San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) May 2, 2007
Wikia, Inc., the leading provider of community resources for building free content on every topic, today announced that the Marvel Database Project, online at http://marveldatabase.com , has surpassed the 20,000 article mark, making it the largest online reference of information related to Marvel Comics. With more than 75 articles on all-things Spider-Man, the Marvel Database Project is an ideal place for all Spider-Man fans to visit to brush-up on their Spider-Man history prior to the Spider-Man 3 debut on May 4th, 2007.
Driven by his childhood love for comic books, Jamie Hari, founder and editor-in-chief of the Marvel Database Project, launched the site in March of 2005 and collected and categorized the first 1,500 articles himself! "We started the site because there was really nothing else like it out there and we knew that people like us had the knowledge necessary to build out the ultimate reference database," said Hari. "After only 2 years, we have over 20,000 articles, which is more than eight times the number of articles on Marvel.com, making The Marvel Database project a great resource for the more than 5,000 people who visit the site each day."
Featuring articles written on comics such as Captain America, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man, The X-Men and more, the Marvel Database Project is expanding beyond the English language and already includes entries written in Hungarian and Dutch and Spanish has been recently added. In addition, more than 18,000 images of comic cover art, fan-art, or pictures of comic-book characters and teams are also included in the database.
To learn more about the Marvel Database Project and to contribute information about your favorite Marvel comic, please visit the Marvel Database Project online at: http://marveldatabase.com .
About Wikia, Inc.
Since Wikia's launch in November 2004, over 400,000 articles on 2,000 topics have been created and edited by over 100,000 registered users in 65 languages. Wikia has recently launched open source magazine-like sites focused on Entertainment at http://entertainment.wikia.com , Gaming at http://gaming.wikia.com/ , and Music at http://tunes.wikia.com.
Wikia enables groups to share information, news, stories, media and opinions that fall outside the scope of an encyclopedia. Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley launched Wikia in 2004 to provide community-based wikis inspired by the model of Wikipedia -- the free, open source encyclopedia founded by Jimmy Wales.
Wikia is committed to openness, inviting anyone to contribute web content. Authors retain their own copyrights and allow others to freely reuse their content under a variety of GNU and Creative Commons Licenses, allowing widespread distribution of knowledge and ideas.