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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter One—Page 22

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There’s something about The Annihilator’s face in Panel 4 that I find very handsome. I guess I kinda like the bad boys too…


Our fifth bonus page in a row! Woo hoo!

And we’re already at $69 towards the next bonus page!

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  • KrisYWC

    Never forget he is a super villain. You have to EARN that title. 

    • KiannaLeigh

      Yep. You gotta be a badass to be a SUPERvillian

  • nebi_lan

    my god xD i want him smiling like that for me hahah

  • You think you’re nervous wait till he takes you home. 

  • Wow, big kudos to Adam for the atmospheric build up. Really puts us right in the midst of their date.  Love the contrast from the dark, gritty urban alley to the bright Hong Kong street.
    Oh and you are so right, Alex, Duncan looks extremely handsome in that 4th panel! No wonder Kyle is so nervous, lol.

    Don’t know if you read my last comment on the previous page, Alex but I did vote today. 🙂

    • Yay! Good for you for voting! You ROCK! 🙂

      (And I’m glad you liked the page too!)

  • CommodoreZelda

    Oh, I love Duncan. I love him so much. <3 Can't wait to see where this goes. And I love how Kyle's taking it so well.

  • *SCREE*
    Hint: This is a good noise.
    Hinthint: It means that I have all the love and goodness for this page.

  • Ah, so finally we get the fact in canon that Duncan (I like that name 🙂 is in fact a supervillain!  I love how he is stating that part, not asking a question.  He is probably reading Kyle’s mind right now.  If he is, I will laugh.


  • Michele M.

    I like the name Duncan…it doesn’t sound like a super villian though! LOL   🙂

    • KiannaLeigh

      I do believe that’s the point. The name is disarming.

  • jeremy thew

    I’m really enjoying the attention to details in the background on this page. So pretty.

    • Me, too. 🙂 I was very excited when Adam and Vero showed me the art for this page.

  • veronica, this looks very nice! your colouring is simply superb, here.
    and adam, your pencilwork is v-v-v-viewtiful.

    (i can really tell that some actual research has gone into replicating a proper localization for this part of the story!)

    i find myself once again wanting to face|ræp our favourite notorious super•villain, Hunky Dunky (panel 4) — whom apparently the mega-derpster Kyle isn’t too worried about right now!

    smiling, being all oblivious, and looking like he’s forgotten who he’s in the company of!

    in the meantime, i do want to also thank alex for taking the high road in his writing, by not having duncan pull any cheap stunts on Flamerion (like dumping him in hong kong and then, back in chicago, gallivanting off with Shibarya, “mwa ha ha”-ing and “bibbity bobbity boo”-ing along the way), for example. 


    rather, it’s going to be right after those two have consummated, that kyle shall.. ..reveal his own trump card to The Titillator.


  • jeremy thew

    Bow Ties always make me nervous!

    •  Well, they are kind of hard to get just right… and once they’re askew, you might as well just whip them off.  oops.  What a shame. xD

    •  Not a Dr. Who fan?

  • (i’m sorry, but kyle truly is giving me a “young republican george dubya wah on terrah” face in panel 5!

    i won’t be able to shake it now!)

  • I like how colorfull this page is. IMO more than any other page in the comic so far.
    It’s so vibrant – a word you could also use to describe Anni with on this page 🙂

    Anni is just so .. mischevious looking. What ever he’s up to, I wonder if Kyle will know what hit him until it’s too late.

  • cant wait to see what he is up to 🙂

    And I agree with danishWolf: this page is so alive! 

  • fujoshifanatic

    Oh my gosh! I was so caught up with the election results (congrats President Obama!) I almost forgot there was an bonus page today! Both Kyle and Duncan look so handsome here; I can’t wait to see what transpires on their date. 

  • Our voting prize!  And ohmygod, the backpanel for this page is so beautiful.  Really nice job.  

    •  Wait.  Does Kyle even know how to use chopsticks?!

