Well, that’s a pretty long title.
PopMattters apparently saw the writing on the wall, and (3 days before The Avengers was released) released this book. Now, I haven’t read the book, personally…I just wanted to let you know its out there. I do have it on pretty good authority that it is, indeed, a great companion to the Whedonverse, for novices and full-fledged citizens alike. I won’t vouch based on someone else’s word…I’m just saying.
I ahve been saying for years (to anyone that would listen), that anything geek related, or any actor who is known in the geek world, probably got its/their start working for/with/around Joss Whedon. This “Avengers” thing…It was no happy accident. Joss has been working hard solidifying his place and the place of his universe for 10-15 years.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel BOTH are their own cultures at this point. You can find TONS of literature based on those two shows alone. As is Firefly (which managed a HUGE cult following after 11 aired episodes…enough so to bring a film to screen in Serenity) And, while probably only the biggest Whedonites saw Dollhouse in its entirety (or, at all), I highly suggest you do. I feel its some of his best work. You can find the entire season on Netflix Instant (as are complete series of all his shows), right now.
Speaking of Dollhouse, another thing to note is that Whedon seems to know where he comes from, and is just as loyal to his followers as they are to him. All four of his series (3 of which probably could have gone on longer) had their stories picked up in comic book form (mostly written by Joss himself) and, as noted earlier, Firefly fans even got an opportunity to close the story on the big screen. So, for those of you that crave more of your favorite characters, they are out there.
Joss Whedon loves what he does, and it shows. He loves his fan base, and that shows also. These are the two most important factors of really putting out quality content for a specific demographic, which he nails constantly (the content, not the demographic, you perves)
Anyhoo, once again I digress into a Joss Whedon love fest…Pint it, the ‘verse is vast. Get the book.
Sidenote: Did you know that one of Jeremy Renner’s first roles was on Angel?…just saying. Also, you can go back to the days of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and find Nathan Fillian guest stars.