Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wacky Wednesday: The Guardian Project

Hello everyone! I have decided to temporarily abandon "Wizarding Wednesdays" in place for "Wacky Wednesdays". In this segment I'll be looking at some of the WTF's in the nerd world. I though a great place to start would be with Stan Lee's fantastic *cough, cough* project for the NHL.

So, to raise awareness for the NHL (read: not starvation, or MS, or violence, they're raising awareness for the friggen' National Hockey League), the NHL asked Stan Lee to come up with a different super-hero mascot for each NHL team. Let's just say that the outcome was... less than stellar.

For any of you that know of Stan Lee, you know that he (along with Jack Kirby) made Marvel Comics what they are today. He is the co-creator of some of the most notable Marvel super-heroes, such as; Spider-Man, the X-Men, Avengers, Iron Man, Daredevil and Dr. Strange to name a few.

In just a moment I'm going to begin revealing some of the "guardians". I won't reveal them all tonight, because there are nearly 50 of them, so I'll put out like 10 or so this week, 10 next week, and so on. While you are looking at these "completely original" mascots, I challenge you to play the game I like to call "Which Marvel character is Stan Lee ripping off?". It's a pretty fun game if you know your Marvel characters. Feel free to post your finds in the comments! Enjoy!
I spy an X-Man!

This one took me a minute... Can you figure it out?

Tornado body? Now THAT is original!

I spy an Avenger with two popular movies!

Another X-Man perhaps?

And yet ANOTHER X-Man?

Another one from the X-Men universe...

This is the only one thus far that I REALLY liked. It actually LOOKS like the Jersey Devil

He he he he...

Is he a galactic defender of earth? Hmmmmm?