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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 5—Page 25

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Go, Kyle, go!

So! Laampros is all, like, “You can’t handle my power” and Kyle is all, like, “Don’t care! Delete your account!” And now our hero is acting like some demon-boy syphon and trying to send his father’s power into the Great Beyond.

Will he be able to drain all of his father’s strength before it consumes him?

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

  • Danny

    Woah! Go Kyle!

  • Nate

    Yay, Kyle!

  • ^_^

  • heh Mitch

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Tiny zoom-y Mitch.

    • davefragments

      winged demons crashing into the ground

      • Just look at that debris from them hitting the ground. ^_^ That’s my Mitch!

        • Saxon_Brenton

          Commander told him to keep the demons from having control of the air. This is what he’s doing.
          He’s not going to let himself be in the position of having Commander look at him and snark , “You had just one job to do, Flyboy…”

  • davefragments

    I love it. Kyle smash!

  • Oh Kyle. *clapping frantically in belief*

    • Michael

      “I do believe in Kyle! I do believe in Kyle!”

  • Nate

    Can I just say that panel 4 has the best smirk I’ve seen in a comic in a long time?

    • Danny

      Agreed. His words sound so noble, but that smirk says, “If I go down, at least I’m dragging you with me!” It’s perfect. The artists and Alex do such a great job on all the little details.

  • Panel 2 & 4. Especially panel 4!! *fans self over Kyle*

    • D. G.

      He is kinda sexy there.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Go Kyle, but don’t die!!!

  • Michael

    Ah, the Noble Self Sacrifice. How I love you so 🙂

  • davefragments

    I wanna see “Gate go boom” …

  • Saxon_Brenton

    So, this seems to be an akido maneouvre, using an opponents strength against them.

  • Songbird

    I want a fan art poster of Kyle telling Laampros to delete his account. Naow.

  • jreed3842

    Damn! Get it Kyle!

  • Demonic Kyle is demonic. That’s some scary smile.

    • Morgan

      Indeed. I love it.

  • Sapfo

    This is really turning into a greek legend, where sons defeats their fathers. Kyle, do it like Zeus did it, and you should be oki.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      What, dress up like a lady and slip him an ipecac?

      • Sapfo

        It could work XD

  • Morgan

    Kyle, you clever thing. I’m so proud.

    …Also damn boy, the demon look suits you.

  • Brian Hopkins

    Love the changes in Lampy’s demeanor. Now I hear last time’s “What are you doing?” as mild curiosity, this “STILL you resist” as an affable “kids today!” that calls for more explanation, finally to a legitimately worried look in the last panel.

  • Zephyr10101

    OK Kyle. Think about what you’re doing tho

  • camelotcrusade

    Off panel thought bubble at the end:
    … “And I’m keeping the ears. Cosplay boys go wild for them.”

  • Neceros

    Okay, but here’s the real question: If Kyle drains all of Laampy’s fire, what’s going to censor his nether regions?

    • The shadowloins have great power on their own 😉

  • joshsusser

    Alright… Kyle is siphoning off Laampros’ power and releasing it into the wild. How much power does Laampros embody? Could this fix Sircea’s problem with magic power availability? Would it change the nature of magic on Earth? Or is Kyle just going to accelerate global warming releasing all that heat into the atmosphere?

    • davefragments

      Go back to panel two of ch5 p8
      and you can see that Kyle is aiming at the portal behind Laampros.
      He’s aiming to destroy the portal or at least weaken it so Laampros has to use power to keep it open.

  • Jeff Baker

    Smart thinking, Kyle! (Hmmmm….he’s too young to have read “Hot Stuff” when he was a kid, huh? 🙂 )

  • David Welbourn

    This is great. This actually has a chance of working as long as Laampros just keeps standing there like a Laamppost.

    • Madock345

      Best pun

      • Juliette Leroux


    • Hamish C

      this has to be *the* comment of the day, surely

  • Madock345

    Goddamn these are some pretty colors.

    Kyle is a sexy badass

    Laampros made a big mistake in letting that slip

    Love the fire effects, awesome shapes and lines

    that is all

  • Jeldenil

    Panel 5 Kyle uses demon grammar. It’s super effective.

  • TwilightDreamer

    You go Kyle!!! *dances around room cheering*
    …..but, in saying that…..PLEASE DON’T DIE!!! DX

  • Shiny Gwilly

    “delete your account”, i laughed so hard at that
    i love this page, so much pretty fire and Kyle showing off
    i like how demon daddy hasn’t been taking this whole thing seriously, in terms of typ stopping him, just all “lol, look at you mortals try” and all that
    but within these last 2 pages, his expression has been changing to actual worry, he’s now starting to think “oh, they’re actually kinda stopping me, i didn’t expect this”

  • Aitsuki

    Now THAT is an awesome twist.

