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PANEL 1:

A) ANNIHILATOR: NO.

PANEL 2:

C) ANNIHILATOR: RUN! NOW!

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CASE 1:
A) ANNIHILATOR: Non.
CASE 2:
B) ANNIHILATOR: Cours ! Maintenant !

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A) Annihilator: Nein!
Panel 2
B) Annihilator: Lauf! Sofort!

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Quadro 1

A)Duncan: No.

Quadro 2

B)Duncan: Corra! Agora!

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Cuadro 1:

A) ANNIHILATOR: No.

Cuadro 2:

C) ANNIHILATOR: Corre! Ahora!

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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter One—Page 49

Run, Kyle, run!

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  • auburncrow

    How… unexpectedly thoughtful of you, Anni. :D

  • Nightshadengale

    I wonder if the restaurant owners had superhero insurance.

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

      Ha!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

    ALEX!  OH MY GOD!  I’M GOING TO BE AT EMERALD CITY TOO!!  YOU ARE GOING TO GET HUGGED SO HARD!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

      Also, seeing Duncan rescuing Makeup From Hell made me smile.  Seems our delightful invisible redhead is rubbing off on him :)

      • Timothy Hickman

        Nice double entendre there Summer :)

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

          LOL, thank you!  It was completely unintentional!

    • Sanbai

      Summer! I am so jealous of you right naaaoaoooooooooo!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

        There WILL BE PICS!!!

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

      Yay! That’s awesome! I can’t wait to see you! (I’ll be at the Prism Comics booth in the afternoon.)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

        You can expect snacks! (edited because I forgot to read the news post)

  • Erica

    awww anni’s got some good in his heart :3 ALL BECAUSE OF KYLE! cuz he knows kyle would prolly bitch if anni didn’t get him. even if the idiot tried to kill them both. XP jk kyle, i love you bby. XD im thinkin i need to do more fanart, but i’ve been too busy with other random stuff i came up with. DX

  • CommodoreZelda

    I was surprised to see Anni rescue Killer. He’s really not a bad guy at heart. <3

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

    Is it just me or does Duncan look like he actually having fun playing the hero in the 2nd to last panel?  :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/ian.s.fox.5 Ian Shuichi Fox

    Okay, definitely blurring the line between hero and villain.  Anni is rescuing someone.

  • Bindynz

    Is Anni actually rescuing Killer, or “rescuing” killer.

  • TwoWayStar

    the real question is, did he do it because:
    “ugh cant leave this guy here to die ugh so annoying”or because”if i leave him kyle will flip better get this douche”

    im with the first one! :O

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M4UNUNBBI3JFHQ76SLIHCI6Y3A December

      Maybe he just wants to kill the guy himself – slowly and painfully, and AFTER he learns from him who organised that attack >;E

  • Ryn

    Omg, Duncan’s face in that 4th panel! XD

    he reeeeally didn’t want to save that guy, but Kyle would never let him hear the end of it. you mad me laugh with that one.

  • https://twitter.com/DanishWolf DanishWolf

    Even running from an explosion you have Kyle hidden strategicly behind that rocket launcher *lol*

    This page is awesome. I don’t know if I should go ‘Woohooo, Duncan to the rescue’ or be suspicious of his motives behind his heroic action.

    Would he still have picked up Killer if Kyle hadn’t been there? That’s what I want to know!

    Alex, right now you do a brillant job of making Anni kind of the anti-hero that I don’t know if I should like or not. Good thing there’s a lot of pages left of this story to give us the answers :)

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

      Thank you very much for the props, DanishWolf! I’m so glad you’re along for the ride. And I promise, there will be lots of answers in the upcoming chapters! :D

  • fujoshifanatic

    Super villain my ass! I knew Anni wasn’t a bad guy! He has shown more smarts, bravery, badassery, and just plain manners than both of those “heroes” put together! Hopefully we will get an explanation from someone for the events of this evening, and where this is going soon!

    Oh, and are you trying to tell us something with that big ass gun you’re sporting Kyle? If so, squee! I can’t wait until Anni gets you alone somewhere. :-P

    • b3nc0

      Alone somewhere and then: “Oh, look, the invisibility thingamaji is running out‼ Come here Kyle, I’ll cover you with my broad body…”

  • Kel Z

    1) Loving the comic! I’ve been quiet here lately, but mostly because of all kinds of stuff (which generally means: I’m always reading on my phone and hate posting from it).
    2) This is an interesting turn, here, yes…
    3) SEATTLE, WUT?!? I will probably be there since I live in the general area of Seattle. That’ll be kind of funny, between my name being in there :) and the fact that my husband will eyeball the artwork, eyeball me, and go, “yeah, that’s my wife.”

