OK, so this looks at first glance like it should be a plain ol’ two-fisted adventure yarn… but the longer I stare at this cover, the more I suspect the Blonde in a Red Dress is actually in some sort of sci-fi fantasy adventure about a magical size-changing non-Euclidian hyper-dimension.
Captain Easy #10, Pines
The Blonde in Red hopes that the epic battle between the circus gorilla, skull-faced guy with a snake, and brawny guys with fabulous hair will be enough to distract from her highly questionable co-stars, the “Commando Cubs”… a crack team of gun-toting underage ethnic stereotypes travelling the world to fight Nazis.
Thrilling Comics #36, Pines
We’ve got a caveman being chased by a Blonde Amazon in a Red Dress, both in pseudo-Greco-Roman attire, but with a medieval European castle in the background? Aw, heck, I’m sure it’s a time travel story, so I’m not going to waste time trying to figure it out.
Alley Oop #11, Pines
Apparently, on the way down from the roof, the Grim Reaper handed off the Blonde in Red back to the Black Terror just in time to pay a visit to the poorly dressed friends of the gangsters who started this mess.
The Black Terror #23, Pines
The Black Terror and Yellowjacket were both so distracted fighting bad guys, they let themselves get upstaged by The Grim Reaper — the only superhero who bothered to save the Blonde in Red from her rooftop peril!
Wonder Comics #7, Pines
After a nice relaxing day off watching freeway traffic, the Blonde in Red heads back to work at the local theater box office… just in time for a stickup.
Exciting Comics #48, Pines
Remember kids: don’t talk to strangers, and don’t take candy from Nazis. (A PSA from early in the Blonde in Red’s career.)
Exciting Comics #39, Pines
If this was a modern action movie, someone would be making a quip about an “acid trip.”
Startling Comics v7 #21, Pines
Awakening adrift at sea, the Blonde in a Red Dress gives an envious glare at “Dr. Strange” for whatever mysterious superpower allows his amazingly stylish hair to remain impervious even to the churning ocean waves and incoming torpedoes.
Thrilling Comics v2 #6 by Pines
The Blonde In A Red Dress gets herself a ray gun just in time to help deal with some robots that wandered off the set of a Dr. Seuss book.