Year Of The Whedon: A GIF Guide

Joss Whedon

by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)

On the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. On the pop culture calendar, 2012 is the Year of the Whedonite.

It’s been a phenomenal year for Joss Whedon and his fans (whose numbers have swelled since the release of a certain superhero flick). From the big screen to the small screen to the computer screen, Whedon’s presence was felt like never before. So to recap 2012, The Weekly Whedon presents this handy GIF Guide.

March: After years in Hollywood limbo, “The Cabin in the Woods” finally premieres at the SXSW Film Festival.

April: “Marvel’s The Avengers,” one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies of all time, has its world premiere.

July: Whedon’s status as the King of Comic-Con is solidified as he and his cast celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Firefly” in San Diego.

August: Joss shows off his acting chops while guesting on Brad Bell and Jane Espenson’s web series, “Husbands.”

September: “Much Ado About Nothing,” the passion project shot at Whedon’s house, enchants audiences and critics at TIFF.

October: The CW airs “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” four years after it premiered on the internet.

November: President Barack Obama is re-elected, largely due to the efforts of Joss Whedon.

Previously on The Weekly Whedon:

» ’Firefly’ production designer takes you inside Serenity

» ’Billy the Vampire Slayer' arrives in 'Buffy' comics

» ’Firefly: Browncoats Unite’ is a labor of love

» ’Firefly’ special exclusive clip: how Nathan Fillion joined Serenity crew

» Jane Espenson’s ‘Husbands’ gets comical

MTV News producer Tami Katzoff presents The Weekly Whedon, a column exploring all corners of the Whedonverse from "Marvel's The Avengers" to "Buffy" and beyond. Assemble your reactions in the comments section!

Stick with MTV as we count down the Best of 2012, including the Best Songs of 2012, Best Albums of 2012, Best Artists of 2012 and Movies of the year.