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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter One—Page 55

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“You know”? No, I don’t! I’m confused again! What’s “you know” supposed to be?! Why can’t these characters just say what they mean??? ヽ(`Д´)ノ ┻━┻


We have some brand new Fan Art by Justin, a cool portrait of Kyle in uniform and in action. Definitely go check it out!

Oh, and


The sixth bonus page in a row! YAY!! 😀

Special thanks go out to long-time supporter Monty H. (who makes their third generous donation to this comic!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Sofia C. & Eric and Julia H. for their generous donations over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to Adriane L. and Lisa G. for their super-generous $25 donations! This makes Adriane’s fourteenth (!!) and Lisa’s seventeenth (!!!) super-generous donation to this comic!

And ZOMG, deeply-humbled, deeply grateful and bowled-over hugs go out to TWO mega-friends of The Young Protectors this time—Victoria M. and Justin B.—for their stunningly generous $100 donations! (And this make Victoria’s second stunningly generous donation to this comic!) Holy cow, Victoria & Justin, thank you so, so much for your incredible generosity!

Thank you all so much for your amazing support! I got to meet many of you this weekend in Seattle while I was at Emerald City Comicon and was very touched by your kind words and continuing generosity towards this work. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: we really do have the best readers in the world! 😀

So! Our heroes are talking about sex. Well, that doesn’t suck! Will this lead to insight into the human condition? Actual sex? An answer to what the heck “you know” refers to? (Please!)

Tune in this Saturday to find out! Hope to see you there!

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  • Wow. Can’t say I saw that little detail coming. If it’s what I’m thinking, that’s awful. Damn you and your cliff hangers Alex! Daaaaaamn youuuuuu!

  • vyloran

    Kyle is so beautiful in that last panel.

  • Fire jizz.
    Sorry, I’m not normally that kind of person. It just slipped out. >_>

    Anyway, great page.  I love apologetic Duncan and a BLUSHING Kyle. How cute is that!?

    • no no its okay I was thinking the same thing or moaning fire breath! Kylezeraaaah (godzilla)

      •  XD! Fantastic! Omg, I’m drawing that now. Thank you! Look for that link on the next page lmao

    • Can you imagine that talk at the doctor’s office?

      Doctor:So…. it burns when you jizz? 
      Kyle: No…. it bursts into flames… 😐 

      •  OMG. I literally just burst into hysterics there.
        Doctor: I’m going to need you to fill this with urine and this with semen.
        Kyle: I might need a metal container there, doc.

        *fire jizz* (said like *jazz hands*)

        • Doctor: Well, we got the results back after only a few 3rd degree burns in the lab…

          Kyle: And? What is it Doc?

          Doctor: This is one of the worst cases of fire crotch I’ve ever seen.

          • Kyle: Dad, i have something to tell you.
            Dad: Your girlfriend better not be pregnant.
            Kyle: funny you say that. I’m gay. And, you know how you told me that jacking off could make me go blind?
            Kyle: well… I’m not blind but the house is on fire.

        • KiannaLeigh

          “*fire jizz* (said like *jazz hands*)” = instant trigger for giggling.

  • I have a mutant RPG character whose powers are all about controlling decay.  When she loses control it gets REAL ugly.. like her lover losing body parts ugly >..>

    • Sanbai

      Oh dude! Then she can totally cosplay as a zombie FOR REALZ then just zip back to a normal state by reversing it! I heard about a healer in a fantasy novel doing the same thing to scare off her pursuers lol…

      • *chuckles*  Not quite.  She doesn’t decay herself, but everything she touches decays at a more rapid rate.  Now if she ever got to the point where her powers fully matured she could most likely slow down decay in something but so far I’ve only ever been able to play her in her early out of control days where everything she touches falls apart ^.^  She is such a tragic angsty figure.  I love playing her ^.^

        • Sanbai

          Oh. Hm. Gosh, that just sounds…kinda boring to me, compared to being a zombie whenever you want, lol. But it’s probably just because I grew out of my angsty years a while ago, lol ^^. Glad you have fun with her!

    • KiannaLeigh

      Okay. Your charrie, is freakin’ awesome!

