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A page from EMPOWERED: HELL BENT OR HEAVEN SENT by AdamWarren A page from EMPOWERED: HELL BENT OR HEAVEN SENT by AdamWarren
Behold, one of the (rather talky) B&W pages I drew for Empowered: Hell Bent or Heaven Sent, the upcoming one-shot installment of my "sexy superhero comedy" series! In fact, this page is a bit of a spoiler for the section of the book I wound up drawing, but since this page has already appeared online (for the book's solicitation), I figured I'd post it here regardless.

I hasten to clarify that Talented Guest Artist :iconryankinnaird: handles the bulk of the Hell Bent or Heaven Sent's lusciously full-color artwork, adding up to a full 30 pages(!) of bold and brassy story. Here's the book's cover, featuring Ryan's art:



This "floppy"-format installment of Empowered is due out Dec. 19th from Dark Horse Comics: [link] Here's the book's scintillating solicitation copy:

This time around, the "sexy superhero comedy" ensues when costumed crimefighter Empowered makes an ill-fated visit to a top-secret dumping ground for ultra-tech "superdebris" and wrecked "villainware" left over from cape-on-cape battle. Can our heroine and her hapless teammate, cyborg-with-a-secret Mechanismo, possibly hope to survive when the junkyard begins nano-spawning an apocalyptic cheesecake plague of flirty but lethal "cyber-angels" and sensual but savage "devil mecha"?

But wait, here's even more text that I wasn't able to fit in the solicitation copy:

Hell Bent or Heaven Sent also includes: Literally superhot genderswapping! Fire-breathing jealousy and piercing blue eyes as more than just figures of speech! Jet-propelled mecha body-boarding! Grotesque mastication by 100-foot-tall giants! Hot angel-on-ladycape action! Desperate navigation of a hellishly unhelpful help menu! Emp suffers the agony of high heels! The imminent threat of searing, fiery extinction looms nigh! All this, plus something very, very gross is none-too-subtly hinted at!

Anyhoo, this December one-shot's available for pre-ordering at your Local Comics Store right now; I'll see if I can dig up its Diamond ordering info, if that would help out. Note that Empowered: Hell Bent or Heaven Sent will not be available in collected trade-paperback form for quite some time, if ever. If all goes well, and these Guest Artist one-shots sell decently enough, this issue will be included in a special collection of one-shots... but that won't be happening for several years at best, I'm afraid. So, yeah, pre-ordering this one-shot is a Big Frickin' Deal, as most comics stores aren't likely to stock very many copies (or any at all, in some cases) unless you specifically ask 'em to.

In the interests of floggery, I might as well mention the current Emp product on the shelves:



This is Empowered Deluxe Edition Vol. 2, which collects volumes 4 through 6 of the series in a big, bold, brawny, 656-page $59.99 hardcover printed on pretty, pretty paper (and including a fair chunk of bonus material): [link]

This weighty new tome's already on the shelves of your Local Comics Retailer, and should be be available in conventional bookstores shortly. Alternatively, you can order it from Dark Horse's online retail site here (for 20% off): [link]

Note that Empowered Deluxe Edition Vol. 1, which collects volumes 1-3, as seen below:



...is already on sale at your Local Comics Retailer or bookstore, in theory at least, or can be ordered online from Dark Horse: [link] or Amazon: [link]

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] Note, however, that these Empowered Deluxe Editions will remain a "print-only" proposition, alas.
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:iconacksed:
AckSed Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Another hapless super? HMMMM.
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:iconadony:
adony Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Now THAT'S how to use powered armor!
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:iconjameslink:
jameslink Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's not a bad idea.
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:iconarkanrium:
Arkanrium Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Never saw that P.P.P. of cyber heros that's great!
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:iconbaikobits:
BaikoBits Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will never look at cybernetically enhanced superheroes the same way again. :P
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:iconmpz28:
mpz28 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
nicely done :)
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:iconpsiflash:
PsiFlash Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Is SS psyching Emp and giving her insecurity once again?
Or is she basically that insecure herself and actually (gasp) revealing that to her 'hated'/envied anthitesis?

SHUCKS. I guess I will have to buy the issue to find out.
Well met, Mr. Warren, well met.
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:icontwinsnake-coatl:
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
So...just like any other male?
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:iconscythewielder13:
Scythewielder13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
so is the "floppy" version only gettable by preorder and after itll just be digital or in that one shat compilation book?
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:icong3m1n1:
g3m1n1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh, spooky. there's SO much wrong with you.
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:iconjsocbl:
Jsocbl Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
welp I know what kind of superhero I would want to be now
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:iconbound-nicole-babe78:
bound-nicole-babe78 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
:)
I saw on Amazon that this would be coming out. Can't wait till December.
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:icondaveoozwizard:
DaveoOzWizard Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Hahahaha.....

