Love is tearing apart costumed crimefighter Empowered’s city, as the unearthly powers of an embittered “International Magical Girl of Mystery” covertly inflame the superheroic community’s burning passions. But even if a befuddled Emp can puzzle out her shadowy foe’s schemes, can she hope to prevail against the Soldier of Love?
A magical girl assassin (who comes complete with a her own playlist of love songs which can’t be turned off playing in the background everywhere she goes) is causing all the heroes in the city to go on random hook ups with one another. What? You need more? How is this not the greatest concept you have ever heard? You should be running out to your local comic supplier this instant to pre-order this thing. For those who still aren’t convinced we can go into it a little more.
Writer Adam Warren brings a lot of comedy to this issue and it sticks in a way which really stays with you. The humor on display will have you laughing hours after reading the issue. Even writing this review some of the jokes are causing me to fault and giggle stupidly at some of the events which take place in this issue.
Artist Karla Diaz provides some excellent artwork through this issue. She finds a way to make sure the characters have a very distinct look and feel which is synonymous with this series. The different facial expressions helps to sell the humor but still manages to maintain a recognizable style to the characters.
The Empowered series has been hailed as one of the best comics series that people should be reading, and for a very good reason. This series is a very humorous look at superheroes and superhero culture. It is the best answer to all the other books which are trying too hard to be dark and grim. Buy this issue and you are guaranteed to be entertained.