The application is a windows8 desktop app (runs in fullscreen resolution, always). The app is a comic viewer. Each page is a scanned image, the height is variable, but it almost always overflows the viewport (or at-least that's the assumption)
This is where I'd like a second opinion -
to avoid having a slider or pagination UI I'm using or thinking about using a convention like place your pointer on the next or previous button or the whole button area and wheel-up or wheel-down to cycle through pages. Remember the image overflows the viewport, so the user might be wheeling-up or down to scroll the height of the image. so while wheeling up or down, if the mouse pointer is on the image, the app will scroll the height of the image and if the mouse pointer is on the left/right area, then and only then it will cycle through the pages
Do you recommend it? If yes - how can it be made better. If no, why?