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The Weirdest Comic Book Of All Time Features The Flash, Green Lantern…and KFC’s Colonel Sanders

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With New York Comic Con kicking off this weekend, expect to see tons of comic book news hit the web. One item for attendees to keep an eye out for at the convention is this wacky crossover: Colonel Sanders teams up with The Flash and Green Lantern to fight his evil Earth-3 counterpart.

Yep. That’s what that says.

The DC Comics superheroes have been known to team up with one another pretty often. However, this marks a rare occasion that they both join forces with Kentucky Fried Chicken figurehead.

A hard-copy of Kentucky Fried Chicken Presents: The Colonel of Two Worlds will available for free to attendees at NYCC. If you don’t have plans on going, but want to know what the heck would bring the Scarlet Speedster, Emerald Knight and the Fried Chicken King together, you can also download the comic here.

The Colonel of Two Worlds pays homage to the classic Flash story The Flash of Two Worlds. In a similar scenario, the Flash meets his Golden Age counterpart from another Earth.

An interesting note, the Colonel’s superpower is the ability to fry chicken. I guess we’re all heroes here at the office.

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Fast Food

KFC Is Releasing An Official Colonel Sanders Comic Book

For those going to San Diego for Comic Con this year, expect to find a Kentucky-fried surprise. KFC announced that they’ll be appearing at the world-famous comic book convention with their very own comic book: The Colonel’s Adventure Comics.

The fried chicken chain tweeted the following:

Attached to the tweet was a cover image of the upcoming comic book. From the looks of it, the comic will be chronicling the secret origins of the Kentucky Fried Chicken patriarch.

Yet another reason we’re bummed we’re not going.

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Technology

RADICAL: Pizza Hut Develops Ninja Turtles-Inspired Pizza Thrower for Comic Con

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Fans lucky enough to attend Comic-Con International this year be sure to keep an eye out. Pizza Hut is developing a pizza thrower in collaboration with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie hitting theaters in a few weeks. The Pizza Thrower, developed by Syyn Labs, stands at 12 feet tall and 16 feet long and weighs 2 tons. It’s even built from a 20-year old pickup truck, around the Golden Age of Ninja Turtles.

The thrower has a turret-mounted seat, able to rotate at 180-degrees, that allows the driver to shoot the pizzas with a distance of up to 30 feet in 1.5 seconds. Comic Con attendees will be able to be able to take a seat on the Pizza Thrower and shoot fake pizzas at Ninja Turtles villains.

After a hard day of shooting things, attendees will also be able to snack on free Pizza Hut Cheesy Bites. Win.

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Features

The Essential Food Guide to Surviving Comic Con

Comic Con kicks off this week which means over 100,000 nerds will converge on San Diego to celebrate all things geek. If you haven’t attended the convention before just know that it’s definitely not a vacation. It’s basically a mission for us nerds: spending hours in line waiting to get into a panel with your favorite television show, pushing through an ocean of people to get through the Gaslamp Quarter, and basically just being at the mercy of the destroyer of dreams better known as Hall H. In order to avoid potentially starving in line or mistakenly taking a bite of that Puppycat cosplayer who’s starting to look like a delectable fluffy marshmallow (nom nom nom), Chixelate, a blog dedicated to all things nerdy, has created the Ultimate Food Guide to Surviving Comic Con.

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Pack Sandwiches

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Super simple to make and even easier to pack, sandwiches will be your best friend at the con. The possibilities are endless, PB&J, Club, etc, you can make all your sandwiches ahead of time or just grab all your fixins and make them fresh daily.

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Instant Coffee Crack

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Caffeine is a non-negotiable for Comic Con. If you want to survive those 4am alarms to make to the infamous Hall H line by 6am (real talk even that early might be too late) you’re gonna need some of that liquid crack. The coffee locations (aka Starbucks)  in and around the convention center charge a grip more than their downtown counterparts, my advice is to skip the line and just BYOC. It’s just easier to buy a box of instant coffee packets which mix with water to make instant coffee. The humidity in San Diego is wicked so you might want to opt for instant ice coffee versus regular.

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Candy

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Regardless of how much caffeine you consume you’re probably going to crash at some point. Whether it’s in the middle of a panel or outside in line, the lack of sleep will come creeping up on you. In order to combat a case of the drowsies pack some of your favorite candy for a sugar rush. Personally, I’m a fan of sour gummy worms since they’re tart enough to shake you back into consciousness but gummy bears are my second go-to choice.

