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EMPOWERED 'crossplaying' as Emma Frost by AdamWarren EMPOWERED 'crossplaying' as Emma Frost by AdamWarren
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 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]
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TheBlackCladPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Crossplay means to cosplay as the opposite gender though... I get that what you're saying is that its a crossover via "cosplay"... But for anyone who cosplays it will definitely read as "opposite gender". It confused me at first when I read it... I thought "wait... thats a boy?" Before putting together what you meant.
REIGN89 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Did you say you only used a sharpie to ink this!? :O
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Mind reading, now that's one super-power Emp really doesn't want.
mpz28427 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
nice :)
DrRhythmus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a sweet White Queen there.
bar1scorpio Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Something I can't recall seeing yet in the EMPverse? Late-night TV and Sketch Comedy shows. Has Capitan Rivet ever guest hosted SNL?
Sigojwana Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Spooky would've been more suited for this cosplay especially since her outfit is already halfway there
IcarusMerman Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
can someone please just turn this franchise into a videogame already?
macsorro Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Love it!
MentalPablum Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!! Love the use of negative space.
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