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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter Two—Page 7

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Just for the record, The Annihilator hand-picked every one of those rose petals—each and every one—himself.

ONLY FIVE DAYS LEFT! We’re coming up fast to $90,000 with The Young Protectors Volume One Kickstarter Project which means that we’re only $10,000 away from all backers at the YOUNG HERO level and above getting their very own SPOOKY CAP! And there’s just a few days left for you to become a backer too!

Kickstarter backers are already geting a HUGE stack of stuff now! In addition to a gorgeous softcover book of the Prologue, Chapter One and Interlude One, what other goodies are backers going to get?

  • Twenty-four glossy 2.5″ x 3.5″ Trading Cards, including full sets of POWERS and ROMANCE cards
  • a PDF of The Annihilator’s Classified Government Dossier that reveals his secret history
  • FULLY NUDE pin-up art of all adult characters!
  • a 5-15 page TRUTH OR DARE BONUS COMIC PDF where the The Young Protectors team will be playing a game of Truth or Dare and backers will be able to create and vote on what questions/dares will be asked to which character
  • a 25-page BONUS COMIC featuring Spooky Jones and Commander that won’t ever show up here on the site

And, with so many bonus stretch goals being unlocked, backers at the TRUE SUPER-HERO level and above are going to now be sent thirty 11″ x 14″ art prints which, if they choose, will include that fully nude art of all the adult characters!

(You can see the whole list, broken down by pledge level, here.)

Also, things have been going so well, I’ve just revealed a whole bunch of fun, new stretch goals for these last few days! These include

  • a SHOWER SCENE/LOCKER ROOM print, for which backers can again vote for full nudity
  • a YOUNG PROTECTORS STICKER SHEET which will feature all the characters of The Young Protectors in the cartoon style of the Spooky Cap Logo and which will be sent to everyone getting a book
  • WHAT-IF ROMANCE PRINTS where you get to decide which The Young Protectors’ character you’d like Kyle or The Annihilator to be with if they hadn’t met each other! Want to see Kyle kissing Flyboy instead of The Annihilator? If this stretch goal gets unlocked, you’ll have a chance to make that happen!
  • ILLUSTRATED SHORT STORIES focusing on your favorite supporting characters and revealing their innermost thoughts
  • FIRST-TIME CARDS which reveal intimate details about a character’s romantic experience, namely their first-time experiences with romance and sex (first kiss, first time in love, first…) The card art would also feature a sweet, beautiful image of that character’s very first kiss!
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! All backers will get to see digital versions of all the bonus art we create for this project. And current backers get to decide what rewards they get by voting!

Any of that sound like stuff you’d like? Want to participate in future votes where you’ll get to decide who’s going to be featured in bonus art prints and whether those art prints will be Not Safe For Work? Want to see the Full Monty of your favorite character?

There’s only five days left and then your chance to join the fun ends! Miss the deadline and you won’t be able to get any of these things for a long time, perhaps ever. Don’t miss out!

Become a backer of The Young Protectors Volume One Kickstarter right now and all these goodies can be yours, my friend!

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In other news


Our eleventh bonus page in a row! WOO HOO!

Special thanks go out to long-time supporter Holly B. for their generous donation to The Young Protectors, their second!

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Thank you all so much for your generous support! It’s incredible to think that we’re closing in on $90,000 in backing for the Kickstarter and still manage to pull bonus pages every week! We really do have the best readers in the world! 😀

So! A romantic place setting! Rose petals! A comfy bed! Everything a growing boy needs for his 18th birthday! I wonder what else The Annihilator has thought of?

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

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  • Angelicatt

    Oh my…what a setup!

    • Syncx

      Kinda wish their was more then one of him :-/

  • Jeldenil

    Smooth. Not very. Hahahaha….!

  • mental image of Anni checking thousands of rose petals hahaha.

  • KrisYWC

    ROFL I had to wait til I stopped laughing in order to type. Guess he gets an A for effort.

  • Sharon Kerr-Bullian

    Goodness that’s a lot of rose petals!

