LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Comic Con attendees this week will be treated to a unique collaboration between Kentucky Fried Chicken and DC Entertainment, home to DC Comics. Colonel Sanders is teaming up with DC Comics Super Heroes The Flash and Green Lantern to fight his evil 'Earth-3' doppelganger, Colonel Sunder, in 'Kentucky Fried Chicken Presents: The Colonel of Two Worlds.'
The comic, wherein Colonel Sanders confronts an evil version of himself, harks back to a 1960's KFC® comic book, "The Not-So-Great Impostor," in which Colonel Sanders foils a cook who tries to find out his secret recipe by masquerading as KFC's feisty founder.
This is Colonel Sanders' second outing in comic form this year, following KFC's limited edition comic book at San Diego Comic-Con, which depicts early events in the Colonel's life that eventually led to the discovery of his real super power: the combination of a pressure cooker and secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, better known as his world-famous Original Recipe® Chicken, made the Hard Way.
"Everyone is familiar with Colonel Sander's super hero costume – his white suit, Kentucky bow tie, glasses and Van Dyke Beard," says KFC US Chief Marketing Officer, Kevin Hochman. "But most don't know his super power was frying chicken The Hard Way. And unlike some of the other chains that use robots in factories, our cooks still make Kentucky Fried Chicken the Hard Way. And this comic book honors those cooks and the Colonel."
"I grew up in Puerto Rico and the Philippines, so by the time I arrived in the U.S. at the age of 10, I was obsessed with American cultural icons, and Colonel Sanders was as big to me as Walt Disney," stated comic writer Tony Bedard. "Partly because KFC's Extra-Crispy chicken was my all-time favorite food. Partly because the Colonel was real and yet larger than life. And now that I've worked on this comic and learned his true story, my affection for Harland Sanders has only deepened. I welcome his tongue-in-cheek return to KFC's advertisements and I must confess this little comic was as much fun as my first bite of Extra-Crispy heaven."
A limited number of 'The Colonel of Two Worlds,' will be available free to New York Comic Con attendees (October 8-11, 2015) within the Javits Center. Additional copies will be distributed to the public between 11 am and 3 pm on October 9th, 2015 in New York's Union Square, where six cosplaying Colonel Sanders Statues will be holding court. 'The Colonel of Two Worlds' will also be available be to download free at kfc.com/comic and comiXology.com.
About 'The Colonel of Two Worlds'
When a new Colonel from Earth-3 threatens to tarnish the good name of everyone's favorite chicken chef, it's up to Colonel Sanders and The Flash to set things right!
Writer - Tony Bedard
Penciler - Tom Derenick
Inker - Trevor Scott
Colorist - Hi-Fi
Cover - Tom Grummett
Main DC Comics characters: The Flash, Green Lantern, Mirror Master, Captain Cold
Cameo DC Comics characters: The Crime Syndicate (Ultraman, Superwoman, Owlman, Johnny Quick and Power Ring)
Kentucky Fried Chicken characters: Colonel Harland Sanders
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain. KFC specializes in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken® and Extra Crispy™ Strips, Hot Wings™, Go Cups, Famous Bowls™, Pot Pies, freshly made chicken sandwiches, biscuits and home-style side items. There are more than 19,400 KFC outlets in 120 countries and territories around the world. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM.) For more information, visit www.kfc.com. Follow KFC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/KFC) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/kfc).
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
SOURCE KFC Corporation