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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 [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 [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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drRONIN-93 Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
But I like Mai's costume...
BadFlounder1 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
EMP seems to haven't discovered te wonders of fashion tape :D
BigMansini Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh so true. My sympathies, and my LOVE >83
Before you throw the punch you'd spill out.
metalformer Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Emp! Can't seem to have any decent suit to wear to fight crime in!
tommerch 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
adony Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
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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