    I might be able to come meet you and spaz out at your table, muah hah hah!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

      Kel!  I’m going to be there too!!!!!!

      • Kel Z

        ZOMG! Ok now like double squee here. We might have talked about this at some point, but do you live near Seattle? :D We will have to exchange contact info to find each other there. YAY!

      • Kel Z

        Ah yes now I remember, Oregon! :)

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

          Exactly right!

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

      Really glad to hear you’ve been enjoying the comic, Kel, and I do hope you and your hubby are able to make it to the Con. I’ll be at the Prism Comics booth in the afternoons. It’d be very cool to see you!

  • Vince Harris

    Is it bad that I can’t help thinking how uncomfortable it is running with no support? 

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

      Heh.

  • Shinashi

    “I wonder how many brownie points I can get if I saved this asshole’s life…” 

    Also…Blue explosion! Awesome!

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

    Oh c’mon, that is such a calculated move on Duncan’s part! He’s totally thinking “Kyle would never let me near him if I don’t haul this clown out of here. Damnit, now Sercea will never let me hear the end of this! ‘Having to save that clown just to get in his pants, Duncan? That’s what you get for trying to date a superhero! :p’ ”

  • nayia

    Run, Kyle, run again… but why with this battle thing? :]

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

      It’s protecting his dangly bits both from the potential force of the explosion and our lusty, peering eyes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ODTYRNLPDTIZWUVMJBCDAFY27E DivaLady

    lol, I love how you can SEE Anni going “Do I save him…?  Do I not…?”

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

    Is Anni saving Killer to impress Kyle, or because Kyle is being a good influence on him? I dunno.  But I’m sure the meta-explanation is:
     
    Alex has expertly written the scene for maxmimum moral ambiguity, so that we readers will keep coming back to see what Anni’s motivations really are. (And I’m sure it’s *totally incidental* that we’ll throw money at him to get bonus pages to find out more quickly… :-)
     
    Gah!  The warning on the TV Tropes wiki is right.  You start looking at everything in terms of story construction…

    • TheGirlWhoFellToEarth

       That’s perfectly true ! Not to mention Alex seems to be an expert when it comes to moral ambiguity, as a fair share of his comics leave us readers on the grill and speculating endlessly…
      But we do love that way too much, don’t we ? :)

      (All speculation put aside, this page is grand.)

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

        Thank y’all very much for the kind words. I’m glad you like what’s going on here. :D

        (And TV Tropes is dangerous on so many levels. Usually for sucking up huge amounts of my time… LOL) 

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

          Old but pertient gag: “tV trOpes wiKi  *HUnGeRS*  and wAnts to EaT all yoUr frEe tiMe”

  • http://www.facebook.com/victor.garritano.3 Victor Garritano

    I don’t like Kyle in this page.  He can’t figure out how heavy that rocket launcher is, and his poses aren’t telling a cohesive story.  I would figure that is he feels the need to hold onto it, he’d be carrying it with two hands and covering his groin the whole time.  On top of adding some sensible weight to this object, the proper positioning of his legs and bending of his spine would have looked the slightest bit comedic.
    Oh. and wasn’t swordponytailman next to the window in the last page? how did he roll all the way over to the side of that table?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M4UNUNBBI3JFHQ76SLIHCI6Y3A December

      I think Kyle is trying to figure out the least encumbering way to carry it. Especially in the last panel, where he frees up an arm to help himself run.

      The table, yes, I can see that. It moved.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M4UNUNBBI3JFHQ76SLIHCI6Y3A December

    Panel 5 – Annie got to feel up some knowcked-out booty! Annie, you naughty boy, you!

    Other than that – Annie, you just SAVED a person. A person who had insulted you and tried to KILL you – WOULD’VE killed you if he could. You are SO not a villain after this.

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

    Anni rescuing the Samurai? Or just wanting to ensure he has someone to ‘question’ later, or was it all a ploy to get Kyle’s attention? Ooooh the possibilities!

  • booklover320

    Cockblocked by a gun this time???? Sigh. This is just getting ridiculous, lol!!!!! Can’t wait for Saturday!

