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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 5—Page 30-31

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So! Laampros strikes back with a massive attack! Is our team’s collective goose now cooked?

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



  • Spooky!!

  • MITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • stickfigurefairytales


    • timemonkey

      He seems to be okay from the looks of things. Though maybe sent spinning through the air.

  • Now THAT is an ‘ow ow OW!’

  • Seriously there goes Spooky bobbing along. I don’t know if I should be horrified or laugh.

  • Even the ShadowLoins™ almost can’t handle the fire light.

    • Halrandir

      Seriously, who was Red Hot’s mum that she could withstand and survive the ShadowLoins™??

      • Klaus

        Laampros is much larger now than during his meeting with Duncan. He may be able to change his size at will.

  • Squishy


  • Ethan

    What about Flyboy? Is he gonna be okay???

  • davefragments

    I think we need reinforcements.

    • Stephen Hutchison

      Yeah, but the only reinforcement who can do much about this is the Shiny Old Woman.

      • davefragments


        • Platinum Priestess. I think they need some power and magic.

          • davefragments

            I missed the reference. I’m foggy tonight.

            added: furnace pre-occupied

        • Stephen Hutchison

          Platinum Priestess

          • davefragments

            missed it, sorry

  • Stephen Hutchison

    A careful examination says that the unusual shape between and behind Laampros’ legs is … his TAIL. The Shadow Holds.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I could be wrong, but I don’t think Laampros has had a tail when we’ve seen him before.

      • Stephen Hutchison

        LA LA LA LA CAN’T HEAR YOU … oh all right. He doesn’t have a tail. Really, he should. It would serve the purpose of Providing Innuendo without being actually, y’know, NSFW.

        • krissdevalnor

          bwahaha I couldnt help looking there either xD everybody is hurting and Im thinking “wow, he is biiig – unless its a tail xD”

      • Klaus
        • Ant-Man

          like a person who can prove what he says-

          1)- Lamp has a great ass

          2) it looks like there is something descending from his taint area- with an end that looks like a tail_ i zoomed in close and can’t tell what it is- can anybody else see/identify what i think i’m seeing_ it’s in the 3rd panel or left side, middle row panel.

  • I really hope all their suits are pretty fireproof. Losing some hair/eyebrows and some burns is best case scenario. Most lucky right now looks to be Tsunami and perhaps Spooky, since can self-heal + seems to maybe have a ‘layer’ of shielding in his floating state.

    • Curt Clark

      The Commander seems to be dodging it OK, and Fluke is just plain lucky (again). Flyboy is the only one I’m really worried about from this particular blast.

      Well, and Duncan, because I have no idea where he is in this.

      • Fluke still has a broken arm. Gotta hurt throwing himself down, so luck/unluck? And yes, poor Flyboy.

  • Mary Klemzak

    Cue Kyle going ballistic in 3… 2…

  • Airboy Obsessed

    KFC’s new recipe, Laampros’ Extra Crispy Heroes bucket

  • Someone really needs to pop Spooky’s bubble soon. What weill it take to get him back from what ever hurtful ‘space’ he’s in now? Will he be able to feel the deep pain of his friends in this condition?

    • timemonkey

      Thing is in order to be useful he has to let go of those souls he’s holding, which means letting all those people die. I’m not sure Spooky’s willing to accept that. I think he’s out of the fight until it’s over, or unless the crystal box gets broken open during the fight.

      • If he can feel someone on the team about to die while stuck in his condition? Difficult one.

        • timemonkey

          Then that becomes ‘do I save one person at the expense of over a dozen?’

          • Which bring us back to a prior debated topic with lots of opinions.

          • It all comes down to which answer is Spooky going to be able to live with?

          • Klaus

            If any.

          • Which answer is he going to beat himself up over less?

  • Jeldenil

    Tsu! You need to make more bubbles!

  • davefragments

    Touching a flame lets the combustion travel. Like touching a match to a candle wick. This is contact.
    However, fireplaces transfer heat by two methods. Most efficient is radiation. Infrared heat waves (not flames) that dry and sear at the same time. Think of broiling a steak.
    Steam condensing on a body transfers the tremendous heat of vaporization to the body part by contact. It a worse burn than radiation or convection (like forced air gas, the least efficient heat transfer). Steam will boil parts of the body. THat’s a second or third degree burn.
    So a) don’t stand over a hot air vent. you’ll overheat. b) move away from radiative heat. c) steam kills. Laampros can’t be dowsed with water.
    Thus ends the lessons in heat transfer (chemical engineering 102)

    • Kate G

      But I love standing over (or under if I’m upstairs) my hot air vent when I’m cold. I REJECT YOUR REALITY! <-is terribly cold

  • Spooky needs to snap outta his sugar-coma and start kicking some ass!!

