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Popular Comics #67 by Dell

Let a smile be your parachute

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There are probably safer ways to introduce someone to Gasoline Alley than crashing a flaming airplane into it. And while it’s gentlemanly of Smilin’ Jack to share, I suspect that the Blonde in a Red Dress would have preferred to have a parachute of her own.

(Note: Wasn’t 100% sure if this cover should count towards this site’s criteria, but our panel of judges decided that “strawberry blonde” was close enough.)

Target Comics v3 #1 by Novelty Press

Somebody in a Red Dress

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Just in time for an early April Fool’s Day, have some murderous thespian cosplay of a Man In A Red Dress And Presumably A Blond Wig.

(Still a better outfit than that day-glow plaid thing the other guy’s wearing.)

Detective Eye #2 by Centaur

A fierce battle on the ocean floor

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Luckily, our heroine’s long experience in fending off the unwanted advances of cads in various Romance Comics left her well prepared for grappling with an octopus.

Detective Eye #1 by Centaur

Can Air Man Escape the Foreign Spies?

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Who cares if the flying superhero can escape the foreign spies — what about the Blonde In A Red Dress about to be dogpiled by them? And then attacked by a giant drill. That shoots aerosol gas weapons.

If only a giant flying eyeball were there to help, but no, he’s busy projecting the cover title logo! (I bet our heroine wishes she still had her ray gun handy.)

Jumbo Comics #7 by Fiction House

Queen of the Jungle

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Iconic jungle heroine “Sheena” was more well-known for her leopard-print leotard look, but on a few early comic covers her role was filled by that all-purpose understudy: The Blonde In A Red Dress.

The Schoolgirl #507 (UK)

You shan’t keep me out!

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A flashback to our heroine’s early years in a British boarding school. A few schoolyard bullies were just a warmup for a girl who would later face down gangsters, wild animals, monsters, and mysterious giant flaming eyeballs.

Fantoman #4 (Centaur)

Like a ghost!

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Yup, a hero like a ghost (specifically, a more famous purple-suited Ghost Who Walks) but in an off-brand knockoff sort of way.

The Blonde in Red really needs to talk to her agent. If she has to put up with the captive-jungle-sacrifice Fay Wray homage, it should have at least have been done with “Duke in Gorilla Land” as the featured cover image instead of this Fantoman guy.