posted Nov.24.17 at 12:01 am

Panel 2: And now, one final, startlingly abrupt flashback scene before the story—and Empowered vol. 3 as a whole—wraps up. Note, newbie readers, that the brief conversation that follows proved very, very important for Ninjette’s long-term character arc, as we learn some fairly wacky things about her unusual background in the next few pages.

And yes, the Demonwolf’s admonition of “Silence!” is intended as a goofily on-the-nose transition from panel 1’s shot of the masked shinobi clapping a hand over ’Jette’s mouth. Whee!

-Adam Warren