Gotta say, the streaming intestines from the blown-apart shinobi do add a certain, fairly repulsive frisson to the shot…
Volume 3 Pages 188-89
Posted Dec.08.17 at 12:01 am

VORPP! Yes, another appearance of the one sound FX I can incontrovertibly claim to have created myself. Damn near every other sound FX in Empowered might’ve been borrowed from elsewhere—many of them from vintage Frank Miller, as I’ve mentioned before.

Behold, the very first (narrative) double-page spread in Empowered. Alas, as you can see, that’s a page layout singularly ill-suited for the webcomic format, hence my posting it in multiple forms above. (Does kinda convey a feel like the anime storytelling trope of the “action shot repeats several times," though.)

Not a huge fan of this “supersuit wing” design, which proved maddeningly difficult to repeat later on. Really wish I’d taken more time to work up something easier to draw. (Later on, I started to merge this with a more traditionally wing-like pattern.)

-Adam Warren