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
C’mon, Jim! I dare you to shoot that skeleton ghost. What are ya? Yellow?
Mysterious Adventures #6, Story
Oh, wait, they do have a paddle. And a rifle. The Blonde in Red obviously remembers her past Eerie experiences.
Eerie #14, Avon
In an early career victory for the Blonde in a Red Dress, she won the role of “Betty” in the early Archie series, in which she would– Oh my gosh, kill it! Kill it with fire!
Pep Comics #48, MLJ
In this issue: Rip Carson, Tiger Girl, Hooks Devlin, Senorita Rio, Shark Brodie… “and others”?
Sad. It’s the equivalent of ending the Gilligan’s Island song with “and all the rest”.
Fight Comics #33, Fiction House
To paraphrase that old quip about Ginger Rogers, the Blonde in a Red Dress not only had to do her own stunts on a sinking rowboat on the open seas, but she apparently had to do it while falling backwards and in high heels.