My breakfast these days usually consists of a cup of coffee and that feeling of crushing despair that comes from a new Funky Winkerbean strip, so I'll freely admit that I might not be eating as healthfully as I probably should. It's just that I don't have time, you understand -- if I were to sit down with a bowl of cereal, there might be a few minutes at the start of my day where I wasn't thinking about comics.
Now, General Mills -- who I am reliably informed is not a new militaristic windmill-themed supervillain, which really seems like a missed opportunity -- has set out to correct that deficiency with its second teamup with DC Comics since 2011. Starting this month and running 'til the end of April, cereals like Honey Nut Cheerios and Trix are going to come bundled with new comics about the Justice League. And the thing is, they actually look really fun.
Artist Phil Postma, who recently brought his toon style to a September variant cover on IDW's Judge Dredd series, has posted a series of images to his blog of some sadly fictional cerealsSuperman fans may soon be clamoring to make real. Cereal manufacturers Kellogg's, General Mills and Post will want to pay heed, too, as the artist's design work stands head and shoulders above most super market aisle fair. Most CA readers probably couldn't walk past boxes bearing these designs without filling a shopping cart... or three.
For those who dig DC Comics and regularly chow down on General Mills' breakfast cereals, the coming months could be particularly sweet. According to The New York Times, DC and General Mills have teamed up for an in-box promotion that puts a free series of four original 24-page Justice League comics inside specially-marked boxes of Big G cereals like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Trix, Golden Grahams, Reese's Puffs and Cocoa Puffs. A total of 12 million copies of the 5x7" comics will be in circulation, with four special 4-page digital bonus stories that corresp
Star Wars collectors looking to round out their cereal box runs will have a few new somethings to shelve next to their Kellogg's C-3PO's this year. Count Dooku, Greedo, Jabba the Hutt and others will all see their likeness used on miniature one-serving containers, and the resulting
Anyone who follows Geoff Johns' Twitter feed (especially in the wee hours of the morning) knows that the "Green Lantern" and "Flash" writer's love of comics can only be rivaled by his seeming addiction to sugar.
Slurpees and candy bars are self-proclaimed favorites, but u
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