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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 5—Page 27

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Hurt Big Daddy, hurt his minions.

So! Kyle’s attack on his father took out Laampros’ army and made the Gate toxic to new arrivals! But Laampros still managed to rally and knock our hero back several feet with a massive blast.

How badly is he hurt? Is Kyle now down for the count?

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

  • davefragments

    Mess with Daddy demon and the demon world begins to fall apart.
    I wonder how long Kyle can keep this up or if one of the team finds a way to help.

  • Zephyr10101

    Kyle :c

  • davefragments

    I see a Spooky floating nearby!

    Dare we hope?

    • Squishy

      We dare, we dare!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      [Peers at panel 6]
      I dunno man. He’s far too close to being in the line of fire for my liking.

    • timemonkey

      I’m honestly starting to suspect that Spooky’s not going to do anything until the fight is over.

    • Juliette Leroux

      That would be awesome, but i think he’s still holding closely the souls in the hope of saving them from hell.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    They’re gonna have enough bones for a new giant ring at this rate.

    • davefragments

      My Niece was in DC Saturday.
      She didn’t tell me until late Friday night and I didn’t have a way to tell you.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        That’s awesome! I had a great time at the March.

        • davefragments

          Glad you did. She asked me if she should go and I told her that if this was something she’d regret missing to go. Apparently, I was the only one who gave her encouragement.
          I though the march was great. Watched all day and the other marches. It certainly did good things. That’s something to be proud of, BTW.
          Don’t stop.

          added: fixed spelling

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Good for you! I’m really glad she had you to offer support and encouragement. And thank you! I will do my best.

          • davefragments

            I have the benefit of years and worked for six presidents from Ford to GW Bush.
            She was hit hard by the election and a couple things I shouldn’t explain here. This did her a world of good.
            And it set the Administration on its ear. Boxed those egotistical ears properly. (So to speak)
            That’s my non-political way of saying it.

      • Juliette Leroux

        She and all the persons who went to the March have my utmost respect.

  • Taddy


    Fire out of the demons mouths looks kind of like Red Lanterns showing up.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    I am so glad that Alex gave a text summary, because otherwise I would be unable to tell whether what was happening was (a) Red Hot using Laampros’ power to make the Earth dimension death-ground for the non-natives, or (b) Laampros drawing on the life-force of his minions in order to gather enough power to fight Red Hot.

    • Squishy

      I thought it was “b” until I read a description.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Also, my headcannon: The hellsnakes were summoned by Spooky rather than the gate, so they are safe.

    • Skudplastr

      Wow, good on you for remembering those! Seems like ages ago….

      • Squishy

        Saxon has been posting very entertaining mini-fics featuring the hellsnakes so me thinks they will not soon be forgotten.

      • davefragments

        Saxon has 11 scenes or mini-fics.
        I searched and found this post that links to all of them:

      • Saxon_Brenton

        As Dave and Squishy have indicated, I have an obvious vested interest in keeping track of the hellsnakes for fanfic reasons.

        And even if Red Hot’s actions were burning up the hellsnakes in general beacuse they count as demons, I think we can all agree on a headcannon that Shane would have made a deal with the three that were still on him that they needed to cooperate so that they could all Run Away to safety.

    • timemonkey

      They were so they should be.

    • Klaus

      They are unlikely to be Laampros’ demons.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    You know, the demon skulls are actually kind of cute looking.

    • Skudplastr

      I know right? Like happy dinosaurs! 🙂

    • Brenia

      I was thinking the same thing! What a cute lil vaporized demon!

  • Squishy

    Panel 1-3 “It’s blowing up from the inside!”

  • timemonkey

    If the gate is toxic that means Tsunami can stop trying to block it and focuss on smacking Big Red back through the gate.

    • Michael

      If the gate is toxic, and Laampy is pushed back through it… is it appropriate to yell “go to hell!” as he is skeletonised by the gate?

      • timemonkey

        I doubt it’ll hurt demons going back through the portal, just those coming here.

        • T Dibbler

          And it’s his own fire power, so it might not hurt him to fall through it in any case, even if it’s deadly to other demonic critters.

  • Sapfo

    This team work exercise, does not seem to be working out for father and son. Maybe a new plan for this little family?

  • Adam Black

    Can anyone explain the lightning?

    • davefragments

      The portal opened with lightning bolts playing across darkened skies

    • Saxon_Brenton

      On a meta level, evil things happening always cause bad weather for reasons of ominous story background. It’s how you can tell bad sh!t is going down.

      In universe reason? Uhm… Laampros’ personal power is causing causing ionisation of the atmosphere? The physical laws of Laampros’ dimension are flowing through the gate, and the two dimensions’ physical laws are mixing turbulently like hot and cold air masses, resulting in ‘reality storms’? It’s a magical illusion cast by Laampros because he’s a pretentious twerp?

