I don’t eat Kellogg’s Cinnamon Mini Buns cereal. I’d rather have actual full-sized cinnamon buns. They’re tasty. That means that I didn’t get any of the four minicomics released for that cereal. I knew they existed but I thought they were also sold in other Kellogg’s cereal I didn’t get. For the record the only one I eat from Kelloggs is Rice Krispies. We all have our own tastes.
I had forgotten this group when I started Free Comic Inside so they weren’t on the list. Not that I can do much about it anyway since I can only find one of them online right now, and it’s the second one in the series. I like starting with the first one even though unlike the Marvel Drake’s snack cake minicomics these are all one-shot stories rather than a miniseries with a shared story. The one for Wonder Woman, the second in the series, isn’t even about the classic Wonder Woman but turning her into Princess Guinevere And The Jewel Riders. We’ll get to that in the future.
The first one actually features the Flash in a battle with Dr. Polaris. I can sort of find this one online in the same way I found Aliens: Space Marines, through scans in a YouTube video. Weird, I know, but that’s how I’m presenting it to you tonight. In this story Keystone City gets their first magnetic rail train but Doctor Polaris, the poor man’s Magneto, arrives to cause trouble. Will this be any good? With no credits to go over, not even a title, let’s jump right into the action.
What I’m trying to figure out is what Polaris’s goal was here? I mean, why does he want to sabotage the train. It is because it was named for the Flash? Did he think a mag train should be named for him? Did he somehow expect to make money from this or is he just a terrorist? Maybe he just likes murdering a ton of people? I admittedly don’t know a lot about the character so I’m not sure if he just likes smashing trains or killing everyone. This came out in 1993, pre-DiDio and with Wally West. I know today’s DC he’s probably just a psycho with a dark past or some crap. We’re not really given a motive for his actions.
The art is fairly decent so it’s too bad we don’t know who made it. Given the regular art around this time for DC and Marvel comics I’m surprised it look even this decent. The story itself does leave a bit to be desired though. It’s about the same quality we’ve seen from the Super Powers Collection minicomics though, so take that for what it’s worth. By the way, here’s a look at the full cover.
Next time I’m not really sure what’s coming. I want to find out more about this “Legions Of Power” toyline and try to find some comics from it. If I can’t then I have an Iron Man comic from a home video release. This one I actually own so at least you know it won’t be a video scan.