It seems the NHL and Stan Lee have teamed together for this one. If this takes off I’m sure we’ll be getting comics, cartoons, books, and any other merch that they can think of. Imagine it now; Dad takes son to the Lightning game. They get some hotdogs, Dad grabs a beer, and the son gets the newest Captain Lightning action figure. Captain Lightning would have lightning powers and secretly, the power to break
I like this idea. I think it could work. I’m very interested in how they will adapt some of stranger team names into superheroes. Red Wing man needs an octopus sidekick, seriously. Just like Panther man needs to fight giant rats. Seriously, hockey + superheroes is a very F’ing Monkey topic. When the characters are revealed we’ll probably break them down and do one division a day until we’ve talked about them all. We may have to save Southeast and Central for last, since those contain our favorite teams. There is some kind of announcement coming next week. Hopefully it’ll be before I head out on vacation and the site switches to auto-updates.
It would be wrong of me to put all this out there and not admit that I am a little worried. Stan Lee is no doubt partly responsible for some great superheroes. More recently he is responsible for Stripperella and Lightspeed. Not to mention the NHL has had a cartoon before. It had something to do with duck aliens or something…
So I guess you can call me cautious, yet hopeful. I mean how bad could a superhero sponsored by a major league sport be? Anyway, check out the site at http://www.guardianproject30.com/ and see it for yourself. Trust us, when there is more info on this project, you'll see it here.