I'm working on a third party app that uses the ComicVine API.
I'm concerned that my app is putting much more load on the ComicVine servers than it should, because I cannot figure out a good way to do a very simple, very common query. Specifically: imagine I have an series name, and an issue number, e.g. "Conan the Barbarian", #234.
First I do a query for "conan the barbarian", and I choose the most appropriate series from the list of series IDs that are returned. Then, I do a new query to get more details about that specific series. Something like:
This returns me a nice list of all the available issue IDs for that series. But it doesn't tell me what issue number each of those IDs corresponds to. So if I want to find issue number 234, I'm forced to go through every single issue ID in that series, querying each one individually for its issue data, until I find the one that corresponds to issue #234!
This seems brutally inefficient, but I cannot find any other way to get at the details for a specific issue of a comic book, given that starting information I described above.
Does anyone have any ideas for a better way that I can do this? Thanks!