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ELISSA (aka EMPOWERED) in WONDERLAND by AdamWarren ELISSA (aka EMPOWERED) in WONDERLAND by AdamWarren
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 zone: [link]

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...
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:iconmalphlink:
MalphLink Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simply adorable
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:iconsteelskeleton:
SteelSkeleton Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Ocelotina is best Cheshire Cat.
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:iconsaya-aria:
Saya-Aria Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Oh my Goth I love the lines.
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:iconangeleater:
angeleater Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I have to say seeing this piece if anybody's fit to be the tantrum throwing drama queen who always wants to have their way shouldnt it be Major Havoc not Spooky? :icontrollface:
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:iconsteriaca:
steriaca Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
*blik She looks good in a dress. Even if it is a bit goth.
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:iconsnapdragonparadise:
Snapdragonparadise Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Wonderful Empyland. Everybody's mad here.
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:icontakuthesamuraix:
TakuTheSamuraiX Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Excellent hat, Sir Thugboy!
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:iconacksed:
AckSed Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
"We're all mad here, yo."
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:icontwinsnake-coatl:
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
So is this like Miyuki's Wonderland, where everybody wants to get into her pants?
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:iconjosephdif:
JosephDiF Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Again another great piece. It's cool how you have a cast that you can continue to have fun with outside of the book.
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:icondark-kuno:
Dark-Kuno Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
please tell me this is a dream sequence side story/one shot coming in the future
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:iconthe-french-belphegor:
The-French-Belphegor Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thugboy looks spiffy in that top hat and tux! Great piece, the costumes are fantastic :)
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:iconshanejayell:
shanejayell Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! :D
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:iconmpz28:
mpz28 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
nicely done :)
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:iconbound-nicole-babe78:
bound-nicole-babe78 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
So cute...and she isn't complaining about her outfit for once :)

Hehe...you could have combined Major Havoc and Red Queen to make him Major Queen. No doubt Maidman might have an opinion on that.
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:iconmoxiee:
moxiee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've seen six copies of Emp at my local B&A at the most. Well i'll see them if i'm lucky.
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:icongeekhyena:
Geekhyena Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Ocelotina makes a great Cheshire Cat ^_^
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:iconmadamelace:
MadameLace Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry I think this may be breaking the awesome scale! I think I might explode if we had a Ninjette and Oyuki-chan as Tweedledum and Tweedledee! Really, this is great :)
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SlimeKingKtW Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just good artwork. ^_^
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Actually, I was over at my local B&N, and they had exactly two copies of Emp #7 on the shelf, but you usually have to go online to get it if you don't have a nice, friendly local comics store owner to get you a copy, like I do. Congratulations on the shout-out from the NYT.

Love Ocelotina as the Cheshire cat, and especially Sistah Spooky as the Mad Queen--off with her little bleach blonde head! Nice work.
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ComancheSamurai Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even better then the first ^^
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:iconaquiresville:
aquiresville Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
L-O-V-I-N-G This, quite nicely, thank you; Eli-Meg looks like so much Win, in her Alice-attire. I really admire how much fun you've been having with your characters, AW (and we are the Beneficiaries, natch.). Local Barnes & Noble, whadda buncha weenies! Orf wid dere 'eads!
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:iconwrightzero:
wrightzero Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Let's hope for our ever suffering heroine that this outfit is a tad more durable. Emp does look very fetching like this, well done as always.
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:iconjenmonica7:
jenmonica7 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
We need to see Ninjette with the vorpal blade! (Congratulations on the NY Times, btw.)
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:icontommerch:
tommerch Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on making The Big List!

Now you're Ahhht!

Or Commerce.

Or both!

Thos. Merchant
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gir633 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I was going to say the Maid Man would of made a nice queen too, but then I realized how that sounds.

I pre-ordered 7 back in April, and they still haven't shipped it yet, I'm going to check around local and see if I can find it, and cancel the order if they don't ship it in the next couple of days.
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gir633 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I see I forgot to say I ordered it from Amazon.
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:iconcodymau:
CodyMau Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice! Major Havok as the queen would have been funny, but Spooky does it well.

Why does Rivet tolerate Havok?
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:icondr-syn:
Dr-Syn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Awesome.
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psionicninja2000 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Hah, Spooky as the Queen of Hearts... win! =P
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:iconbaikobits:
BaikoBits Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How appropriate it is that Ninjette is playing the part of Cheshire Cat in this picture. :D
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:icondr-syn:
Dr-Syn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I think she's that catgirl.

Ninjette would better serve as the White Rabbit.
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:iconkaelstra:
kaelstra Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on making the Best Seller list! :D

My local Barnes and Noble never has it in stock either. /grump

Luckily, I found a friendly local comic book shop that does!

I would love to color this!
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:iconmutazoid:
mutazoid Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! How about a calendar of Emp cosplays!?!
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:iconkaelstra:
kaelstra Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LIKE THIS IDEA A LOT.
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:iconmutazoid:
mutazoid Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I like your gallery - welcome back to DA!!
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:iconjdmagee:
JDMagee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
dude, this is just awesome...
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:iconthe-necroneko:
The-NecroNeko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed what is up with Barns&Noble not stocking your books!? But I guess since they don't stock it, it allows me to help out my local comic shop by buying your books from them. =) They never have a problem selling your books.
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WaywardDemon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha awsome ^,^
nice busty cheshire cat and such a layed back allmost pimp hatter
truely a comendable feat
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:iconwhat-the-gaff:
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And here I was just playing American McGee's Alice: Madness Returns what I bought yesterday. Your sense of timing is uncanny.
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UberMan5000 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Pff, Thugboy is the Caterpillar if he's anybody.
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:icongraphicbrat:
GraphicBrat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional
That Tom Petty song is in my head now... [link]
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:icontaigan:
Taigan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I work at a B&N and we stock it. (Mostly because I order it, but still. ^^;)
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:iconzepeda:
Zepeda Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I know what you mean Adam, my local Baren's and Noble doesn't have it either. You have to order it from them on line only UGGGGH!
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:iconcheetoy:
Cheetoy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! Emp looks great as Alice. So tempted to beg you for Emp and Thug to Cosplay as Commander Keith and Princess Allura from Voltron.
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:iconhentaikid:
Hentaikid Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Congratulations on making the bestseller list!
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:iconblitzking:
blitzking Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
well, nice outfit
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:iconcresent34:
cresent34 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
"Off with her hair!"

I'm sure that's what's running through Spooky's mind right now.

Incidentally, I just received my order for Empowered Vol. 7, just now, and through Barnes & Noble, as well.
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:iconcaraphae:
Caraphae Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Does The Cheshire Ocelotina somehow vanish until there's nothing left of her but the naked?

I'm so happy for Emp that she finally gets to be in a rather nice dress.
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OuroborosI Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Until she grows and the smaller people can see up her panties... nothing is perfect
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