Classification: Terrestrial

Creator: Stark Holdings

User/Possessors: The Great Lakes Avengers (Big Bertha/Ashley Crawford, Doorman/DeMarr Davis, Flatman/Matt, Good Boy/Goodness Silva), Pansy, Stark Holdings

First Appearance: (as Stark Assembly and Manufacturing) Great Lakes Avengers I#1 (December, 2016);
    (as Great Lakes Avengers HQ) Great Lakes Avengers I#3 (February, 2017)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Great Lakes Avengers HQ is laid out like a typical factory and is equipped with modern conveniences such as a television (labeled as the "Crime Monitor"), a complicated and outdated telephone communications system, a small electric fan, refrigerator, front door security cameras and large metal gates at the entrance.

(Great Lakes Avengers I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Stark Assembly and Manufacturing was a former factory owned by the Stark Holdings firm.

(Great Lakes Avengers I#1) - After the Great Lakes Avengers were made an official part of the true Avengers group in exchange for Flatman waiving the rights to the Avengers name, the Avengers set up the Great Lakes Avengers with the former Stark Assembly and Manufacturing plant to use as their new headquarters. When the Great Lakes Avengers arrived at Stark Assembly and Manufacturing, they found the factory to be run down with graffiti sprayed on the outside. Big Bertha suggested that perhaps it looked better on the inside and Doorman how there appeared to be an invisible line nearby between the rough part and the nicer part of town. Finding the gate to the Stark Assembly plant locked, Doorman used his powers and Flatman passed through Doorman to gain entrance into the plant but Big Bertha smashed the gate down rather than return to her normal weight. The group was immediately met by Pansy, who had arrived there to join the Great Lakes Avengers after mistakenly receiving text messages meant for former Great Lakes Avenger Mr. Immortal. Not wanting to assume why Flatman had called her Mr. Immortal, Pansy led the heroes inside to show them the place.

(Great Lakes Avengers I#2) - Great Lakes Avenger Big Bertha had trouble sleeping in the old Stark Assembly plant due to loud music emanating from the Baphomet nightclub down the street.

(Great Lakes Avengers I#3) - Inside the former Stark Assembly plant, now dubbed Great Lakes Avengers HQ, Flatman and Big Bertha whether to keep their new ally Good Boy as a member of the Great Lakes Avengers. When the discussion was interrupted by a televised news report that announced an injunction preventing the Great Lakes Avengers from superheroic activity, Flatman decided to call the team's lawyer, Connie Ferrari, to ask what they should do about the injunction. Before he could reach Connie, however, Flatman was interrupted by the arrival of former Great Lakes Avenger Mister Immortal.

(Great Lakes Avengers I#4 (fb) - BTS) - After finding the injured and bloody criminal Nain Rouge, unmasked as city councilman Dick Snerd, Great Lakes Avengers Good Boy and Big Bertha tied him up and brought him back to GLA HQ.

(Great Lakes Avengers I#4) - Unsure what to do afterwards, Big Bertha and Good Boy kept Snerd tied up in a storage closet and interrogated him on his plans to drive people out of their homes in order to replace the homes with businesses he owned. Soon growing bored as Snerd gave his origin story as Nain Rouge, Big Bertha went to get coffee and ordered Good Boy to keep an eye on Snerd. Unaware that Snerd was being held captive in their headquarters, the rest of the Great Lakes Avengers lounged around until the GLA's live-in "secretary" Pansy commented to the others about Big Bertha's entering the HQ with some guy. Pansy's comment got the other GLA members curious who Big Bertha had in their headquarters while Good Boy threatened the unafraid Snerd. As Flatman and the others questioned Big Bertha as to what was going on, their lawyer Connie Ferrari showed up to discuss Snerd's injunction preventing the GLA from performing heroics. Eventually, Connie grew suspicious of the GLA's actions during their meeting and demanded to know what was going on, soon hearing noises from inside a closet. When she investigated, despite the GLA's objections, Connie discovered Good Boy and a seriously injured Snerd.

(Great Lakes Avengers I#5) - Again meeting with the Great Lakes Avengers inside their HQ, Connie Ferrari explained how serious the abduction and injury of Dick Snerd was, warning that if the GLA's involvement in Snerd's kidnapping got out, the GLA would have to deal with S.H.I.E.L.D. After everyone present agreed on the seriousness of the GLA's actions, Connie departed to return back to New York, warning the GLA to lay low and do the opposite of what their instincts told them. Good Boy's brother Lucky arrived at GLA HQ, concerned about her involvement with Snerd's injuries, and he convinced her to leave the HQ. As she packed up, Good said her goodbyes to Flatman and assured him that he was a good leader to the GLA.

(Great Lakes Avengers I#6) - While at the Great Lakes Avengers HQ, Flatman and Mister Immortal were repairing Flatman's Flatmobile when their new neighbors, Doug and Geoff, happened upon them and offered to purchase the Flatmobile.

(Great Lakes Avengers I#7) - Following the defeat of the monstrous Dr. Nod, the Great Lakes Avengers relaxed in their HQ and watched themselves on the television news. Their rest was interrupted by their former teammate Deadpool, who delivered the news that their status as an official Avengers subsquad had been rescinded since Flatman's legal claim to the Avengers name did not hold up in court.

Comments: Created by Zac Gorman and Will Robson.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Great Lakes Avengers HQ has no known connections to:

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Great Lakes Avengers I#4, p1, pan1 (GLA HQ, main image)
Great Lakes Avengers I#1, p16, pan2 (as Stark Assembly & Manufacturing)

Great Lakes Avengers I#1 (December, 2016) - Zac Gorman (writer), Will Robson (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Great Lakes Avengers I#2 (January, 2017) - Zac Gorman (writer), Will Robson (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Great Lakes Avengers I#3 (February, 2017) - Zac Gorman (writer), Will Robson (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Great Lakes Avengers I#4 (March, 2017) - Zac Gorman (writer), Jacob Chabot (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Great Lakes Avengers I#5 (April, 2017) - Zac Gorman (writer), Will Robson (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Great Lakes Avengers I#6 (May, 2017) - Zac Gorman (writer), Will Robson (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Great Lakes Avengers I#7 (June, 2017) - Zac Gorman (writer), Will Robson (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)

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

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