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If you’ve done even some casual searching for digital comics online, you’ve certainly come across plenty of files with the .CBR and .CBZ file extensions. Let’s take a look at these ubiquitous comic formats, why they’re so popular, and how you can read them.
Special Archives for Special Stories
Since we’re talking about file types and not the stories contained within, here’s a spoiler alert: .CBZ and .CBR files are just .ZIP and .RAR files with their extensions modified. That’s it, not a single secret sneaky thing going on under the hood at all: just archive files with images inside.
But why rename perfectly serviceable and decades-old file formats?
The idea of using a special extension for comic books was popularized in the 1990s by David Ayton, creator of the very popular freeware application CDisplay. His program differentiated itself from the more general image viewers of the day by focusing on easily displaying comic book and manga pages cleanly and sequentially, a critical feature for reading image-driven stories.
By packaging comic books with this special extension, Ayton and everyone after him accomplished two things. Not only did the extension change make it readily apparent the file was a comic book, but it it also paved the way for comic-book centered apps like CDisplay to create file associations with the format. That way, when you double-clicked on one of the files, they would open not in the archive applications they were created in, but in the comic viewers designed to read them. That simple tweak completely changed the way we read comics on our computers and devices.
How to Create or Edit CBR and CBZ Files
Although CBR and CBZ are by far the most popular (which reflects the general popularity of the RAR and ZIP file formats), you’ll also, infrequently, come across the following related archive files. Comics with the extension .CB7 are .7z files, .CBA are .ACE files, and .CBT are .TAR files. The files inside the archives are generally images in JPEG or PNG format and, sometimes, lesser used formats like GIF, BMP, or TIFF.
Because comic book archives are simply renamed archive file types, you can use any archive tool that can handle the underlying format to manipulate them. This means that you can take a comic book file—say Amazing Super Comics #1.cbz—right click it, choose Open With, and open it with any application that handles .ZIP files.
Some apps, like the popular 7-Zip archive tool, recognize that a .CBZ file is just a .ZIP file and you don’t even have to rename it, while other apps require that you rename it from .CBZ to .ZIP or .CBR to .RAR first.
Either way, the files open just like any old archive container and you can take the contents out, rename them, manipulate them, and even put more files in.
With that in mind you can easily amend comic book files with whatever images you want, or even create your own comics. Let’s say, for example, that you found a web-published comic that you like or an artist who publishes a single page of their comic every few weeks on a personal blog. You could take those images and create a .CBZ file for easy reading on your PC or tablet.
We outline the process in detail in our guide to reading online comics offline, but the process is very straightforward. You just save the images, ensure they are numbered sequentially, stuff them in a .ZIP archive, and then save the archive with the extension changed to .CBZ.
The most strenous part of the whole process is the numbering, but even that can be automated. You can easily use a simple trick in Windows to bulk rename your files or, if you want some serious fine-tooth control over the process, you can use a dedicated renaming app like Bulk Rename Utility. The gold standard for numbering, by the way, is to use leading zero to number your files to ensure they work well across applications and operating systems—so if there are 100 pages in the comic, don’t use GreatWebComic1.jpg to GreatWebComic100.jpg, use GreatWebComic001.jpg to GreatWebComic100.jpg. Otherwise your comic reader will probably order them incorrectly.
The Best Apps for Storing, Organizing, and Reading Your Library of Comic Books
CDisplay is still around for Windows, and a great lightweight reader for CBR and CBZ files. But you could also opt for a more library-like management tool like the popular ComicRack. One of the most popular readers for macOS is SimpleComic, a snappy viewer that echos the clean simplicity of CDisplay. Linux users should definitely check out MComix, a long running project that builds on the robust, but no longer in development, Comix comic reader app.
Tablets and comics seem like natural companions, and there are plenty of great mobile comic readers too. Android users can grab a free copy of Astonishing Comic Reader, or the very popular ComicRack companion app for Android—the free version is a great standalone reader, while the $8 premium version syncs with ComicRack on Windows.
You can also find an iOS version of Comic Rack that includes a premium option with syncing. If you aren’t a ComicRack user, Comic Zeal ($5) is another premium product packed with features but even free options like ComicFlow still offer a polished user experience.
With a better understanding of how comic book file formats work, you’re in a much better position to fix hiccups when they arise, work with the files when you need to, and enjoy them with your reader of choice.
Read a lot of webcomics? No need to stay tied to a browser to catch up on the episodes you’ve missed. With this easy trick, read them on the go on your phone, PC or iPad, with or without internet.
Comic book reader programs like Comical for Windows make reading loads of comics easy—but why not use them for webcomics? With this simple process, you can turn most of your favorite webcomics into archives of comic book reader files, you can store on your PC, tablet, or mobile phone to read in comfort and style. Keep reading to see how easy it is!
Downloading Collections of Webcomic Images
Any webcomic with sequentially numbered images will work. To see if your favorite webcomic will work, we’ll have to look at how the images are numbered.
In Chrome, you can right click an image and select “Open image in new tab.” In Firefox, you can choose “View Image” under the same right click menu.
The image in question will load in a separate tab (or in Firefox, in the same one.)
Fortunately, this webcomic is numbered with numerical images, so we can quickly download them all. Here’s how to do it in a few short minutes.
