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On Young Justice, Batman was the leader of the Justice League in Team Year Zero (or YJ season 1).
1) Was the first episode of season 1 Batman's first day of his tenure as leader of the Justice League in Team Year Zero?
2) Who were the leaders of the Justice League during the time skip between season 1 and season 2/Invasion besides Captain Atom in Team Year Five (or in other words, who was the leader of the Justice League in Team Year One, Two, Three, and Four)?
3) Who were the leaders of the Justice League before the formation of the Team (or in other words - Team Year Minus One, Minus Two, Minus Three, Minus Four, Minus Five, and Minus Six)?
2. No spoilers.
3. No spoilers.
Hi Greg, in season two of Young Justice we got to see the return of Red Volcano (which was awesome, he's one of my fave villains on the show), & I know Lex was involved in his return, but how so? As much as I'd like to think the original Red Volcano had returned somehow, I assume the one we saw in season two was a copy since the first was melted in season one. How did Lex duplicate/revive Red Volcano? I don't doubt Lex is smart enough to build something like Volcano but given how identical this new Volcano was to Morrow's creation I have to wonder if Lex somehow got his hands on Morrow's blueprints/data for Volcano or if he convinced Morrow (who was bedridden last we saw him), or his assistant Brom to recreate the android for him. Thanks for your time & any answers you can provide, congrats on the revival of Young Justice! Can't keep a good show down! :D
Sorry but to the extent the answers to those questions matter, they are a spoiler request.
Hi Greg, may I ask for the identities of the alien warriors Kylstar kidnapped to join his crew? I recognize Maxima, Draaga,& Vartox, but the others are a mystery to me, & knowing how well you & your team have incorporated even the most obscure of heroes and villains into Young Justice, I have a feeling none of the alien characters Kylstar recruited are merely nameless background characters.
P,S, love Draaga's redesign, much more alien than before, the chin tusks are a nice touch.
Well, I see Connie next to Maxima. But - except for the ones you named above and the various Earth heroes and villains - the others aren't ringing a bell for me. You might ask Christopher Jones.
I have some questions regarding Young Justice.
1) I heard you changed your position on the speedforce. Just to be clear, does it actually exist in the Young Justice universe?
2) Why did you choose the same voice actor that did Robin's voice in season 1 (Jesse Mccartney) to do Nightwing's voice?
1. I don't know that I changed my position as opposed to nuanced it slightly. And even that I did years ago. I'm still not a big fan of the concept. But instead of saying/claiming it doesn't exist, I took a couple steps back and said that no one on Earth-16 has heard of the Speed-Force. Whether or not it "exists" becomes a SPOILER REQUEST.
2. Cuz it's the same person, the same character, i.e. Dick Grayson. Was that not clear? That's like asking why did I chose Nolan North to play Superboy in Season One AND in Season Two. Why in the world would I change actors?
Hey Mr.Weisman, managed to check out Starbrand and Nightmask and it was pretty good to no one's surprise. Also congrats on a season 3 of Young Justice. I just have two questions regarding that show.
1. You mentioned that there was both a timeline(that only you and Brandon are privy to) and a series bible(with details like Vandal Savage being Attila
the Hun supposedly). In the context of Young Justice, is their a difference or are they more or less the same.
2. You mentioned on this site that you used post cards and a giant billboards with different cards with different colors to establish certain dialogue or plot points. Do you also use them for events off screen such during the time skip or prior to the series?
Thanks in advance for time.
1. They are two different documents. I'm constantly updating the timeline. The bible, I haven't looked at in five years.
2. Index cards, not post cards. And, yes, sometimes.
Would it be fair to describe Wally's relationship with Artemis on Young Justice as being an unhealthy one for him? Because as much as I loved Artemis as a character, I failed to see what Wally got out of their relationship that could have been considered beneficial for him over the course of the series. It appeared the entire basis of their relationship as it was portrayed on the show was Wally doing all the work and making all the concessions because only Artemis' wants and needs really mattered within it.
Wally was shown to take the initiative to tell her she was beautiful, tell her she was brilliant, tell her she had nothing to prove, take her hand in support, stand up for her, and show complete trust & faith in her at various points in the episodes "Bereft" & "Insecurity" during the first season to combat her insecurities and their rough beginnings while Artemis was only really shown to think he was a joke and treated him as such unless he was propping her up. Even when the show was having Kent Nelson nudge Wally in her direction in "Denial" she was only shown to think and expect the worst of him in the episode.
So where Wally was shown to like and accept Artemis for who she was by the end of the season, I thought Artemis was just going to reinforce whatever doubts and insecurities he had about himself based on her never being shown to like anything about him on a personal level and their interactions. I just didn't see how her constantly belittling, criticizing, and expecting the worst of him like she was shown to do was a solid foundation for a healthy relationship given his own apparent insecurities. The only thing Artemis was shown to accept was that he thought she was great.