  • Well that doesn’t answer anything!

    However, the backgrounds and composition are really beautiful. So I’ll just try to enjoy until Saturday.

  • Monica

    I like bad boys! I tend to fall for them in series all the time! 😀

  • Feverfew_M

    In panel 4 Anni is very handsome, indeed, but it’s the dimples in panel 3 that really make me nervous.

    Also, if this is really going to be about switching bodies, I’d love to see PP and Commander switch. All of a sudden, Commander would go for very daring outfits, much to the joy and astonishment of Spooks and the others, while the new PP would be like “eek, I’m almost naked, gimme a bathrobe”. Yes, I think that would be fun. 😀

    • Never, ever trust a villain who’s dimpling, correct.

  • toli Bera

    So PP’s Spell will end at Midnight to return his clothes. the question then becomes: will Kyle be wearing them at the time? Oooooh naughty me. 😛

  • Eh? No inuendo, no partial nudity, and no risque subject matter? I call shenanigans on Alex Woolfson! What is this character development nonsense…

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    • It’s so you’ll already know all the ticklish spots when they finally do get down to business. 😀

    • KiannaLeigh

      Ahahahaha. Table flip! Nice!

  • (iiirgh Disqus, why you’re so buggy!?)

    I’m always awed at how good the artwork is! Anni doesn’t look only ridiculously handsome on Panel 4. He looks flirtatious, teasing, he’s so well detailed, so… Well, alive!
    Haaaa~~ I really really love the artwork <3 <3

  • Just when I thought this couldn’t get any more kawaii. 

  • Jackson Dean

    I’m wondering if you took in a lot of thought about the time of day the date took place. I imagined actually a dark night, rain clouds overhead in a large metropolitan type hotel with neon lights (much like Hong Kong). But I was surprised when I saw all of the nice colours and the flowers when I saw this page.

    I envisioned the dark setting as a sort of back drop of the intentions of the supervillians, which I am inclined to believe at the moment are to convert our sweet hero to the depths of darkness. 

    Now that is what I call an in depth ‘I’m-over-thinking-it’ question!

    • I was shocked, too. thinking back, we’ve had exclusively evening scenes so far, but it makes perfect sense that dark of night in Gotham = sunny midafternoon in Beijing.

      Edit: Or Hong Kong. I forgot where they were going exactly in my excitement. xD

    • Yep. Thought quite a bit about what time it would be in Hong Kong and did the math. 🙂

      It’s a good time for Dim Sum in HK.

  • bibliophile41

    The colours are really poppin’.

  • *settles down waiting for Saturday*

    How is Kyle with chopsticks?

  • Very colourful page. 

    I seemed a bit surprise by it. Guess you didn’t have much colour or day light for that matter until now. 🙂 

    I was kinda expecting the same thing as Jackson. Urban Hong Kong at night. Since most dates take place at night. But considering how many time zones they jumped it could/would be day time there. 🙂 

    Now what on earth will they talk about? 😀

  • I haven’t read all of the comments in the last few pages, but am I the only one who got the impression from the mysterious bag and Sircea’s sinister look and comment from the last panel on the previous page that they’re somehow planning on stealing Kyle’s YOUTH?

    Anni’s pause and emphasis on the word “young” from the previous page also contributed to this theory.

    • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

      ooooh. Never thought of that…but it could work. XD

    • Dee Dee

      Perhaps they’re going to help him “unseal” his powers and turn him to their side? 

  • DarkFeanix21

    Wow, this whole page is quite vibrant, particularly the background panel with all the different coloured flowers.

  • xLizardx

    Unrelated I know, but I’m so glad Obama won 😀

  • KiannaLeigh

    What a pretty page.

    Also, I knew it! Duncan was all “blah, blah breakfast food for dinner date. I’m an anarchist!” I call BS! It’s morning where they were going! Tsk, tsk.