    • SleepingDragon

      And he really has no reason to haul it around anymore, seeing as it’s out of ammo…

      • http://www.facebook.com/nooneagain Mary Kelleher

         When the order “RUN” is issued, you don’t generally think about anything else.

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

    Either Duncan is actually being decent, or this is all some well planned ruse to lure Kyle even closer….

    Why am I still trying to figure out if he’s good or bad? This is hopeless. I should just quietly wait for the end of the series….

  • DarkFeanix21

    Duncan, you’re a supervillain! You would have been well within your right to leave him there.

    Although I suppose that wouldn’t have endeared him to Kyle. Oh, well.

    Heroes: 0, Villains: 3

  • TheGirlWhoFellToEarth

    Oooooooooh…

    Oh no, he wouldn’t have been. Not the way of action of a real hero. And, with all those heroes playing as baddies, someone ought to take the spot….

    Still : ooooooooooh.

    (Could be a calculated move, though. Hmm. That is still awesome.)

  • Iocane Powder

    Saving the guy who tried to kill you from an explosion … That’s heroism.

  • Sophie Black

    I am pretty sure he’s only saving him to impress Kyle. 

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

    Hmmm, interesting. Well, that was impressive and even if it was for Kyle’s sake, it was a nice move. He probably could leave the guy behind without much consequence on Kyle’s part. Hmmm hmmm interesting interesting.

    I think Anni is gonna really break hearts when he reveals to be as much bad as everybody expects him to be.

    • SleepingDragon

      Personally I’m still hoping for a “come into the van to the dark side, we’ve got cookies” for Kyle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nooneagain Mary Kelleher

    Well, THAT was heroic.

  • SleepingDragon

    Okay, if i were to guess at the development I wouldn’t be surprised if Kyle comes back home to a news broadcast of Annihilator being spotted and wrecking a restaurant, wounding some people and so on, which would make Kyle think that this isn’t really a fair and unbiased report of how things went.

    Now if I were REALLY paranoid (not that I am, and you can’t prove anything!) I would suspect this to be some kind of multilayered plot from Anni, like he let it leak to these particular guys where he’s going to be at a given time. The only thing really holding me back from this is that it was somewhat too close of a call… Then again, Anni is supposedly the “most feared supervillain on the planet”, and in my comic book experience it’s not the strong and indestructible guys who become that, it’s the ones who can come up with a xanatos before breakfast so who knows what else he had in store for an emergency, I mean, if those power suppression things are even remotely available he does seem like an awfully easy picking for any hero team…

    • Yami_no_Ite

       I totally like your theory. And its not paranoia if they are really out to get you (or its true).

  • TsunamiJane

    Are we SURE Anni is one of the bad guys?!?!?

  • Interpolation

    PLOT TWIST!  Killer falls in love with the Annihilator, the supervillian who saved his life!

    I kid?

    • KiannaLeigh

      YOU KID! (,,#゚Д゚)

    • http://www.facebook.com/Grim.Sister Moore Hesse

      Even if it does happen, We all know it’s one-sided. Annie likes Kyle. 

      • Interpolation

        Hell hath no fury like a love scorned.  Having been rejected by his forbidden true love, the dashing Annihilator, Killer is overcome with jealousy towards the object of the Annihilator’s affections.  Will Red Hot be able to withstand the raging (but deeply hurt) wrath of Killer?

        le gasp.

  • bibliophile41

    Ah Anni, the honourable villain.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kelsey.leigh.50 Kelsey Leigh

       honor among thieves and…uh villains, i guess? ^.^

      • KiannaLeigh

        Yes! That’s my new favorite saying. Honor among villains. Thick as villains.

        ….

        thick …. *snrk* thick as villains. Yep. That got dirty when I said it.

    • coyoteconscious

      Honourable?
      Could be trying to cater to his date’s sensibilities.
      Or possibly he knows that saving ninjerk will utterly humiliate him.

  • Meghalodon

    WHORE ROCKETLAUNCHER I DEMAND YOU REMOVE YOURSELF FROM EXISTENCE THIS MOMENT!

  • Lady Mania

    …. Anni is a villain right? … this can go so many different ways right now my head is spinning. I can’t wait to see how it all unravels. 

  • Yukiness

    Using a rocket to hide his rocket, I see what you did there.

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

      Ha!

  • Frin

    Saving even the jerkface? Anni for a villain you are far too honorable. Or too cunning. Can’t decide which yet.