Downloading Sequential Images with Pilfer
Available for Chrome and for Firefox, Pilfer is a tidy little add-on that’ll allow you to download sequentially numbered images. If you don’t already have it downloaded, you can get it from these links:
With Pilfer installed (you may have to restart your browser!), right click the image, choose Pilfer, and pick a range of numbers that should grab all the images you need. In this case, we’re only looking for episodes 1 – 100, so we pick 100.
Pilfer finds episodes 10 – 89 and builds this little HTML page displaying them all.
Right click on the PIlfer page, and choose “Save As.”
Make a new folder anywhere on your machine (in this case, on the Desktop) and title it appropriate to what you’re downloading (in this case, “Axecop”). Make certain you choose “Web Page, Complete” so that it downloads all the images as well.
Chrome will download ALL of the images in a sub folder inside the folder you made. They’ll be laid out neatly by number.
In the case of this comic, you’ll have to sometimes download some images by hand, or restart Pilfer for any images missed. In this case, stories 1 – 9 are all numbered differently, and have to be downloaded separately.
How To Make a Comic Book Reader File
Making a comic book reader file is easy. We start by making a RAR file of our Pilfered images. WinRAR is a simple solution for making RAR files on Windows. You can download it here.
With WinRAR installed, pick ALL of your sequential images with a quick Ctrl + A, then right click and pick “Add to “… .rar” to begin.
WinRAR does it’s magic in less than a minute, and creates the RAR file.
Right click and clean up your filename, and while you’re at it, change the file extension to CBR, for “Comic Book Reader.”
(Author’s Note: If you can’t view or change your file extensions, you’ll have to enable them. Follow this link here to see a simple how-to from Microsoft to enable it in Windows 7.)
You’ll get a warning about changing file extensions. Choose “Yes.”
And your RAR file is now a functioning Comic Book Reader file.
You can now read your bundle of webcomics offline and uninterrupted on your PC, or wherever you go with any good comic book reader program on your mobile phone or your iPad.
Comical for Windows is an excellent comic book reader for those of you just getting started. Lifehacker has done an excellent (and fun) write up on going digital with comics, and recommends many excellent readers for nearly every OS and gadget around, including iOS and Android devices. Happy comic reading!
In the previous post, I talked about the top 10 webcomics you should be reading. But trust me, there’s way more than 10 webcomics worth following. While not all of them are mainstream, comics that are aligned to your interest are usually just a Google search away.
When you start with 10 webcomics, you end up with 20, 30 easily. And let’s face it, you’re not going to open every website individually every morning. You’re probably not even going to read comics on your desktops. You’ve got an Android phablet, which is great for reading comics.
Today we’ll cover websites and apps that will make your webcomic reading experience a little bit easier. In the end we’ll talk about automating the entire webcomics delivery process using IFTTT.
1. Feedly RSS Reader
In the days of Google Reader, everyone used to read webcomics via RSS. It worked great. Every morning you’d get the comic strip in your Google Reader. No ads no unnecessary stuff. But then Google Reader shut down and webcomics kind of stopped supporting RSS because it’s hard for independent webcomic creators to support themselves via just RSS traffic.
So when you subscribe to RSS feed for Dilbert, you won’t find actual comic there. It’s just a link to the site.
But curiously enough, “Feedly (the true Google Reader successor) has a whole section dedicated to Comics. Here you can explore and subscribe to them. And when you’re using the website or the official Feedly app, or any third party client, the comics with full RSS support will show up in their full form. This is hit and miss really. Some webcomics like XKCD, Cyanide and Happiness support full RSS, while Penny Arcade and others don’t. I tried converting then to full RSS feed using a third party service, but it still didn’t work for me. Your mileage may vary.
2. Comic Rocket
Comic Rocket has a website. It’s basically a tracker for webcomics. You can follow webcomics and mark issues as read. This is great if you’re planning to binge read all 9000+ issues of Dilbert. Comic Reader, unlike RSS and other apps, doesn’t present just the image or the comic. When you start reading a comic, you’ll actually be taken to the original web page with a Comic Rocket wrapper around it.
But because you’re going directly to the website, you can count on a reliable experience. Comic Rocket has an “Archive Binge Read” feature where you can binge read old webcomics. It will send you 10 back issues via RSS everyday.
Comic Rocket’s collection is the most exhaustive. You’ll find almost every kind of comic here. The centralized approach to reading new issues and back catalogue of comics, along with the always in sync Android app, makes Comic Rocket a must have.
GoComics is a website, and there’s also an iOS app. GoComics is where you’ll find most mainstream comic strips: Dilbert, Garfield, Penguin, Calvin and Hobbs and the like. After logging in, you can follow comics of your interest. You can also zoom in and pan around to read better. Swiping left/right will bring up older/newer issues.
You won’t find nearly as many comics in GoComics as Comic Rocket, but if you’re a comic strips fan, you’ll get a lot out of it.
4. Download Webcomics for Offline Use
Webcomics like The Oatmeal or Hyperbole and a Half usually run in multiple pages. Reading them takes a lot longer than just a comic strip. And you might not want to read them all when you’re on the desk. If you want to save them for offline use later, try downloading them as PDF. Use the “Save as PDF” extension. Just click the icon and the entire page will be converted to PDF, and the download will start automatically.
