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EMPOWERED DELUXE VOL.1 cover colors by AdamWarren EMPOWERED DELUXE VOL.1 cover colors by AdamWarren
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 :iconguru-efx: . 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.
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NICO2dots1D Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sweet! I like the sparkle effect on her suit.
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fifthdimensional Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
After comparing this colored version, the inked version, and the pencil one, I think I like this version of Emp's mouth best. Although I dunno, the determined smile in the pencil version was really nice, too. I prefer the ones where she's smiling, like maybe the world isn't out to crush her soul.
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VLADSPARTA Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   Digital Artist
hey!! i love empowered, i read this long time ago, jejeje, and now i found this in deviantart, im so happy!!!
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Xenaphon1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
I don't know who she is, but I like the lass with the large metallic pillar on her head.

Must be awkward on the bus.
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adony Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Looks cool, but JUST WHAT IS the name of the chica with the towering Galactus-style helmet?
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jamthedane Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
And its preordered....just a shame you got NO clue about shipping cost from their site, that might be a nasty shock when it ships :(
Oh well, it cant be worse than the Stuart NG shipping cost, i dropped getting the sketchbook due to cost of that one :)
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Xenaphon1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
I ordered the sketchbook, queried the enormous postage cost
and was told they'd partially refund some of it. They did too.
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theurbanwerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
W00T! :w00t:
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Unidad26 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Looks awosom im just wondering if i can get this since im from mexio, so far i only see regulars volums 1-3 that i still havent get becuse they are out, but will love to have all the collection.
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GoldScarb Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Writer
I pre-ordered a while ago. I've been waiting and I'm getting ready to burst with excitement
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