  • …..Kyle….you took all of Mitch’s toys away….

    • Curt Clark

      So much the better. Now he can focus on saving Spooky.

      • I think it is a toss up as to what is a bigger threat to Spooky at the moment, a) Laampros or b) the souls he ingested to attempt to keep safe and possibly return to the bodies. There is only one Mitch could be somewhat helpful with.

  • kuku

    A literal depiction of crash and burn, for those demon-minions….

  • Jeldenil

    Kyle, surely you have more to say than ‘ngh’.

  • Squishy

    Well… ShadowLoins™ were utilized more in the pencil version of the page. So it might still be too soon to tell.

  • camelotcrusade

    Spooky be like:
    “You missed me!”
    … “Not by much, though.”

  • camelotcrusade

    I’m with his dad on Panel 5. That can’t be good for his neck.

  • Where’s a major fire extinguisher when you need it?

    I hope Tsu-Tsu can keep the rest if the team somewat cooled down and fireproof. It’s gotta be almost hot as hell at that site around them. Don’t cook floating Spooky, ok?

    • timemonkey

      Unless he’s got the ability to freeze things I don’t see how. Extreme heat plus water just makes boiling water and steam.

      • Columbine

        Doesn’t that cause inhalation burns faster or something?

  • jreed3842

    These past few pages have been an emotional roller coaster.
    I constantly go from 😀 to D: to 😀 again and then back to D:

  • T Dibbler

    Way to go Kyle!

  • Nirgal
  • Juliette Leroux

    Wow, awesomely efficient, Kyle! Now, just focus on not dying please. Focus hard.

  • Kate G

    Anyone order a demon, extra crispy?

    • Juliette Leroux

      Aww, no: I asked for rare. Can you cook me another one? I’d like extra fries with that too, please.

      • Pietro7

        Demon Pizza!

      • Klaus

        Defeating a demon army is not only rare, it is also well done.

        • Juliette Leroux

          Oooooh, very nice!

    • davefragments

      mmmm tacos, extra hot and spicy

  • Aitsuki

    Daddy’s patience has run out.

  • Monika E

    “and made the Gate toxic to new arrivals” Oh so that’s what’s supposed to be happening here

    • Keneu

      Yeah, it wasn’t all that clear… I thought it was one of the burnt demons.

    • Sanbai

      Yeah, I had no idea what that panel meant either…

  • Meera

    Does that even hurt Kyle? o.o I mean fire on fire once you’ve already consumed the flames of hell and seared your insides…it’s probably just an annoyance to him at this point in that it pushes him back or throws him off the task.

    • timemonkey

      It’s already established that it hurts a great deal and that he can only take so much without being hurt/killed.

    • Laampros’ fire is hell fire. Another level of fire.

  • Angel Rosemond

    Aaaand that’s what you missed on Van Helsing.

  • bandanajack

    you guys doing the visual aspects must have had a BALL creating all those fire colors and shapes…

  • Earl Patterson

    Keep up kyle 🙂

  • Jason Moon

    For those who are interested, volume one of YP in now on Comixology and those who bought it on Kindle might have it already.

    The demons flaming reminds me of a blooper from Babylon 5 that features Peter Jurasik as Londo clutching his chest and screaming “PORK CHOPS!”

    • Artifice is now on Comixology as well 🙂

      • Jason Moon

        Actually, that’s what MY post was SUPPOSED to be about, but I had the brilliant idea of posting when I was tired. D’oh! (facepalm) 🙂

  • Pinkfeiry

    nooooo, the demons! TT^TT

  • Jeff Baker

    Oh, this is getting hairy!

  • Dennis Grace

    Sheesh! What a hot head.

  • motordog

    Well, at least we didn’t have to watch chubby-snake-demon or friendly-dino-demon meet their fiery demise…

  • Falconfly

    Inappropriate to shill, I know, but I want to support Alex again. So… why don’t you also support me:

  • Derkins

    Honestly, Kyle may be able to better control his power after this, and Spooky may not care at all about Kyle’s crazy horns or ears. But this probably isn’t the time to be thinking about that!

  • Saxon_Brenton

    For your camping entertainment: hellsnake fanfic

    Shane And The Hellsnakes – 12th Bite
    (A Young Protectors occult sitcom fanfic. Inspired by the stories of AMW comics.)

    This is a flashback story. A discussion point for the current page, about whether the hellsnakes would go explodey when Red Hot did whatever-it-is-he-did, gave me a plot bunny about Shane escaping with his snakes.
    In particular, if you compare the arrival of the Laser-Not-A-Bear in panel 1 of chapter 4 page 33 with the placement of everybody in panel 1 of page 31, you will see that Shane came very close to being stepped on. In fact, in one way you can think of all of the hellsnake fanfics so far as an elaborate headcanon justification for how the four of them didn’t get squashed. This is the story of that close call.