You can also save them as images. Batch download images using Image Downloader Chrome extension.
5. Getting Alerts from IFTTT and Pushbullet
If you’re using the IFTTT app on your Android or iOS device, you can set up a recipe to follow updates from your favorite webcomic. Choose the “Feed” trigger, paste in the RSS feed and then select Android or iOS notification. You can also select Pushbullet so you can be alerted on the desktop. This is an example recipe I created to notify me about new comics from Cyanide and Happiness. IFTTT is great because it’s flexible. You can set up a system where new items from XKCD or Dilbert show up directly in your Inbox as well.
Speaking of Pushbullet, you can directly subscribe to webcomics channels there. Only a handful of comics are available – The Oatmeal, XKCD, Cyanide and Happiness, Loading Artist and SMBC.
How do you read webcomics? Share with us in the comments below.
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กำลังดาวน์โหลด Collections of Webcomic Images
คอมมิคใด ๆ ที่มีรูปภาพที่มีลำดับตัวเลขจะทำงานได้ หากต้องการดูว่าคอมมิคที่คุณชื่นชอบจะใช้งานได้หรือไม่เราจะต้องดูว่าภาพนั้นถูกจัดลำดับอย่างไร.
ใน Chrome คุณสามารถคลิกขวาที่ภาพและเลือก“ เปิดภาพในแท็บใหม่” ใน Firefox คุณสามารถเลือก“ ดูภาพ” ภายใต้เมนูคลิกขวาเดียวกัน.
รูปภาพที่เป็นปัญหาจะโหลดในแท็บแยกต่างหาก (หรือใน Firefox ในรูปแบบเดียวกัน)
มีให้สำหรับ Chrome และ Firefox นั้น Pilfer เป็นโปรแกรมเสริมเล็กน้อยที่จะช่วยให้คุณสามารถดาวน์โหลดรูปภาพที่มีหมายเลขเรียงตามลำดับ หากคุณยังไม่ได้ดาวน์โหลดคุณสามารถดาวน์โหลดได้จากลิงค์เหล่านี้:
- ขโมยหา Chrome
- ขโมยหา Firefox
ด้วยการติดตั้ง Pilfer (คุณอาจต้องรีสตาร์ทเบราว์เซอร์ของคุณ!) คลิกขวาที่ภาพเลือก Pilfer และเลือกช่วงของตัวเลขที่ควรจับภาพทั้งหมดที่คุณต้องการ ในกรณีนี้เรากำลังมองหาตอนที่ 1 – 100 เท่านั้นดังนั้นเราจึงเลือก 100.
Pilfer ค้นหาตอนที่ 10 – 89 และสร้างหน้า HTML เล็ก ๆ นี้ซึ่งแสดงทั้งหมด.
คลิกขวาที่หน้า PIlfer แล้วเลือก“ บันทึกเป็น”
สร้างโฟลเดอร์ใหม่ที่ใดก็ได้บนเครื่องของคุณ (ในกรณีนี้บนเดสก์ท็อป) และตั้งชื่อให้เหมาะสมกับสิ่งที่คุณกำลังดาวน์โหลด (ในกรณีนี้คือ “Axecop”) ทำให้แน่ใจว่าคุณเลือก “เว็บเพจเสร็จสมบูรณ์” เพื่อให้ดาวน์โหลดรูปภาพทั้งหมดได้เช่นกัน.
Chrome จะดาวน์โหลดรูปภาพทั้งหมดในโฟลเดอร์ย่อยภายในโฟลเดอร์ที่คุณสร้าง พวกเขาจะถูกจัดวางอย่างเป็นระเบียบตามจำนวน.
ในกรณีของการ์ตูนเรื่องนี้บางครั้งคุณจะต้องดาวน์โหลดภาพบางภาพด้วยมือหรือเริ่มต้นใหม่ Pilfer สำหรับภาพใด ๆ ที่พลาด ในกรณีนี้เรื่องราว 1-9 นั้นมีหมายเลขแตกต่างกันทั้งหมดและจะต้องดาวน์โหลดแยกต่างหาก.
การสร้างไฟล์เครื่องอ่านหนังสือการ์ตูนเป็นเรื่องง่าย เราเริ่มต้นด้วยการสร้างไฟล์ RAR ของรูปภาพที่ถูกขโมยของเรา WinRAR เป็นวิธีง่ายๆในการสร้างไฟล์ RAR บน Windows คุณสามารถดาวน์โหลดได้ที่นี่.
- ดาวน์โหลด WinRAR
เมื่อติดตั้ง WinRAR แล้วให้เลือกภาพต่อเนื่องทั้งหมดของคุณด้วย Ctrl + A อย่างรวดเร็วจากนั้นคลิกขวาแล้วเลือก“ เพิ่มลงใน“ … .rar” เพื่อเริ่มต้น.
WinRAR ทำสิ่งมหัศจรรย์ในเวลาไม่ถึงนาทีและสร้างไฟล์ RAR.
