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recetudo
recetudo

Hello, my name is Jose G. Garcia and I am a published author. My poetry book 'Finger Hingez' was published in 2006 through AuthorHouse.com. Among the creative writing in the book, are a team of super heroes that form a super team called "Lethal Force".

I would like to talk with a representative at Marvel about selling the creative rights of the super team. Our super heroes are all very authentic and would bring perhaps the anti-hero fandom back or noir as a start.

I am 38 years of age and have collected comic books since before boyhood, particularly Marvel Comics. I hope to hear from someone of whom can explain the process of going about my request. 

My email address is: jgzgarcik@gmail.com

Thank you for your time and have a good day.


JGG-

Kracalactaka
Kracalactaka

Hello thanks for creating this resource. I look forward to see what I can create using the data.

This week I am seeing a lot of duplicate results coming back for comics. I can filter out the duplicates by checking for a re-occurrence in the comic id but I thought I would report it just in case it was an error. For example when I get the comics for this month October 2014 I can see the following...


All-New Ultimates (2014) #9 (same id 49265).

Avengers (2012) #39 (regular: 48393 variant: 49954).

Avengers & X-Men: Axis (2014) #1 (same id: 50599).

Cyclops (2014) #6 (same id: 50457).

Death of Wolverine: Logan's Legacy (2014) #1 (same id 50972).

Edge of Spider-Verse (2014) #5 (same id 50963).

Fantastic Four (2014) #11 (same id 49781).

Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble (2013) #13 (same id 51092).


Also Miracle Man #13 has 4 results returning just due to the fact that 3 are variants (ids are cover-a: 49704, cover-b:49703, cover-c: 49702) of the main issue (id: 49633).


Would it not be better practice to refactor the variants section part of record 49633 instead to include:


variant_cover_image_url -> The url for the variant cover.

variant_cover_artist_name -> Artist name (saves a call to the api using the ResourceURI below).

ResourceURI -> link to variant Artist profile.

UPC -> The UPC code for this variant.

diamondCode -> The diamond code for this variant.

ean -> The ean code for this variant.

issn -> The issn code for this variant.

Price -> The Price for this variant if different.


Logically speaking this way a 'variant' belongs to an 'issue'. The issue contains all the data that is relative to both but the variant only contains information different from the issue (mainly the cover artist and image but the upc code and other stuff is just as important).


As it stands there will be data duplication (same title, same digitalId, same description, same writer and inner comic artist links for creators, same onsaledate, same prices, same character info, same stories info, same event info etc) for those 3 variants when there doesn't need to be. It also means the data is easier to maintain as any change needed only needs to be done once and not 4 times in 4 different records. At the moment only the record 49633 has any description or other information the variant records are pretty empty.

clickstefan
clickstefan

Is there any way to show the character affiliation? For example for Storm I should get X-men.

ibrahimhosam
ibrahimhosam

i have a story and the title is (#from hell) and i wnat to know how to send the story to marvel to make it >>

Jakeman893
Jakeman893

I have noticed that the JSON of some comics such as Rocket Raccoon #3 have 0 characters in the ResourceList, I would expect the main characters, Groot and Rocket, to be present there.

3syl
3syl member

What's the difference between Marvel 'events' and Marvel 'stories'?

dolapofalola
dolapofalola member

I realize this might be the wrong forum for this... Do the marvel or marvel unlimited ios apps support custom url schemes or applinks (http://applinks.org)? I'm looking into ways to link from my app to specific comics in either marvel app. 

shuanwang
shuanwang

Anyway to figure out how many calls you have left or when they'll get reset? Overdid it on a script last night and got rate limited, still waiting for it to come back...

cfjedimaster
cfjedimaster

352 comments. Isn't it time to retire this for a proper set of forums? Heck, even a simple Google Group would be better. Sorry to add to the noise, but I'd like to see something more dev friendly here.

KarlMonaghan
KarlMonaghan

Dude, he was a frog once. A woman taking up the hammer isn't a big deal. If you need a masculine hero there's still a long list available like Captain America, Spiderman, Hulk, Iron Man, Cable, Thing, and so on and and on and on....

anteres01
anteres01

leave thor alone ,we need a masculine super hero and in the norse pantheon thor is male ,don't change that don't listen to the n.o.w. traitors if you want a norse then allow a valkari to defy oden and joine thor on earth ,even let her give him a ride occasionally on her pegesi ( winged horse ) but leave thor alone

msmm
msmm

Hey guys, cool api but I'm receiving a 401 error with the following message {"code":"InvalidCredentials","message":"This user is not allowed to use that service."}, anyone else having the same issue? 

fteem
fteem

Curious, why does the API return 409 (conflict) when searching for resources? Not an API design expert, but having every error code being the same makes our lives a bit harder, don't you think? Thanks in advance for explaining! Cheers!

holyelvis
holyelvis member

What's the situation with missing descriptions for some really classic characters - Loki, Doom, Magneto all have zero data in the description field.  Seems like that would be kind of problematic for many users of the API.

jontower
jontower member

How often will the "character" fields be updated?  I noticed there are a lot of comics without info, or without the right info (Iron Man is in almost every Wolverine comic!).


Is this something that comes in by drips and drops everyday, a major update every few months or no update in sight?

BT841
BT841 plus member

I accidentally Signed Up. How can i cancel this?

FranPR9
FranPR9

hi, is there a way to test the api on my localhost?

loneatom
loneatom

@dolapofalola I recently started looking into that and found that the Marvel Unlimited ios app has two custom url schemes:


com.chaoticmoon.Unlimited://

and

fb193166954153103://


which make it possible to launch the app from Safari.


However, I have no idea at this point if any parameter can be passed to the app to jump straight to a specific comic.


So far, anything I passed in the URL have been ignored by the app.


joebordes
joebordes

@cfjedimaster Can we start this ourselves? I mean open a Google+ Group as a community open source initiative where we can share our efforts and help each other out? If we do that will the Marvel team join us and help there too?

pete
pete moderator

@anteres01 Please keep discussions in this thread around the developer portal and API.  

pete
pete moderator

@fteem We use a variety of error codes for other types of errors (see http://developer.marvel.com/documentation/authorization near the end).  409 errors are mostly used for missing or invalid parameters in queries to the API.  Each error code returned has both a numerical code and a short text description that explains the error.

pete
pete moderator

@holyelvis We will check this out - most major characters should have something.

pete
pete moderator

@jontower They are updated frequently but sporadically.  

Rchristiani
Rchristiani

I am having similar issues, I have a small node server that is running port :4200 I have 'localhost' and 'localhost*' addded as referres, but I still can not get access. I get 'No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource. Origin 'http://localhost:4200' is therefore not allowed access.'  


Any ideas?

pete
pete moderator

@andz-85 What error message are you receiving?

cfjedimaster
cfjedimaster

@joebordes I don't speak for Marvel, if I did, I'd make them make a Secret Wars movie. ;)

Rchristiani
Rchristiani

I have able to solve my issue, it was just a bad request it looks like.

joebordes
joebordes

@cfjedimaster @joebordes Yes, I understood that :-) , but your proposal is a good idea and the people on the marvel developer's team are listening, so I suppose it is a good place to start the discussion.


I love the secret wars idea! so +1 for that one too :-D

FranPR9
FranPR9

can anybody upload those?

cfjedimaster
cfjedimaster

@joebordes Honestly, I just don't feel right doing it. I think a Marvel rep should do it. If they have chosen not to, well, that is their choice. I don't agree with it, but as I've brought it up a few times now, I'll probably just give up bugging them about it. ;)