Was “Jane” the name of the blonde in red? Or perhaps Jane was one of the other brunettes on the cover? Whoever Jane was, she wanted more! And so did the fans!
Having survived her eerie “tales of fantasy and suspense”, she moved on to star in “intimate stories of real love” and proved herself adaptable to a wide range of titles and genres!
And thus began the recurring adventures of The Blonde in a Red Dress: the most prolific comic book cover gal of the Golden Age!
The blonde in a red dress soon proved herself popular enough to warrant a return appearance!
Her boyfriend didn’t. (Unless maybe he ended up as one of the skulls. Comic book cover modeling is such a high-risk profession.)
The new golden-haired cover girl could strike a pose just as well as her predecessor, and she quickly proved herself adept at facing down the various monsters that came with the job.
Sadly, the same couldn’t be said of her boyfriend.
It began innocently enough, with a raven-haired comic book cover model running afoul of a mummy’s curse and thus requiring an understudy to take her place…
Welcome to The “Blonde in a Red Dress” cover gallery, the online showcase of the hardest working cover girl of the Golden Age of comics! For the full story behind the blog, see the About page.
As for the cover girl herself, her origins are shrouded in mystery. Perhaps it began as a generic “house style” imposed on the cover artists. Or perhaps certain default color combinations just made for more dynamic covers. Or maybe the artists simply liked drawing women in red dresses with shoulder-length blonde hair. But whatever the reason, the Blonde In A Red Dress appeared again and again, across dozens of titles and genres from virtually every Golden Age publisher! Click here to start from the beginning of our gallery.