คลิกขวาและล้างชื่อไฟล์ของคุณและในขณะที่คุณอยู่ให้เปลี่ยนนามสกุลไฟล์เป็น CBR สำหรับ “Comic Book Reader”
(หมายเหตุผู้แต่ง: หากคุณไม่สามารถดูหรือเปลี่ยนนามสกุลไฟล์ของคุณได้คุณจะต้องเปิดใช้งานตามลิงค์นี้ที่นี่เพื่อดูวิธีการใช้งานอย่างง่ายจาก Microsoft เพื่อเปิดใช้งานใน Windows 7)
คุณจะได้รับคำเตือนเกี่ยวกับการเปลี่ยนนามสกุลไฟล์ เลือก“ ใช่”
และตอนนี้ไฟล์ RAR ของคุณเป็นไฟล์ Comic Book Reader ที่ใช้งานได้.
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Comic books are the reason behind the popular super hero characters in the movies. Even though Marvel and DC takes a major share of the market – there are a lot of other comics available to read. Sure, you can go ahead and grab a comic book from the store. But, what if you could enjoy reading the comics online for free?
There are a lot of websites that let you read comics online for free. So, in this article, we shall take a look at some of the best sites where you can read a comic book issue for free. Also, if you are searching for a Manga, we have a list of best manga apps available for Android.
Note: We made sure that none of the websites mentioned below would affect the work of a content creator. They are all legit.
11 Websites Where You Can Read Comics Online for Free
These websites will let you read digital copies of popular and unique comic books for free.
1. Marvel’s Official Site
Personally, I am a Marvel fan. Even though I’m not a comic geek – we can safely say that they make some of the most popular comic books. Without a doubt, right?
You can either opt to purchase the comic book issues on their site individually or get a subscription to have unlimited access to all the Marvel comic books available online. But, here, we are talking about the free ones. Don’t worry, Marvel also offers free issues which you can read without registering/subscribing.
A total of 50 free issues are available as of yet. If you are into Marvel movies or comics, this could be the best digital space for you.
2. DC Kids
We are well-aware that DC is now catching up with good movies (when compared to its comic counterparts). Yes, just like Marvel, DC offers incredibly awesome comics to read. In this case, you actually get two options to read DC comics from.
DC Kids is one for the kids and Read DC is for the grown ups which we will talk about in the later section of this article.
3. Read DC
Read DC is actually the spot for digital DC comics. You can opt to purchase or simply get the free issues available. Do note that you need to create an account or use your comiXology account – if you have one.
Of course, the free issues will not be charged – but you need to have an account to add it to your cart and purchase it for free.
ComiXology is a digital comics distribution platform. Fret not, it is an Amazon company (in case you have trust issues). Similar to Marvel or DC’s official site you get the option to subscribe or purchase individual comics.
In addition to that, you also to get to read comics online for free. It offers a variety of comics to read for free. It is worth checking out.
If you are searching for a variety of comics – excluding Marvel/DC. This is a good spot to look for. You will notice a lot of comics in different languages available for free. Only a comic book nerd will know what to look for among the available collections.
Yes, it features an extensive list of comics. So, do not go away because of the old school UI of the website – you just have to keep digging to find some of the gems. If something is not available for free, you get to pay what you want. So, it is an incredibly cheap alternative to purchase legit comics.
6. Amazon Kindle Store
When it comes to reading a digital copy, how can one forget Amazon’s Kindle store for digital books and comics (or manga) as well. It features hundreds of comics to choose from. If you do not want to pay for it – you always have the option to browse the catalogue for free offerings. You will get a lot of good comics for free – you should check them out if you don’t believe my word.
7. Digital Comic Museum
The classic comic book issues can be found here. If you head over to a retail store (or an auction of some kind) – you will find the classic comic books selling for crazy-high price tags. Of course, that depends on the market and the buyers available. But, here, you get to read some of the greatest comics online absolutely for free.
You will have to create an account and log in to download/read the comics. Expect the classics only – you will not find any latest comic book issues here.
8. Comic Book Plus
You will definitely notice some interesting options when you visit their homepage. Even though I’m not personally a fan of classic comics – you will be able to find plenty of good issues to read.
GoComics features a different set of collection which you can enjoy reading for free. You can read the comic issues for free but you will encounter advertisements. So, you can upgrade to the premium subscription plan where you get rid of the ads along with some other special benefits.
Fret not, if you are not sure whether to pay for the service or not – you can always opt for the 30-days trial available.
10. Dark Horse Free Pages
Similar to how Marvel and DC offer some of the latest issues for free, other comic book publishers also tend to offer a couple of good comics for free. Dark Horse is just one of them. It includes some of the latest popular issues like Overwatch, Elf Quest, and so on. The free collection is not huge but worth taking a look at.
11. The Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is not a commericial space to search for popular comics for free. Instead, you will find some of the long forgotten (or collectible) comic issues. It also includes mangas – if you are into that. You have got a lot of digging to do if you decide to browse the archive for digital comics.
For obvious reasons, you cannot get access to all the latest digital comics for free. But, you will not be dissapointed either when browsing the collection these websites offer. We could have missed one of your favorite websites where you regularly find free digital comic book copies for free. In either case, by now, you must have found out your favorite destination for reading comics online.
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
I’ve been reading more digital comics and web-comics lately, and am curious as to what others prefer in a reading-experience/content-layout based.
