Recently, I’ve read two comics where nothing really happened. Titans 11 and Justice League of America 31. And I was disappointed.
Titans 11 is just a bunch of scenes of the various Titans standing around in various places. The whole story could have been the last page. Where we find out Jericho is currently inside Cyborg. As I recall, the last time I checked, he was inside Nightwing. So while this was a surprise, it was the only plot movement, if you can call it that.
JLA 31 starts with Black Canary snarling at Green Lantern and Green Arrow. The entire comic is her talking to other members of the JLA. Then on the last page, she disbands the team. Again, there is no action, no story. I remember back when you could have a membership change AND a story in the same issue. JLoA 161: The team nominates Zatanna, she turns them down, the team tracks her down, fights a major villain and in the end she joins the team. JLA 16-17: Steel, Plastic Man, Zauriel, Huntress and Oracle join the founding 7 while the whole team and guest star Catwoman fight Prometheus, the anti Batman. JL 4: Maxwell Lord introduces the team to their newest member Booster Gold, and then the team is attacked by the Royal Flush gang. There was no need for this entire issue to be taken up with the membership event, especially when it was so undramatic.
Please DC. I read team books for team action. This month, two of your best teams failed to deliver.