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April 22 2010

HiJinks Ensue on Joss Whedon's "The Avengers". A pretty funny comic strip on the news of Joss directing "The Avengers".

Ahahahahahahahahahaha
Bwah! He's right. The real Big Bad is self-doubt. And growing up. And realizing your heroes are just as flawed...

I now have the urge to set up Google alerts for "Joss Whedon + good news".
Heh, that Marvel executive must have read the message board complaints about decompression, too-long stories without obligatory fight scenes in every issue. Y'know, those complaints that Marvel has been (rightfully) ignoring for ten years now.

Also, I think the Hijinks people would appreciate this link being used.
I think it would be nice if the link went to the actual comic site. Over here.

The comic itself is funny, which is typical for Hijinks.

ETA: dangit Niels :)

[ edited by danregal on 2010-04-22 00:27 ]
Hilarious comic l wonder lf tt's making reference to the Wonder Woman incident still funny nonetheless.
Yeah, sorry. I was going to link to the HiJinks page but I wasn't sure how long the story would stay at the headline. Thanks for finding the individual link.
This is obviously totally bogus. A Hollywood exec actually reading a script? Right.....
Bwahahaha! I love a good HE comic!
Too frelling funny.

"He's like the main Avenger."

"You're fired. Forever."
That's so not like how Joss writes. With Joss, you get to explore his characters, fall in love with them a little at a time, by exploring their ...

(* SPLAT! SPEAR BISECTS QUANTUMAC'S CHEST *)

... gurgle, gurgle... I don't care what you believe, just believe it... gurgle...
Hahahahahaha.
Heh. The funniest bit is in the first panel:

"I have a google alert set up for 'Joss Whedon + Good News.' It's never gone off before."

It's funny because it's true.
hahahaha ...brilliant!
Heh, well-timed humor in that there comic.

But plenty of Whedon good news over the years. Buffy gets a spin-off, Angel. A few quality comics while Buffyverse was still on TV (Fray and Haunted, Jane's Season 3|4 bridge, for my money), both series lasting a nice amount of time and staying solid for the majority of their runs. Joss gets a show on Fox, yes it gets canceled early, but unexpectedly (at the time, until they started hinting hugely) receives a big screen conclusion. Writer's strike results in one of the coolest independant creative efforts of the '00s, Dr. Horrible. Dollhouse happened, Dollhouse received a second season even ! Plus all the comics that Joss has done, for those that've enjoyed them (or at least appreciate that they're there as an option to purchase, should they want more Whedony goodness--Sugarshock!).

Glass half-full. Whedon and his fans get comparatively way more new material than that of many other niche-name creative types out there, it's been an amazing run since March 1997. We're too eager to bitch about how "the man"/networks/Hollywood/Joe-Mainstream have slighted us/Joss, but those same factors are what have allowed Joss to make available-to-the-masses-on-a-large-scale entertainment as well. I guess that's one of the things the internet is good for, we need to vent somewhere, but...some perspective.
How did I not see this before I posted this? Durrrr...
Word, Kris. Still, the embattled minority dynamic helps create fandom solidarity, I suppose.
I find it deliciously ironic that, as far as I can tell, the "good news" tag has never been used before.
the problem with Captain America isn't Joss cant kill him. He cant kill the character only now, cause he just had being ressurected. The guy needs a little more time between the living before go the grave again. Then, Joss will be the guy to do it.
I love HE and this one is pretty funny. I was kinda disappointed to not see the Evil Fox Executive. this was a great opportunity for him to continue his revenge! and I love comic!Joss.
I guess I read it differently than you all did. I thought it was condescending, and anybody that puts out any negative propaganda about Joss makes my blood boil. Glad most of yall thought it was funny.
Butler, despite not liking Dollhouse, Hijinks' Joel is a pretty hardcore Whedon fan.
Maybe the webmasters can make a pop-up window anytime someone tags an article as "good news":

Yes, it's terribly simple. The good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after.

Liar.


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