|There's a parental advisory sticker over|
Ninjette's crotch on my copy...
Empowered tells the story of, well, Empowered: a laughable super-heroine who gains her powers from a terribly useless super-suit. Useless how? The suit provides powers as long as it's intact. As in not in any way damaged. Meaning that 90% of the time it's less useful than a lycra bicycle get up. So, yes, Empowered gets her ass handed to her on a regular basis. And that brings us to another core part of this book: bondage, and sex jokes. If that's not got you hooked so far, there's also profanity, romance, comedy, a 4th Wall made of tissue paper, and generally high levels of entertainment.
In all honesty, this book is probably a "better" (read: more accessible) version of Garth Ennis' The Boys. It has the core elements of The Boys with far less gore, and obvious malice. It's still not a book for the young kids, but I guess if they're headed that way, they might as well enjoy themselves.
|Typical Empowered action. But normally|
there'd be a gag. And less mockney accents.
The content is riveting, the illustrations are great, and best of all, the stories are short and succinct while building overarching plot threads. Possibly the best part of the book, though, is the writing itself. I imagine that if Aaron Sorkin were sat down to write a comic book (and give a deadline) he'd turn out the dialogue we get here. It's roughly that good.
I highly recommend this book for more or less anyone that's not under 15, or a prude.
Next time, we dine in hell.
|Geraaaaard Butler Freeee!|