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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 5—Page 71

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Now… KISS!

Over on the Patreon page, y’all have shot us back over $6,000 in support in the past few days (and are closing in on $6100), and I’m very grateful to each and every one of you. We haven’t been at this level of support since last November, and it puts me that much closer to being able to break even again for making rent, etc. after paying my artists, publishing and site expenses, etc.

I know not everyone can afford to support the comic in this way (trust me, I get it), but for those who are able to, just know that you’re the reason I’m able to keep doing this and you really are superheroes. And I’m currently working with my artists right now to come up with some extra special rewards for y’all later on this year. I think you’re going to love them! Stay tuned! 🙂

AND… because I’ve gotten some questions about this, an update: even though the Engaging the Enemy arc is wrapping up now (just one more page of Chapter 5!), do not worry, there will be more The Young Protectors!

AFTER CHAPTER 5 IS DONE, we’re going to have a short “Coda” that wraps up a few of the loose threads of this arc and gives our players one last chance to take their bows before exiting the stage.

THEN (SPOILER ALERT) we’ll run a short arc that focuses on just Kyle and Spooky. Alone.

It starts in Spooky’s bedroom.

Gosh, I wonder what will happen there?

THEN we’ll begin another, longer arc that gives another The Young Protectors character a chance to take the spotlight!

So, that’s what’s next for The Young Protectors. Please stay tuned. The best is yet to come! 🙂

So! Kyle embraces his heroic nature! Commander throws her arm around him! All that’s left is… what? WHAT?!

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

 

 

  • D’awww!

  • In times of trouble, it’s bonding time. Heroes unite!

  • Saxon_Brenton

    And remember, Commander’s a telepath, so she’s got a reasonably good Idea about personal inclinations for this sort of thing. Unless she’s just giving moral encouragement, of course.

  • Pietro7

    Sweet! I don’t think you could either, Kyle.
    🙂

  • Saxon_Brenton

    re: Alex’s note: What happens in Spooky’s bedroom? Well, obviously he needs Kyle’s help looking for a lost sock.

    • Bei Dawei

      We’ll probably see them playing video games or something.

      • Curt Clark

        I would be 100% on board for sitting in on them gaming together.

        • William Clapie

          Skin bud’s. Comfortable in each other’s company?

    • He might be helping looking for his keys…. 😛

    • Jet Allen

      “Spooky, why would a lost sock be in your butt?”

      “You’d be surprised where those things end up sometimes. It might be easier if you searched in there with your dick, though.”

      “Hmm.”

      • William Clapie

        Now, is that the true explanation of where all those lost socks go? I don’t want them back!

  • Mary Klemzak

    Didn’t even know that was on the table. Good to see they’re in good spirits.

  • davefragments

    This wasn’t what I expected but it is a good page and good resolution to Kyle’s day.

    • ComicBookGoddess

      Me, neither, but it really is a nice ending. And I’m jazzed about how the next arc starts… 🙂

      • davefragments

        This page is a good thing.

        • ComicBookGoddess

          I didn’t know my heart wanted it until it was here.

          • davefragments

            I write too many short stories not to like this and appreciate it. This is good.

  • Awwww. I like this page! It’s cute!

  • I know the rest of the lyrics doesn’t fit at all, and I don’t know why .. but the first thing that popped into my head, when I read panel 1, was “so you wanna be a hero, kid, well whoop-de-doo”

    (From One Last Hope, a song from Disney’s Hercules)

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hahahaha!

  • ComicBookGoddess

    Oh, I like this. And is anything better than Kyle’s face in panel 3? (Well, anything in this comic wearing clothing, anyway.)

    • I’m glad you like the page, CBG! (And thank you very much for your support. That’s very much appreciated!) 🙂

  • I like this moment between Amanda and Kyle. ^_^

    • Pietro7

      Yes. That. Exactly.
      I want to give them both a package of Thin Mints. 🙂

      • …I will take all the Thin Mints!

        • Pietro7

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    • stickfigurefairytales

      Me too! <3

      • *hugs stick*

        • stickfigurefairytales

          *hugs Doki back* I’m sorry I missed camping! How are you?

          • Sleeping is all messed up, almost finished with the last season of Hawaii Five-0 on Netflix, bad cough, Granny isn’t doing so well…

            You?

      • Michael

        me three

    • I think Amanda might punch Kyle in the arm, like locker room buddies style.

  • fujoshifanatic

    This arc has been quite a ride, and I’ve enjoyed every minute! Can’t wait to see what new adventures TYP has in future arcs. While I would love an arc for each member of the team, I have sooooooo many questions about Spooky; can his arc be next??? After whatever goes down in Spooky’s bedroom, of course. And can Amanda be involved? I would so up my Patreon for that!

    • Nate

      “Goes down”? That remains a possibility. 😀

      • William Clapie

        ick. 🙂

    • William Clapie

      Spooky’s bedroom. Let’s think a minute. SPOOKY”S bedroom. Have you seen what he can do and where he was? I don’t wanna go there! lmbo

  • Bei Dawei

    Kyle looks cleaner today.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Hooray for more arcs! I’m so happy TYP won’t be ending yet.

    • Me, too. 🙂

      • William Clapie

        Happy for more “arcs”? Divergent story lines? Color me “duh”

  • ComicBookGoddess

    I want to know who people hope that the solo arc is about? I’ll post the names and upvote the one you want!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hell snakes!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        No, seriously, I’d be interested in seeing an arc about Fluke/Paul, since we’ve already had mini arcs for Mitch and Spooky + Amanda.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          But I love everybody on the team, so it’s a tough call.

        • ComicBookGoddess

          My vote is for Mitch, but I’d like Paul, too. I think Spooky/Amanda is more metaplot and I can wait (although… more text stories maybe?), and I think we need to see more of Tsunami’s damage in action before he gets comfortable enough to start healing it.

    • ComicBookGoddess

      Flyboy!

    • ComicBookGoddess

      Tsunami!

      • Klaus

        What is that deep, dark secret?

        • Bei Dawei

          He sticks his fingers up his bum!

          • Klaus

            Someone got hurt, and Gordon feels responsible. The devil, as always, is in the details.

    • Bei Dawei

      President Ed Koch!

    • ComicBookGoddess

      Fluke!

    • ComicBookGoddess

      Commander!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      What if I want them all?

      • ComicBookGoddess

        Vote for them all?

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Works for me!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Demonic not-bear!

      • Bei Dawei

        I can see the title now: “Woozle Hunt”!

        (You have to think think think about it.)

        • Pietro7

          But that would mean dangerous Heffalumps prowling around causing trouble! Nobody’s honey will be safe! The horror, the horror . . .
          🙂

      • Fuzzy Wuzzy Not A Bear

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Woody the tree/beanstalk! (I’m considering all of Spooky’s arsenal to be part of the team by extension)

      • Klaus

        “Another The Young Protectors character!” Not necessarily a member. Hunter, anyone?

        • Curt Clark

          eh. I read too many early 90s grim ‘n gritty comics to really vote for Hunter OR Killer. >.> Alex has more nuance and complexity in his storytelling.

      • Curt Clark

        “I AM WOODY.”

    • Klaus

      Alex did not say solo arc. Another charater will take the spotlight, as did Kyle in this arc.

