Captain Cold and Mirror Master team up with KFC Colonel Sanders’ mirror universe doppelganger to cause mischief and fry chicken.
We open on the “Frosty Funhouse” in the Central City fairgrounds, where Captain Cold laments the fact that he can’t get away with any crimes because of The Flash. Mirror Master pops in and pulls Cold through a mirror into an abandoned building; he says he wants to introduce Cold to someone from Earth-3, an alternate (mirror) universe, who wants to help.
“The evil Superman? The bad Green Lantern?” Cold asks, “Are you telling me we’ll finally have enough muscle to take over the world?”
It turns out to be Colonel Sunder, Colonel Sanders‘ doppelganger, all dressed in black.
He quickly establishes his own fried chicken place in this universe called Easy Fried Chicken, then calls in a bunch of henchmen to rob banks so he can have enough money to open a new franchise. Yep, that’s his grand plan.
Flash and Green Lantern stop one of these robberies and remark the there has been a lot more crime since Easy Fried Chicken went up.
They head over to the restaurant but see Colonel Sanders on his way, too. He is super pissed at Sunder for stealing from him and sullying his public image.
Both Colonels fight each other and Sanders just beats the crap out of Sunder and sends him through a portal back to Earth-3. Then Sanders hires Captain Cold and Mirror Master to work at KFC to pay off their debt to society, and they do so happily.
Cute and entertaining. As to be expected, it’s just a marketing piece for KFC – it’s like those ads in old comics for Twinkies and Justice Fruit Pies, only here it’s a full length comic. I only wished Flash and Green Lantern had more to do, but understandably, this was the Colonel’s comic and he had to be the hero.
The Sanders vs. Sunder fight is pretty funny and the highlight of the issue. It’s worth a read, if only for the novelty value, but it doesn’t exactly break new ground.
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