      • She’s fun to play.  Very broken in the beginning but has an inner core of strength that just needs the right environment to heal in.

  • [builds a shelter to protect us all from the avalanche of “hot sheets Kyle” jokes incoming.]

    [puts welcome mat and umbrella stand by the door.]

    Okay. Ready.

    • KiannaLeigh

      Soooooo …..

      Basically you just built a lounge for us to talk about Kyle’s sexual habits in, didn’t you?

      • … I did, didn’t I. It wasn’t the intention, but oh, what a teenage tragedy.

  • toli Bera

    He must be so pent up! D8

    But that blush is SO CUTE! <3

  • Laurenihilation

    Awwwwww! Poor Kyle! 

    Oh but now the curiosity!! 

  • Love the blushing!!

  • The “You Know” and my mind just gave a whole new meaning to the term “Flame Thrower” xD

    • Sanbai

      Ah gyad, that’s so bad, it’s good!

    • Patrick Wohl


  • He looks so smug and amused in the second last panel, like knowing when Kyle’s embarrassed or turned on, through things catching on fire could be a very fun game and challenge for him. I am most amused, I love this comic.

    And I have to say once again that I find the pacing of the text and the flow of the dialog to be pretty much perfect here to get the best effect. You get Kyle’s hesitation and slight embarrassment, and even Duncan trying not to laugh at him. I just love the dialog here so so much.

    • I also apologize for the awkward-wordiness that is my post, I’m exhausted. Although posting my love of the writing on here was definitely a) worth it and b) needed. 

      • Sanbai

        ?? Axel, your post was fine! Really, you should read any comment on a teenager’s facebook, and you will feel like the paragon of English usage!

    • Thank you for the kind words about the dialogue. They are very much appreciated! I’m glad you’re liking that! 😀

  • Spontaneous combustion orgasms?  Ohhhh myyyy!

  • samae

    Well, things are certainly getting heated. A little hot under the collar one might say. Hopefully this date won’t go up in flames. But hey, the chemistry is burning up. 

     Im sorrynotsorry. 

    • TsunamiJane

      Never be sorry for puns!

  • CommodoreZelda

    Oh dear. What happened, Kyle? (Also, what was he experiencing? I mean, he’d never kissed anyone before Duncan, so… apparently he’s only masturbated just the one time to find this out.)

  • Suhndog

    I love panel 5 where Anni is grinning like a ‘Cheshire’!!  Not to mention Kyle’s sheepish admission to flaming love!  Whoa! That grin on Anni makes me believe that he has an idea how to deal with Kyle’s flame! Kyle’s so kawaii! – his *big* [!!] secret – and how he’s blushingly revealing his innocence.. letting his guard down..  [I can only handle so much of a delay before *I* ‘explode’..]  .. 

    • Suhndog

       —  sooooo  Kyle has a ‘flame-thrower’ !!  Wow!

  • JM

    I love this. I never even thought about the fact that Kyle would make things/himself catch on fire when getting too…excited. This explains why he’s so inexperienced…I mean, he wouldn’t want to risk exposing his super powers to just an ordinary human, so he’d probably have wanted to find someone who could handle it and not freak out. Throw him being gay into the mix and the dating pool gets a lot smaller…way to think outside the box and hook up with a supervillian! I have a feeling Duncan could handle it pretty well 🙂

  • DarkJokerOfAmuro

    thats it…its official…. I’m in love with Kyle xD

  • ´fire crotch.

    (:: smug face ::)

  • oh god.

    duncan was totally plotting on how he can take advantage of kyle’s “cirkumstance” in panel 5, wasn’t he¿

    (you might not want to worry about mr. wells’s well-being, though.. ..he’s fireproofed, remember?)

    • (p.s. — i’m saving a screen cap of panel 6

      this is required

      you just want to stare at that handsome, conservative mug all night long

      {am i right, kianna??})

      • KiannaLeigh

        Awwww! Blushy face! (´ε` )♡

        Don’t you just want to defile that cute face? “ψ(`∇´)ψ

        *cough*∑(O_O;) Ugh … I mean HE’S CUTE RIGHT?! hehheh

        • i definitely want to make that mug my canvas.

          i only have two kinds of paint (though they may technically be considered one) i wish to use, but…i reckon these would suffice for flamerion and i.


          i haven’t. . . . .
          . . . . .it’s been a long time since. . . . . . .

