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Team Entry: the Great Lakes Avengers
The Great Lakes Avengers are a joke. ...Oh? What? You need more? Okay... they are often a funny joke. An unofficial and unauthorized Midwest franchise team of the Avengers, the GLA emerged during the East Coast / West Coast era of the Avengers. Five heroes with weird powers and a genuine desire to serve, they failed to find much crime to fight in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They flirted with authenticity when Hawkeye and Mockingbird started training them and were responsible for re-introducing Squirrel Girl to comics after a fourteen year hiatus. Still, these also-rans and never-weres just can't catch a break, and mostly end up playing cards and wondering if they'll ever really make it as super-heroes. So, what better way to celebrate April Fools' Day than with these...fine heroes.
Spotlight on... QUAKE
Debuting during Bendis' Secret War miniseries, which launched his run on New Avengers, Daisy Johnson was part of the next generation of S.H.I.E.L.D. A devout loyalist to Nick Fury, Daisy went AWOL for a time to serve her country in the shadows before rising to become nominee as the next director of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Fury's place. Daisy ultimately learned too much from Fury, however, and her maverick tactics led to Daisy being removed from office. She eventually returned to S.H.I.E.L.D., but her hardheaded determination to do what she thought was right would keep her out of the big chair in the future. Seeking her own place in the world now that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been disbanded, Quake has yet to find her footing in the new world order.
Spotlight on... GORGON
In his first appearance, Tomi Shishido killed Wolverine and united the Hand and Hydra for the first time in generations. Ambitious to a fault, the Gorgon proved himself a force to be reckoned with. Eager to achieve greater glories for either of his parent organizations, Gorgon has served on the High Council of Hydra and used the magic of the Hand to raise Madripoor atop a massive flying dragon. Presently serving as one of the Great Captains of Krakoa, it remains to be seen if Gorgon dreams of betraying his new X-Men allies, or if Krakoa is just the latest great power to wield the loyal sword of the Gorgon.
Spotlight on... COUNT NEFARIA
In the time we first wrote X-23's spotlight she has gone through a great many changes, from her costume to her codename, as well as her entire outlook on life. Whilst she may have lost family, she ended up gaining more then she ever knew existed in the form of a new clone/sister, Gabby. So, if you happened to miss out on any of Laura's monumental life changes, why not read our updated spotlight on...X-23!