Feb. 29, 2012 sees the release Empowered Deluxe Edition Vol. 1
, collecting the first three volumes of my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series in a big, bold, 712-page $59.99 hardcover printed on pretty, pretty paper and including 40-odd pages of bonus material. Mo' info here: [link]
Anyhoo, here's the full-color version of the book's character-heavy cover, as painstakingly rendered by ace color artist
. You can see the B&W inks for the illo here: [link]
As mentioned above, in addition to 650+ pages of earlier material (printed on much nicer paper, this time), the book features a bonus section comprising 40-odd pages of extra material, as flogged by "Metatextual Emp" here: [link]
That includes early developmental versions of what would later become Empowered
, unused story pages, con sketches, story notes, logo variations, assorted work stages (roughs, pencils, color guides) for the series' front and back cover illustrations, and so on.
Here's a wee 6-page preview of said bonus section: [link]
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]
Note, however, that the upcoming Empowered Deluxe Edition
will remain a "print-only" proposition.