Frankel, Valerie Estelle, ed. The Comics of Joss Whedon: Critical Essays. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2015.
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Keywords: "Buffy", Collection of essays, Horror, USA, Whedon. Joss
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
A great deal of scholarship has focused on Joss Whedon’s television and film work, which includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, The Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers. But Whedon’s work in the world of comics has largely been ignored. He created his own dystopian heroine, Fray, gathered the goofy fannish heroes of Sugarshock, and wrote arcs for Marvel’s Astonishing X-Men and Runaways. Along with The Avengers, Whedon’s contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe include script doctoring the first X-Men film, writing a ground-shaking Wonder Woman screenplay, and co-creating ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Today, Whedon continues the Buffy and Firefly stories with innovative comics that shatter the rules of storytelling and force his characters to grow through life-altering conflicts.
This collection of new essays focuses on Whedon’s comics work and its tie-ins with his film and television productions, emphasizing his auteurism in crossing over from panel to screen to panel. Essays focus on the comic inspirations and subversive tropes of the Whedonverse, as well as character changes and innovations.
Table of Contents
Part One: Buffy Comics
Part Two: Angel and Spike Comics
Part Three: Tales of the Slayers
Part Four: Firefly
Part Five: Dollhouse
Part Six: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Part Seven: Marvel’s Runaways
Part Eight: Marvel’s X-Men
Part Nine: Whedon’s Other Comics
Part Ten: The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the MCU
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