Free Comic CBR File Reader-Viewer

Do you love reading comic books? Well, I’m am! I used to buy tons of comic books or comic magazines to keep up with my favorite comic stories.

Yesterday, I was trying to browse for the upcoming movie The Avengers on a torrent site but instead found some a set of comic books ready entitled “The Avengers Prelude”. Since the comics are only available online, I was forced to download them. However, I was a bit disappointed when I couldn’t open a single copy using my PDF reader.  I thought at first the files I downloaded were corrupted but when I’d checked the file extension, it was when I noticed the .CBR.

CBR Reader free for download

The disappointment turned into surprised when I’ve found free CBR file viewers or should I say comic readers. Below are what I considered the best I’ve found, so far.

 

The 4 Top CBR Reader

  • CDisplay – it’s actually an image viewer that runs in Microsoft Windows. Made the .CBR format popular. Download it Here.
  • ComicRack – voted by PC Magazine into the list of best freeware programs for the year 2012. It runs in Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7. Download site.
  • Comical – free and open source. A comic book for Linux, MacOSX and Windows. More information here.
  • CBR Reader – Easy to install and support Windows 7 (x86 and x64). Download CBR Reader now.

By the way, CBR stands for Comic Book aRchive or you can say simply say Comic Book Reader. CBR files are simply compressed files like .RAR or .ZIP with the images archived inside.

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