The second season appeared to follow a similar strategy. Wally was once again doing the heavy lifting and making sacrifices for Artemis because she was important to him while she was off "having fun" doing the hero thing like she wanted to do. It wasn't until she began feeling sorry for herself after things had taken a turn for the worse on the mission that she started to doubt her choice if what she said was to be believed. It would have been one thing if she was shown to care about what she was putting Wally through or about what he wanted, but it appeared she only cared about what was best for her in the grand scheme of things.
That was why I thought Wally came across as being more of a tool Artemis could use or toss away depending on what was convenient for her at the time than he did as her partner since there never appeared to be anything equal about their relationship on the show. Wally ended up being an ineffective plot device since Artemis was never really shown to have any real attachment to him or their relationship beyond what he/it could do for her. I know you have said Artemis supposedly loved him, but her actions and the choices she was shown to make over the course of the series made it feel like the show forced her into a relationship her character wanted absolutely nothing to be with. I couldn't help but think Wally deserved better than that.
Well, I mean I obviously disagree strenuously with nearly everything you've written above. I'm not even sure how to respond to this.
But here are a few examples to refute your arguments:
*Artemis clearly knew she liked Wally long before he realized he liked her.
*She shows her love and care for him the night he comes back from trying to talk to the clone Roy Harper.
*She feels horribly guilty for leaving Wally and risking what they had.
She's not perfect. Neither is he. But they seemed like a great couple to me. And I certainly don't see him as a "plot device" for her. He's a character in his own right. So is she. At least that's my opinion. And it seems to be the opinion of the majority of the fans, who worship at the Spitfire altar. And while that proves nothing, it does suggest that we were more successful demonstrating my take on things than you indicate.
But your mileage may vary. I can't make you change your mind if you're not feeling it. But you're hardly going to make me change my mind either.
It might have helped if we hadn't cut the dialogue in "Endgame" where he says he wants to come out of retirement and go back to the hero life. Have it all with her. We cut it because we thought it telegraphed his death too much. But maybe that was a mistake. It might have changed things a touch for you. Or not. Probably not. But <shrug>, that's all I can think of that we might have done differently. I'm pretty happy with what got on screen.
Hey Greg. Really happy that Young Justice is back and I hope to have watched it by the time you've answered this
1.Why did Ted Kord keep the Scarab a secret from the League? If he suspected it was of alien origin, wouldn't that have warranted an inspection from the League, who may have been able to confirm this? Or maybe even place it under better guard like they did with Amazo's parts? Of course in that instance, they already knew Amazo was dangerous, but still seems like Ted would have avoided a lot of trouble for himself if he was more forthcoming with the League about the Scarab, so why did he keep it to himself?
2.How did the Light know that Ted was the one in possession of the Scarab? Did they make the connection to his hero name or his relation Dan Garret? Or did they use the same tracking technology that Kaldur was using in Darkest?
3.That's another thing. If the Light had a device to track Blue Beatle, which can I safely assume they got from the Reach, why didn't they go looking for the Scarab after the destruction of Ted's lab? Jamie spent a couple of months acting as a solo hero before he joined the team, so why didn't the Reach prioritise his capture to the Light until later? Did they not know immediately that he was off mode?
4.It's weird but ever since Happy New Year, whenever I saw Jamie talking to himself, I pretty much knew he was just talking to his armour, while the other characters are left thinking that's he's an "odd little fish". I know it was funny, but why did he never just say that the Scarab was talking to him? The only person we see him tell on screen was Superboy. I assume he may have told others at some point, but it didn't seem like it was too much effort on Jamie's part to simply explain how his Scarab worked to Superboy. Pass it around the camp, it wouldn't be long before they got the idea. So why did he didn't say to the others that he was talking to his Scarab whenever they gave him strange looks?
5.Why was Dan Garret's beetle armour different from Jamie's?
If you're talking about Season Three, then, no. I'm a few months behind, but YJ S3 can't possibly be done in less than ten months from now.
1. He didn't. He kept it between himself and Dan Garrett. It hardly seemed urgent since it had been on Earth for THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
2. No Spoilers.
3. There's a long term plan here, vis-a-vis the Reach. Pretending ignorance is part of it.
4. He did eventually. You saw that. Keep in mind, he had only JUST joined the Team.
5. Why should it have been the same?
Because the Y.J universe is so interesting
1: Why did Dan Garrett never join the JSA?
2: Just to confirm, the Joker fights Batman primarily right? As this universe is unique, he might be Green Arrow's problem.
3: How many superheroes are based in areas outside of the United States?
4: Did Lex and Clark know each other prior to Clark taking up the cape?
1. No spoilers.
2. He might be. (He's not, but he might be.) No spoilers.
3. No spoilers.
4. No spoilers.
What in the animation industry has changed since you first got into it, for better or for worse?
Tons. And nothing.
The biggest change for me, right now at least, is the end of animation in broadcast syndication and for the major networks, through the rise and (plateauing) of cable stations, into streaming services.
I just wanted to say Gargoyles inspired me to become an artist when I was a little boy. Will Gargoyles ever comeback?
I hope so.