Love your empowered stuff....
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:iconlightning-powered:
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol she wishes they did
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:iconjohncarcosa:
JohnCarcosa Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Sounds to me like SS is writing her own an fiction.
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:iconjohncarcosa:
JohnCarcosa Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
FAN fiction I meant to say.
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:iconscruffyronin:
scruffyronin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sexyfile, good one!
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:iconbensaret:
Bensaret Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Woohoo! New Empowered, new Hobbit movie, and Xmas all within a couple weeks of each other. Score!
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:iconkaelstra:
kaelstra Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, Sistah Spooky actually confiding something to Emp and not terrorizing her? :'D Oh my gosh! I wonder if we are seeing some of the first steps of SS and Emp becoming actual friends at some point?
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:iconniekitty:
niekitty Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
*falls down giggling*
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:iconorgazmo1:
Orgazmo1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Please let us know when it's out, because Amazon doesn't have it available for pre-order. I don't go into comic shops. ugh......
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:iconkaelstra:
kaelstra Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think he mentions in another post that the release date is December 12th.
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:iconorgazmo1:
Orgazmo1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Thanks, but I still need to be reminded..............dementia, coupled with a complete lack of initiative to remember anything except to breath, which is thankfully dealt with by my autonomic nervous system.
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:iconunidad26:
Unidad26 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
This guys are my favorites now lol.
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:iconpsionicninja2000:
psionicninja2000 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Well, looks like things are somewhat back to normal between Spooks and Emp... sort of.
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:iconuberman5000:
UberMan5000 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Scanning hot superheroines to generate a high-resolution 3D file of their shapely badonk-a-donks seems like a pretty useful function for an android to have. The question is... useful for who? :greetings:
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:iconreiko-foxx:
Reiko-Foxx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Why, useful for the guydroid, of course! And his cyberbuddies! And THEIR cyberbuddies! And ultimately, all sorts of cybererotica sites the initial android who did the scanning may not have even heard of... <.<;;
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:iconcookiefiedbeckish:
CookiefiedBeckish Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I.. I don't know if I can get used to Spooky and Emp having a normal conversation.. O_O;;
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:iconfinex666:
finex666 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
their making friends fast haha
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:iconreiko-foxx:
Reiko-Foxx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
And to think, all it took to get them on friendly terms was a couple of (traumatic) incidents involving Willy Pete and DEATHMONGER! ^-^;;

Granted, Major Havok is now more of a jerk than ever...
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:iconfinex666:
finex666 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ha-ha indeed, but i also sense a lesbian connection from them. from volume 1 kinda hints it. but ya finally friends.

Major Havok has always been ass
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:iconreiko-foxx:
Reiko-Foxx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Yes, but he was more of a general ass prior to the Capies, when Emp implicated the now MIA dWARF as the main villain (without any proof, since manny took dWARF, and has yet to return him). After that, he actively hated Emp rather than simply not respecting her. And then he got even worse after the disasterous Willy Pete mission...

Although, given Major Havok's demonstrated duribility, and Willy Petes disturbing proclivities, Major Havok should cut himself lucky to have been blown clear of the battle with Willy Pete, or he's have at least one more traumatic experience to associate with the failed ambush... <.<;;
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:iconfinex666:
finex666 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
heh true, very true
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:icondnlnamek01:
DNLnamek01 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
This must be taking place after something happened between her and Spooky, since I'm still only on the fifth book and haven't finished it yet.
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:iconmagniphile:
Magniphile Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Huh. Spooky and Emp seem to be on much friendlier terms now. Cool!
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:iconxlrp:
XLRP Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Just one of the many reason I love this comic. :D keep on doing what you do.
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:iconmangafreakjesus101:
MangaFreakJesus101 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
i would like to purchase such equipment....
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:iconturbov21:
turbov21 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Talk to the TSA.
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:icongodeyes:
godeyes Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL darned airport scanners
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:iconmangafreakjesus101:
MangaFreakJesus101 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
then i shall
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:iconrudeboy308:
rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
We have seen the future, and it is good, no matter what Emp and Spooky may think. Thanks for the sneak peek, but I was already sold when you first mentioned the one-shot.
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:iconzetsumeimaru:
Zetsumeimaru Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
This so... wrong, but oh so funny!
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:iconmichealdark:
michealdark Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I had not yet gotten the latest book yet, but it looks like Spooky's feeling a little better now? And willing to talk to Emp and not try to kill her?
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:iconshanejayell:
shanejayell Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
They're... well, not buds but are getting along better as of book 7.
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:iconmichealdark:
michealdark Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Good. I was worried for Spooky after the end of Book 6. She got mindraped big, and I was worried that she was going to hurt herself as a result. I like seeing her more humanized now, to understand her now, but with that comes a deeper caring for the character too.
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