Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The Great Lakes Avengers first appeared in the pages of West Coast Avengers, created by writer/artist John Byrne as (I assume) a lighthearted jab at the idea of having Avengers teams all over the country (surely the Orlando Avengers would be a popular gig).
The team always reminded me of the Legion of Substitute Heroes, in that the team is built of heroes with very specific powers - like Doorman, who serves as a living teleporter, taking the team to any location, or Flatman, who can stretch when he becomes a two-dimensional being.
A surprising legal decision brings the moribund team to life, and it's a bit of a trick to put the band back together.
I liked this issue, but it just brings a smile, not a belly laugh.
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.