    • Syncx

      True but probably took Hume no less then 2 min

    • Midwestmutt

      “Goodness had nothing to do with it.”-Mae West

  • Summer

    Okay, maybe it was due to my having removed my glasses for a moment there, but for a split second, I saw a whole hell of a lot of blood instead of rose petals, and I thought, “wow, who did Anni have to fight off for the right to Kyle’s sweet bod?”

    …and am I kind of weird for finding that oddly romantic?

    • strangeangel24601

      A little bit.

      • Summer

        LOL. Thanks so much.

    • Syncx

      Not at all I thought the same thing 🙂

      • Summer


    • Maria White

      “Rose petals? Could you be more cliche?”

      “Well its hard to get that smell out, rose works very well when you are rolling in them.”

      ((I’m sorry, so very very sorry. Okay I’m not.))

      • Summer

        Don’t be sorry!

  • dereule101

    Oh no! Someone got murdered and dragged to…oh, a bed. Rose petals. Phew!

  • slothvegas

    Literally just squeaked and clapped a hand to my mouth. How considerate of Duncan to lay out a freaking map of where the evening’s headed – he should have made a big X on the bed. (But I guess you can’t go wrong with classics like a trail of rose petals. The gesture seems very much in character for Duncan, actually.)

    • Yami_no_Ite

      Trail of rose petals? That is no trail. That is more of a path. I have to wonder just how many roses gave their lives to create the road map to the bed for Kyle.

      • slothvegas

        I think Duncan must have bought out every florist in the city. Or he was like, “Hey Sircea you mind warping some rose petals to Secret Warehouse 5?” and she was like, “Fuck this” and dumped a shitload of them there out of spite.

        • Khun David

          Or he wanted to make up for the damage to the flower sellers in Hong Kong.

        • Feverfew_M

          I really like that theory! 😀

        • Yami_no_Ite

          Oh yes. I can totally see that happening. Though not out of spite. More like, “Hey, I need some romantic decorations at secret warehouse #5. Think you could help a bro out? Maybe conjure up some rose petals or something?” And she decides to dump a metric ton of petals on him as a joke.

  • DemureDesire

    When I first started scrolling down to the last panel I thought it was blood splatter and thought, “Well, there goes that romantic evening.” They I saw the bed and realized what it was. And then I thought, “Subtle, Anni. Real subtle.” And then I thought, “It’s gotta be really hard to decorate a warehouse for a romantic rendezvous.”

    • ClosetPervert

      My thoughts exactly 😀

    • fujoshifanatic

      I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who thought that at first! I went from “AAAAAAAAH” in horror to “OOOOOOOH!” in anticipation in about 2 seconds as I scrolled. 😀

    • Vik-Thor

      that was my first thought as well……!

    • grimsister21

      I was more like: “Anni, shouldn’t you’ve at least cleaned the place before bringing Kyle…Oh.OH! It’s Roses.
      Well, Isn’t it a bit of an overkill?”

      • Hikaru Takemori

        Yeah, it is. But who knows how long it is, since Anni put that much effort in seduceing someone? He could be out of practice.

  • Erica

    omg this is great lmao planned everything out like a boss. XDD i just kept laughing after seeing the … intense amounts of rosepetals. xD woo. this is gunna be awesome.

    • Syncx

      I’m so exited for the next page I might have to check into the hospital before my heart escapes my chest XD

  • YG_Frenchie

    Wow. Okay. How does this page do this to me? I was so speechless at the rose petals that I held my breath for who knows how long while I took in every detail! I swear this epic music played in my head.

    I’d be floored if I were Kyle right now.

    Friggin’ romance. It gets me every time! I might be in love with Anni and his romanticness. *swoons* Super villain or not. <3

    • Khun David

      I did the rose petal thing with my partner when we first went out. It worked; nine years and we’re still together.

      • Paul Neuwirth

        30 years, with my man…and counting.

        • Sapfo

          And many more to come!

      • YG_Frenchie

        I’ve never had the rose petal thing but my man has been doing good for the past 10 and a half years 🙂

        He’s wooed me many other ways. Haha

  • Erica

    the bed will be obliterated.

    • Khun David

      … annihilated

      • Summer

        TAKE THE INTERNET! TAKE IT! It’s yours!

