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Old 07-11-2022, 11:52 AM   #1
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[Metadata Source Plugin] Comicvine

This plugin allows the download of metadata for Comicbooks from the Comicvine database. It was originally developed by chewt0y and is now maintained by me, jbernardo

Check out the code on Github - and feel free to open issues if needed.

Main Features of Comicvine metadata plugin
Downloads comics metadata from Comicvine, either by searching for the title or directly accessing the comicvine identifier.

Special Notes:
  • Requires Calibre V6 or later
  • For previous Calibre versions, check Github and chewt0y's thread
  • Important - you'll need a Comicvine api_key, or you'll be subject to extreme throttling by Comicvine, as everyone will be using the same key.

Command Line Interface(CLI)

Starting with calibre v0.9.23, calibre offers a command-line interface (CLI) for calling plugins.

This plugin supports that option and allows the user to call the plugin's basic functionality from outside calibre without having to install Python or get the plugin's files separately.

Details:
Spoiler:
calibre-debug -r Comicvine [t:title] [a:author] [i:type:id]
t - title of the comic you want to search
a - author's name
i - one of comicvine or comicvine-volume, followed by the numerical id

examples:
calibre-debug -r Comicvine t:'The Invisibles #15' a:'Grant Morrison'

calibre-debug -r Comicvine i:comicvine:41736

calibre-debug -r Comicvine t:'Batman #12' i:comicvine-volume:42721


Installation Notes:
Download the attached zip file and install the plugin as described in the Introduction to plugins thread.
Note that this is not a GUI plugin so it is not intended/cannot be added to context menus/toolbars etc.
Configure your Comicvine api_key using the plugin settings.

Version History:
Spoiler:
version 0.14.1 - first release for Calibre 6. Some internal validation added to the title search function.
Attached Files
File Type: zip Comicvine.zip (17.6 KB, 1874 views)

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