Sunday, February 24, 2008

Super Candy & Toy (1967)

The Phoenix Candy Company produced a series of boxes featuring DC and other characters packaging various types of gum and hard candy with a miniature plastic toy, ala Cracker Jacks. Finding these cardboard boxes in any condition is tough, and the sheer number of characters and variations makes set collection very difficult. How likely is it for a kid to have saved his Metamorpho candy box from forty years ago, right? As I understand it, other rarities include Aquaman, Hawkman, Green Arrow, and quite likely every other Justice Leaguer whose licensing fee wasn't too steep. Even Martian Manhunter received at least two boxes, so far as I can tell, but this is the only one I have a color image for. More would be welcome *hint*hint*

The art here is based on a panel by Mike Sekowsky with Bernard Sachs and/or Joe Giella from The Brave and the Bold #29 (1960), though its been pretty well butchered.

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