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EMPOWERED: HELL BENT OR HEAVEN SENT one-shot cover by AdamWarren EMPOWERED: HELL BENT OR HEAVEN SENT one-shot cover by AdamWarren
Behold, the cover art for Empowered: Hell Bent or Heaven Sent, the upcoming one-shot installment of my "sexy superhero comedy" series! Huzzah!

Featuring artwork by Talented Guest Artist :iconryankinnaird: and a full 30 pages of bold and brassy story, this "floppy"-format comic is due out Dec. 19th from Dark Horse Comics. More info here: [link] Here's the solicitation copy:

This time around, the "sexy superhero comedy" ensues when costumed crimefighter Empowered makes an ill-fated visit to a top-secret dumping ground for ultra-tech "superdebris" and wrecked "villainware" left over from cape-on-cape battle. Can our heroine and her hapless teammate, cyborg-with-a-secret Mechanismo, possibly hope to survive when the junkyard begins nano-spawning an apocalyptic cheesecake plague of flirty but lethal "cyber-angels" and sensual but savage "devil mecha"?

Anyhoo, this December one-shot's available for pre-ordering at your Local Comics Store right now; I'll see if I can dig up its Diamond ordering info, if that would help out. Note that Empowered: Hell Bent or Heaven Sent will not be available in collected trade-paperback form for quite some time, if ever. If all goes well, and these Guest Artist one-shots sell decently enough, this issue will be included in a special collection of one-shots... but that won't be happening for several years at best, I'm afraid. So, yeah, pre-ordering this one-shot is a Big Frickin' Deal, as most comics stores aren't likely to stock very many copies (or any at all, in some cases) unless you specifically ask 'em to.

Admittedly, all I drew on this cover was Emp herself, with Ryan handling everything else. This was a riff of sorts on the cover art from the previous one-shot, Empowered: Ten Questions for the Maidman, in which I merely drew Emp and Emily Warren likewise did all the rest of the artistic heavy-lifting:



I did lay out the cover, though. Here are two of the cover roughs I worked up, the first of which was a bit of a flop:



In the interests of floggery, I might as well mention the current Emp product on the shelves:



This is Empowered Deluxe Edition Vol. 2, which collects volumes 4 through 6 of the series in a big, bold, brawny, 656-page $59.99 hardcover printed on pretty, pretty paper (and including a fair chunk of bonus material): [link]

This weighty new tome's already on the shelves of your Local Comics Retailer, and should be be available in conventional bookstores shortly. Alternatively, you can order it from Dark Horse's online retail site here (for 20% off): [link]

Note that Empowered Deluxe Edition Vol. 1, which collects volumes 1-3, as seen below:



...is already on sale at your Local Comics Retailer or bookstore, in theory at least, or can be ordered online from Dark Horse: [link] or Amazon: [link]

In closing, I must of course paste in the requisite general-purpose Emp-related floggery: Print copies of Empowered's first seven 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 these Empowered Deluxe Editions will remain a "print-only" proposition, alas.
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MADstarter Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
You and Mr. Kinnaird are two of the most TALENTED and GREATEST Anime artists I've come to respect and admire, Mr. Warren. :D Honestly, this artwork is just proof of what you two gentlemen can do about... well... ANY character you draw! :)

Looks to me like Empowered isn't very comfortable with being surrounded by cyber-angels and... devil-mecha? :? :O By the way, the cyber-angels look SOOOOO. DAAAAAAAARN. S-S-S-SEXYYYYY!!!!! ;)

Perhaps she sees them (the cyber-angels) as competition in the looks department and thinks they want to get rid of her? :XD: You know, as in cut her life's expectancy. :rofl: Personally... ME LOVE THE CYBER-ANGELS!!! :love: :blush: :heart: :love: :blush: :heart:
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fluidadapter Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
your work has inspired me to draw for quite a while, thanks
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ROMANEBLACK Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
love it
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StealthPreve Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Is Hell Bent or Heaven Sent going to be in digital form?
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adony Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Love it! Insta-fave!
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GatzTdaMax Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
I don't know... if you just *have* to have an apocalyptic nano plague, having plenty of cheesecake at the end doesn't seem like a bad idea. XD
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nathanscomicart Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Beautiful work. Great lines and wonderful color.:icongrin--plz:
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billmausart Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You guys make a great team! --cant wait for the book to come out:)
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Chaosticket Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I think I remember you and Ryan did swimsuit pinups for PSM magazine years back.
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Arkanrium Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
More Emp is always a good thing!
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