With more and more comic publishers offering their comics as DRM-free files, it is easier than ever to read comics on your iPad. Therefore it’s more important than ever to have a great app dedicated to reading comic book files. These files generally contain compressed images (in the format CBR, CBZ, or as a PDF) that each app reads, interprets, and then displays as a nearly-identical version of the paper comic book. This ability to display comic files to their best advantage and make reading them as comfortable as possible is unsurprisingly the most important element of a comic file reader. The other important elements involve the importing and storing of files—ideally, the app should make it simple to import files you’ve bought from sites like imagecomics.com or humblebundle.com, organize them into a in-app library, and then export the files when you are done reading. Not many apps are capable of doing all of this, and even fewer are capable of doing it well, so we’ve gathered the best of the best for you below.
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April 20, 2015