The holy grail in comics collecting for me was a good copy of Silver Surfer #1 from 1968. The next best thing to collect? This Marvel Slurpee cup from 1975. I recently was able to get one.
The classic logo and a dashing image by a Buscema adorn this fine cup. It's certainly not a Kirby pose, right? But where was this illustration taken from? A cover? A splash page? John or Sal? Perhaps from the Defenders which was published in the 70s?
No, it came from the lower right panel on page 4 from Silver Surfer #4, the issue where the Surfer fights Thor. John Buscema pencils, of course, but his brother Sal Buscema inked him. I thought they made a fine team but soon Sal became a dynamic penciller on his own.
The back of these cups had the characters in their civilian guises explaining their origin. In the Surfer's case, this is Norrin Radd. I really dig that part about mankind being ignorant. Kind of snooty, isn't he, that Norrin Radd? Nuff Said!