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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 5—Page 8

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To be fair, some parents don’t allow pets at all…

So! Kyle is trying to bridge the generation gap, Laampros is setting some responsible boundaries, and Mitch looks like he is going from rare to medium-well in 2.8 seconds.  Can our Flying Prince of the World stand the heat?

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

  • RUN AWAY MITCH!! Er… FLY AWAY MITCH!!

  • davefragments

    Fly… Fast, very fast, like extra fast…

  • stickfigurefairytales

    How about just squirting them with a water bottle, then?

    • davefragments

      Tsunami has the water creeping up the portal behind Laampros

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Go Tsu-Tsu!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      See, I new the Admirals rolled up newspaper would come in handy. A good smack for everyone!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Hey, I think Laampros just incinerated one of those flying demons while aiming at Mitch. So those ones might be vulnerable to fire (or at least the fire of their dimension’s king).

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Maybe Kyle’s fire would have an effect on them too, on account of his being Laampros’s son.

      • davefragments

        I’m wondering it Kyle can redirect Laampros’ fire or absorb it like he did at the warehouse in the first or second chapter.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Ooh, good idea!

        • Juliette Leroux

          Yes, that’s the question I’ve been asking myself since Lamproos’ arrival!

    • purplefoxglove

      Laampros killing the flying demon kind of contradicts his complaints about Mitch killing the minions, doesn’t it?

      Oh, and…

      Happy belated! ^_^

  • Ditto Mitch, Ditto.

    Though granted, so far you are the only one doing actual damage at the moment…

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Last two panels: My first thought was the scene in Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi where the Millenium Falcon just manages to outrun the expanding shockwave of plasma starting to destroy the Death Star, but the tie fighters that are flying just behind aren’t quite fast enough to survive.

  • Toli Bera

    I think they might need some family counseling. I know Kyle’s going through a rebellious phase right now; dating super villains, being out late, looking at pornography on the computer, however, I think if he has a sit down with his father, and some open communication, they can patch up this whole silly apocalypse thingy lickety split.

    • davefragments

      I’m not sure that the upholstery would survive Laampros

      • Toli Bera

        maybe make it a fire-side chat then.

        • davefragments

          good idea

          • Toli Bera

            father-son fishing trip then? Make a weekend of it?

          • Madock345

            Ah, Lava fishing on the outskirts of the Infinite Layers of the Abyss. Brings me back to my childhood chats with my own dad.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            And suddenly Barbara Streisand’s “Memories” roll through my head,

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Like a butt shaped burn on the leather sofa?

        • davefragments

          Like ashes at the bottom of a hearth

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Yes, but if he IS a King of Hell, as Spooky says, those may all be positives as far as Daddy Laampros is concerned. OY. It’s very confusing.

      • Toli Bera

        y’know sometimes there are generation gaps, and in this case, Kyle’s first generation, and his father’s still got his heart and head in the old country. it can be difficult, but someday they’ll see eye to eye.

  • ~Dad they’re my friends!

    ~That’s what I said! Pets!

    ~No Dad! F R I E N D S!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Kids these days and their weird slang.

      • Laampros and Kyle spend a good amount of time hashing out communication differences.

  • TwilightDreamer

    Fly Mitch! Fly!!!! D:

  • bandanajack

    may have missed something way back when, or forgotten it, as old folks do, but if this is dad, who was mom, and who was parenting kyle up through adolescence?

    • davefragments

      We don’t know much about his family.

      He told Duncan that his family threw him out after he burnt the house down during his first time (uh, how can I say this?) “enjoying Rosy, the Palm” …

      • stickfigurefairytales

        That was his foster family, if I remember correctly.

        • davefragments

          Yes, It was. I forgot that detail.

        • bandanajack

          it seems that foster family must have been aware of who they had been rearing and to what end. and that brings me back to the question of his dam.

  • Mitch better make good use of his mach two speed right about *now*, and keep going (o.o)

    Can Tsunami’s water cascade give Laampy (or hell gate) a bath big enough to distract him, and/or can Kyle in any way fight fire with fire here?

    Or something third? Yikes.

    • Madock345

      I think he’s just trying to keep anything else from coming through

  • fujoshifanatic

    Um, Lampros, wouldn’t a rolled up newspaper to the nose, or in Mitch’s case (mmm!), a swat to the behind be sufficient punishment? This whole roasting in mid-air thing seems a bit…excessive. Plus, you’ll never teach Kyle proper pet care if you keep murdering them when they annoy you. It shows that you’ve been an absentee father all this time, because you suck at daddying right about now.

