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EMPOWERED's Supergirl cosplay by AdamWarren EMPOWERED's Supergirl cosplay by AdamWarren
Behold, a commissioned sketch I'll be dropping off at San Diego Comic-Con next month*, featuring the eponymous lead character from my "sexy superhero comedy" Empowered cosplaying as DC's Supergirl. (And complaining about a costume that, technically, no longer exists, but WTH... Not that the slightly more recent "bicycle shorts under a skirt" is all that vast an improvement, given the fact that "flouncy skirt" and "flight at rooftop level or higher" remain less-than-optimally-compatible concepts.**)

If'n you wanna see more Emp, the brand-new comic Empowered: Ten Questions for the Maidman [link] , should now be available at your Local Comics Store. (Note that, if said LCS neglected to stock it, the book can also be ordered from Dark Horse's online retail store here: [link] )

In closing, I must of course paste in the requisite general-purpose Emp-related floggery... Empowered's first six volumes (and a previous one-shot in "floppy" 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] .

And if you're looking for an even cheaper option, vols. 1-4 (and the aforementioned one-shot) are available for a mere $5.99 apiece (or $1.99, for the one-shot) as downloads in Dark Horse's new Digital store here: [link] Note that we're talking about $5.99 for 208-248 pages of sexy superhero comedy, which is a helluva lot more content (for less price) than you'll find with most digital-form comics....

*Assuming my rather tenuous hotel situation gets resolved in a satisfactory fashion, that is.

**For that matter, "a cape" and "flight at rooftop level or higher" also remain less-than-optimally-compatible concepts as well. The moment that any superhero stops (high-speed) forward travel at altitude, high winds would wrap that goofy-ass cape around his or head in a flash; at the very least, it would be difficult to deliver pompous exposition to fellow superfliers at 10,000 feet with your cape madly flapping, flailing and whipping itself around you. (Oops, just spoiled the beginning of a lengthy anti-cape rant from Empowered vol. 8...)
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NixKat Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
selvokaz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
I love how Emp would rather show her camel toe than her underwear in her skintight supersuit. :P 

As always a Super Fan of your stuff Mr Warren.
closeharlan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
hot and funny, too!!
MeftYagami Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Jajajaja no se porque no puedo dejar de pensar que ese chico es Bruce Wayne como capitan tipejo en Titans~XD
huberthowhow Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
This drawing just screams to be colorized.
carltoons Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
kaze26 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
cyberlin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
i like "the flouncy little skirt"
R4ndomstuff Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol People think shes wearing a short skirt and underwear well... actually shes wearing shorts
mbenga Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The new costume shows just as much skin. In fact, her hips, upper thighs and butt are permanently exposed now rather than only when her skirt flies up. And she has to get a Brazilian now. I don't get how it's an "improvement" as far as exposure goes.
onthelamb Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Haha. I love this.
username125 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Artist
A brilliant lunatic that realizes panty shots sell? That would be my guess. Fun to draw too. :D
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Emp in supergirl costume...just too epic :iconnosebleedplz:
mutazoid Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome as usual!
AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I agree with the miniskirt thing (even though I like flouncy miniskirt wearing girls >.>)it just never seemed a good idea for combat.LOL she probably shoulda stoped while ahead no undies indeed ^w^
noisybubbles Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
I would have to agree with you here...little skirts and capes are completely and utterly useless in the air. And, as demonstrated in The Incredibles, they leave you prone to getting stuck in engine turbines....

A very cool sketch mate. Consider it favourited :+fav:
Patasata Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
A very good point! The supersuit is much more practical than a 'flouncy skirt' least until it starts falling apart.
JosephDiF Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Don't know if it's because i'm a dad but I agree with you about the skirt.
SYarlson Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
That's a good costume for her. have you done any similar ones ? Not that my fogged brain can think of any at the moment.
theurbanwerewolf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
i could say something but vidgamer123 already said all that needs to be :XD:
Richpartist Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty much would kill to see this from behind :)
AnnamDuor Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Never understood the entire "skirt problem" to beging with.

Yes, it's a type of fanservice, but going by the entire meta-thing/real life consequences, having an skirt would do... pretty much anything of how competent she is or how she fight. You couldn't even catch a panty flash since it's

A) Too high.
B) She moves too fast.
C) It would be suicidal to be near when they fight (and if the person put himself so much in danger to catch a view, he kind of deserve to die) and a villain could care less about being flashed.

Besides, they are undies, big deal. She shows the same amount of skin when going to the beach (which means that the entire "sexy undermining thing" is more about the type of fabric than it what it shows... so its about Fabric fetish? Men, people are weird). In the end its not very funny, clever or all that relevant for the entire high eyebrow critic many fans constantly point out (looking at you, Linkara) and came more about a religious belief about the superiority of pants than anything.

We really take things to far, ain't we?
MightyMoose Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! love her hair tho, seriously nice movement
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well I totally agree about the short skirt thing. I'm not opposed to sexy shots of sexy female superheroes but it's better to lose the miniskirt before the battle. And not in a girls gone wild kind of way.

Actually, I think that Superman is the only superhero who can pull off a cape. If his cape gets snagged on something I'm more worried about the thing snagging him than superman. The guy is indestructible.
Solomen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Supergirl is kryptonian.  She's just as invulnerable as her cousin.
Kradeiz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I've always wondered about the whole skirt thing; doesn't really sound practical for crime-fighting.

I like your style: simple but sexy.
Another reason I love skorts. ;) That's a pair of shorts with a skirt attached to it for those who don't know. :rofl:
celerian Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Suppose the benefit there depends on whether you're wearing or watching. =p
mostly in the wearing. I hate wearing dresses (unless I have spandex tights underneath) and normal skirts, so the skort is a compromise.
celerian Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Fair enough. I only wear jeans or slacks unless I absolutely have to wear shorts (or I'm swimming). =p
I go by whatevers comfortable.
celerian Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
And I'm generally more comfortable in long pants than shorts. =p

Isn't sharing wonderful! =p
yep :)
ginnk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
@ vidgamer123: nah! 40 and (little bit)more ones too !
AckSed Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Hey man, killer idea. What if Emp could fly with her energy blasts?

Step 1: Point hands at ground and VORPP
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit!

Or put her in space if you don't want to make gravity cry.
mariodae Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Awesome, as usual. Empowered rules!
Evil-Urd Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Thank you Mr Warren for give shape for the same thing many of us have been thinking XD
RedSavage Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Epic as always
CodyMau Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Emp for addressing a question I've always had about those characters! It's not a complaint mind you, but it is a question. lol

Um... you could have worn some bloomers with that outfit you know. ^.^'
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :D
oneintheinfinite Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
One day I swear to you I will purchase this series when I can find it
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
"Empowered", "Supergirl", and "cosplay" - three of my favorite words all in one place? Can't miss!
joeartguy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Is this leading into a story about SuperSpanx, for the apparel-challenged superheroine? Not that Emp could use such a thing anyway.

Great to see MH back, even for a pinup cameo. His was some grade-A superdouchery.
Elektrosmurf Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Northwarden Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Awesome work! :D

Poor Emp...she never gets a break. ^_^

Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... I like it. :blush:
Charochai Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice point!!
InfiernoWorks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Major Havoc need his own One shot! a yaoi one XD
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