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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter One—Page 34

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Run, Kyle, run!


The eleventh bonus page in a row! And look below, we’re almost halfway to the next bonus page!

Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Robert S. & Natalie F. (both making their second generous donation to The Young Protectors, with Natalie making two in just the last few days!) & Victor R. (who makes their third generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Neil M., Perrine S. & Kassandra K. for their generous donations over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to new friend of The Young Protectors Marc B. and also to long-time friends Josefine P. (who makes their second super-generous donation) and Daniel N. (who makes their nineteenth super-generous donation!!) for their super-generous $25 donations!

(And a special big hug shout-out also goes out to new friend Amy O. whose $30 donation put us over the top for this bonus page!)

Superhero-strength hugs go out to long-time superfriend Adriane L. for their amazingly generous $50 donation! (This makes Adriane’s sixth super-generous donation to this comic! Woot!)

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Thank you all so, so much for your amazing generosity! I know firsthand that money can be very tight around the holiday season and your support for this comic means the world to me (and makes affording to create this comic actually possible!) You are all rock stars in my book. 🙂

So! Looks like Kyle is on the run and The Annihilator’s gonna be on the floor! What’s next for these crazy kids? Tune in this Saturday to find out!

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  • samae

     Kyle, seriously, ditch the clothes, it’s not like anyone *coughuscough* can see you! 

    • Ryn

      and then the pixie dust wears off, lol. sneak peak!

      • LimpBiskit

        Holy crap, that’s a happy thought. LOL
        But I had wondered about the duration of the powder myself. Nice of him to pick up a little protection pre-date, though, huh? 😛

        • Guest

          I see what you did there.

          • LimpBiskit

            Hee.. I wondered if it might have been a lil too obvious 🙂

  • toli Bera

    “Any idiot can see a dotted line.”

    • KiannaLeigh

      Rugrats? Rugrats?! RUGRATS!! YAY!!

      • toli Bera

         I am so glad someone got the reference. X__X

  • auburncrow

    YAY ANNI! Protect your… er, guest? Ally? Boy-toy? Boyfriend? All of the above?

    At any rate, seeing the Annihilator leap to Kyle’s defence gives me a serious case of the warm fuzzies. 😀

  • Ryn

    hunter’s outfit makes me want to stick refrigerator magnets all over him. seriously, that thing is so clunky looking. where’s he store the beer?

  • oh shit!

    is Anhi going to choke slam GI Schmoe??

    will Anhi piledrive Apple Jacker’s ass?!

    shall the spring rolls come back to life and help kyle undertake the task of shedding that tuxedo so he can return undetected and put some more “stains” on the GI’s titanium armour!?

    tune in this saturday for the exciting conclusion!!

  • Erica


    Immediately thought of this. lol ANNI ur so cute :3 MUST. DRAW. ANOTHER. FAN. ART. PICCY. ARGH.

  • Chris

    There is nothing I don”t like about this page, about pretty much this whole scene. Legitimately- I am having the *most* fun right now.

  • b3nc0

    As he said, off with the clothes, /we/ could still see a bluish translucid nekkit kid ^////^

  • It’s still Tuesday for me, and I was surprised that there was a bonus page out already.

    Anyways… RUN, KYLE, RUN!

  • OMGosh, OMGosh, OMGosh! Poor Kyle. His date isn’t going so well at all. And you heard him Kyle! If you want to help Anni out of this situation (that I’m still convinced he had planned) then those clothes need to come off!
    I’m glad to see Anni protecting Kyle and caring about his safety. I’m sure he didn’t plan about the power-nullification thing, or how the two ‘heros’ would act, but I am still sure he planned for them to find him… but still, it is sweet of him to jump at the clunky ducky in order to save his princess. <3 Go Anni!

  • for a minute there I would thought that Kyle would stripe so he wouldnt be seen..  lol

    • Funny, I was hoping the same thing. Unfortunately for basically everyone here, it didn’t happen.


