A comic book is a magazine that contains stories that are told through graphic drawings and dialogues. Digital comics are comics released digitally which can be read both online and offline using an electronic device. CBR and CBZ are the most popular comic book formats. CBZ, CBR, and CB7 files are just ZIP, RAR, and 7z files with their extensions modified -a bunch of images numbered sequentially and compressed!
Digital comics are fun, easy to read, store, and transport. Besides, they are also cheap, lightweight, and very convenient.
ComiXology is one of the most popular cloud-based digital comics, graphic novels, and manga distributors in the world. It features more than 100,000 comics from major publishers like DC, Marvel, Image, BOOM, etc. Marvel Unlimited is available internationally, but Marvel Unlimited Plus is only available to US residents.
You can scroll through your comics page by page, fire up a double-page view, or use its Guided View, a panel by panel swipe reading experience. The Fit to Width and Zoom modes let you control the camera for a better viewing experience, regardless of your device’s screen size.
Best comic reader apps
Cover is one of the best app to read and manage your comic books. It supports CBZ/ZIP, CBR/RAR, 7Z/CB7 and EPUB.
CDisplay! is an image-viewing application for DRM-free comic books and manga for Windows. CDisplay Ex is a lightweight, efficient, and free CBR Reader, and it is also one of the most popular comic book reader for Android. It is able to read many comic book formats (.cbr, .cbz, and .pdf) and Manga.
ComicRack is one of the best eComic reader and manager for Windows computer, an all-in-one solution to read and manage your comic book library.
MComix is a free and open-source comic book reader (both Western comics and manga) for GNU/Linux and supports a variety of container formats including CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT, LHA and PDF.
YACReader is another comic reader. It supports all of the common file types and archives.
Simple Comic is the most intuitive and snappy comic reader for macOS.