Creator On A Tear: Jeff Reviews Adam Warren’s Empowered.
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Posted by: Jeff Lester on April 5, 2007
EMPOWERED TPB: The first twenty pages of this made me think of that old Matt Groening joke about how paradoxically the French are funny, sex is funny, and comedies are funny, and yet there are no funny French sex comedies. Initially, Adam Warren’s sexy superhero manga Empowered is not sexy, uses all the superhero trappings for comedy-based blackout sketches, and Warren, while certainly influenced by manga, is not a manga artist. Really, the first twenty pages or so read like a PG-13 version of Little Annie Fanny where superheroine-in-training Empowered finds herself in one embarrassing (but relatively mild) bondage “story” after another, comically whimpering about how pathetic she is. If this had been a comic book one shot, or the… Read More…