In a recent article on IGN, Joss Whedon discusses his writing process on the Avengers.  I find it interesting that he prefers the quite moments of the film, in which he can really explore the emotional depths of our heroic band of misfits.

I largely felt the same way while writing the second book of Superheroes in Prose.  It certainly isn’t as large in scope as the first book, but it was one that I found far more difficult and, as a result, more satisfying to write.  Ironically, it’s the moment like the first book—in which the hero faces constant peril—that gives writers of these types of stories a satisfying payoff for those quite moments.