What is this?
These APIs provide full access to our structured-wiki content data in XML and JSON formats. It does not provide data specific to our userbase. You must sign up for a unique api key for each site individually.
Oh... and something else
Welcome google searcher. You're just stumbled into exactly what you were looking for. An extremely mature, well organized and continuely updated resource of comic information. The tools to build it were put together by a few dedicated developers at CBS Interactive. The data itself comes from a KISS-like-army of comic fans that contribute millions of edits to the resource every year.
Now that you've found this motherload, do the right thing. Don't just steal it and build some crappy collection app. Build something awesome. Better yet, build something awesome, contact us when you have a prototype and let's figure out a way to work together. We like people that build awesome things.
For Pete's sake don't email us about your unfinished app that you might build and how you're worried about how the ad revenue will make you millions of dollars and how that complicates you wanting to use our service. Just go build the thing already, you can do it. Or hell, give up... we're calling you out. Build something so cool we have no choice but to figure out who you are and how you become such a clever person. Possibly you have an interesting childhood story that explains the skills you possess. Maybe it's divine intervention. We'll never know until you build your app.
Or maybe I've gotten this all wrong and you're already a Comic Vine user. In that case... good luck duder, thanks for helping us build this silly website.
Non-commercial use onlyIf you're a business, send us an email, we'll figure something out.
Don't build a competing productWe'll take care of being an editable structured data resource. Concentrate on using the data in a unique way.
Give credit where credit is dueOn any page you use our data, please link back to us. It's the least you can do to contribute.
Don't redistribute in another formDo not edit, manipulate or reproduce on any other medium. Do not use our brand name to promote your work. If you want to use our name, email us.
We can refuse access at anytimeIt's a free resource, don't abuse the years of work of thousands of contributors.