Sure, Spiderman can shoot webs out of hands, but can he body check the bad guys? Well, there may be some new superheroes in town that do just that.
The National Hockey League and comic-book legend Stan Lee announced today that they are creating a media company which will launch a new superhero franchise targeting tween boys, The Guardian Project.
The Guardian Project will feature 30 “guardians,” each representing an NHL team. The NHL says the content will “organically and authentically incorporates various NHL elements but is not set in the world of hockey.”
Guardian Media Entertainment is the new company which will oversee the project, which is slated launch in January 2011.
“I’ve always believed that every great plan starts with a great story,Â¨said Lee in a statement.” In the creation of GME and its unique and unprecedented relationship with the NHL, I truly believe we have the perfect combination from which to launch 30 new superheroes and excite young fans around the globe.”
The 30 “Guardian” characters will be revealed during the 2011 NHL All Star Game January 30.
More information is in the press release after the jump.