Posted Friday, September 2nd, 2022 by Barry

Popsicle Comics (2015)

Marvel proves – again – there’s mucho money to be made in cross promotion and advertising.

Popsicle Comics (2015)

The House of Ideas pimped itself out once more in 2015 to co-create Flavor Force Popsicle Comics based on just what the title reads. The comic books featured a trio of factory manufactured flavors fighting evil done the Marvel way. The nine-part mini-series starred Ace Cherry, Popsicle Pete and Mandy Orange fighting against the evil Lord Weathervane.

The comic book was available in comic book stores or Popsicle.com (don’t bother, it’s long gone) or Marvel’s digital platform.

Apparently, this wasn’t the first combination of comics and flavored ice as Marvel and Popsicle teamed in 2003 featuring the frozen likenesses of Spider-Man and the Hulk as well as flying the colors of other Marvel heroes.

All of this to celebrate National Blueberry Popsicle Day. Though the flavor didn’t make the heroic line up of mid 2010’s Marvel merchandising, it does rate its own day.

Why?

‘Cuz someone somewhere decided it should exist.

Popsicles have been around since the 1920s, the frosty fevered dream of 11-year-old Frank Epperson. Young Master Epperson left his fruit drink sitting on the porch one cold night, complete with stirring stick. The next morning, he found it frozen and ready to lick. Epperson dubbed the creation the epsicle. It was changed to popsicle 18 years later.

While today is National Blueberry Popsicle Day, the most popular flavor is cherry. It’s day in the sun is August 26. Sorry we missed that one. Maybe next year.

 

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