    1st // || 2nd // || 3rd //
    4th // || 5th // || 6th //
    7th // || 8th // || 9th //
    10th // || 11th //

    PAGE 1 – Stomp
    (1.1) Medium shot of Shane lying face up on the ground, viewed from directly overhead. Shane is dressed in minion robes, is still entwined in hellsnakes, and is looking wide-eyed at something in the air above him. Two of the hellsnakes have their attention on Shane, but one of them (who we recognise as Huey) has looked upwards and has the same ‘Oh crap’ expression that Shane does.
    (1.2) Medium shot of Shane (still entwined in hellsnakes) desperately rolling out of the way of a gigantic rear paw which stomps down, and just avoiding getting squashed. Two of the hellsnakes have surprised expressions. The third one (Dewey) has taken a bump and is wincing in an ‘Ouchie!’ expression.
    (1.3) Medium shot of Shane sitting on the ground next to the gigantic paw, talking to the hellsnakes. Louie has fallen off of Shane, leaving Huey and Dewey. Dewey has cranky-face, but the other two are looking at Shane as he talks.
    Shane (spoken): “It’s not safe here!”
    Shane (thought bubble): ” ‘Stay out of my way or I’ll kill you’? No, that threat won’t work. Gotta get them on side.”
    Shane (spoken): “Come with me if you want to live.”
    (1.4) Medium shot of Shane talking with the hellsnakes, who are just staring at him. Shane even tries a few words in the Seventh-Circle-of-Hell-speak that another of the minions used back on chapt 3 page 99 panel 4 of the main YP comic.
    Shane: “Do you understand me?”
    Shane: ” [hellspeak symbols] ?”
    Shane: “Jeez, this is no good.”
    (1.5) Medium shot of Louie and Shane.
    Louie: “Hisss.”
    Shane: “What? Okay then, let’s go.”

    PAGE 2 – Tailgunning
    (2.1) Medium shot of Shane talking with the hellsnakes. As Shane issues instructions, the hellsnakes shift up onto his shoulders.
    Shane: “You [points to Huey] get up here and keep a watch out on the right. You [points to Dewey] keep a watch on the left. You [points to Louie] cover the rear.”
    (2.2) Wide shot of Shane running while crouched low to keep a low profile, with hellsnakes on his shoulders peering about.
    (2.3) Wide shot of Shane and the hellsnakes hunkered down behind a log, with the site of the fight scene behind Shane’s back. The silhouette of the bone gate can be seen in the distance.
    Shane: “Whew.”
    (2.4) Same layout as last panel, except that the bone gate has just activated, spewing a shockwave of fire and turning the sky red. All four of them are wide-eyed.

    PAGE 3 – More Running Away
    (3.1) Medium shot of Shane still hunched down behind the log, now turned to look back towards the bone gate. Flying shapes can be seen emerging.
    Shane: “Are those friends of yours?”
    Huey (shaking head emphatically): “Hisss.”
    (3.2) Medium shot of Shane moving off in the same crouching run.
    Shane: “Okay then. Time for more of the ‘running away’ thing.”
    (3.3) Wide shot of Shane running. One of the flying humanoid demons from the bone gate swoops down and grabs Dewey.
    Dewey: “Hisss!”
    Huey: “Hisss!”
    (3.4) Medium shot of the flying demon, hovering just above the ground in a taunting manner, holding Dewey in its clawed grip and obviously threatening to hurt the snake.
    Shane: “Hey!”

    PAGE 4 – *My* Snake
    (4.1) Medium shot of Shane’s arm reaching down to grab a tree branch to use as a club.
    Shane: “Those are my hellsnakes…”
    (4.2) Medium shot of Shane facing off against the flying demon, with Huey and Louie still on Shane’s shoulders and giving the flying demon death-glares. The flying demon is suddenly distracted as Dewey twists about and bites it on the arm.
    (4.3) Medium shot of Shane using the distraction provided by Dewey to club the flying demon with the branch. The demon drops Dewey.
    Shane: “And you won’t hurt them!”
    (4.4) Medium shot of the flying demon with a head wound, and fumes of smoke coming from the arm where Dewey bit it.

    PAGE 5 – Did You Do That?
    (5.1) Medium shot of the flying demon melting into goo. Shane and the hellsnakes are in the background, watching.
    (5.2) Medium shot of Shane talking to Dewey, who’s still on the ground and glaring at the flying demon.
    Shane: “Did you do that?”
    Dewey (nods emphatically): “Hisss.”
    (5.3) Medium shot, with pretty much the same positioning as previous panel. Shane leans his head to one side as he asks a pointed question.
    Shane: “And you could have done that to me at any time?”
    (5.4) Closeup of Dewey. Dewey: ” … ”
    (5.5) Same closeup of Dewey, who nods his head.