          • KiannaLeigh

            ⊙▂⊙ That was … blunt.

            But aww, Bro. (╯︵╰,) I give extra, extra Pura Spuddles for the lack of Smexy-times in your life. But on the other hand … I’m glad you share my vision of Kyle’s face! ψ(*`ー´)ψ I’m THRILLED really.

          • (you ain’t seen nothing yet, Sis.
            {heh heh}

            i’ll reckon your own “vision of defilement” isn’t necessarily kid-friendly either, though i’ll leave that up to you for whether you will share what you had pictured, or no … all the same, it brings me pleasure to know i had made your day: Pura Spuddle Powah™!!)

            . . . . .nie, nie: rather, i hadn’t the pleasure of enjoying any smexy-times with a red-head, for years.
            (i reckon they’re kinda rare around my neck of the woods?)

            :: hugs ::
            It Gets Better, hopefully.

          • KiannaLeigh

            Kid friendly? …. Well, I’ve never had that term applied to me before, what with the prevalence of warning worthy content in my writing and all. All I’m sayin’ is, proper defilement needs ropes, possibly a gag, definitely whimpering (in a sexy way) and decent amount of begging. Okay. I think I’m going too far now. But red-heads are rare where you are? I think it’s like you said. Too many red-heads spike the population growth.

          • ⊙▂⊙

            (:: blush ::)

            i, uh. . . . .ummm…
            . . .


            (yes, i agree with your picture.
            it rather complements mine, as a matter of fact.
            {alas, Thus, poor kyle: yet another innocent victim, ravaged by the nefarious tentacles of Hentaization.})

            i might reckon they’re not as plentiful Here, as in other areas…and most of the rest that are within my proximity, tend to be the type that “prefer their own kind.”


            (i can’t win, Sis…)

          • KiannaLeigh

            Hentaization. You are most definitively my type, Bro. I probably should not mention that to my fiance.

          • heh.

            Rex won’t say nuth’n, Sis.


  • amanda damron

    i guess that its a good thing that duncan is like indestructable then huh? ;D lol

  • Hehehe.  First and only time.  XD

  • fujoshifanatic

    Oh my gosh, if this poor boy is talking about what I think he’s talking about, that has got to the saddest thing I have learned about Kyle! D-: This better be just a factor of his age (like wet dreams), and he gains better control of his ‘overheating’ problem with a little more seasoning and more than a little help from a certain silver fox super villain. That being said, I LOVE how just beautiful a blushing Kyle looks in the last panel trying to explain his condition. Truly gorgeous work.

    Bravo Alex for this little monkey wrench; I didn’t see it coming, and I am looking forward to seeing how it gets resolved.

    • Hehe. I’m very glad to hear you’re enjoying it, fujoshifanatic!

  • KrisYWC

    HA I bet all Anni is thinking is “What is a T.M.I.?”

  • Erica

    HIS FACE! KYLES FACE IN THE LAST PANEL IS SO CUTE! OMG! <33333 anni is invincible! He can live with a fiery dick! Kyle! Ur sooooo precious! ! !

  • Kel Z

    I absolutely <3 the facial expressions in this comic! 😀

    Characters can't say what they mean because that's what characters do. Good characters like to confuse you. :: snicker :: (at least, that's what I tell myself when mine do it to me!)

  • kaycee1967

    Ok, I am going to be really bad here (not to mention showing my age, LOL) but this just started running through my head… Looking at Duncan’s face in the last panel, I’m thinking it’s running though his head as well (well, at least the one between his shoulders!) 

    Gotta love Donna!


    That is just very exciting! I mean the fire. I mean the sex I mean….

    Is it Saturday yet?!

