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Though the Kool-Aid Man fought personifications of thirst in his very own Marvel Comics series circa 1983-1985, here in 2017 we rely on some slightly fresher drink mascot material to celebrate Kool-Aid Day.

Kool-Aid -- originally a liquid drink called "Fruit Smack" -- was invented by Nebraskan Edwin Perkins way back in the 1920s. He distilled the Smack into a fine powder after awhile to save money on shipping, changing its name to "Kool-Aid" and selling it himself until the product was purchased by General Foods in 1953. These days Kraft, AKA Phillip Morris owns it, meaning the tobacco giant owns a borderline addictive powder that was once called Smack... Kismet? Who knows? All we can tell you is these comics feature Kool-Aid Man in a variety of hilarious situations. Drink 'em up, below!

 

The Argyle Sweater By Scott Hilburn July 12, 2014

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Sunny Street By Max Garcia and Sandra Barthauer July 27, 2015

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The Argyle Sweater By Scott Hilburn May 4, 2008

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Lola By Todd Clark Feb 20, 2009

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The Argyle Sweater By Scott Hilburn May 4, 2010

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Brevity By Dan Thompson April 25, 2010

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The Argyle Sweater By Scott Hilburn Mar 16, 2011

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Brevity By Dan Thompson Feb 12, 2013

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The Argyle Sweater By Scott Hilburn Mar 27, 2016

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