For those interested in fan studies who haven’t read the book already, it is a recommended read. I suppose I can’t ‘highly’ recommend it, as it’s about 20 years out-of-date. But as a grounding in fan behaviour it is still entirely relevant, and is wide-ranging in its scope. Not to mention which, it is one of the seminal fan studies text, so I suppose I should tout it as required reading, if that is your field of study, and particularly if you are coming at fan studies from a point of total ignorance.
Anyway, please do read the review if you’re interested, and I welcome any comments or thoughts you might have on the book. And please do check out The Comics Grid if you’re interested in comics scholarship.