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EMPOWERED: HELLBENT OR HEAVENSENT PAGE, final by AdamWarren EMPOWERED: HELLBENT OR HEAVENSENT PAGE, final by AdamWarren
Behold, the almost-final version of a Ryan Kinnaird-rendered page from Empowered: Hell Bent or Heaven Sent, the upcoming (Dec.19th) one-shot installment of my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series! (The final, printed version will be relettered for your reading pleasure, folks.)
Yeahp, the artwork's by Talented Guest Artist :iconryankinnaird:, who's handling the bulk of Hell Bent or Heaven Sent's artistic heavy lifting. Along with some B&W pages drawn by me, that adds up to a full 30 pages of bold and brassy story. Huzzah!

Here's the earlier, "in-progress" version of the page, featuring strangely appealing flat colors, instead of the finished page's luxuriously rendered tones:



And here's the book's cover, featuring more of Ryan's art:



And here's one of the issue's B&W pages, as drawn by me:



I also did "thumbnail" roughs for Ryan's pages, such as this one:



Again, this "floppy"-format installment of Empowered is due out Dec. 19th from Dark Horse Comics: [link] Here's the book's scintillating 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"?

But wait, here's even more text that I wasn't able to fit in the solicitation copy:

Hell Bent or Heaven Sent also includes: Literally superhot genderswapping! Fire-breathing jealousy and piercing blue eyes as more than just figures of speech! Jet-propelled mecha body-boarding! Grotesque mastication by 100-foot-tall giants! Hot angel-on-ladycape action! Desperate navigation of a hellishly unhelpful help menu! Emp suffers the agony of high heels! The imminent threat of searing, fiery extinction looms nigh! All this, plus something very, very gross is none-too-subtly hinted at!

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.

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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:iconsquarenuts:
squarenuts Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Can we get Howard Stern to do the voice of the robot guy if this get animated? 
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:iconmadpredator:
Madpredator Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
And now, a bearhug!!
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:iconsaloniko:
saloniko Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
cute
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:icongoldenlion02:
goldenlion02 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
you have found a new fan. or i found a new artist i like. either way works. now more coffee.....
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:iconkleinerkiller:
KleinerKiller Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
0_0 *dies of nosebleed*
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:iconcharly5750:
charly5750 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... O.O
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:iconmcherry1:
mcherry1 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
The full color treatment looks great, it should continue.

You could also go the George Luca$ route and re-release the previous episodes in THX megacolor. I think fans of the series would buy them as well - cha-ching!
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:iconcamichicamagica:
Camichicamagica Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
sexyyyyyyyy timeeeeeee
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:iconsomercet:
somercet Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
"Hey, now."
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:iconninjaboy240:
ninjaboy240 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
SEXY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrecon36:
REcon36 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ho cool
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:iconganalef:
Ganalef Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is interesting, because I think the suit also enhances sexual feelings. Perhaps the suit is hopelessly heterosexual. Or, perhaps the kiss was an attack.
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:iconnorthwarden:
Northwarden Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Very nice! Always interesting to see somebody else's interpretations of another author/writer's characters. :D

BVV
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:icondanielriggle:
DanielRiggle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Sweet.
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:iconfeist:
Feist Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Oh crap, I gotta email my comic shop about this.
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:iconmichealdark:
michealdark Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
LOL, wow! Like UberMan said, it's like anti-Twilight. I think the suit looks a little dark myself (a little too much black, a little too little blue), but that's about the only complaint!
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:iconohnhai:
Ohnhai Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice colour, but (sorry) I really prefer Adam's line art...
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:iconbro-harl:
Bro-Harl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
:iconawwwplz:
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:icondudeduderson:
dudeduderson Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Okay, I screwed up last time I did this, but this time, I've been more thorough in doing my homework. Capitan Rivet appears to be missing an "I" in his name in the first panel. Of course, that might not be the good Capitan (he's not mentioned in the teaser.) Anyway, whether it's a mistake or an intriguing hint at the contents of the book, I am anxiously awaiting December 19th.
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:iconadamwarren:
AdamWarren Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nope, that's a straight-up mistake! Thanks for the catch!
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:iconmpz28:
mpz28 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
cool comic :)
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:iconblackbewhite2k7:
BlackBeWhite2k7 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
:iconbisonyesplz:
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is relevant to my interests.
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:iconsonicwe23:
sonicwe23 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
hot and sexy now that's cool
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:iconhentaineko:
HentaiNeko Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jojojo this is so amazing!
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:iconbound-nicole-babe78:
bound-nicole-babe78 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Hmmm..that kiss lasted a little longer than it should have.
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:iconmutazoid:
mutazoid Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am sorely lacking in "Sexy Time"!......um sorry ....TMI!!
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:iconterrencegraham:
TerrenceGraham Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
shes so cute im gonna diee!!!
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:iconunidad26:
Unidad26 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
god deamn it is excpencive near my place is a comci store with the regular numbers but i whana save up and buy the hard cover ones i will ask if the ży have in thsi week if not i ahve the links now to order them, al lgood things are excpencive some times but men your a crazy dud with such an amazing story and Dark Horse is one of my favorit publishers.
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:iconxython:
Xython Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
L and a bomb icon.... Lust Bomb?
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:iconxython:
Xython Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Ah wait, Heart, not L! Hmm!
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:iconjamthedane:
jamthedane Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Looks good. Already told my comic shop to preorder one ;).
And help that the guy I usually talk to there is an Empowered fan himself, so I can be sure they get it. On Empowered 6, they had ordered too few home, so I managed to get the copy he put away for himself, and he had to order more :)
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:icondave-acosta:
Dave-Acosta Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, that is some beautiful coloring.
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:iconxpresslifetifa:
XpresslifeTifa Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Yay sexy time!
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:iconrianq:
Rianq Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's trying to protect her from cooties!
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:iconhentaikid:
Hentaikid Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Interesting, so the suit is supposed to be whole in the finished art too.
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:iconuberman5000:
UberMan5000 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Her suit sparkles to protect her from unwanted sexual advances?

Is this like the anti-Twilight or something?
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:iconohthehumanityplz:
Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD:
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:iconkirbuu:
kirbuu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
The painted on skin tight easily torn suit will have to do a lot more then sparkle to protect her from unwanted sexual advances.
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:iconuberman5000:
UberMan5000 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Being painted-on tight and easily torn certainly won't do it any favours in that department. :roll:
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:iconmirkand89:
MirkAnd89 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
absolutely AMAZING! great colors!
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:iconskytower:
Skytower Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I like Emp in color.
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