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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 5—Page 16

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Jeez. Some favor!

So! Laampros prevented Flyboy from getting to Spooky. AND THEN he managed to hurt Commander with his brain. Things aren’t looking good for our team right now. Will they be able to pull it together before Laampros gains even more of a foothold in our world?

Tune in this Wednesday to find out! Hope to see you there! 😀

 

 

  • Noooooooooo!

    • ‘Gratz 🙂

      Heh! I was surprised to see it was up. Looking at Patreon now, Alex started posting there probably half a minute tops, maybe seconds, after my last check before writing a comment on previous page.

      • Thanks. I have the patreon app on my phone and so it flashes when Alex starts uploading there. So I just wait and attempt to pounce. 😛

        • Pietro7

          Like a cat, of course. 🙂 Good pounce, Admiral.

  • Squishy

    No spooks!

    • Dartania

      No Commander!

    • Squishy

      Did he just direct fire at Flyboy or was Spooky in the line of fire too?

      • Dartania

        I believe their framing is getting a little bit sloppy. I couldn’t even see the Commander until the sixth panel and then I looked back up to find her hidden along his leg like one of those hidden-object puzzles.

      • davefragments

        Laampros chased Flyboy away from Spooky with a sheet of fire.

        • Squishy

          Yeah, it says wall of fire… so he wasn’t trying to fry flyboy? Just chase him off? Which brings me back to what does Laampros gain from doing that?

          • Dartania

            Actually, yeah… It seems like he should be focusing his efforts on Tsunami so he can get his annoying demon hordes back in the game.

          • Samurai Jack

            He doesn’t upset his son by frying his pets? But more seriously, it’s perhaps time to wonder if Laampros actually knows Spooky. There’s no guarantee that Spooky’s hell dimension is the same one Laampros is from. But Spooky did seem to know who he was when Kyle first mentioned him…

            I wonder if Laampros did something to Spooky, long ago, and if that something allows him to stay in this new world. Anyone want to check Spooky for marks? Maybe something akin to Duncan’s tattoo/brand?

      • Squishy

        Also, what does Laampros gain by preventing Flyboy from making off with Spooky? Or he probably just has it out for Flyboy doesn’t he?

        • davefragments

          I just had that thought too

        • He prevents Flyboy from taking off with Spooky. And yes, he’s probably not fond of the flying maggot, who throw stones at him, and has been prevented from roasting more than once.

  • davefragments

    The Commander is going to have one helluva headache.

  • Songbird

    God I love Laampros.

  • Oh dear. I was afraid he could lash out like that. I so hoped he couldn’t, and it was only empathy he could feel. Maybe it still is, but his power is great enough to hurt back when he open up full force, for her to reach.

    It’s a damn big and long lasting powerful beings’ mind she connected to 🙁

  • I think she wanted to punch you in the brain Laampy, not know your thoughts.

  • Stephen Hutchison

    Well, “Mind of a God” is kind of arrogant, but “I _am_ the fire” is pretty much like “do not try to touch the flame!”

  • You impressed Laampros, now let him impress upon you.

  • Oki, this is a bad scene, but watching/reading the page for a longer second time, and panel 4 amuses me… uhm, for use of angle reasons xD

    *mind in the gutter*

    • Dartania

      Both she and Laampy have arched and slightly-twisted backs when pictured. And I was thinking, since when does this comic look like the contrived-pose side of mainstream marvel/dc comics.

      And I get that dramatic angles are cool, but only to the extent that people can still tell what’s going on. But yes… it looks like she is the size of his thigh and is… yeah… And you can’t tell what’s happening with Spooks and fire at all.

      • Laampy has to be covered on way or another, and there’s only so much space to show size difference in small panel (and I don’t mind the booty, we get that with the guys too *yay*).

        It’s just that adding her arms in that particular angle pose that truly does it xD
        Yup, mind in the gutter as always.

        • Squishy

          I was sort of seeing it but I hadn’t focused on her arms… now I have and I can’t un-see it.

        • fujoshifanatic

          LOL, truth be told, based on what had been hinted at before, Amanda’s body, especially at that odd, bent angle, should not have been enough to, uh provide adequate coverage for Lamppost pecker, unless he has sporting a semi-chubb over the mind-mauling he’s about to inflict on her; and based on where her hands look like they’re at, well…*falls right into the gutter with Danish…*

        • Squishy

          Wait, so Commander gives head… and the Laampy… gives head.

          I think I should show myself out again.

