Oh boy, I read so many comics online that a big part of my feed reader is dedicated to it. In the end, your style really doesn’t matter, as long as you have a good story line.
I like CAD and PA. As for witty (news paper-like) comics I’ve read every XKCD and Dilbert out there. Also a big fan of Garfield and the Swedish Halge. (Hälge, actually, but not supported by this font.)
Some online comics with big story lines I like are The Dreamland Chronicles thedreamlandchronicles.com/… the work of Sarah Ellerton (Dreamless, The Phoenix Requiem and Inverloch) seraph-inn.com/… and Misfile misfile.com/…
The latter loses when it comes to art, it has a notebook sketch feel to it, but as I said it’s about the story in the end. And story-wise, it’s very clever.
I shouldn’t forget to mention AppleGeeks either. Both the lite and the “full” comic version are brilliant.
Some more web like comics--if this would be some sort of fixed genre--I read would be Menage a 3 menagea3.net/… (not always safe for work) and Sinfest sinfest.net/…
For art I have to point towards the work of Dresden Codak dresdencodak.com/…
I’m also a big fan of Manga, reading the mainstream stuff like One Piece, Fairy Tail and Fullmetal Alchemist and not shying away from the somewhat more obscure like Code:Breaker, 1/2 Prince or even Ouran High School Host Club.
A thing I like about Manga is the enormous amount of it. They are not limited to certain genres either. Once in a while I like to pick up a detective or a romance story and it’s all there.
So, yeah, I pretty much read all the genres you mentioned. Exept for political themed comics that is, could anyone give me some pointers on those?
I’ll go through my feed reader a bit tomorrow and see if anything I haven’t mentioned slipped my mind.
TL;DR: It’s about the story, I like funny things, art comes second.