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The Woman in Red
The Woman in Red

Real Name

Peggy Allen

First Appearance

Thrilling Comics #2 (Mar 1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Richard E. Hughes & George Mandel

Golden Age Origin[]

Frustrated by the limitations of her job, policewoman Peggy Allen creates a secret identity. As the Woman In Red, she wears a red floor-length coat, a hood, and a mask. Her detective and firearm skills help the Woman in Red accomplish her crime-fighting goals without the restrictions imposed on everyday police officers. During her vigilante career, the Woman in Red battled villains such as the Black Death and Voa.

The Woman in Red in action!


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    The Woman In Red was identified by comics historian Trina Robbins as the first masked female crime fighter.
  • The Woman in Red was ranked as #1 in the HuffPo's list of the 10 Most Bada** Comic Book Heroines.