Greg Weisman (born September 28, 1963) is an American writer of comic books, animation and novels. He is perhaps best known for the animated series Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice.
Weisman at San Diego Comic-Con International in 2007
|Occupation||Novelist, writer, producer|
|Known for||Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Young Justice|
Early life and careerEdit
Greg 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. When he was 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 later 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, but he has disassociated himself from the third season (The Goliath Chronicles). Weisman is notable for the question and answer forum he participates in with Gargoyles fans online.
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. Weisman was also executive producer on Star Wars Rebels, alongside Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg, but left the series after the first season. In 2016, it was reported that he would return in the upcoming revival season of Young Justice, alongside Brandon Vietti; the new season, titled Young Justice: Outsiders, began streaming on DC Universe in January of 2019.
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. His debut novel, also titled Rain of the Ghosts, was released in 2013. Its sequel, 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. It was the most funded young adult project on Kickstarter. In 2016, Weisman released a children's novel in the World of Warcraft universe entitled World of Warcraft: Traveler, followed by a sequel, World of Warcraft: Traveler - The Spiral Path. Weisman's next novel is set in the Magic: The Gathering universe. War of the Spark - Ravnica was released on April 23, 2019, with a sequel in the works.
|1986–87||Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe||16–26||Writer|
|2011–13||Young Justice||0, 7–25||Writer (with Kevin Hopps)|
|2017||The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom||1–6||Writer (with Cary Bates)|
|2015–16||Star Wars: Kanan||1–12||Writer|
|2016||Starbrand & Nightmask||1–6||Writer|
|2013||Rain of the Ghosts||St. Martin's Griffin||Rain of the Ghosts||ISBN 978-1250029799
|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
|2019||War of the Spark: Ravnica||Del Ray||Magic: The Gathering||ISBN 978-1984817457|
|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||Writer
|2011||Ikki Tousen: Shūgaku Tōshi Keppu-roku||Moutoku Sousou (voice)||Rion Kujo||OVA
|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|
|2004–11||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||Ultra-Humanite, Lucas Carr (voices)||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|
- ComicHeroNews (July 30, 2010). "DC Animated Showcase: Greg Weisman Interview, Part 1" – via YouTube.
- Wells, John (February 2011). "Failure to Launch: The Black Canary Miniseries That Never Took Flight". Back Issue!. TwoMorrows Publishing (46): 45–52.
- "Greg's Introduction : Gargoyles : Station Eight". S8.org. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
- "Greg Weisman Leaves Star Wars Rebels". IGN.com. February 10, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
- "Young Justice Archives - The World's Finest".
- "YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS Creators Talk a Darker Season Full of Metahuman Trafficking | Nerdist". Nerdist. July 26, 2018. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
- "Search Ask Greg : Gargoyles : Station Eight".
- "Starbrand and Nightmask". Comic Book Round Up. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
- "Rain of the Ghosts Full Cast AudioPlay". KickStarter. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- "Tweet". Twitter. April 23, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- "Young Adult Most Funded — Kickstarter". Kickstarter. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- Scholastic Press Release for Traveler
- "Greg Weisman List of Movies and TV Shows". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on September 7, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
- Glatzer, Jenna (2003). "Interview with Henry Gilroy". Absolute Write. Archived from the original on April 7, 2006. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
- Collura, Scott (July 25, 2010). "SDCC 10: DC Shorts Showcase". IGN. j2 Global. Archived from the original on August 11, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.