Using Digital Comics with ComicBase 2015 R2

The new ComicBase 2015 Revision 2 ("R2") manages to bring the worlds of Digital comics and physical comics together in one place, letting you see instantly what you've got in either format, and even read your Digital comics directly from within ComicBase.

If you look to the left of the Picture column in your ComicBase 2015 R2 window, you'll see a new "Media" column.

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Just as you can drag pictures into your titles in ComicBase to have the pictures automatically linked with that title, you can now do the same thing with common digital formats for comic books, ".cbr", ".cbz", and ".pdf" files.

Just make sure your digital comic files are named the same as their issue numbers (e.g., if you're dropping in the digital version of issue #12, call the associated .cbr file, "12.cbr"). If it's a variant issue, use a "-" in place of the "/", since Windows won't allow file names with slashes in them. For instance, issue #12/A would have a .cbr file called "12-A.cbr"

Once you've named your cbr, cbz, or pdf files, just drag them onto the proper title in ComicBase, and you'll see a little blue "Media" icon appear next to each issue, and the issue number will become blue and underlined. Then, just click on the issue number or media icon for an issue and the digital version of the comic will open right up in your favorite comics reader!

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Pro Tip: You can drop multiple digital comics onto a title at one time, and you can even rename them as you go by pressing down the "Alt" key on your keyboard.

Special Secret Super-Bonus Pro Tip! Since you stuck with us so long, here's the coolest tip of them all: You can also drag ".url", and ".website" files -- web shortcuts for internet sites -- onto titles in ComicBase as well.

For instance, if you've got a stash of comics from a site like Comixology where some publishers don't allow digital downloading, you can still directly link to your digital comics by dragging a shortcut from the online comic onto your desktop, where it'll make a little web shortcut file. Then, just rename that shortcut to the same issue as the comic number and drag it into ComicBase. A media link will appear next to the appropriate issue, and clicking on it will take you straight to your web library!