Good news for comics fans. ComicBT, a leading private torrent tracker specializing in Comic book torrents, is now open for signup. CBT has been having some server issues in the recent past and a planned open signup due to be launched last weekend was postponed until these problems were fixed. Intermittent slowdowns and downtime issues apparently sparked a lot of rumors about the sites untimely death but you’d be glad to know these rumors are all false. A new announcement on CBT reads “The rumours of the sites death were greatly exaggerated. The server has been fixed up and we are now FULL POWER AHEAD!”. We did post about a ComicBT open signup last month but unfortunately, the site closed doors just a couple of hours after the post went live. If you missed out back then, here’s your chance to sign up to one of the best (and possibly the largest) dedicated comics trackers around.
Its been just over a year since CBT started its operations and the site has improved at a great pace during the last couple of months. It’s torrent index has more than tripled since we last covered the site and now lists almost 10000 active torrents (9807 to be precise, as of 23/8/2011) up from 2500 back in October 2010. Registered users count has also increased to 2700, despite CBT being a closed community which is almost always invite only. Earlier, the plan was to open signups for a couple of days and increase the user count up to 5000 – even at it’s present state with 2.7k users, CBT has very good activity and there aren’t a lot of dead torrents on site.
As for the type of content on CBT, it’s pretty much straightforward, as we highlighted in our previous article. You can find both new and old issues of almost all major comic book series on this tracker (this includes individual issues and complete series packs). These usually come in CBR, CBZ or PDF file formats - they are all viewable on the PC and probably even on portable devices such as iPad, provided that you have the required software (for a list of software you can use to view Comic Book Archive files on the PC, look here). In addition to comic books, CBT indexes movies, animation, official soundtracks, audiobooks, e-books and TV series based on comic book characters as well. The screenshot below should give you a better understanding of the content available for download on CBT:
To put it shortly, if you have any interest in comics, comic book characters, superheroes, etc then this is a must have tracker for you. Get in while it’s open.
Site Name: ComicBT (http://comicbt.com)
Signup URL: http://comicbt.com/signup.php