In a traditional teen story lesson against peer pressure, the Blonde in Red finds herself in a slippery slope of diminishing returns as the poolside fun of “Freckles and his Friends” turns into resentful river rivalries of “Boots and Her Buddies”.
Boots and Her Buddies #5, Pines
Despite landing a cushy gig modeling for superhero covers, the secret to the Blonde in Red’s successful career is that she doesn’t let herself get pigeonholed.
Four Favorites #30, Ace
The fact that the comic feels the need to declare itself to be “Famous Funnies” three times on the same cover leads me to suspect it may be overcompensating for the fact that it is neither famous nor funny.
Famous Funnies #167, Eastern
Like yesterday’s cover, the Blonde in Red finds herself in yet another incomprehensible scene of warped size-changing perspective… Although in this case, I strongly suspect that the cover artist just didn’t bother with proper perspective because he wasn’t expecting anyone to be looking that closely at the rest of the background.
Sunny #14, Fox Features
The Blonde in a Red Dress has a bad case of the Mondays.
Suzie #63, MLJ
The usually stylish Blonde in a Red
Dress Shirt hangs her head in shame over her lack of a matching red skirt.
(Don’t worry, she’ll be back in uniform next week!)
Top Notch Laugh Comics #36, MLJ
The Blonde in a Red Dress has played lots of roles where she had to do her own stunts, but thankfully very few where she had to dress up in anthropomorphic cartoon funny animal costumes for an off-brand wacky “laugh-fest of gaily colored comics”.
Zoot Comics #2, by Fox
The Blonde in a Red Dress seems a little too gleefully amused by the fact that her demon-eyed pet has snapped its tether and looks ready to start a frenzied dog fight.
Lucky Comics #4, Consolidated
Stretching the rules for inclusion on this blog, as the blondeness of the invisible wearer of the Red Dress cannot be determined. But at least there’s still a Blonde and a Red Dress together on the cover.
Suzie Comics #49, MLJ
In spring, a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of a Blonde in a Red Dress.
Or possibly to thoughts of pranks involving skunks.
4Most v.2 #2, Novelty