Yeah, the thing is, most highschool action/supernatural stuff have their MC discover their powers and develop them. The MC being super strong and hiding his powers is not usual, only in the highschool environment it is a bit more rare.
It´s the artist of Veritas, there is a distinction since it was collabo between an author and an artist. The author is doing something else (something with vampires or werewolves iirc).
For me it is The Breaker >> Veritas >>>>>>>>> Breaker:NW, but if we regard Breaker as one story, which it is basically, then you might be right, though Veritas´ ending sucks really bad.
Takezo, I am on of the very few people that liked Veritas' ending. I am not gonna explain the reasons though, because this kind of discussion has gone full circle for more than 4 years now..
It's been also a long time since I read The Breaker and had a different taste back then, so I can't say for sure how good is it. I only know that back then I found it really badass and almost as good as Veritas.
For Veritas though, I can vouch for even now!! What sets Veritas apart from other battle manga is the main character and the fact that it has a refreshing and original moral direction again projected through the main character.
The guy wasn't the typical shonen character who wanted to change the world and for some reason he has the biggest latent talent in the universe or an overpowered hero who displays little by little his superiority.
Kangryong is just a bat crazy guy, obsessed by the idea of getting stronger than everyone else, not caring much about who is good and who is bad.(that was made completely clear in his final battle)
The way he got in the academy, not fearing anyone, getting his ass kicked for months and slowly getting and painstakingly getting stronger was awesome. The author managed to make his improvement realistic and plausible. It's like he pressed the correct buttons. I could really feel Kangryong's thirst for surviving and getting on the top. He had bad manners, he was ugly, unrefined, kind of unpopular but he didn't care.
I really appreciated these things and this is the main reasons Veritas is in my top5.
Breaker was as bit of cool, had great artwork, fights, badass characters, great urban setting and an interesting "universe", but it did repeat more or less the cliche themes.
There's a new chapter of Action Idols out. http://mangacow.co/action_idols/02/
Not going to lie I enjoyed this one. It was quite funny here and there and the art is freaking good. Cliché or not I love these types of manhwas.
Chapter 4 was released today. It has definetely a Veritas vibe, although the dialogue suck! I will definetely follow it though!!