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EMPOWERED 7's arm-wrestling Ninjette and Emp by AdamWarren EMPOWERED 7's arm-wrestling Ninjette and Emp by AdamWarren
Behold, two pages (pp. 174-175, to be precise) from the upcoming Empowered vol. 7, the latest installment of my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series published by Dark Horse Comics. The book's slated to hit the shelves of your Local Comics Store on May 30th, and arrive in conventional bookstores some time after that. More info here: [link]

Anyhoo, this seemingly innocuous scene of superstrong Empowered and non-superstrong Ninjette arm-wrestling winds up being surprisingly important, believe it or not, once Ninjette's point is made clear in the pages that follow.

Anyhoo, speaking of Ninjette, I'm soliciting any questions you might have for her, some of which will be answered in an upcoming Empowered short story next week. You can leave a Ninjette query in the comments here: [link] ...or ask it via Twitter, using the hashtag #Ask Ninjette.

RANDOM ART-POST QUESTION: Whaddaya think about the "two-page spread" format I used for these two pages? Does that make you more (or less) likely to click on the image, as opposed to posting each page as a separate Deviation? Just curious, as getting people to look at B&W comic pages at all is quite the challenge; on deviantART, color illustrations rule and B&W comics pages drool, in terms of pageviews. (Can't complain about this too much, though. I'm as intensely committed to the ol' B&W as any artist on dA, yet I'm still more likely to click on a color thumbnail than a B&W one. Shiny!)

And now, the floggery: Next week, 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 [link] .

Say, here's Empowered vol. 7's cover:

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 [link] . All the existing Empowered books can be purchased rather more cheaply in digital form as well, via the Dark Horse Digital store: [link]
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Somebodylost Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think the black is more okay, but it'll match more with the other black panels if said panels are THAT black... y'know?
Xirialar Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
<3 Buy ALL the books
Dark-Kuno Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
is it 5/30 yet?
is it 5/30 yet?
is it 5/30 yet?
Is it 5/30 yet?
HobbsEnd Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
First off, awesome work as always, and thank you for posting! Secondly, I like the two page spread honestly, I'm far more curious to click and see when you post this way.
arisutan Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ikuzo! i love that she uses japanese in her speech now. it's so awesome!
zmorphcom Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD I love your work. ;p
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I want :eager:
Dualmask Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It all depends for me. I actually prefer your work in black and white for some reason...the color covers are always a bit off-putting for me by comparison. I guess because they're comparatively rare. I like work that embraces simplicity in some way, whether it be done with black and white or with minimal detail, something that says "I don't need to use every single tool in the toolbox to get what I want".

And of course, whether color or black and white, beautiful female characters get me every time.
emfinnfz Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Re: Page Layout, More likely for me, though in the case of Emp, I tend to click anyway.

*Adds "Skrchh" and "Scrchh" to list of SFX now considered unhealthily sexy*
theIronArtist Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
to your question I dunno if its just me it just makes it more easy to read. And I really love your art style It makes it easy to see the details as well. Whenever I am looking for insperation
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