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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter One—Page 59

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Why is Kyle flashing his bare chest (nay! I dare say fondling his own nipple!) while insinuating that The Annihilator would not respect age of consent laws? DOUBLE-RAINBOW IN THE SKY, WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!

(Oh, wait. I guess there’s a shadow under his hand. So no nipple-fondling. He’s just gesturing or something. And I guess the jacket’s just open. Now I feel silly. And for some reason, vaguely disappointed…)

We have new Fan Art by Kinzie K.—to heck with ponies, now we have The Annihilator and Kyle as a fox and a kitten! Go check it out! 😀 (Also be sure to check below that for Red Hot & The Annihilator by Chris A. Tsuda—it’s now in color!)

Oh and


The eighth bonus page in a row! WOOT!

Special thanks go out to long-time supporters Kimberly K. (who makes their second generous donation to The Young Protectors!) & Biz F. (who makes their sixth generous donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporters Caitlin R., Thomas B., Robert B., Mercedes W. & Corie C. for their generous donations over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to long-time friends of The Young Protectors Adriane L. & Daniel N. for their super-generous $25 donations! This makes Adriane’s sixteenth (!!) and Daniel’s twenty-sixth (!!!) super-generous donation to this comic! Rock stars!

And finally, superhero-strength hugs go out to The Young Protectors super-friends Frenchie YG for their amazingly generous $40 donation and Rob A. for their amazingly generous $50 donation! This makes Rob’s second and Frenchie YG’s fourth amazingly generous donations to this comic! Thank you so, so much, you two!

Thank you all so much for your incredibly generous support! You are UNSTOPPABLE! And I love you all very much for it!

So! Looks like plans are being made! Night plans! Will they shake hands and seal the deal? Or is there another way they might do that? And will Kyle maybe even fondle his own nipple for real in the process? (What?)

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

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  • Kyle for your birthday Duncan wants to give you his little Annihilator….

    • Celestia’s Snout

      He’s going to give Kyle the gifts that last: A broken pelvis and a permanent limp.

      • Wayne Lunkwitz

        *Snerk* Orrrr that twinge when you walk …..try to explain THAT without going into detail…

        • Celestia’s Snout

          “Diarrhea is like a storm raging inside you…”

          • Wayne Lunkwitz

            Ummm NO this was not diarrhea…it was the day after the night of my “first time” and every step brought pain…diarrhea is less painful than THAT

          • Celestia’s Snout

            No, I meant he could just explain it away by pretending he’s got diarrhea. Instant “get out of interrogation free” card. Unless his friends actually want details on that. Then he might need new friends.

    • hanarain

      Its not that little…

      • Naomi Mowatt

        he’s going to spray some liquid into that burning chasm (i’m sorry, i couldn’t resist lol) xx

        • Maria White

          Must…. resist… joke… taking… over….GAH!
          He is going where no man has gone before! To the red… planet… Mars.
          (Good thing Kyle has red hair. Oh crap… joke killed me.)

          • cherryblake

            what did that mean?

          • Maria White

            Ass, I’m talking about his red hairy ass.
            Pardon my french.

        • toli Bera

          Would it be gauche to make a “Ring of fire” joke? (he went down and the flames went higher, and it burns burns burs, the ring of fire.)

      • I certainly hope not. 😉

  • dirty boy.
    teasing us old men.
    tweaking your own nipple like that.
    you need a spanking!

    (kyle and his “thinking cap” face is so kawaii too!
    ♥ ♥)

    • KiannaLeigh

      0_0 Omg my god! I saw this BEFORE I read the page. Jeez, Bro what to get me going first thing after starting up my computer. Huff. I really am a dirty old man on the inside. You can’t just let me start a page like that!

      • but i must.


        it is my exact duty to make you start a page, precisely in such a manner.
        i fear.

        (i am an evil Good Guy, y’know.)

        • KiannaLeigh

          You! Do you know that this conversation (and the one about “Gay Men’s Issues” – Zeus help me! – via MHdaily)kept popping up in my head all day at work! My mind was just filled with Not Safe For Work thoughts! And then the phrase “Chocolate on Chocolate” was uttered and jeez I’m lucky I didn’t get a pervert nosebleed! Why must you arouse the dirty old man in me!

          …. okay that sounded different that I meant it.

          • (“—Zeus help me!—”

            Anhi’s “rubbing off” on ya, eh??)

