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EMPOWERED's Thugboy and Emp, crossdressing by AdamWarren EMPOWERED's Thugboy and Emp, crossdressing by AdamWarren
Behold, a sketch of the characters Thugboy and Emp from my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series Empowered, published by Dark Horse Comics. Per multiple requests on Twitter [link] , I did a "crossplay" (crossdressing cosplay) illo of the two lovers switching the mildly fetishistic costumes they wore in previous Empowered volumes to turn each other on—the "Sexy Librarian" and "sexy Spartan" outfits, as seen here:


Thugboy isn't kidding about the "out-of-continuity" nature of this sketch, either. Unlike Empowered's Goddamn Maidman, ol' T-boy's not especially down with the crossdressing scene, much to poor Emp's dismay.

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 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]
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:iconneoprankster:
NeoPrankster Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He needs to just admit he looks awesome in that outfit.
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:iconraptorred79:
RaptorRed79 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
OMG !!!   My Eyes !!! Although I do have to admit that Emp looks good in the Spartan 3000 minion armor, as for Thugboy..... please pass the mind bleach.
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:iconmeftyagami:
MeftYagami Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Adoro tu arte~ <3
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:iconrubberduck4lunch:
RubberDuck4LUNCH Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Please change your mind and do this in universe.
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:iconnagato-yuki-chan:
Nagato-Yuki-chan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Crossdress or not, one piece of Advice=NEVER bother that male^^.
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:iconbluetaffy:
BlueTaffy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sexy
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:iconromaneblack:
ROMANEBLACK Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
funny lol
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:iconsteelskeleton:
SteelSkeleton Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I can't help but laugh.
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:iconnixkat:
NixKat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Emp has a point, he does look good in a miniskirt.
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:iconthekingsspear:
TheKingsSpear Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Am I the only one who noticed the boner/bulge? Haha
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:iconchoyonghi:
Choyonghi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thug Boy makes a very sexy librarian XD
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:iconadony:
adony Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
...FIGURES Emp would be into it! For someone who hates bondage so much (or so she claims) she is one kinky chick!
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:iconaliciaevan:
AliciaEvan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This just made my day :rofl:
Strange part is...Thugboy actually looks kinda good XD
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:iconleon-mcnichols:
leon-mcnichols Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
lolat least he's not 400 Lbs and dressed as sailor moon with a 7:00 Shadow stubble.
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:iconchronicd:
chronicd Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Meh, I've seen worse. At least it's done... uh... tastefully?
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:iconkais86:
Kais86 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Ah, it feels good to have been so heavily scarred by the internet that this doesn't even come close to phasing me.
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:iconemfinnfz:
emfinnfz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Some poor metalworkers been really hard at work on that "Breast"plate... A-hur-hur....
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:icontaoshaman:
TaoShaman Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
He really pulls that off a lot more than he should.
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:iconbound-nicole-babe78:
bound-nicole-babe78 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
*snicker*
To be honest, Emp looks cute in the spartan outfit. She needs her own version for Halloween.
What can we say about Thugboy..at least we don't get to see him wearing the heels.
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:icontwinsnake-coatl:
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
He does, actually. :O_o:
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:icontopologist:
Topologist Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
She looks cute. He looks wrong. Agh, I bought Volume 7 about a week ago and still haven't had a chance to read it!
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:icontorukun1:
ToruKun1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like the boner poking through his skirt :XD:
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:iconmistereye:
MisterEye Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Emp looks adorable!!
Thug is a lucky guy!
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:icongillyperkygoth:
GillyPerkyGoth Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Artist
Thugboy must have tucked it up cause otherwise the bits would be hanging out...
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:iconcodymau:
CodyMau Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What's unfair is that Emp still looks amazing in his costume while he looks... well... thank god he doesn't normally do this. We get enough with Maidman.
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:iconmako85:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I agree with Thugboy, heck this makes the Spartan 3000 outfit on him look positively normal.

(and Emp for being cute wearing ANYTHING! Gah :heart: She could wear a trashcan and still be adorable)
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:iconbensaret:
Bensaret Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Is it wrong for me to wonder just how their crossplay-coitus went in comparison with when you had them both in costume in the comic :-o?
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:iconttnt:
ttnt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconnotbadplz: There is nothing wrong with cross-dressing for BOTH genders. Clothes are clothes :icondeal-with-itplz:
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:iconmacsorro:
macsorro Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Hey! I rock a pretty sexy librarian outfit! Don't hate! Lol
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:iconmpz28:
mpz28 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
nice :)
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:icong3m1n1:
g3m1n1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
she's right, he does look cute.
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:iconimagni:
imagni Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
ALL the likes! :XD:
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:iconcookie-splinters:
Cookie-Splinters Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Habba habba; he sure looks hot :drool:
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:icontekkaman-james:
Tekkaman-James Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Nicely done, sir! This one is a keeper! :D
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thug-boy is hot, but I think I like him in the spartan armor better. ;)
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:iconrudeboy308:
rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thugboy looks like he's dressed for Rocky Horror Picture Show night as a sweet librarian from Transexual, Tran-syl-vay-niaaaaaah! I like Emp in the Spartan armor much better than Thugboy--of course, that also applies to the sexy librarian outfit (big surprise). Cute cross-dress, but let's put them back in the proper costumes so they can go test the limits of the bed springs (an absolutely wonderful chapter from the Emp continuity).
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:iconfinex666:
finex666 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
my eyes are burning !! thank god for emp
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:icondark-kuno:
Dark-Kuno Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
The barrettes are the icing on the cake :lol:
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:iconcresent34:
cresent34 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
"Image scarred into fore-brain...scarred..." :nuu:
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:icongrenadierjorinde:
GrenadierJorinde Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
>.< Really didn't need to see thugboy like that.
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:iconray-ray-ray:
ray-ray-ray Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
OH NO oh god

hes so sexy stop

please stop

; _ ;
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:iconuberman5000:
UberMan5000 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
At least he's not wearing Emp's super-tight superhero sui–...

...actually, you should draw that next. :devilish:
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MangaFreakJesus101 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
:iconohgodwhymemeplz:
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:iconatobe333:
Atobe333 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD I totally agree with this
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:iconkaelstra:
kaelstra Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The barrettes are killing me! I feel like Ninjette on the page where she and the Demonwolf were cracking up about seeing Thugboy wearing his Spartan 3000 outfit for the first time, tears and everything!
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:iconigorkieryluk:
IgorKieryluk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thugboy giving Maidman a run for his money here...
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:icondpragan:
DPRagan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I must be mentally twisted, instead of Ewwww or Awww, I just LOL
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:iconryokoleigh:
RyokoLeigh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for making my day with this. They both look so cute!
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:icongrotonx:
GrotonX Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Hilarious - Thugboys a trooper to put up with this...
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:icondingothevi:
DINGOtheVI Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Ok, when Jette and Thugboy inevitably end up fucking, can Thugboy be dressed as Jette and Jette as Emp? I think it would make it all delightfully creepy.
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