Sunday Fun-Day Fun Facts
The Guardian Project.
Legendary 87-year-old comic book author Stan Lee who has co-created such superhero characters as Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, and The Incredible Hulk is taking on the world’s coolest sport. The goal of the project is to attact a new generation of hockey fans by creating 30 new comic book-like characters. These superheroes will have their own special powers and represent every hockey team.
“I’ve always believed that every great plan starts with a great story,” Lee said. “I truly believe we have the perfect combination from which to launch 30 new superheroes and excite young fans around the globe.”
The Guardian Project page on Facebook has achieved almost 19,000 ‘Likes’ so far.
On January 18th, 2011, The Guardian Project super-hero voting passed one million overall votes.
A massive unveiling of The NHL Guardian Superheroes is a key attraction to the 2011 NHL All-Star Game this weekend at the Raleigh Convention Center and the NHL Fan Fair.
The Raleigh Convention Center floor holds a dark and stormy hallway with pictorial previews of comic book artist Stan Lee’s characters from the new Guardian Project.
The All-Star merchandise store is reporting that Guardian Project merchandise and kids-sized jerseys were flying off the shelves this weekend.
There has been no report yet on whether or not trading cards will be created by Upper Deck or Panini featuring all thirty Guardians.