UPDATE: Feel free to use this journal as a comment thread for your thoughts and opinions on the new one-shot, okay? I'm always curious to hear what readers have to say about the work, and this is pretty much my only public forum other than Twitter [link]...
HUZZAH! The latest installment of my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series, the 32pp one-shot comic Empowered: Animal Style, is now on sale at your friendly Local Comics Retailer! More info here: [link]
And here are two interviews I just did, in a wan yet desperate attempt* to promote this all-new issue: [link] [link]
Alternatively, the comic can be ordered online from Dark Horse's retail website here: [link] Or, you can order the one-shot in digital form from Dark Horse Digital here: [link]
The main story in EMPOWERED: ANIMAL STYLE features tech-intensive line art by mecha maestro John Staton, aka deviantART's own , who drew all the heavy metal supervillains on this cover illo. supplied the story's fine coloring, and the ace studio Blambot handled the often-demanding task of lettering this sucker.
Say, here's the solicitation copy for the one-shot:
TERRORPIN! POWERPACHYDERM! BRASS MONKEY! CYBERIAN TIGER! SUPERCOBRA! MAUL BUNNY! Can struggling superheroine Empowered foil a mass carjacking by these animal-armored criminal mecha at the 21st annual Alternate Timeline Superhero Auto Show? Can one exceedingly flimsy "supersuit" overcome 14 hostile tons of heavy metal? This action-packed new Empowered one-shot says: "MAYBE!"
For the record, I'm also drew 5pp of B&W art to accompany the main story; plus, the issue features a 2-page preview of the next Empowered one-shot (a Ninjette-focused story), about which I'm pretty darn excited as well. I should further note that Guest Artist John Staton went way, way above and beyond the call of duty in his design work for the story, which I wrote specifically for his tech-savvy skill set. He cranked out a quite frankly insane total of 40-odd pages of designs for the one-shot's mecha and superhero vehicles, which I'll be straggling out over the weeks to come.
In closing, I must of course paste in the requisite general-purpose Emp-related floggery: Print copies of Empowered's first seven volumes (and a pair of one-shots in comics format) can be found on the shelves of your Local Comics Retailer or bookstore, or online at Dark Horse's retail website [link] or on Amazon.com [link] .
All the existing Empowered books can be purchased rather more cheaply in digital form as well, via the Dark Horse Digital store: [link]
*I'm frantically clawing my way through Empowered vol.8 pages right now, which has cut severely into the time I'd otherwise be spending on attempts to promote this one-shot...