      • ComicBookGoddess

        Bah, same difference to my porpoises.

        (Aquatic mammals do swim in pods, don’t they?)

        • Curt Clark

          Whales, yes. Not sure about dolphins — I think they’re ‘families’, though I’m probably wrong.

          • ComicBookGoddess

            I think dolphin females do, at least.

    • Klaus

      Platinum Priestess.

    • Klaus

      Annihilator.

    • kuku

      How bout that sweet tornado kid who Mitch was kissing?

      • Curt Clark

        Cory? Definitely wouldn’t say no to more of him.

        Pretty sure he’s a superpowerful telekinetic, though “Tornado” would be a decent super-name for him in a couple years.

      • ComicBookGoddess

        Pretty sure we haven’t seen the last of Cody, either.

    • Curt Clark

      Spooky!

    • Nate

      Fluffy and the fire snakes!

      He’s a not-bear with laser vision! They are serpents of living hellfire!

      They fight crime!

    • Jet Allen

      I don’t see an option for “Random Hong Kong citizen Kyle ran past while invisinaked.”

    • George Finnigan! The all seeing Floating Eyeball!

  • Meekol

    And so, this is my goodbye with the young Protectors. It was a wonderful ride, and I loved every minute of this, up until the page where Duncan was turned into a kid and thus removed from the equation, so to speak. With him, I have lost any will and need to follow the story, as his relationship with Kyle – bumpy, toxic, and with so much potential for an epic redemption arc – was the main thing that kept me coming back for more here

    Thank you, Alex, for the great story up until that point that made me go, and for the merchandise that I will treasure forever. Thank you, TYP community, for all the camping nights that I was a silent but devoted participant of. It was a pleasure.

    PS: Yes, I did create a brand new Disqus account to make this comment. I’ve seen how unpleasant some people here can become when someone dares to express their interest in seeing more of Kyle/Duncan. I didn’t want any hate or accusations to ruin my day, I hope you’ll understand.

    • Bei Dawei

      No hate from me. If you aren’t enjoying the story direction, that’s quite understandable. On the other hand, I suspect the Kyle / Duncan relationship will develop further (in some direction), so maybe check back eventually to see what happened?

      • Meekol

        I will check back, as I’ve just done, but for as long as Duncan remains a kid, the charm and the entire point of this romance is gone for me…

    • davefragments

      Duncan remaining older would mean a complex ending as justice must be served.

      Duncan remaining with the team as a teenage boy without memories is a complete other storyline. This storyline took 500+ pages and is complete.

      Duncan’s fate, young or old can wait for another day.

    • Duncan’s story needn’t end here. It’s clear from that conversation with Sircea just before the ritual that he was involved with the plan because he saw it as the least bad option, and that when he realised Spooky might be powerful enough to help he wanted to try another way. A redemption arc as he tries to come to terms with what he did would be fascinating even without a relationship with Kyle. There’s also Kyle having to come to terms with Duncan’s feelings for him being genuine. There’s unfinished business there, and we could yet see more of Kyle/Duncan. I hope we do.

      • Ant-Man

        duncan’s redemption is that he gets 2 start over as a child with a clean slate-end of his story.
        he is now a child while kyle is a young man_ there is no future for a ‘them’

        i would like 2 c how the magics-fates-demon king dealt with sircea -she should have some serious bad happening 2 her 4 failing

        • Not quite a clean slate – even if he himself has no idea what he did (and his memory doesn’t come back), other people do. At best he’s going to be held and studied by the intelligence services for some years. At some point he’s going to find out what he was capable of in the past. And he’s now a teen; his body is only two or three years younger than Kyle. Fun times ahead if the demon pact allows him to grow up again.

          I’d like to see more of Sircea’s story too. 🙂

      • Meekol

        If Duncan remains an amnesiac kid for all of this, however, it’s just going to be a predictable, trivial story without any real weight to it. As I wrote in another reply – redemption arc would only make sense for the original, adult Duncan. The kid is not really the Annihilator anymore, and as such, needs no redemption. Same with the potential romance with Kyle. Yet another story of teenagers falling in love? No appeal in that for me, sadly.

    • timemonkey

      Duncan is more likely to get a redemption arc now than he was as an older man. He’d crossed too many lines as an adult, he was either looking at life in prison with no hope of release or a death sentence. This way he might get a second chance at life.

      • Meekol

        The problem is that it is going to be a very bland, obvious, and uninteresting redemption arc. It’s easy to forgive a doe-eyed child who lost any memory of his past, becoming a completely new and different person. The trick would be to try and redeem him while he was still being himself. To explore his connection and relationship with Kyle, because the hints were pretty obvious that there was something deeper there on Duncan’s side. All this is gone now and that’s why I lost interest.

        • timemonkey

          As he was he was most likely going to end up dead. And the only way to avoid that would have been to run and hide. Either way you were never going to get that story. That kind of story only happens when the universe is built around supporting the kind of nonsense where someone can commit those kind s of crimes and walk free and his victims are willing to associate with them.

    • Cuix

      For me, it’s the fact that this story has displayed a -complete- lack of commitment to absolutely any amount of danger, risk, or disquiet. Kyle got demon’d? No, actually, he’s all happy smiles and much more powerful and his dad is gone now. Spooky ingested several dozen souls for too long? Ha, nah, he’s fine, all the souls are fine, and his magic is as powerful and vague as ever. Tsunami, Fly Boy, Fluke? What about their burns? Nope, healed perfectly, and no mental trauma, no fear, no doubts, doing perfectly fine. Commander? Still trusts her team completely, still has their complete respect and loyalty, still on top of the world.

      And, like you said, Duncan. One of the few gray, uncertain, and risky areas of the story. The relationship between him and Kyle still had so much room to be unnerving. Duncan still had so much room to be repentant on the surface, with who knows what going on beneath. And, you know, I think he really did kind of fall for Kyle. How would Kyle react to that? We’ll never know, because now Duncan got a lovely lobotomy and is going to be a good guy, perfectly free of any real guilt and ready for rapid, easy redemption.

      What’s the point in reading a superhero comic if there’s never any danger? Why am I invested in characters if they’re going to get their way every time, sometimes even better than they could have hoped for or imagined? No, I’m out. I want stories with substance, not pure sugar.

      • NoiseShaper

        I don’t recognize this comic in most of that description.

        I personally am still in detox mode from recently having watched Batman vs. Superman for the first time and this comic beats that in script quality and in engagement with the characters by a mile.

        BvS had tons of pseudo-stake-raising which was just completely empty and pointless because the main characters just completely sucked by themselves.

        This here is a universe with various superpowers and in that universe it is actually very plausible that healing powers exist. It would actually feel somewhat forced to pretend that among all the other superpowers healing would be the only one that could not happen just for sadistic purposes. Realism is better used on dialogue and on character development than – of all things – on magical and almost-magical superpowers, and this comic does have the right focus here.

        There was plenty of risk and plenty of opportunities for catastrophic outcomes.

        Traumatic experiences have their consequences here, too; Spooky, Kyle and Cory all have their burdens to bear, but there can still exist moments of happiness, triumph and love even so. Which is actually the same in our regular non-superpowered world, even if those moments aren’t as frequent as we’d like them to be.

