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jalenthunder
jalenthunder

Is miles morales going to take the place of peter parker please don't make peter parker get more powers please andrew garfield is the best spiderman makechim have newcand improved powers

jalenthunder
jalenthunder

I think that peter parker should later find out that he had morevpowers than he imagined and miles morelas should go back in time and save peter from dying and later team up

unfitgammon
unfitgammon

I am getting A lot of failed to load In my commic this week on the unlimted app is this an issuse with the comics or the app? Is there anY kind of fix?

Joevanna
Joevanna

Hello everyone,


I am starting to use the API, I'd like to know if there is a way to filter the gender of the character... I can't seem to find it anywhere.


Thanks in advance

fiorenzodipezza
fiorenzodipezza member

Hello!
I'd love to track the series that I'm reading. 

I mean: I'd like to get a notification if the new issue of my favourite series comes out. :D

What's the use of having a cozy app on a notification-enabled device if every time I have to dig in the "discovery" section or scroll the entire "what's new" just to understand that the new issue is not out yet? :(



Also .. comics were divided in "events". What if the library could have "events" or "comic" categories?
 The possibility to add a whole "event" to the library, instead of a single issue would be absolutely amazing.


A feedback would be amazing. as Marvel unlimited is :D

kford932
kford932 member

Getting many "failed to download issue resource" errors when reading comics on marvel unlimited ipad app. Please advise.

dashund
dashund

I have a grandson who loved to play Captain America.  He is 6.  He did love to pretend to be the super hero until another youngster told him he couldn't be Captain America because Captain America is white.  You see, Isaac is an adoptee from Ethiopia.  He didn't know the color of his skin would keep him from being a super hero.


Please consider creating a super hero character who is an african american so that children of ethnicity can celebrate being a super hero like other children.

swati11
swati11

How to generate MD5 hash code? Can it be generated online using MD5 hash generator? If so, then what should we pass as an input to the MD5 hash generator?

jefferson.maretti
jefferson.maretti

Hi guys i'm trying to get the json return, but i have a problem:


{"code":"InvalidCredentials","message":"The passed API key is invalid."}

I generated a hash code using java (md5), but i can't do that.

Thanks a lot!

Jeff,

 

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

agentpowers
agentpowers

@dashund, There are many awesome African American heroes that come from Marvel Universe that both you and your grandson will surely enjoy! There are three that I can think of off the top of my head that teams up with Captain America that your grandson may especially like. I've listed them below.

Falcon - He is Captain America's partner in the new Captain America: Winter Soldier film. He also becomes Captain America in the comic books! He's featured in over 1,400 comic book issues and is a very cool super hero. He is also said to be making appearances in the upcoming movies, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.

Black Panther - He is a member of the  Avengers and King of Wakanda. He is one the smartest men on the planet and has superhuman combat skills and senses. He also has a movie coming out in 2017. There are around 150 Black Panther solo comic books total and he's appeared in over 1800 other comic book issues along side the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and many more.

Isaiah Bradley - Chronologically, he is the First Captain America! He appears in 43 comic book issues including Spider-Man, Young Avengers, and Captain America.

Isaiah Bradley and Falcon were both Captain America, your grandson can be Captain America too! :)

antonioortegajr
antonioortegajr

@swati11 You can use an online generator. You need the timestamp+private_key+api_key for the hash.

rjrobinson
rjrobinson

@jefferson.maretti Not sure as to what the question. Are you asking why you are getting the error, or are you asking how to generate an MD5 hash code?


rjrobinson
rjrobinson

@recetudo Hey jose. This is for web / software developers and accessing the Marvel API. I think you should do a search for pitching to marvel, or another comic publisher. This is kind of off topic here :) 

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.  

jefferson.maretti
jefferson.maretti

@rjrobinson @jefferson.maretti 

Hi my question is about the error, i got the md5 hash with success.

when i try access I got this message

{"code":"InvalidCredentials","message":"The passed API key is invalid."}

thanks a lot!

ric_ric_
ric_ric_ member

@loneatom @dolapofalola I'm looking to do the same thing. I was wondering if you figured out a way to open a specific comic based on a link to the unlimited app using the custom url schemes you mentioned. Any luck?

cfjedimaster
cfjedimaster

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

rjrobinson
rjrobinson

@jefferson.maretti @rjrobinson ok. Well the only to understand the issue is to post your code ( *** BUT REMOVE YOUR API KEY FIRST *** ) enter a fake code, or change a couple of the letters. I'll try to troubleshoot it as best i can! :) 

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

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. ;)

rjrobinson
rjrobinson

@jefferson.maretti @rjrobinson so this "code sample' should help you out ...

However it is in Ruby. 


def initialize

    @api_key = ENV['MARVEL_API_KEY_PUBLIC']

    @api_private_key = ENV['MARVEL_API_KEY_PRIVATE']

    @options = { query: {} }

  end


  def md5

    @ts = Time.now.to_i

    Digest::MD5.new.update("#{ts}#{private_key}#{public_key}").to_s

  end


  def issues

    options = { hash:md5, ts: @ts, apikey: @api_key }

    self.class.get("/v1/public/comics", options)

  end



So what I can tell from your query is that you are not putting in both keys. 


Hope that helps. 

rjrobinson
rjrobinson

@jefferson.maretti @rjrobinson The JSON is going to pull what ever data is in there. What is the restriction requirement for? If you're doing it straight from the client, you cant limit it. Unless you write a JS script that would do that. 



jefferson.maretti
jefferson.maretti

@rjrobinson @jefferson.maretti My problem in, when my code try to find the "results" inside de JSON android throws this exception: org.json.JSONException: No value for results

But the file contains it: 

"results":[
{"id":1009610,
"name":"Spider-Man",

do you know why it occurs?