Once again, behold the recurring riff of Emp—well, grown-up superheroine Emp—randomly sporting extraordinarily long hair, just as a bit of stylistic flair. I’m also vaguely amused by the proportions—and skinniness!—of 2006-Era Emp, as I now draw her a fair bit differently, no doubt to the displeasure of some—or many, perhaps. For good or ill, my aesthetic and artistic preferences in drawing Emp have shifted notably over the intervening decade. Sorry—but not really sorry, alas—if those changes aren’t to everyone’s taste, but I gotta go where my ever-changing artistic whims take me, just as I’ve done through the rest of my (alleged) career in comics.
Note also the return of Young Emp, as briefly glimpsed in the early Empowered vol.2 story “MmmWHUHH?”. As we’re about to see, age 10 was a very, very important time period in Emp’s life.
Next time, onward with this volume’s concluding story!
UPDATE: Almost forgot, but today sees the release of issue #1 of Empowered and the Soldier of Love, a three-issue miniseries written by me and drawn by Special Guest Artist Karla Diaz. Emp and Ninjette face off against an embittered "International Magical Girl of Mystery" whose reckless love powers are turning the city's supracommunity upside-down; shenanigans, needless to say, ensue! Webcomics readers can pick up the series without fear of spoilers or missing information, by the way; the main difference you'd notice would be that Modern Emp evinces far more confidence than Empowered vol. 2 Emp. Cover illo below: