The 30 superheroes of 'The Guardian Project,' the brainchild of Stan Lee, Guardian Media Entertainment, and the National Hockey League, were unveiled this past Sunday at the NHL All-Star game in Raleigh, North Carolina. Each original superhero -- or Guardian -- is based on a different NHL team, incorporating unique elements of each team's name into the powers/design. The idea was, according to NHL VP of Marketing Brian Jennings, to reach out beyond the hardcore Hockey enthusiast to the "casual fan" utilizing the universal medium of comics. And who better to help do that than Stan "The Man" Lee himself?
"It's been a very exciting project," Stan Lee told MTV Geek, "because the idea of creating 30 superheroes at one time -- well, you can imagine! We were very lucky because the names of all the teams lend themselves to superheroes."