    Oh, and FLY MITCH FLY!!!!!

    • Michael

      Mitch is not yet old enough for me to imagine him being spanked by a demon, with my morals intact.

      • Madock345

        Like anyone here has intact morals XD

        • Michael

          Good point.

        • Klaus

          Demons will do that to you.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Oh I read that “mmm!”

      YUP

  • syllibub

    Burning them alive when they misbehave is just irresponsible pet ownership. At least try obedience classes first.

    • davefragments

      paper training

    • Madock345

      Maybe he doesn’t know fire kills people and this is his version of swatting them with a newspaper?

    • Pikinanou

      haha, thank you, now I have this mental image of Laampros holding all the Young Protectors in leashes and saying: STAAYYY… STAAAYYYY… XD

      • Chris Dangerfield

        NO! No peeing on rug.

        (Now I understand what the Admiral had a rolled up news paper) … 🙂

  • Shadizar Silvermask

    So far I’m loving how the father’s being presented: Epic big bad who’s affably evil and not even really bothered by the ‘insects’ bothering him, has no problems with his son opposing him and even willing to leave his friends/’pets’ alone if they aren’t bothering him. No random destruction (so far) just because he can and fine with talking with his son (which is doing way better at protecting everyone so far than everyone else’s actions to this point).

    • Madock345

      I am finding myself rather liking him.

      Laampros for president! What’s the worst that could happen?

      • Shadizar Silvermask

        Probably a step up compared to what’s coming.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Golly, it’s like he knows what teenage sons are like. HA!!

  • Wayne

    Don’t throw fire at the fire-using and -dwelling monster! Use that ‘suck all the fire from an area’ maneuver.

  • Jeldenil

    No use, dad, they keep repeating their behavior. I’ve learned to accept their flaws and so should you.

  • Zephyr10101

    he’s so nonchalant

  • Sapfo

    Kyles dad is a party pooper D,=

    • Miwa

      at least he hasn’t made a dad joke… yet

      • Sapfo

        Just give him time, he will get there.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          As long as he doesn’t try to do a “Dad” dance. It will be okay. It’s always the attempts at dancing that are doomed. LOL.

  • Madock345

    Have I ever mentioned how awesome Laampy’s beard is? Because I really want to touch/have it.

    • bronakopdin

      just out of curiosity: if you HAD it, what would you DO with it :^)

      • Madock345

        1. Stroke it while speaking for Instant credibility

        2. Model for beard oil treatments

        3. People will believe me when I pretend to know kungfu

        4. Wizard costume

        • bronakopdin

          you could also totally cosplay the freaky dude from Anastasia! what was his name? Rasputin? I love how there is Putin in there x’D sorry, not sorry ^^

          • Rasputin was really hard to kill, I remember my college professor getting all animated on what all it took to kill him. She really loved the gory parts of history. ^_^ Good times. At least I am pretty sure it was Rasputin…

          • bronakopdin

            just googled it, apparrantly they made him eat and drink loads of stuff with cyancali, but he didn’t get poisoned, then they shot him in the chest 3 times and left him but he somehow still made it outside the building, then they took him and threw him into an ice cold river where he finally died… wtf… the poisoning alone! I mean isn’t it like one of the most dangerous and fast killing poisons? Was he actually immune?!

          • Maybe Rasputin wasn’t human?

          • davefragments

            HELLBOY reveals that Grigori Efimovich Rasputin made a deal with Sadu-Hem, the monstrous spawn of the Ogdru Jahad to free them in Hitler’s Project Ragna Rok …

          • davefragments

            Of course, the real Grigori Efimovich Rasputin rather than the HELLBOY version was a Mystic reputed to have the powers to heal and prophecy. His last and only unfulfilled prophecy was that Czar Nicholas II would die in office he, Rasputin, was killed by the State. Fifteen months after Rasputin’s death, Czar Nicholas II was deposed and killed in the 1917 Russian Revolution while the Great War (The War to End All Wars) raged in Europe.

  • Shiny Gwilly

    no dad, DON’T burn my friends- er, pets, friends, JUST DON’T BURN IN GENERAL
    i love this almost casual conversation going on, honestly
    adds some weird lightheartedness to this serious scene going on of literal hell coming in

  • Kate G

    I love how Mitch is flying out of the second to last panel. It gives such a great 3D effect to that panel.