For digital comics (e.g. digital versions of the physical product), I’m perfectly happy with a PDF or JPG-per-page that I may have to zoom in on or scroll vertically, as long as I can rotate my phone to landscape and it extends to the full width. I’m perfectly happy scrolling back up and down if needed.
I actually don’t like the “frame-by-frame” reading experience – it doesn’t always translate well and I feel like I loose some context compared to when viewing the full page (and I get confused switching back and forth between full page and frame view, so usually just keep the full view on).
TBH – I haven’t tried any apps, so not sure if there’s a different presentation there.
For web comics that are designed for the web, it looks like there are two types:
1) Newspaper style – just a few frames so you can read it all at once. No need for zoom, pagination, etc.
2) Long vertical pages: Each page contain several different content sections which result in a long, continuous vertical scroll (like web-born manwha).
I guess the there’s less ‘reading’ preference on web-comics, since it’s really designed to fit the type of comic the author/illustrator wants to create.
Anyone have any preferences they’d like to share?
Comic books have been around for a long time. It’s responsible for some of the most magical and amazing stories told in the last century. Everybody knows who Superman and Spider-Man are. The movies have done great at the box office as well. As a result, people are reading more comic books. The good news is that you can read them on mobile. In fact, with how big Marvel has been over the last decade, this is actually a rather crowded market these days. That means you have plenty of options. We can help with that! Here are the best comic book apps and comic book readers for Android!
The best comic book apps for Android
- Amazon Kindle
- Astonishing Comic Reader
- CLZ Comics
- DC Comics
- Google Play Books
- Hoopla Digital
- Marvel Unlimited
Price: Free app / Comic prices vary
Amazon Kindle is one of the largest digital book stores on Earth. It makes sense that it’d be among the best comic book apps. The app itself isn’t amazing for comic book reading. However, you can certainly use it that way. The service has a bunch of comics to buy. You can sync your comics between devices and even your Kindle if you have one. Their selections range from older comics to newer ones. It’s a good, basic source for comic books. It’s also good for casual fans who also want a platform that sells other types of books as well.
Astonishing Comic Reader
Price: Free / $1.49
Astonishing Comic Reader is essentially an ereader for comic books. You can’t buy comics from this app. However, you can read the comics you’ve already downloaded through other apps. You can also upload the collection to the service for easy syncing between devices. It has Chromecast support so you can read comics from your TV. There is also a manga mode in case those types of comics are more your thing. It supports the CBZ and CBR file types. It’s one of the better comic book apps.
Are you an avid comic reader, always excited to read your favourite comics, manga, manhwa? But what if these are not available in your language? Would you wait for the comics to be translated in your native language, or read them as soon as they are published?
With ImageTranslate, you can now dive into the exciting world of comics in any language. Easily translate comics you always wanted to read, in a matter of a few seconds.
|Original comic||Translated comic|
How to Translate Comics Using ImageTranslate?
Once you have created your account, upload the comic pages that you want to translate. With ImageTranslate, you can translate over 20 comic strips at a time.
Select the source and the target language for your comic translation, sip a cup of coffee, and voila your translated comic is ready to be downloaded.
What is so special about comic translation with ImageTranslate?
Translation Just Like Original Comic
ImageTranslate recognises the text drawn in the picture and translates it automatically. It allows you to retain the essence of your original comic by recreating the exact image in the target language.
You can change text size, color, font, and placement with a few easy steps. You can also change the translations to keep the context of the comic phrase intact.
All the translated images are always available on your dashboard. But you can also download the translated comic strips for offline access, and read them at your own convenient time.
Supports Multiple Languages
Not just 1, or 2. Image Translate supports more than 40 languages, including the vertical texts. However, with vertical texts, you will have to select the text regions individually for translation.
Have a look at the below tutorial to get going!
How to translate comics in another language
We at ImageTranslate understand the annoying translation issues that comic readers face, and all our work is attempted towards solving them. Our users are reading their favourite comics and manga by converting them from Japanese to English, Chinese to English, English to Arabic, English to Spanish, and many more languages.
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In a world where witches and humans are at odds with each other, Diana, an orphan who seeks out harmony and justice, will do whatever it takes to bring back peace to Eltune. Even if that means that she will have to put herself in the face of danger many times over.
Magician’s Murim Adventures
At the age of 78, Midran, an archmage is still searching for a way to reach the 8th circle. Then he is suddenly turned into a child. Will he be able to recover mana from his past life and become the Archmage of the 9th circle?