    • Syncx

      I’m counting on it 😀

  • Erica

    omg, imagine how he might’ve pricked himself multiple times with the thorns but kyle didn’t get to see the damage cuz he heals too quickly haha

    • Syncx

      True I can just see Kyle kissing them better ;-P

  • Laurenihilation

    Oh my gawd. Grinning like the cheshire cat over here. I love this page.

  • Chibi


  • Sapfo

    He is so romantic and yet straight to the point. It’s probably very difficult for Kyle to misunderstand the signals. Happy birthday Kyle!

  • Syncx

    I have the worlds largest smile plastered across my face and I can’t wait for the HOT scenes :-}

  • strangeangel24601

    Wow, that’s not forward at all… O_o

    • Cman65

      I love your bird I had one for 16years

      • strangeangel24601

        Heh, it’s not actually mine, I found the pic on a Facebook page and thought it was pretty funny. I did have a cockatiel at one point, though. She was my baby and I was heartbroken when she died. They’re great pets.

  • Jeffrey McLaurin

    I like where this is going! 😀

  • bandanajack

    my word, subtlety is not his strong suit…

  • Syncx

    Is it just me or is anyone els chanting”RAVISH HIM” in their head ?

    • Cman65

      RAVISH HIM no whats in my head is far more to the point. But “Come this way my dear boy” will do for now

      • Syncx

        I LOVE but I’m more of a ” there’s no escape ” tear his clothes of and *************** ( to explicit to form in words ) :-}

  • Jeldenil

    And then he goes and switches on the BIG FREAKING FACTORY LAMP. Romantic.

    • Jeldenil

      Also, am I the only one wondering if there will be anything else then champagne, and if so, did the Annihilator cook it himself, wearing an apron? And will he serve it in an apron, too? Yeah… I know I’m weird for wondering about that instead of the cherry popping.

    • Hours

      “Let me just crank up the generator and switch on the industrial heat lamps.”

    • Nightshadengale

      I can just hear the “clk-BZZZZZ”

  • CH

    This is hovering on the precipice of romantic and over the top. And oddly I think it all hinges on what Kyle thinks of it.

    • Jesslc

      I’d find it way to over the top personally… But maybe Kyle will like it.

  • Kitty

    New page for my sooon to be birthday, yay

  • I have one thing to say.

  • Megan

    This comic is making me have people feelings. I don’t know how much more of this amazing character development and romantic gestures I can take before it causes my heart to grow three sizes.

  • Kanaid Black

    “Just for the record, The Annihilator hand-picked every one of those rose petals—each and every one—himself”. I think I just melt in my chair -w-

    • Jesslc

      To be fair, with his super speed, it probably took him all of about 15 mins….

  • Koe

    That ominous colored trail is foreshadowing. No popping tonight, folks. :3

    • Nightshadengale

      I’d be inclined to agree on the foreshadowing…it looks a little too much like blood on first glance for that not to have been intentional.

  • Hours

    Duncan: “A few dozen rose petals is not enough. I need millions!”

  • Jason Arilani

    *is Christopher H.* Glad I could be of assistance! I can’t wait to see just how far this Kickstarter goes. I just posted the link to three different places, so I hope that I can help get some more people! I want that hat! (And I don’t even wear hats!)

  • Becky

    Damn, ol’ Duncan sure knows how to play the anticipation card. Kyle isn’t going to be able to think of anything but that bed the whole time they are having dinner or wine or whatever he has planned. Should have guessed The Annihilator would be a Master of Foreplay… 🙂

    Also, that is a LOT of rose petals.

  • Holy Freaking Cow!

  • *lol* Called it on previous page 😀

    I knew there would be some kind of romantic set-up. Sure sets the goal for expectations, huh? If Kyle wasn’t nervous before, it think that trail of petals will do it… and hardly a thing to set on fire, except well the bed of course XD

    Anni sure knows how to do things and he’s not going for subtle doing it.