        To Duncan: Some aspects of Duncan’s relationship with Kyle seem to have been genuine, but the deception and abuse aspects were far too severe to ever come back from that. No true redemption would be possible, and no ongoing relationship could have been anything but toxic with all that baggage.

        The only way to have something meaningful develop died with the trip to hell Duncan had forced on Kyle.

        And I’m not talking about the age difference here – there are enough real-life examples of substantial age differences in very much happy relationships.

        But at some point of deception and/or abuse you can only climb out of the bomb crater, dust yourself off and walk away, even if you’ve lost your desire to actively harm the other person.

      • Meekol

        A bit harshly put, but I can’t say I disagree. Which is a shame, because this comic could be so much more… Alas, we’re not the writers here – we should respect that and just bow out to let Alex do what he thinks is best for his story.

    • Thank you very much for the kind words and for being one of our awesome readers here, Meekol. (And also for your support in buying the merch!) Hopefully someday I will create something again that you will enjoy.

      Take care! 🙂

  • Shiny Gwilly

    i’ll say this again for the last page, but have the short version for now lol
    i loved this arc! i love this story and all the characters and i can’t wait for more, in whatever form it’s presented to us! i can’t wait for the character arcs, any chance to just tie up loose ends or show a little something something extra, i absolutely love it
    good work to everyone involved!

    • Thank you so much, SG! I really appreciate all the very kind words. Hopefully you’ll enjoy what I’ve got cooking for you next! 😀

  • Bei Dawei

    Then Laampros would appear and say “My son! You make me proud! Accept the Guitar of Doom!”

  • Nofsky8

    Yay, so sweet! I can’t believe I forgot to camp and I can’t wait for the next arcs. 🙂

  • Klaus

    More Young Protectors. Good news indeed!

  • Klaus

    What happen in Spooky’s bedroom? Spooky answers the phone. It is Kyle.

    • ComicBookGoddess

      Somehow… I have to think Kyle is actually there… 🙂

      • Jet Allen

        Watch out, Spooky! The call is coming from inside your pants!

        …Or in this case, I guess the Kyle is coming from inside his pants.

        • Sooo… does that mean Spooky is wearing Red Hot pants? *ba-dum tss*

          • Curt Clark

            He could rock them.

        • ComicBookGoddess

          I hope the fire department is on standby, Spooky does not sound like the type to favor Type I construction…

    • Jet Allen

      “Hello, Spooky. Do you like scary movies?”

      It quickly devolves into the opening sequence of Scream.

  • TwilightDreamer

    This woman is just too amazing ^_^

  • Curt Clark

    Commander is best leader. 🙂

    I had a long post detailing my history with this comic all planned out, but I think I’ll save that. This isn’t the end, it’s just the closing of the first book. 🙂

    Suffice it to say I LOVE this team, I love these characters, and I am in it for the long haul. Whatever’s next I’ll be here for it. 🙂

    • I’m really glad to hear it, Curt! (And I’d love to hear your history with this comic if you do get the chance.)

  • Michael

    I know it’s already planned out well in advance, but I’m still crossing my fingers that the next arc will feature Flyboy. And Cory.

    Thanks for a brilliant story so far, I really enjoyed this arc. I can’t wait for the next one. (But I am more than happy to enjoy a few inter-arc short stories and interludes as well).

    • Jet Allen

      I’m kinda hoping the next arc will feature Paul, to be honest. He’s gotten the least focus of the team thus far. I wanna learn more about him.

    • You’re very welcome, Michael! Glad to hear you enjoyed the arc!

      And as for the next longer arc, you’re right that it is already planned out. And I won’t reveal who it features yet. But I believe it’s fair to say you’ll be seeing a lot of both those boys again. 😉

  • Sapfo

    Commander, leader, friend and best big sister!

  • Jeldenil

    Now all that’s left is a peek on what happened to Circea, I think.

    • Jet Allen

      I’d vote for an ending like the South Park episode “Fat Butt & Pancake Head,” where Sircea winds up working as a cashier/kitchen grunt at a La Taco.

      Sircea: This is BULLSHIT! How the FUCK did I end up working at a LA TACO?! I lived for over 6,000 years and was worshipped as a goddess!

      Random Coworker: Yeah… me too…

  • bronakopdin

    haha, nice tune out ^^
    it’s so good to see that all these happenings didn’t change the ways between Kyle and his mates ^^

  • Aneiryn

    Well I am waiting for the big bang! Something really bad must happen. I meaning before all hell broke loos they told the Team that this was the lesser evil…

    • Klaus

      I might be years. But something has to be done.

    • Cuix

      I don’t trust that there will be ANY sort of real negative consequences for any of the heroes. No scars, no trauma, no fears, nothing looming in the distance. Kyle got two or three levels, Spooks is healing all the injuries easily, the others are all smiles, things are exclusively good.

  • Nate

    “All that’s left is… what? WHAT?!”

    Kissing stuff? Unlike The Grandson, I have no objection to this becoming a “kissing book”. 😀

  • Nate

    I also find myself wondering who should take center stage next. I mean, I have my favorites (Mitch, Spooks) but it’s also true that Paul and Gordon haven’t received as much focus. It might be their turn, now.

    Or maybe the next arc should be “Laser Bear & the Fire Snakes”. ;D

    • T Dibbler

      Oh man, I was going to vote for one of the guys, but now I really want to read ‘Laser Bear & the Fire Snakes’.

    • I throw in a vote for Laser Bear & Hell Snakes.

      • William Clapie

        So, some titles have been beat about? Is there any interest in fly-boy? He seems to have a complex story line to develop.

        • Doki’s vote for more Mitch is always a given.

    • Jet Allen

      Dibs on the band name “Laser Bear & the Fire/Hell Snakes.”

      I’m dibbing both so I can choose which one I prefer more.

      • Nate

        “Fire Snakes” is more marketable. “Hell Snakes” won’t play in Peoria. 😉

        • Jet Allen

          Hellfire Snakes, maybe? I mean, Hunchback of Notre Dame got away with it…

          • Curt Clark

            Little too “edgelord”. Go with Fire Snakes. Have Hellfire be the name of the first album. :p

          • Jet Allen

            I dunno, now I’m thinking “Laser Hell Snakes” sounds pretty rad. I’ll mix-and-match what I’ve got available.

  • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

    Nooo, I need Duncan to be saved!

    . . . But I am really excited about Spooky and Kyle

    • T Dibbler

      Well if Duncan really has been reset and is taken into protective custody where he can be observed and eventually taught and given a fresh start, rather than just straight-up locked away in a cell and punished for what adult-him did, then I’d count that as being saved.

      • timemonkey

        Even if he was locked up he still would become someone different than old Duncan was.

        • HermeticallySealed

          But more likely to turn out just as bitter and angry, which is what set him on to the path of villainy to begin with.

          • timemonkey

            Or determined to do good to prove them wrong.

          • Keneu

            Maybe having a certain redhead firebender hero to admire as a good role model could lead little Dunce in the good direction? xD

        • Curt Clark

          Unfortunately, oppression is what turned Duncan into the Annihilator to begin with. Locking a kid in jail for reasons he can’t understand is basically how you get people like Bane. I do not want Dunkid to become Bane.

          • timemonkey

            Fear turned Duncan into the Annihilator. He did something bad (and we’re not sure how bad the damage was there) a nd rather than dealing with the consequences he ran.

