Behold, a Sharpie-drawn illo of Emp, the eponymous heroine of my "sexy superhero comedy" series Empowered
, cosplaying—or "crossplaying", if you will—as Marvel's Emma Frost (aka "the White Queen"). Originally, I intended to add dialogue from Emp explaining that she was glad to finally be able to add underwear to her superheroic ensemble—which isn't an option with the flaky, skintight "supersuit" she normally sports—but she wasn't especially thrilled to wear only
lingerie as a costume. Alas, I didn't have enough free space on the page to squeeze in said dialogue, as it turned out.
Here's a sketch of Emp in her supersuit (which isn't much less provocative than the White Queen outfit, but does at least grant her superpowers)...
...and a recent sketch of Emp in civilian clothes:
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
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]