Panel 2: If you enjoyed this bathroom scene between Emp and Ninjette, be aware that we return to it in “E.M.P. and the Nukenin Princess,” the long-ish story that closes out Empowered vol. 3.
Panel 4: Yes, at tragic cost, Emp has come to accept that she is, indeed, undeniably a lightweight in the drinking department, despite her earlier protests to the contrary.
Panel 5: I’d love to claim that the Caged Demonwolf’s dialogue is foreshadowing of the upcoming Empowered vol. 4 debut of “the goddamned Maidman,” but I really can’t state that for sure. To be honest, I have no recollection one way or the other of such decade-ago minutiae.
And that’s it for “Karaoke Rocket Sled and the Eye of the Tippling Tiger,” folks. Next time, we start up a much, much briefer story exploring the state of hapless-minion dental care in the Empverse. (Uh, yay?)