Geeks love Joss Whedon. In his TV shows and movies — Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, Serenity, Firefly — he gives them not necessarily what they want, but definitely what they need. With The Avengers, he puts his “whedonesque” spin on the Marvel universe. Wired talks with the geek auteur about the comic books that influenced him, the comic books he wrote and what went wrong with Dollhouse. Plus there’s a feminist take on Die Hard that you won’t want to miss.