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EMPOWERED vol.8's front + back cover by AdamWarren EMPOWERED vol.8's front + back cover by AdamWarren
Behold, the full front and back cover of Empowered vol.8, the latest installment of my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series published by Dark Horse Comics. IMPORTANT NOTE: This book will hit the shelves of your Local Comics Store on DECEMBER 11th, a week earlier earlier than originally planned. More info here:… And here's a 7-page preview excerpt:…

Alas, looks like Empowered vol.8 will take a bit longer to be stocked on the shelves of conventional bookstores, including Howeva, you can order a copy online right now (which will ship out on Dec. 11th, I believe!) from Dark Horse's retail website:… Also, a digital-only version of the volume will be available fairly shortly.

Here's the exclusive (ooh, ah!), extended version of the book's solicitation copy:

Costumed crimefighter Empowered, her week already ruined by the grueling ordeal of "Superdead Boot Camp," finds herself roped into a tragic and desperate scheme by her grief-stricken teammate Sistah Spooky. On a reckless journey from a terrifying alien arsenal to the even-more-terrifying depths of hell itself, can the bickering duo free the soul of Spooky's slain lover from eternal damnation—or have our mismatched superheroines impulsively blundered into a (quite literally) hellish trap?

BTW, here's a "process shot" of the book's back-cover illustration:

EMPOWERED 8's Mindf**k back-cover process montage by AdamWarren

In closing, I must of course paste in the requisite general-purpose Emp-related floggery: Print copies of Empowered's first seven volumes (and numerous 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… or on… .

All the existing Empowered books can be purchased rather more cheaply in digital form as well, via the Dark Horse Digital store:…
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tommerch Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yet another superb volume!  And I can't help but think that the Handcart of Doom that Emp and her friends seem to be in have hit a stretch of track that is sloping downward even more steeply.

Indeed, I bet that Spooky's Curse isn't going to be the only reason for the plethora of perfidious prisonbait perforce practicing polebinding of our beloved Alpha Wench!

Thos. Merchant
AdamWarren , Re: The End. You keep making them, I'll keep buying them. The characters and the world you have created is as rich and thick as Marvel and DC. And, no one ever try's to end them (i.e. Death of Super Man):P

Notably, Bought this on on Kindle, Sorry DH but you make it so hard to access my stuff. I feel dis-empowered :/. 
Just finished the volume and needed to take something out of my mind: If art is about getting a reaction, you sir are a hell of an artist, because I don't think can sleep this night, worried about a few characters. I thought that on the previous volume, but now I can't stop myself from trying to tell you.

Thanks you for your inspiring and touching work, and greetings from Spain.
DamionS Jan 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I haven't gotten EMPOWERED since volume 6. I really need to catch up.
GoldenYak Jan 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Picked this up recently and had a blast as usual. I hope the comments from the gang at the end mean we're getting many more of them.
AdamWarren Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
That is indeed my hope! (Happy to hear you liked the book, BTW.)
 I picked up my special-ordered copy from the comic shop today and just now finished reading it through for the second time. 
 Not to gush, but I have enjoyed each and every volume as much, if not more that its predecessors.
 Thank you, sir, for crafting a continuing story of such outstanding quality that it has come to be the only current, ongoing graphic novel series I truly care about.
 Please keep up the fantastic work and don't make us wait too long 'til Volume 9!   Cheers!
 - a fan

 P.S.- I might be the only one, but I always picture the Caged Demonwolf's voice sounding like Tim Curry as Lord Darkness from 'Legend'.
AdamWarren Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
No, thank you for the kind words; I shall endeavor to get the next volume out in a more timely fashion, for whatever that's worth.
adony Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Coolest. Cover. Evar.
Crap.  Missed the release date by a week.  Heading to the comic shop tomorrow.
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