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Name Comic Book Archive
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1462
Classification Image (Raster)
Description Comic Book Archive (or comic book reader) files are zipped/compressed folders containing a number image files (although folders may be used to group images), for the purpose of the sequential viewing of these images, usually for comic books. They use a naming system which allows them to be displayed in order when used with a comic book reader, such as CD display. Comic book archive files are not a distinct file format; only the file extension differentiates them from the compressed file type they use. Comic book archive files use the following compression: .cb7 (7z), .cba (ACE), .cbr (RAR), .cbt (TAR), .cbz ( ZIP).
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Related file formats None.
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Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 16 Oct 2021
Source description  
Last updated 16 Oct 2021
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