    PAGE 6 – Exit: Stage Left, With Snakes
    (6.1) Medium shot of Shane talking with Dewey.
    Shane: “But you chose not to.”
    Dewey (pouty face, shakes head): “Hisss.”
    (6.2) Medium shot of Shane kneeling down and extending arm. Dewey starts crawling up the arm to where the other hellsnakes are still draped across Shane’s shoulders.
    Shane: “Well, thank you. I like you too.”
    (6.3) Medium shot of Shane striding away from the fight scene (and directly towards the reader). Shane has a determined look on his face, and is still gripping his club. The hellsnakes are riding on Shane’s shoulders, some of them looking back towards the distant fight scene. The silhouette of the top of bone gate can be seen in the distance, outlined against the red sky.
    Shane: “I think we should get the hell out of here.”

  • davefragments

    It’s Friday,
    Time for a new page of, hopefully, Laampros’ continued suffering…

    The repeat of the final episode of Spartacus: War of the Damned
    And prelude to a new weekend

  • jreed3842

    Taking a break from writing tonight and sitting back and actually camping tonight!
    I feel like I don’t get around to camping as much as I’d like to…

    How’s everyone doing?

    • davefragments

      It was a busy day and I’m vegging out in front of the TV

      • jreed3842

        Sounds like a nice evening!

        • davefragments

          What are you writing?

          • jreed3842

            Ha, just a fanfic that I’ve had sitting in the back of my mind for a long time. It’s based of off lore from a Super Mario video game.
            I procrastinated actually writing the story for a long time, and then I started writing to the point of exhaustion, haha

          • davefragments

            I’ve let my writing alone for too long. I have to get back to it.

          • jreed3842

            My lack of laptop had prevented me from writing for quite awhile.
            So I’m glad to be back into it. Even if it is just fun fanfiction. Haha

    • Good to see you again.

      • jreed3842

        I’m always lurking, but a lot of times I get distracted by something and forget to camp! Haha

  • Good morning.

    Was writing Good Night first, but got all philosophical and got to realize that that greeting is about the only time-of-day greeting that sounds like a ‘bye, see you later’ only rather than a greeting.
    Clear signs I’m tired when my brain starts these thinkings 😉

    • Morning Danish!

      • Hiya. Looking forward to see the page, while sitting here watching a bad horror movie. Talking a C or maybe even D graded. Definitely not a prime kind of movie xD

        • I just got finished with Edward Scissorhands. ^_^

          • jreed3842

            I adore that movie!

          • I do too. I always feel so bad for Edward.

        • davefragments

          I watch two FEinnes the other night — “In Bruges” and “Shakespeare in Love” freakily back to back.

          • /facepalm. And I just switched away from movie unintentional, and because my ‘start over’ function sometimes crap up, the movie started from the beginning again rather than going back to where it was. And this tv-channel only comes with a ‘start over’ without an option to skip forward.
            Damn, I now either has to watch first half again, or stop movie and not watch ending. As I said before, it’s not a great movie, but I hate missing the end of a movie like this rather than because I wanted to -_-

          • davefragments

            I”m watching some pile of crap titled: “Daylight’s End” about apocalyptic vampire beasts and stupid survivors wanting to kill everything or something just as long as there are guns. It’s unintelligible, badly cut together, and merely OK to ignore and camp with.

          • Movie I watch is called Ghost Voyage. A group of people wake up on a bad looking cargo ship, where weird things happen. The ship is haunted and they die when don’t follow the rules. The hell version of passing the river of death.

          • davefragments

            My cable box does things like that to me.
            Don’t feel alone.

    • davefragments

      Good morning.

    • Librarican

      I’ve had a long day, so it’s bedtime for me.
      Good morning. And if I don’t see you, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, and Good Night. 🙂

  • Librarican

    Psst: ch 5 page 26’s next button isn’t working. I had to hit last to get to this page.
    Just a little FYI

    • Hmm, it might catch up. Mine doesn’t work either, but not first time it’s happened where it was a temporary cache issue (even though I clear mine at least daily).

      • Yep, the code for that never changes, so it’s always a caching issue — usually locally, although sometimes the caching on my server takes its time as well. 🙂

  • Btw, if you haven’t seen it, there’s a new Artist voting up on Patreon. Link to voting has been fixed.

  • Page is baking in the oven. Should be up shortly. 🙂

  • davefragments

    Movie question:
    Is INFERNO good enough to buy? Does it live up or down to DAVINCI CODE, and ANGELS & DEMONS?

    • Not sure, but my mother bought it for my grandmother to watch.

      • davefragments


  • davefragments

    Patreon Rumbles

  • Justin White


  • Justin White

    don’t die