By the time I heard about Joss Whedon, the entire series of Firefly was in my house on DVD. Bored one day, I popped it in the player. I was sold. Firefly, and then Serenity, captured my attention and left me aching for more escapades of Mal Reynolds and the crew. To my utter dismay, there was only one season.
Joss Whedon has emerged slowly over the past 15 years as one of the great auteurs of geek culture, building an intense following for his work as the creator of cult television series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse and for his writing for comic books like the official Buffy the Vampire Slayer series for Dark Horse and Astonishing X-Men for Marvel Comics. 2012 is shaping up to be a breakthrough year for Whedon’s career – he wrote and directed the surefire blockbuster The Avengers, co-wrote the buzzy horror/comedy The Cabin in the Woods and directed a forthcoming indie film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Matthew Perpetua of Rolling Stone has a great photo list of the works by Joss Whedon. The good, the not so good, and the fantastic.