    • David H

      Next page…

  • “The invisibility power only works on human tissue.”

    “So they can see my clothes?”
    “I honestly doubt that will be a problem.”
    I can’t tell from the last panel if Kyle was just knocked back, or if he was injured. I really hope those super douches didn’t force Anni to unintentionally break his “I will never let anyone hurt you” promise. :(Okay onward to SATURDAY!

    • Hmmm. Looking carefully at the last two panels, the missile seems to go off in front of (and possibly slightly to the side of) Kyle, with enough force to scatter rubble and also send his jacket tails fluttering.  Then Kyle has leapt forward to jump through the resulting hole in the wall with enough speed that his tie is fluttering back over his shoulder, grabbing the edge with one hand while also placing one foot in the gap.  I’d say he’s probably uninjured, with the caveat that if he’s in shock and operating on pure adrenalin the he might have some minor wound that won’t get noticed until later.

      • Derkins

        I think you might be right.

  • fujoshifanatic

    Yay, bonus page! Wow this is has turned out to be one hell of a first date for Kyle! I think next time they should just stay home and watch a movie. Also, if Kyle finally ditches the duds (which he should if he wants to take advantage of the exit that was provided for him!), will Platinum Princess be able to conjure new ones up for him? And will Anni get to disable that Pokemon ball of Doom so he can finally kick some ass? So many questions to be answered on Saturday!

  • nebi_lan

    and now is that pretty moment when Kyle realizes that he must take away his clothes :’D and stay like that untill Ani says it´s fine (maybe after doing some things to him…) 😀 love the old man, as always ~ <3

  • Monica

    Kyle really needs to loose his clothes.. I thought he was smarter XD

  • No shooting Missiles at Kyle!  Geesh!  They really need to turn off that damn neutralizer!  Nice of Anni to risk life and limb to protect his date…very gentlemanly.  🙂

    But, am I the only one wondering what happened to Mr. Pony Tail?

  • Yukiness

    That must be one hell of suit. It’s not even stained from that last blast.

    • Maybe he has a side-superpower, one that lets him keep his clothes when exposed to fire. That could explain why his superhero outfit doesn’t get any stains as well.

      Edit: oops, neutralizer in the room… erm, then I have no idea XD

      • GiovanniBoss

         It’s maaaaaagic. o¬o


        • Yukiness

          You just made me cough up a fruit loop while laughing.

  • DarkFeanix21

    Oh, so this is why heroes and villains don’t date; it’s got nothing to do with differences in morality and everything to do with the fact that things always go boom when you’re a superhuman, so two on a date together is basically just asking for trouble, irrespective of whose side they’re on.

  • o_O Tweedledee and Tweedledum has a neutralizer taking away peoples superpower.. and still they need huge ass weapons like that?

    Makes you wonder what they have to compensate for 😉

    • KiannaLeigh

      Duncanni might have sufficient length but they sure don’t.

    • LimpBiskit

      Well, maybe a few of the ‘supers’ have actual physical combat skills?
      I mean, just sayin.
      Besides that, they need the weapons because durhur derpy-duo are they.

  • Rex Justrex

    Now I’m wondering if this was all a set-up just to get Kyle out of his clothes.

    Hmm…. would a horny super villain stoop so low?

    I would, for sure….. (grin)

  • Dee Dee

    Both Ninja and Killer are indeed dumb. They could’ve killed both Kyle and Annihilator within seconds. Instead, they have no teamwork or strategy so they spend minutes clowning around. All this considering Ninja is armed to the teeth and Killer is packing massive fire power. 

    It’s a shame Ninja wasn’t smart enough to disable Kyle or Anni so Killer could wait for the right moment to kill both of them. Then again, they aren’t the main characters in this story so too bad. 😛 

    •  These two strike me as the sort of “useless henchmen” that are usually portrayed– they may have every odd in their favor and somehow they still manage to screw up! It’s of course unrealistic, but it’s how comics work 😛

      • KiannaLeigh

        It’s not that unrealistic. I know people like that in the real world too. People whose own stupidity cancels out even god-like luck and circumstance, they sicken me.

