Summary

Not only is costumed crimefighter "Empowered" saddled with a less- than-ideal superhero name, but she wears a skintight and cruelly revealing "supersuit" that only magnifies her body-image insecurities. Worse yet, the suit's unreliable powers are prone to failure, repeatedly leaving her in appallingly distressing situations... and giving her a shameful reputation as the lamest "cape" in the masks-and-tights business. Nonetheless, she pluckily braves the ordeals of her bottom-rung superheroic life with the help of her "thugalicious" boyfriend (and former Witless Minion) and her hard-drinking ninja girlfriend, not to mention the supervillainous advice from the caged alien demonlord watching DVDs from atop her coffee table . . . From Adam Warren-writer/artist of the English- language Dirty Pair comics (the original "Original English-Language Manga" before OEL was cool), and writer of Livewires, Gen13, and Iron Man: Hypervelocity-comes Empowered, a butt-kicking, bootylicious superhero lampoon that raises the bar for long-john lust and low-brow laughs. Remove all previous notions of superhero entertainment from your puny mind... and prepare to be Empowered! * Adam Warren's work on The Dirty Pair is well-known to U.S. comics readers. * Warren's skill as a writer has brought him a variety of high-profile assignments in recent years from Wildstorm, DC, and Marvel. For Mature Readers.

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V1 Empowered

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Not only is costumed crimefighter "Empowered" saddled with a less- than-ideal superhero name, but she wears a skintight and cruelly revealing "supersuit" that only magnifies her body-image insecurities. Worse yet, the suit's unreliable powers are prone to failure, repeatedly leaving her in appallingly distressing situations... and giving her a shameful reputation as the lamest "cape" in the masks-and-tights business. Nonetheless, she pluckily braves the ordeals of her bottom-rung superheroic life with the help of her "thugalicious" boyfriend (and former Witless Minion) and her hard-drinking ninja girlfriend, not to mention the supervillainous advice from the caged alien demonlord watching DVDs from atop her coffee table . . . From Adam Warren-writer/artist of the English- language Dirty Pair comics (the original "Original English-Language Manga" before OEL was cool), and writer of Livewires, Gen13, and Iron Man: Hypervelocity-comes Empowered, a butt-kicking, bootylicious superhero lampoon that raises the bar for long-john lust and low-brow laughs. Remove all previous notions of superhero entertainment from your puny mind... and prepare to be Empowered! * Adam Warren's work on The Dirty Pair is well-known to U.S. comics readers. * Warren's skill as a writer has brought him a variety of high-profile assignments in recent years from Wildstorm, DC, and Marvel. For Mature Readers.

V2 Empowered

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Empowered returns for further misadventures, as a distress-prone girl wonder struggles with life on the superheroic C-list! Clad-or unclad, as fate would too often have it-in her embarrassingly revealing and maddeningly unreliable supersuit, she fights a neverending battle against overly sensitive supervillains, irrationally envious superheroines, and her own body-image issues! Meanwhile, her boyfriend, Thugboy, plays with fire when he foolhardily attempts to compliment his profoundly insecure sweetheart on the awe-inspiring power of her... well, booty. And her often-inebriated gal-pal, Ninjette, pursues a drunken and ultimately disastrous mission to acquire Empowered some respect-by force if necessary! All this, plus crossword-obsessed goons, speech-impaired superbeasts, "Ninjas Gone Wild," and even a few self-help hints from nigh-omnipotent cosmic overlords! You know, the usual. For Mature Readers.

V2 Empowered

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Sexy? Aye! Superhero? Affirmative! Comedy? Yea, verily! Adam Warren's critically acclaimed Empowered shakes the foundations of the heavens as "one of the great modern superhero comics" (View From the Gutters) that's "laugh-out-loud funny" (Comics Worth Reading) while remarkably generating "genuinely affecting emotion" (Library Journal). Might such a miraculous melange portend "a fantastically rendered book on every conceivable level" (Comic Book Resources)? Certainement! An astonishing 674 pages collecting Empowered volumes 4, 5, and 6.

V3 Empowered

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As if life as an often-struggling superheroine weren't already hard enough, now costumed crimefighter "Empowered" discovers that another female superhero is ripping off her distress-prone persona-and cashing in, big-time! Even worse, her relationship with live-in boyfriend (and semi-reformed Witless Minion) Thugboy has run afoul of an extremely literal set of "power issues" ! Worse yet, a singularly bloodthirsty and ruthless ninja clan is gunning-no, make that shurikening-for Emp's best friend and karaoke partner, Ninjette! Can our unlucky but still plucky heroine prevail over all these obstacles as well as the further threats posed by foreign fanfiction outrages, her own supersuit's attempts to manipulate her self-esteem, and the revelation of (gasp!) her real name? * "Empowered just may be the best graphic novel I've read all year." -Devon Sanders, Rack Raids * Shrink-wrapped to guard impressionable young minds from the awesome naughtiness within! For mature Readers.

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Sexy? Immeasurably! Superheroes? Countless! Comedy? Nigh infinite! Adam Warren's Empowered takes the staid tropes of modern capes-and- tights fare and pummels them into "a fantastically rendered book on every conceivable level" (Comic Book Resources). And face-crackingly funny though it be, Empowered also delivers "genuinely affecting emotion" (Library Journal). You can at long last have your cake and eat it, too! Collects Empowered volumes 7, 8, and 9.

