Here’s one for the comic lovers amongst our readership. The BitTorrent scene has always been populated with only a handful specialized comic torrent trackers. The situation has become even worse with the recent shutdown of veteran sites such as ZCultFM. However, there are still a few decent places left for comics lovers to download their daily dose of entertainment; ComicPirates is one of them. Comic Pirates is a specialized comics tracker that has hundreds of comics books in scanned/electronic form, waiting to be downloaded. Note that CP is a public tracker – although they operate a BitTorrent tracker of their own, there are no mandatory registration requirements or ratio rules for torrent downloads.
Although some of you might never have heard of it, ComicPirates has been around for quite some time. It’s trackers were even used by ZCultFM to track Marvel/DCP content when the site received legal threats from these two companies. As mentioned earlier, CP is not essentially a private tracker - they do have their own BitTorrent tracker but anyone is free to download torrents tracked by it, even without registering. Right now there are over 675 torrents in CP’s torrent index. Most of the torrents have plenty of seeders and relatively good download speeds for a tracker that isn’t governed by ratio rules.
There is quite a lot of comics indexed here, ranging from old issues to new, recently published works. In addition to individual issues, CP tracks those 0Day weekly comic packs which seem to be extremely popular among comics fans.
However, ComicPirates is not a perfect site – there are several issues that are noticeable. First of all this tracker doesn’t have the best layout. Current interface is a huge improvement over the previous layout but it still looks dated and less organized. Additionally, Registration/Login system is a nightmare. Registration doesn’t seem to work (always gives some error) and there is no login link mentioned on homepage. Thankfully, you do not need to register in order to download torrents.
If you are interested in comic books in electronic format, check this site out.
Site Name: Comic Pirates (http://comicpirates.info)
Signup URL: http://comicpirates.info/register.php (not tested)
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