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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter One—Page 35

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Hmm. Looks to me like Kyle is going to try to take off all his clothes…

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So, Kyle is stripping. And it looks like The Annihilator is in trouble! Or is he? Tune in next Saturday this Wednesday to find out!

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  • samae


  • Why do I suddenly hear bad stripper music in the background?

    BTW- I’ve been stalking this page all day. Er…Camping, I mean.

  • YAY!!  Kyle is stripping..  But yet he is invisible…  which mean we cant see a thing..  :-p  But that’s ok, when he Flames on, I’m sure we will see something! * wink.

  • toli Bera

    how many pages until he realizes his powers are back now that he’s away from the thingy? I’m setting the high-low to 3-5

  • Bow chicka wow wow!  Take it off Kyle, woo hoo!
    Hmm, by the look on “Sir Galahad”s face there, I’m thinking he can handle Ninjerk one on one.  Hope for both their sakes that Duncan’s got a plan.

  • “It’s gettin’ hot in here, so take off all your clothes.”  XD

    This is just so grand!

  • More action. Less romance. I’ll be onboard for that.

  • Oh, long does this powder last? He’s gonna find out the hard way, haha!

  • melinda stumpf

    it looks like its coming out of his ass…….he as ass rockets

    • Feverfew_M

      Or he had chili beans for breakfast…
      At least now we know what the shiny ass-piece is for — it prevents rocket blisters. 😀

      • angelica passatempo

         He was definitely born an old fart, you’re absolutely right

  • Bad_Guy_Lover

    Some kind of ass woopin’ is about to go down! 

  • Feverfew_M

    We love you too, Alex!
    Also, it’s Killer who is in trouble, he just doesn’t know it, yet. 😀

  • Oh come on Anni, we already figured out your evil and twisted plan to get Kyle naked 😀

  • ‘The invisible shrimp’ .. that made me giggle so bad.
    Finally Kyle seem to be undressing 🙂 It could get a little awkward though if Hunter or Killer (don’t know who is who) stumbled into him. Could also be distracting enough to make an escape XD

    Now Anni, time to really whoop some ass.

    • Feverfew_M

      According to Alex, Killer is the one with the impressive assortment of cutlery on his person (p 31). Aka the one who’s going to get his ass kicked by Anni very soon. 😀

  • Dee Dee

    LOL, oh Anni, quit hitting on Ninja, eh? *wink* *wink* And Ninja, you can quit playing rough with Anni already. =P 

  • Thank you Alex…we love you too..*get’s the popcorns*

    • You’re very welcome! (And I remember making Christmas ornaments with strings of popcorn and cranberries as a kid. I wonder if they still do that…)

      • CommodoreZelda

        For a couple years my mother made me and my brother and father (and sometimes my friends) spend hours upon hours stringing popcorn for our tree. Thankfully we now have a dog who would try to eat it all off the tree so we don’t do it anymore.

  • coyoteconscious

    Okay, now even _I_ am thinking this looks staged. But I don’t want it to be.

  • We love you too, Alex! <3

  • Nuuuooo, not Saturday! Wednesday! I wanna see Kyle running nekkid through the streets and alleyways of China. Love us even more by giving us this as an awesome Christmas present~!

    (We ♥ you, too~ :3 )

    • Hehe. Thank you, Safiya—for both the love and the generous donation. Your wish is my command. 🙂

  • …And then, after beating bad (eeer, good?) guys, Duncan finds Kyle visible again… but with his clothes lost somewhere in the streets…

    My first comment here. I’m following your comics since “Artifice” and enjoy them a lot. M/M romance + lots of action is definitely what I enjoy. A LOT. I think your stories are both hot and quite smart – and characters are really good developed. Keep doing a good work!

    • Thank you very much, An-Nah! I’m really glad to hear that you’re enjoying my comics. I’m also a big fan of action and it’s been fun to have the opportunity to mix in romance between guys with that. Thank you very much for the kind words. They’ve put a big smile on my face. 🙂

  • DarkFeanix21

    Hmmm… I can’t help but notice that Duncan looks rather pleased in that last panel. Either he’s relieved that Kyle is out of immediate danger – or he, like the rest of us, is imagining Kyle running around the street stark naked.

  • Anneka

    I legitimately can’t stop thinking about those spring rolls every time there’s a new page.

    • GiovanniBoss

       I guess if you were a superhero you’d be the Spring Roll Defender or something like that.

    • They shall not be forgotten. Nay, by Grabthar’s hammer, they shall be AVENGED!

