Bass suggested Supreme Power: Hyperion...it is pretty good, but after 1 issue in of each I like Supreme Power: Nighthawk better.
Me too. But despite Nighthawk himself being written wonderfully, I think the lack of Way's ability to deliver exposition will mean Hyperion will turn out to be the better series.
Also - Invinicble Iron Man by Ellis & Granov is AWESOME. It's not a true monthly so that might help the wallet, too. I couldn't recommend it enough. It's 4 issues in.
He's right. I've been saying this since I picked it up - it's a wonderfully slow and emotional search for meaning. Beautiful series.
Also, you may "hate" DC, but I recommend 100 Bullets. It's about to start a new arc and it's a crime series and not set in the DCU. It's got nothing at all to do with Batman or Superman or whatever. It's a very good series and nothing to do with superheroes.
But... here's something. Anyone into New Avengers should do the following: Go into their comic book shop and pick up the first arc of JLA by Grant Morrison - JLA: New World Order. It collects #1-4. His run ended with #41 (JLA is currently on #11~) and was **** afterwards. During his run there's a couple of stories by Waid, and a No Man's Land tie-in, and also a single issue by Mark Millar, but it's mostly Morrison.
It is AMAZING and fabulous superhero fare. It's so exciting it's untrue. In it, you see a new superhero team that is more popular than the JLA, you see the death of an old JLA member, the discovery of an ancient city, the purge of the supervillains, the changing of the Sahara desert, an alien invasion, and if that wasn't enough, Batman proves unequivocably why he is, and always will be the coolest superhero ever made ever ever. Ever.
After you get "New World Order" I defy not to pick up the rest of his run. Straight after, we get the introduction of Tomorrow Woman who tries to kill the JLA from within, we get one of the major angels in Heaven start the apocalypse, the Key attempts to take control of the universe, Lex Luthor forms an anti-JLA using a cosmic artifact that the JLA discover is responsible for Darkseid taking over the world in the not-so distant future, a new villain debuts called Prometheus who is the 'anti-Batman' and is outrageously cool, reality falls apart when Julian September takes control of random chance, Adam Strange kidnaps the JLA to the alien planet of Rann, the Star Conqueror dominates Earth, the Ultramarines wage a war against the JLA, #27 is written by Mark Millar in which Amazo defeats the JLA on his own, the JLA and the JSA team-up against an invasion of omnipotent gods from the 5th dimension... and the last arc is simply called "World War III".
And I'm missing out most of the villains in it, such as Triumph and... well, I don't want to spoil it for you.
It's such a run.