Action Adventure Fantasy
Ten years ago, after “the Gate” that connected the real world with the monster world opened, some of the ordinary, everyday people received the power to hunt monsters within the Gate. They are known as “Hunters.” However, not all Hunters are powerful. My name is Sung Jin-Woo, an E-rank Hunter. I’m someone who has to risk his life in the lowliest of dungeons, the “World’s Weakest.” Having no skills whatsoever to display, I barely earned the required money by fighting in low-leveled dungeons. at least until I found a hidden dungeon with the hardest difficulty within the D-rank dungeons! In the end, as I was accepting death, I suddenly received a strange power, a quest log that only I could see, a secret to leveling up that only I know about! If I trained in accordance with my quests and hunted monsters, my level would rise. Changing from the weakest Hunter to the strongest S-rank Hunter! (Source: Kakao, translated)
In the year 2043, , the world’s first successful full-dive VRMMO was released. In addition to its ability to perfectly simulate the five senses, along with its many other amazing features, the game promised to offer players a world full of infinite possibilities. Nearly two years later, soon-to-be college freshman, Reiji Mukudori, is finally able to buy a copy of the game and start playing. With some help from his experienced older brother, Shuu, and his partner Embryo, Reiji embarks on an adventure into the world of . Just what will he discover and encounter in this game world known for its incredible realism and infinite possibilities? (Source: J-Novel Club)
Butterfly Read Book
Comedy Fantasy Historical
1-3. Butterfly Read Book 4-5. Dragon Teases Phoenix Miraculous Love Fate
Murim Investigation Unit Season 1
Action Fantasy Martial Arts
n a town where martial artists – known as “Murim users” – run amok in the underworld, the Murim Investigation Unit, a group of elite martial arts practitioners, acts as a suppression and investigation force. The story begins when one of the senior members comes across a thuggish young man beating up a bunch of gangsters, and decides to bring him in. (Source: MU)
R.O.D: Read or Dream
Action Comedy Drama
Michelle is a romantic daydreamer and hardcore book collector. Maggie is a soft-spoken bookworm who always gets mistaken for a boy. Anita is a tomboy who doesn’t have time for reading. Together, they’re the Paper Sisters, three very different siblings united by a strange power—the ability to control paper in any way they desire! And from their Hong Kong detective agency, they solve any and all cases involving books! (Source: VIZ Media)
Apocripha/0: Infinite Fortune
Adventure Drama Fantasy
Novelization of the fantasy game Apocripha/0 containing additional illustrations by Yuuki Azusa.
R.O.D: Read or Die
Action Comedy Mystery
Yomiko Readman’s love for literature goes far beyond any run-of-the-mill bookworm’s! In fact, she has a supernatural ability to manipulate paper in the most amazing ways. From turning a tiny scrap into a lethal throwing dagger to making a single sheet hard enough to block bullets, she’s only limited by her imagination. She uses her phenomenal power to seek out legendary books containing secret information that, in the wrong hands, could be dangerous. Backed by a Special Operations Division in England, Yomiko has her hands full battling evildoers, saving the world, and trying to find time to curl up with a good book. (Source: VIZ Media)
Demon Ruler: Teiji ni Kaeritai Otoko no Yarisugi Leveling
IS: Infinite Stratos – Black Bunny / White Bitter
Infinite Stratos: Black Bunny / White Bitter re-imagines the series as a romantic comedy with IS pilot Laura Bodewig as the main character. (Source: Crunchyroll)
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About WebComics – Webtoon & Manga APK
Webtoons or Manhwa as Koreans call it have been so popular lately. If you don’t know, Webtoons are the Korean equivalent of Manga for Japan. Some successful Webtoons have already made into anime such as Tower of God. Lately, webtoons have become more popular as more and more people are creating and publishing content.
WebComics is a popular comic-reading app that has over 5 million downloads in Google Play Store alone! This app has tons of comics that are exclusive to the app! This means that you will read comics that you can’t find elsewhere. Tons of comic creators have signed up with WebComics to create comics for this platform only. Aside from that, there are plenty of features this app has that no other comics app has! Read on to learn more.
What is WebComics?
If you’ve read comics before, chances are you’ve enjoyed them. Comics are everywhere! They are what makes our childhood and even adulthood easier. They are colorful, fun and engaging. But even though we’ve become more technologically advanced, we can’t get rid of the joy of reading comics. Now, we can read comics through an app!
WebComics is a popular comic-reader app that has over 5 million downloads in Google Play Store alone! This popular app has signed contracts with many world-renowned comic creators from several continents! Aside from that, you can read high-definition and fully-colored comics in WebComics! There are 1,000 new chapters released daily in the app so you will never run out of things to read! Plus, there are tons of categories to choose from. Whatever genre you want, WebComics has an interesting comic for you! Read on to learn more.
Features of WebComics
WebComics is a revolutionary comic-reader app that allows you to read exclusive comics in high-quality! Here are its features:
A huge comic library – Unlike other comic-reader apps, WebComics has signed some contracts with tons of popular comic artists from all over the world! This means that you can get exclusive content that you can’t find elsewhere. There are tons of comics on WebComics so you will never run out of comics to read. Theoretically, if you were to read all the comics even in a month, you can’t finish them! There are more than 1,000 new chapters added daily. Plus, there are free comics released daily so you don’t need to pay anything!
Categories – In WebComics, there are tons of categories that you can choose from such as adventure, romance, action and even rom-com! Whatever you need, you can surely find some comics that will resonate with you in WebComics. You don’t need to go out of the app just to read other comics because WebComics already has top-notch content waiting for you.
Communicate – Aside from reading comics, communicating your thoughts are also important. In WebComics, you can freely comment on any comic to show your appreciation or thoughts. Reply to others and engage in a conversation that only comic readers would understand! There’s nothing to fear in here, you will be in a welcoming community who love comics!
Offline reading – Aside from that, you can also download your favorite comics for offline reading! This is a very useful feature if you want to save some mobile data or you just love reading comics everywhere you are. Now, you can just read the downloaded comics wherever you are without the need for constant internet connection.
