Red, White and Blue
All-American Comics used to feature a great little serial called “Red, White and Blue“, about three servicemen (Red, who wears blue, Blooey, who wears white, and Whitey, who wears “red”) and their secret-agent galpal, Doris.
For most of the stories, Doris is “one of the guys”, with an early running gag being the guys checking her out in one disguise or another Indeed, generally she’s the brains behind the boy’s brawn. However, in All-American Comics #10, they sort of play up the Red/Doris dynamic. Of course, once there’s a relationship. It means Doris has to be put down. Because hey, that’s what you do to love interests.
The larger story involved some madman cutting off Manhattan from the rest of the world (in a way regulars will enjoy) and our four protagonists needing to get in.
Two slams at her gender in a row. Nice. Of course, Doris ends up saving the entire day, by turning sexism against “the master”
So now Red apologizes and they make up, right? Of course not.
The next three panels on the page (and the end of our story):
That’s right Doris, it was totally Red’s doing.
Seriously though, this is an exception in an otherwise great serial, visa vi portrayal of women. Which kinds of made it all the more glaring to me.