Bad girl art
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|Bad girl art|
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The bad girl genre emerged in the early 1990s and lasted through to the mid-90s, with the first bad girl being Lady Death, created by writer Brian Pulido and artist Steven Hughes in 1992. Later prominent bad girls include Razor, created by writer Everett Hartsoe in 1992; Shi, created by writer-artist Billy Tucci in 1993; Angela, created by Neil Gaiman in 1993; Witchblade, created by Michael Turner in 1995; and Rob Leifeld's Glory and Avengelyne.
What separated bad girls from good girls was their attitude and moral ambiguity. They also had no compunction about killing their enemies. Supernatural and occult themes, such as demons, fallen angels and vampires, were part of their origin stories. Bad girls dressed in revealing costumes, possessed exaggerated physiques, and wielded occult powers.
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