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The creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' and a scriptwriter for series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. He was the supervising producer for ''{{The Spectacular Spider-Man}}'' until its cancellation, and is now producing the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' cartoon, also recently cancelled. He also had a good run in the 1980s with his ComicBook revival and update of ''CaptainAtom''.
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!!Provides examples of:
* AllThereInTheManual: Weisman has an extensive online encyclopedia of the Gargoyles universe: http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/. It's technically owned by a user named Gorebash, Weisman just uses it.
** And in several interviews, he's hinted at having a rather thick production bible for ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
* AuthorCatchphrase: If someone's been reduced to just their head, expect him to be taunted "What are you going to do, bite my kneecaps off?" (Appears in ''Gargoyles'' and ''Spider-Man'') Likewise, references to "beating up a beach" are favored when fighting sand villains (''Gargoyles'', ''Spider-Man'', and ''WITCH'').
* CanonDiscontinuity: Weisman has disowned the entire ''Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles'' series except for the premiere episode, "The Journey".
** Weisman has now disowned the televised version of "The Journey" as well, since he retold the story in comicbook form and corrected a few errors.
* CrossOver: He likes to cross ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' with other shows he's worked on. He wrote up a non-canon one with ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', and also planned one for ''[[AtlantisTheLostEmpire Team Atlantis]]'' before it became a StillbornFranchise (but he's declared it still canon in BroadStrokes).
* DeadpanSnarker: An entire section of [[WordOfGod Ask Greg]] is called [[http://s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/archives.php?lid=38 Smart-Ass Responses.]] Some of them veer into CrowningMomentOfFunny territory.
* ExecutiveMeddling: He does his best with it, but it just seems like everyone is determined to kill his shows. He's worked it to his advantage but most of the time the networks he's on don't know what to do with him.
* GambitIndex: If he's involved in a work, chances are one of these tropes will show up eventually. Not surprising since he ''did'' create [[TropeNamer Xanatos]].
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: He seems to do this with the episode titles of most of his major works:
** His personal episode titles for ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' were almost always one word long.
** Every episode of ''MaxSteel'''s first season started with the letter S.
** His WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} episodes were all stylized "___ Is For ____", with blank 1 being a letter of the alphabet and the second blank being a word starting with that letter.
** ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' titles tended to reference academic concepts, with overall arc titles various "courses" such as Biology 101 to emphasize "The Education of Peter Parker" as a series theme.
* OldShame: If he has a regret about ''Gargoyles'' (other than the third season) it's to do with how much he jerked around Brooklyn romantically.
* OneOfUs: Loves his [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] and [[JossWhedon Whedon]].
* PainfulTransformation: If you're going to turn into something in a Greg Weisman show, particularly if you're the bad guy, odds are it won't be pleasant.
* RaceLift: He's very big on this, with some extremely pronounced examples in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: His shows seem to have trouble with their [[RuleOfThree third]] seasons.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' third season was subject to ExecutiveMeddling that killed the show.
*** There were only two DVD releases for ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''; the third one that would've finished the ([[CanonDiscontinuity canonical]]) run was quietly dumped.
*** The comic book replacement for the third season suffered from chronic ScheduleSlip and ended when Disney raised the licensing fees.
** After the lackluster first season of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', Greg Weisman was hired to head the second season. The show [[GrowingTheBeard grew a beard]] and Greg had plans for more seasons. It was not to be.
** When Disney bought Marvel, Sony gave up the TV rights to Spider-Man in order to keep [[Film/{{Spider-Man}} the movie rights]] from falling into Marvel Studios' hands, preempting any third season of ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. This one is a case of ScrewedByTheLawyers however. Kids WB ending to make way for 4kids didn't help either(Only JohnnyTest survived the end of Kids WB).
** ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' aired only 9 episodes before going on hiatus between March and September 2011. Now there's been no new episodes aired in December, and it's not even on the schedule for January, despite the second season being due to premiere in March. For those of you keeping track at home, it's taking Creator/CartoonNetwork over a year (from the initial November 2010 preview) to air a 26 episode season. This in spite of the fact that the show's won an Emmy and already started work on a second season.
*** However, ''Young Justice'' is the main selling point of Cartoon Network's heavily promoted DC Nation block, so it seems to be relatively safe. Not counting the two month(and counting) hiatus since the last new episode aired.
*** And after TWO episodes, DC Nation was put on hiatus in October until January. Fans are beginning to get antsy, since season two has wrapped production and we're right at the critical third season juncture with no news one way or the other. Given that both the toy line and the tie-in comic book have been canceled and that the [=DC=] Nation block has already announced ''BewareTheBatman'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Go,'' the auguries aren't good...
*** [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=73360 And add another show to his cancelled count.]] For those of you keeping track at home, that is Gargoyles, WITCH, Spectacular Spider-Man ''and'' Young Justice where Greg Weisman has been screwed out of a third season.
* ShoutOutToShakespeare: ''Gargoyles'' had a ton of these, some of which were not mere Shout Outs but plot-relevant. ''Spectacular Spider-Man'' also featured Shakespeare in Season 2's school play subplot.
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10th Feb '13 1:24:57 PM DemonaFanX
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* ExecutiveMeddling: He does his best with it, but it just seems like everyone is determined to kill his shows. He's worked it to his advantage (Macbeth from WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} was the result of ExecutiveMeddling) but most of the time the networks he's on don't know what to do with him.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: He does his best with it, but it just seems like everyone is determined to kill his shows. He's worked it to his advantage (Macbeth from WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} was the result of ExecutiveMeddling) but most of the time the networks he's on don't know what to do with him.
8th Feb '13 1:36:24 PM nombretomado
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*** And after TWO episodes, DC Nation was put on hiatus in October until January. Fans are beginning to get antsy, since season two has wrapped production and we're right at the critical third season juncture with no news one way or the other. Given that both the toy line and the tie-in comic book have been canceled and that the [=DC=] Nation block has already announced ''BewareTheBatman'' and ''TeenTitans Go,'' the auguries aren't good...

