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R.A Karthik Prasad writes...

Hey Greg,

This is a long shot but- Earlier in December 2016, you asked fans to buy more Young Justice comic books so the publishers will green light a new Comic book series on Young Justice.
Can we expect new Young Justice comics this year? or is DC at least considering a new series?
If the moderators decide to show you this, thanks for reading and much thanks for Young Justice.

Greg responds...

DC is, I think, considering it. But I've got no news yet. So keep buying those comics!!!

Response recorded on June 20, 2017

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Marvelman writes...

I noticed someone else asked a question about doing YJ stories that require a more mature rating. In this case, the poster wanted more brutal fight scenes. I don't have much sympathy with his desire for more violence, but it did make me wonder about something else: are there specific instances in which you would have liked to have told on YJ but couldn't because of the limitations of the target audience?

For example, I thought it was rather clever what you did in "Disordered." Personally, as a 49 year old, I wouldn't have minded an entire episode of them talking to Black Canary in therapy, but the reality is that your target audience wouldn't have much patience for that, and you probably couldn't have sold the idea to Cartoon Network either. You came up with an intelligent compromise of having the team's therapy sessions inter-cut with Superboy's adventures with the Forever People.

1) Are there other instances in which you had to come up with creative solutions to making an otherwise unpalatable story palatable to your intended audience? Can you think of some examples and what the work-arounds might have been?

2) And, are there still other stories that you wanted to tell but couldn't at all because of the network or because they wouldn't have interested your audience? For example, you probably couldn't produce an episode that was entirely a slice-of-life episode without an action element because that's your audience tunes in for. Have you ever wanted to do an episode like that on YJ?

3) Will the third season have the same content restrictions placed upon it as previous seasons? Or, will you have more liberty with your creative choices?

Greg responds...

I wouldn't say the "limitations of the target audience" but I would say the limitations of those who are nervous in seats of power.

But your example doesn't hold water for me. "Disordered" was told the way Brandon and I wanted to tell it. There was no compromise for our audience.

1. Your question is based on a faulty premise. I'm not really sure how to address it.

I suppose we hinted at Red Arrow's heroin addiction, as opposed to depicting it. Added in a metaphorical layer about his addiction to searching for the Original Roy, without negating the possibility that over that time he had also slipped into substance abuse.

On another completely different topic, we were aware that we could not depict LGBTQ relationships either. But that doesn't mean we don't have LGBTQ characters. You strive to write with consistency even toward those elements that you're not allowed to discuss.

2. 100% slice of life? No. I like the mix and the counterpoint.

3. I'm not commenting on the third season at all.

Response recorded on June 16, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

Hey Greg,
I know you said that there were no paperback copies left for the Young Justice series. Is there a possibility that some more might be made in the future?

Greg responds...

Anything's possible.

Response recorded on June 02, 2017

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Zach writes...

First, I'm beyond excited about Season Three! Congrats!

Second, while reading the comics, something very much didn't sit right with me -- Red Torpedo/Jim Lockhart. Robots don't eat, sleep (theoretically), or need to use the bathroom. So, did Jim just not do any of that? Also, whenever he changed clothes, wouldn't he have noticed something missing down there? (Unless, T.O. Morrow added that in, I guess...) It just confused me greatly and I'd really appreciate you clearing the subject up. :)

Greg responds...

He's anatomically correct. He can eat and that product goes through him. It doesn't provide anything, but it allows him to mimic being human. He's also programmed to ignore any discrepancies.

Response recorded on May 22, 2017

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Geri Szabo writes...

Hello Greg!
I recently watched the first two season of YJ and purchased the first 2 collections of the YJ comics. I really loved them, good luck on season 3, and if the sales are good enough on the continuation of YJ comic series.
But I have some questions too:
1.) One of my friends told me that he once read an issue called "Face your Fears". But I'm unable to find it anywhere, and it's not part of the collections. Is it still available somewhere? Is that a canon issue too?
2.) We know that both Jay and KF were slower than Barry.. but who is the faster one between Jay and KF? (Jay'speed in his prime, and Wally's speed as of Season 2)

Thank you for your time

Greg responds...

1. That was a giveaway. I think it was written to be canon, but I don't have a copy of it either, which makes it tough for me to include it as canon sometimes... mostly because I keep forgetting that it existed.

2. They were close to even, but I'd tend to give Wally the edge because of modern training methods.

Response recorded on April 12, 2017

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John writes...

Hi Greg, hope your day is going well, just wanted to say thanks for creating and producing all of these great shows, comics, and novels, and thank you very much for taking time out of your probably busy schedule to answer fan's questions.
1. How long does it take to make an episode of an animated series, like Spectacular Spider-Man or Young Justice?
2. Is Aquaman's son really named Artur, or was that just a typo in the video game?
3. What would it take to relaunch the Young Justice comic book series?
And I know these are probably spoilery, so I won't ask, but Zatanna and Rocket were some of my favorite characters in season one. Really hoping you guys get enough episodes to bring a resolution to the Zatanna/Zatara/Dr.Fate storyline, and we can finally find out who Rocket'a husband is! But if neither of these end up happening, I'm sure we'll get a fantastic Season 3 story from you guys no matter what. Ecstatic that YJ is back!

Greg responds...

1. Depends what you mean. You see, no one makes a SINGLE episode. From coming up with the springboard for the story, all the way through post-production, until it's in the can, it takes somewhere from between ten and thirteen months, depending on the schedule.

2. Artur is correct.

3. It would help if a lot of people bought electronic versions of the issues already published, either on the DC App, Comixology or iTunes.

Response recorded on March 10, 2017

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Anonymous writes...

http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=21667
"What makes you think Two-Face exists?"

There's a page on the YJ Wiki. http://youngjustice.wikia.com/wiki/Two-Face. He appeared in Young Justice: Face Your Fears and Christopher Jones confirmed Batman and Robin were in his lair.

Greg responds...

I see. So nothing definitive. ;)

Response recorded on March 08, 2017

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Dragomir writes...

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.

Greg responds...

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.

Response recorded on February 28, 2017

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Spencer writes...

If the tie-in comics return (whether or not they will is a question that somebody else already asked), will the previous four collected editions go back into print?

Greg responds...

I don't know. It's not something I can control. But I hope so. Still, they are all available now for downloading. And if you want MORE comics, that's the single best way to get them, i.e. download the existing volumes.

Response recorded on February 15, 2017

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Emily Bjorklund writes...

Hi Greg! With the exciting announcement of Young Justice season 3, is there any chance that the tie-in comic will return as well? Thank you for taking the time to read and (hopefully!) answer my question.

Greg responds...

I hope so. Christopher Jones and I are dying to do it again. But we've gotten no word from DC Comics about that yet, and we have asked. The best way to help with that is to help spread the word to #BuyYJComicsonComixology or on the DC App or on iTunes. We need to show DC that the comic itself sells.

Response recorded on February 01, 2017


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