Hey, someone asked how variant covers were accessed within the api - and I was wondering that myself, since theres appearently no solution to it.. So I kinda figured something out.. ( view original thread here )
Let's take Silk #2 as an example
The API url for the standard cover, looks something like this:
Then let's say we want one of the variants from the sidebar, right? Let's right click and open in a new tab.. Then, that url is this:
Clearly those two img urls are very different. One of them, is at static.comicvine.com, and the other one is at comicvine.gamespot.com ( and needless to say, they have different paths.. )
But if we take the variant url, and removes this part: /uploads/scale/6/67663, and adds the remaining '4925300-01-variant.jpg' to our standard API url:
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/api/image/(scale)/url then it works!
So in the end, our variant cover url for our API ( as an example, having the size 'scale_small' ) would look something like this:
Only two major downsides to this, is that its not an ideal solution, and we would have the 'scrape' the website, to get the variant-url parts that we need..
But at least I hope this helps someone else :-)
Sorry if my grammar is bad, but english isn't my native language.