I Wanna Be Literated! 112

I Wanna Be Literated! 112

Thursday, 16 June 2016

A critical evaluation of Empowered Volume 9 by Adam Warren.

I have to say, the only thing that’s gotten worse about the Empowered series is that they don’t come out as often as they used to. Is it a superhero comic? A parody of superheroes? A manga? A sci-fi story? It’s really all of those things. Adam Warren has been able to grow and mature his little baby which started out as short “sketches” of a damsel in distress into a full grown and mature “woman” of a comic. One which has something to say. But then again, Warren has always been criminally underrated.

Empowered 9 is probably the biggest story in the Empowered storyline thus far and one which (surprisingly) holds its own without much need of a back-story. Gone are the lead-in briefings inserted to catch us up on what we need to know, as most of the exposition is seamlessly blended into the story. This time, Emp is faced with the backlash of having accidentally gained access to alien weaponry which could very well destroy the universe. In Warren’s style of comic wit and fast-paced action, we are dealt with a story powered by struggles, power vacuums, insane character designs, pop-culture references, a nice mixing of brains and brawn, and a clever ol’ button at the end the way only Warren can deliver.

Should I also mention that Warren might be my favorite artist out right now, and his rough-yet-scaringly-polished pencils are the only source of art for his books? It’s incredible what this man can do and incredibly what he has done with Empowered. Warren is in top form in this book and shows no signs of slowing down. [OLLIE OTTOMAN]



Empowered Volume 9 is out now. Buy it here on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Empowered-9-Adam-Warren/dp/1616555718/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1466090878&sr=1-1&keywords=empowered+volume+9

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