  • timemonkey

    Huh, none of them appear to be burned at all, and from that distance they should be. Maybe Big Daddy is weaker than he’d like to think right now?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      I was thinking much the same thing. In my ongoing and probably futile attempt to guess what the possible future plot points might be, I was wondering if Red Hot had weakened Laampros *just enough* to make a dragged out fight scene survivable for the Young Protectors.

  • Kate G

    O.o Ouch.

  • somebody

    Poor Spooky is like “I’ve got 99 problems but a flame ‘aint one”

  • Will Parkinson

    It’s 3:11 am, and I’m sitting here waiting on this mail! Thank you. 🙂

  • TwilightDreamer

    Somehow, despite all the drama and flare of this page, my first thought happened to be….
    “Oh! There you are Spooky, lost you for a few pages there…”

  • Jonni

    Ding dong.

  • Love how Tsunami is standing RIGHT NEXT to Fluke in the main shot but then he doesn’t extend his bubble enough to protect him. Good work, dude.

    • Brian Hopkins

      Maybe Tsu is in the water? Can he breathe water? In which case drowning Fluke wouldn’t help. But selfish/too-fast-to-be-thoughtful is still a strong possibility

      • T Dibbler

        It might also be a case of that’s as far as he could get the water bubble, there’s flames pressing in from all sides, which could limit how far from his body he can extend the water.

    • Vengrov Likeah Boss

      I guess fluke wasn’t very lucky huh?

    • camelotcrusade

      Pretty sure they both got knocked back first, and in different directions.

    • KatKaleen

      It reminds me of the safety instructions flight attendants give: If the cabin pressure drops and the oxygen masks fall from the ceiling, you should put YOUR’S on FIRST, after that you can help others. Parents tend to try and protect their children first, which is bad for everybody involved, since the parent might pass out while trying to put the mask on the child. Supply yourself with oxygen even if your kid is passing out, that won’t kill them, but YOU need to stay awake to help them.
      May seem heartless, but “if everybody thinks about their own safety first, at least everybody is thought of”.
      So I’m not blaming Tsu. It was most likely an instinctive reaction, he didn’t have time to think and help Fluke.

      • Klaus

        That is why you train. Protecting your team mate should be a reflex, not a decision.

        • KatKaleen

          Yes, I think that professionals in the army, police or emergency care are trained for that. I am not, so I can’t blame Tsu.

  • Sebastian East

    I though of spooky straight away as well. I think after the battle Kyle should keep small horns as a symbol that apart of him is now completely demon. What do you guys think please comment. What do you think Alex Woolfson.

    • KatKaleen

      I think Kyle already has enough stuff to bother him, being betrayed and finding out that he’s hellspawn… being a red-head with no soul… dang, I just noticed! XD
      He doesn’t need horns. That would make shopping for hats really awkward.

  • KatKaleen

    Nooo, Mitch, please be okay!
    Everybody else seems to have dealt with it fine, but he got the full blast. O_O

    • T Dibbler

      I know! I’m so worried about him. He was one of the worst hit earlier as well. 🙁

  • Toli Bera

    Looks like Tsunami’s gonna cause some trouble with his bubble. :O

  • Pikinanou

    Boss’s hp down to 20%, enters berserk mode! O-EM-GEE!

    • Klaus

      I don’t think he anywhere near 20%. 95% at the very least.

  • David Welbourn

    Goodness. What’s the way forward from here?
    * Air force shows up and blasts Laampros with a shrink ray?
    * The Platinum Priestess from five years in the future casts a “tempus regedit” spell and rewrites history?
    * Kyle’s mom sneaks up on Laampros from behind and clobbers him a good one with a comedy-size frying pan?
    * Hunter and Killer show up and try every weapon in their arsenals?
    * One of Spooky’s phials falls out of its pocket, breaks on the ground on impact, and summons a giant marshmellow demon?

    • Squishy

      OMG! I forgot about Hunter and Killer! That would actually kinda be amusing if they showed up. Not to save the day themselves, but offer some banter and a futile attempt at taking down Laampros that allows our real heroes to re-group and mount a final attack.

    • Klaus

      1) It is not impossible
      2) Out of the frying pan and into the fire
      3) That would be something
      4) I can’t imagine that that would be effective
      5) Could be

  • Earl Patterson

    Hey Laampros!! Thank for give me quickly tan!

  • Szymon Brycki

    Oh, I see a shadow of Laampros’… you know what 😛 I was seriously thinking he has no genitals… 😛

    • Mohrovia

      It’s a strap-on…

  • jreed3842


    I do like Tsunami’s water force field though.

    • FellowTraveler

      I dunno. I’ve seen steamed fish.

  • D. G.

    Uh oh. Now that Laampros is in full fight mode I’m really concerned for the team. Good time for a miracle Alex.

