Weisman at San Diego Comic-Con International in 2007
September 28, 1963|
Los Angeles, California
|Occupation||Novelist, writer, producer|
|Known for||Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Young Justice|
Greg Weisman (born September 28, 1963) is an American novelist and comic book and animation writer and producer. He is best known as the co-creator and producer of Young Justice, co-creator of Gargoyles, and supervising producer of The Spectacular Spider-Man. Weisman wrote the script for DC Showcase: Green Arrow, an animated short feature that is included on the DVD for the film Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.
His first novel, Rain of the Ghosts, was released on December 3, 2013. Its sequel, Spirits of Ash and Foam, was released on July 8, 2014. In 2015, Weisman launched a KickStarter campaign to crowdfund $43,000 for a full-cast unabridged AudioPlay based on Rain of the Ghosts. The project reached 100% of funding in less than a month, raising $54,022 (25% more than its intended goal) backed by 512 pledges, making it the most funded Young Adult project on KickStarter.
Weisman is a former English composition and writing teacher. He received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a master's from USC. Between college and graduate school, he worked on staff in the editorial department of DC Comics, while also co-writing Captain Atom with Cary Bates.
In an interview at Comic-Con International 2010, Weisman revealed that when 22 years old, he wrote a four-issue mini-series for DC Comics starring the superheroine Black Canary. The first issue of the series was penciled, but the project was ultimately shelved due to the character being used in writer/artist Mike Grell's high-profile Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters series. Elements from the ill-fated project were used for his DC Showcase: Green Arrow short film.
After graduate school, Weisman worked as a development executive at Disney. There, in conjunction with others, he pitched an early comedy-adventure version of the TV series Gargoyles to Disney CEO Michael Eisner. Eventually, the idea underwent a transformation from Weisman's initial conception as a largely comedic cartoon, to an episodic but sequential animated action-drama, and the series was produced for syndication. Though Gargoyles itself bears no on-air creator credit, Weisman describes himself on his website as "one of the creators" of the show. Aired as a syndicated show for 65 episodes, Gargoyles was later picked up for a further 13 episodes by ABC. Weisman was credited as a co-producer of Gargoyles from episode 6, and as a supervising producer for much of the show's second season. However, he has disassociated himself from its third-season episodes.
Weisman's other television credits include overseeing the first season of Max Steel, the second season of W.I.T.C.H., and both seasons of The Spectacular Spider-Man and two of Young Justice. Weisman has written episodes for numerous animated series, including Men in Black: The Series, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles, and Kim Possible. He also voice directs and voice acts on occasion; he played the role of Donald Menken on The Spectacular Spider-Man and Lucas "Snapper" Carr on Young Justice.
He also used voice talents who had previously worked with him on Gargoyles and other series. Homages to Gargoyles in the OVA series include a homeless man humming the Gargoyles theme song and a character who says "What could make claw marks in solid stone?"
Weisman is notable for the question and answer forum he participates in with Gargoyles fans online.
On November 7, 2016, it was reported that he would return in the upcoming revival season of Young Justice, alongside Brandon Vietti. A trailer for the new season, titled Young Justice: Outsiders, aired at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2018. It is scheduled to begin streaming on DC Universe in early 2019.
Comic book work
Weisman also continues to write for comics, including in continuity continuations of the storylines from the television series Gargoyles and Young Justice. (On the latter, Weisman, along with Kevin Hopps, became full-time writers of the tie-in comic as of issue #7 (as well as issue #0.)). Weisman also wrote a parody of Gargoyles and Captain Atom in JLA Showcase #1.
During his time with the Star Wars franchise, Weisman wrote the miniseries Star Wars: Kanan for Lucasfilm and Marvel Comics. From 2015 to 2016, he wrote the superhero series Starbrand & Nightmask, which lasted six issues.
After leaving Disney in 1996, Weisman spent two years at DreamWorks, where he created and developed a new television series called Rain of the Ghosts. When the series was not picked up, Weisman bought the property back to turn it into a series of novels. The first book, also titled Rain of the Ghosts, came out in 2013. The second book, Spirits of Ash and Foam, followed in 2014. Weisman has announced that the third book will be titled Masque of Bones, and in 2015, he released a full-cast unabridged AudioPlay based on Rain of the Ghosts after successfully crowdfunding the project through Kickstarter.
|1986–87||Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe||16–26||Writer|
|2011–13||Young Justice||0, 7–25||Writer (0, 7–10, and 14–17 with Kevin Hopps)|
|2017||The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom||1–6||Writer (with Cary Bates)|
|2013||Rain of the Ghosts||St. Martin's Griffin||Rain of the Ghosts||ISBN 978-1250029799
|Rain of the Ghosts focuses on a teenage girl named Rain Cacique who lives in the fictional Caribbean island chain known as the Prospero Keys, referred to by locals as "the Ghost Keys". Following her grandfather's death, she receives an armband he used to wear as an heirloom, which allows her to see ghosts.|
|2014||Spirits of Ash and Foam||St. Martin's Griffin||Rain of the Ghosts||ISBN 978-1250029829
|2016||World of Warcraft: Traveller||Scholastic Inc.||Warcraft||ISBN 978-0545906678
|2018||World of Warcraft: Traveller – The Spiral Path||Scholastic Inc.||Warcraft||ISBN 978-1338029376
|2003||Atlantis: Milo's Return||N/A||Victor Cook
|2003||Bionicle: Mask of Light||N/A||Terry Shakespeare
|2010||DC Showcase: Green Arrow||N/A||Joaquim Dos Santos||Direct-to-video release
|2011||Ikki Tousen: Shūgaku Tōshi Keppu-roku||Moutoku Sousou||Rion Kujo||Original video animation (OVA)
Voice only (English dub)
|1988||Jem||N/A||Writer: "Video Wars"|
|1994–97||Gargoyles||Commando #1 (voice)||Also creator, writer and supervising producer|
|1998–99||Men in Black: The Series||N/A||Writer|
|1999–2000||Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles||N/A||Story editor|
|1999||Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot||N/A||Writer: "Out of Whack"|
|2000||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||N/A||Writer|
|2003, 2007||Kim Possible||N/A||Writer|
|2003–10||Ikki Tousen||Moutoku Sousou (voice)||English dub|
|2004–05||Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!||N/A||Writer|
|2007||Legion of Super Heroes||N/A||Writer|
|2008–09||The Spectacular Spider-Man||Donald Menken (voice)||Also developer, writer and supervising producer|
|Young Justice||Lucas Carr (voice)||Also developer, writer and producer|
|2013||Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters||N/A||Writer|
|2014–15||Transformers: Rescue Bots||N/A||Writer|
|2014||Beware the Batman||N/A||Writer: "Monsters"|
|2014–15||Star Wars Rebels||Stormtroopers (voices)||Also writer and executive producer|
|2015||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||N/A||Writer: "Eyes of the Chimera"|
|2016–17||Shimmer and Shine||N/A||Writer|
|2008||The Last Remnant||Additional Voices|
|2013||Young Justice: Legacy||N/A||Story writer and creative consultant|
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- Scholastic Press Release for Traveler
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