Comics A.M. | Marvel Comics API launches for fans, developers

Technology | Marvel has launched Marvel Comics API, which "gives developers the tools to create their own Marvel-based apps and digital offerings." The developer portal comes with a strict terms of use -- no advertising, apps must be free -- while Kristin Vincent, Marvel's vice president of digital products, says it could be used by retailers "to pull Marvel's new releases onto their websites," as one example. [Fast Company]

Creators | A memorial service for Morrie Turner, pioneering creator of the Wee Pals comic strip, will be held Sunday at the Grand Ballroom at the Claremont Hotel Club and Spa in Berkeley, California. It's open to the public. The family plans to hold a private service in February in Sacramento. [Contra Costa Times]

Creators | Brian Truitt interviews G. Willow Wilson and editor Sana Amanat about the new Ms. Marvel. "She's a teenager struggling to find her own path who's suddenly imbued with great power and learns the great responsibility that comes with it," Wilson said. The article also features a slide show spotlighting several of Marvel's female-led series, like She-Hulk and Captain Marvel. [USA Today]

Creators | Former wrestler and bestselling author Mick Foley discusses his work on Papercutz's licensed WWE Superstars title, which he co-writes with Shane Riches. "Doing this [comic book] is a case where I really did depend on my co-writer to help me with the structure because Have A Nice Day is almost two hundred thousand words long. And you really don’t need the adverbs in a comic book or graphic novel because you have your artist supplying the facials and creating the moods. So if it was up to me, it would have been a thirty thousand word graphic novel that nobody would purchase. We always felt that in WWE some of the most creative people did their best work when they were kind of reigned in a little bit and that’s one of Shane’s duties, to reign me in." [The Beat]

Creators | Chris Sims talks to Duane Swierczynski about bringing Judge Dredd to American audiences through IDW's licensed comics, the coming of Judge Death and more. [ComicsAlliance]

Creators | Jean-Marc Rochette talks about the English release of Snowpiercer, his post-apocalyptic graphic novel series with Jacques Lob and Benjamin Legrand first published in French in 1982. [Complex]

Creators | Glory writer Joe Keatinge picks out some of his favorites from comiXology's recently added French comics line-up. [comiXology Unbound]

Webcomics | Former DC editor Janelle Asselin and the artists of The Ladydrawers Comics Collective continue their webcomic on comics and gender diversity, "Don't Be a Dick." [Bitch Magazine]

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