    Ah, the oft told parental line, “I will allow you to have pets as long as they/you behave.” HA HA HA HA HA. Don’t you know they never behave? Get a human a dog and you have trouble in 2.2 seconds. Get a demi-god some superhuman humans and well……you have too much trouble.

    Also, has anyone noticed dear old Laampy has Hades hair? Otherwise known as, “Whoa, is my hair out?” guy.

  • Aitsuki

    Laampros being super reasonable and calm is so weird! XD

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Oh exactly. That is why I love ‘Alex’s work, it’s always off the norm. I love it.

  • bronakopdin

    goodness, I’m not sure whether Laampros is just absolutely overconfidentally cool and composed or just reaaaaally slow….
    or maybe the age got the better of his ears?

    x’D

    • Chris Dangerfield

      This page? Cool is winning.

  • Earl Patterson

    Dont kill mitch. I’ll do pushment him. Just dont kill him. I want him be alive

    • Chris Dangerfield

      You are so right. Mitch just needs a good spanking and then a good fu***** WHAT? I’m just saying what Kyle is thinking… 😀 Sheeeesh.

      • Michael

        a good fu–

        –n heart-to-heart about behaviour. Yes, that’s it.

  • Juliette Leroux

    Ha, well, daddy issues JUST when you try saving the world. Typical! (And also, Fly, Mitch, Fly!)

    • Klaus

      Fly little fly, or you’ll be swatted.

  • Juliette Leroux

    I HAVE to stop screaming at the screen things like “Your fire don’t hurt him, Kyle, don’t you realise!!!” It’s useless and my SO and cats think I’m weird.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      You are so not alone. I feel shame. LOL.

      • Klaus

        Right. We are many who are wierd.

        • Pietro7

          Many and various. And weird. : -)

  • Maybe they should go to family counselling. Or ask his mother, that’s usually a good way to settle father-son disputes.

    • timemonkey

      I wonder if the subject of Kyle’s mother will be brought up?

  • Lyleen

    Daddy is a really “cool” bastard ô.o

    • Chris Dangerfield

      So true. Your parents are never cool until you grow up enough to see the alternatives…. Ha.

    • Quetzalcoatlihokipoki

      I was thinking he’s more hot sh*t? HEYYOOO

  • Mann Ramblings

    I’m starting to think Kyle is only using his fire to keep his dad decent to the public.

    • Juliette Leroux

      Haaa, that is why!

    • WiseDragonQueen .

      “Dad! You have no pants on! Here have some fire!”

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Well, would you want YOUR dad flopping his businesss about in front of your friends? (Oh My God! The EMBARRASSMENT)…. teenagers and dads everywhere. I love how universal this is.

  • timemonkey

    Something about the casualness of the conversation just makes this fight hilarious.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Exactly! Well said.

      • Chris! How are you? Are you doing okay? Haven’t seen you much lately. 🙁

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Thank you, very kind. Just a new and very demanding job… in a good way. So I have to be careful about my on-line time. I don’t have nearly enough. The TYP work in the last pages is amazing and I want to bore everyone and write page and pages of praise about it. But I must be good.

          Thank you though, I am well and things are good. I hope to have more time to pontificate on TYP in the new year. 🙂

          X, C

  • Nate

    I suddenly picture Laampy summoning a giant rolled-up newspaper….

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Ha!

  • SchalaRenee

    Laampy is very reasonable for a parent. “Sure, you can have pets, as long as you take care of them!”

    He might have been an awesome dad to Kyle if he’d raised him! He seems perfectly reasonable and calm, even though his son is basically trying to beat him up. So cute!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      That would be one BIG litter box.

    • Michael

      Laampy is a creature of flames, and Kyle is bathing him in flame. He might see it as a welcoming present more than an attempt to stop him. “Ah, that feels nice, how thoughtful of you!”

  • Jeff Baker

    I’m getting very curious about Kyle’s Mom…

    • Me too! More and more I want to know who she was. And maybe a what she was.

      • Madock345

        Other than lucky, of course 😉

    • Quetzalcoatlihokipoki

      Surprise twist: it’s the Platinum Princess?

      • Klaus

        But then why did she have to check where his powers come from?

        • Quetzalcoatlihokipoki

          Nah, I was kidding. I don’t think she’s his mother.

          • Quetzalcoatlihokipoki

            I just couldn’t picture anybody else opting to sleep with the devil.

          • davefragments

            Rosemary Woodhouse did…

            But then, she was kinda drugged at the time with lots of the devil’s faithful prancing around her.

