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Can anyone recommend a free comic book reader (for the .cbr format) for Windows?

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Good question .. voted + – InfantPro'Aravind' Dec 15 '09 at 15:05
up vote 6 down vote accepted

CBR is a RAR format. You can simply rename the file with the RAR extension and use any RAR uncompresser. There is an open source comic book reader CDisplayEx that some people use.

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That WP link is broken, use instead. – Harley Oct 4 '10 at 3:21
not that bad. What I don't like: if I press DownArrow, the page scrolls down to the middle of the page, and that's too low... – Natrium Oct 31 '11 at 14:40

An alternative is ComicRack. It has lots of features (besides .CBR support), though at first it may seem a bit overwhelming. YMMV.

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I tried ComicRack, but in my opinion, it was buggy. – Natrium Oct 31 '11 at 14:15
and you need .NET-framework 4.0 for this – Natrium Nov 3 '11 at 6:49

I like Honeyview. Honeyview also has a portable version.

Disadvantage: Honeyview takes about (10 * size_of_cbr_file) MB of RAM while running...

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