Empowered #1

    Empowered » Empowered #1 - Volume 1 released by Dark Horse Comics on March 2007.

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    Volume 1 last edited by pikahyper on 11/15/18 05:17AM View full history

    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.


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    GN Review -- Empowered, v. 1 / Adam Warren 0

    Originally posted on my blog, The Comics Cove, not too long ago...I came across Empowered when I read a blog post about sex in superhero comics. Empowered was cited as a comic that gets it right as opposed to how sex was generally portrayed in the more mainstream superhero comics: either as clichéd, bland soap opera suggestions; overdone, exploitative cheesecake or soft-core porn that panders to man-children and degrades women; or in a context that unfairly associates negativity with sexuality, ...

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