August 15th, 2007
Searching for comic books on the internet can be quite easy if you know what to look for and where to aim your search. Most comics stored on the web have a .cbr or .cbz extension for use with digital comic reader applications such as CDisplay and FFView. These are simply .rar or .zip files that have had their extensions renamed (to cbr and cbz respectively).
One method of searching for comics stored online is to use Google to search the various index pages on the internet. Another great method is to aim Google towards the various online storage services such as Rapidshare and Megaupload.
To look for cbr and cbz files, use a general query, such as:
Google: site:rapidshare.com cbr|cbz (Rapidshare)
Google: site:megaupload.com cbr|cbz (Megaupload)
Google: site:mediafire.com cbr|cbz (MediaFire)
Google: site:gigasize.com cbr|cbz (GigaSize)
You can look for specific titles by including the title name in the query, such as:
Google: site:rapidshare.com cbr|cbz batman (Rapidshare) or
Google: site:gigasize.com cbr|cbz superman (GigaSize)
Another site that can be a good source of comic goodness is the social content sharing site, eSnips.
So go to Google and begin your quest for comic riches.
April 6th, 2007
Free Comic Book Day is a single day event where participating comic book stores give away select titles for free.Â This event is to promote comic books as both an art and as a method of encouraging literacy. You can check out FreeComicBookDay.com to find the shop near you and to find what titles are available to get from the shops for free.Â