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*** And after TWO episodes, DC Nation was put on hiatus in October until January. Fans are beginning to get antsy, since season two has wrapped production and we're right at the critical third season juncture with no news one way or the other. Given that both the toy line and the tie-in comic book have been canceled and that the [=DC=] Nation block has already announced ''BewareTheBatman'' and ''TeenTitans ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Go,'' the auguries aren't good...
1st Feb '13 9:10:33 PM K
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The creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' and a scriptwriter for series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. He was the supervising producer for ''{{The Spectacular Spider-Man}}'' until its cancellation, and is now producing the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' cartoon. He also had a good run in the 1980s with his ComicBook revival and update of ''CaptainAtom''.

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The creator of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' and a scriptwriter for series such as ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. He was the supervising producer for ''{{The Spectacular Spider-Man}}'' until its cancellation, and is now producing the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' cartoon.cartoon, also recently cancelled. He also had a good run in the 1980s with his ComicBook revival and update of ''CaptainAtom''.
1st Feb '13 9:09:54 PM K
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*** [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=73360 And add another show to his cancelled count.]]

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*** [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=73360 And add another show to his cancelled count.]] For those of you keeping track at home, that is Gargoyles, WITCH, Spectacular Spider-Man ''and'' Young Justice where Greg Weisman has been screwed out of a third season.
29th Jan '13 9:26:49 AM Retro7
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** [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=73360 And add another show to his cancelled count.]]

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** *** [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=73360 And add another show to his cancelled count.]]]]
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** [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=73360 And add another show to his cancelled count.]]
17th Dec '12 9:20:25 PM K
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*** And after TWO episodes, DC Nation was put on hiatus in Octobe until January. Weisman's curse, man.

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*** And after TWO episodes, DC Nation was put on hiatus in Octobe October until January. Weisman's curse, man.Fans are beginning to get antsy, since season two has wrapped production and we're right at the critical third season juncture with no news one way or the other. Given that both the toy line and the tie-in comic book have been canceled and that the [=DC=] Nation block has already announced ''BewareTheBatman'' and ''TeenTitans Go,'' the auguries aren't good...
14th Nov '12 7:47:33 PM Elemiel
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*** And after TWO episodes, DC Nation was put on hiatus in Octobe until January. Weisman's curse, man.
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