Classification: Terrestrial coffee shop

Creator: Unrevealed

User/Possessors: Andrew, Matt, many others

First Appearance: Great Lakes Avengers I#3 (February, 2017)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: Coolio Beans Coffee functions as a normal, everyday coffee shop with $1 coffees.

(Great Lakes Avengers I#3 (fb)) - A big rush of customers came into the Coolio Beans Coffee shop and employee Matt struggled to complete everyone's orders. As Matt rushed to take the next order, a customer named Andrew walked up to the counter and asked if Matt knew how to make a Rusty Leaf Blower. Andrew quickly backtracked, admitting that "Rusty Leaf Blower" was a bad joke as Matt slid on some spilled coffee, revealing his superhuman powers as he fell. Quickly regaining his composure, Matt went back to the Coolio Beans register and Andrew paid for his coffee, leaving his newspaper behind with an article wanting superheroes circled in red ink.

Comments: Created by Zac Gorman and Will Robson.

    In case it wasn't clear in the History text, Coolio Beans employee Matt later became the inept hero Flatman using the alias of Dr. Val Ventura.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Coolio Beans Coffee has no known connections to:


Andrew was a customer at Coolio Beans Coffee, where he met coffee shop employee Matt and left a newspaper with an article wanting superheroes circled before departing. Not long after, Andrew had signed up Matt for his superhero-themed party booking business and Matt was tasked with using his stretching abilities to pose as the Fantastic Four's Mister Fantastic at parties. After seeing the supervillains assembled at his first gig, the Water Wizard's birthday, Matt began having second thoughts but Andrew assured Matt that he looked much better than Mister Fantastic. Despite Andrew's assurances, Matt walked away, too nervous to go into the room. Some time later, after Andrew began a relationship with Matt and Matt disappeared at a gig, Andrew found Matt in a closet and ordered him to get changed into his costume. Matt admitted he couldn't keep dressing up for parties and that he wanted more out of life but Andrew angrily reminded Matt that he was no superhero. Matt immediately decided he would become a superhero and just pretend to be qualified, suggesting he become Flatman while Andrew would be his sidekick Paperboy. Feeling as if it was weird that he would be Paperboy, given that he was older Andrew opted to leave Matt, commenting that Matt could call him when he woke up. Years later, after Matt became an officially recognized Avenger as Flatman, he sent a package to Andrew (addressed to Paperboy) that included a newspaper article confirming Flatman's official status and a note stating that a sidekick was still needed.

--Great Lakes Avengers I#3 (fb) (#3,

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Great Lakes Avengers I#3, p1, pan1 (Matt pouring coffee at the Coolio Beans Coffee shop, main image)
Great Lakes Avengers I#3, p3, pan3 (Matt working behind the counter at Coolio Beans Coffee)
Great Lakes Avengers I#3, p2, pan6 (Andrew)

Great Lakes Avengers I#3 (February, 2017) - Zac Gorman (writer), Will Robson (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 11/19/2022
Last updated: 11/19/2022

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