Six Red-Haired Superheroines
For some reason this particular “six” installment was really difficult (and that’s going to read so oddly for people who think this is the first one, but meh). I had a hard time finding the right limiting factor, I think. Anyway, I think superheroes are pretty much awesome, and I have a great deal of fun reading them and playing them. So here, in no particular order, are six red-haired superheroines…
I have to start with an X-Men hat-tip. Jean Grey and her bloodlines could probably account for a score of redheads through some argument of DNA, what with Madelyne, Rachel, Cable, and Jean’s various reincarnations… Jean when not the Phoenix was a little boring, which fit well with her beau Scott Summers. To be honest, when Jean wasn’t Phoenix, I much preferred Rogue (who is a redhead to me, anyway).
Batgirl in my mind refers to Barbara “Babs” Gordon, who I have to admit to watching for specifically in the old Adam West “Batman” TV Series. If I had gotten over my dislike of purple I probably would have found her even more of a favorite. (And you should check out the adorable sketches of her by Mike Maihuck.) If it hadn’t sounded like they were mucking it up so badly, I’d have picked up the new series that recently came out.
Shayera Hol was Hawkgirl and Hawkwoman, originally an alien policewoman who came to Earth with her husband Hawkman. They wound up creating cover identities and staying to fight with the Justice League. I don’t know much about the character, but I’m tickled she’s portrayed as a redhead, and I get a kick out of seeing her in the Teen Titans cartoon.
There are other Elastigirls, but the Elastigirl I’m referring to here is Helen Parr of The Incredibles. How cool was that movie? And even more interesting for me now that I’m a parent – making sure you don’t lose track of yourself or your relationship in the family press. A superhero turned wife and mother who’s still fully capable of kicking ass.
Black Widow is a Russian spy in the Marvel Comics universe. Her real name was Natasha Romanoff. Though she was an enemy at times, she wound up being “brought over” to the good guys. Do you know that I still haven’t seen the newer Iron Man movie? This is what having kids does to you, folks; I’ve see all of “Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater” but not Iron Man 2, despite my love of comics.
Where oh where have the Powerpuff Girls gone? I loved this show. Blossom was the leader, a little more even-headed between Bubbles’ cuteness and Buttercup’s meanness. (She’s the “smart one.”) I also loved the little things about the show as a whole, such as the city of Townsville, and of course Miss Sara Bellum, another redhead.
So until next time, the
day post is once again saved by…the Powerpuff Girls!
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