  • kaycee1967

    That people is called… “LOVE”… he’s in love with Kyle. Because of Kyle’s influence and his desire to be with him (DADDY/BOY, HEH) he’s realizing that things are more important!

  • Anneka

    Did the spring rolls get away?

    • KiannaLeigh

      I think they died in a blaze of glory as the restaurant imploded…. RIP Spring Rolls. May your name live on in …. well glory.

  • lightflyer9

    This is all planned. Theres no chance the most douchebag of villains just HAPPEN to show up in JAPAN, force Kyle to strip etc…they used the power supressor to make sure nobody really got hurt. Now Anni is saving him to make himself seem like a victim/worthy of pity and affection.

    • Sanbai

      Except…they’re in Hong Kong? And Killer looks a little bit Chinese to me, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he was local. I dunno, seems way too risky/unbecoming to all be “planned”.

      • lightflyer9

         *Hong Kong my bad. Lol didnt mean to come off as an uncultured dolt

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    OH wow. So much loves for Anni right now. In panel four as he pauses to look at Killer, his face says it all. He looks exasperated and annoyed, sorta like “Must I really?” But he rescues him anyways….just because it is probably something Kyle would approve of. How romantic. XD

  • Yami_no_Ite

    I Love Anni’s expression in panel four. You can just see him calculating the pros and cons to leaving Killer behind vs. taking him. I think he is definitely taking him along because that’s what Kyle would do, and he wants to get into his (at the moment) non-existent pants.

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    What I want to know is this: Other than yet AGAIN hiding his “junk” from our view WHY would Kyle carry a used up weapon with no ammo in it?

    • xLizardx

      The comic isn’t explicit – and I doubt it ever will be, having read Alex’s other stories. Perhaps some more sexy content will be available in printed editions [several other webcomics use this model, so that people have an extra incentive to purchase]. However, I personally am not particularly fussed. A great storyline is more compelling, I think, than a picture of a penis, and whilst the inclusion of the latter need not necessarily negate the former, I don’t think the former is in any way dependent upon the latter. :)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JX4XL6PPJX427S5A4TQKCJNK4E Kay

        Speaking of printed editions, is there any place to get the printed editions of this comic?  I can think of at least one friend who would enjoy this.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

          Kay, if this is anything like how Artifice was, chapters probably won’t be available in print form until the entire comic had finished its run.  It’s probably a NoNeCo plot to get us addicted to their products.  “Brighter tomorrow” indeed.

          • xLizardx

            Maybe Alex will do a kick-starter project with this as well. :) YP is supposed to be much longer than Artifice though, I think… maybe instead of waiting until the end he could release print editions say, every 5 chapters, or something? [Or less, I’m not sure how long the chapters will be, but we’re still on Chapter 1, and the prologue wasn’t tiny, so…] :)

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

             I don’t wish to put words in Alex’s mouth, but he did mention that he’d get to the YP kickstarter once he finished up the Artifice KS. He’s still mailing out books, prints and various other goodies. Still can’t wait to get my signed copy!

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

          Jamie is right. As soon as I get off the rewards to all the backers of the  Artifice Kickstarter, I plan to start a new Kickstarter project for the first of three The Young Protectors books. This first book will include the Prologue, Chapter One and a little something special in addition. 

          I’m very glad to hear that might be something you would be interested in! :D

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

             OMG, 3 YP books?!? My fangirl heart just went doki doki in pure excitement!!

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

      Hey Wayne!

      I was also asked this on on Twitter. Here are a few possible explanations:

      1) Clunky/bad writing (always a possibility)

      2) It’s all happening so fast, Kyle is too distracted to even think of letting go of the weapon

      3) Even though he’s invisible, he still feels shy/vulnerable about having nothing to cover his dingleberry (being who he is), so he’s loathe to let go of his last bit of protection. :)

      • fujoshifanatic

        Dingleberry! Ha!

    • coyoteconscious

      So that he’s not leaving around a dangerous, if reloaded weapon for street children to play with?

  • Suhndog

     Oh, my..  The mental accumulation of all these amazing images of Kyle.. have resulted in time needed to take a ‘commercial break’ [um, er.. cold shower and other ‘duties’]
    …  *Whew* .. 

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

      :)

  • xLizardx

    Whilst it’s entirely plausible that Mr. Fox has rescued Mr. Douchebag in order to gain Kyle’s approval, or because he is actually a damn sight more honorable than that self-proclaimed “hero”, I think there’s another potential ulterior motive here: interrogation.

