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I'm #StillBingingYJ. At the beginning of Happy New Year, Wonder Girl and Batgirl were within a few blocks of the UN building when Lobo attacked Secretary General Tseng.
1. Were they the only two members of Beta Squad at that time? Or did other Team members head back to the Cave? (Don't know why they would, but hey. No assumptions.)
2. Okay, one assumption: I assume they were on mission, not just hanging out in costume in New York. Is this assumption accurate?
3. If you don't mind giving out a slight spoiler... what was that mission?
Thank you for your time.
1. Just them.
3. I ALWAYS mind giving out a spoiler. ALWAYS.
Have you watched the 'Twilight' movies? Do you dislike them?
Haven't seen 'em.
Hello. How soon do you usually post about a convention you will be attending? I keep up with your "Ramblings" section on Station 8 and usually don't see a post about your conventions until a few days to a week beforehand. It's hard for me to get to a convention when I only find out about it a week before it happens. Do you post information earlier than this on twitter or somewhere else (I do know you have a twitter, but I haven't seen earlier convention posts there unless I've been missing them)? I ask because I've always wanted to attend a Gargoyles panel, and have not yet had the opportunity. If I knew a month or more in advance you were going to for sure be at a convention I would do my best to be there for a panel. I know you usually go to the ConVergence convention now, but are there any other conventions you go to regularly? I know you are VERY busy man, and that this may be asking a lot, but if it is possible, could you, in the future, put up a list of which conventions you plan on attending on Station 8 near the beginning of the year, even if that list may change as time goes by? I hope my request isn't bothersome, and if I've been completely clueless to where you've been posting more updated convention info, please call me out on it and tell me where this information is.
Thank you for your time and help, and here's hoping you have a wonderful day too.
I think it's a legit request. I haven't focused on this, since I was assuming, frankly, that I wouldn't be what drew someone to a convention. So I was just posting to inform folks who might ALREADY be attending that convention to check out my panels and booth.
Also convention arrangements are often in flux, so I've tended to wait until I was sure I was going, which sometimes isn't until right before the con.
But here's what I have scheduled so far in 2017:
February 17-19: Gallifrey-One in Los Angeles. I'll only be there for one day - probably Saturday, February 18th. http://www.gallifreyone.com
May 5-7: Wizard World Minneapolis. http://wizardworld.com/comiccon/minneapolis
June 16-18: Wizard World Sacramento. http://wizardworld.com/comiccon/sacramento
That's it, so far. I'm sure there will be others, particularly if Warner Bros decides to start sending Brandon Vietti and I "on tour" to talk about Young Justice. I'll try to update as I know more. BUT - ALL OF THIS IS TENTATIVE!!! ALL OF IT!!
I just re-read all of the Bad Guys comics, and as I read I kept wondering if there were secret clues or hints in the art or the way you worded the narrative and it got me thinking about a few questions:
1. a) In Gargoyles, is there a clue or hint you've dropped either in the show or in one of the comic books that you thought was clever/you really liked that no one has picked up on yet? (you don't have to say what it is/don't need to give spoilers).
1. b) Was it a clue or hint that you thought people would pick up on and they never did or is it one that would've become clear/made more sense as the show/comics went on?
2. Follow up: I remember reading that you said you dropped a hint/clue/big fact in the 2014 Radio Play at ConVergence that no one picked up on when you thought they would. Has anyone asked/talked to you about it yet or is everyone still in the dark to whatever it is you put in that radio play?
Thank you for your time and answers.
2. One or two people have picked up on it. Not many, though.
How do you feel about fans becoming so passionate to the point of maybe even possessive of your work? The writers of Arrow are introducing the code name Artemis while toting the character as the same Artemis from Young Justice. She;s not, and is actually another character all together, but fans are spitting fire over it.
I have to shrug to some degree.
I live, so to speak, in a glass house. With Young Justice, Brandon Vietti and I had to (GOT TO) recreate the DC Universe from scratch. We tried to be very true to the core of nearly every character and concept. But who are we kidding? We changed a ton!
