I have kind of an ambivalent relationship towards Scott McCloud. I think Understanding Comics stands as a solid examination of the comics art form, and Making Comics contains a variety of worthwhile technical advise. Sandwiched between them, though, is Reinventing Comics,
a book that… well, it tried to offer visions for the expansive
possibilities of comics on the internet, but mostly it came off like the
illustrated version of a really pretentious blog post.
This particular section of Reinventing Comics, showcasing
examples of various comic page layouts, was the most worthwhile thing I
found in the book. Others might feel differently. *shrug*