  • Cman65

    and this is what happens when you plug a 9v toy into a 240v outlet

  • davefragments

    I have this thought about those new claws on Kyle’s fingers and all that rage building into him.
    In two words — “Laampros’ emasculation”

    • Klaus

      The new Kronos?

      • Kronos?

        • Klaus

          Kronos castrated his father Uranos.

      • davefragments

        Of course, the oldest myths

    • Juliette Leroux

      Oooh yes. That.

      • Jonni

        NSFW, but satisfying.

  • Zephyr10101

    Commander no!

  • Squishy

    Idea, what if Laampy isn’t letting Flyboy take Spooky because the spell isn’t 100% complete so long as Spooky is still trying to save the souls? And if Commander is about to “know (his) thoughts” she might find that out… maybe… *crosses fingers*

  • camelotcrusade

    Panel 2: Butt out, Mitch.

    • PreludeToA

      that booty tho

    • Abbi The Disconcerted

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      https://disqus.com/home/channel/awkwardarguments/

      • camelotcrusade

        I’ll take a look Abbi, thanks for looking me up. 🙂

  • jreed3842

    D:

  • Ian Corral

    Called it.

  • Mary Klemzak

    Not cool!

  • Jeldenil

    Odds have been very much against them before. I believe that is when they work best. *positive thoughts*

  • Sapfo

    Laampros don´t play fair! Where is Kyles mama?

    • Good question. Is she alive? Is she on earth?

    • bronakopdin

      I start to wonder whether she exists? Do demons breed the way we think they do?

      • Steven Higgins

        Well, he certainly seems to have the right parts for it. Though maybe they’re more for fun than function.

        • bronakopdin

          or maybe he just makes himself appear physically closer to what we expect, who says we see his “true form” he might be able to show himself in different forms and just showed one easily to process for our brains and expectations?

  • bronakopdin

    T________T
    This looks reaaaally bad for our young heroes… isn’t there anyone to save the day!?
    I don’t care who you are but hurry up and get your ass over there!

    • Things are darkest just before dawn

      • bronakopdin

        let#s certainly hope so! They’re also coolest afaik… though that one doesn’t apply here >___>

        • Klaus

          Fire demons are not cool.

          • bronakopdin

            I meant the moment short before sunrise x’D
            maybe I should have said coldest to be clear? >//////<
            about fire demons… well depends on how you intend to use "cool" here I guess? x'D

    • Juliette Leroux

      When is the damned army going to show up?

  • Aitsuki

    I saw that coming like a train……

  • David Welbourn

    I’m thinking Laampros blocked Flyboy because Laampros wants Spooky or the souls inside him. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Laampros stuck a straw in Spooky and .. uh… extracted the souls within Spooky as if he was a juice box. Forttunately, Laampros doesn’t seem to be carrying a straw, so things probably won’t happen quite like that.

    Hm. Hadn’t even thought about how light Laampros is traveling. Visiting an entirely new dimension with no luggage or even a fanny pack for his stuff. (Do they have fanny packs in Hell?)

    • Jonni

      They have claws, fangs and hellfire; with a suitably evil attitude those are all the tools they need.

  • Shiny Gwilly

    aaaaand regret from commander starting
    stay strong team! it’s super tough right now though, but….we believe in you! (in the long run at least…)
    i’m sure demon daddy knows that Spooky is holding some souls meant for him which is why it’s more important to keep him around than to stop Tsu (or maybe he’s hoping Kyle will turn? either or)

  • Columbine

    I have no idea where this is going at all. But after Artifice and some of the twists you’ve already thrown our way I trust you Alex. Hanging on for the ride.

    • davefragments

      Half the fun of “getting there” is the ride

  • If anything makes Spooky give up the souls, it will be to save Amanda.

    • Juliette Leroux

      Indeed. And whatever he decides, he will never forgive himself.

  • Juliette Leroux

    This is going worse and worse and I’m starting to dread the next pages. We need a twist! We need a heroic gesture! We need a lucky shot! SOMETHING!

  • Geneva150

    I’m surprised so much has happened and no police or military have arrived yet. Cory saw the fire from the hospital, he couldn’t have been the only one. No one called the cops out of curiosity? The government doesn’t keep tabs on their super powered team of minors?

    • Klaus

      But where to send the police? We don’t know how large an area has fire in the sky, but that hospital is most likely several hundred miles away at least.

      • davefragments

        I would think (or hope) that The Commander was efficient enough to set a beacon for the military in that plane thing they used to get to the site.

        • Klaus

          The Commander, yes. But this was about people noticing the fire in the sky. Cory, e.g. They would not know where this phenomenon originated.

