Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4047 - At the top of this blog post is a scan of the front page of the Doctoral Thesis by Caitlin Foster, at the University of Western Ontario, which was published August of 2013.
The title of the thesis is... Clash of the Industry Titans: Marvel, DC and the Battle for Market Dominance.
I bring this up because on pages 55 & 56 she quotes me from the chapter I wrote in the 'Gotham City 14 Miles' book that was published in 2010. I was one of the authors of that book that was edited by James Beard.
I've blogged about the ongoing process of the book being written, printed & promoted over the years that it took to get all of that process completed! Here are the blog links plus what others wrote about the book and/or me!
So what is this thesis about? Here's the abstract:
"This thesis examines the corporate structures, marketing strategies and economic shifts that have influenced the recent resurgence of the comic book superhero in popular Hollywood cinema.
Ok... Now that is a subject that would interest me!
So I went on to the Table of Contents:
Again, the above chapter titles piqued my interest.
So I read it. All of it. Pretty darn good reading!
My compliments to Caitlin Foster for writing this thesis. And for referencing some of my published material in her thesis!
For those of you that wish to read it also, here is the link to the thesis!
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