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PANEL 1:

A) KYLE: ALL RIGHT! ANYWAY! THIS IS A DATE, RIGHT?

B) KYLE: MORE DATE QUESTIONS!

PANEL 2:

C) KYLE: SO... DUNCAN... WHY AREN'T YOU OUT WITH ALL THE OTHER ADULT HEROES AND VILLAINS FOR THAT CALAMITY ON INFINITE SUPER-WHATSIT THING RIGHT NOW?

PANEL 3:

D) ANNIHILATOR: THE CRISIS OF COLLIDING TRANS-WORLD IDENTITIES?

E) ANNIHILATOR: I'VE DECIDED TO SIT THAT ONE OUT.

PANEL 4:

F) ANNIHILATOR: I HAVE NO INTEREST IN GALACTIC DOMINATION.

PANEL 5:

G) ANNIHILATOR: THE EARTH IS ENOUGH FOR ME.

H) KYLE: HA! YEAH. O.K...

PANEL 6:

I) KYLE: I ACTUALLY THINK YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO TWIRL YOUR MOUSTACHE WHEN YOU SAY THAT.

J) ANNIHILATOR: ALAS, I'M AFRAID I'M LACKING IN SUFFICIENT LENGTH.

K) ANNIHILATOR: AT LEAST IN THAT-

English transcript submitted by Alex Woolfson on

PANEL 1:
A) KYLE: OKAY! UANSETT! DETTE ER EN DATE, IKKE SANT?
B) KYLE: FLERE DATE-SPØRSMÅL!
PANEL 2:
C) KYLE: SÅ... DUNCAN... HVORFOR ER IKKE DU SAMMEN MED ALLE DE ANDRE VOKSNE HELTENE OG SKURKENE FOR DEN DER KATASTROFEN PÅ DEN UENDELIGE SUPER-ETELLERANNET TINGEN AKURATT NÅ?
PANEL 3:
D) ANNIHILATOR: KRISEN MED DE KOLLIDERENDE FLER-VERDENS IDENTITETENE?
E) ANNIHILATOR: JEG HAR BESTEMT MEG FOR Å IKKE BLI MED PÅ DET.
PANEL 4:
F) ANNIHILATOR: JEG ER IKKE INTERESSERT I GALAKTISK HERREDØMME.
PANEL 5:
G) ANNIHILATOR: JORDEN ER NOK FOR MEG.
H) KYLE: HA! JA. OKAY...
PANEL 6:
I) KYLE: JEG TROR EGENTLIG AT DET ER MENINGEN AT DU SKAL SNURRE BARTEN DIN MENS DU SIER DET DER.
J) ANNIHILATOR: AKK, JEG TROR NOK AT JEG MANGLER TILSTREKKELIG LENGDE.
K) ANNIHILATOR: I DET MINSTE I DET-

Norwegian transcript submitted by seth on

Quadro 1

A)Kyle: Certinho,então. De qualquer maneira, isto é um encontro, certo?

B)Kyle: Mais perguntas de encontro.

Quadro 2

C)Kyle: Então... Duncan... Por que você não está com todos os outros herois e vilões adultos, na calamidade do infinito universo de 'seja lá o que você for', agora?!.

Quadro 3

D)Duncan: A crise de identidade de nossos dois mundos colidindo?

E)Duncan: Eu resolvi ficar de fora dessa.

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Quadro 4

F)Duncan:Eu não tenho interesse em dominação galática.

Quadro 5

G)Duncan: A Terra é o suficiente pra mim.

H)Kyle: Ha! Tá certo! Ok...

Quadro 6

I)Duncan: Ai de mim! Acredito que esteja me faltando força suficiente.

J)Kyle: Eu acredito que você deveria torcer seu bigode,enquanto diz coisas assim...

K)Duncan: Pelo menos naquel-.

Portuguese transcript submitted by Naya Yukida on

PANEL 1:

A) KYLE: ¡MUY BIEN! ¡COMO SEA! ESTA ES UNA CITA, ¿CIERTO?

B) KYLE: ¡MAS PREGUNTAS DE CITA!

