Volume 5 Page 84
Posted January 14, 2019 at 12:01 am

Panel 1: Emp’s mysterious SUV makes another appearance! (Also, its final appearance for the entire series, as far as I can recall.) Note that an earlier commentary addressed the issue of this enigmatic automobile in numbing detail, if you need extra blithering.

Also, enjoy a rare image of Emp in civilian garb. Huzzah! Not a bad ensemble overall, and almost certainly photoreferenced; the beret might be a bit much, though. As I’ve said before, I don’t actually mind drawing her in conventional outfits, but do intensely dislike drawing the mundane, contemporary settings that such a Civilian Emp would be inhabiting. (As in, I’d sooner draw page after page of made-up, ultra-high-techy environments than draw a single panel set in a coffee shop or (ughh) grocery store.)

Panel 3: That’s an AMC Hummer lurking in the background, almost certainly because a Hummer-focused book that I used for reference on an earlier Empowered vol. 4 story was still kicking around my studio space at the time.

Panel 4: As for Emp’s part-time job cosplaying as herself, this matter was first detailed in an early(-ish) Empowered vol. 1 story.

-Adam Warren

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