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Greg Weisman (born September 28, 1963) is an American writer and producer. He was the creator of Gargoyles and a scriptwriter for series such as Kim Possible. He was also the supervising producer for the second season of W.I.T.C.H., the supervising producer for all of The Spectacular Spider-Man until its cancellation, and also produced the Young Justice cartoon, also cancelled. He also had a good run in the 1980s with his Comic Book revival and update of Captain Atom. His most recent project was a Star Wars animated series titled Star Wars Rebels, which he worked on with Dave Filoni, former supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Can be seen as the Western Animation equivalent of Joss Whedon and Jay Wolpert.

He has also written the first two books of his own original series, Rain of the Ghosts and Spirits of Ash and Foam. A supernatural young adult book series with heavy references to Caribbean mythology and folklore. An audio play based on said books is also in the works. The kickstarter video for this project can be found here

Has a Twitter account.

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Provides examples of:

  • All There in the Manual: Weisman has an extensive online encyclopedia of the Gargoyles universe: 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 Young Justice.
  • Author Catchphrase: 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). Also some variation on "revenge is for suckers," both as a quote and ideology, often spoken from one villain to another (Gargoyles, Spider-Man, and Young Justice).
  • Canon Discontinuity: 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 Gargoyles with other shows he's worked on. He wrote up a non-canon one with The Spectacular Spider-Man, and also planned one for Team Atlantis before it became a Stillborn Franchise (but he's declared it still canon in Broad Strokes). W.I.T.C.H. had the yuppie couple from Gargoyles appear as well, albeit as teenagers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: An entire section of Ask Greg is called Smart-Ass Responses.
  • Gambit Index: If he's involved in a work, chances are one of these tropes will show up eventually. Not surprising since he did create Xanatos.
  • Grey and Gray Morality: Frequently found in characters on many of his shows.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: He seems to do this with the episode titles of most of his major works:
    • His personal episode titles for Gargoyles were almost always one word long.
    • Every episode of Max Steel's first season started with the letter S.
    • His W.I.T.C.H. 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.
    • The Spectacular Spider-Man 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.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname is pronounced "Wise Man", which corresponds perfectly with his writing.
  • Painful Transformation: 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.
  • Race Lift: He's very big on this, with some extremely pronounced examples in The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice.
  • Shout-Out to Shakespeare: 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. Rain of the Ghosts has several references to The Tempest, the series takes place on a group of islands called the Prospero Keys and one of the characters is named Miranda.