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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter One—Page 40

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Uh, oh…

(I have to say, I love the how 3D that art feels in the first panel. Something about that gun on the right feels like it’s leaping out the page at me. As someone who doesn’t see much 3D in real life (long story), I think Adam and Vero did an amazing job with this page. 🙂 )

And speaking of art, we have new Fan Art from Frenchie — a rather sexy moment between Kyle and Duncan. You should definitely check it out.

Are you anywhere near Kansas City? Then you should come see me and Winona Nelson (and a bunch of other cool yaoi creators) this weekend at Ahn!Con!

Oh, and


The fourteenth bonus page in a row! Woo hoo!

Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Ashley A. (who made their third generous donation to The Young Protectors!), Victor R. (who made their fourth generous donation to The Young Protectors!), Loraine L. (who made their fifth generous donation to The Young Protectors!) & Lisa G. (who made their ninth generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Angharad L., Tiffany M., David N., Kenneth D., Charles M., Courtney W. & Jordan H. for their generous donations over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to new friend of The Young Protectors Robert B. and also to long-time friend Daniel N. for their super-generous $25 donations! (And this makes Daniel’s twenty-first (!!) super-generous donation to this comic! Wow!)

Superhero-strength hugs go out to long-time super-friends Jake S. & James A. for their amazingly generous $50 donations! (And this makes both Jake’s and James’s fourth amazingly generous donations! Thank you so much, Jake and James!)

Thank you all so much for your support! I’m right now working on future The Young Protectors scripts and your incredible generosity has been a huge, huge morale boost. Thank you!

So! Kyle’s almost completely naked and he’s got a missile headed his way. Can this possibly end well? Tune in this Saturday to find out!

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  • auburncrow

    I see England! I see France! I see Kyle’s un-der-PANTS!


    • LimpBiskit

       Notice that he lost the underwear before the socks. Its good to see a young person who has his priorities straight LOL

  • I am not happy about that leg positioning! ;p lol

    • Bianca Simone

      ikr! I said YES NUDITYYYY awwww man! get outta there leg!

    • booklover320

      I don’t like it either!!!!!!

  • Wow, those big guns and then a rocket launcher…?  Seems someone is overcompensating for something…

    • Soitgoesgirl

      REALLY? Nah! >:P

  • Finally the pants are OFF!  But what is Captain Douchebag talking about? Turn himself in for what, dating? I don’t think dating is illegal in their world, even if it is with a known supervillian!

  • fujoshifanatic

    Yay! A nearly naked Kyle! Now you better run before you become a splattered Kyle! I am so loving the action; it’s been a while since I read a fun, blammo-style comic with awesome action sequences, with just enough beefcake (well, maybe in Kyle’s case, it’s still closer to veal?) to rouse my excitement in more ways than one. ;-P Have fun at Ahn!-Con! I have yet to visit the heartland, so to speak, so now I have a reason to go when the opportunity (i.e., cash!) presents itself. 🙂

  • Erica

    omg. nekkid. @///@ 

  • And what did I say a couple pages ago?

    I said we’d get some of that teasing nudity where something would cover up the ..uhm..  good parts XD
    Well here it is *lol*
    Kyle, you better hurry up with those socks and move.


    Talk about a different way to get your date naked on first date.

    • Interpolation

      Well, I guess we’re letting Kyle be modest up front, but maybe we’ll get a rear shot?  At any rate, he has some pretty legs.

      Perhaps the invisibility powder needs a visibility powder to reverse?  Except that Duncan only received one pouch…  Or maybe to become visible Kyle needs a kiss.  Sort of like fairytales.

      Or maybe it just wears off, but I like the kiss idea better now that I’ve thought of it.

    • TravelerOfWebcomics

      Ya know what else works? Roofies.

      • I’m sorry to say it, but that’s not even funny one bit.

        No, actually I’m not even sorry to say it since it’s not something to even suggest – no matter how much you might say it in fun. I’ve had friends raped after been giving roofies or other drugs unknowingly.

        • TravelerOfWebcomics

          Shrug. Having a foot-in-mouth sorta while.

  • Eisheth

    I must say, a naked shot from that angle without showing junk is quite a feat.  I don’t know whether to congratulate you or curse you a little. 😉

  • KNT609


  • I’d like to repeat my comment on my last post with a  ” Omg, omg, omg, omg, omg, omg, omg, omg,ERMEGAWD!!!! * faints foaming at the mouth.*

    • I’d also like to remind our readers that this chapter is to up the stakes with annihilator and Kyle and that dust that turned him invisible is the upgrade. so obviously I might be spoiling this with my assumption but I think it will wear off at the most inappropriate moment possible.

      • SleepingDragon

        Obviously, but personally I’m more waiting for the moment that Platinum Priestess comes to pick them up and Kyle is either wearing some sort of complimentary bathrobe or just “covering the goods” with his hands or something. Oh she’s going to have a field day with this.

  • Oh yes this good made my week even better! If only his legs wasn’t in the way, you love to tease us!!! 

  • My thought? How long does this invisibility dust stuff last?? O__O

  • One of the good guys my ass! This guy is nothing but a violent mercenary. 

