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May 01 2015

Everyone's a Hero in Their Own Way: Tracing the Superheroic Roots of Joss Whedon. On the late Roger Ebert's website, contributor Brian Doan writes about the superhero genre and how it runs through Joss Whedon's work, to coincide with the release of Age of Ultron.

He talks about how the superhero genre, within Whedon's work especially, has roots in both comics and musicals, with detailed analysis of Dr. Horrible and episodes of Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse.

I like this as a description of Joss's work overall: "one great, humanist saga about the need for community. And portable missile launchers."

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