Monday, June 09, 2008

7-11 Cups (1)





















Welcome back after SoonerCon 2008!












I don't know if we cracked a thousand people, but the place was more abuzz than any previous year!












And in the Exhibitor's Hall, I found some more nifty Super-Stuff that I never even knew about before!












Seems in 1973, DC put out a whole line of cups through the 7-11 convenience store chain. One SoonerCon vendor had about twenty different ones. And just like somebody who keeps coming back for another handful of peanuts, I kept drifting on back by, until he finally made me a package deal on all of 'em!












Here are a few of them. Let's call these the Smallville Run.












Note that these characters and descriptions are firmly Silver Age.












In a later batch of cups, you'll see a few concessions to the '70s.
I'd say that the Superboy is from Curt Swan art, and the Kents are from George Papp's work.

3 comments:

ScooterOKC said...

Did SoonerCon have a bigger attendance this year than it did last year? It seemed to me like there were fewer people there this year, but maybe that's just me.

Anyway, it was a good, fun convention and that's the important part.

Allen Ross said...

Oh, yeah! I got these back in the day. There were 60 DC cups, and a separate set of Marvel ones. Here's some more info about the DC ones, including a checklist: http://tomztoyz.blogspot.com/2007/10/vintage-1970s-7-eleven-comic-cups-with.html

Tamara said...

Wow. I didn't know you weren't aware of the famous Slurpee cups. I've made a vow to 'just say no' to them. That's mighty tough considering they did cups for the Legion of Super-Heroes. Since I can't drink out of them I decided they weren't worth the shelf space or money. DC moon Pepsi glasses...those are perfect. I can buy these and use them as drinking glasses.

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