|Justice League #7|
Look, DC Comics. The Justice League is not the Authority. Even the Authority got pretty tired after a while because you end up alienating a young fan-base and a sentimental old fanbase with all this deconstruction garbage.
In addition the pacing seems really off, a problem that the Teen Titans seems to have as well. Some of that is the simple issue of art: there's too few frames to tell a story, and there's such a weird sense of both trying to introduce new characters while at the same time referencing old ones that there's no time to set things up well. The Teen Titans are really worse than JL, because they seem to be bringing in a new villain every month while at the same time trying to establish the group.
Marvel Comics seems to be willing to spend six months having Norman Osborn pick apart the Avengers, which means the pacing is a bit better, but they have the problem that they can't seem to tell a team story without having it go cosmic-level: the Avengers have, in the last few arcs, dealt with the Infinity Gems, an Odin-level villain, a Hydra-AIM-HAMMER coalition, and are now gearing up for the Phoenix once more. It's a wonder that they even bother having Spider-Woman and Hawkeye on the team anymore.
So, I need a good team book with low- to mid-level heroes fighting villains with solid characterization. I'm open to suggestions at this point.