  •   I wasn’t sure how far you were going to take the whole fire powers thing, Alex. I’ve read books where those with fire powers were always treated carefully because of the whole losing control factor, especially concerning sex.  I’ve even read one where it’s mage powers that incinerated the unfortunate partner.  Adding this dangerous factor to an already complicated story line is one of the many reasons I’m so enjoying your work, Alex!

  • GoldenDestiny

    Alex, it was GREAT to meet you over the weekend and I hope you reached a lot of new readers as well as got to meet more that have enjoyed your works in the past and present. Also, I’m getting all excited. I find it interesting that I was commenting at the convention about ‘I know there’s sex coming!’ and here’s a possible prelude to it! Yay! But really I can’t wait to see where this is going and what (if anything) Annihilator’s ulterior motive is. 

    • Howdy GoldenDestiny!

      Glad to hear you’re looking forward to what’s coming next! 

      And could you remind me a bit more about who you were? A lot of readers actually made a similar comment. 😉

      • GoldenDestiny

         Ah, yes, well I can understand how they would! I stopped by several times over the weekend and ended up spending far too much money on posters and other things! -laughs- But I guess that could describe anyone too. I remember I talked to you in a bit more detail about Artifice and if it would ever continue as I was a little sad that it ended the way it did – even if it left it open for us to imagine whatever we wanted. Also that I tended to forget that YP is here so I tend to get 4 or 5 updates at a time because it can be several weeks before I peer back in. I guess saying I had a mostly shaved head wouldn’t help much either -laughs- Welcome to Seattle!

        • Ha! You’re right. There were a few folks who met that description. Well, next time we meet, be sure to introduce yourself to me as “GoldenDestiny” and I’ll make a point to remember!

          Thank you very much for stopping by my table and for supporting my work! 😀

  • Holy crap, the boy can’t masturbate.  The unreleased fire in his loins can only be greater than what he releases through his powers.  Yeah.  I went there.

    Snark aside, are Kyle’s powers oxygen-based, akin to the Human Torch from the Fantastic Four, or are they of a more mystical origin?  If they are oxygen based, awkward sexual encounters in a room full of fire suppressant could potentially happen.  Mystical fire…not so much.  Also, I cannot believe I have put THIS MUCH thought into how this young man can have sex with foxy Duncan.

    Final comment…why couldn’t guys look like Kyle when I was seventeen?  Grrr.  

    • because if they did, the amount of sex that we’d all have would increase 2,000-fold

      and there’d probably be, like, 20,000,000-extra new babies every year.. ..and then when the first surviving crop of THOSE kids get 17. . . . .the whole process would start all over again


      or something like that

      • That’s a fair point, Rex, but dammit!  Guys my age just didn’t look as good at seventeen as Kyle does!  I might have actually tried to date, let alone have sex!

      • KiannaLeigh

        World annihilation by sexy red-heads. ….


        Oh my god. OH MY GOD! That’s how Anni’s finally going to take over the world!(゚Д゚)ノ ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    • Kyle’s powers are actually not oxygen based. They would work underwater… and in space. Although Kyle has found that the effects of his powers under those kinds of conditions are… unpredictable.

      And I’m glad you think that Kyle is cute. 😉

      • HE IS SO FREAKING CUTE.  I just wanna squeeze him, celebrate his 18th birthday with him, then…tie a bow around him and hand him to Duncan, I guess.  I have the wrong equipment, alas!

        …yeaaah.  Fire that works everywhere is not conducive to lovin’.

  • OH! MY FAVORITE KIND OF SCENARIO! I love this! I LOVE YOU GUYS! Thank you! It’s like a Christmas present to see THIS in a comic!!!! 8D

  • elijah elquest


  • HA, okay, I mentally called this… or at least imagined it. The way Kyle’s powers flared with less control when he was excited after the gay bar or angry when he first saw The Annihilator, it only seemed to make sense. However, I mean, we already know our dear anti-hero doesn’t get (much? at all?) hurt by Kyle’s flame. Now all they need is the right location…? 

    I’m still skeptical over how NICE Mr. Silver-Fox is being, but at least he’s back to teasing and not just doe eyes. Can’t wait to see how this goes!

