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Greg Weisman on Young Justice Animated

[show_avatar email=robin@titanstower.com align=right]One of the most exciting things about the upcoming YOUNG JUSTICE animated series? Greg Weisman. For those unfamiliar, Greg helmed the excellent GARGOYLES animated series in the 1990s as well as the recent SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN cartoon. With GARGOYLES, Greg largely created an intriguing set of characters with a rich mythology that spanned time and space. And with SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, he concocted  a perfect synthesis, mixing classic Spidey elements with newer elements, too. In both series, Greg weaved character arcs and large storylines with smaller episodes packed full of action. He’s a master at mixing the two. So I can’t wait to see what he has in store for the YOUNG JUSTICE characters.

For years, Greg has responded to fan questions on his “Ask Greg” column at Section Eight, as well as posting missives. Last week, Greg shared a tiny bit on YOUNG JUSTICE:

Wow. This has been a big couple of weeks ANNOUNCEMENT-wise.

As some of you doubtless already know, YOUNG JUSTICE was announced today by Cartoon Network.

Here’s the official press release info (with slightly better proofreading from me):

“Young Justice: In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over—to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what the members of Young Justice—Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis—will find out: whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero? This all-new series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based upon characters from DC Comics. Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is the executive producer. Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman Doomsday, The Batman) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man, W.I.T.C.H.) are the producers.”

We’re hard at work on the 26-episode first season. Got a great writing staff in place, and the designs look phenomenal. I really think the series will kick some major ass!

And that’s about all I’m allowed to say right now…

So, it looks like we’re in for at least a 26 episode commitment! Nice.


Visit the Young Justice Animated Series Guide for more information.


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2 Comments

  1. avatar

    Well it’s great to see all this talent attached to the show… though I have to admit being a lil bit torn, since this guarantees the axe for Spectacular Spiderman.

  2. avatar

    Ultimate Spider-Man pretty much axed Spectacular Spidey … which is really too bad, as I loved that cartoon. I’m intrigued with YJ and have high hopes for it.