Thursday, May 28, 2009

Slurpee Cups!

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A few Inhumans to be seen on these cups... I wonder if there's a website anywhere that identifies who did the art for these cups, and where it originally came from?

8 comments:

Rick said...

Jon, The art for the Slurpee cups comes from Marvel, most of it stock poses. I have these cups and I don't recall seeing any new art produced for them.

Jon K said...

That's what I was trying to get at, Rick... identifying which comics and the pages or covers the pictures came from. Especially in the case of the Crystal cup, which appears to use art by different artists for Crystal and Lockjaw.

Jon K said...

Although, come to think of it, the wraparound cups that came out a year or so later did have all-new art created by Marvel for them.

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

I have fond memories of getting Slurpees at 7-11 back in the seventies and am impressed at how diverse their selection was--same could be said for Mego action figures of the time--Back then, I was happy just to score a Spidey cup!

Love your blog!

Jon K said...

Thanks, C.K. -- I hope you're checking out the main blog, Random Acts of Geekery, as well as my Spider-Man and Captain America blogs, too!

Ah, yes, the 1970s was a great time to be a comic book fan, wasn't it? The books could be found almost anywhere, loads of merchandise in production, and you could even find old comics at garage sales dirt-cheap!

Anonymous said...

Good point, Jon. The Crystal cup is a mystery. It certainly looks like Kirby, but I don't recall seeing the pose anywhere. The Hercules cup is a bit confusing, too. Geez, I thought I knew everything about Marvel in the 60's and 70's.

Anonymous said...

Crystal and Lockjaw may have been taken from a Ross Andru drawn story (he drew an issue or two of FF and perhaps a Marvel Team-Up with the Inhumans. The Hercules figure first appeared on the cover of Marvel Team-Up # 28 as a corner logo, probably drawn by either Ron Wilson or John Romita (or both, they worked together quite a bit).

Nick Caputo

Jon K said...

Thanks, Nick!