The Guardian Project: A Bad Idea of Superhero Proportions!

January 13th, 2011 by Adam Langer Leave a reply »
When I first heard of the NHL’s Guardian Project, my first reaction was, “Uh... what?” Then I was informed that the Guardian Project was a collaborative effort between the NHL and comic book legend Stan Lee, which would see the creation of 30 new superheroes that represented each NHL team. My reaction to this new information was an understandable, “Oh... really? Seriously? I mean... really?”

I was hoping that this was some sort of elaborate practical joke, or that the idea was just an example of the sort of ideas the NHL tossed around in the offseason out of boredom. I mean, NHL teams already have mascots, so surely giving each one a superhero would be silly, right?

Apparently not, and now we are starting to see the fruits of Stan Lee’s labour. The NHL has been slowly rolling out the superheroes one by one, giving us a glimpse of some of the 30 characters Lee created in a short six months or so.

The verdict: thumbs down.

The superheroes seem like the ones you would make up off the top of your head during recess when you were eight; you know, if you were too "husky" or "diabetesy" to play s ...

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