  • Will Parkinson

    Okay, he’s not a nice man…demon…whatever.

  • jreed3842

    So I had a dream about The Young Protectors last night. The next few pages were posted, and it was intense.
    The souls left Spooky, but they went into Kyle and it completely transformed him. He turned completely red (and looked totally cute)
    And he began speaking an ancient Demon Language. But since Amanda has tapped into Laampros’ mind she understood him and was talking him back to his senses.

    (This is where it gets weird) Kyle then ran away and found this cave, but he fell and landed in water and almost drowned but a Mermaid saved him.
    And then Alex posted about the most recent page and was like “This is a heartwarming moment after all Kyle has been through, but it wont last for long. Someone gets murdered right in front of Kyle!” And then the entire comment section errupted because we were trying to figure out who was going to get killed.

    …. It was silly, to say the least.

    • davefragments

      You might have to abstain from Pineapple and Olive pizzas late at night.

      (wink, wink)

    • Saxon_Brenton

      For what it’s worth, I both love and hate it when that type of dream occurs to me. Lots of fun to see new material for your fandom (no matter how strange) but the direction of the dream usually diverts into something else and I rarely get to find how the plot turns out.

    • purplefoxglove

      Shhh! Don’t give Alex ideas! 😉

  • TwilightDreamer

    AH!! Demon booty!! My eyes!!!!! DX
    NO!! Amanda! D: This is not looking good and my imagination is having no luck at seeing where this might go…..
    …oh well, I’ll just strap in for the ride then! XD

  • D. G.

    I hope Amanda still has her powers after being attacked mentally by Laampros. Looks very painful.

  • Jason Moon

    As I suspected, Laampros’ idea of a ‘favor’ does not even remotely resemble the idea of a ‘favor’ by anyone else anywhere.

    And why does panel 5 have him sporting the Butt-Head “Hey, Baby” grin while attacking? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK-4W7c0BgE Is it because he is thinking “Yknow, toots, if you’re really into something of mine that is beyond your comprehension…”

  • Nate

    It’s a little known fact that demon lords have “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” on infinite loop in their heads….

  • Toli Bera

    I know what’s in her mind pain wise.

    It’s a world that we share, and it’s time we’re aware…. it’s a small world after all.

    • Dennis Grace

      You mean, she’s picturing a Trump presidency?

      • Toli Bera

        okay, no. Even demons have standards.

      • Pietro7

        Let’s not go to the bad place. This mis-matched fight between the YP and Big Red is more than scary enough. Come on Kyle, wake up to your Hero side!

        Hey, that makes me wonder; was Kyle’s mother really Wonder Woman?

        • Curt Clark

          Give the lady some credit; sleeping with demons seems pretty much the opposite of her thing.

    • davefragments

      When you said “It’s a Small World After All” did you mean this?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJFGAX77zw4
      For some, this is a 13 minute extravaganza of electronic puppets. For others, it’s a fantastical representation of their dreams. For me, it was a way to get a stubborn kid to behave. For the rest of us, it was a seat to rest the hurting feet for 13 minutes.
      😉

  • I think now would be a good time to throw another rock at Laampy, Mitch. Or maybe, Kyle, you could pull yourself together and remember you’re a Young Protector.

  • Dennis Grace

    Oh, he blew it: he attacked Mom. Baby demon will be pissed!

  • Klaus

    It is now about an hour since Amanda said that the military would take at least an hour to get here. Which means that it is possible that they will turn up soon. Will they be able to achieve anyting?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Maybe? I mean, it depends on the balance between how heavy the artillery they bring is, and how tough Laampros is and whether he has any weaknesses that they could exploit. And let’s not rule out the possibility that they could make things worse (by, forex, using missiles to blow up the bone gate just before the YPs manage to force Laampros back though, ‘trapping’ the demon lord in this dimension).

      That said, one thing that has worried me for a very long time is that military will turn up just in time to be slaughtered just to prove how nasty the demons are. And finally, I’m not going to rule out the possibility that they were simply namechecked: calling in military support is the logical option for someone like Commander to do and it would cause readers to complain if she didn’t, but for some reason they’ll be delayed until after the fight is over.

  • Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear @Gryphongirl2:disqus
    Happy Birthday to you!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Birthday greetings!

    • Klaus

      Happy birthday!

    • Happy birthday, GG! I hope you have an amazingly fun day today! 🙂

    • Juliette Leroux

      Happy birthday! Have a great day, and a great year!

