We’ve already done the hockey-team-as-superheroes thing and it failed miserably. Oh, you don’t remember what I’m talking about? That’s probably a good thing for you. I wish I didn’t remember it…
It was some time ago on Twitter when I said something along the lines of, “I wish I could watch the Red Wings and The Avengers at the same time.” Posters of such have been made by the likes of Josh Howard (who is awesome). But I felt like we needed something more. Something with the players filling in for the characters and hilarity ensuing.
Much like the off-season last year with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg‘s NHL Off-Season, I will be posting a weekly comic as soon as the season ends (now whether this is the Red Wings’ season or the NHL season once the Cup is awarded, I have not chosen yet).
But this year is different. Because this one I am extremely excited for. If you’re a huge Marvel nerd like me, then you gorge yourself on all of the movies–and I mean all of them. Heck, every time Thor is on TV, I end up watching it. I’m pretty sure I could watch The Avengers everyday and never get sick of it.
If you have not been around my Twitter account, then you’ve missed the buzz about this and the sneak previews. Quite a few people helped me in casting players in particular roles. It took a little over a week, but I have all of the important roles cast and some of the lesser roles as well, in case they come up (one example: Valtteri Filppula as Dr. Jane Foster. Super pretty, but no one really knows why they are there…).
And I wanted to give you a sneak preview of what to expect once the off-season arrives. That’s how stoked I am for it. So without further ado, I introduce to you “The Avengers: Red Wings Initiative:”
There may be some more “teaser” comics in the upcoming weeks/months, so be on the lookout. With the few comics I have completed already and the ideas I have scribbled down and outlined in a Word document, you guys are in for a treat this summer.
And if you want more previews of works-in-progress (including who’s been cast as Loki), my Twitter has at least one a week.
So get excited for the off-season!