    Ninjerk is clearly too stupid to have constructed such a [presumably] complicated device as a power inhibitor – so where did he get it? And could there be more of them?

    If the contraption is not an anomaly, then every powered person in this universe could be in deep shit. Imagine if some nefarious organisation got hold of it, and used it to target supervillains and heroes alike – imagine if the government got hold of it and forced people to be put on a register, like they attempted to enforce in X men, or The Incredibles. These are surely questions and considerations which, to the thinking supervillain, would be worthy of examination.

    • b3nc0

      Imagine if Anni got hold of it and is then the “most-er /DANGEROUS/ villain in the world”?

  • Epistasthai

    wow, talk about an unforgettable first date…

  • John Whittaker

    I’ve read a number of theories (I didn’t get down to the bottom of the comments. It’s way too late to read them all) but one I haven’t seen suggested is, to my mind, the most likely villanous plot.

    Anni let it be known to these two, and just these two, WHERE and WHEN he would be (that ambush looked to well-prepared to be opputunistic) but Anni was suprised by HOW they attacked. He did this so he could play the Gallant Defender (ironic, since Kyle ended up saving HIM) but their use of the suppressors caught him off-gaurd.

    The curious thing is Anni knew they shouldn’t do ‘that’ (glow blue and explode?) which means they’re not knew… at least not to him. I can’t see him making them, since they work on him too so someone else is the source… and yet he had no defence.

    Curious. Perhaps he genuinely WAS surprised and this WASN’T a plot on his part, but rather of the White Witch a few pages back.

    • Preludetoa

       I totally agree! He set this whole thing up.

    • xLizardx

      That’s a good point actually – Platinum Priestess knew exactly where he was, and certainly had the capacity to transport other people to his location. I’m not sure what her incentive would be though; general villainous machinations, perhaps, or her apparent intrigue in Kyle’s abilities. [Mr Fox would certainly defend him if she tried to abduct him, but if he were out of the picture… not so much.]

      I don’t know, though, the whole thing seems rather ham-handed. I’d have thought she was more sophisticated than that [Annihilator too].

      It’s an interesting theory though – that he orchestrated the attack both not the manner of it. It would explain both the convenience, and his surprise. I’m going to reserve judgement until more is revealed however :)

      • b3nc0

        It may be both theories combined: Anni set the attack up & Platinum Princess overheard it then supply the ‘heroes’ with the suppressor…
        & if he didn’t know about the attack, what was the invisibility thingymaji for, huh?

        • Lucy.hime.r

          Well, Anni’s saving is very unexpected and not at all super-villainous…so I thought it all was planned and the two “heroes” were in fact Anni’s villain-partners…it would be a reason for the rescue and it agrees with your points of view….

          and all that was for testing Kyle’s abilities…? Because they need him for…what? They search for immortality and youth…

          Ok, I don’t really know, my theories are ALWAYS WRONG but to me this seems clearly enough (chuckle)
          we shall see :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/fjfjf.llaas Fjfjf Llaas

    Maybe I’m just one of those idiot people who wishes we could finally see his groin, but honestly, show it, don’t show it, whatever, but there could have been a better way to hide it then to just carry around the rocket launcher.  Yes, while id like to see his groin, i would be just as happy with something more natural hiding it. While hiding it in previous scenes, it at least looked natural, and while playing at the fact he is hiding his groin, it flows well, where this time I feel it was poorly hidden.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

      That may be so, but running with one thigh conveniently concealing his groin would also have looked unnatural.  At least with the now-empty grenade launcher, we can get a chuckle out of the awkward placement.

      • http://www.facebook.com/hayaki.komatsu Hayaki Komatsu

        Unless our bashful hero is holding onto the gun for this very reason-even invisible, I’d feel the urge to cover my naughty bits. 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

          Or at least, it would keep them from bouncing around.  I’m not sure what it’s like for guys, but running without a bra on can get painful…

    • lightflyer9

       Something more natural? Nothing else is even in that panel. What do you want, a flower sticking up out of the corner of the page?

      The launcher would be fine if the colors had been handled better. Its just too dark, it draws a lot of attention in a less saturated background.

  • amanda damron

    supervillian saving the “hero” …. WHOSE THE HERO NOW PONY-TAIL DUDE!!!!! lol

  • Amerou

    You can almost see the thought process on his face: “Now, to let this jackass die, or to save him and and possibly get a chance to cop a feel on naked Kyle. Decision, decisions.”