    • Happy birthday, GG 🙂

    • davefragments

      Happy Birthday and many more

    • Happy Happy, Gryphon!!

    • Sapfo

      Happy birthday to Gryphon ❤️❤️❤️

    • Thank you all so much for the wonderful Birthday Wishes 😀

      • purplefoxglove

        Happy belated ^_^

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Happy belated birthday, Gryph!

  • John
  • Bad luck all around >__>

  • Saxon_Brenton

    For your camping entertainment: hellsnake fanfic

    Shane And The Hellsnakes – 9th Bite
    (A Young Protectors occult sitcom fanfic. Inspired by the stories of AMW comics.)

    1st Bite: http://disq.us/p/19v8eu2 || 2nd Bite: http://disq.us/p/1a2o442
    3rd Bite: http://disq.us/p/1alqq0b || 4th Bite: http://disq.us/p/1bj02c1
    5th Bite: http://disq.us/p/1cbqswr || 6th Bite: http://disq.us/p/1clrnat
    7th Bite: http://disq.us/p/1doiwuu || 8th Bite: http://disq.us/p/1egj1wy

    PAGE 1 – Small talk
    (1.1) Re-establishing shot of Shane’s living room, wide shot with everyone seated in the same places as in the 8th Bite: Louie, Shane and Alice on the sofa, Huey in Shane’s lap, and Dewey working on the computer on the other side of the room. Alice is gesturing as she describes the dramas of various family members.
    Shane: “So that’s your family. What about Matt?”
    Alice: “Arghh! Poor guy. His family sounds like they’re even more high-strung than mine is. He’ll be back in a few days.
    (1.2) Medium shot focusing on Alice as she gives Shane and the snakes sitting beside her a sardonic look.
    Alice: “I get the impression that it’ll be a relief for him to get back to work.”
    (1.3) Wide shot of Shane’s living room, same places for everybody. Alice has slumped back on the sofa and has her arms folded comfortably across her stomach.
    Alice: “So how’s it been for you guys?”
    Shane: “Pretty good. Just goofing off at the moment. I’ve got a double shift at the hospital later today.”
    Alice: “That’ll be hectic this time of year.”
    Shane: “Yeah.”
    (1.4) Wide shot of Shane’s living room, but with the focus on Dewey in the foreground.
    Shane: “And Dewey’s been trying to do some engineering work, but he keeps complaining that he can’t find any numbers on slood dynamics.”
    SFX: (from Dewey) ” grump ”

    PAGE 2 – Nerd References That Sneak Up And Bite You
    (2.1) Wide shot of Shane’s living room, same places for everybody.
    Alice: “Slood?”
    Shane: “Don’t ask me. I’ve never heard of the stuff.”
    (2.2) Medium shot focusing on Alice. She waves a hand to keep the others quiet as she tries to remember.
    Alice: “No, I mean… Wasn’t that a joke from one of the Discworld books?
    (2.3) Wide shot of Shane’s living room, same places for everybody. Louie looks intently at Alice as she explains.
    Alice: “Now how did it go…? There was once a planet inhabited by a race so stupid that they hadn’t even discovered slood.”
    (2.3) Two-shot of Louie and Dewey just STARING at each other across the room.
    (2.4) Medium shot of Louie yelling as Dewey works frantically on the computer, while Shane and Alice look on in bemusement.
    Louie:
    Dewey: “Hisss!”

    • davefragments

      A gold star for entering the Department of Obscure Obscurities. Rincewind awaits and has your certificate of excellence waiting.

    • Pietro7

      LOL! Dewey will make millions.

  • davefragments

    Hello Campers …
    On the longest night of the year, How are you doing?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Ah, well… You recall last week when that question got asked, and I wrote that I was pleased to be in the aircon at work rather than out in the Sydney summer heat?
      Aircon was busted this morning. Thankfully it got fixed just after midday.

      • davefragments

        sweaty news…
        It’s warming here to 44F

      • davefragments

        BTW – I was on a phone call with my Niece planning Christmas Day dinner.

        After they bought me a pound cake and called it a “Thanksgiving Dessert” cake, I told them that I reserved the rights to buy a cake I wasn’t allergic to with the icing reading “Dave’s effing Christmas Cake” on it. (I doubt the bakery would put that)

        • Squishy

          I don’t see why not. So long as they get paid I don’t think they would care what profanities you wanted on your cake.

  • davefragments

    patreon rumbles

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Thank you so much, @dokidokibaka:disqus! I absolutely LOVE the cookies you sent me! They are beautiful and so delicious!! Thank you!!

  • stickfigurefairytales