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And not like in Batman Forever.
January 25, 2013 6:38 AM   Subscribe

To celebrate the end of the NHL lockout, Toronto recently hosted a game of shinny: superheroes vs. supervillains, with Commissioner Gordon as referee.

Toronto Batman is a common sight downtown often locked in combat with Toronto Spiderman. They put aside their differences last week to front a team against Chicago Bane.

The lineups:

Heroes: Toronto Batman, Spider-Man, Rogue, Gambit, and Toronto Maple Leafs Iron Man.

Villains: Chicago Bane with Toronto's Joker, Mystique, Catwoman, and Deadpool.

Referee: Commissioner Gordon
posted by ricochet biscuit (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
The way Spider-Man takes his penalty was a great touch.
posted by oddman at 6:59 AM on January 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


Deadpool with the villains?
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:06 AM on January 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


The man who broke the bat can't break a hockey stick over his knee.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 7:14 AM on January 25, 2013


I'm sad that nobody's dressed as a member of Alpha Flight.
posted by fight or flight at 7:24 AM on January 25, 2013 [4 favorites]


Great move in pulling Batman's cape over his head. And I'm a sucker for anything with a "Car! ... Game on." break, which is the most Canadian thing ever.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 7:27 AM on January 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


They are using a puck on the street. I think this is fake.
posted by srboisvert at 7:42 AM on January 25, 2013


I liked the "Car!" moment myself. I also like how Iron Man seems about as mobile and flexible as C-3PO, and almost never appears in the action of the game, presumably because the guy inside can barely see or move his limbs.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:59 AM on January 25, 2013


For extra villain points, the bad guys should have snuck in that glowing puck that FOX used to use years ago.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:35 AM on January 25, 2013


They are using a puck on the street.

It's a "street puck" (aka an "outdoor puck"). Totes legit.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 11:13 AM on January 25, 2013


Lack of skates: not as legit.
posted by ShutterBun at 8:10 PM on January 25, 2013


Ahem, SUPERHEROES AND SUPERVILLANS PLAYING STREET HOCKEY!
internally consistent legit.
(and I too was hoping for some ice-speed action but this turns out to be portion correct!)
posted by djrock3k at 10:09 AM on January 26, 2013


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