      • CommodoreZelda

        This reference = win.

  • angelica passatempo

     I think I’ve actually been waiting for this page AND THE NEXT ONE for the last two weeks! Strip Kyle!!!
    I wish Kyle would save the day by smashing the suppressior thingy and then be flown away naked in Anni’s arms somewhere he can go back to being visible in safety.
    Anni should at least deserve a little peek (and us too), however much of a gentleman he may be…

  • Invisible powers goin’ off while Kyle is naked on the street in 3, 2, 1…

  • Why do I get the distinct idea that Anni is about to just kick some ass? I mean, honestly, who DOESN’T see the evil “your ass is mine, just like Kyle’s” grin there? And Kyle, you don’t need to strip, you can use your powers now that you’re away from that thing. I mean, no one’s complaining, just thought I’d point that out. Continue de-clothing. 

  • And WE love you, Alex! XD

    Does this mean that if Alex isn’t wearing the the tux when midnight strikes, he won’t get his normal clothes back? Or will they just magically return anyway? What if Kyle gains his visibility back BEFORE midnight?

    How is Anni going to make his way out of this? Will Kyle use his fire powers on his pursuer?!


    • Thank you, Holly! 🙂

      (And if I wind up wearing Kyle’s tux, midnight or not, I think a lot of strange things will be possible. 😉 )

  • Brian Findlay

    Alex, you do know how to take care of your readers.  Keep us on edge juuuust long enough, teasing us, until the clothing starts to fly xD

  • streetwalkersan

    I hope “looks like it’s just the two of us then” isn’t followed by “so we can stop pretending now” or something, cause it kinda looks like they might be smiling in that last panel. I’m confused and paranoid right now. >.>

    Well, I am about 98.8% sure it’s just paranoia…hope so…

    • Feverfew_M

      I have to confess, I’m not quite free of that paranoia either.
      I really, really hope they are smiling because they are both sure they have as good as won already … or showing teeth to intimidate the opponent? … something like this … please?

    • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

      Well, Anni is smirking, but the other (Is that Hunter or Killer?) Is grimicing I think. Teeth bared in anger.

    • Lady Mania

      I am hoping it’s just them being cocky about winning. I want to believe SOOO badly this was not PLANNED to get the boy all worked up and scared and naked.

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    And woo! Kyle! Take it off! Full Monty now!

  • Midwestmutt

    I think Duncan is pleased to be mano a mano with killer. I expect he knows a trick or two that don’t require superpowers. He’s smiling just because he’s a cocky ol’ anarchist. And a Merry Christmas to you Alex, as well as Adam Dekraker, Veronica Gandini and the whole Yaoi 911 community.

    • I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, too, Midwestmutt! 🙂

    • coyoteconscious

      Possibly. Think: How often is Duncan _not_ smiling?

  • H..  Of course that streak of fire in the last panel just might be Kyle himself coming in for a rescue.
    After all – Superhero’s need to have some form of ethics and these two certainly have far outstepped that.

    • No, the streak of fire is from the armored jackass’s jetpack.  There’s still a superpower dampening field in place, remember?  Not much Kyle can do except run and hide.

  • KiannaLeigh

    Yes! It’s gettin’ nak’ed time! Whoo! The web-comic audience prays and the Great Alex delivers! 

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  • Epistasthai

    run Kyle, run! And go kick some butt and go rescue Duncan!

    Merry Christmas everyone! Especially you, Alex, for giving us wonderful things to read! And you too, Adam and Veronica, for doing such a fab job on the pencils and colours!

    • Thank you! Merry Christmas right back, Epistasthai! I hope you have a very happy holiday! 🙂

  • ithilloke

    Hmmm, old friends, eh? Duncan, you’re one interesting guy!

  • do you ever get tired of your audience’s trying to play fortune teller all the time, al?

    (and won’t kyle become truly invisible once he is, in fact, no longer with clothing?

    {heh heh heh.})

    • I actually really enjoy the speculation. It lets me know that y’all are engaged and care about what happens next. 🙂

  • Oh, man: finals are finally over, i come trotting eagerly back, and Red’s getting naked in the streets.  What kind of party is this, anyway?!

  • Alex, we love you, too. C: Happy holidays! 😀

  • That’s right, Duncan.  ~just the two…o-of…u-us.  ye-yeah. woa-woah!  It’s the two of us…JUST THE TWO OF US~
    Methinks soon we’ll have some Bayonetta-esque hypersexual wordplay, courtesy of our dear Sir Annihilator.

