Joss Whedon FAQ

All That's Left to Know ABout the Mind Behind Buffy, Firefly and The Avengers

Book Description

The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Firefly are all iconic titles for anyone who has watched movies or television over the past 20 years. So who is the workaholic genius behind them? Meet Joss Whedon. This screenwriter, director, producer, and author is much more than a guy who read a lot of comic books as a kid. He is a philosopher of media, a fiercely loyal friend, and a cultural observer with many fascinating insights into our world – which, like his creations, are eagerly embraced and analyzed by a passionately devoted fandom.

Joss Whedon FAQ looks behind the scenes into Whedon's life and creative output. It observes his growing up as an American child in England and follows his whole career, from his early work as a screenwriter on such films as Toy Story to the blockbuster success of The Avengers and the Disney portion of the Marvel Universe. Along with providing a wealth of information on Whedon's world, Hubert O'Hearn gives his candid opinions on Whedon's canon of work. Why did Buffy become a hit, and why did Firefly fail except as a beloved cult favorite? Where and how did Whedon succeed? And when he stumbled, what happened? Joss Whedon FAQ has the answers to these questions, and much more, to intrigue everyone from casual fans to hard-core Whedonites.

About O'Hearn, Hubert