    Anyway, I love how Kyle is all unfazed by the “notorious supervision” comment. Haha

    • (Sean Annorhi would make an excellent babysitter.

      If you’re interested in planting Young Terr’rist seeds.

      : anti-troller’s face: )

      • KiannaLeigh

        Young Terr’rist seeds! Yes!! Come to the dark side Kyle. We have cookies and sexy gentlemen. XD

        • ;-O

          you gotta have the sexy gentlemenz, kianna.

          throw in some “milk” and you have a regular all-ya-can-eat buffet.

          • KiannaLeigh

            Ahhh! I just noticed my own typo.

            SuperVILLAIN not superVISION.

            I fail at commenting! T_T 

            Oh well. It did spawn the best tangent ever. Corrupting Kyle with milk, cookies and delicious men. Mmm. Yummy.^_^

          • that’s what i do: providing additional fan•service and making lemonade.


  • Dee Dee

    Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if… Spooky or someone else ran into them. I’d love for things to get more awkward for Kyle. 

    • KiannaLeigh

      That would be the best!!!

  • This page is lovely and the dialogue is great; the suspense is killing me.  The comments about him not being a mutant and the nod to gods makes me think they are plotting something to do with his powers.  Stealing…unsealing (as someone else suggested) or maybe just trying to find out if it can be duplicated. Hmmm….

  • Amy

    Hi all! Long time in following and first time in commenting! First of all, Alex, you and Adam and Vero are superb in your skills. Thanks for always doing such a great job!

    Secondly, the comic itself – I love the colors of this page, so lively! I think Kyle looks very handsome in his suit, especially in the third and fifth panels. In regards to what the “evil plot” might be.. there were a few comments on this but I wonder if Anni knows something about Kyle’s origins and wants to reveal them to him. Maybe Sircea is the only one plotting evil things? 

  • I feel like Anni is going to absorb/take away some youth/energy from Kyle with the help of Sircea’s weird object.

    • Leigh Nelson

      I’ve had that vibe too but everytime I think about it my heart hurts ): I know it’s cheesy but I hope he falls for Kyle and can’t make himself do it!

  • Here I am, camped out for another bonus page like a late Best Buy shopper before Black Friday.  *sets up tent and hotplate*

    Love how we’re halfway there to our NEXT bonus page already!

    • Leigh Nelson

      Oh my. I need this…as a poster…over my bed!

      • KiannaLeigh

        I second that.

        Poster Please!

    • it’s MEEMING TIME!!!

      :: scribble scribble scribble ::

  • Leigh Nelson

    OMG I just had one of the most intense moments:
    I was sitting here on my laptop, feeling like something was missing. I looked at the date and realized it’s Friday, thought, dammit I have to wait another day for The Young Protectors to update…BUT THEN I realized there was a BONUS PAGE!
    What the Hell happened to my entire week? Where did it go? I have no idea. What I do know, is that I still totally want to do The Annihilator. Yummy!

  • Thomas Hamilton

    come on get to the mushy stuff ^_^

  • Finally power and internet. I so missed my webcomics. Kyle looks older in the suit.

    • KiannaLeigh

      OMG You’re right, he does.

  • Awww, Kyle. I know how you feel. Well, not about the “notorious supervillain” part, but I was so nervous on my first date that I couldn’t each much at all. We went to Pizza Hut, and I had one plate from the buffet which I managed, just about, and then I was too nervous to get up and go for some more. Plus my stomach was churning way too much anyway to enjoy the taste. Consequently I was really REALLY hungry later in the evening. xD

    I was also so distracted by the “ohmygodI’monadateI’monaDATEaaahwhatdoIdo” mantra that was going round my head that I kept walking into him as we walked around central London. Fortunately, he thought it was cute. X3

    Our three-year anniversary is this February ^_^

  • Superjenny

    ~lowers sunglasses~  My god…  Those colours are popping.  A true feast for the eyes, this page is.