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EMPOWERED cosplaying as MAI SHIRANUI by AdamWarren EMPOWERED cosplaying as MAI SHIRANUI by AdamWarren
Behold, a sketch of Emp (heroine of my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series Empowered, published by Dark Horse Comics) cosplaying as the immortal Mai Shiranui from the Fatal Furygame/anime/manga/etc. franchise. As is common in these cosplay sketches, Emp has misgivings about other heroines' choice of costumes*, as previously seen here:




So, the newest installment of Empowered, vol. 7, is now on sale at your Local Comics Retailer Store and/or conventional bookstore, and is also available in digital form via the Dark Horse Digital Store [link] and on Barnes & noble's Nook: [link]
More info here: [link]



If you've read the book and care to weigh in on the experience, feel free to leave a comment here, in a SPOILER ALERT zone: [link]

And now, further floggery: Empowered vol. 7 can be found at your Local Comics Retailer (or bookstore, possibly), or online at Dark Horse's retail website [link] or on Amazon.com [link] .

Say, here's Empowered vol. 7's cover, without the logo:



And here's the book's back-cover copy:

While costumed crimefighter Empowered makes a startling discovery regarding her unfortunate status as an all-too-frequent "damsel in distress," her hard-drinking best friend Ninjette confronts her own sordid past, violent present and frighteningly uncertain future as she fights a desperate, single-handed battle against a entire clan of supernaturally durable ninja warriors. Can our two hard-luck heroines also withstand the further perils posed by supervillainous minivans, dueling sets of "daddy issues," doomed-but-still-hot boyfriends, undead karaoke party-crashers, and even "spoiler alerts from hell itself" voiced by diabolically omniscient demonspawn?

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: Lurking at the left in this illo is Emp's own "supersuit", which may well be concerned by Emp's alternate choice of costumes...
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:iconmadpredator:
Madpredator Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
And andy?
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:icondrronin-93:
drRONIN-93 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
But I like Mai's costume...
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:iconbadflounder1:
BadFlounder1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love everything about this comic. stumbled upon it in a BAM! and it's be akward love ever since
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:iconevil-urd:
Evil-Urd Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
EMP seems to haven't discovered te wonders of fashion tape :D
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:iconbigmansini:
BigMansini Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh so true. My sympathies, and my LOVE >83
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:iconrhythm-wily:
Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Before you throw the punch you'd spill out.
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:iconmetalformer:
metalformer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Emp! Can't seem to have any decent suit to wear to fight crime in!
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:iconmpz28:
mpz28 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
nice ;)
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:icontommerch:
tommerch Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey - maybe you should have her cosplay Major General Armstrong from "Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood"! No body-issue issues with that one!

Thos. Merchant
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:iconadony:
adony Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
NICE!
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:iconrufus3698:
Rufus3698 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Wendy Pini was asked what kept up the arm bands on her elves - her answer - artistic license. But if you're in need of a more "realistic" technique, spirit gum would work.
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:iconinkthinker:
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
double-sided tape solveth a multitude of costume concerns.
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:icontwinsnake-coatl:
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Oh you want an outfit that would mortify Emp? Try Cammy's.
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:iconverbasan:
Verbasan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
freaking EPIC!!!!
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:iconfan01:
Fan01 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Emp as Mai Shiranui would make me go out and buy the other 5 volumes I don't own. Adam thank you for giving your fans what we want:D
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:iconlightning-powered:
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
There's a ninja skill for everything.... including wearing a costume like this!
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:iconkiske-otoko:
kiske-otoko Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
nice *-*
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:iconrudeboy308:
rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Looks like Emp just found out the secret behind Mai Shiranui's whopping popularity. Besides threatening to open up her front porch in front of all of creation, there's the matter of the small bit of cloth that hardly serves to cover up her spacious backyard. Not only does Emp look great as Mai, she's also funny as hell (esp. the fear take). Excellent piece.
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:iconinsolentwhelp:
InsolentWhelp Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Double-sided pasties. I'm just saying.
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:iconyusakujon3:
YusakuJon3 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Heh.  Knowing what happened to her when she cross-dressed with Ninjette in her own comic, I wouldn't even think of betting on it...
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:iconjdmagee:
JDMagee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
she should test that theory.... :squee:

