Behold, a sketch featuring characters from Empowered
, my "sexy superhero comedy" series published by Dark Horse Comics.
No, wait, excuse me... That should be "Empowered
, the New York Times best-selling graphic-novel series", as favorably mentioned in this brief article: [link]
(No doubt I should bring this to the attention of my local Barnes & Noble, which has never seen fit to stock the series...)
Anyhoo, per an Emp
reader's request, this sketch features Elissa Megan Powers, aka Empowered, as "Elissa in Wonderland," along with fellow characters Ocelotina, Thugboy and Sistah Spooky.* Here's the rough for the piece:
Anyhoo, the newest installment of Empowered
, vol. 7, is now on sale at your Local Comics Retailer Store and/or conventional bookstore, and is also available in digital form via the Dark Horse Digital Store [link]
and on Barnes & noble's Nook: [link]
More info here: [link]
Anyhoo, if you've read the book and care to weigh in on the experience, feel free to leave a comment here, in a SPOILER ALERT
And now, further floggery: Empowered
vol. 7 can be found at your Local Comics Retailer (or bookstore, possibly), or online at Dark Horse's retail website [link]
or on Amazon.com [link]
Say, here's Empowered
vol. 7's cover, without the logo:
And here's the book's back-cover copy:While costumed crimefighter Empowered makes a startling discovery regarding her unfortunate status as an all-too-frequent "damsel in distress," her hard-drinking best friend Ninjette confronts her own sordid past, violent present and frighteningly uncertain future as she fights a desperate, single-handed battle against a entire clan of supernaturally durable ninja warriors. Can our two hard-luck heroines also withstand the further perils posed by supervillainous minivans, dueling sets of "daddy issues," doomed-but-still-hot boyfriends, undead karaoke party-crashers, and even "spoiler alerts from hell itself" voiced by diabolically omniscient demonspawn?
In closing, I must of course paste in the requisite general-purpose Emp
-related floggery: Print copies of Empowered
's first six 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]*Given that Spooky has reached a bit of a rapprochement with Emp in current Empowered continuity, I probably should've depicted the implacably Emp-hostile Major Havoc as the Red Queen, instead...