You made it! It’s finally the end of another work week. Sure, the weekend has lost a bit of its luster lately, but no work is still no work, even if it is just sitting at home doing nothing. I mean, unless you have kids or a family or responsibilities and if so, that’s a “you” problem.
Superheroes are all the rage these days. I’ve written about them extensively, to the point where my family now checks in biweekly to make sure things are okay. Doesn’t matter, here we go again.
I could go on and on about the most popular characters. Your Iron Men, your Wolverines, your Stilt Men, but I have other unsung heroes I believe deserve their shine. If you hadn’t guessed already, which there was no way you could, I’m talking about the Great Lakes Avengers. Not the stars of page and screen regular Avengers. Not even the lesser West Coast Avengers. The Great Lakes deserve their day and it’s here. If you are unfamiliar, which you are, and if you aren’t, please reach out to me privately because you need more help than me. This isn’t the B team, this isn’t the C team, this team has no letter and that’s why I’m putting a spotlight on them now.
Who makes up this ragtag team of heroes? Not your Captain Americas or your beefcake Thors. This squad fronts Mr. Immortal, Big Bertha, FLATMAN and of course the crowd favorite Doorman. I know you already knew this. Who wouldn’t. Household names all around. Those are just the founders. Additional members include Monkey Joe, Grasshopper, Tippy-Toe and obviously Squirrel Girl. Deadpool even makes an appearance, billion dollar franchise anyone?
Look, if you’ve made it this far, god bless you. If you were looking for a point to this piece, that’s on you for ridiculous expectations. You clearly don’t know me or what I’m about. There is rarely a point to what I do and when there is it’s always a let down. The fact that this exists makes me laugh and I don’t care if you share that feeling but now you are aware and that choice is now yours. I love you.
Here are some gifs. They have nothing to do with anything, I just felt like I owed anyone who rode this far with me.
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