Panels 2 & 3 (& 4): Note the sudden transition between the
high-contrast version of Emp’s mask in panel 2 and the very different
“blushing” iteration seen in panels 3-4. In fact, we only see the
blushing version of the mask throughout the rest of this story, as Emp
is unsurprisingly upset and flustered right through the end of the
chapter. In further fact, I wound up using the “blushmask” as a default
for most of the next few volumes, IIRC.
Panels 3 & 4: Note that we previous saw these baddie(s) victimizing
Emp in the background of another bondage-riffic panel from earlier in the volume. Note also that it’s time for a Lollipop Big Head Alert (or however the
hell I phrased that Alert previously), as panel 3’s shot of Emp features
a rather cartoonishly large head in relation to the rest of her figure
size. Before too long—at some point in Empowered vol. 8, I believe—I
stopped using this whimsically recurring riff and began shifting towards
a different set of proportions for Emp.
Today’s Patreon update: Open slot in the weekly schedule today! Not sure
what I’ll be posting, but something will go up today. I’ve been posting
every weekday (sometimes multiple times per day) on this Patreon for
over a year, so why stop now?