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EMPOWERED vol.8's title-page spread, without title by AdamWarren EMPOWERED vol.8's title-page spread, without title by AdamWarren
Behold, the title-page spread (without the actual title and credits) from 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.

I decided to show Emp effectively "cosplaying" as her former rival and nemisis, Sistah Spooky (and manifesting her powers, you'll notice) for the title pages, as the book's largely concerned with that character and her deceased lover, the ill-fated  Mindf**k, as seen here:

Emp's recurring nightmare, from EMPOWERED vol.8 by AdamWarren

The illo's other images are plot elements charged with (widely) varying degrees of narrative importance; readers familiar with Empowered vol.5 might be able to guess at the significance of the kitchen shears, for instance...

Here's the exclusive (ooh, ah!), extended version ofEmpowered vol.8'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?

EMPOWERED vol.8's front + back cover 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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TazioBettin 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I think her boobs should be drooping down instead of pointing upwards like they do in this picture. Gravity should be pulling them towards her shoulders, and I think it wouldn't just look more natural, but also more sensual...
RoqueFranco97 Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a great artist, I like your work
Great artwork but I'm not a fan of surreal art making it hard for me to admit it's great work..
finex666 Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cant wait to get it
BalloonPrincess Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yay!!!  Love it!!  But Emp would so break a leg wearing Spooky's platform shoes...and probably blast something to shit by accident on the way down for good measure.
SlimeKingKtW Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your shading style never ceases to amaze me.  the blend of smooth-shading and cross-hatching... just beautiful.
Ohnhai Dec 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
so. is she wearing Spook's outfit or is the suit showing off a new power (to emulate other clothes ?)
AdamWarren Dec 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
She is indeed cosplaying as Spooky, but only within the wholly symbolic context of a title-page spread. (In the volume's story pages, some of the items depicted around her are actually gigantic.)
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