchel and the blue shirt? What are your thoughts on that?
2. Would you work on a Spider-Man or a MARVEL show in general again?
1. I don't know if it's fair to cite the blue shirt. I mean, it's a blue shirt. You might as well say "shirt". Even the satchel is pushing it. I did notice little things that seemed to come from our series, but the operative word is SEEMED. Everyone is working off the same source material, so the notion that two groups of creators might independently come up with similar approaches makes a lot of sense.
2. I'd love to. I love those characters. All Marvel has to do is ask.
If the glamour charm is Zatanna's, and she came into contact with Artemis for any reason, would she be able to see Artemis under her disguise, seen as it's Zatanna's spell that changed Artemis. Or would she see Tigress like the others can?
She'd see Tigress. Zatanna's not immune to magic, not even her own.
Who originally came up with the plan for Kaldur to go undercover? Nightwing or was it Kaldur himself?
Kaldur himself came up with the original notion. But they planned it together.
I was just watching Satisfation agian, and my curiosity was peaked. Is there anyway to learn how Crispin felt about playing not only Red Arrow, but Arsenal and Jim Harper as well. I know NOlan voices SUperman and Superman, but it's easy to do 2 characters I've watched Batman enough to see that with the Justice League two part episode A New World. Three Characters, one with a totally different personality from the other.
One other thing, there should be no coinsidence that Jim could be Red's twin, is it possible that Jim is actually a clone of ROy with the real jim harper's memories?
You'd have to ask Crispin how it felt, but he's hardly the first voice actor to play three or more characters in an episode.
Jim (Guardian) and Roy (Red Arrow) are both clones of Roy (Arsenal). Jim does not have the memories of the original Jim Harper (i.e. the Golden Age Guardian, Roy's Great-Grandfather), but then again, Jim never thought he was the original Jim Harper. He THOUGHT he was that Jim Harper's grandson and namesake.
If someone made a show involving anthropomorphic Gargoyles would that 1: bug you or would you be interested in seeing it. 2: would having anthropomorphic Gargoyle characters in the show open them up to a lawsuit by the Walt Disney Company
1. I'm sure it would bug me. Which may not be fair, but there it is.
2. That's for Disney's lawyers to decide.
What is the permanent home for Lian? Are her parents living together now?
ASKED AND ANSWERED.
Did Asami run away from her home when the Reach capture her? why did she run away?
No, she ran away long before the Reach captured her.
As to the why, that's a SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
So, I just made a connection in my mind from YJ, and I would like to have it confirmed or denied. Was the toxin used on Psimon also used on Ugly and Whisper in Salvage?
Yes. Although, I tend to think that Sportsmaster used a stronger - less safe - dosage.
Considering that Arsenal was able to- defeat a cyborg with a laser cannon using only 1 arm, and (albeit with a weaponized prosthetic- that was low on power) avoid a small army of Reach soldiers in a space station the size of a small moon for like a week- would you say Ollie does in fact "train em well"?
Yes, I would.
I think Ollie's a really good guy. Not perfect, but good. He can be dense sometimes. He's not Batman, but he does very well with what he has. And he feels things intensely. He allows himself that.
As I have fallen in love with the Runaways, my questions shall be focused on them.
1) Ethical issues of their treatment at Star Labs- there are consent laws and various other examples of red tape that meant that Star Labs would need parental consent, along with the teens', in order to perform experiments. Was consent given, or did Star Labs keep the teens illegally?
2) How aware was the League/team of what was happening with the teens in Star Labs?
3)Relating to Tye's comment in 'The Hunt' about Nightwing only asking them to join the team then; why didn't Nightwing ask them if they wished to join the team earlier? (I can see some reasons, such as lack of control, but lack of experience shouldn't inhibit them as the team is partly to train teen heroes).
Thank you for your time!
1. Consent was provided by Eduardo Dorado Sr., Shelly Longshadow, Virgil's parents and Nate's foster-parents. Asami refused to provide any information about her background, beyond her name and the obvious fact that she was from Japan.
2. Yes. Keep in mind, the kids were being rigorously tested, but they weren't being tortured or experimented upon. It was far from ideal, but all concerned thought it was a necessary evil.
3. Nightwing may very well have asked them to join the Team as a matter of course, when Wilcox felt he had conducted all the necessary tests to make sure their powers weren't a danger to themselves or others (i.e. outside the kids' own control - as Nate/Neutron's had been).
I loved seeing the closet full of board games at Wayne Manor.
1. Was this in your script, or was it Chris Jones' idea?
2. Did the games belong to Dick, or were they from when Bruce was a kid? Or some combination of the two?
3. Do Bruce, Dick, and Alfred ever have time to play all those board games?
1. It was in my script.
2. Alfred bought them all.
Just a quick Queen Bee/ Bialya question- Bee, of course, presents herself as a monarch and I believe you've previously stated that if asked she'd describe Bialya as a constitutional monarchy (but that just about anyone else would call it a straight-up dictatorship). So is she the actual, hereditary monarch of Bialya, or is that propaganda she uses to make her regime look more legitimate?
A little from column A; a little from column B.
1. Is the reason for Jeff Bennett voicing T.O. Morrow and all his (male) androids a shout out to Star Trek? I know Brent Spiner played Data, his "brothers" and their creator.
2. What made you and your team decide to interpret Mongul and Despero the way they appear in the series? Despero is a galactic gladiator rather than a tyrant and Mongul isn't pure evil or petty as he tends to be portrayed.
1. Not particularly. Although it probably springs from the same impulse.
2. Despero has been so many things over the years, that we felt we had the freedom to make him what we needed. As for Mongul, my first exposure to the character was his original Wein/Starlin appearances. I believe we were consistent with those.