Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Code: Red

Red headed males in comics have had a tough time, often being killed off or reintroduced as a non-redhead.  Aside from Daredevil, it seems like no one is safe!  Fortunately Red haired women seem to have fared a bit better, and there were plenty to choose from for this team.


The Irredeemable Shag said...

Brilliant!! Can't wait for the expansion team Code: Red International! Featuring Mera, Hawkwoman, Jean Grey, Batwoman, Artemis, Maxima, Pepper Potts, and time-displaced Cinnamon.

Martin Maenza said...

Also Looker from the original run of the Outsiders and the female Firebrand.

Mr. Acer said...

Nice team. If anything, I would have swapped out either Siren or Medusa (one of them would be Marvel's representative) and add in Scarlett from GI Joe and Electrocute from Malibu's Strangers.

Anonymous said...

Typo in the Labels: VELOVITY

Michael F. said...

Gen 13's Fairchild is missing.

Ross said...

Really, Michael? I see her.

Michael F. said...

I'm sorry. I should have looked closer above the title.

Oh well.. great job with the team-up idea. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

You forgot Teen Titan Lilith, dude! :-(

Anonymous said...

It would appear you can now add superhero sidekicks to that list of mistreated male redheads. As Jimmy Olsen is now a bald African-American...

....with his red hair going to the created-for-TV foster sister of Kara "Supergirl" Danvers!

BERT said...

Hi haven't checked in a while, and lo and behold a post with two of my favorite topics, superheroes and red-headed women! Seems to have been many in comics history, maybe even disproportionate to real life!
I agree with and want to add some to what The Irredeemable Shag said in his post...
"Brilliant!! Can't wait for the expansion team Code: Red International! Featuring Mera, Hawkwoman, Jean Grey, Batwoman, Artemis, Maxima, Pepper Potts, and time-displaced Cinnamon." Pretty much nailed all of mine (including Artemis, who I'd sort of forgotten about) But the glaring omission is Hellcat! Others include Firestar, Frankie Raye/Nova, and Venus from Agents of Atlas. Do Starfire and Tigra count? :)
In the time displaced category,he I would add Firebrand, the Silver Age Hawkgirl, and the female action hero, flame haired icon, Red Sonja! Also the female Wildcat and Looker from the 80s and .
Supporting cast - Mary Jane Watson, Colleen Wing, Lana Lang, Cheryl Blossom, & Josie
Villainesses - Poison Ivy, Typhoid Mary, Insect Queen, and Spider-Girl from LSV - not too many gingers in the future?

As for "losing the ginger" ala Lana Lang in Smallville in adaptations, the one I found most curious is the castings of blonde Kirstin Dunst as redhead Mary Jane Watson and ginger Emma Stone as platinum blonde Gwen Stacy in the Spider-Man films. Both actresses looked incredible in their roles however, so no harm done!

Sonofjack Well said...

With so may red-headed, comics-related women being listed, how is it no one mentioned the Black Widow? This is a great cover, but as a Sherlock Holmes fan I would have preferred "The Red-Headed League".

The Irredeemable Shag said...

First, you have to understand that I'm a sucker for a sexy red-head. So much so that I married a red-head. Knowing that, I've been thinking more about your super-fun CODE: RED concept. It seemed to get a lot of buzz on social media. Might be worth a follow-up. So I've compiled all the characters mentioned above and across various social media platforms. Lots of possibilities here if you want to follow up:

Black Widow
Electrocute from The Strangers
Firebrand from All-Star Squadron
Firehawk in her original costume
Frankie Raye/Nova
Guardian from Alpha Flight
Jean Grey
Jeannie from the "I Dream of Jeannie" cartoon spin-off
Madelyn Pryor
Red Sonja
Scarlett from GI Joe
Spider-Woman in the black costume
Venus from Agents of Atlas
Wildcat II

Cheryl Blossom
Colleen Wing
Daphne from Scooby Doo
Lana Lang
Lucille Ball
Mary Jane Watson
Pepper Potts

Dark Phoenix
Insect Queen
Penny Dreadful
Poison Ivy
Shimmer, the Teen Titans villain
Spider-Girl from Legion of Super-Villains
Typhoid Mary

There are so many this could be an entire series! :)

Sonofjack Well said...

What about Thundra and Alicia Masters?

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