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Boots and Her Buddies #5, Pines

Let Him Down Gently (Down the Stream)

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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

Pep Comics #48, MLJ

Archie Has The Innsmouth Look

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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

Fight Comics #33, Fiction House

Dedicated to Uncle Sam’s Fighting Men

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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

Captain Easy #14 (Pines)

Not as easy as it looks

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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.