Download comics?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by StBDawg, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. StBDawg macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2008
    Where can you download Comic Books? I keep hearing people talk about one of the comic book apps being the only .cbr reader (??). Does that mean you can go to a website, download a comic book and open it with that app like an eBook? I love the Marvel App but I'd love to be able to read other comics like Simspons, etc.... Is that even possible? Sorry for being a complete n00b on this.
  2. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale
    I read DC comics and since DC hasn't jumped on the digital bus yet I have to splunker to find digital versions, I've found the best way to get digital comics is through torrents...
  3. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    The truth is that most cbr/cbz files are 'homebrew' (yes, this is a nice way of saying pirated), scanned by hand--because the comic book industry hasn't really gotten it together yet with regards to digital distribution. In other words, the stuff is being pirated because there *is* no way to buy the majority of it legitimately. So you'll have to go digging.

    But yes, you can then sync those files to your iPad (usually through a sync utility on your desktop machine, or (with the Comic Zeal app), you can sync through iTunes directly). One or two apps also do some sort of cloud storage/sync of your library, they are less full-featured though.

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