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Hibbett, Mark. Data and Doctor Doom: An empirical approach to transmedia characters. Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2024. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-45173-7
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-3-031-45172-0
BibTeX citation key: Hibbett2024
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Dennis the Menace", "Fantastic Four", Character, Empirical research, Fandom, Ketcham. Hank, Statistics, Superhero, United Kingdom, USA
Creators: Hibbett
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
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This book defines a straightforward way to analyse fictional characters through data. It shows how a data-led approach can produce rich analyses of characters, their surrounding storyworlds, and their authors across time and different types of media. It uses the Marvel Comics’ character, Doctor Doom as its main case study, and demonstrates the advantages of this approach by comparing the results to those taken from a survey of fan attitudes. It also uses the methodology to analyse the differences between the American and British characters who share the name "Dennis The Menace". Finally, it offers a range of further uses for the tool. All datasets and tools are made available to download, so that other researchers can use the methodology and compare their own results to those generated in the book.
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