Jodorowsky with Juan Gimenez.
Scott Snyder. Why you may ask? First, I am a huge fanboy of him! Second, on a serious note, I would love to see him stretch out his writing capabilities and see if he could writer a team book (and it not being a horror).
Maybe let him write one storyline and see if he did a good job on it?
In DC's bullpen - Scott Snyder or Josh Williamson or Brian Buccellato or Josh Fialkov
I can only dream - Jonathan Hickman or Brian Wood or Kieron Gillen or Mark Waid or Rick Remender
Comics were happier before the Internet turned writing superhero stories into fruitless attempts to impress/entertain a small group of ppl who appear to hate comics and their creators.
Planetary was very worthy, with again some really interesting strong sci fi, dense plotting, lots of great big concepts, and it was an interesting treatise on the various influences and forms of the pop culture comic book milieu. But the characters were quite...weak, again. Or at least ephemeral. Cool, interesting, but not really three dimensional.
Stormwatch hit some very strong emotional stuff, especially in "Change or Die" and a few of the one off issues, most notably the one focusing on Hawksmoor as a sort of superhuman detective/Batman type. I totally agree there.
Again, I think Black Summer hit some very strong emotional stuff.
Black Summer, really? I thought that was one of his weakest books. I can see how the death of a president, deconstruction of a Super becoming judge and jury and it being very politically driven but I thought it rather dry and politically forceful (not in a good way). I'd personally take Supergods or No Heroes over Black Summer. I believe those books had more of an emotional umph to them than Black Summer.
I personally thought the characters were one of the strong point of Planetary especially that of the Pulp heroes and I agree with you about Authority.
Also, I love the Darwyn Cooke suggestion, and would add to that Bruce Timm. Those two together, collaborating on the art and writing. Or just either one.
Hell, Paul Dini/Bruce Timm combo would rule.
Justice League: Judd winick and khory rudolpoh
Justice league international: Bryan Q. Miller and Amanda Conner
Justice league dark: current creative team.
Dc: Action Comics/Animal Man/Swamp Thing/Earth-2/Green Arrow/Batman/Threshold/Batwoman/Justice League/Green Lantern/Teen Titans/Superman/Justice League Dark/I,Vampire.
No Hero was simply one of the worst, most empty headed books I've ever read. Pure shock value, zero substance. Warren has really phoned it in over the years on a few books, but that one was probably the worst I've ever read of his.
The Planetary characters were, for me, 'cool' but not in any way developed into real characters.
Ellis, Hickman, Remender, Lapham, Slott, BKV, et al.
I rule me.
Well, different strokes I guess. Watching the characters, idealistic and fired up, in flashbacks was inspiring and compelling as hell for me. The final line, "I'm just sitting here, waiting to kill my best friend" was heart breaking and well earned. The 'villain's' break was believable and powerful.
And I'm not saying that Black Summer was about 'supes not being understandable or relatable', I'm saying Supergods was about that. Black Summer was about super beings as forces for political change.