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EMPOWERED v.8's back-cover Mindf**k illo, inked by AdamWarren EMPOWERED v.8's back-cover Mindf**k illo, inked by AdamWarren
As an Xmas gift for readers of Empowered, my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series published by Dark Horse Comics, here's an way-in-advance peek at the B&W line art for the back-cover illo from Empowered vol.8, the as-yet-unscheduled next book in the epic saga. This is a somewhat provocative illo of the ill-fated telepath "Mindf**k"; not "sexy" provocative, I hasten to clarify, but provocative because of certain differences keen-eyed readers might detect. Alas, I'm afraid that these differences which will have to remain unexplained for the time being... Sorry, keen-eyed readers.

In the meantime, I must hasten to the latest installment in the series, the 32pp one-shot comic Empowered: Hellbent or Heaven Sent, which is now on sale at your friendly Local Comics Retailer; why, even my normally Emp-abstaining Local Store deigned to stock a pair of copies!

Alternatively, you can order the one-shot online from Dark Horse's retail website here: [link] Or, you can snag the issue in digital form from Dark Horse's digital store: [link]

Here's Empowered: Hellbent or Heaven Sent's scintillating solicitation copy:

This time around, the "sexy superhero comedy" ensues when costumed crimefighter Empowered makes an ill-fated visit to a top-secret dumping ground for ultra-tech "superdebris" and wrecked "villainware" left over from cape-on-cape battle. Can our heroine and her hapless teammate, cyborg-with-a-secret Mechanismo, possibly hope to survive when the junkyard begins nano-spawning an apocalyptic cheesecake plague of flirty but lethal "cyber-angels" and sensual but savage "devil mecha"?

P.S.: In the interests of further floggery, I might as well mention other current Emp product on the shelves:

Here's the latest and arguably greatest installment in the series, the ninjatastic Empowered vol.7:

Below is Empowered Deluxe Edition Vol. 2, which collects volumes 4 through 6 of the series in a big, bold, brawny, 656-page $59.99 hardcover printed on pretty, pretty paper (and including a fair chunk of bonus material): [link]

This weighty new tome's already on the shelves of your Local Comics Retailer, and should be be available in conventional bookstores shortly. Alternatively, you can order it from Dark Horse's online retail site here (for 20% off): [link]

Note that Empowered Deluxe Edition Vol. 1, which collects volumes 1-3, as seen below: also on sale at your Local Comics Retailer or bookstore, in theory at least, or can be ordered online from Dark Horse: [link] or Amazon: [link]

In closing, I must of course paste in the requisite general-purpose Emp-related floggery: Print copies of Empowered's first seven 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] Note, however, that these Empowered Deluxe Editions will remain a "print-only" proposition, alas.
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kaelstra Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I may have asked, but what color are Mindf__k's eyes?
JonnyTwoDelta Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is Mind**** getting the eternity she deserves. Her reward for choosing to be kind, empathetic and courageous after having so much taken from her. As much as I found it hard to like Spooky, I hope she gets to spend forever with Mind**** in their own private paradise.
Adam, what you've created here is far more than just a comic.
I used to think that you were the only artist/writer alive that could compare to Kenichi Sonoda, but now I sincerely believe you are in a league of your own.
Promise me you won't die or allow the universe to end without having completed Empowered! PROMISE ME!!
cicisaur Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Emp she is lookalike al Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen from Game of thrones)
kaelstra Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really dying to know what color her eyes are.
Scrounge Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
So, is this a flashback, a clone, or a statement on the joys of the revolving-door afterlife comic books tend to have? I'm gonna say one of the first two, because if Mindf**k gets rezzed without complications, the Superdead are gonna be PISSED. :)
dawnknight Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She... tongue.. eyes!

GentlemanMummy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Ahhh flashback. I see.
Ravenwings08 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Waaaaaaaaaaaait a second... Mindf**k doesn't have a tongue!
Since this is the back cover of volume 8, am I seeing something happening with Mindf**k?
DaveoOzWizard Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Nice to see her this way. You gave her a messed up past.
RickXeros Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Mindf**k.... *sniffles* I still cry everytime I read that volume T~T
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