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Instant Noodles

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Not the greatest thing for you but it’ll do the job. Chances are your hotel room has a coffee maker which you can also use to heat up some water. If you’re looking to save some cash to splurge on some sweet SDCC exclusives but don’t want to completely sacrifice a warm meal, instant noodles are the way to go. Around a quarter a piece, you can get a flat of enough maruchan to last you the entire four-day con for probably $5-$6. If you really want to get fancy why not bring some hardboiled eggs, Sriracha, and some spam to get that college ramen feel.

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Uncrustables, Just Like Ma Used to Pack

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Sure, these things are marketed towards kids but you’re lying to yourself if you don’t love these things. PB&J’s just like mom used to make, but even better because it’s crustless. There’s even a peanut butter and honey one if you’re one of those weird kids who didn’t like jelly. These portable sandwiches are already individually packaged making them easy to throw into your backpack to munch on while you’re trolling the exhibition hall.

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Trail Mix AKA M&M’s Mixed with Some Other Stuff

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Salty, sweet, and ultimately makes you feel better about eating candy since it’s mixed with healthy-ish stuff, trail mix is a great snack to have on hand. Sure, there’s legitimately healthy mixes with dried fruits, seeds, and nuts but ain’t no body got time for that. Gimme that Monster Mix chock full of M&M’s, almonds, and peanuts any day. Notice I skipped over the raisins because they’re gross and don’t belong in there.

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Lunchables

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Lunchables aren’t super filling on their own so you might need to pack a few to fill yourself up throughout the day but with so many different options, that shouldn’t be hard. Bonus, they usually come with a drink and candy of some sort. Side note: the lunch meat ones are WAY easier to eat in the panels than the pizza ones. Don’t be that geek trying to build your three little pizzas in the confines of your seat. Do that shiz outside in line.

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Brotein Bars

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Nah bro, we don’t even lift. Just in case you can’t grab a meal between panels, or just don’t want to drop $10 on a mediocre hot dog, protein bars are a perfect way to fill that hunger since chances are you’ll be stuck at the convention center for over 12 hours a day. I told you this wasn’t a vacation.

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Water – This is Not an Option

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In case you didn’t know, water is the most important thing to keep on hand while at SDCC. If you bring a reusable bottle you can refill it as you please within the convention center and inside most panel halls. But if you’ll be outside in line for hours trying to get into Hall H or Ballroom 20 (aka all 100,000+ of us) it’s even more crucial for you to stay hydrated. The humidity is a bitch this time of the year and will make you want to die around 9AM. If you’re sick of water why not spruce it up with some of those concentrated water flavorer things, like MYO, Gatorade, or Crystal Light.

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Hit-Or-Miss

‘Brews Wayne’ Batman-Themed Beer is Strangely Not a Stout

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If superheroes didn’t exist, Bruce Wayne would probably be an alcoholic. Thankfully, instead we got a hyper-aggressive masked vigilante/billionaire playboy with a flair for dramatic costuming. Oh, and this Batman-inspired beer, fittingly dubbed — of course —the Brews Wayne.

For the third year in a row, Denver Comic Con enlisted the help of Breckenridge Brewery to create an official superhero-themed beer for its upcoming annual convention. Following last year’s “Caped Brewsader,” 2014’s submission is also Gotham themed: an amber ale with a “hearty malt base and lively hop character,” meant to represent the duality of its “playboy by day and superhero by night” namesake, reports the Denver Post.

With 6.1% ABV, the limited-edition beer is perhaps a even more fitting a tribute to the Dark Knight than a black-as-vengeance stout or porter would be. Then again, considering how bleak and beefed up Affleck’s version is looking, maybe we will need something with a bit more brooding.

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Video

Dirty Laundry — Punisher Fan Film or Awesome Jack Daniel’s Commercial?

Last weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con International, former Punisher star Thomas Jane unveiled a fan film he made in homage to his character Frank Castle. The ten-minute short, entitled #DIRTYLAUNDRY features the actor reprising his role in a very graphic and gory manner.

But is this more than a mere fan film? Because in the second half, a bottle of Jack Daniel’s plays a very prominent role in what could possibly be the best instance of product placement ever.

Check out the video below and decide for yourself!

Note: Not safe for work

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Recipes

Drinks: Green Hornet-ini and Kato Kocktail

In my last adventure to Comic Con for “The Green Hornet” film, I was introduced to two specialty drinks in the spirit of the film, the Green Hornet-ini and the Kato Kocktail.

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Adventure: Carl’s Jr. x Green Hornet at Comic Con

This week I headed down to San Diego to show Comic Con how FoodBeast does it big. More importantly I attended the private party press junket for “The Green Hornet,” directed by Michel Gondry. If you haven’t seen the trailer to this film, which stars Seth Rogen and Christoph Waltz, then you need to get with it. Seems like Gondry has created another interesting flick with some fascinating special effects, not to mention with Seth involved it should be a funny one.