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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 5—Page 33

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Now don’t be a hater, Evil Giant One-Eyed Demon King. I, for one, think Tsunami’s water attack looks pretty darn cool.

So! Tsunami’s hanging in there, but it looks like he’s struggling going one-on-one against Kyle’s Dad.  Will he be able to turn things around? And if not, what will Laampros do to him and his friends?

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

  • Go Tsu!

  • davefragments

    And really PO’s about not having a welcome wagon and a searching band and eunuch slaves waving palm fronds

    • Curt Clark

      …Why do the palm-frond waving servants have to be eunuchs?…

      Sorry, that was literally the only thing I could think about for like ten minutes after reading that comment.

      • davefragments

        I was thinking of a harem setting for Laampros. Something out of Aladdin or Kismet (bow low for the mighty Wazir schtick)

  • Nate

    Oh noes! He’s “displeased”!

    I believe the next level is “moderately irked”. 🙂

  • Mary Klemzak

    I wish I could put a gif of Hercules going “Disappointed!!!” From the alternate universe episode. Oh well.

    Suck it, Lampshade! Seriously, the was like the third suggestion for “lamp”. I’m going with it.

    Anyway, keep it up, Tsunami! At least someone is breaking through!

  • Saxon_Brenton

    I like how the art shows Tsunami still drawing on the river. It would be darkly comedic if Tsu had enough stamina to keep attacking Laampros but he suddenly discovered that he’d sucked the river dry in an “Oops!” moment.

    Unfortunately, realistically, it looks like Red Hot’s attempt to weaken Laampros wasn’t successful, and after everything the team has been through I doubt if Tsunami has the stamina to keep fighting a demon lord on his own.

    • timemonkey

      I think it was successful, seeing as the portal is still apparently toxic to new arrivals.

  • Hours Left

    Someone better tether down Spooky.

  • Zephyr10101

    Stay safe tsunami

  • Someone’s hair is going to frizz with all that new moisture in the air.

    • Mariona

      Question: Can hair that is made out of flames even frizz?

      Question 2: Does anyone know what frizzy, demonic beard hair would look like? ^^

      • 1. Probably become all smokey. Or maybe look like sparklers?

        2. Definitely not all silky and smooth for certain. 🙂

      • Jonni

        1)Don’t know

        2) It’s like a giant hairy umbrella being opened

    • Sapfo

      maybe that is why he is getting disspleased. He been in the bathroom all morning getting ready for this. Darn it!

      • Klaus

        It is a big occasion, taking over the Earth. He wants to look his best.

        • Curt Clark

          I think he forgot to dress for the occasion…someone needs himself a new demon Alfred.

          • Jonni

            He just needs an eye-patch

      • Do any of us know what it takes to get demon beard to look so shiny and silky? That was probably the last of his Demon Hold Gel, made specifically for a demon king to look his best without gunky build up or residue.

    • Will this finally be the tjing that will move one of Duncan’s hairs out of place? o.o

      • Neceros

        Only if he hasn’t gotten all his powers back, because perfect hair is definitely one of them.

      • One can only hope?

  • Sehin

    How much longer is Spooky going to “unavailable”?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Goodness only knows.
      In general terms, since Spooky isn’t the main protagonist of the story it was kinda-sorta predictable that he might be sidelined in order to give Red Hot room to fix the problem (the same for the other YP members to a lesser extent, of course, but they aren’t specialists in demonology). But the way he was sidelined completely flummoxed everyone.

      Interestingly, in story telling terms the Spooky-incapacitates-himself-to-save-as-many-innocents-as-possible route is a variation on the can’t-save-everyone trope that’s been proposed as a narrative weakness for ultra-powerful characters like Superman.

      • Klaus

        Goodness. I have not heard Alex called that before, but it fits.

        • Nate

          I’m reminded of Mae West…

          “Goodness had nothing to do with it” 😉

      • Curt Clark

        I much prefer this version of ‘incapacitating the superpower’ over the way, say, Professor X is usually sidelined in the pages of X-Men.

        Spooky’s not just hanging out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool (I’m sorry, I’m so sorry) — he’s playing an active role in the conflict, namely trying to save as many people as he can — everyone, if he can. The team can take care of themselves — at the very least, they know the risks of the job. Spooky is the only one who can guarantee that the people TYP came here to save can actually be saved.

        They’re called The Young PROTECTORS, after all, not The Young Demon-Lord-Punchers — that just happens to be what the rest of the team has been forced into doing at the moment.

        • Juliette Leroux

          Curt, I agree absolutely with this. Spooky’s mission, that he gave himself, is to protect and save pople. That’s what he is doing now.

    • timemonkey

      Probably the entire fight.

  • Airboy Obsessed

    Spooky’s just casually drifting away….like… “I’ll just be over here. Floating. Kthx.”

  • Mariona

    Come on Tsunami! You got this. It will be a piece of (giant, demonic) cake.

    Also, what is the annihillator doing during all of this? Are we to assume that he’s still powerless on the ground somewhere? Or is he up to something?

    • Mariona

      Never mind, I figured it out. The ground was getting too hot under his feet, so he decided to make a run for it and star in that ‘Giggles the annihilator’ webcomic instead.