High-quality graphics – WebComics boasts high-quality comics made by top-notch artists. The high-definition comics will make you crave for more.
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About Comics For PC
Download Comics for PC free at AppsPlayground. Though Comics app is developed and designed to work with Android operating system and then iOS by Comixology. it is easy to install Comics on PC for laptop. Ever wondered how can one download Comics PC? Don’t worry, let’s break it down on your behalf into easy steps.
Out of a large number of free and paid Android emulators readily available for PC, it may not be a effortless job as you assume to decide on the highest quality Android emulator that performs well on your PC. Essentially we highly recommend either Andy os or Bluestacks, both of them are unquestionably compatible with MAC and windows os. We suggest you to preliminary check the minimum Operating system requirements to install the Android emulator on PC and then download and install only if your PC satisfies the suggested System requirements of the emulator. It’s easy to install the emulator once you are prepared to and typically consumes couple of minutes. It’s possible to download Comics .APK file in your PC making use of the download option just below, though this step is additional.
How to Download Comics for PC:
1. Begin by downloading BlueStacks Android emulator for your PC.
2. Begin the process of installing BlueStacks emulator by just opening the installer as soon as the download process is fully finished.
3. Within the installation process click on on “Next” for the first couple of steps as soon as you see the options on the display screen.
4. During the final step click on the “Install” option to start the install process and click on “Finish” once it is over.
At the last & final step just click on “Install” to start the actual installation process and you’ll be able to click on “Finish” in order to finish the installation.
5. Open up BlueStacks app via the windows or MAC start menu or alternatively desktop shortcut.
6. Connect a Google account by signing in, which may take short while.
7. Well done! It’s easy to install Comics for PC through BlueStacks Android emulator either by looking for Comics app in playstore page or by making use of apk file.
It is advisable to install Comics for PC by going to the google playstore page if you have successfully installed BlueStacks software on your PC.
Right after you installed the Android emulator, it’s also possible to utilise the APK file to install Comics for PC either by simply clicking on apk or by launching it via BlueStacks program mainly because a number of your chosen Android games or apps are usually not offered in google play store they do not respect Policies. If prefer to go with Andy to free download and install Comics for Mac, you can still follow the same process anytime.
This week, io9 is hosting a week of posts about the science of sex, starting off with a post that focuses more on the sexy stuff than the science. We’ve rounded up eight of the steamiest and raunchiest webcomics this side of a paywall. Enjoy them when you have a little time to yourself.
All links are, as you might expect, NSFW.
We’ve highlighted most of these webcomics in the past, but we’re gathering them here for your pornographic reading convenience. Feel free to share any of your favorite sexy webcomics in comments.
Here we’re only looking for sexy webcomics that don’t require a credit card. If you don’t mind paying for your illustrated sex, you can always head on over to Slipshine or Filthy Figments , which host popular porny webcomics.
Oglaf : If you’re going to read one webcomic on this list, it should be Oglaf. Trudy Cooper’s delightfully demented brain comes up with endlessly creative sexual spins on the fantasy genre, from the enchanted semen that runs and tattles on the poor sorceress’s apprentice whenever he masturbates to the ice queen who can’t be…ahem…conquered because of her frosty interior.
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Chester 5000 XYV : Perhaps the sweetest bit of sleaze on this whole list is Jess Fink’s Chester 5000 XYV. When he can’t keep up with his wife’s voracious libido, a young Victorian inventor builds his bride a dashing sexbot. But Chester turns out to be much more than a plaything; through his technologically enhanced romps with the lady of the house, the two fall very much in love.
Curvy : When Anaïs finds herself face to licorice-flavored nethers with the Candy World princess Fauna, she embarks on a journey across the various theme worlds of the multiverse. On the run from Fauna’s fiancé and a very confused government agent, Anaïs leaves her native Boring World and finds herself meeting (and sometimes bedding) a host of interesting people: Fauna’s peppermint-tentacled maid on Candy World, a transgendered, transspecies merperson on Pirate World, uber-capitalists on Corporate World, and a genderqueer Invisible Person in Super City.
Dr. Voluptua : Dr. Voluptua is a therapist — a sex therapist, to be precise. And her patients have some rather unusual problems — such as singing penises, libidinous split personalities, and bandito ghost possessions. Fortunately, she has an equally bizarre arsenal of treatments: perpetually naked colleges, Ken doll security guards who reproduce by cell division, anthropomorphic genitalia, and hat-wearing puppy hypnotists. It’s all in the name of helping her patients have functional, if non-traditional, sex lives.
SS Myra : Upon her death, the hedonistic millionairess Myra had her consciousness uploaded into her pleasure spaceship, figuring she’d spend the rest of time partying it up with fellow lovers of vice. What she ends up with a sweet newlywed couple who actually waited until their wedding night to get naked beneath the sheets. Myra is determined to introduce her new occupants to the libertine lifestyle — even if it kills them.
Starfighter : Adding a little guy-on-guy love to the mix is the sex-filled yaoi webcomic Starfighter. Abel has defied his family’s expectations by joining up with the Navigators to battle a distant threat. He’s paired up with a Fighter, Cain (they’re code names, not a terrible coincidence), who’s pushy, violent, and, Abel finds, quite charming. And the truth is, Abel joined the military for two reasons, and one of them has nothing to do with fighting a war.
