Bad girl art
|Bad girl art|
|This topic covers comics that fall under various genres.|
|Good girl art|
The bad girl trend emerged in the early 1990s and lasted until the mid-90s. The first bad girl character was 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 attitudes, moral ambiguity, and lack of compunction about killing their enemies. Supernatural and occult themes were a part of their origin stories. Bad girls dressed in revealing costumes, possessed exaggerated physiques, and wielded occult powers.
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