    • SchalaRenee

      Maybe his mother was another fire demon Lord of Hell (or Lady of Hell, who knows, they’re demons, he could have two daddies, not a mommy), and for some reason they decided to put Kyle in the human world so they could make their future plan to dominate Earth happen, since it seems to have needed hellfire to make the portal open.

  • Алексей Широколава

    Strangely reasonable demon lord. Maybe all that they need to solve the crisis is a good negotiator team?

    • Michael

      We all know demons are all about legalisms, so a good lawyer should be able to negotiate a deal. Got to watch out for loopholes and exceptions, and make sure the forms are filed in triplicate to the appropriate demonic records office.

      • SchalaRenee

        To take a page from Crowley’s book on Supernatural, get a really long legal document with small print you can’t read without a microscope. That was a hilarious scene when he was making that deal with the Leviathan king, Dick Roman. XD

  • Geneva150

    No, you don’t burn pets when they misbehave. That’s not how that works Laampros, that’s not how any of that works!

  • Pikinanou

    Kyle:”Uh,ok, then every single human on Earth are my pets! All of them! And I love them all to death!”

    • Crispy Druid

      “Then death it shall be, Son.” ~Laampros

  • Jason Moon

    “Dad, they followed me home. All several billion of them.”

    “So my son, apply these rules to your pets:
    1. No humping my leg, although I know people are into that sort of thing.
    2. If they mess on the floor, YOU WILL clean it up.
    3. If they annoy me for any reason, or I just feel like it, they all die horribly.

    Now, how about a hug?”

  • davefragments

    Dirk just said to Todd that the kitten is the shark

    It’s a Holistic thing.

  • Adam Black

    Kyle, You know you can’t fight fire with fire…
    ( What is this, amateur hour? )
    Suck it IN!

  • Klaus

    It does not look like they are not going to get him through the gate right now. But if not, they will have to bring him back to this place later, which seems to me even more difficult. So I understand why they don’t retreat, regroup and replan.

  • Yael G.

    If we’ve already seen that Kyle’s pyrokinesis extends beyond the fire he generates (how he controlled the fire in the apartment complex), could he possibly gain control of the fire Laampros generates as well?

  • Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday Dear @stickfigurefairytales !
    Happy Birthday to You!

    • Happy Birthday Sticky!!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Thank you, Admiral!!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Happy birthday! Virtual cake and champers for all!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Yay, thank you, Saxon!!

    • Klaus

      Congratulations!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Thank you, Klaus!!

    • Happy birthday, Sticky 🙂

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Thank you so much, Danish!

    • Juliette Leroux

      A very happy birthday to you, Sticky! All the best for the year to come.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Thank you so much, Juliette!!

    • Happy birthday, Stick! 🙂

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Thank you very much, Alex!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Eeeeeeeeee, thank you so much, Doki, and thank you to all you guys!! Big hugs all around!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        This was so lovely to find here.

        • Did you doubt Doki? Doki does her best to remember.

  • davefragments

    Happy Birthday to stickfigurefairytales
    Many more

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Thank you, Dave!!

  • John

    Fine, you can keep them; but you’ve got to feed them, walk them and change their water. If they get ill we’ll talk about it then…

  • Saikkusukka

    Now is not the time for fatherly advice. He’s gone for the first 18 years and then shows up to boss him around? And burn his pets alive? That’s not how parenting works, Laampros.
    Too many daddy jokes though.
    “I’m burning!”
    “Hi burning, I’m dad.”

    • John

      Some star wars can get thrown in there

      “You make me so mad!”
      “Goood! Let the hate flow through you!”

      • Ruben

        Something very funny happens when you really allow your hate and anger to flow thru you. It no longer takes you over but becomes a tool and a strength. As such the Emperor gave really good advice.

      • SchalaRenee

        “Kyle, I am your father!”
        “Nooo-oh, wait, I knew that. Why are you telling me again?”
        “Er…”

  • John

    Also, it’s REALLY not Flyboys day today…

    • Klaus

      We’ll see.

  • Larkle

    Tbh, I’m really feeling the end of the world.

  • davefragments

    Oh hell no!
    http://firstwefeast.com/drink/2016/11/ultra-rare-beer-comes-in-a-dead-squirrel

    I know it’s off subject but as I said above OH HELL NO!

    • ewww

      • davefragments

        Is that ever awful?

