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NYCC ’10 | Stan Lee to create 30 superheroes for NHL teams

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Stan Lee’s to-do list seems to grow with every major comics convention. This time it’s New York Comic Con, kicking off on Friday, where a Stan Lee and the National Hockey League will officially introduce a new venture called Guardian Media Entertainment.

According to the press release, “this partnership creates the platform from which to launch Stan Lee’s vision for his latest superhero franchise, The Guardian Project.” In short, Lee will come up with 30 superheroes, each representing an NHL team, with the aim of appealing to tween boys.

This release, from motion-capture and company Vicon House of Moves, indicates that artist Neal Adams is somehow involved.

“GME hopes to bring a new audience to the NHL, while engaging the existing, established hockey fan base through a compelling tale of good vs. evil,” the announcement states. The 30 Guardians will be unveiled on Jan. 30 at the 2011 NHL All-Star Game in Raleigh, N.C. The plan is to roll out The Guardian Project online, and in mobile applications, publishing, gaming, NHL arenas, merchandising and more.

A teaser for The Guardian Project will be debut Friday at NYCC.



Damn, there’s been too many trips to that well already. Can’t the man just rest on his laurels and enjoy the scarce years of life left to him?

I liked this better when it was called Pro-Stars.

But seriously, I’m looking forward to the man-whale that will be the Vancouver Canucks, the Roman warrior based on the Ottawa Senators, the winged warrior based on the Detroit Red Wings, and the … uh … blue-jacketed guy from the Columbus Blue Jackets?

I can’t wait to see the Toronto Maple Leafs Hero. He can turn your trees bare!

I’m ready for it. I just hope none of them look stupid. Plus who are the villians going to be ?

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