Too Many Blondes?
Are there too many blond female sidekicks? It occurred to me yesterday that the female sidekicks of the “Big Three” are all currently blond: Supergirl, Wonder Girl, and Batgirl.
That’s sort of odd. The previous Batgirl and Wonder Girl were both raven-haired, while the Batgirl before that was a redhead. Supergirl has pretty much always been blond, so she gets a pass. How did they all end up blond nowadays? In an era where Paris Hilton and Brittany Spears are two of the most recognizable young blondes, what does that say about the image these characters are reinforcing?
Heck, even Green Arrow’s female sidekick Speedy is a blond. I guess you could point out that Miss Martian is a redhead and Aquagirl is a brunette, but neither of these are really prominent characters right now.
While I like all of these characters, I feel DC did a better job previously covering all the major hair colors. They need the Betty, Veronica, and Cheryl Blossom hair differential plan!