  • Shinashi

    Oh, the poor dear… I couldn’t imagine

  • Bwahahaha.. I’m sorry, but my down in the gutter mind just imagined Kyle shooting fire a whole new diffinition of fire hose XD

    Oki, trying to be a little serious here. The poor champ. He should practice some more in regaining control.. preferably in a fire safe room or under water. Can’t have him be a danger to his surrounding when ever he’s .. horny. He’s a young man. It’s inevitable gonna happen. Whole new respect for his celibate selfcontrol so far.
    I guess Anni and his almost invincible power could come in handy here in a whole new way. Who knew that could be and advantage XD

    This page is so sweet and awesome, and Kyle is just too cute.

  • aww so cute!

  • He shot fire out of his penis didn’t he?

    Luckily Retardantman was giving him a BJ…so no harm done!

    • Sequinn

       Oh my God…I’m laughing so hard I can’t breath…


    • KiannaLeigh

      Oh my God. You killed Sequinn!

      • It was my secret objective all along!

  • Mephisto_Pheles

    Oh my god Kyle’s face. Oh god.

  • Mephisto_Pheles

    And I have to. It gives a whole new meaning to fire crotch too, doesn’t it. Its not just that gorgeous red hair.

  • Monica

    I don’t like Kyle fleshy skin as much as I liked his smooth see through self… But I kinda like his happy trail! 😀 
    But Kyle for real, why do you even bother to explain this?! He is the villain!! You are not smitten by him are you? Bad boy XD And Ani… <3 Cool as always…  Catching on fire *lol* Not a problem for the worlds most evil super villain! 😀 

    Oh and Alex, if you need some more superheroes to throw in the mix, I have one for you! 😀

    • Hehe, thank you for the offer, Monica, but I have enough characters to throw at The Young Protectors to last for a long time. 😀

      • Monica

        Aww…. to bad, would have loved to see her in a comic  :3  

        But I totally understand, I have a way of creating to many characters for my own good! XD (they are taking over my head…)

  • DarkFeanix21

    Aw, Kyle’s blushing. That’s adorable. Also: they do say that practice makes perfect, so if Kyle wants to learn to control his powers he should… ahem… practice.

  • poppyroc

    I must say, it is nice to see Kyle back in full colour! He looks so vibrant and sexy. 😉 And that blush! Adorable!!

  • Do you become an inconvenient flamethrower or what!??

  • Poor thing.  That must be awful. 🙁

  • Niggle

    Alex, I love your dialogue. And Adam and Veronica were extra super awesome in the last panel. And panel 5? That is so the grin of someone who knows his grin can’t be seen. So damn funny. XD

    And wow, poor Kyle. No wonder he’s never been with anyone, but that he can’t even be with himself, that sucks. Poor boy. Luckily he’s found an indestructible and happily gay man to take on the challenge, if only there wasn’t that super villain issue…but who cares! 8D

    • Thank you, Niggle! (And I agree that Adam and Vero hit this page out of the park! :D)

  • It brings new meaning to the phrase, “And then everything changed, when the fire gay son lipsmacked.”

  • Lady Mania

    Anni’s grin, and oh that blush <3. Those are my two favorite panels on this page, five and six. Really beautifully drawn and colored.

  • Suhndog

    Ok.. So Kyle will lose control, and has all that urge building up from ‘forever’, add to that the incredible inferno about to happen and the end result will be 2 screams that will penetrate [!] all the way to the end of the galaxy!

  • streetwalkersan

    Okay, I actually am somewhat confused about “you know” because, well…if it means what I think it means, Kyle must have had himself some pretty difficult teenage years – boiling hot wet dreams and such… @_@ Wonder how he didn’t burn the house down by accident!

    But as we haven’t yet become privy to Kyle’s origins story, I guess we just don’t know how he even came into his powers. Makes the mind wander though! XD

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    I just can’t resist…..tacky, yes, toatally uncalled for ,definitely…buuuut….so Kyle is the ultimate gay flamer? Priceless….*giggles* So the simple solution is …..shower sex with the water running…might keep Kyle from setting something on fire:)

  • JamesA

    blushing Kyle. perfect.

  • I love his eyebrows in the last panel.  Fantastic art, as always.

