Behold, a pencil illo of Emp, heroine of my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series Empowered
, published by Dark Horse Comics. As previously seen in a sketch from last year...
...this illo's based on the idea that Emp's mysterious "supersuit" has the ability to turn invisible at will; note, however, that only the suit itself
can turn invisible, while Emp herself remains all too visible indeed, as far as she's concerned.* Anyhoo, this might well mean that the suit could selectively turn certain parts of itself invisible, and hence produce alternate costume designs like so. Alas, in current Empowered
continuity, our heroine doesn't possess enough control over her suit's functions to actually pull off this stunt.
BTW, here's the rough for the piece:
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]*While this was at first merely a whimsical joke in Empowered vol. 1, the supersuit's disappearing act wound up being a climactic plot point in a later volume.