PANEL 2:

C) KYLE: ASÍ QUE... DUNCAN... ¿POR QUE TU NO ESTAS FUERA CON TODOS LOS DEMÁS HÉROES Y VILLANOS ADULTOS PARA ESA CALAMIDAD EN LA INFINITA SUPER-LO QUE SEA JUSTO AHORA?

PANEL 3:

D) ANNIHILATOR: ¿LA CRISIS DE CHOQUE DE IDENTIDADES TRANS-MUNDO?

E) ANNIHILATOR: HE DECIDIDO DEJAR PASAR ESA.

PANEL 4:

F) ANNIHILATOR: NO TENGO INTERÉS EN LA DOMINACIÓN GALÁCTICA.

PANEL 5:

G) ANNIHILATOR: LA TIERRA ES SUFICIENTE PARA MI.

H) KYLE: ¡HA! MUY BIEN. OK...

PANEL 6:

I) KYLE: DE HECHO, SE SUPONE QUE DEBÍAS ACICALARTE EL BIGOTE CUANDO DICES ESO.

J) ANNIHILATOR: DESGRACIADAMENTE , ME TEMO QUE CAREZCO DE LA LONGITUD SUFICIENTE.

K) ANNIHILATOR: POR LO MENOS EN ESO-

Spanish transcript submitted by Powell on

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  • http://twitter.com/JanMaLee Janice Lee

    Oh Anni, NOW I’m blushing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lynda-Depe-Taylor/100000668595239 Lynda Depe-Taylor

    NOOOOOOOO!  Save the spring rolls!

    • KiannaLeigh

      Wow. Not often that I actually Laugh Out Loud at a comment …. Good job!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Teddy-Bear-Cuddler/1593578476 Teddy-Bear Cuddler

    Anni still has a scottish accent to me XD

  • http://twitter.com/Nuriko455 Ron

    technically his has a chin strap beard with no mustache. But i can just stare into his eye so intently. I would never see the lazerbeam assassination till it to late

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      The truth is that Kyle and The Annihilator would have made the exact same jokes even if The Annihilator had no beard at all. Alas, I realize now that the fact that he does have a chin beard is spoiling the humor for some readers—in a “close-but-no-cigar” kind of way. A useful lesson for this writer. :)

  • melanie powers

    Why?!  Why is someone shooting at Duncan…the Annihilator, the world’s evilest evil villain who just so happens to be gay and on a date with our favorite young hero? ^^’  How dare you ruin their date?!  They’re not even in costume!

    • amanda damron

      i actually wouldn’t mind seeing what duncan would do to someone for ruining the date scratch that i want to see what kyle would do to someone for ruining his first date. lol!! kyle and duncan forever!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamiepd Jamie Dutton

    Holy Crap! I got a baaaaad feeling about this? What is the “The Crisis of Colliding Trans-World Identities?” Who’s behind the scope? Is this date gonna crash and burn?
    Arrrgh, more questions Alex! But wow, this getting exciting! 

  • DoktorNauk

    I randomly decided to check in early and I’m glad I did! I trust you not to kill Anni in some sort of plot twist psych out. 

    Out of curiosity, what was the record in Artifice for the most bonus pages in a row?

    • DoktorNauk

      Also, I just assumed the Crisis of Colliding Trans-World Identities was just a joke about the weird names that plot arcs get sometimes in comics like Crisis on Infinite Earths but maybe I’ll be wrong and it will be really important.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KXMQG2KCU77ON4FT26RTUNFM6U Saxon Brenton

        I also assumed it was a take on the generic ‘secret crises of infinite crossovers’.  And LOLed at the reference.  But knowing what those sort of things do to the stability of the timeline, my hindbrain jumped up and delivered this vignette:
         
        Duncan: “In the previous version of history our ages were a lot closer together, and we were married…”
         
        Kyle:  O_O
         
        Mischeivous, mischeivous hindbrain.  Now, sit down and enjoy the incipient fight scene.