  • Ryn

    Pfft, i’d trust a pit viper not to bite me before i’d trust that man to be a “good guy”. Convenient that Kyle’s body can block itself like that, lol.

  • melinda stumpf

    yes what we all been waiting for

  • Here’s hoping the next page will have an equally 3D-feel to it. As in “stuff leaping out of the screen at me”.

  • Well…at least it’s a sock and not a toothpick holder…

    (Yes, I just dated myself, but if you got the reference, I’m not alone.)

  • CJ

    I gotta say, Kyle revealed more than I expected.

  • Monica

    White undies are ugly as hell, I’m glad he got rid of them :3 And gee I’m really tired of the two weapon fixated douches! I hope Ani kicks their butts big time soon! 
    And ohh I like how smooth Kyle’s skin is when he is invisible. Look really smooth! And I’m really curious how you will cover up his man parts from now on :3 And I just relaised, that he will be naked when that powder stuff effect goes out… hopefully he will be naked in Ani’s presence… ohh that would be epic! 

    •  I suspect rather a lot of artfully tossed flowers in this upcoming explosion.  It will be fun to see everyone go from “poor flowers! what a mean man!” to “DAMN YOU GERBERA DAISY WHAT HAVE YOU EVER DONE FOR US” 

      • Monica

        Or will we see a lot of “cleaver” placed object, like in Austin Powers? 😀

  • Whoelsetherealone

    Seriously ?!! The Rocket ? 
    Obviously someone does get the meaning of subtlety… 

    Here is the definition from the superhero dictionary:

  • I have to say that all the squeeing about those pants finally leaving the scene is cracking me up.


    • Whoelsetherealone

      Hum and what about that “so well positioned” sock? 
      Because ok the pants couldn’t help but do its job… but seriously, the sock is provoking us on purpose don’t you think ?

      •  Poor sock.  It’s only trying to fill… the pants’ shoes.  [sunglasses.]

        • LimpBiskit

           Sock, you are the weakest link.
          And I see what you did there.
          Sometimes… You just gotta sock it to ’em.

    • Ha! 

      Now I want art of that. Sad pants.

  • LimpBiskit

    Let’s just hope the next page doesn’t start off with a cute flying superhero wearing nothing but a sock XD

    • Wayne Lunkwitz

      Limp I suppose it would depend on _where_ he is wearing the sock….yes I ama perv *grinz*

      • LimpBiskit

         LOL I dunno, dude… Considering the situation and his relative height from the ground I wonder if he has the metaphorical balls to jump out and say “HERE BE MUH GENITALS.” Because floating sock. Though it would be funny, it would also give ol’ Hunter a really, really unfortunate target, no? From what I hear, cotton does very little in the way of rocket protection.

        • Wayne Lunkwitz

          Thanks Biskit….been a long rough day here and this was just what I needed to make me chuckle.

  • “…just as kyle is in the middle of executing a defensive Stealth Hurricanrana on Hunter, :: fwing ::, Hunter suddenly finds himself the newest member of the “Unwittingly Teabagged´´ Club.”


  • bibliophile41

    Haha… Alex, isn’t real life in 3D anyway? 😀

    • Calarand

      It is, unless you have faulty eyes like I do and see everything flat. Imagine seeing the world around you the way you see it on tv – no sense of depth at all. That’s how it looks like for people like me. You can get no driving license, have problems with assessing distance, etc.

      • 🙁

        there is a dark cloud now hanging over my head. . . . .

      • Yep: same problem here. I don’t have completely flat vision, but driving is right out.

      • bibliophile41

        Sorry for my ignorance.
        Someone made a similar comment as Alex’s to me and she just meant that she doesn’t watch 3D movies…

      • TravelerOfWebcomics

        Rather rare condition, ’tis sort of interesting to hear of someone who has it… on a slightly related note, dogs cannot perceive flat images! Sort of like the opposite condition. This does of course mean that your dog isn’t REALLY watching TV… 

  • Kyle in the nuddy?

    … yes, please. ._.

  • Dex X.

    I’m super excited for whenever that invisible dust wears off XD

  • KiannaLeigh

    He’s sexy and he knows it!

    Now all he has to do is wiggle! *lewd grin*

  • QUICK! Get that other sock off! Get that other sock off!! 

  • amanda damron

    i just thought of th cutes thing. kyle’s cloths are gone not.

    kyle in nothing but duncan’s suit jacket.


  • DarkFeanix21

    You, sir, are no good guy. Good guys don’t open fire on innocent flower stands.

    On a completely unrelated note, I really love the way we can see the sock in the last panel, through Kyle’s invisible hand. It’s very nicely done.

  • HE’S NAKED!!!!!!!!!!!!! :p

    • Whoelsetherealone

      Nop! There is still one @#W$^ socks on ! 

  • TravelerOfWebcomics

    “Come on, men don’t have time to take off their socks!”

  • TravelerOfWebcomics

    Add for Tiger & Bunny at top of screen… well now I need to go read doujinshi…

  • One_Traveller

    Naked and a missile headed his way? *snort*

    Alex, you are da bomb. *flees*

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    Niiiice,will we be seeing “more” of Kyle before this is over? Thanks for the mid week update Alex:)

  • This was all planned! It’s Ani’s way of getting Kyle naked!

