Empowered, vol. 2

Writer(s): Adam Warren
Artist(s): Adam Warren
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 978-1593078164
Price: $14.95
Page count: 208
Year Released: 2007
Status: out of print
Original Source: n/a
Other Collected Edition(s): n/a
Genres: erotica; humor; romance/relationships; satire; short stories; superheroes
Recommended for Fans Of:
Possibly Objectionable Material: lots and lots of cheesecake, softcore sexual innuendo, nudity, and suggestive language (plus some violence)
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Also in This Series: preceded by Empowered, vol. 1; followed by Empowered, vol. 3

Plot Summary
In this volume, Emp goes undercover as a "sexy librarian" in an effort to draw out Idea Man, a supervillain with a particularly obvious fetish. Later, Ninjette dresses up in Emp's costume and beats up some henchmen who humiliated Emp earlier, but Ninjette's plan backfires when, as Thug Boy points out, now the bad guys will consider Emp to be a bigger threat than she actually is. Meanwhile, Thug Boy's past as a backstabbing henchman is coming back to haunt him, and we learn that Ninjette is actually the Ninja Princess, and the circumstances under which she left her clan are mysterious, to say the least.

My Own 2 Cents
This volume contains longer stories than the first one, and they tend to focus more on plot and less on bondage situations (though don't get me wrong--Emp spends many, many pages of this volume half-naked and trussed up). At this point, Warren has also started dropping hints that Thug Boy's past is soon going to cause serious problems for him (not to mention for Emp), and that Ninjette's old clan has been looking for her--and not just so they can reminisce about old times. All this serves to add some depth to the series, which I appreciate.