  • Patrick Wohl

    You have really given all the powers involved in this comic so far a lot of thought. You’re such a good story teller, Alex. 

    • Thank you, Patrick! I’m glad you’re enjoying the comic! 😀

  • So I guess Kyle’s powers work as a chastity belt too XD

  • OK, if Kyle can’t relieve himself without setting the room on fire…   Teenage guys have wet dreams…  He must have woken a few times to a burning bed…!

    “How can we sleep when our beds are burning…”

    • “How can we dance when the earth is turning?” 😀  Awesome song!

  • Lunam_Kardas

    Wait…so his ONLY viable options for a mate are the few super powered individuals who happen to be fire proof? Well, I’ve seen worse reasons for shtupping a super villain.

    • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

      Makes a lotta sense. XD

    • KiannaLeigh

      You raise a very good point.

    • SleepingDragon

       Yep, same thought “good thing we’ve already seen Anni is fireproof,” though I suppose this may be a bit limiting as for romantic scenery since even if they can’t be set on fire I don’t think they’d want to burn the house down.

  • Oh, look at him blush! What a cutie.

  • Wild speculation time:
    For the sake of this hypothetical let us suppose that ‘You know’ *doesn’t* involve actual orgasm.  Instead, let us suppose that ‘You know’ involves Kyle merely experiencing sexual arousal.
    That would cast Kyle’s visit to the Pearls bar on the first two pages in an interesting new light.  What if Kyle’s feeling of triumph involved more than successfully working up his courage to go to an honest-to-goodness gay bar.  Instead, what if Kyle had been testing himself/training his powers to be in a situation that he knew would get him (ahem) ‘hot and bothered’, and after he left Pearls he was feeling elated because he had ‘kept his cool’?
    (And yes, I realise that this idea might not find wide favour, because in this scenario it means that objects catching on fire involves mere pyrokinetic combustion of objects-at-range, rather than the literally flaming procreative body fluids of some of the more lurid speculations posted below.)
    This would also mean that all the kissy-face (in the prologue) and near kissy-face (just a few pages ago) was running perilously close to creating a fire hazard.  But it *would* explain why Kyle was forced to admit way back in the the prolog that he had never been kissed.

  • bibliophile41

    Great expression in the last panel. That blush! Those eyebrows! 😉

  • Gaz Hawkins

    perhaps Kyle s hoots lava out his cock LOL
    at least you can be certain the sex will be HOT!!!!! 🙂

  • booklover320

    “Objects catch on fire, do they?” Pffffffffft! Duncan’s face makes that so much funnier!

  • KiannaLeigh

    Oh Klye. It’ll be okay. One of my fire-starters – a sexy frenchmen named Henry – sets fires when he “you know”s too. You get used to it! Teehee. Good lovers won’t mind it much. Great lovers will like it. (^_−)☆

  • If I wasn’t a student and hopelessly poor I would donate so I could see what Kyle means by “you know”…

  • Why my brain is singing “This girls is on fireeeee” but instead of “this girl” he is singing “his dick”.

    OK, brain, stahp!

  • Oh my god this is awesome.

  • Bien Batol

    Let me guess, he has a bad case of lighter dong.

    • Tabatha Fear

      I love how that’s the first comment I see.

  • kdm3rw

    He set fire!!!! To the rain!! Watched it burn as I came on your face!!

    • gingersnapped89

      Unless he’s a bottom. Then it’s more like a burning ring of fire.

  • ToxicIce

    So… I’ve been lurking this comic for quite some time… And I love it! 😀

    So for my first comment I may be a bit tacky or kliché, so bear with me.
    When he had his first… “You know” did he possibly listen to any music? Say the Kings of Leon’s “Soex on fire”? Because that could of course also be the case 🙂

    • Glad you stopped lurking and very glad to hear you’re enjoying the comic. Thank you!

      (And FWIW, there was no music playing at the time. 🙂 )

  • Yukiness

    I laugh if their first romantic night together consists of Anni leading Kyle to a bed lines with fire retardent sheets and a collective array of fire extinguishers surrounding the mattress. Slowly, Anni whispers in his ear, “I have a fully operational sprinkler system.”

