The Woman in Red was created by Richard E. Hughes and George Mandel and made her first appearance in Thrilling Comics #2, published by Nedor Comics in March 1940.
In the comics, Peggy Allen is a police officer who becomes frustrated with the limitations of her job. She decides to take the law into her own hands and becomes the Woman in Red, a costumed vigilante who fights crime at night. The Woman in Red is notable as one of the first costumed female characters in comic books.
Nedor Comics, also known as Standard, Better, or Pines depending on the time period, was a major comic book publisher during the 1940s and 1950s. The Woman in Red was a recurring character in their Thrilling Comics series.
Peggy Allen had always been an outsider, but she was no stranger to the police department. Her father, a respected detective, would often bring her to the station as a child, where she became acquainted with the officers and their work. Tragedy struck when her father, hot on the heels of an important case, fell into a trap orchestrated by his duplicitous partner.
Peggy knew it was a trap because of her uncanny, almost supernatural ability to sense when someone was lying. She tried to warn her father, but he dismissed her concerns, believing he could trust his partner. Her father paid the ultimate price for his misplaced trust, and Peggy always blamed herself for not doing more to convince him.
The loss of her father and the desire to right the wrongs that led to his death fueled Peggy’s determination to follow in his footsteps. She embraced her unique gift and became a detective, vowing to use her extraordinary ability to sense deception in the pursuit of justice and to protect others from the devastating consequences of lies.
As an undercover operative at the police department in the city, her colleagues often regarded her with suspicion and distrust. But Peggy wasn’t deterred; her singular focus was on solving cases and ensuring no one else suffered the same fate as her father.
When she was assigned to a highly dangerous case involving the mafia’s use of drugs and human trafficking in the city’s most impoverished areas, Peggy knew she would be tested like never before. Going deep undercover for months, or even years, was a daunting prospect, but her determination to bring the criminals to justice was unwavering.
As she delved into the shadowy underworld, Peggy quickly realized the mafia’s operations were headed by a seemingly untouchable, superpowered kingpin. Undaunted by the challenge, she redoubled her efforts to unravel the case, using her unique talent for detecting lies at a superhuman level to gather crucial information and identify double agents.
The deeper Peggy went, the more perilous her situation became. She was followed, threatened, and attacked, always vigilant and never sure whom she could trust. But her unyielding spirit refused to let her back down. Peggy was determined to dismantle the criminal empire and put an end to the mafia’s reign of terror.
As she closed in on the truth, Peggy felt the net tightening around the mafia’s kingpin. She had collected enough evidence to take down the entire operation and bring the superpowered criminal to justice. But just as she prepared to make her final move, disaster struck.
Peggy was ambushed by a group of the mafia’s enforcers and captured. As they dragged her away, she knew that her fate hung in the balance. But even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, Peggy’s resolve remained unbroken. With her unparalleled ability to detect deception, she would find a way to escape, expose the kingpin, and serve justice.
The world would have to wait and see how The Woman in Red would rise to the challenge and change the course of history.
Lie Detection – Ability to sense lies and deception at a superhuman level.
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