The Great Lakes Avengers #1
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The Great Lakes Avengers #1

Writer: Zac Gorman Artist: Will Robson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 12
7.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

"All New, All Different?" No, thank you! New things are bad and different things are scary! Instead, why not join everybody's least favorite super-hero team, the Great Lakes Avengers in their brand new - but not too brand new - ongoing series, Same Old, Same Old, Great Lakes Avengers! When the team gets reinstated as permanent members of the Avengers and uprooted to Detroit, the GLA has one more shot at super hero glory...but can they answer the call? Do they even have 4G coverage here? Find out!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Oct 12, 2016

    This is the comic Marvel needs right now. Let me say that again. MARVEL NEEDS THIS COMIC. With all the very serious goings on in Civil War Part Duex going on, Marvel needs more comics to lighten the mood. If they have to lean on Squirrel Girl more to do so, I'll take it! So buy this book. Buy all the GLA books, if not for yourself, do it for Val who likes expensive Chicago style pizza. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 12, 2016

    And what’s great about a title like Great Lakes Avengers is, yes, you will (and should) be looking into this book with the lowest of expectations, which winds up becoming a pleasant surprise since that lets you skim past the book’s only minor structural issues. Sure, as a plot things don’t quite pick up beyond three-quarters of the team coming back together, but you can’t deny that these idiots aren’t super-funny. While Tony Stark might ignore them as wide-eyed cosplayers, and Steve Rogers might not consider them part of “his” America, there’s something refreshing and endearing about Great Lakes Avengers. I can’t tell you what that is, but I can tell you that you should pick this book up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Jan 1, 2017

    So there you have it the worst Avengers, ever, are back cause of Civil War II (making me detest the event a little less). Overall, I'm interested in seeing how this series progresses and seeing Good Boy joining the team and the triumphant return of Mr. Immortal as he escapes from his grave. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Oct 14, 2016

    My new favourite Avengers team might just be the worst version ever put to paper. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Oct 13, 2016

    There's something endearing about a group of losers who want to try and save their country. They're not the best heroes around, but you can't help but cheer them on. We're ready for Issue #2 to ramp up the plot and give us something to really follow, beyond the assembly of this team. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 13, 2016

    Simply put, if you enjoy the wackier side of Marvel, the GLA should find a home on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 12, 2016

    The characters are interesting, the art is nice, and the humor is lightly applied - not a bad start, but not one to command your attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 16, 2016

    I don't know if it'll make these guys less of an internet target, but it's a well-written, well-drawn, engaging first issue, and I want more GLA. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - Critical Blast Staff Oct 21, 2016

    A fun first issue. Reintroduces the GLA effectively, and the art style fits perfectly. At times the issue does feel a bit disjointed, but on a whole it's still a real solid relaunch for the GLA. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Oct 12, 2016

    Great Lakes Avengers #1 is a fun (re-)introduction to a squad of heroes introduced by John Byrne during his West Coast Avengers run. It brings former members of the team together, establishes a new base of operations, and sets a plan in motion to give the GLA purpose. There are plenty of floating pieces still to be pinned down, but I like what I see so far from Gorman, Robson, Bonvillain, and Caramagna. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 15, 2016

    The first issue of the new Great Lakes Avengers revival does everything it needs to do to establish the wacky team and set them on a course for some great stories. I wasn't laughing out loud or anything, but that's not a bad sign. Gorman and Robson are off to a fine start and I look forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 12, 2016

    This is a good first issue that's good for a few laughs and sets up the team and its villains well. The characters are infectious and you'll want to keep reading just to hang around and see what they do or say next. I'm still unclear on the character motivations, or the purpose of the team really, and their coming together seemed all too easy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 12, 2016

    The first issue is an interesting read, but I am left with a sense it's not totally able to commit to what it wants to be or just not sure yet. Is it a comedic comic with superheroes? Is it a superhero comic with humor? Is it about the relationships and history? I'm not quite sure, but it feels like it needs to commit and go for it one way or another and if it does, it has a chance to really stand out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 17, 2016

    If you're like me and you didn't read the previous Great Lakes Avengers series, you're in luck! If you find being mildly confused lucky, that is. I didn't mean to mislead you about that. I don't think you need to have read the other series, but it would probably help. There are some quips, but not really enough to consider this "funny." Still, this is just an introduction to the series and its characters, so I don't expect too much from it. I'm willing to see how wacky this gets. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - RobF Oct 20, 2016

    Overall this is a good issue. Not all the jokes land but there were enough laughs to make it a worthwhile read. GLA purists (if there are any) will balk at lack of Squirrel Girl but it's a fun and lighthearted comic with some future potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Oct 14, 2016

    Overall,GLAfeels like a book that'll be fun for fans, and certainly has its moments, but for me doesn't do too much to set itself apart from the rest of the Marvel landscape. The cast seem fun, and I'd be willing to stick around to see more of their interactions, but for the most part there's not really much to separate it from other comedy focused marvel books. If you have an affinity with this team then by all means check it out, it's likely exactly what you want, but otherwise I'd approach this one with caution unless you're a real comedy junkie. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdist - Blair Marnell Oct 12, 2016

    The final page reveal was kind of a head-scratcher, and perhaps not the best hook to end the issue on. But we still think that there's a lot of potential here. If Gorman's writing can match the quality of Robson's art, then Great Lakes Avengers has a good shot to be on our regular reading list. Read Full Review

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