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      Glad you checked in too! :) And I think by the time we wrapped up, we had had thirty-two bonus pages in a row for Artifice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/safiya.martin Safiya Martin

    …is it bad that when I saw the preview on FB, the first thought in my head was “sniper, no sniping”? (I crawl out of my lurking hole, and this is the comment I bring, ffff)

    My Paypal senses are tingling… more money makes more pages. More pages, hopefully brings less cliffs.

    • KiannaLeigh

      Rofl!

      It’s not bad, it’s just funny as hell! XD

  • http://twitter.com/Its_me_Alis Alis~~

    Aaaaaand here comes trouble!

  • KiannaLeigh

    I know they’re about to be blown up but ….

    He just made a reference to his junk! Duncan! Come on you are most definitely too old for that sort of thing! *tsk tsk*

    • http://the-tribulations-of-rex.blogspot.com/ ℜεx GαηчMε∂ε. (Super Hero.)

      :: hurr hurr hurr ::

      (i had blushed a little: “Dirty pool, old man!” is what i’d said to m’self when i read the reference.)

  • coyoteconscious

    Best. Date. Ever.

  • Super_actor

    Aaaaaaaand duck.

  • http://the-tribulations-of-rex.blogspot.com/ ℜεx GαηчMε∂ε. (Super Hero.)

    two questions —

    1.) when is Anhi gonna drink his wine??
    (i mean, i see his left hand on the glass, but..
    ..is he really that much of a conservative drinker?)

    2.) i thought only Anhi, Flames, and Shibarya knew Anhi was going to be in Hong Kong; only Flamerion, himself, might have had enough time to Phone a Friend regarding his and Anhi’s specific location, once “Red Hot” himself had touched ground and before Sean came behind him (no pun intended)..

    ..well, i don’t know just how quickly the two lovebirds had arrived to their destination after having stepped through Shibarya’s platinum portal (no pun intended!), but… …assuming the travel through the pleasure gates took less than 5-minutes (i said “no pun intended” dammit!!), who would have had the time (and the power!) to follow Anhi from chicago all the way over to hong kong???

    (or did someone overpower Shibarya right after they’d departed, and then compelled her to divulge where they are..?
    {or, maybe, this is La Cugara’s avenging herself for having been ignored an entire page, while standing right there next to her favourite Yaoi Pairing, a little while back…})

    etto..
    ..anno. . . . .

    …as soon as Hunky Dunky detected that beam’s reflection in his peripheral he cut himself off and Took Action.
    conveniently timed so that Young Ears™ would not get offended, after all.

    obviously.

    (because, of course, all 17-year-old guys are as innocent as sugar•and•spice.

    yeah?

    {yeah.
    right.})

    actually, it is kinda unusual that the world’s allegedly Top Villain really isn’t causing that much of a stir or is even being viewed as an anomaly at this restaurant… …is it that ⓣⓘⓣⓐⓝⓘⓤⓜ ⓣⓘⓣⓘⓛⓛⓐⓣⓞⓡ is more of a Robin Hooder; or is it that, all the patrons of this specific restaurant, themselves, are Bad News Bears?

  • DarkFeanix21

    … Okay, did not see that coming. Honestly, some people these days; all Kyle and Duncan (and it’s so weird to use his real name instead of his codename) wanted was a nice, relaxing date to get to know each other better, and now some jerk with a sniper rifle’s come along to spoil their fun.

  • https://twitter.com/DanishWolf DanishWolf

    Suuure.. have Duncan talk sexual innoendo and cover it up with how the date will have a unexpected twist because he’s about to get shot… or IS he?

    Well let’s see if Duncan handles this so he doesn’t get shot before he’s ready to shoot his own personal ..weapon.

    Sounds like it might be a big one ;)

    • http://twitter.com/balisane Sola Balisane

      Let’s hope that super-speed is in evidence here and not in the bedroom later. Yipe!