            “Chocolate on Chocolate,” you say?
            :: shudder ::
            now i’m thinking about me and tsunami (even if he isn’t “chocolate” per se)…dangit.

            the reason i must arouse the dirty old man in you is, uhhh. . . . .
            . . . . .


            i can’t even touch that one with a ten-foot pole!

            (get from outta there, geezer!!)

  • Celestia’s Snout

    “Hint hint. You know, since you operate outside the law and we’re in Hong Kong right now, where the age of consent is 16. Hint hint.”

    So, more Spooky soon? Good. He’s hot.

    • Celestia’s Snout

      By the way, I kind of wanted to lick panel 2. I never want to lick my monitor.

      • That explains the dampness at the bottom of my screen…

    • There will be more Spooky very soon actually. 🙂

      • Celestia’s Snout

        Ah, excellent. If there’s one type I like more than gingers, it’s Asians.

        Pus I kinda wanna see if any of them sneak off after Kyle to watch lololol.

        • Stahli

          Oh thank god, I’m not alone!

        • Bianca Simone

          Why does that remind me of that Starburst commercial with the kid who is part Korean and part Irish? LOL

  • SpiritravenCathaldus

    Save the best present for last? lol

  • hanarain

    I like anni in panel one becaese he looks, excited. Not so much in panel four though. It reminds me of how old he is for some reason.

    • Celestia’s Snout

      I think it’s because he looks like he removed his dentures. Grampa’s gonna give Kyle a gumjob, boy howdy!

      • hanarain

        Ugh! *facepalm* you said what I didn’t have the nerve to say.

        • Celestia’s Snout

          It’s what I do best.

  • hanarain

    I LOVE flirty kyle though. Squee!

  • streetwalkersan

    Kyle, geez, don’t point! Manners, tsk tsk…

    • Celestia’s Snout

      Ah, let’s go easy on him. It’s not just his finger he’s pointing with, after all.

  • Dave .

    The best way to get someone to do something is to make them think it’s their idea. Anni did a good job in convincing Kyle they should meet again.

  • Damn, Kyle need to start thinking and trust a villain less. He’s a super villain for a reason..

    But guess it’s not the big heads that’s doing the thinking right now XD

    Anni is playing this to perfection, teasing and tempting him and then draw back, but seriously.. with an (almost) 18 year old horny teenager this is almost too easy *lol*
    This is like watching a disaster in the making and the ‘victim’ is Kyle’s heart.

    • Yami_no_Ite

      As for Kyle thinking, well, he is turning 21, and if he hasn’t even masturbated since he was 12, i’d say he’s pretty well ready to release a little of that sort of tension. He’s got almost ten years of it saved up.

      • Celestia’s Snout

        Nah, he’s turning 18, not 21. So it’s only about six years, maybe. Still a long time to go without ANY sort of release whatsoever.

        • Yami_no_Ite

          Ah, yes. That’s right. Had some friends talking about 21, so my mind was on the wrong age of legality. But yes, still a very long time. And the Annihilator is pretty attractive….

          • Celestia’s Snout

            And then it happens:

            Red Hair, Blue Balls

    • Celestia’s Snout

      Would it be lame to say that Kyle will be the one getting burned this time?

    • gentlechaos

      I just hope the Anni-revealing-his-evil-self turning point will be something along the lines of: muahahahaha, now I make Red Hot into my eternal love slave!!! (muahaha) take that, League of Superheroes! He’s mine!

  • Well now, it does sort of look like he is fondling his chest. XD
    But I love both Anni and Kyle’s *hint hinting* to each other.
    “I’ll be /legal/”
    “I’d have done you /anyway/”
    “Keep your night /open/”
    “Oh, I’ll keep it free ;)”
    Ahhhhhh flirting.

  • kaycee1967

    I was about to say Alex… It seems like Kyle’s getting an ‘early grip’ on what it takes to keep Daddy Duncan pleased with some nipple play!
    Hmmmm… last panel, why do I see Kyle’s though bubbles involving him in a jock and a leather harness and Duncan in chaps, leather jock, leather harness and Daddy cap while a lit cigar purches on his lips, with just a hint of smirk.
    Kyle later finds out that his new “non-hero” outfit is a pair of ass-less khakis, SMIRK!

  • I say panel 2 will be recycled in a week! 😀

  • good Lord hot stuff, let ani unwrap you! Gees.

  • thisboybroken

    Alex I so LOVE this comic. You are AMAZING!!! That being said and all…

    Kyle panel 3??? Come on is there any doubt, EVER, for anyone that gingers are HOT????