  • Taddy

    Loving this, just a little weirded out with Kyle’s fingers. Previous panels showed he has long black nails that tore through his costume. Is his skin starting to go red like Lampy’s? o_O

    Cause atm they kind of look like Venom or Carnage fingers.

  • bronakopdin

    I’m so proud of Kyle to keep his head even though it must be “hella” painful x3

    on a sidenote: @alexwoolfson:disqus
    In the 4th panel, is it possible there is a little mistake?
    I feel like it should be either “It’s your power that‘s/is keeping all this going, right?”
    or well maybe “It’s your power that keeps all this going, right?”

    But it might just be me, as I’m no native x’D maybe it’s just a form of slang?

    • Klaus

      The boy is in serious pain. You can’t expect perfect grammer.

      • bronakopdin



        And well I think it was really just a mistake ^^’
        If Alex wanted to show us that Kyle’s speech is in any way affected he’d have done so in a more obvious way than leaving out a small word/using one wrong verbform
        also this is obviously no criticism but rather a hint so it can be corrected for the print/digital publication 🙂

        • Klaus


  • Juliette Leroux

    Well, Kyle was already heroic before, but this fight has clearly enhanced his cleverness. You go Kyle! And please try not to die. We don’t have so many gay redheaded demonic superheroes to spare.

  • Mary Klemzak

    Hnnnggg! Go Kyle!

  • Jonni

    Heroes don’t let the bad guys win

  • “I don’t need to be a better monster than you to take you down, Dad. I just need to be a better person than you.”

  • John

    I know this is all really important plot development stuff, but I can’t help but focus and giggle at the face-planting winged demons in the background of box 1!

    Side-note; I adore the lack of symmetry for Kyle’s mask on that close up. Really nice touch.

  • strangeangel24601

    DAH! Long creepy fingers! *shudders*

  • Stubbylegs

    Love the strategically placed dialogue bubble in the last panel, lol.

  • Tristan Black Wolf

    So okay, I was -half- right, LOL! I was imagining a twist like David Cronenberg’s “Scanners,” but instead, our fiery young lad is doing to Laampros what my fianceé did to me when she got her hooks in my bank accounts. (And you wonder why I’m gay?) :p

    Well played, all.

  • Geneva150

    Nice to see I was wrong! Glad Kyle isn’t going bad/evil/crazy because for a moment there I wasn’t sure! He probably needs to stop announcing his plans to his Dad though…

  • SchalaRenee

    Evil Kyle was kinda hot…literally and figuratively…too bad we don’t get more evil Kyle. Still, good to see he isn’t abandoning his friends. Maybe he’ll survive it AND get a super powered demon side! As a reward for vanquishing daddy. And maybe he’ll finally have control over his fire completely, letting him and Spooky have sex. Or not, depending on if part of him still loves Anni. I do ship him and Spooky so hard now, though. Sooo cute.

  • Will Parkinson

    Panel four: Evil Kyle is horny.

  • Nexus Saberfang (N-Darkstriker

    I don’t think he would let his son Be killed Deamon or not he still cares

  • Rodrigo Campanaro

    Azarath Metrion Zinthos!!!!

  • Terry

    Ok, prediction time! Kyle will succeed, of course, in weakening his father enough so that the others can shove him back through the portal and save the day. Kyle WILL survive, but absorbing his father’s fire will burn out (pun intended) his powers. He will no longer be able to generate or absorb fire and will be for all intents and purposes, a normal human. He will no longer be a super hero, but he will be able to have a healthy sexual relationship with young, powerless Ani. Not exactly the ending that I would be rooting for, but I think it is an ending that fits.

    • davefragments

      Maybe sealing off the dimensions will destroy all magic?

    • azoreseuropa

      Nah.. it might transform him to a brand new power super hero. He will remain a super human and not a normal human.

    • Klaus

      This is the tale fo how Kyle became one of the most powerful champions the world has known. That was the Kickstarer blurp.

  • Raymond Saint-Pierre


    • Klaus


  • D. G.

    Spooky is like: “its getting hot in here. Let’s take out all those souls.”

  • D. G.

    I would think Laampros could stop the power transfer at any time. He is King of Hell. And master of his own powers.

    • Klaus

      Evidently not.

  • Jason Moon

    “It’s all about purity of essence, Mandrake!”

  • timemonkey

    Redirecting attacks is hardly new or unique to AtlA.

    • endymion

      Of course not, but the way and pose in which it’s done looks like it. At least to me.

  • timemonkey

    An excellent strategy, if you can’t power up then weakening the enemy is just as good.

  • somebody

    I really like his claw hands, they look super cool
    also that evil smirk suits him~
    he’d make a good villain, but I think I prefer him as the good guy he is 🙂
    go go kyle!