The Guardian Project. Heading into All Star Weekend, we all agreed that it is quite stupid. But we didn’t know exactly what it was for, how it was to be used. Then, came this interview chock full of insider information.
At that point. I was nearly 100% sure this would be a complete flop. When I first read that story about the background of the entire project, I emailed a few of our other bloggers. I said, “It already seems pretty obvious what will happen at the All Star Game. Lights dim, some evil character takes over the arena, flying from screen to screen. The Guardians come challenge him, and obviously The Hurricane will be the hero of the day.”
Fast forward to the All Star Game:
And now I am more than 100% certain that the entire community of NHL fans was dead on. This marketing ploy is colossally stupid. NHL, please cut your losses and put this project out of it’s misery. We promise to forgive and forget if you jsut end it now.
For those that need more convincing. Please look at this: battles_flyer. It is a PDF comic featuring our very own Flyer. If you’re too lazy to look, I’ll give a quick synopsis:
In front of the Franklin Institute, a crowd gathers as a van full of Benjamin Franklin impersonators arrives and starts signing autographs for throngs of fans. Except they have friggin’ laser beams attached to their arms, and they are trying to steal some $. Luckily, the Flyer arrives, they battle, and you can guess how it ends. In the midst of it all, we learn of his powers, ridiculously corny lines are spewed, and a cartoon woman with massive boobies is held hostage briefly. Exactly how do we make new fans out of this?
Ugh, make it stop. I hope this is the last time I have to bash this dumbass idea.
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