Whether you enjoy your bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken regular or extra-crispy, there's no doubt you'll devour this cool, free Green Lantern/Colonel Sanders #3 crossover coming to SDCC this week.
Just when you think the comic companies have run out of mashup ideas like DC's Suicide Squad/Banana Splits special, here comes a marriage of that ice-cream suit wearing Southern gentleman bearing delicious chicken and one of the gallant ring-bearing ranks of the Green Lantern Corps. This is the third comic-book team-up for the KFC icon, and will be a must-grab issue on the crowded hall floors of Comic-Con.
KFC initially partnered with DC’s Custom Creative Studio in 2015 and produced KFC #1: The Colonel of Two Worlds, and again in 2016 for KFC #2: The Colonel Corps.
Here's the official solicitation synopsis:
In KFC #3 ACROSS THE UNIVERSE the Colonel goes cosmic in a star-spanning quest to bring crunchy, spicy satisfaction to a hungry universe, only to face a “thieving varmint” who steals his space-bound Zinger chicken sandwiches. Who else but DC’s Green Lantern can help the Colonel scan the universe to catch the thief?! KFC #3’s creative team includes writer Tony Bedard, penciler Tom Derenick, inkers Trevor Scott and Sean Parsons, with a cover by Tom Grummett and Trevor Scott.
“It’s been an honor, a privilege, and just plain FUN working on the last two KFC comics,” stated writer Tony Bedard. “I'm super-excited the story is a trilogy now, with the Colonel planet-hopping across the DC Universe. As a former GREEN LANTERN writer, it's great to revisit Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. I've written many comics over the years, but the response to teaming up the Colonel with DC Super Heroes has been a phenomenon all its own.”
“As the largest pop culture event in the world, San Diego Comic-Con is the perfect place to unveil our third comic book with DC,” said Steve Kelly, KFC U.S. director of media and digital. “Fans of the Zinger who have been following Colonel Sanders’ quest to make it the most popular chicken sandwich in the universe will finally learn what’s next for the space sandwich in this latest DC comic.”
Green Lantern/Colonel Sanders can be scooped up at DC's Booth #1915, and is available for digital download today. Grab some extra napkins or moist towelettes!