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Check Out the New Comic Vine Beta

The moment you've been waiting for is almost here! Take a look and help us out.

Comic Vine is about to go through some big changes. We're getting a complete makeover. If you've checked out our sister site GiantBomb.com lately, you have a good idea what to expect. While the two sites will look very similar, there are some differences as some comic book data works differently than video game data.

What we want you to do is check out the beta site. Right now.

http://beta.comicvine.com/

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Actually, hopefully you're still here reading this.

Our engineers have been working day and night (almost) in making the new site happen. That's why we had new sign ups turned off, to ensure those new accounts would exist on the new platform. We want you to check out the beta and play around. Check out the new features but more importantly, we'd like to find and squash all the bugs before the new version launches.

Dave "Captain Cascader" Snider has a post over they explaining some of the changes. You can find that post on the front page, the news page or just by clicking HERE. It even explains how the let us know about a bug you find. The idea is to find and fix the bugs ASAP.

You'll notice some of the data over there seems a little outdated. It's a snapshot of the site from a bit a go. Don't worry, everything up through this Friday will carry over.

When is the change happening?

This is the important part. We will be putting this current live site in lock-down mode this weekend. That means any edits, submissions, blogs, reviews, etc you add after Friday, March 22, 2013, WILL NOT CARRY OVER TO THE NEW SITE. There should be a reminder on the screen letting you know we are in lock-down mode.

How long until we can add stuff?

The goal is Tuesday. The main indicator is you will notice a brand new site when you click on ComicVine.com.

So please check out the site. Try things out. Any edits made in the beta will not carry over. Which is why you can find the first issue of DOCTOR GUERRERO: MAN OF SCIENCE.

Check out the beta and help us find any bugs.

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Posted By kriminal

i only use this site for movie news and title announcements and stuff like writer changes. as long as i get that still im good

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Posted By fredericbaert

I can't stop looking at the 1 pixel gap between the green line and fade out gradient of the first news item :D Just add top: -1px in the .kubrick-info class and this should be fixed.

Will the Comic Vine API be updated as well? I remember trying it out a few months back but it was lacking advanced search options / sorting.

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Posted By joshmightbe

Looks good a few of my blog posts didn't transfer over but I assume that's a temporary issue

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Posted By Decept-O

Finally managed to log on to the new version and I am impressed on all fronts. Top notch job, love how everything is set up thus far, love the appearance. Love how the Edits, Lists and the pages are set up now, much more appealing and easier to access. You guys kicked some serious ass on this new version. Awesome!

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Posted By wessaari

@ckuakini said:

Are we gonna get updated with everything that hasn't been applied to the site, yet? (reviews, wiki edits, points, etc)

Seems like everything that was in between the time period of January 22nd till now has disappeared in the Beta site.

Will they fix this bug before they launch the site?

Another thing you guys should apply to the site is a section for reviews for avid comic reviewers such as myself and add complimentary and needs to satisfy the general audience. I believe user reviews (and staff reviews) is a main feature on CV that attracts new users, as well as promote the specific title, issue, etc and think should be paid close attention to.

Hoping to see some improvements on the review homepage!

Overall, love the Beta so far!

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Posted By YoungJustice

Love the new site, it supports mobile much better than the current one. Big respect to the creators, this is beyond spectacular.

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Edited By Raw_Material

Are we gonna get updated with everything that hasn't been applied to the site, yet? (reviews, wiki edits, points, etc)

Seems like everything that was in between the time period of January 22nd till now has disappeared in the Beta site.

Will they fix this bug before they launch the site?

Another thing you guys should apply to the site is a section for reviews for avid comic reviewers such as myself and add complimentary and needs to satisfy the general audience. I believe user reviews (and staff reviews) is a main feature on CV that attracts new users, as well as promote the specific title, issue, etc and think should be paid close attention to.

Hoping to see some improvements on the review homepage!

Overall, love the Beta so far!

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Posted By Ninjablade09

Nice. Looks good.

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Posted By KnightRise

Beta mode

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Posted By TDK_1997

After it's launched,is this site still going to be active?

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Posted By StMichalofWilson

Alrighty then!

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Posted By nerdork

Looks great. Love your Nova figure.

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Posted By Fastblender

Will the new site have a more nuanced rating system?

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Posted By Tyrannotaur

@Crimson Eagle said:

I tried going through to beta by logging in but it won't let me access my account. I'm on an iPad at the moment is it because of that or is it because I have to create a new account (btw I am typing my password correctly :P).

Did you try using your E-mail as the username? I couldn't get in with just my Username, but using my email worked for me.

I like the new site alot. Seems your profile background is now a banner of sorts. I already asked this on the beta page on the new site, but I figure I'll ask it here as well. Anyone know the dimensions for the banner? I wanna use my amateur photoshop skills to make a banner for when the site is live.

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Posted By Crimson Eagle

Again please forget my comment, I figured out its just me. -_-

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Posted By Crimson Eagle

Never mind on what happened, I figured out what happened. Apparently when I log in, my username must be typed in with lowercase letters and an underscore. So apparently I typed my username wrong on beta @_@. Also, I can't really type using my iPad on the site, will this be temporary or will it be developed?

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Posted By Raw_Material

!!!

Can't wait for it do be launched!

^__^

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@grifter78 said:

I noticed the search feature no longer has the year the particular comic volume started. This made it easy to select which series I was looking for based on the year which comes in handy when you're searching a comic that's had many volumes. Are you guys gonna add that back in?

Year will be added to the search!

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Posted By Crimson Eagle

I tried going through to beta by logging in but it won't let me access my account. I'm on an iPad at the moment is it because of that or is it because I have to create a new account (btw I am typing my password correctly :P).

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Posted By Grey56

Good deal - hopefully by Tuesday then new sign ups will again be allowed? ?

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Posted By grifter78

I noticed the search feature no longer has the year the particular comic volume started. This made it easy to select which series I was looking for based on the year which comes in handy when you're searching a comic that's had many volumes. Are you guys gonna add that back in?

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@CrisisRedHood: Haha. Okay. Maybe you could tweet me a pic once your there.

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Posted By CrisisRedHood

LOL. Thanks for posting my image on to the site. For that I have a special gift for you at WonderCon. Find the guy dressed as Red Hood looking for a girl dressed as X-23.

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Posted By RedQueen

Got to say I think I'm going to miss the old site (not that I don't love the new one). R.I.P Current Comicvine.

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Posted By dondave

Looks Awesome

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Posted By jNerd

The new site looks amazing. I'm excited for the switch.

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Posted By Trevel8182

I hope you guy's put up more video content, the new site looks cool thou.

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Posted By LarryDavis

I'm really disappointed the beta url isn't raynertacos.comicvine.com

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Posted By neiliusprime

So I guess its safe to assume that the best way to listen to the podcast this week is through iTunes.

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Posted By lvenger

Cool I've found out when the switch over takes place.

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Posted By Captain Cascader

@FoxxFireArt: They should in HTML5 mode.

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Edited By FoxxFireArt

This should be very cool, but I'm also a little sad. I like watching some of the Comic Vine videos on my Kindle Fire. The new Giant Bomb videos don't work on my Kindle after the switch,

I do appreciate the warning about the edits this weekend. I was planning on editing a few pages.

I've checked it out. Love the blog stats on my blog page.

Edit:

"BATGIRL on Thursday on the CW!" What!?

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Posted By z3ro180

Cool looking forward it the change :)

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