  • Mohrovia

    I printed this page; cut out Big, Red & Ugly; & burned *him*. Problem solved.

  • Abyssdoor

    he recovered quite quickly from those knives to the crotch

    • FellowTraveler

      He missed the point, anyway; even if the knives did cut to the crux of the matter.

    • Klaus

      Those knives are more like thumb tacs to Laampros. Not effective when thrown.

      • Jac

        Say that again when you’ve had thumb tacks launched at your crotch…

        • Klaus

          Thrown thumb tacks would not cause any serious pain.

          • taran47

            Unless they hit just right. You know, like if thrown by someone with luck based powers.

  • JJxxxx

    Is there a little knot tied in Laampros’ beard to keep it tidy?

  • Jason Moon


  • *lol* I se the site ads still like to stick to this week’s theme. A lot of Devil and/or demon relared books/comic being advertised, though this time it’s a devil-girl.

  • T Dibbler

    No! Flyboy! Not again! D:

  • Curt Clark

    Fluke is luckily untouched, Spooky’s drifting off to left field somewhere, Tsunami has a water-barrier, and the Commander’s got reflexes, but Mitch…I worry.

    Kyle better get back to draining off that flame pronto.

    • ChibE

      I’m worried about Mitch, too. I hope that suit protects him.

  • TheManBehindTheCurtain

    Is it just me or does it look like Laampros’s right eye is fully healed now? Due to the tilt of his head you can barely see it but it is a white eye just like in one we can see clearly.

    Also, if Fluke can work up a but of luck that flame blast will break the container where the “dead” people/sacrifices are so Spooky could restore their souls and lives. And then get his magic ass back in this game.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      does it look like Laampros’s right eye is fully healed now?
      Good catch. It certainly look like the hole that Flyboy poked in him is smaller than before, so he might be regenerating. This could be a bad sign for a weakened Laampros that a few commenters (myself included) have wondered about.
      Bizarre speculation: it might be that Laampros doesn’t have eyeballs per se, and simply has holes into the interior of his head through which can be seen roiling energies.

    • Klaus

      Alex wrote: EDIT: These are work-in-progress colors. New colors from Vero (with Laampros’ damaged eye) should go up soon.

  • Klaus

    Is there any relation between the comic Giggles The Annihilator, which is advertising above the page right now, and our Annihilator?

  • Jac

    Someone catch Spooky before he floats away…

  • Saikkusukka

    Team Spooky flies of agaaaaiiiiinn——

  • Mir

    Burn baby burn~

    Jk, hope everyone is okay T_T

  • Midori Ren

    Yes, Lampy please do expend more random power I’m sure it won’t hurt you in the long run 😉

    Bring in the firefighters! But seriously, they’ll probably need some to save the surrounding wildlife. 🙁

  • Pietro7

    Here for camping. I brought marshmallows for toasting – I’m pretty sure there’s going to be plenty of flame available. I just hope the skewers are long enough to reach the fire without me getting burned too . . . .

    • davefragments

      hey, hey, hey … I’ll roast a marshmallow to that

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Now I’m imagining trying to toast a marshmallow by putting it on a fishing line.

  • davefragments

    For all the movie buffs… I rented DEEPWATER HORIZON (the movie) and it is very good. It’s not a polemic. It doesn’t preach. It is a spectacular action movie about the blowout of the BP well off Louisiana in April 2010.

  • davefragments

    How is everyone doing tonight?

    • Morgan

      Pretty good! How are you?

      • davefragments

        OK. I can hear rain on my roof.
        I’m also wondering what the next page will bring.

        • Morgan

          Ah, I love the sound of rain. And… Nothing bad I hope. (Though looking at the team right now, I’m worried.)

          • davefragments

            I’m hoping to see reinforcements

  • davefragments

    Patreon rumbles

  • Hello all. Made it to the camp in time for the page 🙂

    • davefragments

      Hi Danishwolf

      • Hi from the cold. The winter has hit here this week.

        • davefragments

          Today was 55F and by Friday it will be 32F for a high.
          big variations

    • Morning sweetie!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Yay! I made it too!

      • *cuddles*

        • stickfigurefairytales

          *snuggles up to Doki*

  • Mariona

    Hello everyone, it’s been a while. Examen period is stressfull.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hello! Are you finished yet or are you still in the middle of things?

      • Mariona

        Thankfully, I’m finished.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Hooray! I hope you did well!

    • Hope you did well 🙂

      • Mariona

        Thank you! Fingers crossed. 🙂

  • stickfigurefairytales

    This is such a gorgeous page. I keep staring at the flames in total awe.

  • davefragments
  • Librarican

    Page is up (and I think I might have got my first virgin!)

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I think you did, too!

  • Justin White