I think a small but fundamental fixture in the comic book industry that seems to be missing is a body of critical review. What I'm getting at is that, with the exception of the Comics Journal, I can't think of too many other publications, digital or otherwise that reviews, critiques, and gives editorial articles about the comics industry. Or atleast if there are, these publications don't seem very apparent to me.
There's IGN, and they only really cover mostly mainstream titles with some exceptions here and there. Does anybody know of any others.
Also, I'm looking for some counter-arguments, I guess. What do you think is more important to the widening of comic book audiences? Is it peer reviewed publications, advertising, or a change in public perception?