    Now who knows what’s hiding underground here. I hope it’s nothing we get to find out right now, but I keep expect something to come up. Something that won’t have this night end like Kyle think. I hope not, but won’t be surprised if something is up .. and this wasn’t a pun 😉

  • Monica

    OMG… NOOOO it’s so CHEEZY!!! XD
    I think I’m gonna melt XD

  • Jamie Dutton

    OMG, this is soooo romantic! Although, I burst out laughing when I saw the ankle deep trail of rose petals! Duncan just damn near kills me with how hard he’s trying.
    I have to admit I have a few nervous thoughts along the lines of Danishwolf’s, but Alex I’m really hoping here that it’s just us being paranoid and that all Kyle has to worry about is the hot English villain who is determined to make this his best birthday ever!

  • fujoshifanatic

    Anni: “There we go! I thought we’d have a little dinner first…then finish with some dessert. Hope you like Cherries Flambe.” *sly grin*

    Real subtle Anni! 😛

    • Rontex

      Forget the cherries flambé, KYLE is the dessert, haha

      • Bruce Wayne

        Kyle’s cherries.

  • Oooh you drama queen you.

  • Lilka Lilianna

    Straight to the point, Anni, eh?

  • Marc Bloom

    OK, that’s a bit over-the-top…
    Right, comic book, got to remember that.

  • Rontex

    But as someone mentioned up-thread, I wonder if that first image we all had is somehow foreshadowing of something ominous about to happen?

  • Rontex

    I don’t think this is the first seduction Anni has planned but hopefully for Kyle, it will be his last, and they become an awesome POWER couple (for good, I hope)

  • fakesubmite

    Follow the red rose road.
    Follow, follow, follow, follow
    Follow the red rose road.

    • John

      Follow follow follow follow
      To the creepy-archvillain-of-doom

      • fakesubmite

        Arch-villain-of-doom? Okay.
        Look at him–he’s a sexy fox, I love older men who take care of themselves.
        No creepy he is not.

        • John

          But… I made it work with the song…

          Though I’ll admit, he is sexy I just find him… suspicious. But suspicious doesn’t work in the song

          • Fakesubmite

            Totally understand.
            Yes he is suspicious but Kyle needs to hit that,

          • John

            Hit it? I think he’s going to come close to melting it!

          • Fakesubmite

            I hope he take his time in drawing this scene and show us EVERYTHNIG :>

  • Duke of URL

    Rose petals? Really? Looks like blood to me…

    • Frater Gymnos

      I thought it was blood, too! But i like the roses better.

      • fakesubmite

        Why would he have a romantic evening with a trail of blood?

  • Bruce Wayne

    Either the Annihilator is planning (along with the Platinum Priestess) to steal Kyle’s youth, or he’s grooming him for supervillaindom.

    I think it’d be awesome/ful if if they have a perfect, beautiful night… and then later Kyle finds how that there’s horrifyingly criminal things associated with this warehouse. Or Duncan sets him up to question why he supports a system he feels he has to hide a huge part of himself from.

    I think they should both just throw down as antiheroes. <3

    • Frater Gymnos

      I like your suggestions, Bruce.

      • Bruce Wayne

        I feel pretty bad about Kyle getting strung along, though. Sigh. He’s such an innocent.

  • Anna Calloway

    Dinner and a show? I think I’ll accept.^_^

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    I remember what happened the last time…and how all those innocent flowers died….please no more floral carnage!
    Yes romance is in the air tonight,
    We have to make it “just right”
    Would you be my lover tonight?

  • Koda

    I’m going to be honest… I thought the rose pedals was a trail of blood… I instantly thought, “not another cockblocker!” ;_;. But it is rose pedals. How awkwardly sweet.

  • I thought the flowers were a trail of blood, and was sitting there silently hoping it was actually just petals. Thankfully, it was. Which is also kinda really direct. Duncan might as well slap Kyle with the phrase “I want to fuck you.”

    • elsie

      Well that was rather the point of this warehouse arrangement in the first place, so that may not be as out of line as you’d imagine.

  • Niggle

    Never has a warehouse looked so romantic. 8D

  • bibliophile41

    Ooh, how romantic…
    Giant red-blood cells everywhere! XD

  • Syncx

    It would be so cool if when Kyle starts lighting things up each one of the rose petals lights up Individually. Pretty :-}

  • JasperIsCupcake

    I love this!

