Librarians in Comic Books... Empowered!
From: Empowered (2009) Vol. 2
Tags: librarians comic books empowered adam warren sexy librarian superhomeys bondage cleavage
Added: 9 months ago
[the first panel shows the super heroine Empowered holding a pair of glasses in her hands (with a disapproving look on her face), as other members of the Superhomeys stand behind her]
EMPOWERED: I'm going undercover as a "sexy librarian"?
MAJOR HAVOC: [whispers] Niiice.
CAPTAIN RIVET: [from off camera] We have no other choice, I'm afraid.
[the second panel shows the robotic Captain Rivet standing next to a holographic image of the villain Idea Man]
CAPTAIN RIVET: We have to draw Idea Man out into the open! And judging by those image files we found on his old hard drive ...
[the third panel shows a holographic image of Idea Man's "ideal profile" for a sexy librarian ... under "Absolutely Required" is listed "Eyeglasses (critical!)", "Garter Belt & Stockings", "Blonde Hair (long)", "Female (or female-appearing)", while under "Optional" is listed "Orally Provocative" (?) and "Cleavage"]
CAPTAIN RIVET: [from off camera] He's utterly obsessed with a very specific iteration of the "sexy librarian" trope.
EMPOWERED: [from off camera] Great, now I'm fetish bait ...
[the fourth panel shows Empowered dressed in her "sexy librarian" disguise (hair braided into two long ponytails, glasses, half-shirt that exposes her ample cleavage, short skirt with garter belt and thigh-high stockings), walking through the library holding a book with a humiliated look on her face]
EMPOWERED: [to herself] What kind of idiot would possibly think this ridiculous "librarian from a porn video" outfit is for real? I couldn't more obviously be bait if I had a sign taped to my backside ... !
[the first panel shows Empowered standing over a male patron (sweating profusely) with a bunch of books opened on the table in front of him]
EMPOWERED: Did you find what you wanted?
PATRON: Uh ...
[the second panel shows Empowered reaching for a book on the top shelf (pointing her protruding backside towards the reader), as she speaks to an unseen patron with a pencil clenched between her teeth]
EMPOWERED: Chn I hhlp yhh ... ?
[the third panel shows Empowered carrying a stack of books through the library (with her bosom resting on top of the books), as she whistles to herself]
[the first panel shows Idea Man standing over Empowered, her hands tied behind her back and a ball gag in her mouth]
IDEA MAN: Soon, nubile librarienne, your bookish yet slutty hotness will unleash an apocalypse!
[the second panel shows Idea Man carrying Empowered over his shoulder while shouting instructions to his henchmen]
IDEA MAN: Hoof! Run a neuro-pattern check on the weapon! Open the sensory feedlinks! Power up the Pornulator's drives!
[the third panel shows Idea Man (still with Empowered over his shoulder) turning and speaking directly to the reader]
IDEA MAN: [whispers] Psst! Hey, just look at me, huh? Barking orders to my minions, with a beautiful blonde slung over my shoulder ...
[the fourth panel shows a closeup of Idea Man (a tear rolling down his cheek), as Empowered can be seen in the background rolling her eyes]
IDEA MAN: [whispers] For the first time, I ... I ... I really feel like a full-fledged super villain! Sniff!
The Superhomeys convince Empowered to disguise herself as a "sexy librarian" in order to serve as bait to draw out the supervillain Idea Man. Idea Man soon kidnaps her, planning to use her to activate a doomsday device he built using the brain of the presumed-dead supervillain Psychoblast, a powerful psionic with a librarian fetish. The Superhomeys arrive to defeat Idea Man and save Emp. Back at her apartment, she starts explaining the mission to Thugboy, but he's too distracted by her outfit to pay attention. Meanwhile, Major Havoc and Protean haven't turned off the audio feed from the bug in Emp's glasses, and voyeuristically listen in on her and Thugboy.
Sexy EMPOWERED librarian, p.1
The first of two pages from "Smart Girl," a story appearing in the second volume of Empowered, the "sexy superhero comedy" book I write and draw for Dark Horse Comics. As of the present day, the series features five 200+ page volumes, with a sixth hitting the shelves in September 2010 (and further books on the way thereafter).
The repro quality's a bit lower than normal, here, as I had to level-adjust on a 120dpi jpeg, instead of a 600dpi greyscale scan, as I normally do; also, I wound up relettering all of the wonkier word balloons seen here for greater clarity in the final version.
Several folks on the secret Empowered emailing list (who first saw these particular pages a few YEARS ago) pointed out to me that I went too far with Emp's admittedly over-the-top "Sexy Librarian" cosplay, and in fact had lost much of the less overtly provocative appeal of the "cute chick with eyeglasses." This is defensible within the context of the story, I feel, given that the tastes of the Empverse's "supervills" (whom she's supposed to be baiting, here) are rarely what one would define as "subtle" or "refined"...