7-11 SLURPEE CUPS
The hero-themed Slurpee
cups were issued by the 7-11 chain in the 70s.
The DC collection, released in 1973, comprised
60 plastic vessels, mostly heroes but with nine villains.
The Legion characters featured on the cups
were Mon-El, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy,
and Lightning Lad. The images used were fairly recent at the time,
being drawn by hot new artist Dave Cockrum, who also designed many
of the Legionnaires new costumes. By contrast, the pictures
used for other DC characters were often stock images used in an
On the other side of each vessel was a summary
of the characters origin, powers, and supporting characters.
If Legion fans wanted to be more completist,
they also collected cups which featured Superboy, Supergirl, and
honorary members Jimmy Olsen and Lana Lang, although neither were
shown in their super-hero guises. You could also go one step further
and collect the Brainiac cup, which depicted the villain and his
pet monkey Koko, who was later to become a pet of the threeboots
There was also a checklist of all the cups
to enable collectors to keep track of the items, and this in itself
is a collectible for Legion fans because of the images used in the