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vkeios
May 7, 2007






Medullah posted:

My dream app is something like Plex for comics, tracking what's read and unread, gathers metadata, etc.

The closest I found was YACReader. I should warn thereís no multi-user support, so read/unread tracking will get real messed up if you have multiple people. But it can pull data from Comicvine and it has a desktop app in addition to the iOS one.

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Baby Proof
May 16, 2009



Has anyone found a good way to read Kindle Unlimited comics on PC? The Comixology reader will show me my purchased Kindle comics, but for Kindle unlimited I need to use the terrible (for comics) PC app or kindle cloud reader. The kindle ios and android readers aren't too bad for comics, but they don't have great kindle unlimited integration.

The answer is probably to do a trial subscription to Comixology unlimited instead.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

Another new Panel Syndicate pay what you wish series.
http://panelsyndicate.com/comics/badkarma

Bad Karma, an ongoing series by Alex de Campi, Ryan Howe and Dee Cunniffe.

Rincewinds
Jul 30, 2014

MEAT IS MEAT


Seems there are at least 3 more.

https://www.comixology.eu/Miles-Mor...pc3QvbGlzdDYyMg
https://www.comixology.eu/Captain-A...pc3QvbGlzdDYyMg
https://www.comixology.eu/Doctor-St...0ZWRFZGl0aW9ucw

Edit: Apperently this is the list.

https://www.marvel.com/articles/com...ic-book-stories

Rincewinds fucked around with this message at 21:23 on May 6, 2020

ToxicFrog
Apr 26, 2008





Yours are considerably more sophisticated than mine (except for the bit in mine that tries to fix cases where things are named, e.g., "Ch.10" - "Ch.10.5" - "Ch.11", which don't sort correctly)! I've spent most of my time working on the reading experience, since I spend a lot more time reading comics than importing them.

IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


So due to a change in circumstances, I think I'm going to have to go digital with comics (I find out on Monday basically). Someone mentioned that there's a browser plugin for Comixology that will download/convert your comics into CBR files for you. Can anyone link that?

Also, is Humble Bundle basically it for a site that sells comics that allows you to download them as DRM free files? I missed out on the Hickman one last month, and they don't seem to have a store, just their sales.

At least I used to redeem those digital codes from the Marvel books.

Medullah
Aug 13, 2003

FEAR MY SHARK ROCKET IT REALLY SUCKS AND BLOWS


vkeios posted:

The closest I found was YACReader. I should warn thereís no multi-user support, so read/unread tracking will get real messed up if you have multiple people. But it can pull data from Comicvine and it has a desktop app in addition to the iOS one.

Yeah this one is awesome, but sadly no Android app.

lifg
Dec 4, 2000
The Young Turks committed the Armenian Genocide.


Muldoon

IUG posted:

Also, is Humble Bundle basically it for a site that sells comics that allows you to download them as DRM free files? I missed out on the Hickman one last month, and they don't seem to have a store, just their sales.

https://groupees.com has bundles too. Like right now they have a top tier Humanoids bundle with some of the best euro comics ever written.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

Certain publishers allow for cbr backups from comiXology. Image is the big one. A few of the others do, too, some depending on the title.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with



IUG posted:

So due to a change in circumstances, I think I'm going to have to go digital with comics (I find out on Monday basically). Someone mentioned that there's a browser plugin for Comixology that will download/convert your comics into CBR files for you. Can anyone link that?

Also, is Humble Bundle basically it for a site that sells comics that allows you to download them as DRM free files? I missed out on the Hickman one last month, and they don't seem to have a store, just their sales.

At least I used to redeem those digital codes from the Marvel books.

Image comics on Comixology can all be downloaded DRM-free.

ToxicFrog
Apr 26, 2008




lifg posted:

https://groupees.com has bundles too. Like right now they have a top tier Humanoids bundle with some of the best euro comics ever written.

I've never heard of any of these; anything in particular you'd recommend, or just "get the whole thing and poke each one to see if it grabs you"?

IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


Endless Mike posted:

Image comics on Comixology can all be downloaded DRM-free.

Ah, I don't have Image comics through them, since I mainly just used the Marvel Redeem and have that linked to Comixology. Therefore, the backup page was empty. But I could have sworn I saw someone on here say that there's a utility that will just skim your cache or something to get you CBRs from your collection.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

I saw something like that years ago, but it was and taken down.

IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


Ah boo. I could do the route if I wanted to, but I figured I'd try as close to legit as I could.

