Panel 2: Like a fair number of Empowered characters, the “supranym” for this ominously shod cape is never given. However, a reader’s whimsical nickname for this fella has lodged itself inextricably in my head: namely, “Cap’n Boots.” Yeahp, every time I think of this coldblooded cape, that’s the name that springs to mind, even though he presumably has a “real” superhero name I’ve never deigned to figure out.
Panel 3: I think this big-bore revolver is supposed to be the same one that Thugboy carries as a Willy-Pete-shooting Witless Minion years later, but I’m not entirely sure about that, as this one’s barrel seems longer than the one seen in the Empowered vol. 3 flashback. Might be the case that he just acquired another high-caliber wheelgun, as you obvsly needs as powerful a round as possible if you’re gonna foolhardily try to "cap a cape" with a mere handgun.