Cura Te Ipsum : Normally, Cura Te Ipsum isn’t a particularly porny webcomic. In fact, back when we first highlighted Neal Bailey’s multiversal tale of a depressed school counselor who is saved from suicide by himself, it was solidly safe for work. But a recent trek through the alternate universes of the alternate Charlies Everett lands the interdimensional suicide support group in a universe where procreation is so difficult that the entire culture revolves around sex. Seriously, even the police spend all of their time naked (except for the hats and gun holsters). And apparently, only people with the gene for enormous breasts are able to successfully breed.
Sexy Losers/The Thin H Line : Hard’s on-again-off-again raunchy webcomic is not for the faint of heart — or weak of stomach. Sexy Losers explores the lighter side of every sexual taboo — from incest to necrophilia — and although most of the entries don’t fall under speculative fiction, a few do. There’s the Sex Toy Fairy, who brings that faithful old vibrator to life (the sex toys, incidentally, aren’t particularly grateful), and Scientific Erotican , delivering the latest innovations in sexual science. Just remember, nothing in this comic can be unseen.
Edit: Wow, a lot of people showing love for Teahouse . I can’t personally vouch for it (and I’m not actually sure what genre it is — I left non-genre sexy comics off the list), but your fellow readers are clamoring for it, so there it is.
Do you have a penchant for reading comic books? If yes, we have you covered with the best comic book reader apps to let you experience the spectacle of “Iron Man,” The Avengers, X-Men, and more. What makes these comic reader apps unique is the ability to offer an unmatched comic reading experience. They support most comic formats and allow you to organize your comics with the utmost ease. What’s more, you can even fine-tune them to suit your best interest!
1. Episode ft Pitch Perfect
Episode ft Pitch Perfect is an ideal app to enjoy reading interactive and visual stories. Boasting of the vast catalog of more than 35, 000 stories featuring all the genres like romance, fantasy, comedy and more, it keeps your interest in reading something out-of-the-box alive.
The interactive stories offer you a great chance to lead your life just the way you want and have the desired success. As, you can choose your path to love, popularity and more. Find a gorgeous woman or a super handsome guy to fall in love. That’s not all; there are a lot of mysteries to be unraveled and dangers which you need to encounter to achieve your goal.
Wattpad is the one-stop platform to read all types of books and interesting stories. Based on what gets you going, you can explore several things like mystery, comedy, action, fiction, science fiction, romance, adventure, fantasy and more.
You can easily save any articles to read them offline. With the option to sync your account, you will be able to pick up from where you left off on any of your iOS devices. Most importantly, you can directly connect with writers and other readers and share your experience or discuss.
comiXology is one of the finest comic reader apps. With this app, you will enjoy reading Kindle comics, graphic novels as well as Magna purchases. The massive library boasts of tons of Marvel comics, image comics, DC comics. You can also search for and add your favorite books to the wishlist. If you want to make your comic reading more delightful, you shouldn’t look beyond comiXology.
iComics is designed to be a top class comic reader app. It is compatible with most comic formats such as ZIP, CBZ, RAR, CBR, 7ZIP, CB7, TAR, CBT, LZH, LHA, EPUB, PDF. It features a slider that allows you to move from one comic to another with ease. You can split extra-wide pages to make reading a bit easier. You have the option to share, email and even save individual pages.
5. Chunky Comic Reader
This one is a complete comic book reader app. It’s highly user-friendly and easy-to-use. With the super handy upscaling feature, it makes even low-resolution comics look nice. It features auto-contrast/tint which fixes yellow pages as well as faded ink. There is a self-organizing library which keeps all your stuff in perfect order.
6. Marvel Unlimited Comics
With Marvel Unlimited Comics, you can access a vast library of more than 17, 000 digital comics. Even if you are not connected to Cellular or Wi-Fi, it lets you read up to 12 issues offline. It includes some famous Marvel comics including Spider-Man, The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, X-Men and more. It allows you to preview every issue in the archive and read some selected issues if you are not signed up.
7. Comic Book Reader: Viewer for Comic
This comic book reader app supported all formats and considered to be the best for reading, cb7, cbz, cbr, and cbt comics. The impressive design and intuitive user-interface make reading books a great experience.
Thanks to the integration with major cloud services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box and network services including SMB, FTP, SFTP, DLNA, it lets you quickly open documents from any network or cloud services. Page layout option in documents such as single page, double page offer more convenience. You can bookmark any story to read it later. The file manager allows you to keep your library in perfect order.
8. Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
“Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader” is feature-rich and a perfect app to enhance your comic book reading experience. It lets you organize your collection as desired. As, you can put series inside series, and with the use of dividers, you will be able to manage long lists. There is also an option to sort comics into their respective series automatically. Better still, it also includes a parental lock for specific series.
With the smart interface, ComicFlow provides an unmatched comic reading experience. It’s equipped to handle large comic collections. You can easily import your favorite comics in the background. It supports cbr, .cbz and pdf files. It’s compatible with the only iPad.
These comic book reader apps excel in letting you read books with optimum convenience. So, whether you want to read science-fiction, romance or action thriller, these CBR apps are the class apart. Have I missed any top CBR app for iOS?