      (If someone already made this, admittingly rather bad, joke, I apologize ^^)

      • Saxon_Brenton

        Interestingly, moderator Dave mentioned that last week, and on a casual glance I couldn’t see the advert. When you mentioned it I doubled checked, still couldn’t see it, and in a fit of frustration went and googled the comic itself so that I could grok the art style just in case that helped. And *now* that I come back the advert is there.
        I swear it’s deliberately trying to mess with my head.

        • davefragments

          I can’t take credit for that mention.
          However, “Giggles the Annihilator” is certainly a web comic.

    • timemonkey

      He’s still unconscious.

  • Madock345

    yeah, Fuck him up, Tsu!

    Really pretty water effects in the bottom middle panel.

  • Not angry, not upset. Laampros is …displeased!

    Though he looks a little angry when saying that.

    • Klaus

      Slightly miffed, I’d say.

    • Jac

      It’s a little annoying to get your eye poked out by an entire tree.

      I’m sure it’ll grow back.

  • Klaus

    Answer to Alex: it is not everybody who likes cool. Some like it hot.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Okay, speculation on comic book physics here. We can see that Tsunami can control water enough to create solid water constructs. I can’t remember off the top of my head whether we have any evidence that Laampros (or Red Hot, for that matter) can similarly create ‘solid fire’. Nevertheless, it occurs to me all the kinetic energy of their elemental power bolts ramming against each other will be releasing a lot force ‘sideways’ – in an expanding disc perpendicular to the direction of their head-on collision.

    Might this be the reason that Spooky is drifting away? The placement of Spooky on the page makes it easy to imagine that he may be being pushed away by air currents created by expanding steam. And which, if true, puts Fluke in a bad position on the ground.

  • Jeldenil

    Laampros’ anger management vs my 5y olds’
    Laampros: I am displeased
    5 y olds: Raaaaargh!
    Laampros: burns everything in his direct vicinity
    5 y olds: scream and stomp their feet, slam the door and maybe fight each other a bit

    I think I still prefer my kids.

  • Akitary

    Who did it better? Spooky or Aunt Marge? 😀

    • One was a flailing screaming ballon, the other with his own lightshow.

      I will go with Spooky.

    • Spooky

    • Curt Clark

      Spooky. He’s doing it to save lives. Marge was just a victim of her own dickitry.

  • If this is Laampy being ‘displased’ … Let’s hope he never cross to being angry or even upset.

    • Will Parkinson

      Or miffed.

  • Mary Klemzak


  • Toli Bera

    “Hi Displeased, I’m Dad.” *Water fist to the face*

  • Thunder Chicken

    Is it just me, or does it look like Kyle may be getting up in that second panel?

    • timemonkey

      Kyle was never really ‘down’, he’s been crouched over in pain for the last few pages.

  • Juliette Leroux

    Wow Tsu, you’re rocking this! Way to go !

  • Saikkusukka

    Somewhere downstream there are people going “Where did the river disappear to!?”

  • Cman65

    Red Hot is down but not out

  • Pikinanou

    Bid daddy doesn’t like being wet…*snickers*

  • Klaus

    I am … displeased. You won’t like me when I’m displeased.

  • Earl Patterson

    I dont know about you. For some reason i felt like I’m expect for ben to show up who shaking ground and mitch’s new boyfriend

  • D. G.

    I think tsu is gonna be out of the fight soon. His strength and stamina can only last so long. Laampros is still very strong. And by him being “displeased” the team is in real danger. I’m shocked he isn’t “angry” because he did lose an eye. But maybe demons can regenerate and its no big deal. I guess Alex will surprise us with what happens next if the day is to be won for typ and humanity.

  • David Welbourn

    Laampros, whatever you do, please don’t walk up and down a catwalk while singing Right Said Fred. Please, PLEASE don’t do an I’m-too-sexy-for-my-shirt catwalk walk. Oh no. OH NO. Anything but that.

    • I am not sure Laampros owns a shirt to be too sexy for….

      • davefragments

        He’s too sexy for his ShadowLoins™

        (to borrow from Kate G)

        • So sexy he hurts.

          • Jonni

            I can now see him doing LMFAO – Sexy and I Know it.

    • Klaus

      Maybe that is why he is not wearing a shirt?

    • Jac

      He’s simply too sexy for his right eyeball.

      That’s why it’s gone now. 🙁

  • Dennis Grace

    Yeah, Laampros, I feel ya. I’m getting pretty tired of this conflict, too.

  • Jason Moon

    Now he gets REALLY mad.

  • Curt Clark

    As much as I dont like Tsu’s personality…yeah, I agree.

  • Curt Clark

    The art where Gordon’s water meets Lamp Daddy’s fire — I would give my left testicle for that kind of talent.

    • Pietro7

      Is there a market for used left testicles? I suppose there must not be, if you have to give it away . . .

  • Ruben

    Now Lampy tuns into a toddler??

  • Snorlaxation

    I’m loving the tension and the danger, but seeing Spooky just hanging there, possibly bobbing along like a balloon, keeps making me chuckle.

