I just wanted to note that a few weeks back Empire: Uprising came out and I thought it was pretty darn good. This is a sequel series to Waid and Kitson's Empire from a decade back. For those of you who have never heard of it, Empire takes place in an independent universe where Golgoth, a Doctor Doom type villain, wins and now rules the world.
Uprising's issue #1 takes place a few years later and it's like Waid and Kitson haven't missed a beat. I strongly suggest you buy the Empire trade first, then jump into this new series!
Very much agree, Katefan. The first two issues have been great. Lots of intrigue, action, and interesting characters. Was very happy to see this series return after so long! My pull list is considerably smaller these days as I've dumped almost all of the big two. There's great independent work out there far more worth reading!