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Oct 2nd 2010 at 7:03:17 AM

I take that back I think Maidman sounds more like Quinton Flynn now that I think about it. Rivit to me always sounded like Peter Cullen and Death monger? totally Ron Pearlman using his Slade voice. what about the rest of you guys what voices pop into your head when you read Empowered?

edited 2nd Oct '10 7:06:57 AM by dazai

"You're a new kid on the block,young girls scream and old boys mock".
Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Oct 2nd 2010 at 8:56:26 AM

Holy shit, that's a fucked up origin story.

Fight smart, not fair.
AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Oct 3rd 2010 at 5:16:15 AM

I know, right? UPS is much better.wink

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Oct 3rd 2010 at 6:32:08 AM

In the words of Hermes it just raises further questions

edited 3rd Oct '10 6:32:21 AM by dazai

"You're a new kid on the block,young girls scream and old boys mock".
AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Oct 6th 2010 at 2:42:23 PM

Ideas for its actual origin? I'm leaning towards stable time loop.

Years later after a successful if not storied career,Emp gets in contact with the aliens who run the portal network and discovers the prototype symbiont suit. She discovers that no others are going to be made,comes to the logical conclusion and sends it back in time by temporal Fed Ex (super science!).

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Oct 6th 2010 at 8:09:29 PM

Just finished Vol. 6. Agreed on the grimdark, but I'm about 80% sure that the treatment of Mind***k's soul is not to be taken at face value. I can think of a half-dozen reasonable narrative ways out off the top of my head, but the real clincher is the demon's comments about '***k deserving damnation for loving Spooky: it fits in too perfectly with her well-established self-esteem issues, even down to phrasing, to be anything other than related.

We don't have all the pieces yet, but the obvious answer isn't the correct one.

I will keep my soul in a place out of sight, Far off, where the pulse of it is not heard.
Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Oct 7th 2010 at 7:41:46 AM

I agree with Norn, I think the demon is just fucking with her head to get her to come back to the negotiation table. Possibly for terms like "I will not torture Mind***k at any point in the future" when she's not even there to be tortured.

Fight smart, not fair.
AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Oct 10th 2010 at 2:26:25 PM

I agree,but I'm 50/50 instead - I want it not to be true and am fully prepared to be proven wrong,but this is Comics Land,home of Stuffed in the Fridge. Think of it as pre-emptive pessimism. :wrysmile:

edited 10th Oct '10 2:27:25 PM by AckSed

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
TheEvilDr.Bolty The Evil Dr Bolty
The Evil Dr Bolty
Oct 10th 2010 at 4:00:32 PM

Also keep in mind - according to this volume, "Bargainers" get their powers from an unknown source, and the bargaining creatures take different forms for different people. It's entirely possible that this bargain-creature has jack-all to do with Hell. For that matter, I find it pretty likely that it was lying about all of Spooky's classmates having made such deals.

Oct 10th 2010 at 11:05:51 PM

Yeah, that had crossed my mind as well, Bolty. We don't know much about the Powers that Be, but we know they aren't averse to using many forms, and we have reason to suspect they aren't very nice people.

I actually kind of wonder how significant this'll end up being in the future. It has all the earmarks of a major hook, and moreso if Spooky is involved.

On an unrelated note, "a tatted-up indie-chick version of the Goddess Athena" sounds pretty awesome. I'm tempted to draw it myself.

edited 10th Oct '10 11:12:00 PM by Nornagest

I will keep my soul in a place out of sight, Far off, where the pulse of it is not heard.
Taelor Don't Forget To Smile from The Paths of Spite
Don't Forget To Smile
Oct 15th 2010 at 8:23:43 PM

So, I finally got around to acquiring vol 6. I laughed so hard when I got to the yaoi doujinshi that I literally hyperventilated. Croses The Line Twice At Least Half A Dozen Times.

Also, "What does 'three seconds too late' mean, Spookums...?"

edited 15th Oct '10 8:28:27 PM by Taelor

The Philosopher-King Paradox
AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Oct 17th 2010 at 2:52:02 PM

^Yeesh,you had to go and remind me... *sniff*

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Oct 24th 2010 at 4:09:28 PM

Speaking of crossing the line, am I the only one who chortled at Willy being autotuned?

Fuck a robot, fuck a robot, fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck a robot, etc. D:<

Taelor Don't Forget To Smile from The Paths of Spite
Don't Forget To Smile
AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Oct 26th 2010 at 2:29:17 PM

Has anyone ever seen these Empowered cosplays? They're pretty stellar:

Ninjette; and again
Emp

All we need now is Thugboy and we've got the set. :-)

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
MEPT72 Vote is No from Boston, MA
Vote is No
Nov 12th 2010 at 7:11:07 AM

Well I just bought Volume 6, so I guess I'll soon be caught up which is rare for me.

Obligatory self promotion: http://unemployedacademic.tumblr.com/
Nov 14th 2010 at 8:55:42 AM

So, what are the odds that volume 7 starts with Emp copping the blame for the destruction of the Homeycrib, while getting little to no credit for vanquishing a major villain?

I draw this comic-like thing sometimes.
Nov 14th 2010 at 5:17:54 PM

Sucker bet.

I will keep my soul in a place out of sight, Far off, where the pulse of it is not heard.
Bur Chaotic Neutral from Flyover Country Relationship Status: Not war
Nov 14th 2010 at 9:18:03 PM

Yeah. That's like saying "What do you think the odds are that tomorrow a water molecule will still consist of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen?"

i. hear. a. sound.
AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Nov 15th 2010 at 3:10:34 PM

I want it not to come true, but... no bet.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Nov 18th 2010 at 8:02:34 PM

Have we ever seen Capitan Rivet stand up for Emp in a "full-fledged and fortitude-fortified fashion" (or in any fashion)? There are at least two scenes where Havoc insults our heroine in front of him and he responds by telling her not to defend herself - first when he invokes her "gag order" clause in #5, and then again in #6. Strange that she still fangirls him.

AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Nov 22nd 2010 at 2:57:32 PM

On his part,it could be a case of not wanting to show favouritism coupled with wilful blindness. On her part,well,the honeymoon hasn't worn off yet.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
SKJAM Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Dec 4th 2010 at 4:59:40 PM

I'm beginning to wonder if Havoc has extra dirt on people; he doesn't seem to be *that* useful. Or...we aren't seeing the behind-the scenes reactions to his behavior.

Dec 22nd 2010 at 6:15:03 PM

http://adamwarren.deviantart.com/art/EMPOWERED-Xmas-2010-card-190376750 daww poor mindfuck

edited 30th Dec '10 5:12:07 PM by dazai

"You're a new kid on the block,young girls scream and old boys mock".
AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Feb 25th 2011 at 9:28:24 AM

New art on Warrens DA: Empowered answers your questions.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

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