    I imagine the sprinklers going off, creating a very nice scene for us fangirls to watch. Nothing like wet men engaging in full contact kissing

  • JesterPsychotica

    Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!

  • Alaras

    So bad things happen when our good little boy cums, eh?  Just makes me want to tie him into a sling and force it out of him over and over…

    • That’d be an effective way to commit arson without getting caught.  All the DNA evidence gets immediately destroyed upon ejaculation!

  • Thanatopia

    And now I’m remembering that one scene from Pleasantville. 

  • Well crud.  Earlier I made an analytical posting (speculating on Kyle training his abilities by going to a gay bar train his willpower to not get hot’n’flustered).
    Now my hindbrain (which doesn’t do anlaysis, but does do visceral imagery) wants to share this image:
    Anni (in civvies, sitting on a stool, reading a sports timer)
    Kyle (in costume, standing resolute and looking determined not to get flustered)
    Various Chippendale Dancers (also in costume, standing around Kyle, looking sultry and provocative.)
    Anni: “Aaand… time.  15 minutes.  How was that?”
    Kyle: “No probs.  I’m definately getting better at this.”
    Anni: “Good, good.  Okay men, that’ll be all for today.  Same time next week, okay?.”
    Random Chippendale: “Sure thing, Mr Wells.  See you next week, Red Hot.”
    Kyle: “Thanks, guys.”

  • Evangelash

    Am I the only one who noticed Kyle was completely cool with the whole sex idea? He’s only scared of what he could do… Poor little Red Hot. :3

    Great job as always, Alex. Can’t wait to see where you take this!

  • Justin Ohayon

    This page is absolutely wonderful.  Fanservice aside,  Adam and Vera have once again showed how wonderfully talented they are.
    Kyle’s facial expressions are perfectly legible.  Not only does he look good, but he looks petulant and surly in panel 1, hesitant in panel 3, and embarrassed but determined in panels 4 and 6.  These are complicated, subtle expressions and I’d just like to show my support and laud the artists for their continued, fantastic work.  It’s one of the things that has me coming back here two-three times a week.

    • I agree. They are both fantastic artists. And as a writer, I feel very lucky. I write a lot of subtext into my scripts (where the characters say one thing, but mean another) and their art is able to convey such subtleties and even make it more compelling than I could have imagined. 😀

  • Flaming jizz for the win.

  • Nataly Zaragoza

    wow, he is such a virgin or pure in this case.

  • Dee Dee

    Soo maybe when he gets it all under control, he could… lets see… help erm “control” the local bakery ovens or the kiln in the artist’s studio. 

  • CatSmuggler

    Is it me or does anni’s face in the second panel remind you of Mark Sloan from Greys Anatomy?

    Oh-k, Seriously! I can’t even focus on what kyles saying right now. Someone please agree with me that anni has to be the new McSteamy!

  • Nicola Cameron

    Just a thought — there was a perfectly good power dampener that was working not 5 pages ago. Anni gets one of those, sets it up in his bedroom, and et voila — instant gratification for Red Hot.

    • Yea but Anni is a normal old man if that happens. I don’t know about real life but in fiction, old guys tend to have heart problems especially when they are about to be intimate with a hot young thing. 

  • BowieXMickJagger

    Why doesn’t he just do it in the shower?

  • Oh thank goodness.
    The new chapter will be out soon and boy do I need it. :3

  • Poor baby. Kyle’s beyond adorable with that blush and worried expression!!

  • cherryblake

    hey Alex, im just asking, and you don’t need to answer but, it might sound dumb but, are gay?

  • Ellen Strub

    Oh, that -grin- <3

  • Jac Gentile

    Kyle is damned precious, you know.

  • TheManBehindTheCurtain

    Duncan/Anni clearly knows everything about Kyle’s past. He knew exactly where Kyle was in the very first page.
    He playing him by pushing all the right button. And Kyle is such a total innocent and idiot at the same time.

  • ™™

    He spits that flame bruh

  • Mohrovia

    I’d totally take the risk. In fact, I’d burn up even if he didn’t have powers…