    •  Well these two jerks DID interrupt Duncan when he was in the middle of commenting on his um, finer points. 😉   

  • Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Merry Kwanza, Happy Hanuka and um anything else ya’ll might celebrate that I forgot to mention!

  • Attention everyone, I have somthing to say: Fan service. That is all.

    • It is indeed possible that as I wrote this scene, the words “fan” and “service” did cross my mind once or twice… 😉

  • I knew he’d get naked…now to wait 😀

  • I just got to this page and I am impressed. And the story is so intriguing. I also like the supervillain. My type lol

  • I’d buy this in print!

  • Koda Wolf

    I would buy this if you ever decide to release it in physical form. <3

    • Thank you! If there is interest from a number of readers, I will definitely do that. 🙂 (Right now, I’m about to receive a bunch of printed books from my last webcomic. )

      • LimpBiskit

        Man, I spent $10 a pop on chapters of Teahouse, so I would DEFINITELY spring for this, if it were likewise affordable. I had considered printing it myself just so i could view the pages offline while waiting for the updates lol. Great work, man! <3

        • Thank you! If I were to go to print, it would likely be a larger chunk of pages than the individual Teahouse chapters, more like what I’ve done with Artifice, so similarly priced. The first book would probably include the Prologue, Chapter One and a couple other short comics with The Young Protectors. When this chapter wraps up, if folks are interested, I’ll do my best to make it happen. 

          Thank you very much for the kind words and encouragement! 🙂

      • Koda Wolf

        I hope there is! I also enjoy your last one, so I probably will buy that one too once you release it. ^^ 

  • coyoteconscious

    If this is all a setup, I have to say, there’s got to be less complex ways to get a guy out of his clothes on a first date.

  • One_Traveller

    Happy Holidays and Best Wishes to you and your mom, Alex. And Happy Holiday of Your Choice to Adam, Vero, Winona and everyone in the Yaoi 911 community.

    Thanks for all you do. I enjoy following the story and look forward to the updates every week (or twice a week lately-you guys rock!)

    • Thank you, One_Traveller, for the good wishes. I wish much happiness for you as well! Very glad to hear you are enjoying the story!

  • KNT609

    Oh how quickly his demeanor changed when the other guy left.  Also Happy Holidays!

  • CommodoreZelda

    Could these two “heroes” get much dumber?

    Merry Christmas, Alex!! Can’t wait for the page on Wednesday!!

    • Merry Christmas, CommodoreZelda! Glad to hear you’re looking forward to that next page!

  • auburncrow

    Happy Holidays to the whole creative team! 🙂 You’ve been doing a bang-up job and Wednesday’s comic will surely be a glorious Christmas present!

    • Thank you, auburncrow! Happy holidays to you as well! 😀 

      (And I’m working on polishing that page right now……)

  • Whoelsetherealone

    And now folks … Here comes Red Stripteaseeeeeeee Time!!!

  •  Alex, I offer you this Kyle plushie as a humble (virgin?) sacrifice.  Now please Young Protector God, grant us another miraculous page! *bows*

  • let’s not forget that the tux is a little heartwarming gift from the platinum priestess!

  • Yukiness

    Merry ChristmaKhaunnaKwanzzaka folks! Hope your stoking are stuffed with plentiful yaoi, cookies, and bonus pages from Alex.

  • coyoteconscious

    The thing that makes me most suspicious that this is all staged, is that it seems sort of unusual that Duncan would have magic invisibility poof powder, that he specifically wanted for use on Kyle, “just in case.”

  • Jillthefish

    I wish everyone peace and love today.  

  • angelica passatempo

    Almost wednesday here, how much longer for you to get caught up by this most auspicious day!? :-))

  • Interpolation


    Also, happy holidays to everyone!

  • Christmas camping! Guess who brought hot cocoa with itty bitty marshmallows!

  • TravelerOfWebcomics

    Yay! Christmas camping time!

  • TravelerOfWebcomics

    Merry Christmas, Alex Woolfson, Writer/Publisher, Yaoi 911 Comics, and team (people whose names are on the tip of my tongue but are not currently in front of my optics)
    Don’t work too hard!
    Fa la la~

  • This is the first time I’ll be camping ^^
    Reading Teahouse, Starfighter, and every other fantastic webcomic out there, I have never been so anxious for a page to come out UNTIL NOW!!

    So thank you, thank you, thank you for making this comic!!!!!

  • SpiritravenCathaldus

    Merry Chirstmas! Love the update and gotta love Kyle with the stripping lol.  Looking forward to the next update 🙂