    • ithilloke

      Hey there, Danishwolf! Checking in here, while waiting on Teahouse updates? Me too. ;-)

      • Ayella

        Hihi, speaking of cross-overs ^.^

        (Oh no, now I have this image stuck in my head of AnnixRory)

      • https://twitter.com/DanishWolf DanishWolf

        I’m a bit all over the place ( and a lot on TH *lol)

        I often see names I recognize and some names I see again and again on basicly all comics I read, so remember them well.
        We BL fans (and regular webcomics) gather around the good comics as the word spread :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000674664075 Fluffy Sama

    I’m having so much fun with this :) I can’t wait to hear some more!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=591482984 Deejay Mumin

    Look out Anni!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1020233372 Mykle Breakfield

    I love a good penis size reference, especially if the claim is backed up with proof.  :)  And god, PLEASE don’t be giving DC or Marvel any ideas for the next BIG THING!  lol  Although, I have been waiting for a Thing special entitled “Calamity on Yancy Street”.  I think it has a certain…ring to it.

    Boo to interruption of date night.  Grr.

  • http://twitter.com/balisane Sola Balisane

    AAAAAAHHHHH

    So that’s been the importance of.the wall and the plate-glass window all this time, but holy crap!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=652311637 Bex Sentance

    AHAHAHAA epic innuendo interrupted by impending assassination attempt. Shame. XD

  • Becky

    “MORE date questions!” :)
    I am liking Kyle more and more. He’s not just a somewhat angsty and rather gullible teenager, after all.

    Also, the plot continues to thicken! And still we don’t know what’s up with the secret pouch of magical origin dust thingy! Excitement!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=872800276 Danielle-Leigh Bogle

    “super whatsit thing”? God, Kyle, are you twelve?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1020233372 Mykle Breakfield

       Give him a little credit…I woulda just called it a “super whatsit thing” from the start.  At least he got out 3-4 words of an epic crossover event before he gave up.  lol.

  • psiquest

    Our Mutha, who art rendered ala Perez, endowed be thy comics… your Kingdom (Not-Painted-By-Ross) come, thy Will (Not-Influenced-By-HSN-Infinity-Gem-Knockoffs) be done, on Earth 3487619835 as it is in Giordano’s Old Office… give us this day our mega crossover and forgive us our fanfic as we forgive those who retcon against us… lead us not into alternate timelines, but deliver us from Lobdel, for thine is the orbiting satellite headquarters and summer swimwear issue, for ever and ever.

    A-Men-In-Spandex.

    • ithilloke

      LOL! Preach it!

    • Sanbai

      I love you so much right now.

  • Whoelsetherealone

    Never sit close to a window…. Every super vilan know that survival rule number #1, Duncan, my dear….

  • http://www.facebook.com/motzie.dapul Motzie Dapul

    I love their expressions, and how playful they are now. I never enjoy a budding romance more as when both parties look to be equally matched in a verbal joust.

    Not that this is a joust so much as it is a conversation of date questions, but romanticized helplessness never appealed to me in relationships, even if it’s just fiction.

  • kungfunurse

    This is the best! First of all, huge shout outs to Alex for the Crisis on Infinite Earths reference, and is that also a Bond reference I detect in the fifth panel?

    Secondly, I can imagine any number of people who might want to get Anni in their sights, but who in the world blasted the shooter? And with what? It looks like some kind of energy attack aimed at the window from above… Does Anni know? Is it a service the restaurant provides? Great Dim Sum and the guarantee of an assassin-free meal?

  • CommodoreZelda

    Oh noez!! What will Duncan do? Is it a hero shooting him or another villain?

    • Bad_Guy_Lover

       I’m more wondering what Kyle will do! If it’s a hero, and he saves the bad guy….

  • toli Bera

    Oh Anni, so classy talkin boutcha junklette.  hope to see it live up to the hype.

    also if you have any invulnerability powers now might be the time to show them off.

  • ithilloke

    Ah, the life of a super-villain. Can’t even go on a date without being hunted! Can’t wait to see him prove his awesomeness by avoiding (yes, avoiding!) said assassination!

  • fujoshifanatic

    Well, this date looks like it’s about to turn a corner…I sure hope Duncan knows how to turn or duck himself in a second or so. It would be a shame if we didn’t get to see him put his “mustache” where Kyle’s mouth is. *giggle* Perviness aside, bad Alex for giving us such an awesome cliff hanger! You are nicest sadist I have ever met for torturing us this way. *runs off to find some money fro the donation pot*

  • SteelLark

    I wish I had the money to fund for an extra page right about now

  • auburncrow

    … oh man, I hope the owners of that restaurant have Act of Superhero insurance, because I have the feeling they’re about to get forcibly remodelled.

