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Lady Death is a fictional goddess appearing in American comic books published by Coffin Comics. Created by Brian Pulido, Lady Death first appeared in Evil Ernie #1 in December 1991. Lady Death then reappeared in the Evil Ernie: The Resurrection miniseries published by Pulido under his now defunct company Chaos! Comics in 1994. The character was also the subject of a full-length animated feature film released in July 2004 by ADV Films. Incarnations of the character have been illustrated by such comic book artists as Steven Hughes, Mike Deodato, Jr., Romano Molenaar and Ivan Reis. Brian Pulido has optioned publishing licenses through various independent companies such as Avatar Press. As of 2016, Lady Death was published by Pulido’s Coffin Comics, LLC. In addition, Lady Death has been depicted in artworks by a number of well-known fantasy artists such as Dorian Cleavenger, Gerald Brom, Boris Vallejo, Joe Jusko and Julie Bell.
Lady Death originated as a sexy and violent villain perceived as a hallucination by a boy named Ernest Fairchild. She promised to “love Ernie forever” in exchange for his loyalty and a vow to kill everyone on Earth. In the beginning, she had no purpose or personal story except to be the eye-candy for Evil Ernie’s comic book, drawn by Craig Caimi in 1998, and she was simply the evil, sadistic woman who would give Ernie the incentive to kill. As the story progressed, Lady Death detached herself from him, and began her own story. As her story progressed she went on to use her sexuality as a tool to get the things she wanted. Lady Death was originally published by Chaos Comics and remains one of the best examples of the bad girl titles that took the American comic book industry by storm during the late 1990s. The earliest issues of Lady Death were written by Brian Pulido and illustrated by Steven Hughes. Lady Death was originally conceived as a violent anti-hero, but subsequent iterations have toned down the more controversial aspects of the character.