Here's a suggestion. I don't know how tricky this would be, but could each comic be represented by a smaller icon, and when you hover your mouse cursor over *just* the area of the icon, it expands and has the comic's title and artist(s) in the picture, then you move your cursor away or to another icon, and it shrinks back, and so on? Or would that be too complicated for too little aesthetic?
EDIT: Or maybe a viewing pane in the middle with the phrase "Please select a comic" and when you hover over one, it shows the comic's picture and details in it? Something like that.