Comic Viewer

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During the summer holidays whenever I used to visit my grandparents house, one thing I always used to do was read comics. There was a huge collection over  there and I somehow managed to finish reading most of it during my stay there. And during my next visit, I used to again start reading it, thought it was a repetition.

Some of my favorites were Phantom, Mandrake, Asterix and Obelix, Tintin ! Not to forget the Tinkle’s and the Chacha Choudhary. There were a few more of them which I am not able to recollect (Gosh It was 15 years back 😀 )

Now you can find most of the comic strips available online. However there are only a few Comic viewers available for Windows including Comix, and most of them are built using .NET framework.

Harish being a big comic fan didn’t find a decent comic viewer for Linux. So he decided to build one and it is called Comex ! You can find more about this in his post here:

Comex – Comic Book Reader Plug-in for Eclipse

I liked Comex for 2 reasons:

  1. It might re-ignite my interest in reading comics.
  2. It is developed on Eclipse Platform which happens to be my favorite application !

According to Harish, there will be a lot of features added soon, and he also mentioned that the initial version was coded in a day !!

The only drawback I see is that, Comex is now bundled as a plugin and we cannot expect every other comic reader to have Eclipse !! I would like to see Comex released as an Eclipse RCP application.

Also to test the viewer, you can download some of the comics strips from this link:

http://thecomiclinks.blogspot.com/

Which are your favorite comic characters ? Which comic viewer do you use ?

3 comments… add one

  • nandam Feb 26, 2007

    have u tried comix
    its awsome

  • venukb Feb 27, 2007

    hi nandan,
    checked out comix and some of the screenshots. Looks cool 🙂

    Thanks 🙂

  • Indian May 2, 2008

    ya its really great !!!

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