Title: After the Avengers: From Joss Whedon’s Hottest, Newest Franchises to the Future of the Whedonverse

Editor: PopMatters

Publisher Bookbaby

Date: Nov 2015

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Presenting the Collection

Presenting the Classic Shows

Buffy’s Successors: How Both The Guild and How I Met Your Mother Spring from Buffy...Calvin Peat

The Vampire Family Plot: Naming, Siring, and Identity...Janet Brennan Croft

A Whedonite’s Guide to Characterization...Kate Johnson and J.T. Bock

The Future of Scholarship: Interview with Professor Rhonda V. Wilcox...Francesca Maria Stefanachi

Presenting The Cabin in the Woods

Watching the Whore: The Treatment of Jules in Cabin in the Woods...Carrie Sessarego

Something Nightmares Are From: Corporate Culture and Externalized Consequences...Erin Giannini

Presenting The Avengers

“That Man’s Playing Galaga” /Dis/ownership, Democratization and Demographics...Dr. Shathley Q

Collateral Damage: How The Avengers is a Superhero Film, Not an Action Flick...James Orbesen

Fun with Fandom in Avengers: Age of Ultron...Valerie Estelle Frankel

Presenting Much Ado About Nothing

The Whole Assembly: Much Ado About Superheroes, Shakespeare, and Shawarma...B. Mitchell

Sigh No More, Ladies: Much Ado Tackles Gender and Modern Judgment...Navya Dasari

Of Whedonverse Canon and “Someone Else’s Sandbox:” Marvel, Much Ado, and the Great Auteur Debate...Mary Ellen Iatropoulos

Presenting In Your Eyes

The Mad Girl Weds the Evil Doctor: Whedonisms in In Your Eyes...Valerie Estelle Frankel

Presenting Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Deployment Patterns: How Joss Whedon Leverages Transmedia to Force a Rethink of Old Media...Dr. Shathley Q

“I’m Every Bit the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent That You Are”: Exploring Opposing Masculinities...Scott Interrante

Whedon’s Women: Melinda May and Maria Hill as Transgressive Superheroines...Leanne McRae

Presenting the Buffy Comics

From the Small Screen to the Panel: Buffy in Comic Form...J.M. Suarez

Big in Japan: A Cross Cultural Look at the Whedonverse...J. Malcolm Stewart

Presenting the Angel & Faith Comics

No Future For You? Faith and the Future of the Dark Slayer...Siobhan Lyons

Journey into the Heart of Darkness: Intertextuality, Redemption, and Rewriting (Neo)colonial Discourses in Angel & Faith’s Lost and Found...Jessica Hautsch

Presenting the Serenity Comics

The Browncoats Return! The New Rebellion in Leaves on the Wind...Eugena McCrann

Presenting Future Shakespeares

“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t”: Speculating on Adaptations of Shakespeare...Carl Wilson

Much Ado About Whedon and the Hamlet Hypothesis...Stephanie Garrison

Joss Whedon’s Hamlet: The Problems of Ophelia and Representation...Joel Hawkes

Presenting the Future

Violence, Strong Language, and Adult Content: Whedon’s Return to Television...Sebastiaan Gorissen

How to Make a Wonder Woman Movie...Valerie Estelle Frankel

Cleaning the Slate with the Force: Star Wars, Joss Whedon, and the Mind-Body Problem...Dominic Nardi, Jr.


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