From Dark Horse Comics, Adam Warren's, Empowered is back with an all-new installment. One of the longest-running American graphic novel series in publication, Empowered Volume 9 pumps up the action. 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. The challenge: will she be able to outwit her army of tormentors and escape the long-simmering revenge of the sinister Fleshmaster?
Warren describes Empowered as "a sexy superhero comedy". For those of you who don't know, Empowered is an original English language manga style comic. The series began in 2004 with a series of commissioned sketches, which later became the basis for short comic stories. The main character Elissa Megan Powers (Emp,) was inspired to become a superhero after witnessing her fathers death. While she deals with some personal self-esteem issues, she never gives up. I myself have always been a fan of manga style anything, so it might be time for me to dive into this series. Perhaps a future binge reading experience? Empowered Volume 9 hits stores on August 19th.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.