The KFC Superhero Comic Is One Of The Weirdest Things You'll Read All Week

The KFC Superhero Comic Is One of the Weirdest Things You'll Read All Week

So, I think the man responsible to hawking fried chicken to millions of people worldwide is, like, a reserve member of the Justice League now.

This week, DC Comics put out a free KFC promo comic called The Colonel of Two Worlds. As you'd expect, it's pretty bizarre.

The KFC Superhero Comic Is One of the Weirdest Things You'll Read All Week

The book's title comes from the classic 1960s story "The Flash of Two Worlds," which established the existence of alternate earths in DC Comics' fictional cosmology. Those alternate earths play into the main hook of the story, which is that an evil version of Colonel Sanders comes to the main reality and starts selling an inferior version of KFC's deep-fried poultry with help from villains from the Flash's rogues gallery.

The KFC Superhero Comic Is One of the Weirdest Things You'll Read All Week

The real Colonel takes offence to this and heads over to Easy Fried Chicken to snarf things up. Oh, and he runs into Green Lantern and the Flash.

The KFC Superhero Comic Is One of the Weirdest Things You'll Read All Week
The KFC Superhero Comic Is One of the Weirdest Things You'll Read All Week

Apparently, Colonel Sanders has super strength.

The KFC Superhero Comic Is One of the Weirdest Things You'll Read All Week

Because this is a piece of deep-fried corporate propaganda, Super-Sanders keeps yelling about the Hard Way, the name given to the no-shortcuts big lie being sold about how KFC cooks their chicken.

The KFC Superhero Comic Is One of the Weirdest Things You'll Read All Week

There's a long if specious tradition of comic books hawking cheap/fast/junk food and the free KFC comic book that DC's put out is right in line with that. But it's a little weird how far the creators go to set up a believable internal logic — including planting the Colonel inside their continuity — for this goof of a story. Let's all hope the Colonel shows up to save the day with lots of greasy fried chicken in the Darkseid War or DC's next big crossover. It will be a crisis on infinite toilets in Justice League's bathrooms afterwards.


Comments

    This sounds both weird and hilarious, maybe I should give it a look

    I'll just assume he came back as a Black Lantern. "Fleeeesshhh.... finger-licking good."

    It will be a crisis on infinite toilets in Justice League’s bathrooms afterwards.

    Laughed out loud at that...

    Then sort of groaned a bit in memory of my last KFC visit....

    So damn accurate.

    I want to read the full version of this now, looks hilarious!

    Lol Wut! The royalties to the colonel on this comic would be nuts i assume.

    Who would they bring next, Ronald Mcdonald? Oh no, i'm giving them ideas!

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