Comic Book Creator Standard

Comic Book Creator Standard

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.29
  • Total Downloads:
    108,257
  • Date Added:
    May 07, 2007
  • File Size:
    139.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    69
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Note: This is a very large (139MB) file and may take several hours to download via dial-up modem.

Editors' Review

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Comic Book Creator is an admirable attempt to make comic-book making accessible to the artistically disinclined. Loaded with a wide array of page and panel layouts, but lacking in drawing tools, CBC is aimed at those who already have their story and art ready to load, or for those who don't mind investing in the publisher's clipart packages.

The program has some strengths, the greatest being the variety of built-in word balloons and fonts you can choose from. Especially helpful is the ability to reposition the word balloon stems, to maximize their use in the panel and point exactly where you want them to go. Imported art is easy to resize, but there's no way to vectorize imports, so unless it's close to the size you want it to be, pixelation will be a concern. There's a convenient link to Hypercomics.com so that you can easily publish your comic on the Web.

However, the program is enormous with a download larger than 150 MB. The lack of in-app art tools was frustrating, and although you can load your own art or screenshots, it must be done through the left-nav Resource Browser and then drag-and-dropping into the page--not the most intuitive method. There are also options to include animations and sounds in your digital comic, but they were inaccessible in the trial, unless you provide your own.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"This is worthless"

June 28, 2012  |  By SundeyPSU

 |  Version: Comic Book Creator Standard 1.2.29

Pros

Easy to use and plenty of clipart

Cons

The company went out of business in 2008, so you are merely downloading and installing a 14 day trial with many restrictions. You will never be able to activate it and use beyond the trial period, unless you find a crack for it. Not worth the virus. Better options out there now.

Summary

Do not bother

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3 stars

"Useful for beginners"

March 08, 2009  |  By inkitydink

 |  Version: Comic Book Creator Standard 1.2.29

Pros

Templates and balloons are easy to use.

Cons

Couldn't save directly due to program limitations.

Summary

Useful for sketching.

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5 stars

"it's very good on making comic books"

December 04, 2008  |  By ihatemrlowe

 |  Version: Comic Book Creator Standard 1.2.29

Pros

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Cons

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4 stars

"cool, good"

December 03, 2007  |  By hairspray12345

 |  Version: Comic Book Creator Standard 1.2.29

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2 stars

"Fun for kids, IF the parents can get it to work."

July 02, 2007  |  By drewt333

 |  Version: Comic Book Creator Standard 1.2.29

Pros

The editing portion of the software is fine. Load template, add backgrounds, clip art, word balloons, and you have a comic book. There's a very nice system of vector graphic word balloons. Some very nice comic book fonts are included.

Cons

The templates are somewhat restrictive, and they're about an inch too big when compared to 'real' comic books. Only spoken word balloons have vector graphics, all others are clip art which can look strange when resized. The point where the program falls down flat is when you want to save the book in a redistributable format. The program will not recognize the PDF writer it comes bundled with, you'll need to print it to a different PDF writer. The program also offers JPEG, HTML and other useful formats, but it cannot save to them either. Not recommended for anyone looking for a professional tool, or anyone easily frustrated by software installation hassle.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.29
Version 1.2.29 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Planetwide Games
Publisher web site http://www.planetwidecomics.com
Release Date May 07, 2007
Date Added May 07, 2007
Version 1.2.29
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Desktop Publishing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 139.01MB
File Name cbc_standard_1229_en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 108,257
Downloads Last Week 69
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $19.99

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