The Arrowverse folks have a similar task for themselves.
In some very narrow way, I'd love if their Artemis was closer to ours. But our Artemis wasn't all THAT close to the comic book Artemis, so who am I to complain?
Now, if they adapted the Terror Twins... ;)
As for the fans, the notion that they'd be more upset about something like this than I am is odd to me. But if you do a creative job, you put stuff out into the world, knowing - even hoping - that you'll find fans to adopt it as their own. So whachagonnado?
Why does water taste like nothing?
I'm not sure that it does. But maybe it's the base that we compare all other tastes to.
Also, I'm not sure you really get the purpose of ASK GREG. I'm not ASK JEEVES.
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Eliot S margins said the following in quora about superman.
"1.-Every attempt to "de-power" him in an effort to make his stories easier to tell has been wrongheaded and ultimately damaging to the character in the short term."
"2.- He's Superman when he wakes up in the morning. Tarantino was right and Byrne was wrong."
a) Given how Superman along with everyone else has been greatly depowered ( A choice i have to applaud you as the danger and takes feel much real). Do you agree on that sentiment?
b) You mentioned in another question that Superman hides a part of himself even though it isn't as radical as him not liking pie in his different identities.
Regarding earth 16's superman, do you agree in Elliot S Maggin's interpretation in that he is superman all the time?
Link to elliot's post so you can see it's legit.
Thank you for reading Greg.
a. It depends what you mean. If you started taking away his flight or super senses or heat vision or strength or invulnerability, I'd have issues with that. But he doesn't need to be capable of moving planets or flying faster than the speed of light, etc. His powers can be stunning without making him omnipotent. He still needs to be able to be knocked unconscious. He needs to be capable of feeling physical pain. And I hate super-cold-breath and some of the other add-on powers he's acquired over the decades. (Like super-ventriloquism or super-hypnosis.)
b. I don't think he's colloquially "schizo". (I don't think Batman is either.) The Clark Kent he presents to the world is more than an act, and less the whole truth of who he is. The Superman he presents to the world, isn't an act AT ALL, but it also doesn't represent his full truth. I believe - on Earth-16, at least - that the general public does not think Superman has a secret identity. (After all, he doesn't wear a mask.) They assume he's always Superman. And, of course, that's not the case.
I'm consciously NOT going to check out Elliot's statement. I don't know him, but I respect his work tremendously, and it definitely influenced me. But at this point, I have a pretty clear take in my head of who I believe Superman/Clark Kent is. I don't need to muddy it.
Show: young justice
Question. I love the fact that you have kept the name Captain Marvel. However due to the fact hat Marvel owns the trademark it seems that DC is keen on changing it to "SHAZAM" instead.
1.-How do you feel about this name change?
2.- Do you think the name "captain marvel" will be retired for good in the public's mind? (besides earth16)
3.- Do you prefer "Captain marvel" or Shazam?
Thank you Greg.
1. To be fair, I haven't read any of the New 52 books where the change is shown. But I don't understand it. How can his name be Shazam if that's still his magic word.
2. No clue.
3. I'm old school. See above. But it's #NotUpToMe.
I recall you mentioned that the villains (the light) and David Xanatos didn't kill the heroes because they considered that would be a waste.
1.-What could they possible gain gain from keeping them alive? I mean in their reasoning.
Thank you Greg.
It's all right on the screen. Look at all the times that they've USED the heroes. If what you saw in the episodes doesn't convince you, I don't know what I could say here that would.
I got a question.
Show: Young Justice
During the final episodes Black Bettle mentioned that the light distracted him to abandon his post at war world's key chamber.
Question: Given how easily Savage and Klarion defeated Captain Marvel+ Black Canary+ black lighting, was Black Bettle really a concern for the light?
Link to clip:
Thank you Greg.
Short answer: Yes.
Minus the unique capabilities of Jaime and Scarab's unique "teamwork," Black Beetle had proven to be otherwise unstoppable. The one time he seemed to be defeated, in "True Colors," was a fake-out to embed Green Beetle with the Team.