    P.S. I want to come see you in Anaheim on the 31st, will you sign my Artiface book even though I am not buying it there???

    • Of course, I’d be delighted to sign it! Please come by to say hi! 😀

      (And thank you for the kind words. I’m really glad you’re enjoying The Young Protectors!)

    • Really nice to see you, Mark! Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

      • thisboybroken

        Ditto. I want to buy a few things I didn’t. When will I be able to, either online or at an event?

        • Anything you saw at WonderCon I should have at future Cons. (Just click my Conventions link at the top of this page to see which ones I’m currently scheduled for.) And after the official release date of Artifice, I should have time to set up my official shop where I’ll also have them available. 🙂

  • “I guess I could get away….” TEHEE! Good Job Kyle! Oh so excited for Saturday!

  • CJ

    Anni could always turn that birthday party into something far more exciting.

    I smell Kyle’s friends discovering him having BF, happy for him, then realize it’s Anni, and paled.

  • Patrick Wohl

    LOLing at the in bold ‘Hardly’. But really, who wouldn’t have trouble resisting breaking the law for sexy time with that handsome ginger?

    • Celestia’s Snout

      I liked that too. “I would tear you up like a wet paper bag but I kinda need time to sche- plan. Plan a bit more. Plan how to screw you. Over! Ov- I’m not talking anymore.”

      • Stahli

        I grin everytime I read this comment.

  • Monica

    Kyle Kyle Kyle… you are aware of that you’re planing sexy time with the worlds most evil master mind? On your birthday? Are you really that blue eyes and naive? You are gonna be kicked off the super hero group, and then you will join the dark side…

    • Sanbai

      …why am I totally okay with this…?

    • Celestia’s Snout

      Well, his eyes ARE blue… genetics screwed him over!

    • *heavy breathing* Join the dark side, Kyle… come with the dark side *more heavy breathing*

    • “join the dark side, we’ve got cookies and orgy parties”

  • Caffienated

    I could see the girl leader hitting on Kyle at the party.

    • Celestia’s Snout

      I was thinking more “Half-naked woman in pasties popping out of the cake” thing myself.

  • fujoshifanatic

    Oh my Kyle; you are willingly making plans to have your V-card punched by the world’s most notorious (albeit SUPER SEXY) super villain! I’m happy for me, but worried for you! Hope you’ll have both heads engaged in the process, or else it won’t be just Anni that might get burned!

    And Yay, I got my Artifice prints! They are so big and beautiful (and sexy!) that I can even frame the tamer ones! So worth the wait! Alex, you make the experience of supporting your work so rewarding with your creativity, responsiveness and consistency that even though I don’t do it often, it feels like a privilege whenever I can.

    And in light of all the incredible amounts of work it must take to do this, in the face of all the stuff that must be thrown at you in life that we never see, I just want to say that I appreciate so much your ability to deliver as much as you do to us, and for us, on your webcomics and the projects that come from them. Bravo dude! 😀

    • Sanbai

      *claps* *whistles* *tosses confetti*

  • Nothing was going well since i woke up, but seeing this new update finally put a smile on my face. Thanks again Alex for brightening my days twice a week!

  • what does an 18 year old kid do for a party? go to a theme park! duh… and at night, fancy dinner and…other things!

    • Celestia’s Snout

      If they’re anything like the 18-year-old kids where I live, he gets dragged by his friends to a strip club (with female strippers, before they realize he’s actually making bored conversation with one during the lap dance), nab fake IDs so they can buy a few six-packs at the local convenience store (or just sneak into a club), and he drunkenly comes out to them while playing beer pong or Halo or something and then they all split pot brownies and brag loudly about it at work the next day.

      Then again, I live in the boonies, so make of that what you will.

      A bit unbecoming of heroes, but nobody ever said these kids were lawful good.

      • KiannaLeigh

        Best eighteenth superhero birthday ever!

  • amanda damron

    hehe giggle i love this!!!!

  • The nipple fondling made my day. So sneaky!

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    So much could happen….now why do I hear Jerry Lee in the back of my mind singing “Great Balls Of Fire”?

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    What a sweet chance of fate! It’s like it was written that way! <3 Oh wait…

  • Finzz

    I like contemplative Kyle in that last panel, such a cute expression ^^
    Time for a romantic birthday dinner and inevitable birthday sex xD

  • Alex, I love reading your comments :)) I hurt my stomach laughing.

  • Axis Rhys

    Kyle wants the D….the Duncan…the Ducan D.

