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EMPOWERED's alternate costume design, 2012 by AdamWarren EMPOWERED's alternate costume design, 2012 by AdamWarren
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 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]

*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.
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Madpredator Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
PLease, a catfight!!!
8tol3s3 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
You used to tease me with your style back in the early 90's when your dirty pair strips were published in manga mania in the uk, your cruel cruel man adam warren. Very cruel. *)
Dawnsknight Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love The Caged Demonwolf's dialogue.
how can you not?
FeMaCaRo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sexy !
Filasis-Nome Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
.....A scantily clad heroine of a comic called Empowered? Who makes her clothes turn invisible?

.... :confused:
takashid34 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
its way better then you make it sound. I was blown away by how good the story is. you should give it a try! it starts off as as mostly comedy, but it grows and develops into something really amazing!
rfk11756 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
tongue hanging out.... wow
CptCog Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg... with those two peaks at the top of her lower part of the suit, that makes me think... you could make batman underwear cover just the RIGHT part with the logo...
sallyfourth Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I love the way the Demon Wolf talks. It's so hunky!
adony Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Too bad she's WAY too bashful to even consider this kind of design! Looks great!
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