    • Whoelsetherealone

       Act of Superhero Insurance, at your sevice, sir…*

      – You’re house/work place has been reduced in cender by a superhero lost shot, a superhero fight, a supehero trip? The half of the place or the walls or/and the roof are missing? Are your door broken, windows trashed, and all your furniture ruined by some Superhero acts? We have an insurance for that.

      – You car: has been used as a projectile by a supervilain ? – was destroyed by the targeted superhero? – was twisted, destroyed, set in fire, sunk, sent to space** due to a superhero/supervilain fight ? – was jus unfortunatly standing in one superhero/supervilain battle field ? We have an insurance for that.

      – You are suffuring from corporal and psychological injuries due to a superhero/supervilain action? You were sent in the air, used as a human shield, locked in a room with a supervilain bomb, injured by the bomb in question, hurt or traumatized in any way due to a superhero/supervilain ction***? We have an insurance for that.

      Act of Superhero Insurance – For a better, safer world.****

      **** That superhero try to build, but sometimes without us.
      *** We provide a special option for Superhero/Super vilain lover. Professionnal confidentiality garanteed.
      ** Depending on the distance (400 000 km), we do not always provide a repatriation on Earth. However, you will be always refund of your cars and its contents value.
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      (This is a promotional resusme of our general offer. To more options, please visit our store or our website)

      • http://www.facebook.com/jay.demetrick Jay Demetrick

        There was an actual Marvel comic back around 1990 called “Damage Control” that was about a business that did just that!  Cleaned up after hero/villain battles.

  • VanQuinn

    I foresee lots of broken glass and tables in their immediate future.

    THAT, or the restaurant is actually a super tech villain base with laser-reflecting windows. That orange laser will just ping off harmlessly (to wipe out a hotel across the street). Turrets will then appear on the side of the restaurant and shoot down the attacker. Then a window cleaner will leisurely wipe the burn mark off the windows and Kyle will be oblivious to the entire exchange.

    BAM.

    • Soitgoesgirl

      I think I love you.

      • VanQuinn

         I love you too.

      • KiannaLeigh

        Your profile picture … it looks like someone from Teahouse comic. …. :?

        • Soitgoesgirl

          As a matter of fact, yes! It’s Claret!
          <3 from one high-quality yaoi/comic lover to another!

          • KiannaLeigh

            Eeeee! Claret! Eeeee! XD

  • Emmanuelle Faubert

    Hi Alex,
    I wanted to thank you because, of all the webcomics i follow, you are the only one that ALWAYS posts on time. I have been waiting for three weeks on another webcomic but coming read your pages twice a week just make my days!! 
    I am really exited to see what will happen next!!! Thanks for your EXCELLENT work Alex!!!! <3 <3 <3

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      You’re very welcome, Emmanuelle. I’m glad to hear you are excited to see what’s coming next—and thank you for letting me know you appreciate the timely updates! :)

  • http://twitter.com/dreaminghour Josephine

    *waggles finger* Behave, Anni!

  • Whoelsetherealone

    My my, I just read again the page. Did anyone also get the mean of Duncan’s “THAT” in the last panel? When he talking about his beard lenght…

    Such a delightfull invitation and information. uh-uh-uh

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamiepd Jamie Dutton

    YES, Bonus Page!!! Best week ever! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N5V7ZVEMHCIHOCDLGRAN2TSTCE CJ

    A minor complaint, the position of the wine glass shifted in the last two panels.

    • Erica

      oh ho ho, you saw thru the plannn. ANNI’S TRYING TO IMPRESS KYLE! and with the shifting of the glass, IT INDICATED TEH SHOOTER IT’S THE PERFECT TIME TO SHOOT!! ho ho ho.

    • Erica

      and im santa clause, don’t be surprised.

    • KiannaLeigh

      Is it two different glasses? If it’s not it doesn’t switch between the last two, but is in the same place in every panel but the second to last. Oh well, even great artists get tripped up.

