Empowered

Preview – Adam Warren’s Empowered Volume 9

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Preview – Adam Warren’s Empowered Volume 9

Already under suspicion and suspended from her superteam, costumed crime fighter Empowered finds herself the bewildered target of every major supervillain in the cape-and-tights field for her supposed access to alien technology. Underestimated as she is, can our long-suffering but plucky heroine outwit her tormentors—and escape the sinister Fleshmaster’s revenge?

Only one more week until the long awaited volume is here! Click the jump for the gorgeous preview pages of Adam Warren’s Empowered Volume 9!

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Adam Warren’s Empowered Volume 9 on sale August 19

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Adam Warren’s Empowered Volume 9 on sale August 19

Get ready to patch up your supersuit for a new challenge, because Adam Warren’s Empowered is back, and the stakes are higher than ever for Emp!

Already under official suspicion and suspended from her superteam, costumed crime fighter Empowered finds herself the bewildered target of every major supervillain in the capes-and-tights field for her supposed access to alien technology. With a trick or two up her tattered supersuit’s sleeve, can our tirelessly plucky but sadly underestimated heroine outwit her army of tormentors—and escape the long-simmering revenge of the sinister Fleshmaster?

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Review: Empowered Volume 8

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Review: Empowered Volume 8

After almost a year and a half of waiting I finally got my hands on Empowered Volume 8, the newest book in Adam Warren’s “sexy superheroine” series.

To tide us over during that time, Warren gave us several stand-alone issues, written by himself and illustrated by various guest artists. I enjoyed those, and my only problem with them was that they weren’t drawn by Warren. (Which was the whole point: he needed to put the time and effort into finishing volume 8.) And after 17 months of art by (admittedly amazing) guest artists, I was completely blown away by an entire huge book drawn by Warren himself.

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The Twelve Days (Years?) of Books

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The Twelve Days (Years?) of Books

This got started when I wondered if you could do a “Twelve Days of Christmas” list with books and graphic novels. Turns out you can, if you play a little fast and loose with the rules.

Here then is a list of some of my favorite books and series, in case you were looking for a reading list for next year. And the year after that. And…well, as near as my limited math can figure, if you read six of these a year, you’re good for the next twelve years. You’re welcome.

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[Review] Empowered Special Issue: Nine Beers With Ninjette

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[Review] Empowered Special Issue: Nine Beers With Ninjette

Fans of Adam Warren’s sexy superhero series Empowered still have a few months to wait until the next trade paperback; Empowered Volume 8 is due to hit stores on December 18. In the meantime, Adam Warren continues to release one-shot issues in the Emp-verse, written by himself and drawn by guest artists. The latest issue, Nine Beers With Ninjette, will be available from Dark Horse on September 25th.

As much as I wish every issue could be drawn by Warren himself, I know it’s better that he concentrate on Volume 8. I’ll take a guest artist if it means getting a little Empowered story to tide us over until December. And this issue isn’t just a placeholder; both the story and the art are well worth a look.

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Adam Warren Video Interview

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Remember when I said I was done flooding the internet with articles about Adam Warren? How three book reviews and an e-mail interview were more than enough? Well, I lied.

Because when you get offered a chance to interview the Adam Warren, at Comic-Con, in person, you take it. Yes I’m a crazy fangirl, and I don’t care, because he’s awesome.

Join us as we talk with artist and writer Adam Warren about the newly released Volume 7 of his sexy superhero series Empowered.

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Review: Adam Warren’s Empowered Volume 7

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Review: Adam Warren’s Empowered Volume 7

A few readers may stop by this column to get a balanced critique of Adam Warren’s Empowered Volume 7. I’ll tell you right now: you ain’t gonna get it. This isn’t so much an article by a book reviewer as it is a love-letter to a comic by a fangirl. I’m about to sing this praises of this book until I run out of synonyms for “awesome.”

There’s a little something for everybody in this volume: sexy stories, skimpy costumes, bad singing, beer drinking, kidnapping, cross-dressing, ghosts, jerks, immortal aliens, zombie superheroes, love that lives forever, psychopaths who just won’t die, bondage, beheadings, flashbacks, foreshadowing, and one hell of a kick-ass ninja fight scene. (Just typing that sentence made me tired, reading the book will wear you out.)

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Interview: Adam Warren

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Interview: Adam Warren

When I write I usually try to keep the tone friendly yet somewhat professional. If you’ll excuse me I have to drop that for just a second:

I interviewed Adam Warren! He’s so awesome! Yay! (Thanks, I had to get that out of my system.)

I sent Adam several questions about his series Empowered (of which Volume 7 was just released this past Wednesday) and he was nice enough to respond with some really great answers. I tend to forget that he’s not just an amazing artist, he’s also a fantastic writer. But before I drop off a fangirl cliff again, I’ll let him speak for himself.

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Review: Empowered Volumes 1-6

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Review: Empowered Volumes 1-6

As I’m writing this, we are days away from the release of Adam Warren’s Empowered Volume 7. (If you’re reading this on May 30 I’m probably at the comic shop right now buying my copy.)

I’d hoped to have a review of the book already written, but the preview copy I’d been very generously given has a giant security watermark on every flipping page. Intellectually, I think that’s a great idea; you wouldn’t want a pristine bootlegged copy to get into the wrong hands. But I’ve been waiting over a year for this book to come out, and it’s worth it to me to wait an extra four days and buy my nice, pretty, un-watermarked copy, and then enjoy the heck out of it.

But I wanted to acknowledge the release date with some kind of review, so I decided, why not; I’ll review Empowered Volumes 1-6 all at once. How hard can it be?

I sure like to make things difficult for myself, I really do.

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