          • T Dibbler

            Oh certainly, if he’s just locked in jail that would destroy him all over again, but if he’s taken into the care of a superhero group who can keep an eye on him (to be sure he really has been reset to an innocent kid with no memory of his adult actions), and who treat him kindly and teach him, he would get a whole new chance at life. He’d be monitored to make sure he’s no longer a threat, but not actively punished for actions he has no memory of committing, and have his feet set onto a new, more positive path.

    • ComicBookGoddess

      I’m holding out, they might do something unexpected with him. Or, they might not…

  • Lovely page. And lovely, lovely last panel. 🙂 Another one for “that would make a great poster/teeshirt.”

    I want a redemption arc for Duncan. But I’m happy to see more of the other characters as well. Great news about new arcs, and the Patreon support.

    • NoiseShaper

      I think if the upcoming coda has him going on a better path, that would be a pretty good start!

    • Thank you, JJ! Glad you’re looking forward to what’s next. 🙂

  • Adi Zeller

    I must say the conclusion of this plot arc is very satisfying (even though technically it’s not yet concluded) only thing that can make the smile plastered on my face even wider is some Spyle (or is it Kooky?) lovey-dovey interaction. Smooching? Hand holding? hell, I’ll take even longing semi-embarrassed glances across the former combat zone… 🙂

    • T Dibbler

      I’m gonna vote for ‘Kooky’, it sounds more fun.

      • Curt Clark

        But…Kyle doesn’t wear enough black to be an Addams…

      • Keneu

        “Cuqui” means cute in Spanish and it’s pronounced like Kooky. Just saying. 🙂

    • Jet Allen

      I’ve seen “Spookyle” (SpooKyle?) floating around, and I like it. Gets both of their full names in there.

      • ComicBookGoddess

        I hadn’t thought I’d seen it, but I did say it the other day…

  • T Dibbler

    Psst! Amanda – go get yourself healed now lady. All the important hero boss stuff is done, well done, now look after yourself as well as you’ve looked after everyone else.

    • ComicBookGoddess

      Ah, well… as I have recently read, Commander has… reasons… to avoid SpookyHealing unless she really needs it. I appreciate they way she engineered it so she didn’t even have to turn down his offer, though. 🙂

      • Jet Allen

        Considering we saw Spooky healing Tsunami without any sort of intimate contact, I doubt any healing between these two would need to be awkward. Spooky probably just healed Kyle the way he did to show his affections were returned.

        • ComicBookGoddess

          You’d be right about the main story – he heals Flyboy with a touch to the hand. However, in one of the Patreon stories, it explains exactly why she finds it disconcerting, and another of the stories has Spooky mentioning that she wouldn’t let him heal her.

          • T Dibbler

            Ah, thanks for explaining. I am sadly not a Patron, so I didn’t know that bit.

          • ComicBookGoddess

            Yeah, I hated how not knowing felt, and I had five bucks, so I took the plunge. 🙂

          • Jet Allen

            Ah. I don’t have the money to access those things, so I didn’t know.

          • ComicBookGoddess

            I wasn’t until two days ago, so, yeah. 🙂

      • T Dibbler

        Reasons to avoid being healed by Spooky? I don’t remember that bit, can you remind me please?

      • Yeah, being healed by Spooky can fell very erotic. Guess it’s a good (tingly?) feeling when you get healed 😉

        As someone who has a sexual on-off past with Spooky, not to mention a possible mental connection while healing, it may not be something she wants to happen right there.
        Whether it truly is avoiding it right there, or her training/responsibilities have her focused on handling things before hereself – I would lean more to the last, but it’s likely that it has a touch of the first.

        Also, Spooky has been healing the rest of the team while she and Kyle went for Duncan. She’s likely in some pain, but is focused on her job. She may still prefer a more private setting for healing when she has the time, depending on how much she needs it.

        • ComicBookGoddess

          If she wouldn’t let him heal a sprained wrist, she won’t let him heal a bunch of little cuts. This was a tactical move that settled several things at once, and she knows he won’t bring up such a minor healing publicly.

        • NoiseShaper

          It might be that the healing connection exposes Spooky to her mind-reading powers to a greater extent than she’s comfortable now.

  • Klaus

    This remionds me of when Holger Juul Hansen was asked what he would be if was not an actor. “I would be dead,” he answered.

  • Jet Allen

    Spooky and Kyle alone in Spooky’s bedroom? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MON-wait.

    I was right before, wasn’t I? Commander and Kyle are going to hate-snog and compare their kissing techniques so they can each tell themselves that Spooky likes their face-sucking better. Because that’s probably something they’d do in Mean Girls, and I think “What Would Mean Girls Do?” is something every story should ask itself.

  • Jet Allen

    What if he peaced out of there Poochie-style?

    Kyle: Yes, I certainly do! I HAVE TO GO NOW. MY PLANET NEEDS ME. *blasts off out of frame*

    Amanda: But Kyle, this is your pla-

    Kyle: *offscreen* KYLE DIED ON THE WAY BACK TO HIS HOME PLANET.

  • Don’t like that headlock Commander is keeping Redhot in… Not one bit! Feels like she’s gonna throw him in an Exsec box right next to the Villain Formely Known As Annihilator is what I say!

  • You know, Alex, I’ve been thinking this for a while. You really didn’t make it easy to come up with a ship name for the Spooky/Kyle pairing.

    Spooky and Kyle are the two of the most obvious shipping names, and we can’t use those: Spoo-Ky and Ky-Le. What to do? ^_^

    Now we’re left with things like
    – Spoole
    – KyKy
    – Spot (Spooky + Hot)
    – Spred (which pronounces as Spread)

    And it only get’s worse from there…
    So it’s on to altertnative names like Kooky, Pooky, Sky, Kys (sounds like ‘kiss’), Spok (you know how that sounds like Spock) – and it’s not getting any better.

    Alex, this is mean xD

    • kuku

      Well, starting from back in the days of mimeographed fanzines there was K/S (Kirk/Spock), so it could be S/K.

      • I’m a dinosaur from the age of treeware zines (and published some myself), so I’m all in favour of it being S/K or K/S and not this newfangled crunching the names together like the kids these days do. [wanders off muttering and shaking cane]

        • Saxon_Brenton

          Oh, good, I wasn’t the only one who had that reaction 🙂

        • timemonkey

          You old folks are just bitter that you didn’t think to name your pairing Kock while you had the chance.

    • xLizardx

      Spookyle is the obvious one that comes to mind…

      • Jet Allen

        That’s what I’ve been saying. It works perfectly – you get both their names in there completely.

        SpooKyle.

    • Wayne Lunkwitz

      Spookle!

      • I don’t know why, but I think this is my favorite…

      • T Dibbler

        Spookle is cute. I’m changing my vote from Kooky to Spookle.

    • Aww. I’m probably weird, but I actually do like Kooky for a ship name. It’s cute! :p

    • Keneu

      It doesn’t have to be a combination of their names. In one webcomic I follow two of the main ships are called Forest Fire and Flaming Arrow because one of the characters shipped has fire/lava magic .

      • Spirit Assassin from Rogue One is also a good example. ^_^

        • Keneu

          That’s a really cool name. 🙂

          The only option I could think of was Hell Renegades, but it sounds like the name of a death metal band. xDD

    • Kate G

      Spyle?

