Iron Man Comics 1963-2010
Except for this readme file, every file in this collection can be viewed with your favorite comic book reader.
Unlike the commercial Marvel comic book collections, there are no
use-restriction schemes employed with these files. There are no
passwords, no encryption, no watermarked images. You can view, copy,
extract, print, and manipulate the contents of this disk without
limit. It will work well on any of the major computing platforms,
i.e. Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS-X, and many others. You can copy the
files to your hard drive or access them directly from the DVD. The
comics are all in the popular .cbz format, so they can be read with
your favorite comics viewing software. Unlike the .pdf file format,
the .cbz file format is supported by a wide choice of snappy viewers
offering a multitude of reading enhancement features.
WHAT'S IN THIS COLLECTION
View the ..._Covers_Index.cbz file to help you locate issues you are
interested in. The Covers Index contains thumbnail pictures of every
comic book in the collection. The cover images are grouped by year,
with all the covers, for a given year, presented on a single page.
The annuals covers are all gathered together on the last page of the
Covers Index. The ..._Covers_Index.cbz file resides in the root
directory/folder of the DVD.
The ..._Bio.cbz file contains biographical information on the
character(s) featured in the collection. Read up on Spidey's web fluid
or Wolverine's origin. Lots of cool artwork here, too. All in an
easy-to-view .cbz file. The Bio file is located in the root directory
of the DVD.
Contents -------- the ..._Contents.cbz file contains the menus
graphics from the original commercial DVD. Some menus contain
original artwork. Please note that due to the inherent limitations of
the .cbz file format and due to the altered file and directory folder
arrangement of this disk, the original menuing functionality could not
be preserved. But at least you get to enjoy the menu graphics :-)
The Contents file is located in the root directory of the DVD.
Comic Book Archive Files
The remaining files on the DVD are all comic book archive files with
the extension .cbz which stands for "comic book zipped". The images
in these .cbz files are virtually the same unaltered images of those
found on the commercial Marvel DVD collections. Only the file format
and page layout has been altered. Any defects, over-cropping, blur,
distortions, etc. are almost certainly those of the original.pdf files.
Careful before-after comparisons were made to assure that the images
remain complete and unchanged, and thus offer the same sharpness,
contrast, detail, etc. as the original commercial .pdf files.
Replacement Cover Images
A few of the covers included in the original commercial collections
were felt to be substandard, primarily because of inaccurate and
tasteless recoloring, and have been replaced by images of the actual
covers, taken from another source. Those issues with replaced cover
images are as follows: X-Men 1-7, and Fantastic Four #1. The
replacement images are the same size and match the other covers
well in contrast and resolution. Clearly, some other covers beg to
be replaced, but no other covers were so egregiously offensive as the
Some of the comics in this collection may contain graphics which are
displayed across two pages of the printed comic. It is recommended
that such issues be viewed using a comic book reader which features a
double-page mode. Turn the double-page mode on, when you encounter a
double-page spread. You may also wish to zoom out, in order to see
both pages entirely and together.
.CBZ as the File Format of Choice
A .cbz file is nothing more than an archived collection of .jpg
images, which typically contain one printed page per .jpg image. The
.jpg image files are deflated and catenated into a single .cbz file by
means of one of the standard zip archiving/compression utilities. The
.cbz files are viewed using one of the many popular free comic book
viewer applications, such as "CDisplay" for Windows, or "Comix" for
Linux and Unix. These viewers are designed to open and display the
archive file, one .jpg image at a time, in the intended viewing order.
Comic book fans who have experience with both .cbz and .pdf file
formats generally prefer the .cbz format. Comic book viewer
applications are specialized and optimized for handling .cbz (and
.cbr) file formats. The many viewer programs available for .cbz offer
users a wide array of features intended to make digital comics reading
easier and more enjoyable. Many comic reader features, such as
color/contrast adjustments, and various reading modes, are not
currently offered on .pdf document viewers.
The .cbz format works equally well on Windows, Linux/Unix, and Mac
OS-X. Free viewers are widely available for all of these platforms.
The links below point to one for each platform, but you are encouraged
to do a Google search and sample others.
If you enjoy this collection of converted Marvel comics in .cbz
format, be sure to watch for other titles in the series.
(All below links are interchangable. No password)
Buy a Premium Account Uploaded or Rapidgator or Secureupload = High speed + Parallel Downloads!
From Rapidgator (Premium Recommend)
From Secureupload (Premium Recommend)