  • Sharon Kerr-Bullian

    I’m probably one of the few people who’s crunching numbers for that shot, but what the heck is that shooter measuring windspeed in that it can have such an enormous number? O.o The distance is good, it’s about the width of an average city street, plus some for elevation, sidewalks, and Anni sitting back from the window a bit… but that windspeed unit has me flummoxed. It can’t be knots or km/s, that’s crazy talk right there, so what is this ‘ks’ unit?

    Aside from the confusion about wind speed, it looks like it’s a dead-easy shot to make, even with a main battle rifle, since I haven’t seen any indicators of high wind in any of the panels showing the outside. Easy shot, practically a freebie, that one. If you can miss at the width of a city street with a barely moving target, you really ought to find a new profession. If the shooter misses that shot, it’s because Anni is super speedy. Hope you’re on your toes, Anni, someone’s just about to reach out and touch you.

    • http://twitter.com/balisane Sola Balisane

      The only unit i know that’s “ks” is “kilosecond,” which makes NO sense in this context; that’s the only one that Wolfram Alpha throws up, too.   Think we may have to give this one up to artistic license, but more importantly: who is that shooter!?

      • Sharon Kerr-Bullian

         The only measurement I found in rambling all over the net for an answer was kilosecond too, after allowing for unusual notation methods for more likely options.

        I’m less interested in who the shooter is than what the shooter or its employer hopes to gain from this assassination attempt. Shooting someone, in broad daylight, for no gain, would be very very stupid, so I’m guessing there’s something worth 1) dying for, or 2) languishing in a Chinese (at least it’s Hong Kong, so probably isn’t so bad?) prison for.

        • http://twitter.com/balisane Sola Balisane

           Heh; those were all the questions i had wrapped up in “who?”  how, why, and who else?  I have a feeling that we’re not going to get satisfaction for a while, yet, either.  Augh. 

          • Sharon Kerr-Bullian

             I know, it’s going to kill me, waiting for those answers!

  • Erica

    OMG! IM DYING!! HE’S LACKING IN SUFFICIENT LENGTH IN AT LEAST THAT BWAHAHAH!! OMG im dead. lmao he has dat length in another place >:] omg. that just killed me. Omg

    and in the next scene, we’re gunna see an awesome Lara Croft/Solid Snake/Assassin’s Creed move. Ohhh I wonder if this’ll be a new characterrr. :O CAN’T WAIT!! :D unlike other mangas/webcomics I read I get excited about introductions of new characters, makes me wonder if there’s a new competition to break Duncan and Kyle apart or benefit their relationship hehehe 

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    Do my eyes decieve ne or is someone “Watching” is there some fowl play or is that just Peking Duck repeating? Never could handle spicy foods>:)

  • http://www.omg-facts.com/view/Facts/16209 殺戮

    W-Who would ever want to take Anni out? ;_;

    Well, a lot of people, I suppose…

    T-That was a rhetorical question!

  • xLizardx

    Does anyone else suspect a “gunpowder plot” here? Many people believe that the Guy Fawks plot [the origin of bonfire night] was actually a propaganda conspiracy orchestrated by the very person it supposedly victimised: King James the 1st of England. Imported from Scotland [where he was already King James the 6th], and succeeding Elizabeth the 1st who had been a beloved and successful ruler for the past 44 years, he wasn’t the most popular of monarchs when he first arrived. However, following the supposed terrorist attack in which he and his parliament would have been blown to pieces, if all had gone according to plan, there was a significant upswing in public opinion towards him. I can’t remember all of the various inconsistencies which made historians believe that the plot was doomed at outset, but I’m sure the information is on wikipedia.

    Ummm… anyway, after that massive digression, my point is: maybe the Annihilator has set up this attempted assassination himself, in order to evoke Kyle’s sympathy/ trust, if he is “accidentally” injured, or else to demonstrate his strength/ prowess in evading and capturing the assassin. 

    Alternatively, the plot thickens with a third agency coming to the fore – currently there’s Kyle, and his fairly naive and open objectives, then Mr. Fox with the Priestess, and his/their intentions/ machinations, and now we have this mention of people seeking galactic-scale power – it might be construed that this hitperson has something to do with them.