  • thumbs up for those of us who scrolled down and instantly thought “holy shit / why is there a trail of blood down there??” and then scrolled down a little more before either giving a huge sigh of relief or then thinking sardonically to themselves, “heh — that’s totally intentional symbolism on al’s part”

    • Saxon_Brenton

      > thumbs up for those of us who scrolled down and instantly
      > thought “holy shit / why is there a trail of blood down there??”
      And, dayum, weren’t there a lot of us? 🙂

    • KiannaLeigh

      >_< YOU!

      Once again I accidently read your comment before the page and all I could think was "Blood trail. It looks like a blood trail. God why can't I see it as anything but a blood trail?!"

      You did it again. Villain!

      • that’s why ya love me: eh(, your royal hentainess)?

        • KiannaLeigh

          The thing is … yes … XD

          • i love you too sis.


            (in that / cyber-buddy / kinda way!)

          • KiannaLeigh

            Aw. You’re positively adorable. Also … the new “what if” romance card seems likely to be Anni and Spooky. Figures. I voted for Anni and Tsunami (thinking of you) but alas it seems it’s not to be. Le Sigh.

            Also it’s reassuring to know that white stuff on the sauna floor probably isn’t yours. There are better places for it to be.

          • i’d plugged away at tsunami’s button so many times..
            ..but dammit, it seems i can’t get him to arrive!

            :: angry face ::

            Tsunamilator should totally be A Thing.
            alas, verily. . . . .such seems not to be our destiny.

            (i beg you for your pardoning, as i won’t be so adorable for the next few days.
            {mascara shall be running down m’face, y’see..})



            in honesty, we all know that, if we may get away with it, we irrefutably would enjizzen the very ceiling.. ..however, as i’m not one of those animals i’d mentioned earlier, i’ll continue reserving my savagery for a more appropriate place and time.


          • KiannaLeigh

            Probably is all I can ask of you, Bro. There are times when things just can’t be helped. Also Tsunamilator. The very word erects … well … you get it.

          • just remember: enjizzening.


            it’s gonna be centuries before man can have its fun, the way Mother Gaia’d intended

  • look at hunky dunky.

    ´such a playa.

    i’m just waiting for the heart-patterned strobe lights to come down and illuminate the place.

    you think you could manage to squeeze that animation in by saturday’s or wednesday’s update, adam and veronica?


    how long did it take anhi to collect and lay those petals? about 27-minutes?

  • Jesslc

    No comments yet about Anni’s revelation that he hurt those bullies so badly that he had to go on the run afterwards…? That’s serious backstory. o.0

    (maybe – like Kyle – we’re too dumbstruck by rose-petal-overload to take that in)

  • I was going to make a comment about Duncan being remarkably well-adjusted for a supervillain.

    And then I saw the trail of rose petals… :^)

    • John

      ‘I did bad things, oh well?’ I challenge that well-adjusted bit

  • Finooola

    Yeek! A MASSIVE blood stain! Oh wait…

  • My heart stopped when I saw the petals cause I thought they were a bloodstain, then it beat a million times too fast when I realized they are rose petals and that they’d all be on fire in a bit XD

  • KBatty

    Oh, Duncan… you are many things, but a mood-setter is not one of them.

    “My life was very sad, but welcome to my industrial bunker and (presumed) former site of villainy. Behold my ongoing absence of subtlety. Do you like the path from where the food happens to where the sex happens?”

    And Alex, Alex, Alex… pardon my language but /holy shit/, look at that Kickstarter. I know I said I wasn’t as taken with this project as I was with Artifice, but in spite of that I’ve been back every single week without fail so clearly you’re doing it right. It’s a slower pace and a different tone, but I can’t deny that it’s damn good work.

    You are blatantly changing the industry. I hope you realize that.

    • PanoramicPenguin

      That 2nd paragraph made me laugh so loud I think I woke my downstairs neighbors; in part due to the thick russian accent I always imagine Duncan speaking in. XD

      • KBatty

        Know what the weird part is? Every time someone says they associate an older male character with a Russian accent, I hear a Scottish accent in my head because of Sean Connery in The Hunt for Red October. So very strange.

