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EMPOWERED: HELLBENT OR HEAVENSENT page, done(-ish) by AdamWarren EMPOWERED: HELLBENT OR HEAVENSENT page, done(-ish) by AdamWarren
Behold, the final (though still unlettered) version of a page by Guest Artist Ryan Kinnaird from Hellbent or Heaven Sent, the latest installment of my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series Empowered. This "floppy"-format 32pp book is due out on Dec. 19th and can be pre-ordered right now from your Local Comics Retailer; its Diamond Previews ordering code is OCT120041, if that helps. Alternatively, you can pre-order the one-shot from Dark Horse's retail website here: [link]

Here's an earlier version of the page, with flatter colors and no lasers, speedlines, and other such FX:

Anyhoo, I thought it would be kinda neat to show Ryan's artwork in progress, as seen "before and after" with this previous page from Empowered: Hellbent or Heaven Sent :

As you might guess, Ryan's version of the robotic Superhomey "Mechanismo," here (the red guy) is a 3D model. Note how Ryan distorted the model's eyes in the last panel, to give an otherwise expressionless character a comically startled expression... I'm vaguely saddened to admit that I've never thought to use such an approach on mecha characters. Nice! Amusing side note, though: Ryan's 3D model of Mechanismo is much, much more complicated and detail-intensive than my original depiction of the character. For consistency's sake, when I drew a handful of B&W pages for the book, I had to base my rendition of Mechanismo off Ryan's new, modified design, as seen here:

...and lemme tell you, that was surprisingly challenging. "What is WITH all this g-d detail? Yeesh!"

So: I'm writing the entirety of Empowered: Hell Bent or Heaven Sent, plus drawing 7-odd B&W pages myself, as I just mentioned. Howeva, the majority of the one-shot's artwork—for a bold, brassy total of 30 story pages—will be drawn and rendered in luxurious full color by ~RyanKinnaird, as seen on the cover art here:

Here's Empowered: Hell Bent or Heaven Sent'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: Mysterious new powers for Emp's suit revealed! Fire-breathing jealousy and piercing blue eyes as more than just figures of speech! Adventures in cybererospace! Jet-propelled mecha body-boarding! Hot angel-on-ladycape action! The imminent threat of searing, fiery extinction looms nigh! All this, plus something very, very gross is none-too-subtly hinted at!

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

Again, this "floppy"-format installment of Empowered is due out Dec. 19th from Dark Horse Comics: [link] If you're an Emp fan, I respectfully urge you to let your Local Comics Retailer know that you want a copy, as the success or failure of this latest effort will affect whether or not other projects like this one ever see print.

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 [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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charly5750 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That ass got taged ;) lol
Roboworks Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is going to be fun! I've been catching up on Empowered! Lots of fun!
cuongqtran Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well Adam this is absolutely amazing. You was always 1 of my favorite artist.
ChargedGraphite Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice work, as always.

Never fails to impress.
Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
you would think evil, cybernetic spawning angels would be nicer man.
adony Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
She actually took a laser in the booty? That'll do WOOONDERS for her self esteem! ( Such a large target and all...)
wildpegasus13 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Man, Ryan is such an amazing talent! Look at that coloring! That robot dude looks so real!
kaze26 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
KGaring Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Artist
This page is a real stunner!
ClawOfTheFallen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Booty laser block! Never fails!
Jsocbl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
she can stop energy bolts with her hips. I HAD A FEELING BUT NOW I HAVE CONFIRMATION
RandyGreen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hot-Diggity! That is cool!
ferah11 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Damn!! This is killer!!
mpz28 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
very nice, well worth the look :)
UJz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Your amazing artwork has been featured at [link] :D
Hope you like it :)
Germille Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you deal with being so fucking sexy?
0becomingX Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i'm confused, what are the limitations of the super suit? if she gets in in the butt and the suit breaks in that area, does that mean she's no longer protected in that area anymore? So if she were to get hit again in the same area would it hurt her?
gerzel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Empowered in all its forms, welll except perhaps the larger compiled volumes, has been on my box list since the second book.
ItsRamos Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like the robot has, in the last panel, come to the realization that the woman on his back is slowly getting more and more naked.
Rasheedzee Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow, she blocked with her butt!!
JosephDiF Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The Booty Block!
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
She is blocking hits "literally" with her ass XD, amazing page :D
Knotfever Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Wonderful! I'm becoming an Empowered fan! Where can I order the mag or digital mags?
Knotfever Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Ah, I just saw the link. Nevermind!:)
jhohcable Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A beam absorbing ass. ^_^
Hentaikid Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Ah, there's the tears in the suit we've come to expect. I was getting worried!
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