GLA #1
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GLA #1

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 6, 2005 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

They are the Great Lake Avengers, the guys who got the shortest end of the super-hero stick. This issue: A Great Lake Avenger Dies!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 14, 2005

    While I never considered myself a huge fan of his work before his run on She-Hulk, I'm delighted to see Paul Pelletier's name in the credit box, as he's shown himself to be a fantastic artist when it comes to delivering a humour title. This opening issue also shows that he's quite good when it comes to the presentation of the darker elements of this issue, as the credit page image is wonderfully disturbing, as was the scene later in the issue where the first member of the G.L.A. is killed off. However, that art also does some lovely work when it comes to capturing the moments of dark comedy that litter this issue, from the scene where Mr. Immortal makes his less than impressive debut against a group of armed robbers, to the little montage sequence where we the rest of the team in action. The cover image also puts a hilarious spin on the moody cover image that was used to debut the New Avengers title, not to mention it serves as a great visual introduction to the Great Lake Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 9, 2005

    Pelletier provides old school artwork, but he shows how that style can still promote the bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha moments. His I-Man for instance exhibits the sort of over-the-top bravado of Bruce Campbell. Sometimes the realism of the artwork combined with the bizarre plot makes for eye-raising and tickling instances. Given also that GLA bears some dramatic impurity, you also want an artist capable of delivering those stand out scenarios. Paul Pelletier is more than capable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 11, 2005

    The gags do come amidst the drama, visual jokes that Pelletier pulls off despite his Bagley-esque command of anatomy and facial expression. I wont tell any of them, and they are funny, but be prepared for a deeper comic than advertised. Read Full Review

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