Transferring Comic Books to the Nook Color
Yes, I've run into that -- and I quickly abandoned using ePub as a result. The only reason I did the original ePub conversions was to get my comic book covers to actually show up on the homepage and on my shelves. But the trade off was losing pinch to zoom functionality, and that awkward hanging you mentioned in your post. Yeah, forget that.
But I do have a question for you -- if your comics are already in PDF form, why would you need to convert them to any other format? Nook Color reads comic book PDFs perfectly! You can pinch to zoom, swipe to turn pages, slide panels around with your finger, AND -- turn the NC sideways (landscape mode) to make long horizontal panels even bigger than they are in the actual comics. Why mess with any other format?
And for those reading this for the first time, wondering how you get .cbr and .cbz comic book files into PDF form, here's what you do: there's a wonderful FREE app out there called "Jomic." Use your laptop or desktop to batch drop any number of .cbr or .cbz files into Jomic, and set the output to convert them to PDFs. Conversion takes only seconds. Sideload those PDFs into the NC and you are good to go. I've got 500+ comics on my NC, and they take up only a fraction of the 8MB mini SD card.
Even more amazingly, when I'm done reading comics, I can open an .mp4 of Iron Man 2 and play it wide screen 848 x 368 sharp and smooth on the Nook Color.
This is an "e-reader??" It's so much more than that.