        • Stephen Hutchison

          Well really, a beer that overpriced SHOULD come in a dead squirrel.

          • davefragments

            If I had $20,000 to invest in a company, it wouldn’t be a micro-brewery.

            I had a friend who had her pet dog stuffed after it died. It really was a schnauzer (honest, I wouldn’t make that joke, ever) and damn, it was creepy to see it in her living room

    • Ugh!

  • davefragments

    Hello Campers…
    On this day that falls before the Thanksgiving holiday as visions of Turkey legs and savory stuffings and pumpkin pies dance in your heads,
    what do you think that the next page is going to be all about?

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Probably Laampros trying to whack Mitch on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper.

      • davefragments

        I can’t decide if the next page focuses on Kyle and Laampros or on Mitch causing more havoc with Laampros’s demon flunkies

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Yeah, me neither.

  • Morning from here 🙂

    In to see more awkward dad/son talk.

  • Doki is wiped. Did the “marathan training” thing for the first time in a couple of weeks, it was cancelled one week because the air was bad and last week I was too sick to go last week. Tonight was the “running the course they will use for the Turkey Trot on Thursday, so I managed to walk the whole course without 1) vomiting or 2) dying. Afterwards we did the buying of the things we need to fix dinner on Thursday. I will not be taking part of the Turkey Trot because I get to stay home and cook for everyone, isn’t that so nice of them? And tomorrow I get to clean house and bake the pies and devil the eggs and probably more…

    • davefragments

      My family called about 10:30 pm yesterday and told me that they are bringing the turkey to my house. So I too have to clean up the house.
      Sigh!

      • Stephen Hutchison

        I always want to reply to that kind of thing with, “Gosh that’s nice, hope you enjoy dinner on the lawn because I made plans and I won’t be there.”

        Even when it’s not true. Because being “volunteered” is very bad manners.

        • davefragments

          I’d rather have last minute plans sprung on me than eat alone.

    • My cough was nice and didn’t bother me until after I had walked the full course.

      • Hope you get some time to rest. Otherwise tell them the turkey will be delayed unless they help get things ready.

        • well, mother is going to take a nap after the Turkey Trot, so we will probably eat late afternoon instead of early afternoon. Sister is making two dishes, mother is making 1 dish and the rum cake. Just about everything else will be me. It was the same last year.

  • *poke poke*

    • I’m here. Got a sudden stomach ache I’m trying to relax and get rid off. Not often I get a stomach aches like this.

      • Bad stomach being mean to Danish! Might it be a side affect of the Dentist visits?

  • Squishy

    What food is everyone most looking forward to? For me it’s crab dip (a bit unconventional I know, but it’s a family tradition and I don’t eat turkey).

    • davefragments

      Stuffing…

    • Deviled Eggs
      Pumpkin Pie
      Rum Cake

      • Squishy

        Ooohhh rum cake! That sounds good!

        • It is. Rum in the cake and in the topping, but cooking it removes a bit/most/all? of the alcohol.

    • Jeldenil

      We don’t have Thanksgiving over here, but I’m looking forward to the sweets we traditionally eat on Sinterklaas evening. In particular the stuffed speculaas and marzipan with chocolate.

  • Jeldenil

    Morning. Losing sleep over my employment ending. Might as well join the camping…

    • davefragments

      hi there

      • Jeldenil

        Hey Dave. How are you?

        • davefragments

          OK. Watching a medical program that I guessed half the plot in the first five minutes. So the answer is “bored as crap” 😉

          • Jeldenil

            The plot of a medical program? Is it a hospital drama?

          • davefragments

            Yes. The diagnosis is Munchausen’s by Proxy, sort of

          • Jeldenil

            Aha 🙂

    • *hugs* Sorry to hear that. 🙁

      • Jeldenil

        Thank you, hun. It sucks. Love my job.

  • EMR updated! 2 pages. http://elanmeetsrafa.com/the-comic/ch30pg16/

    If you haven’t read Elan Meets Rafa yet, you can begin reading it here: http://elanmeetsrafa.com/the-comic/

  • davefragments

    Patreon rumbles like a giant vesuvius with amazing revelations.

  • davefragments
  • Justin White

    i don’t like him, he’s a monster

  • Phyre Storm

    Too bad Kyle is probably too much of an innocent to play along here. “Hey, Dad, they’re MY pets! I’ve taken care of them this long all by myself, so I’LL punish them! Piss off!”

  • Steel_Man

    Pets are good! Collars, leashes, it’s a party!