    • ComicBookGoddess

      SpooKyle.

    • Nate

      I usually vote for Hellbros or Pyromantic.

  • Ant-Man

    next story- alt universe where they all have facial hair- including commander- and they r all evil-slutty-opposites of heroic selves.- horny and porny_
    instead of kyle/spooky waiting forever 2 just kiss- they r now non-stop snogging- banging- mostly naked most of the time_

    FlyBoy/Mitch has reached age of consent so that he 2 can b slutty and mostly naked- paul and tsunami like 2 discipline him- FlyBoy does naughty things on purpose cause he likes 2 get spanked

    commander can be FagHag, SexyLezy, virginal or nasty nun, asexual, bisexual, trisexual- or the maid/cook_ a woman’s place is barefoot and pregnant cooking and cleaning 4 her men folk.

    _ hook ups with other teams of bad boys_ less Disney and more Class Comics

    **i would pay $5 a month 2 read/see that_ i used 2 donate when that option was available

    Class Comics is an independent comic books publisher, founded in 1995 by Patrick Fillion as Class Enterprises, which specializes in gay erotic comics. Class Comics Inc. is now run by Fillion and his partner Fraser in Vancouver, British Columbia. Wikipedia
    Founder: Patrick Fillion
    Founded: 1995
    Headquarters location: Vancouver, Canada

    http://classcomics.tumblr.com/

    http://www.slate.com/articles/life/moneybox/2015/05/sex_history_calculator_is_your_number_of_sexual_partners_low_average_or.html

    more seriously- this has been some hi-grade entertainment- it’s hard 2 believe so much time has gone by- and staying with it for years is pretty good indicator that it’s good stuff- i’ve found/read/forgotten lots of web comics over the years- but could not 4get and always look 4ward 2 The Young Protectors, Alex, Yaoi 911.

    good luck and good fortune on whatever comes next- 2 alex, artists & community

    keep on being awesome and thanks 4 sharing

    • Bei Dawei

      How about an alternate universe where the gays are straight, and the straights are gay? Kyle wears preppy clothes instead of ice-skating leotards. Spooky stays bi, but he spent a year in heaven instead of hell.

      • Ant-Man

        luv the bit about spooky spending a year in heaven instead of hell.- bi spooky is fine-

        -everybody should be bi in real life- there’d b lots more luv and much less h8.

        kyle does look good in street clothes- i liked how he looked earlier in the story – he wore regular clothes when dating duncan (and spent some time naked/invisible)- not a big fan of the unitard costume- but he is drawn very handsome/dreamy in whatever he wears- or doesn’t wear
        : – )

        • Personally, I think Pan would be better in that area than Bi.

      • ComicBookGoddess

        I’m not entirely convinced anybody in this comic is straight. 🙂

        • Jet Allen

          Pretty sure Paul was actually confirmed to be 100% straight. Like, apparently everyone’s Kinsey scale ratings were part of the Patreon thing, and I remember it being brought up by a few people that he’s a 0.

          • ComicBookGoddess

            Oh, if it’s in the cards, I can believe it.

            (Man, I love it when a simple statement is so ambiguous.)

        • Paul is a 0 on the Kinsey scale. Tsu is a 1. So they both are straight.

          • ComicBookGoddess

            I can suspect that Gordon is not particularly comfortable with his 1… 🙂

    • I’m glad to hear you’ve enjoyed the ride, Ant-Man! Thank you for your kind words and for your readership. 🙂

      (And I’ve hung out with Fraser and Patrick a number of times at Cons. Good eggs, them.)

  • Otaku_greg

    So sad that I have to wait for the next page. In the mean time I’m going to watch some anime (Cuz that’s what otaku’s do ) and catch up on other webcomicsites. Hopefully when I return the story is developed more. Bye YP, see ya later.

    • New pages update late Tuesday night/Wednesday morning and late Friday night/Saturday morning for most time zones.

      • Otaku_greg

        I know, but I like to read a story without waiting and stopping. I kinda hate reading a story and then have to wait like 3 days for every page. So when I completed some animes I will continue.

        • ComicBookGoddess

          Fair enough. I’m going to have to see how long I last, myself.

  • Kate G

    When we talk about panels that should be prints, that last panel I think is just the perfect example. So much said between two characters and you don’t even need the dialogue for it to be said.

    I love how Kyle has just matured over these chapters. These last panels really show how much he’s changed. He first wasn’t really into being a hero. It had too many complications. Now he sees how he can balance hero and personal life.

  • Otaku_greg

    Does anyone know another good webcomic ?

    • Elan Meets Rafa
      Tripping Over You
      Always Raining Here – completed
      Starfighter
      Avialae
      One Rainy Day
      Transfusions
      What Happens in Carpediem…
      Ship Jumper
      Demon of the Underground
      Boned – completed
      Buying Time – completed
      Prince of Cats – completed
      Wish & Will
      My Personal Angel

      • Otaku_greg

        Thank you, all the comics im following need to be updated and I need to know some more.

        • kuku

          Also:
          Godslave
          Wilde Life
          Widdershins

      • Juliette Leroux

        Also
        Spidersilk
        Spurs and stripes
        Indigents
        Dead city
        The mapple effect (completed)
        Autophobia (my personnal favorite)
        Heartstopper
        Midnight coffee

      • Kate G

        I was wondering where I found some of my online comics. I have the Doki to blame for some of my addictions. (Although, admittedly, Danish started the StarFighter and Boned addictions with me.) Transfusions, Wish & Will….what else do you read that I read? Oh yea, Devoto….I knew I had someone that started the online comic addiction. XD

        • Devoto has really sweet art and very complex story.

          • Kate G

            Devoto does has beautiful art. She hasn’t updated in a while. Life must be kicking her butt.

          • Yeah, she has had some life issues upsetting the updating.

          • Kate G

            I can imagine. Trying to get a PhD and dealing with Marfan’s? Someone shoot me in the foot. I barely have my head screwed on straight with volunteering and riding at the NFP and dealing with my migraines and lupus, my two biggest issues I’m forever trying to get under control. Epilepsy? Take pills for it; seizures 99% under control. Autism? Pft, I’ve been living with that for life. So I don’t understand most jokes, am honest to a complete fault and I get lost in my own neighborhood. That’s why I have GPS. >.< (To be fair though, I get lost even with the GPS.)

          • Kate G

            Doki, what did you do to me? Now I’m on Avialae. Sometimes you and me need to not be on the same wavelength.

          • Doki is like an introductory drug dealer.

          • Kate G

            That’s her and Danish, pretty much.

          • Not sure if I should be flattered or insulted. But I am definitely more on the flattered end. ^_^

          • Pietro7

            She’s more like the music teacher who introduces you to a universe of sound that you didn’t know you had in you. 🙂

          • I was actually introduced to Avialae when it was sent to me from a friend who went to a con. I have been addicted to that story ever since. ^_^ At least I don’t think I had read it before….but that was awhile ago and my memory is foggy.

        • Wish & Will and Transfusions are favorites of mine. Course I also like RomeoXJulien… shamelessly.

          • Kate G

            I can’t help but love Transfusions. The amount of times I have cried from laughing so hard. HA HA HA.