    The third, and IMO most unlikely possibility, is that Kyle was in some way followed by “the good guys” and they are leaping to, or rather shooting in defence of his honour. 

    Either way… yet another cliffhanger. Grrrr. :D

    • kungfunurse

       I was debating with myself whether Anni had set the whole thing up. But without some evidence of actual conniving on his part I’m hesitant to attribute absolutely everything that happens around him to his whiles. I wouldn’t put it past him to have put a Xanatos Gambit together (thank you Gargoyles!) but I actually wanna see some proof first. And some more skin, but that’s another matter…

      • http://twitter.com/balisane Sola Balisane

         I dunno: some of our other kooky theories have already been proven, but you’re right; we can’t attribute absolutely everything to forethought and malice.  Or at least to Anni’s forethought and malice, anyway.  Who can possibly know where they are? This is the question that’s killing me. 

    • KiannaLeigh

      OH my god. A gunpower plot!? That would be so awesome. The layers of their relationship would be all … thick and deep.

      Oh that sounded dirty. Sorry. I meant, you know, it would be intriguing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DaddyDemon2010 Suzie Simonds

    The last panel is a mix of my feelings… Laughing at the fact that he was implying that his Penis was of good length and sadness that THERE’S A GUNSHOT HEADING STRAIGHT FOR HIM! ono

  • Epistasthai

    Oh wow! Our Hero is gonna have to save Duncan! But oh noes! Our Hero is gonna have to save Duncan!

    wow, what a lot of mixed feeling this page prompts! (Thanks!)

  • Midwestmutt

    That can’t just be sunlight glinting off that window, but what is it? It looks to me more like something or someone beaming into the building across the street rather than a shot coming from it. The platinum priestess? Some trans-worldly other being? Kyle’s mom?

    • KiannaLeigh

      Kyle’s Mom????

      • Takehai

        There was a distinct reference in the second-to-last page with Sircea/The Platinum Priestess that she and Duncan/The Annihilator had figured out that Kyle may not be fully human. She did say he wasn’t a Mutant, didn’t have Alien DNA, and his powers weren’t from “Conventional Magic.” So, his powers are innate, likely inherited from a parent. Then she mentioned about Solomon knowing the old rules best. Supposedly, according to some mythologies, King Solomon was given power over Demons, Djinn/Efrijt, and other supernatural creatures. So, it’s entirely possible one of his parents isn’t human.

        Although Midwestmutt might have just been referring to Kyle’s Mom because she would so break into a date between her baby and the biggest bad guy on the planet to break it up. Mom’s are overprotective like that…. ;)

        • KiannaLeigh

          O_O *gasp* Oh my God. Trans-dimensional mothering! Jesus he’ll never get laid with that going on…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4DLOB4FUGXCGAVWL4ENV5G2NOM Vincent

    -“Department”?

    And here I thought Duncan was less lewd than the Platinum Priestess. Never been more glad I was wrong.

  • http://blindcat97.tumblr.com/ Damian Varn

    As I was reading this page, I managed to be completely, stunningly oblivious to the ball of fire in the background of the last panel. I was caught between being shocked at the creepy goggles/computer thing and the comment that was about to happen there. And then I noticed it an promptly freaked the hell out in my usual hyperactive manner (stuttering something weird loudly while kinda flailing a little bit). It would be best if I didn’t read these past midnight. I would also be best if I didn’t read these in my living room, where my roommate can here me losing my mind, because he’s actually got work some mornings (thankfully not tomorrow).

    • http://twitter.com/balisane Sola Balisane

       That is actually pretty funny. xD  Total delayed reaction; at least you saw it before you saw everyone else freaking out in the comments, though, no? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GJ6NDKIMTWPADAP3YOME4M3TNQ Alexandra

    WHOA. The plot thickens.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000331835456 Sabrina Kern

    Hi,
    i love Comics, Superheros and yaoi so your Comic is Perfect.

    I want to THANKS the People who spent they Money on this wonderful Comic.
    My Salarie is sadly not enugh, but i love Bonus pages!

