Friday, October 05, 2007

Best Quote Of The Year

Taken from Dark Horse's January solicitations:

EMPOWERED VOLUME 3

ADAM WARREN (W/A)

On sale Mar 12
b&w, 208 pages
$14.95
TPB, 6" x 9"

As if life as an often-struggling superheroine weren’t already hard enough, now costumed crimefighter “Empowered” discovers that another female superhero is ripping off her distress-prone persona—and cashing in, big-time! Even worse, her relationship with live-in boyfriend (and semi-reformed Witless Minion) Thugboy has run afoul of an extremely literal set of “power issues” ! Worse yet, a singularly bloodthirsty and ruthless ninja clan is gunning—no, make that shurikening—for Emp’s best friend and karaoke partner, Ninjette! Can our unlucky but still plucky heroine prevail over all these obstacles as well as the further threats posed by foreign fanfiction outrages, her own supersuit’s attempts to manipulate her self-esteem, and the revelation of (gasp!) her real name?

• “Empowered just may be the best graphic novel I’ve read all year.”
—Devon Sanders, Rack Raids

"Seven Hells!" returns with all-new material next week...

Thanks to Graig of "Rack Raids" fame for hippin' me to the quote.

4 comments:

RadioSilence said...

What happened to the douchebags post?

Devon Sanders said...

Being re-written.

Look for them next week.

nathan said...

Love love love Empowered -- but were you, like me, slightly disappointed in the second volume?

The first had a fun, frivolous feel to it, as befits its origins as a series of silly commissioned sketches, but the second was, I don't know, overwrought I guess.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

I was a little concerned with how #2 started. Satire only works really well once, and it started out pretty repetitive.

But I thought he started mining new territory about 1/3 of the way in the it was brilliant once again.