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February 10, 2014

Open Marvel

Marvel Comics has unveiled its application programming interface (API) and developer platform in beta.

The API--which will include comic book artwork, character histories, creator insights, and expanded stories--will grant members access to an expansive database of Marvel's library of 75 years of comics, including over 30,000 comics, 7,000 series, and 5,000 creators. This move gives developers the tools to create their own Marvel-based apps and digital offerings.

Infographic: Visual guide to Marvel character movie rights.

Why Marvel works: "Marvel is a one-of-a-kind business: A movie studio devoted solely to producing films (and now TV and Netflix shows) adapted from a single, albeit vast, trove of storylines and characters. To do that successfully, the studio -- under the leadership of a visionary named Kevin Feige -- has embraced that universe in its totality."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 10, 2014 05:27 AM