Updated on 16 October, 2021
Blondie comics are one of the first strips to incorporate a female lead character. The comic was first released in 1930, and ran for ninety-two issues. The character was a creation of artist Chic Young, who had previously only done male oriented strips. The comic book follows the adventures of Blondie Jones, a young woman who works as a dancer in a traveling circus. Blondie's best friend is her horseback rider, Cap'N Joe.
Blondie first appeared in the first issue. She is depicted as a thin, blonde woman with blue hair. Her features are very unique, and she is shown wearing unusual earrings, a fiddle head, and a bowler hat. Blondie's best friend is her horseback rider, Cap'N Joe.
Blondie works at a traveling circus as a pretty girl, but behind the scenes, she is a hardworking female martial arts expert. She participates in many shows, but her real talent is in kicks, and she frequently uses boxing bags and saunters around the ring. Cap'N Joe is a big muscle man, and often competes with Blondie in hand to hand combat. The two seem to be on good terms, but underneath the veneer of polite society, they are enemies. In every issue of Blondie Comics, there is a new mission for the pretty girl.
In each of her missions, Blondie must kill a target, rescue a friend, or complete a task set by the boss. There are various levels in each mission, ranging from easy to difficult. Some of the fights in Blondie Comics take place in cities, on horseback, and underwater. In one particular mission, the girl has to kill a couple of armed robbers. She also has to free a captured circus performer from the clutches of two muggers.
Blondie's fighting skills are on par with other super heroes, but she does not have any super human strength, so she has to rely on her wits, speed, and acrobatics to accomplish her missions. Her fighting skills are further enhanced when she starts learning martial arts from her Mentor, Matt Stone, who is a martial arts expert himself. In the third issue of Blondie Comics, the girl is introduced to a new fighting school, run by her idol, Woody Woodley.
Woody teaches her all about fighting techniques, including how to perform a short dither, which is a dazzling and quick spinning back and forth dance that is often used in ballet. The dithers, however, are designed to distract opponents long enough for blondeie to score a few easy points. In issue #5, Blondie also learns how to perform a back and forth jump kick while flying, a move that only master martial artists know.
The adventures of Blondie really take off when the hooded villain, the drollery professor, kidnapping a little girl named Ariel. The two girls escape to the circus where blondie quickly finds out that her best friend is really a guy in disguise. The drollery professor then plans to use Ariel against Blondie, but the girl proves too much for the villain, despite having the advantage of being the prettiest woman in the group. He then imprisons her in an elaborate wooden cage and intends to throw her into the water. Only blondie can free Ariel and save her friend before the professor throws a boomerang at her. This enables her and Blondie to escape and seek out help from Matt Stone, who is a well known aquatic hero, in this adventure.
Blondie also has her own comic strip, which is drawn by J. M. Frick. In this series, Blondie teams up with Matt Stone and becomes a beloved character to many readers. In this long running series, Blondie and Matt become rivals and learn to disagree with one another over issues such as religion and politics. In the latest series, "The New Adventures of Blondie", Matt Stone returns as the masked crusader battling evil. Many fans of the comic strip also claim that the female Blondie is more well known than her male counterpart and are frequently seen wearing the Blondie uniform, including the blonde hairpiece and sunglasses.