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alek [PersonRank 10]

Monday, October 9, 2006
14 years ago6,372 views

Not surprising, "HulkDIGG" thought this was pretty nifty – ...

Uma Raghavan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Nice.You folks should definitely add the ultimate comic covers of all: "Asterix and Obelix". (See wiki entry:

Those comic covers are delicious and span multiple languages.

Check this site for in-depth "cover-age" : ...


Andrei N. [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #


I look for Dilbert and Peanuts ...and ... surprize!


Maybe i understood wrong. :(


Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Peanuts and Dilbert are more known for appearing in newspapers (without cover) than in numbered issues (with cover), that's why they probably don't fit... though it might be possible to include some trade paperback collections.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I love it. Well done.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Glad to see it's been officially released! :-)

phrases [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I really love it, but what's about the use limitation of yahoo and google apis? (number of daily queries)

nothing to have with this, but i noticied this news: ...

Isnt' it about youtube purchase?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I once begged the Yahoo API team to give me more queries and they were nice enough to do so (same for the Google API team). But I still hit on a query limit with Yahoo and then interestingly enough I just switched my IP (my ISP gives me a dynamic IP, so I just hit the reboot button), and the limitation was gone again...

Tom Galloway [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Do you know about the Grand Comics Database at

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

hey philip,

in the about page of cover story you got a type error

>All other content has a Creatice Commons license.

Instead of Creative you've written creatice.... correct it....

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I wasn't able to reach right now but will try later.

And thanks Sankar for noting the typo...

Thomas Hofmann Online [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

What a pitty that the most famous Comic from East Germany has no place there. It was named Mosaik. The heroes were named Digedags, three little boys travelling all over the world. The latest homepage is under , see also the Wikipedia entry to the creator of the Digedags Hannes Hegen: ... BTW also Fix and Fax i find very pretty. :-) ...

greetings, Thomas

Alain Marsily [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Take a look to More thant 100.000 French and Dutch titles but will soon cover other countries. French mangas and US Comics are also referenced. Best

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I also want to add German comics in the future Thomas... the only limitations are time, and whether or not I can scan or find covers using the Yahoo API approach.

Dan Tobias [PersonRank 6]

14 years ago #

I've got some of the Action Comics issues that are missing from your site... do you want me to scan them for you?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yeah Dan that would be neat! Please note that I added many more Action Comics issues in the meantime, so please check if they're still not on the site. If you scan them, just put them in a folder named "action-comics" and name them "101.jpg", "102.jpg" and so on in a good quality, I'll do the rest...
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