Bad girl art
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|Bad girl art|
|This topic covers comics that fall under various genres.|
|Good girl art|
The first bad girl character was Lady Death, created by writer Brian Pulido and artist Steven Hughes in 1992. Later notable 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.
The founding artists of Image Comics were a large influence on the visual style of bad girls. Artists such as Michael Turner, Jim Balent and Mike Deodato continued the bad girl visual style during the mid to late 1990s.
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