actually i really like how she's drawn here. she appears, soft.... dunno how to explain that. lol
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AnimeCitizen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ass! Tities! Ass! Tities! Ass! Tities! Ass! Tities! Ass! Tities! Ass! Tities! Ass! Tities! Ass! Tities! Ass! Tities! Ass! Tities! Ass! Tities!
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Tekkaman-James Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Uh oh! Looks like Emp's supersuit is getting a little jealous of all of these costumes that Emp has been trying on as of late. Emp better be careful before her supersuit starts misbehaving as a way of getting back at her!
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Topologist Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Because the supersuit's open mouth looks like a dopey grin here, I thought it was ogling her, which raises the disturbing question of whether it gets a tactile kick out of being worn by her. Does this throw new light on the "no clothing under the supersuit" restriction?
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MasterghostUnlimited Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very awesome
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:iconslimekingktw:
SlimeKingKtW Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Queen of Damsels in Distress meets Queen of Fighters. I love it!

Though, Emp is growing so fast as a non-DiD.
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:iconmako85:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hardly think Emp is HALF the slut that Mai is :<
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:iconlag-roil:
lag-roil Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I Wish Mai were a slut. She'd be perfect for it.
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:iconkaelstra:
kaelstra Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Boyoingg is probably the best imagined sound effect ever, btw.
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:iconneonbancor:
NEONBANCOR Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Awesome.........but it could be worse, she could be in Oola's net costume. Just saying
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:iconlag-roil:
lag-roil Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
...Or Yoko's (Gurren Lagann) outfit.
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:iconmadg3ni0us:
MADG3ni0us Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's how mai wins her fights your to distracted by boobs to actually fight properly lol.
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:iconravenhull:
Ravenhull Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
The suit in the background was a nice touch. lol
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:iconevil-urd:
Evil-Urd Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
While I think her auroleas (as a minimum) would be showing right know even if she didn't move, there is nothign that can convince Mai uses double sided tape XD NOTHING. XP
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CodyMau Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm enjoying all of these side pictures of cosplay for the characters. Very fun! I wonder if there's anyone the Caged Demonwolf can do?
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axouel2009 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
are you going to do kasumi?
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:iconfinex666:
finex666 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
lol
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:iconunidad26:
Unidad26 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I know is part of the trik t oumm distract your oponent with a revealing outfit but still is to much, probably may wears it thiger.
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:iconcrashlegend25:
CrashLegend25 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artist
LMAO...oh my god.
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:iconblackeyedboy:
BLACKEYEDBOY Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artist
nothing like a cute girl to brighten your day. great job
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:iconmhunt:
mhunt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
not the only Ninja Girl that has that trouble.. I'm sure Ninjette (The ninja from Jersey Shore) can explain another secret ninja technique to deal with this..

:lol:
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:iconbolillo318:
Bolillo318 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Sir your latest drawings have been awesome,each one better than the last. i hope you'll collect this into another sketchbook.

P.S. Any plan for coming to a con in the Chicago area?
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:iconcmatt-gray:
CMatt-Gray Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I like that "boyoingg" plan.
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:iconvanillagui:
vanillaGui Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh snap, Mai cosplay *o*
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:iconantareschan:
antareschan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Emp has no nipples, right?
Well, Mai probably doesn't have them either so I guess it's accurate. XD
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:lol:
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:iconmangafreakjesus101:
MangaFreakJesus101 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
:iconlolowlplz:
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:iconmkbuster:
MKbuster Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
| D''''''
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DaveoOzWizard Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Love it...Empowered is one of the few things that always gets a smile....or other emotional response.
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