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EMPOWERED cosplaying as MARY MARVEL by AdamWarren EMPOWERED cosplaying as MARY MARVEL by AdamWarren
Behold, a quick illo depicting Mary Marvel cosplay by Elissa Megan Powers, the lead character from Empowered, my "sexy superhero comedy" series published by Dark Horse Comics.

Here's the rough sketch for the (Sharpie-)inked piece, by the way:

And here's an earlier sketch, similarly depicting Emp's distaste for superheroine costumes with flouncy little skirts (featuring Supergirl's outfit, this time):

Anyhoo, the newest installment of Empowered, vol. 7, is now on sale at your Local Comics Retailer Store and/or conventional bookstore. More info here: [link]

Anyhoo, 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, the 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]
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closeharlan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
this is magnificent. very frank miller.
bound-nicole-babe78 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
I hope when the world isn't so busy you go back to doing a few of these cosplay pieces. There are so many possibilities like the new Supergirl outfit (which Emp would HATE) to maybe going down the Kim Possible route. She might actually like that one.
soluble-hermit Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure I know what influenced that trend in costumes. Just a guess, though.
Evil-Urd Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
The skirt doesn't even cover anything in the first place! XD THEY. JUST. DIDN'T. CARE... thank you Mr Warren for this, you made me smile :D
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I like it better than the horndog in a bikini treatment they gave Starfire.
adony Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I remember MM doing her fair amount of DiD, too.
LudHughes Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Definitely feeling a Frank Miller look about this!
It's nice seeing you break out markers instead of the usual graphite... ;-)
Marvsamune Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Artist
Luv the contrast!!!!
JolyonYates Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Inked with a Sharpie? Good gravy. Very impressed, as always.
Agent00Soul Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Isn't Mary's non-evil costume also equipped with a mini skirt?
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