Though I really enjoyed the Netflix ‘Jessica Jones’ series, I was very upset by one creative decision: The casting of a blonde Rachel Taylor as famously red-haired Patsy Walker, known to some as the happy-go-lucky Hellcat.  When I was a young’n, Hellcat was my one of my fave-raves, cementing my admiration of red-haired ladies who are also able to swing on a steel whip-line across the skies of New York City.  Sometime later, I became aware of the existence of Dark Phoenix, but then, every teenager has their dalliance with darkness, leading to today’s recessively chromosomal query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would also make a strong case for Starfox, but doesn’t have the energy to try to counter the Innernets’ snark, asking: Who is your favorite redhead in all of fiction?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Feel free to completely judge me for this one.. But one of the biggest crushes of my youth was Misty from the original run of Pokemon. Maybe that’s the i tend to date bossy people that aren’t afraid to smack me on the head when I’m being dumb

  2. You nailed it Matthew with Patsy. I too was disappointed with the choice in Jessica Jones even though the actress was great. I’m hoping that if they decide to turn her into Hellcat they’ll go with a wig of some sort ala Batwoman.

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