V4 Empowered

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Costumed crimefighter Empowered is briefly overjoyed to find herself in the running for one of the superhero community's annual Caped Justice Awards (or "Capeys")—only to discover that her nomination was merely a cruel joke by her obnoxious superpeers. But when the masked masses face a cataclysmic reckoning for previous heartless hoaxes, can our perpetually struggling heroine overcome her resentment and save the day? And can she cope with the further problems posed by cross-dressing vigilantes, dying wishes from preteen wannabe supervillains, telepathic "booty calls," a deeply depressed ninja, bedroom "cosplay" conflicts with her boyfriend, and even... Hummer® fu? From Adam Warren-writer/artist of the English- language Dirty Pair comics (the original "Original English-Language Manga")—comes Empowered, a gut-busting gag-fest of life in the superhero slow lane. Dump your boxes of prefab power-fantasy pamphlets and load up on Empowered! * This volume includes a color Empowered story, available previously only on MySpace! * Volumes one, two, and three are available for reorder. Contact your Customer Service Representative.

V5 Empowered

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After saving much of the superhero community from certain doom, costumed crime fighter Empowered is dismayed to find that, in the suspicious eyes of her caped colleagues, she's gone from being merely a "pair of training wheels for supervillains" to possibly being a closeted supervillain herself! Worse yet, she's wrestling with envy and resentment that her roommate Ninjette and boyfriend Thugboy are now more popular in masks-and-tights circles than she is! Meanwhile, our stressed-out superheroine must also unravel an alien-spawned body-image conspiracy, overcome "cosplay" dress-up disasters at work and in bed, and try to survive a potentially lethal confrontation with her teammate Sistah Spooky! * Empowered Vol. 1 is already in its fourth printing! * A New York Times bestseller! * Adam Warren's work on The Dirty Pair is well known to U.S. comics readers.

V6 Empowered

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After a fiery disaster claims the lives of several teammates, costumed crimefighter Empowered stumbles upon an ugly little secret of the masks-and-tights business: a growing number of ill-fated superheroes have found out the hard way that, while their bodies are still mortal, their superpowers are not... Now, only our downtrodden but doggedly determined heroine can save the (semi)living superdead from a very genuine "fate worse than death," while simultaneously grappling with the challenges of vengefully vacationing ninja clans, car-trunk carpet burn, superhero-fantasy-league drafts, excessive bedroom chatter, and deals with the devil both figurative and literal! All this, plus Emp's not-so-secret origin is revealed at last! * Adam Warren's work on The Dirty Pair is well known to U.S. comics readers. "A sort of R-rated sitcom exploring geek culture from the inside out, Empowered has its cake and eats it too-it's full of exploitative, titillating imagery, but it also features the healthiest and the most realistic romantic relationship in any comic book featuring capes and masks." -J. Caleb Mozzocco, Las Vegas

V7 Empowered

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While costumed crime fighter Empowered makes a startling discovery regarding her status as an all-too-frequent "damsel in distress," Ninjette confronts her own sordid past and frighteningly uncertain future as she battles alone against an entire clan of supernaturally durable ninja. What's more, can our hard-luck heroines withstand the challenges of supervillainous minivans, dueling "daddy issues," doomed-but-still-hot boyfriends, undead karaoke-party crashers, and spoiler alerts from hell itself? * Over 100,000 copies of Empowered volumes in print! "Adam Warren continues to beat the odds and persists in getting better and better with his spicy superhero romp." —Johnny Bacardi, Popdose.com

V8 Empowered

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Costumed crime fighter Empowered, already reeling from "The Worst Book Proposal Ever," finds herself roped into a desperate scheme by her grief-stricken teammate, Sistah Spooky. Journeying from a terrifying alien arsenal to the even-more-terrifying depths of hell itself, can the mismatched superheroines free the soul of Spooky's lover from eternal damnation? * Over 100,000 copies of Empowered volumes in print! "Adam Warren continues to beat the odds and persists in getting better and better with his spicy superhero romp."—Johnny Bacardi, Popdose.com "A sort of R-rated sitcom exploring geek culture from the inside out... It's full of exploitative, titillating imagery."—J. Caleb Mozzocco, Las Vegas Weekly

V11 Empowered

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Costumed crime fighter Empowered finds herself the desperate prey of a maniacal supervillain whose godlike powers have turned an entire city of suprahumans against her. Not good! Outnumbered and under siege, aided only by a hero's ghost, can Emp survive the relentless onslaught long enough to free her enslaved teammates and loved ones, or is this--*gulp*--The End? From comics overlord Adam Warren comes Empowered, the acclaimed sexy superhero comedy--except when it isn't, as in this volume's no-nonsense, wall-to-wall brawl guaranteed to bring tears to the eye and fists to the face!

V12 Empowered

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Adam Warren teams with Eisner award winner Carla Speed McNeil, creator of Finder, in a hellishly funny superhero smackdown! Empowered and "frenemy" Sistah Spooky are trapped in a twisted high- school hellscape, with Spooky's blonde, sold-their-souls-for-hotness, ex-classmates plotting ritual murder to claim her magic for themselves! Beset by giant biology-class frogs, deadly emoji, and a monstrous junk-food elemental, Emp and Spooky fight for their lives against straight-fire blonde ambition! Hell is for heroines!

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