Space Fish
Oct 14, 2008

The original Big Tuna.

lifg posted:

https://groupees.com has bundles too. Like right now they have a top tier Humanoids bundle with some of the best euro comics ever written.

Thanks for the link, I jumped on this and will dive through it all.

the guy from Semisonic
Jan 13, 2006



Bleak Gremlin

IUG posted:

But I could have sworn I saw someone on here say that there's a utility that will just skim your cache or something to get you CBRs from your collection.

This is the one that I use: https://github.com/Cortys/comic-backup

Kind of a pain to set up and it takes a while to scan through your comics, but it works. I just use it to backup my purchases, but it does have the annoying problem of marking each comic it scans as "Read" in your collection.

IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


That works perfectly, and wasn't a pain to set up at all. I'm just going to have to go through the 1,222 comics I apparently have on there. I think I only bought like two volumes of One-Punch Man, everything else is just Marvel comics I redeemed from that code. Thanks!

I'm going to have to see if I can run that server side comic server on my Synology drive now...

EDIT:

the guy from Semisonic posted:

but it does have the annoying problem of marking each comic it scans as "Read" in your collection.
This doesn't seem to be the case right now. Squirrel Girl #1, for example, is unread still. However the "Scan" button now says "Rescan" to let you know which ones you have downloaded.

IUG fucked around with this message at 19:11 on May 7, 2020

ToxicFrog
Apr 26, 2008




I've avoided getting stuff on Comixology precisely because I wanted to make local backups, maybe it's time for me to revisit that decision.

Dsmif
Sep 4, 2014



the guy from Semisonic posted:

This is the one that I use: https://github.com/Cortys/comic-backup

Kind of a pain to set up and it takes a while to scan through your comics, but it works. I just use it to backup my purchases, but it does have the annoying problem of marking each comic it scans as "Read" in your collection.

FYI, if I recall correctly this will also only pull lower resolution images compared to the iOS and Android apps, as the webreader has never shown hd comics.

Alehkhs
Oct 6, 2010

The Sorrow of Poets


Dsmif posted:

FYI, if I recall correctly this will also only pull lower resolution images compared to the iOS and Android apps, as the webreader has never shown hd comics.

There used to be a Windows app (via the Microsoft Store) that provided HD resolution. They ended support of it at some point though.

IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


I just pulled the first volume of Squirrel Girl, and the resolution of the first issue is 1073 x 1650 pixels for every page. The CBZ files are 10-13 MB in size.

I also tried to install Ubooquity on my Synology drive, and that failed pretty hard. It seems that no one has attempted in years, the .conf file isn't what the guides say it is, and there's no posts with answer on their forum for anyone who has had a problem with it.

Medullah
Aug 13, 2003

FEAR MY SHARK ROCKET IT REALLY SUCKS AND BLOWS


Are there any scripts like that that can download your Humble Bundle books? They have a "mass download" function but all it does is clicks download on all the books and then you have to hit "Ok" a hundred times.

lifg
Dec 4, 2000
The Young Turks committed the Armenian Genocide.


Muldoon

ToxicFrog posted:

I've never heard of any of these; anything in particular you'd recommend, or just "get the whole thing and poke each one to see if it grabs you"?

"Metal Hurlant" is Heavy Metal magazine.

"The Incal" is the best kind of space opera: big, gorgeous, and slightly nonsensical.

"Metabarons" is background on the world of Incal, it follows generation after generation of warrior barons.

"The Eye of the Cat" is a quiet and brutal story of a cat.

Everything by Milo Manara is erotica, which is eurocomic-speak for "fancy porn."

ToxicFrog
Apr 26, 2008




I'm always down for big weird space opera.

Went ahead and bought the bundle, only to find out that (a) you have to download each of the CBZs individually and (b) they download as "<a bunch of digits>_r.cbz". This is bullshit, so here's a shell script to download them for you, with the correct titles. Export your groupees.com cookies to cookies.txt and then:

code:
wget --load-cookies cookies.txt -O- "https://groupees.com/profile/purchases/<purchase ID>" \
| grep -A5 item-name | egrep '^        ' | egrep -v 'data-platform="pdf"' | sed -E 's,^ +,,' \
| while read title; do
  read tag
  url=$(echo $tag | egrep -o 'https://[^"]+')
  wget -nc --load-cookies cookies.txt -O "$title.cbz" "$url" || break
done

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

Got an email from Marvel saying they are shutting down their digital store and migrating everything to comiXology. I am having trouble finding a link to the news, this is copy and pasted from my email.


quote:

Thank you for being a loyal Marvel fan. As a fan of Marvel digital comics, we wanted to let you know that the Marvel Digital Comics Shop at comicstore.marvel.com will be closing on June 2, 2020.