  • fakesubmite

    Can someone please tell me ‘Kyle finally gets it.’ SEX

  • Happy to help 🙂 if I am successful in finding a new job hopefully I can celebrate by donating more…it’s a great comic

  • booklover320

    It makes me kind of sad that an (almost) 18-year old can flirt better than I can. Oh well, lol! Saturday’s page can’t get here fast enough!!!

  • KiannaLeigh

    Panel Two. I just died. Thanks Alex, you killed me. I’m so gonna sue you for sexy-comicular manslaughter.

  • Oh dear god… Panel 2 and it’s “look at my chest” moment! XD

    Where’s Chris Hansen when you need him?! Where I ask you!

    • Celestia’s Snout

      He’s taking a seat over there.

  • Avstron

    Fate, yes. Because I believe that, Anni.

    Totally fate.

    Nothing carefully investigated or planned at all, is it?

    • That is what I said. It sounds so planed.

  • Erica


    • Bianca Simone

      Holding… joke…. stifling…. laughter…..!!!!!!!

  • Adora

    Goodness! So soon after the first date, where Kyle hardly got to eat anything and nearly died?

    A lot of trust has been exchanged, and Duncan seems to be an awfully reassuring and respectful guy, but c’mon dude! At least -one- successful date, Kyle. -One- date.

    As much as I’d like to see Duncan make Kyle’s birthday night into something special, I’m worried about the direction the relationship is going to take if it moves into sex so soon. Sex isn’t necessarily the pivotal game changer or anything in a relationship, but with Kyle’s first time and Duncan insisting on doing the deed in a very well thought-out and significant manner, that gives a LOT of emotional power to Duncan to potentially manipulate Kyle later down the road.

    I’m hooked on the plot. Can’t wait to see the ramifications of their plans!

    • I thought I was the only one thinking that! Can that even be considered a date?

  • Bethany Midnightbookworm

    I have a question. Are the Annihilator and Platinum Priestess related? Just wondering.

    • They should be just friends. That is what he called her way back when we first meet her.

  • If anyone touches Kyle’s nipple it will be Anni and I don’t think he will in the open like this. You can only push a man so far before he pushes back.

    As for ending this date, or sealing plans for next week with a kiss… I didn’t think of that. Ha. It would be nice though. 😀 But I’m sure it won’t, and at this point, shouldn’t top their first kiss.

    Still the best kiss on the net as far as I’m concerned, for any gay web comic. :thumbs up:

    Now back to this open shirt thing….that was just bringing to light that Anni doesn’t care about this age of consent thing. He’s suppose to be a villain. On some level. Right?

    So unless Kyle started to insist on them waiting until he’s all legal, which I haven’t seen one shred of evidence of… well. Things just worked out this way. 🙂

    Now a more present question. How do they get home?

  • Cman65

    don’t be too sure who will be the sore one come morning. In the blue we have The Annihilator Super Strong and oh so very Evil. And in the Red ,,,,Red-Hot an 18 year who has not cumm for 5 years

  • AeryonSun

    I cannot help feeling that this is just one big trap. Kyle is a bit too immature isn’t he, to really land a catch like Duncan? Why would a dapper, handsome older man want to play around with someone that naive if it isn’t a trap? Duncan can’t be that desperate!

  • Kyle, you are a bloody tease. Never change.

    Also, panel 2 REALLY needs to be a bookmark. Just saying.

  • And BAM! I fell in love with the 4th panel. <3

  • AC♥Bear

    Oh Kyle, you so fine.
    Fo reelz. He fierce.

  • Seriously? First paragraph was verbatim what my thoughts were hah.

    And I have a strong urge to just ruffle Kyle’s hair… so… fluffy.

  • …Too early to camp? 😀

    • Nope, not too early at all! I brought oatmeal raisin cookies and ice cold sweet tea, if ya’ll want some!

  • Superhero by day…Super-villain’s boy toy by night…

  • Just to give y’all a heads up. I had a super-long day at work today (just got home, haven’t eaten yet.) I know I usually post up pretty early, but the update is likely a couple hours off.

    Hopefully you’ll find it worth the wait. 😉

    • Go get something to eat, Alex. We’ll still be here, so no hurry.

    • And here I thought I was just early. 🙂

      Eat. Take a nap. Get to us when you are ready. 🙂 We want you around to post the rest later. 😀

      We’ll wait.

  • LOL I love reading your comments under the comic xD

  • Zephyr10101

    kyle’s face in the last panel *swoon*