The flaxen-haired superheroes of Michael Troy’s high-larious new comic book, Blonde Squad, may not be the brightest bulbs on the tree, but their hearts are definitely in the right place. For instance, the team’s sorta-psychic, Psight, is less offended by a telepathic death threat from the scheming brunette, Dark Swan, than she is by the fact that their nemesis is wearing fur. Then there’s the fun fact that the whole Blonde Squad posed for a new PETA ad, proudly—if a bit nonsensically—proclaiming, “We’d Rather Be Blonde Than Wear Fur!”
You’ve got to love a comic that not only features a villain who disappears with a big “FABOOSH!”—and heroes who don’t quite grasp that “BS” means more than the group’s initials—but that can also manage to make a point about the cruelty of the fur industry (an ability shared by the bold heroines of Bluewater Comics). And even though I’m blonde (or blond), I think I got most of the jokes—as well as the point: You don’t need superpowers to be a hero who stands up for animals who are killed for their fur.
Written by Jeff Mackey