  • ithilloke

    Interesting twist, Alex! I love when you keep us on our toes!

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

      Thank you! :D

  • Winged17

    Seriously Kyle, that gun is ENTIRELY UNNECESSARY. And totally slowing you down. 

    Also, if I remember correctly Anni is super fast. Could it be that he’s running BEHIND Kyle to help protect him from the blast? Yes. Headcannon accepted.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JX4XL6PPJX427S5A4TQKCJNK4E Kay

    <3 Love love love what you're doing with the comic.  I love the touch of heroism you give to your villain, and the mischievous side you give to your hero.  Excellently done.  So very glad I stumbled across this.

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

      I’m very glad too! Thank you—and welcome! :)

  • Caffienated

    First the spring rolls, then all the food, now the whole restaurant. Darn…RIP poor victims, your deaths (and deliciousness) will not be forgotten.

  • YangYueLan

    Strategically placed rocket launcher? Yeah, dude, just drop it and run!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Grim.Sister Moore Hesse

    Annie just saved that asshole who tried to kill him.
    Can he stop being so sweet and charming for one moment? 

  • http://twitter.com/hinakiba777 Holly

    Anni’s look in panel four just screams “I am ONLY saving you so I don’t look bad in front of my date” OR he is considering letting the other parish, but decides against it.

    SO stoked for Saturday!!!

    • GratedNutmeg

      This times a million. Seriously, I giggled over that expression fora full five minutes. It’s the… SIGH oh if I *have* to save you.

  • KNT609

    HAHAHA Great censorship. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-DArbonne/24411028 Paul D’Arbonne

    Ugh, that pesky machines keeps getting in the way of his… oh, look an explosion!

  • http://twitter.com/AyakoNoChou Nan (Deanna)

    Look at him!  He’s saving the bad good guy!  <3  Go Anni!  See, this is how one wins Kyle's heart, being an awesome badass like that!

    • Mikko Rauhala

      Yes, it is. Of course, Anni knows it too. What other reason to do it ;)

  • Midwestmutt

    That Kyle! Finding more ways to hide his naughty bits than Bart Simpson.

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

      Or Austin Powers?

  • Nin Mouse

    Here’s a question. If Kyle is really invisible, why does he need to cover himself?

    • http://minipyro.deviantart.com/ Kinzie K

       Because it’s a comic. Besides! He may know he’s invisible but he’s still walking around naked. He probably still feels that unconscious desire to cover himself.
      OR I’m talking out my ass and it’s just like the link Alex posted. The good bits will always be hidden.

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

      LOL! I think after a question has been asked in the comments more than twenty times, it’s time for a Word of God.

      Word of God, he’s doing it in small part because there’s so much craziness going around, he hasn’t had time to think about dropping it. But the real reason is that he’s still Kyle and so, invisible or no, he still feels shy and vulnerable with his dingleberry being completely uncovered, so he’s loathe to let go of the only protection currently at hand. The rocket launcher is rather bulky, so as another commenter mentioned, it’s a bit awkward to carry (not to mention that he’s mostly running for his life on this page) thus we see him trying different (and relatively awkward) holds on it.

      There! Canon! ::thunderclap::

      • http://twitter.com/SSBohio Steve B

        Um, isn’t the rocket launcher empty now? Why not *ahem* dispose of it? ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/yaoifangrlDes Raven R. Bloodwolf

    Poor Kyle. You usually wait for the third or fifth date to get naked but it had been only one date. And even then it was horribly ruined by “heros” crashing it and destroying the restaurant. Some date, although, if I were in his shoes I would probably be ecstatic/shell shocked X3

  • Michayla Cuthbertson

    Aww first date! Omg running around naked with a rocket launcher covering his dick!  

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

    Ok, I wasn’t going to mention this, but it’s almost time for a new page and apparently no one has noticed it.  In the second panel, am I the only one who thinks it looks like Kyle’s perky little nipple is shooting a blue laser beam?! 

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

      Ha!

    • amanda damron

      lol!!!

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

    Panel 5
    “Kyle would probebly be unhappy if I let this douche die like he should. Damn.”

  • SolrSurfr3

    Wait, WHAT? The super villain saved the vigilante?! 

  • Hunny

    I feel like he is a supervillain because at first he was a super hero then he noticed how DOUCHEY the heroes were so he was like HAHA screw it! (I know I’m completely wrong but it could be a theory right?)

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