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EMPOWERED 7's front + back covers by AdamWarren EMPOWERED 7's front + back covers by AdamWarren
Behold, the so-called "trade dress"—that is, the front cover, back cover and spine—from 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]

Both cover illos feature fine color work by :iconguru-efx: , who did a bang-up job rendering Emp and Ninjette on the front cover—and rendering Emp dressed as Ninjette on the back cover!

Anyhoo, speaking of Ninjette, I'm still soliciting any queries 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.

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 Amazon.com [link] .

Say, here's Empowered vol. 7's cover, without the logo:



And here's the book's back-cover copy, if you don't care to read it off the jpeg:

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]
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:iconbrooklynphoenix:
BrooklynPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got it yesterday. (Late Christmas present to myself.) Read it in one sitting. Great Great stuff. The benchmark of an awesome series = Great Stories. The benchmark of Great Stories = Great Characters. The benchmark of Great Characters = GNs like Empowered. (^_^)
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:iconbikerbloke:
Bikerbloke Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Just bought a copy of this to go with the other 6 I already have. It's a laugh out loud enjoyable read and by the time it arrives Christmas will be close, so I have my holidays well and truly booked up on the sofa.

Thanks for this latest publication from you, can't wait t get my hands on Empowered.. wait, that doesn't sound right... wait, yes it DOES!
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dishonor1981 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Empowered teaching us that ducttape is a supervillians greatest weapon.
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:iconrochadesigner:
rochadesigner Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
perfeitooooooooooooooooooo...
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:iconhbomb027:
hbomb027 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Just bought and read my digital copy! Awesome work, as usual!
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:iconlewdster:
Lewdster Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I gotta get my copy soon! I just love the sight of Emp in Ninjette's outfit :D
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:iconnothri:
nothri Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Mr. Warren, I have to hand it to you, you never cease to impress me with your artwork and storytelling. The scene in this comic that stands out most in my mind is the bath scene- we've groan to love the caged demonwolf for his beligerent over the top faux shakespearean rants, but we've never seen him "get serious" the way he does here. The calm, heartfelt way he talks to Jette was very powerful.....endearing and oddly chilling all at the same time. Thank you for a wonderful story. I look forward to your next volume.
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AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
The girls are super smexy and the artwork awesome not much to complain about really <3
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:iconcuongqtran:
cuongqtran Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I ever tell you, you were my hero?
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:iconmightybedbug:
MightyBedbug Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Adam, i just finished #7 and I must say that despite a profound emphasis on Ninjette, I found it quite compelling and found myself worrying for 'Jett's fate by the end. I especial liked the "heart to heart" between her and the Caged Demonwolf. I also found the format to be engrossing and I'm already looking forward to a second read! Keep knocking' em out of the park! Best, Scott
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:iconadony:
adony Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Emp does fill out that Ninja suit, don't she?
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:iconj3sonyce83:
J3soNyce83 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i just ate volume 7 up, WoweeWow wow, I loved every page, and the caged Demonwolf... Excellent
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:iconneuroticpsychie:
NeuroticPsychie Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
You better refrain from making her a lesbo - or I will smack you
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:icontakashid34:
takashid34 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
How are you still reading this comic if you are against lesbians? Did you sleep through the Spooky/Mindfuck plotline or something?
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:icontimkai:
TimKai Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yuuuus!

This is always a highlight of my year. An all-too-short highlight of my year.

Looking forward to this!
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:iconkaelstra:
kaelstra Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will it be available digitally May 30th as well?
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:icontommerch:
tommerch Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder if one of those "daddy issues" is standing mostly off-stage to the right (as we're looking at the page)?

Thos. Merchant
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:iconronin013:
RONIN013 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Lookin' great, sir!
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:iconpunchyninja:
punchyninja Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe how fast you are. at this rate you'll surpass Dave Sim in like a 4rth the time it took him to finish Cerebus, but with 10x more pages.
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:iconballoonprincess:
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart:OH YEAH!:heart::heart:
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:iconstonewrecker:
Stonewrecker Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Cant wait go get my copy!
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:iconsnukastyle:
Snukastyle Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I already have my copy and have read it. Another awesome volume, Mr. Warren! Already can't wait for the next one!
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:iconrudeboy308:
rudeboy308 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Gotta get my copy!
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:iconfreaknr1:
freaknr1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
This will be my birthdaygift to myself once all my exams are done.:D
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:iconelyandarin:
Elyandarin Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The last word in one sentence seems to be missing:
"an entire clan of supernaturally durable ninja."
Maybe change it to "ninjas"?
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:iconelyandarin:
Elyandarin Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh nevermind, the books will all be printed now anyway, right?
So used to commenting on webcomics...
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:iconsubarashiproductions:
Ninja is the plural for ninja.
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:iconatomic-king:
atomic-king Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
love the cover
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:icontorpedo585:
Torpedo585 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconkirkplz::iconsaysplz: "One...more...day...! The...sus...pense is...killing...me!" :laughing:

This kicks! :D
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:iconbuddha-cat:
Buddha-Cat Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My preorder is ready.

I cannot wait.
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:iconmartheus:
martheus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
So looking forward to this book!
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:iconmarvelninja:
Marvelninja Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Once we move into our new apartment in a couple weeks (and get our Internet up and running) I'm totally ordering this :w00t:! I can't wait to read it :excited:!!
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:iconllyzabeth:
Llyzabeth Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Love it love it love it can't wait to buy it!
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:iconalonzobartley:
alonzobartley Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Already pre-ordered from Barnes & Noble, my friend.
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:iconfinex666:
finex666 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i plan to buy this issue haha
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:iconkenjisartdump:
KenjisArtDump Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
The green vs. pink palette is kinda off-putting to me...
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Green/Pink are complimentary colors, you're probably not used to seeing it.
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:iconkenjisartdump:
KenjisArtDump Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Indeed, it's just a matter of my own perception.
(Also, not really: green and red are complimentary colours.)
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, Regular green is red, light green is complimentary with pink/magenta. :)
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circularlogic888 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is Vol 7 going to be available on eReader devices May 30th as well?
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Rampes-Vaikesh Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I.. dont even know if I like it or not... O.o
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