          • EEEEEK I CANNOT BELIEVE I FORGOT YOUR COMIC I AM SO SORRY!!!

          • Kate G

            STOOOOOOP!!! *now reading RomeoxJulien* You people are terrible! Do you not know that I have editing to do! *looks at editing stack* Well, I guess that’s waiting as I read this…

      • Juliette Leroux

        I think I read 90% of all that already. I am grinning in anticipation of the remaining 10%… Thanks!

    • ComicBookGoddess

      I read
      Girls With Slingshots
      Dork Tower
      Questionable Content
      SMBC
      XKCD
      Something Positive
      and recently I’ve been following this as well as
      Shattered Starlight
      JL8

    • In addition to Doki’s list (which contains several of the ones I’d say too)

      – Purpurea Noxa (trigger warnings for violence and some non-con and rape scenes)
      – Breaks
      – Stolen [Gestolen]
      – YForce
      – Discord Comics – the site for Khaos Komix , Shades of A + Sir, Butler & Boy (BDSM in Victorian time). Three VERY different but good comics by same artist. Two first is complete, last is ongoing updating twice a week.

      I used to read so many more comics than the two dozen I do now, but lost my list/bookmarks when my computer broke. I need to try and re-find more than I have.

      • Keneu

        What I read ( some were already mentioned in other comments so I won’t put them in here):

        Ava’s Demon
        Monsterkind
        The Wastelands
        Lilies in the Box (GL, ongoing?)
        Four Leaf
        The Lonely Moon / Rosette the Dragonet (both by Lira Kraunik)
        The Property of Hate
        Monsterpop!
        One Last God Kubera
        Always Human
        Lackadaisy
        Lookism
        Annarasumanara / Duty After School (both by Ha Il Kwon)
        Siren’s Lament
        Dead Man’s Party
        BREAKS (BL,ongoing)
        Skulls and Coins
        The Inheritors
        Melvina’s Therapy
        Blossom Boys (BL, completed)
        Undying Happiness
        MAD and MAD 2 ( both by Mr. Nohman)
        Intramuros (BL set in the Philippines during the colonial period, ongoing)
        HIVE
        Cheese in the Trap

        You have a lot to choose from xD

      • Kate G

        YForce is one of my favorites.

        • Juliette Leroux

          Wow, discovering YForce and it’s really good!

          • Kate G

            I loooooooooove YForce.

      • Juliette Leroux

        I like Breaks a lot too!

    • NoiseShaper

      oglaf
      It can be quite… graphic in several ways all at once, but it also often isn’t. It’s generally snarky, hilarious, silly, tropey, ironic and subversive.

    • Klaus

      Scandinavia and the World.
      Alice Grove.
      Age of Clay.
      And let me add my recommendations of XKCD, Oglaf and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. And Starfighter, obviously.

  • Jason Moon

    Sometimes, you’re just BORN to do something.

    • Jet Allen

      …Be wild?

      • Jason Moon

        Ugh, I walked into that one.

      • fujoshifanatic

        More like make history (in keeping with the BL theme). ;-P

  • Justin White

    VICTORY!

  • ~Journey~

    Another good good comic for anyone who’s interested is “Buying Time”http://buyingtime.the-comic.org/comics/first/

    • Haven

      That takes some getting used to, but it seems like a really cool comic. Thanks for the link.

  • Klaus

    Another great webcomic: A Softer World. It is no longer updated, but here are many strips to read.

  • Aaaah! Tonight is the last page of TYP – Engaging the Enemy. 5 year’s story ends tonight and we’ll move to a new YP story.

    What a ride this arc has been. Look forward to the YP short stories and the new arc that will follow next.
    I’m just happy this won’t be the last we’ll get from ‘our teams’. Here I mean both our IRL comic yeam, but certainly also our young heroes.

    • Klaus

      No more Engaging the Enemy. What’s next? Engaging a Friend? Marrying the Enemy?

      • Pietro7

        Divorcing the Enemy? No, that doesn’t sound fun. Marrying a Friend! Now we’re talkin’! 🙂

    • Welll… almost! Even though this is the last official “Chapter” of the Engaging the Enemy arc, just like we had a Prologue, we’ll now have a short Coda.

      But yes, once that is complete, “Engaging the Enemy” will truly be finished, and it will be a chance to start a new arc, and I think y’all are really going to dig this one. 😀

      (And thank you so much, DW, and Dave, and former mods AJ and Sofia, for being such amazing members of our IRL team here. Y’all have done a great job of making this Comment Section one of the most thoughtful, respectful and pleasant around, and I really appreciate it!)

      • Yay for Coda, and you’re welcome.
        Being a part of this comments section, first as a regular reader, now as a mod as well, has been a joy. Looking forward to continuing to be this for years to come 🙂

      • davefragments

        You are welcome. I’m glad to do this. I’ve been reading since the middle of ARTIFICE and enjoy the comments.

  • William Clapie

    I didn’t until today realize how long this had been an ongoing project. Love the dedication of a true artist or believer. As to making rent and bills? Yeah, I get it. I got a call from the water company today telling me my water bill had gone from 800 gal a month to 7000! Hows that fit with your cup a coffee? later all. Hope to get a copy of this at Amazon if I ever fix my finances. Had to put out funds I didn’t have for a computer melt down replacement! Wheee, golden years. Wait, what?

  • MOAauthor

    Ya know, I’m still nervous about that negative charge… it wasn’t truly taken care of yet, right?

    • It’s an eternal flow, so hard ro say when it has gone the other way and back again. Guess only Fluke can have a feeling dor it when the energies feel ‘charged’.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I know – I wish I had a better idea of where Fluke is right now, luck-wise.

  • davefragments

    Hi guys,
    How is everything tonight?

    • *sneaks into the camp ground with bags of marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers*
      Good evening!
      I’m quite well tonight! I’ve got my window open, it has cooled off a lot these last few days. We had a great rainstorm today and everything is nice and cool!
      How are you?

      • davefragments

        mmmm marshmallows …
        I’m feeling good. It’s been fair weather today and lots of stuff to do.

        • *hands you a s’more*
          What did you do today?

          • davefragments

            It has been a very strange day — pleasant, puffy white clouds, fair and green, a power outage, a completely separate cable and internet outage, a surprise visit from a friend, a very long phone call, and the last episode of GENIUS (the life of Albert Einstein). . .

          • Ah! Sounds like a nice day for the most part… minus the power outages…

          • davefragments

            My visitor and I talked our way through the power outage.
            Much better than listening to news chatter all day

          • Yes! Agreed!

          • We had the power go out the other day for a few minutes (5-15 maybe?). It was interesting, we got the lights back first, about 7-10 minutes for the internet, and then roughly an hour plus for the cable.

          • davefragments

            My ISP went completely “poof” today and took the TV, internet and phone all at once. IT was odd but it was over dinner time so I cooked and ate in peace and quiet.

    • Tired, just got out of the shower, and going to bed as soon as my bedclothes get finished washing and put on the bed.

      • Umm, new washed sheets. I hope you sleep well.

        • I am already falling asleep, I might not make it until my comforter dries.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Aw, poor sleepy Doki!

