I'll comment on that. (I'm a fan of the cups and 70s superhero merch in general---
also found it curious that they included certain characters on the cups that
most definitely couldn't have been popular back then...like Ma and Pa Kent...Jane (from
Tarzan, I assume)...Lana Lang...Perry White. What kid was happy about getting those?
and think about these things)
My thoughts are that they HAD to included LANA, JANE, PERRY and the KENTS because
"boring" as they were---they were heavily recognizable names....more recognizable
than, say, "RED TORNADO".
Alotta kids RELIED on the more popular names being on those cups---being that they
weren't buying too many comicbooks (like me!)---and needed something more
than a "cool look" to connect with.
When I .... how do you say (?) .... think of my mindframe on this spaceplane, I'm Skywalker with my X-Wing like I was when I was a kid.