Online comics reviews don’t cut it

Maybe it’s because I just started reading Scott McCloud’s Reinventing Comics, but two recent reviews of online comics seem to be lacking:

I feel that the comics reviewed in that second article are disappointing, albeit somewhat entertaining, forays into the genre. Most, if not all, of the featured comics would easily be at home in print. Personally, the online comics which stick in my mind are the ones which push the envelope. For instance, although I read When I Am King a while back, it still sticks in my mind. Even though it came out a couple of years ago, it’s still innovative. Why haven’t other comics followed?

Here’s what the standards geek in me wants to see: a fully standards-compliant comic (both CSS and XHTML) drawn in SVG and taking full advantage of the infinite canvas. If I had more artistic talent, I’d be devoting myself to that cause. Damn, that would be cool.

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