The Great Lakes Avengers #5

The Great Lakes Avengers #5

Writer: Zac Gorman Artist: Will Robson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
6.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

• With Councilman Snerd playing an extended gig at Club Coma-Cabana, the Great Lakes Avengers are back in business! But when Good Boy's brother shows up, she's forced to make the hardest choice of her life.
•  Meanwhile, Big Bertha gets back to work, modeling for both the "before and after" of a snake oil salesman's miracle weight loss supplement...only he might be after more than just photos!
Rated T+

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Feb 24, 2017

    Although missing the charm of some of Marvel's other lighter tone books, Great Lakes Avengers #5 is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 27, 2017

    While I'm still a little troubled by the plotting and the borderline treatment of Bertha this issue, Great Lakes Avengers #5 is still a better-than-average reading experience, with lovely art, a balance of drama and humor that almost works, and a lot of individual moments that work, even if the overall issue is a little unbalanced. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    RustonLF Feb 23, 2017

    As Bertha struggles with if she wants to be the before and after model of a weight loss pill she finds out the makers are actually wanting to use her DNA to make a body manipulation serum. Meanwhile Good Boy goes on the run. While the story of a low level team trying to stay together and get along when they are not exactly fond of each other has been great I think what is missing is that the team is never shown working together. At this point the team needs to give us a reason to see that they could make it in the end and that they are not destined to fall apart. Gorman took a slow burn approach that showed all the hardships the team was facing forgetting to add the reason why we wanted to see them succeed. A simple defeat of a mediocre enemy would have given us a glimpse of promise. It is too bad because there are some great characters and relationships in this book that I would love to see continue. Bertha and Mr. Immortal's disdain was a great hurdle for the team. There is a great moment in the issue where Good Boy tries to lift up Flatman, whose dreams of being a great hero and leader seem to be crashing down, by telling him that Mr. Immortal lost members of the team and she was still alive so he had that going for him. While I have not heard for sure I feel it may be too late for the title and it is too bad because this is one that I do enjoy. The art is enjoyable and it reads well. They are lovable losers.

  • 8.0
    GlenWizard Mar 2, 2017

  • 8.0
    jmprados Mar 16, 2017

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