        SICKEN ME!

        •  Lol, I think we know the same people! It is indeed sickening!

    • Derkins

      Its reminds me of that stereotypical villain that stands around explaining everything and bragging, while the heros are sneakily working on a way out of the situation. 

  • ithilloke

    Hopefully Kyle’s having a crisis of conscience that won’t let him leave Duncan all on his onesy. Get back in there and fight! You’re a hero, right? 😉

  • JM

    So at this point I’d really like to believe that Duncan didn’t have anything malicious up his sleeve at all…just that he got that powder from Sircea (sp?) because he wanted to be able to make Kyle invisible just in case they were spotted. Maybe? Seems like a little unlikely now that I’m writing it out actually haha.

    • Derkins

      Ha! A couple days ago I was going to make the same observation, but ended up deleting the comment because I felt the same way. It makes sense in your head but when you try to explain the thought it sounds too convenient. 

  • I HAVE FIGURED THIS ALL OUT. Duncan, how COULD you?! What kind of doughebag hires two superfails to pull this elaborate stunt to get Kyle naked? Well, you, obviously. I tip my hat to you, sir. You have definitely taken the single most interesting route ever invented for getting a guy naked. 

  • Lady Mania

    LOL!  That is definitely one way to get a guy naked on the first date.

    Turn him invisible and then make him strip!

  • KiannaLeigh

    Ooo! An action page! yay, action pages! ^_^ *happy*

  • Kimmasauce

    I have a horrible, horrible confession, and I apologize if it infects anyone else, but I hear Duncan’s voice like Bane’s when I read it in my head. 🙁

    Other than that, I’m loving it!!

  • CommodoreZelda

    Looks like Kyle’s gonna have to get naked. 🙂

  • SpiritravenCathaldus

    *squeals* that’s one way to get the poor boy naked lol. Duncan is such a gentleman protecting Kyle without his powers.  I have to admit that I wonder if he will be able to keep his mind on the fight if Kyle comes back to help him and not on the boy’s nakedness.  

  •  Finally got my internets back! I couldn’t get back here fast enough to see how this turned out!  Oh Duncan, you’re such a romantic for someone who says he’s an anarchist!

  • auburncrow


    This is my prediction:

    Kyle manages to get through the hole in the wall. Now that he’s outside the room and behind the cover of the wall, he’s out of the dampening field. His flame powers come back, and he uses the reflections in the room’s many mirrors to see what’s going on while hiding behind the wall — and to launch a flame attack at Hunter and Killer, who may or may not be about to seriously attack Duncan.

    (Well, it’s one narrative reason for putting that many mirrors in the room, anyway… :))

  • It is now Friday. I don’t care if its the end of the world.  I’m camping out for the page tomorrow.

    • Amen to that.

    •  What better way to go out than surrounded by good friends and lots of awesome bl 🙂
      *starts to sing* “It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine…”

  • Hopefully Alex posts a little early just in case…no pressure though 😀 

  • come on kyle! looks like you’re going to have to ditch the suit!

  • TravelerOfWebcomics

    Come on Kyle. Get naked. Kyle. Do it Kyle. Kyle. Do it.

  • Is it too early to camp? Oh, I brought Christmas cookies!

    • Not too early at all!

      I’ve got my own comic-y goodies baking in the oven right now… 😉

  • Axis Rhys

    i wasnt entirely sure about this comic at first i was like i love superheros and yaoi so why not. the HUGE age difference kind of got to me at first but im really starting to enjoy the story and the complication of the relationship.

  • SolrSurfr3

    There’s always that one loophole when it comes to invisibility. Dammit…

  • Zephyr10101

    what kind of idiotic heroes are they?