  • Krondor2000

    Darn that sock getting in the way of the meaty goodness!  🙂

  • Suhndog

    Alex, I really like the clever and thoughtful way that you present a balance of story-line, twists potential and drama/action in each page. A comic book in your hands provides a quick, smooth delivery of context… but your skill lies in the fact that you have to deal with a page at a time – with a longer time between pages. Great job! =3
    hopefully that Blasted Sock [you’re sweatin’ me!! *Drool*] doesn’t really become a Blasted Sock [BOOM!]! ..  Hurry Saturday, HURRY!!!! 

    • Thank you very much, Suhndog! That’s a really nice compliment! 🙂

  • amber patterson

    Well, that’s one way to get him naked! LOL!

  • butt curvage!!!! I see some butt wooooo

  • SakuraHana

     So I go to my bookmarked links to check on my comics… I click on The Young Protectors, like I do more than twice a week (lol) and I get redirected to a search engine, page yaoi911 not found… minor FREAK out OMG…. after some investigation, some deep breathing, and well it seems that I have no idea what happened. I read a different comic and then tried the bookmarked link again here and it worked fine. WHEW #wipesbrow 
    I don’t think I would like it much without Alex’s gloriously, devilishly, twisted mind giving me a twice weekly escape from reality…. No, I wouldn’t like that much at all. <3  🙂

  • Elliot Payton

    ooooooh my… are we gonna see some of Kyle’s “hot body”? lol imsorry (imnotsorry)
    great, now i wanna draw him like that… and now i wish i had his powers… and now i wish i was in the same situation as him coz what’s more fun than being invisible and running from deadly bullets and missles in a country half the globe from home?

  • Screaming_Angel

    Kyle is quite the tease, undressing so slowly like that! Hopefully he’ll escape being blasted into little invisible bits!
    Really enjoying this comic so far guys, has me hooked! Can’t wait til it’s done so I can go back and read it from the beginning!

    • Thank you, Screaming_Angel—very glad to hear you are enjoying it! 🙂

  • Oh man. I don’t know what I love more. Kyle nakey, or this comment section. Which…. you would think would be no contest whatsoever…..

    • It’s a hard choice. We do have very awesome readers. 🙂

  • Shinashi

    Pointless? Um, Kyle is naked. Your argument is invalid. 

  • Why are socks so hard to pull off when you’re in a hurry?  I mean, really.  It’s like they KNOW.

  • This page really does pop!

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    Because shooting a rocket at you totally won’t hurt much. Not a bit.

  • Okay if an RPG doesn’t hurts “not much” then WHAT hurts ALOT?! I don’t even want to imagine.

    NAKED KYLE!!!! I am so excited for Saturday!

  • Hope you have fun at AhnCon, Alex! Wish I could’ve gone, but oh well. 

    • Thank you! I am having fun. Hope you get to come to the next one! 🙂

  • Ree

    how did this happeeeennnnnnn /rolls around
    I just want to buy a physical copy of this and it will be all written and drawn and colored and published and I will never have to wait agaiiinnnnnn
    Thank you again for making comics, you’re lovely. I will be here often.

    • You are lovely. I’ve really enjoyed reading your comments as you’ve gone through all the pages. Thank you for sharing your experience and all the kind words! 🙂

      • Ree

        Aww, thank you! I’m happy to have been able to share my appreciation 😀

  • murrr, naked invisible Red Hot.

  • LimpBiskit

    Sorry to hafta say it, but I’m relatively sure that ol Red had a missile headed for him BEFORE he was almost completely naked.

    Yeah, I had to say it.

  • kyle, don’t run into any water…or strange plants!  I feel like one or the other is going to undo that invisibility powder!

    Furthermore! Does streaking while invisible count as streaking?

    • ErykaSoleil

      The other question would be, “Do any of Alex’s readers mind if water and/or strange plants cause Kyle to suddenly and unexpectedly lose invisibility?”

  • ErykaSoleil

    Too early for camping? I think not.

    (Hey, look who has internet again. This girl!)

  • Huh… I always take my socks off first… and I really would have pegged Kyle as more of a tighty-whitey kind of guy…

    Really interested to find out what is going on with Duncan at this point…

    -sidenote- Really great getting a chance to talk with you at Ahn!Con this evening!! Going to love rubbing the art I bought in my friend’s face! Can’t wait to see where you’ll be taking this plot!

    • It was awesome to see you too, Jacob! Let me know what your friend thinks of the art! 😀

  • Camping time! So is Alex gonna update from the Con? 

    • ErykaSoleil

      Hee. I’ve been periodically refreshing for an hour now. :p

  • ErykaSoleil

    Is Disqus fooling me, or are there really only two campers right now?

  • Naked in socks – that’s classeh

  • Adam Black

    re-reading this.

    Unless he has the ‘irish curse” I think a few mm of glans would show. Tip o the speare

  • Emiko

    I love how Kyle always has his socks on last :3