    • Nofsky8

      Hi! I’m doing good, I’m visiting my grandparents for the week, and as they live MUCH closer to DC than we do, I got to go to the National Zoo, and I got to see several reptiles and an amphibian that I thought I would never get to see in real life, it was wonderful!

      • That sounds awesome!
        That sounds like a lot of fun!

      • davefragments

        Wonderful, you had a good day.

  • If anyone want to read a really good creature!Harry harem fic, There Be Dragons, Harry has updated its 102nd chapter and has an 800,000+ word count.

    http://archiveofourown.org/works/485605/chapters/845701

  • Good early morning from Denmark. It’s a lovely morning here, sun has recently risen and the birds are singing. It is not yet 5 am but I am ready for camp as usual 🙂

    • Morning Danish!

    • davefragments

      good morning

    • Sounds like a lovely morning!!
      *hands you a s’more from the camp fire*

  • Hi Everyone! Would have said hi earlier but was getting caught up on the story. Amazing stuff and the ART! So fantastic.

    • GRYPHON!!!!! Haven’t seen you at camp in forever!

    • davefragments

      Hi there

      • Hi Dave. Nice to see you, Mr. Moderator.

        Oof! I have to change my laundry. BRB

        • davefragments

          hopefully, your laundry isn’t on my account

    • Hiya. Happy yo see you around. It’s an amazing story and art ride to get here in the story.

      • Hey, Danish! Can’t believe this story arc is nearly over.

        • I know it’s not fully over, that we’ll get an epilogue and more YP after that, but after 5 years it still feels like ‘end of an era’, having reached the end of the last chapter – as it do with every long ongoing comic.

          • It’s crazy that it’s almost over.
            I have been following this since the very beginning!
            I am honored to have taken this journey with you all down here in the comment section.

            The comment section here is one of my favorite places on the internet. Everyone is so kind and welcoming, which is rare for the internet. Haha

    • So glad to see you! I recently reread the comic, and it is just SO good!
      Duncan’s betrayal stung the 2nd time reading it just as much as it did the first time!

      But… on that note!
      *Hands you a s’more*

      • *carefully takes flaming hot s’more*
        Thank you so much! I was a little hungry tonight. And thanks for the welcome.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Hi Gryphongirl! Great to see you again!

  • Sapfo

    Good morning Good heros both young and not so young~~
    And happy summer solstice in the north ~~

    • davefragments

      good morning

      • Sapfo

        Goood morning dear davefragments

    • Good morning, Sapfo!

      • Sapfo

        Good morning great GG ^^

    • ‘Morning sweet berry. Good to see you here.

      • Sapfo

        Good morning Wolfie

    • Good morning!!
      I’m in charge of passing out the s’mores at this camp tonight so…
      *hands you a s’more*
      They’re quite delicious today! A great way to start your day. 😛

      • Sapfo

        Oh s´mores! Never had one before *take out knife and fork* I´m ready! =D

        • I usually just eat it with my hands.
          But… I do usually end up being sticky… So perhaps a knife and fork isn’t a bad idea.
          *puts it on a plate and gives it to you* 😀

          • Sapfo

            *SWALLOW IT LIKE A SHARK*
            Delicious, thank you ^^

          • Of course!
            And there’s plenty more where that came from!

    • Morning Sapfo sweet!

      • Sapfo

        Good morning dear Doki

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Good morning, Sapfo!

      • *curls up in stick’s lap and falls asleep*

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Yay! Hello, Doki love!

  • Sapfo

    Looking at all the comic rec a bit down in the comments. Wow, there are so many wonderful comics out there 🙂

    • davefragments

      an abundance of online comics

    • Indeed there is. I will check some new out + I re-found a couple I had lost the name of.

      And I could add a few more that, but there’s lots to pick between in the current lists, so another time 🙂

      • I just got caught up on Wish & Will

        • Things are getting tense.. uh tenser, in that one. Another comic where I’ve been along since page 1. Made the first comment that was made on that comic (a few pages in, as half a dozen was posted on day 1).

  • I can’t wait to see what will be said in this final chapter page. It will be followed by an epilogue, or Coda as Alex say, but this coming page will still round up this intense chapter, and kind of the whole story.

    • Sapfo

      No words, just a big sunshiny kiss…. Alex says so….. would he lie? o.O

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Aaaaaaaahhh, I can’t believe we’re to the final chapter page!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Hooray, I’m not too late for camping!

    • YAY!
      Glad to see ya!
      *hands you a s’more*

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Thanks, jreed! Mmm, s’mores!

        • They’re quite delicious tonight! 😀

    • STICK!!!! So good to see you, hon 😀

      • stickfigurefairytales

        <3

    • Sapfo

      Sticky is never late, you come just in the right time ^^

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Sweet, I’m like a wizard! 😀

        • Sapfo

          I really do hope so! Can you wizard (Fix) my bike? 😉

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Hmm, I’ll try, but I’ve got the feeling that’s more in the realm of Harry Potter wizardry than LotR wizardry. 😛

          • Sapfo

            Ah…. so I guess the car is out of the question XD

          • stickfigurefairytales

            DO NOT TAKE ME FOR SOME CONJURER OF CHEAP TRICKS

          • Sapfo

            Oki. But I got this balrog that is kind of making it hard to walk around the neighborhood, could you take care of that? ( ´ ▽ ` )b

          • stickfigurefairytales

            On it!

          • Sapfo

            Thank you sticky! Knew I could count on you =D

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I wonder what my post-Balrog-fighting rebirth name will be… Brickfigurefairytales, maybe? StickFigureEpics?

          • Sapfo

            StickFigureEpics!!!

          • davefragments

            Gee, and I only get turkeys pecking at my back door

          • stickfigurefairytales

            To be fair, turkeys can be quite large.

          • Nofsky8

            I just looked up a balrog, and as it looks like the spawn of a demon and a dragon, I’m surprised you still have a neighborhood, terrifying,

          • Sapfo

            We used to have just pigeons, but then Laampros came along, Well you know what they say, the rest is history.

          • davefragments

            Ravens –
            Hugin and Munin

          • Sapfo

            Only when Odin wants to know stuff.

          • davefragments

            Can you get the TV adaptation of AMERICAN GODS?

          • Sapfo

            No, I can not.

          • davefragments

            When you can, watch it. It is excellent.

          • Ooooo! Been pondering if I’m going to watch it and now I think I might 😀

          • davefragments

            It is literate. You have to think about the mythology behind it. And if I can, I want the totem pole that serves as the title animation.

          • I’m somewhat familiar with various mythology but Neilhimself will have made it richer and more complex, I suspect.

          • davefragments

            It is deeply involved in myths and the story isn’t spoon-fed like most of these shows. It requires lots of attention to detail.

          • Sounds amazing! I do like Brian Fuller too.

          • I really want to see it. Hope it becomes available here (and outside a payment channel). Have heard so many great things about it.

          • davefragments

            I think it is on Amazon but I’m not sure. I get STARZ because of their series SPARTACUS.

          • Pietro7

            Oooh, does that mean you only do expensive tricks? Like fireworks shows! Balrog slaying! World saving! Yeah!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            The best tricks!

    • Nope, you are fashionable late to show up, being right on time 😉

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Hi DanishWolf! How’s it going?

