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This article was published on May 7, 2015

    Marvel has an awesome API so you can build apps based on its comics and stories

    Marvel has an awesome API so you can build apps based on its comics and stories
    Owen Williams
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    Owen Williams

    Former TNW employee

    Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

    Ever wanted to build an awesome app using characters or events from Marvel comics? Now you can, using the coolest API ever made.

    The company has opened up its first official RESTful API for developers, allowing them to access an unprecedented amount of information from the Marvel universe, for free.

    The API offers the ability to retrieve individual comics, an entire series, components of issues (for example, the cover), events from inside an issue, creator details and individual character data. For example, you can retrieve an entire story arc from the Marvel universe with a simple API call.

    One Web developer, Raymond Camden detailed just how awesome the new API is, by building an app that lets you browse comic covers by picking a year or month.

    Marvel has opened up new ways of exploring its extensive back catalog. This could be the best reason yet to learn to code if you don’t know how to already.

    ➤ Marvel API [via Product Hunt]