    • Airboy Obsessed

      It’s lovely, bobbing along
      Bobbing along through the air
      Where we fight off evil to be free
      Far from the frenzy
      Of the frantic world below
      And here I am
      Just going with the airflow

  • davefragments

    Opera North has an excellent youtube of Act One of Die Valkyrie.
    No frills, no grand production. Three singers and the orchestra.
    Fall in love with Siegmund and Sieglinde…

    • davefragments

      Hey, I know most people consider opera boring but what can I say? Siegmund and Sieglinde are brother and sister and they end up man and wife. Creepy but never mind, it’s opera. Siegmund was running away from killing an entire saloon filled with a huge wedding party he didn’t know but he din’t like that they were marrying a woman off without the woman’s consent. Then there is Sieglinde husband Hunding who was friend with the wedding party and will give Siegmund one night of hospitality (no Sodom and Gomorrah he) before he tries to slay Siegmund. But “Wolf” or the “Wanderer” has left a sword plunged into an Ash tree waiting for the man with enough strength and power to free it. Did I say that the tree grows in the middle of Hunding’s house… Well of all that, opera is made.

  • Happy Singles Awareness Day!

  • syllibub

    Hey, Happy Valentine’s Day, campsite! So much love to Alex, Adam, and Vero – not to be unbearably corny, but the effort and dedication you all put into this comic makes me feel cared for. It’s a great thing you do!

    *muchas smoochas from a remote island, knocking back tropical-themed cocktails with the recovering goddess-wife*

    • davefragments

      ooooh, drinks with tiny umbrellas

      my favorite

      • Pietro7

        Hear hear for Alex, Adam and Vero! And three cheers for drinks with tiny umbrellas too!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Aaannnd once again Valentines Day makes me reminis about ‘The Great St. Valentines Day Weekend Double-Ding Event’ of 2014.
      Prior to the current patreon funding scheme Alex had a donation bar, set at $400, and once that was $400 was reached we’d get a second page of webcomic per week. And while Alex was away over that weekend we readers took the opportunity to try to break the donation bar by overwinding it to $800.
      I am such an old fogey.

      • I remember that. ^_^ It was fun watching the numbers.

      • I remember that too. Y’all are so awesome. 🙂

      • I remember that too. We had fun with that and was a way to ‘break the room’ and have a party, while the ‘rents were away 😉

        We’ve stayed two extra pages ahead in page-donations for a while when it was pre-Patreon.

    • Thank you so much, syllibub! Big hugs back! (And I imagine your goddess-wife might enjoy a cocktail or two right now… 😉 )

      Big hugs to all our readers! Y’all mean the world to us. No matter what is going on, thinking of y’all makes everything feel OK.


  • Yay for discounted chocolate tomorrow!

    • davefragments

      My cravings today were for potato chips — salty, fatty, crunchy

    • Damn, you have more of those days. I love the time just after Easter and Christmas. I still have over 2 pounds of chocolate left (in two big figures) after the post x-mas sales xD

      • Biggest discounted chocolate/candy the day after days – Valentine’s, Easter, Halloween, Christmas..

        • I may like the Danish attempt to adopt Valentine’s and Halloween when it reach the point where it largely comes discounted candy afterwards.

  • Squishy

    Happy v-day y’all! Sitting here with my four legged valentine 🙂

    • davefragments

      And a very pleasant chocolate covered Tuesday to you

  • Hiya all and happy Valentine’s Day to you who actually have the day 🙂

    ….though Denmark – especially started by stores- have adopted it a little between some people, just like Halloween. I like the pumpkin heads, but otherwise find both days silly adoptations, since we don’t have the days officially and stores just want to make money.

    P.S. when I say we have adopted it a little, it means the stores keep it up, and it gets a litte bigger each year with more people catching on. The one ‘adoption’ I don’t mind that much is Black Friday, which has exploded in just a few years. It’s an over all sales day rather than adding a day to sell tradition’s products for traditions we don’t have.

    • davefragments

      Stores around me will immediately clear Valentine’s for all the President’s Day sales.

      • That’s a day too? At least we probably won’t ever have that day, since Denmark is a monarki.

        • davefragments

          Almost every month in the USA has a Federal Holiday.
          Excuses for sales and days off.

          President’s Day celebrates GW Washington and A Lincoln’s birthdays.

          • Klaus

            Here we have no holidays between whitsun Monday and Christmas. Some get labor day (1/5) and/or our national day (5/6) off, but some do not. Anyway, nothing from June to Dece,ber.

          • davefragments

            Independence day – July 4th, Labor Day is the first Monday in Sept, Columbus Day in Oct (or whatever they will call it as Columbus can be controversial) and Veteran’s Day – Nov 11.

            I think there’s nothing in August because July and August were the traditional vacation months.

            When I was young, I knew Veteran’s day as Armistice Day from the adults around me. I remember red poppies being handed out. Then came Vietnam and the name changed.

            When I was scheduling research work in the 80’s and 90’s, November was a hassle not because of Thanksgiving and Veteran’s Day but because my workers were hunters and dear seasons (yes, there are several seasons to hunt deer)…

  • I just stumled over a new page

  • Justin White

    You can take that displeasure and…