Joss Whedon The Complete Companion - The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More

ISBN-10: 085768986X
ISBN-13: 9780857689863
Edition: 2012
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Description: Joss Whedon's importance in contemporary pop culture can hardly be overstated, but there has never been a book providing a comprehensive survey and analysis of his career as a whole - until now.Published to coincide with Whedon's blockbuster  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Titan Books Limited
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Joss Whedon's importance in contemporary pop culture can hardly be overstated, but there has never been a book providing a comprehensive survey and analysis of his career as a whole - until now.Published to coincide with Whedon's blockbuster movieThe Avengers, it covers every aspect of his work, through insightful essays and in-depth interviews with key figures in the 'Whedonverse'.

A Note from the Editor
Introduction: Why Cast a Spotlight on Joss Whedon?
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Joss Whedon 101: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
"Raise Your Hand If You're Invulnerable!": An Interview with Harry Groener
"Note to Self, Religion Freaky": When Buffy Met Biblical Studies
You're Strong. I'm Stronger: Vampires, Masculinity & Language in Buffy
Failure of the Everyman: The Lost Character That Was Xander Harris
Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the Fantasy Canon
Pedagogy of the Possessed: Teaching and Learning in Buffy
The Big Bad Universe: Good and Evil According to Joss Whedon
Women Who Hate Women: Female Competition in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Coming Out of the Broom Closet: Willow's Sexuality and Empowerment in 'Buffy
The Darkness of "Passion": Visuals and Voiceovers, Sound and Shadow
Returning to the Basement: Excavating the Unconscious in Buffy's "Restless"
"I'd Very Still": Anthropology of a Lapsed Fan
Interview with Jane Espenson
How Buffy Changed Television
TV's Grim Reaper: Why Joss Whedon Continually Kills the Characters We Love
Angel
Joss Whedon 101: Angel
Lindsey and Angel: Reflecting Masculinity
"The Shell I'm In": Illyria and Monstrous Embodiment
The Three Faces of Anne: Identity Formation in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
"Touch Me and Die, Vermin!": The Psychoanalysis of Illyria
Interview with Alexis Denisof
"The Strength and Conviction to Lose So Relentlessly": Heroism in Angel
Firefly and Serenity
Joss Whedon 101: Firefly
Still Flying: An Interview with Tim Minera
Joss Whedon 101: Serenity
A Postcolonial Provocation: Serenity
The Death of Utopia: Firefly and the Return to Human Realism in TV Sci-Fi
Can't Stop the Serenity: Joss Whedon's Shows and Fan Activism
The Ethics of Malcolm Reynolds
Heroic Humanism and Humanistic Heroism in Joss Whedon's Shows
The Power of Fandom in the Whedonverse
Zombies, Reavers, Butchers, and Actuals in Joss Whedon's Work
Nathan Fillion Misbehaves All Across the Whedonverse
Comics
Joss Whedon 101: Fray
Joss Whedon 101: Astonishing X-Men
Tom Brokaw's Coat: Joss Whedon, Astonishing X-Men and the Accessibility of History
Joss Whedon 101: Runaways
Joss Whedon 101: Angel: After the Fall
IDW Retrospect: A Look Back At IDW's Angel with Brain Lynch and Scott Tipton
Joss Whedon 101: Sugarshock!
Joss Whedon 101: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight
Giant Dawn and Mutant Superheroes: Joss Whedon in Comics
Joss Whedon 101: Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope
Chronological Bibliography of Print Comics Written by Joss Whedon
Much with the Moral Ambiguity: An Examination of the Fallen Heroes and Redeemed Villains in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight and Angel: After the Fall
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Joss Whedon 101: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
The Night Billy Buddy Died: Dr. Horrible's Tragicomic Inversion of Spider-Man
"What a Crazy Random Happenstance": Destiny and Free Will in Dr. Horrible
Dollhouse
Joss Whedon 101: Dollhouse
Identity and Memory in Dollhouse
The Dystopian Future in Joss Whedon's Work
Buffy and Dollhouse: Visions of Female Empowerment and Disempowerment
Dollhouse, Fox Television, and Cultural Fragmentation
Fantasy Is Their Business, But It Is Not Their Purpose": The Metaphor of Dollhouse
Films
Joss Whedon 101: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (The Movie)
Alien Resurrection, the Script That Shaped Joss Whedon's Career
Joss Whedon 101: The Cabin in the Woods
Joss Whedon 101: The Avengers
Six Reasons Why Joss Whedon Is the Perfect Director for The Avengers
Appendices
Mapping the Whedonverses: Whedon Studies 1999 and Beyond
Buffy the Vampire Stayer Episode List
Angel Episode List
Firefly Episode List
Dollhouse Episode List
Author Biographies

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