Great Lakes Avengers

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The Great Lakes Initiative, originally known as The Great Lakes Avengers (GLA), are a fictional superhero team that appear in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The characters were first introduced in West Coast Avengers vol. 2, #46 (July 1989), and were created by John Byrne.

The team first appeared in The West Coast Avengers vol. 2, #46, and then made sporadic appearances throughout the title in issues #48 - 49, #55, #60, #64, and #69. The team also made two appearances in issues #309 and #313 of Avengers and in the 1990 Avengers Annual. This was followed by appearances in issues #15 - 17 and #25 of Thunderbolts and issues #10 - 11 and #61 of Deadpool.

The GLA were then featured in a four-issue mini-series titled GLA: Misassembled (written by Dan Slott) and the Marvel one-shot GLX-Mas Special (2005). This was followed in 2006 by a minor appearance in I Heart Marvel: Masked Intentions, The Thing vol. 2, #8, and Cable and Deadpool #30. In 2007, the team was featured in Deadpool/GLI Summer Fun Spectacular. The team also makes cameo appearances in issues #19 and #25 of Avengers: The Initiative.

The team has changed its name on several occasions. The Avenger Hawkeye first protests their use of the name "Avengers", and eventually the GLA are sent a cease-and-desist order by the Maria Stark Foundation. The team rename themselves the Lightning Rods after fellow super-team The Thunderbolts. While working for S.H.I.E.L.D., Mr. Immortal suggests a name-change to S.W.O.R.D. , although ultimately the team's name is changed to The Great Lakes X-Men when its members collectively realize that they are all mutants.

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Loss The Avengers 22 to 65
Win The Incredibles 54 to 51
Win Mayor Adam West 58 to 53
Win Woodland Critters (South Park) 51 to 29
Win Section 8 86 to 24
Loss Freakazoid 29 to 36
Win Mayuri Kurotsuchi 66 to 23
Win Mandy 51 to 44
Win Predator 53 to 38
Loss Justice League 54 to 82
Win Sylar 58 to 34
Loss Darth Vader 34 to 55
Loss Defenders (Marvel) 59 to 65
Win Stormtroopers 62 to 35
Win Akatsuki (Naruto) 43 to 27
Loss All-Winners Squad 9 to 14