Tag Archives: comic book archive

Droid Comic Viewer: A Good .cbr Comic Book Reader for Android CodeUnit 18 NOV 2011

An good little .cbr comic book archive reader for Android devices is Droid Comic Viewer (previously known as Android Comic Viewer), a free and full featured mobile comic book reader from the good folks over at Robot Comics.

It has all the normal stuff (as well as a few nice touchscreen niceties) that you would expect from a comic book reader, including:

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Comix: A Good .cbr Comic Book Reader for Ubuntu Comic Books | Software & Sites 01 AUG 2011

An good little .cbr comic book archive reader for Ubuntu (or for any other Linux distro at that) is Comix, a lightweight and free image archive viewer by Pontus Ekberg, a computer science student from Sweden.

It has all the normal stuff (as well as a ton more) that you would expect from a comic book reader, including:

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What is a .cbr or .cbz File? Comic Books | Software & Sites 15 JUL 2011

You might have come across .cbr or .cbz files during one of your many adventures of trawling through the Internet. What are these mysterious files that Windows doesn’t seem to be able to identify?

Simply put, they are what are know as Comic Book Archive files, something that has become a sort of a de facto standard when it comes to putting out scanned comic books onto the web. Basically all a .cbr or .cbz file is, is a stardard ZIP or RAR archive file (the ‘z’ or ‘r’ at the back gives away which one) containing a number of image files.

These file types are automatically opened by so called comic or manga viewers, and are thus a very useful way for keeping comic books consisting of multiple scanned images in a rather organised fashion.

The Wikipedia entry on the matter lists some useful comic book readers in case you are interested in delving deeper into this little world.

And now you know.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Book_Archive_file