After June 2nd, you will still be able to purchase Marvel digital comics and read your existing Marvel digital comics library via the Marvel Comics app and the comiXology store.

To purchase Marvel digital comics after June 2nd:
Download the Marvel Comics app on the App Store or Google Play Store, and/or
Visit comixology.com
To read your existing Marvel digital comics library after June 2nd:
View your past purchases in "My Books" when you log into your account on the Marvel Comics app, and/or
Sync your current Marvel Digital Comics Shop account with a comiXology account to continue to read your books on a web browser
Please note:
You can continue to redeem digital comic codes at Marvel.com/redeem and view your comics in the Marvel Comics app.
Only purchases made through the Marvel Comics app will be eligible to earn Marvel Insider points.
Please visit https://www.marvel.com/help/category/24 for more information.

Should you have any additional questions on this change please contact us by emailing OnlineSupport@marvel.com.

- Marvel Customer Support

IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


Uthor posted:

Got an email from Marvel saying they are shutting down their digital store and migrating everything to comiXology. I am having trouble finding a link to the news, this is copy and pasted from my email.

It's like they knew I was going to start using that service, and went running into the opposite direction.

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


Hope this doesn't affect unlimited.

blast0rama
Aug 13, 2003

Tingly.




Wasn't the Marvel digital store just a branded Comixology store anyway?

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

I can't remember if comiXology built their store initially before integrating everything. I believe they were separate at first, but later quickly merged libraries.

Fly Ricky
May 7, 2009

The Wine Taster

Iíve heard of people comparing both the Marvel and DC comic services and always wondered why they werenít just using ComiXology.

Was there some benefit to joining Marvel/DC Unlimited over just ComiXology?

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

I don't know much about DC's offering, but Marvel Unlimited gives access to almost everything, but six months behind.

ComiXology Unlimited is mostly just the first arc of stuff. It's more designed as a teaser to get you to buy the rest of the books.

Fly Ricky
May 7, 2009

The Wine Taster

Uthor posted:

I don't know much about DC's offering, but Marvel Unlimited gives access to almost everything, but six months behind.

ComiXology Unlimited is mostly just the first arc of stuff. It's more designed as a teaser to get you to buy the rest of the books.

poo poo I find this out right as theyíre closing.

But thanks for the info. That sounds like a great service, and no-brainer thinking about it. Iíd probably sub to both companies if Marvel didnít shut it down.

blast0rama
Aug 13, 2003

Tingly.




Marvel Unlimited isnít the Marvel Digital Shop.

Marvel Unlimited remains open.

The Marvel digital shop was a store to buy individual issues and trade digitally as they came out, aíla ComiXology.

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


Comixology Unlimited is also US only

Lobok
Jul 13, 2006



Fly Ricky posted:

I’ve heard of people comparing both the Marvel and DC comic services and always wondered why they weren’t just using ComiXology.

Was there some benefit to joining Marvel/DC Unlimited over just ComiXology?

ComiXology Unlimited? It isn't available everywhere, for one.

Edit: gently caress, beaten

Lobok fucked around with this message at 14:25 on May 9, 2020

Fly Ricky
May 7, 2009

The Wine Taster

Lobok posted:

ComiXology Unlimited? It isn't available everywhere, for one.

Edit: gently caress, beaten

Iím not in the U.S. and I had a trial of it. But that was quite a while ago; I may have used a VPN.

blast0rama posted:

Marvel Unlimited isnít the Marvel Digital Shop.

Marvel Unlimited remains open.

The Marvel digital shop was a store to buy individual issues and trade digitally as they came out, aíla ComiXology.

Good to know, thanks!

Rincewinds
Jul 30, 2014

MEAT IS MEAT


What is the difference between buying from Comixology.co.uk or Comixology.eu? UK is cheaper, is it because I am from an EFTA country I can use both?

Synthbuttrange
May 6, 2007

I feel the pressure,
under more scrutiny
And what I do,
act more stupidly




You cant get any eurocomics via the uk site.

Lobok
Jul 13, 2006



Synthbuttrange posted:

You cant get any eurocomics via the uk site.

Goddamn Brexit.

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Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

Joe Hill Bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/joe-hill-idw-comics

I wasn't enamored by Locke and Key after reading the first book, but people love it enough for me to give it another go.

The only other thing I've read was The Cape. It's in the "what if super powers, but in the real world" gritty story that was popular for a while.

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