        • Going well. Enjoying the lovely morning and the camp. It’s sunny, but windy with some clouds, so the light strength from the sun keeps changing , almost blinking, as small skies rush past the sun.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Ooh, sounds lovely!

    • ComicBookGoddess

      Somehow even I am not late for camping! And my night involved Kevlar and sirens.

  • Sapfo

    Vote time:
    Single page or double?

    • I say double XD

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I’m betting double for sure!

    • Nofsky8

      Double, there’s a lot of action to be seen,

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Gut feeling is for double.

      • My gut is saying the same…

        • Pietro7

          Our guts must be communicating in secret, because mine agrees with both of you.

    • Would love a double, but think it will be a single.

    • Sapfo

      4 vs 1. I wonder what Alex would vote for? 😉

      • Nofsky8

        Knowing him he’d vote for the opposite of what it actually was just to keep us wondering,

        • I feel like that is a very accurate statement. Haha!

  • Pietro7

    Still no Patreon rumbles. Anticipation builds.

    • davefragments

      The anticipation is getting heavy

      • Pietro7

        If it gets any heavier I’m gonna need a cart to haul around all this anticipation. 🙂

  • Flipping through YForce…such pretty boys!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Sounds good to me! Might have to check that out myself.

    • They are 🙂
      I need to get caught backup on that. I re-found it lately, and have been reading it again and have new pages to read.

    • Also, I can’t help loving Tyler (Vortex) as he reminds me of Nightwing, especially in apperance. I know he’s different from NW.. but still.

      And that we get hero costumes that we’d normally not see much on male heroes. Huzzah for ‘boob window’ and a bare stomach xD

      • I thought about NW too when I first saw him 😉

        I love the hero costumes!

  • Ugh. I might have to call it quits soon…
    I’m getting awfully sleepy!

    I’m gonna try to tough it out for as long as I can!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I think I might be in the same boat as you. Gonna have to get up for work tomorrow, and I don’t want to be outright falling asleep.

      • Same here! If I didn’t have to work I’d be here all night… but unfortunately that’s not the case for me tonight…

        • Good night/good morning to all who have to exit…

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Good night!

      • Nofsky8

        Yeah, I shouldn’t be up too late either,

      • Sapfo

        Oh no you two. I kind of also have to leave soon, for work and stuff ;_;

    • The disadvantage of the weekday-update opposite the weekend-update.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Too true.

      • So very true…

  • VeroGandini

    new colored page is almost here!!!

    • davefragments

      Yay!

      • Ditto!

        This wonderful news will hopefully help me hold on just a bit longer before I go to bed!

        • Nofsky8

          Same,

        • VeroGandini

          yay! thank you! =D

      • William Clapie

        off subject. Have I noted before that you and I are both in western PA? My head has been beaten too much to remember!

        • davefragments

          Yes… Probably because I talk about the Pittsburgh Symphony and Penguins Hockey team.

          • William Clapie

            Ah. See! I did forget. I live in Sharpsville

          • davefragments

            I’m near Canonsburg PA

    • Eeeeeee! Hi Vero!

      • VeroGandini

        hey there!

    • Sapfo

      Thank you Vero! You are a hard worker ❤

      • VeroGandini

        thank you!

    • Awesome! And hi, Vero. Great to see you around. Thank you for all the amazing work you have done on TYP the last 5 years. Your coloring has brought Adam’s amazing art to life in beautiful ways.

      • Yes! Many thanks to you, Vero! Your efforts have truly brought the story of The Young Protectors to life!
        You do an absolutely phenomenal job!

      • VeroGandini

        Thank you!! I’m always around reading your comments! haha love this camping!

        • Every new pages makes it worth it 🙂

      • Adam Black

        I agree.

    • Nofsky8

      Thanks Vero, you deserve hugs,

      • And s’mores!

      • VeroGandini

        thank you so much! you are all amazing and thank you so much for all your nice words and comments!

        • Ulysses Paxton

          Beautiful work done with style and grace! Thanks!

          • VeroGandini

            thank you so much!!!! =D

    • William Clapie

      I haven’t texted or replied to you sir but, great work. Love the book and the rendering. Part of that is the art. Thanks for the good stuff.

  • Adam Black

    Is this the Last Camp?

    • davefragments

      until the next one for the “Coda”

    • No, not at all, but it’s the last page of the last main chapter of Engaging the Enemy that we wait on.

    • Sapfo

      No, just the last page for this. Sure Alex have a few more card somewhere

  • Bei Dawei

    Resolved: That the YP team should have a dog, or a pet of some kind.

    • Nofsky8

      I vote dog or frog, but they’d probably have a minor demon or something,

      • I like to imagine a parrot that Spooky has taught to say silly things like “Help I’ve been turned into a Parrot!”

        • Nofsky8

          Haha, that’d be so great!

          • Bei Dawei

            Nobody wants a chimpanzee?

    • Well, Spooky already have (had) Fluffy and the hell snakes. If there’s any of them left, most likely Fluffy could have made it, it may need a little more socializing before releasing it in the HQ 😉

    • davefragments

      A small yappy poodle named Fluffy that eats anything and piddles in the wrong places.

      • Bei Dawei

        Talking or non-talking?

        • davefragments

          non-talking

          • Bei Dawei

            Hey! Just like my dog!

          • Nofsky8

            I love that it’s a question that even needs to be asked! 🙂

          • Bei Dawei

            There’s probably some middle ground, like Scooby’s “ruh-roh”!

          • Nofsky8

            Ha, yep,

          • This just makes all kinds of sense to me.

      • ComicBookGoddess

        Is not a dog unless it can at least put head to your knee without leaving the ground. 🙂

        • davefragments

          I had a ten pound ball of fur.

          • ComicBookGoddess

            Any ten pound ball of fur in my house better meow. 🙂

          • davefragments

            No cats for me.
            Although, the only dog I wanted to take from a relative was a doberman and she was so sweet and playful.

          • ComicBookGoddess

            Dobermans are great. I have a plab, now. So freaking trainable that when I was trying to teach him the invisible fence he stood there for 30 seconds getting shocked before I realized the little flag was too far out!

          • davefragments

            My schedule is too mixed up for a dog, anymore.

          • ComicBookGoddess

            (Goes about teaching 90 pound Bishie to meow. He does about anything else I ask him to…)

  • Page will be up very shortly…

    • Thank you, Alex!!!

    • Nofsky8

      Yay! Thanks Alex,

    • davefragments

      promises, promises,

      {wink, wink}

    • Wohoo! A single or a double? (Asking for others *lol*)

    • Ulysses Paxton

      Almost there . . .

    • !!!!!
      YAY
      !!!!!

      • Pietro7

        What he said. 🙂

    • ComicBookGoddess

      How in the heck did I get home in time to camp? Wow!

      • It means you made it in time to have a s’more!
        *gives you a delicious s’more*

        • ComicBookGoddess

          Mmmmmm… S’more with gf matzoh….

  • Totally off topic, but since I just saw it, the new Google doodle for today is adorable (the one with the mouse and bird).

    • Klaus

      And larva.

  • davefragments

    Patreon Rumbles

  • It’s a single 😉

  • ComicBookGoddess

    Sploosh!

  • Bei Dawei

    OH MY GOD–HE DIES!!! WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED THAT?!!!

    • Klaus

      So must we all,

  • davefragments