    THANK YOU ALL CRAZY MONEYSPENDING PEOPLE AND ALEX FOR DRAWING IT!!!

    Sabrina
    Berlin, Germany

    PS: Sorry abaout my English.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OXPDZNZ3FTN6UW4AS7F33Q4U4U AeryonSun

    Oh dude Duncan no lol! You did not ust say that!

  • j chan

     He sat so Kyle wouldn’t be in view of the window.  The villain sat so the hero wouldn’t be targeted by anyone.  THIS COMIC SUDDENLY HAS FEELS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/SekeSama Ayashi Otaku Shabazz

      All of the feels

    • http://the-tribulations-of-rex.blogspot.com/ ℜεx GαηчMε∂ε. (Super Hero.)

       that’s an astute observation, j-chan.

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    Oh Anni….so naughty. We loves you so much. And I think he’s about to be shot…that looks like a muzzle flash in the last panel.

  • Yukiness

    Hurr hurr Duncan, I see what you did there.

    I’m sure our dear Anni will be fine. If anything, he’ll just deflect/dodge the bullets with his awesome.

  • Lithekitty

    Crisis on infinate earths referance? or am I the only one that thought that. XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamiepd Jamie Dutton

     Does it cover being a supervillain’s evil science experiment guinea pig? 

    • Whoelsetherealone

       Of course it does. This is just a promotional booklet.

  • http://twitter.com/Kat_Kerns Katrin Kerns

    Argh… why do I suddenly want some really good sushi? Oh by the way Anni… look out. I think our young buck is going to save the day though, I mean since he IS a good guy.

  • http://twitter.com/GodKingMephiles Mephiles the Dark

    I just have the weirdest instinct that the ones shooting at Anni are Kyle’s friends in defense of him, and it’s going to be an awkward “Uh, no, guys, don’t kill him, he’s my boyfriend” moment.

    And I SO wish I had enough money to donate to this webcomic, but alas, I am a poor, minimum-wage schmuck working a fast-food register, so… maybe next paycheck? 

    • KiannaLeigh

      That’s what I think every week. T_T

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Klara-Tussan-Fredriksson/1360971063 Klara Tussan Fredriksson

      If that would be the case, my only question is how the heck Kyle’s friends got to Hong Kong so fast? 

  • Captain_LeBubbles

    I’m foreseeing Anni just sort of leaning over a bit and letting it miss, then continuing the conversation as though nothing has happened. That’s what I foresee.

  • KiannaLeigh

    You Sir* are awesome!

    *or M’am

    • Whoelsetherealone

       oups you’re right… need to correct that

  • http://www.facebook.com/iocane.powder.1 Iocane Powder

    I keep reading this and reminding myself that the very first time we met Duncanni, he took not one but two blasts of fire to the face, and I don’t think spray-on clothing naturally has those qualities so he’s probably got some kind of protection, even in “civilian” form.   At least that’s my rather desperate hope!

    • KiannaLeigh

      Ducannni?

      Awesome new name created. You are fantastic!

  • avstron

    wait, was the last line a suggestive joke?

  • SolrSurfr3

    Thank God, an unexpected attack to cut off that crappy pick-up line. Saved by the energy blast.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leon-De-Bourbon-Orléans/100000809017060 Leon De Bourbon Orléans

    show us your “suggestive length”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leon-De-Bourbon-Orléans/100000809017060 Leon De Bourbon Orléans

    cuz we all know that was super suggestive ;o

  • http://www.facebook.com/petr.buchta.71 Petr Buchta

    What does it mean twirl your moustache? Is it idiom or something?

    • http://www.facebook.com/shiki.hanashima Shiki Hanashima

       It’s something that old cartoon villains did when they had long, curly mustaches, they would twirl their mustache with their finger while saying something evil.

  • http://twitter.com/fancypineapple Jenny

    oh- hoo he was just about to say that, the complete scoundrell!! :D awesome

  • http://www.booksie.com/snowyshadowcat SnowyShadowCat

    Haha I see what you did there Alex…Well played sir, well played (I’m rereading the comic….again)

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