        • Koe

          I think Sean Connery’s voice is about perfect for Anni. 🙂 (To a soundtrack of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”.)

    • KBatty

      Also, just for the record, I still don’t like the new Disqus. While trying to see who liked my post, I liked it myself by accident. Now I can’t undo it without downvoting myself so I’m going to pout about it because liking your own comments is awkward. =(


    • Thank you very much, KBatty! I remember you not being as taken with The Young Protectors as you were with Artifice, but it makes me happy to hear that you’ve continued to follow it and are finding some pleasures here. 🙂

      Oh and

      “Do you like the path from where the food happens to where the sex happens?”

      is genius. 🙂

  • nebi_lan

    it’s a big place, they will need sheets …or manual-warming up 😀

    • John

      I suspect, given this is Kyle, that heat will not be an issue for long

  • cherryblake

    I just had a nose bleed like 2 minutes before seeing this!!!

  • Amanda

    Not only did it post me a guest it autocorrected my damn to be Damon.

    • Darkflame173


    • Koe

      And yeah, but it’s a super hero series, so it should be the Batmobile or something. (And where did Anni loose his own cherry, I wonder?)

      • Feverfew_M

        That’s what ‘First-Time’-Cards are for! 😀

        I bet Anni will get the first of those.

      • Amandy Pandy

        Maybe Anni had the super awkward teenage humping and that’s why he’s a villain. Id be super pissed at the world if I lost my virginity to Burt Ward in the back of the Batmobile.

  • Darkflame173

    You see, the great thing about Anni seducing a young horny male, subtlety is not needed nor wanted XD

  • Sandra Monica

    To me, the location says… privacy and the security to completely release without any thought of damaging things. Nothing flammable. Except the bed and table. It would not surprise me if the only thing left afterwards would be the lovers.

  • Powell

    for me the warehouse killed the moment…but i suppose is a necessary evil

  • YangYueLan

    Got enugh rise petals?! They look like a trail of blood. Maybe you have to be there to get the romance?

  • Lillihandra

    I believe this is the “Subtle? What’s that?” part of the evening…

  • CommodoreZelda


    I forgot to check this til now because my work schedule is messing with my days of the week, I feel like it’s Sunday right now… *sigh*

  • John

    Way to brush that under the carpet… metaphorically speaking… anni.

    “Yeah, I did bad things, but I don’t dwell on that. It might give me pangs of conscience in the future”

    I seem to vacillate. One minute I hope Anni’s reformed, then I think he is, then I think he isn’t but hope he well, then I think he hope he isn’t, then I think he isn’t, and back again.

    This page, or rather the fourth panel, really makes me suspicious

    • John

      Also, at the risk of sounding the most unromantic person EVER, that is… really not good Anni.

      OK, if Kyle IS into romance that is way too blatant. If he isn’t that’s way too much.

      Then again, the most foreplay I get/use is “Wanna get outa here” so I’m really in no place to judge…

  • Pashakitty

    At first I thought that was a trail of blood on the floor, till I saw the bed then I realized it was a trail of flower petals.

  • Oh lord, i hope there’s no brandy; or if there is, there are about 1,000 Molotov Cocktail jokes waiting to be made.

    • Holly

      aww Sola you just don’t understand my obsession with Kyle being seduced by Duncan with brandy. There is something so Silver Fox Seduction about brandy.

      • You know, after a moment’s thought, i am going to concede and give you this brandy thing. The flammability factor may be far outweighed by the smoothness quotient.

  • Absence of flammable material, all warehouses have a good fire-suppression system, minimal furniture… yep, Anni’s got this one in the bag.

    Uh. So to speak.

  • Feverfew_M

    Has anyone noticed this:
    Anni’s got his own shiny super-font on page 4!

    • Hmmm.. was that there originally? I can’t remember having seen that 🙂
      I know the Platinum Priestess got a special font when she was introduced, but this one is new to me. I could have sworn it wasn’t there at first. It looks so cool.

      • Feverfew_M

        No it definitely wasn’t, that’s why I got so excited about it!
        I remember that Alex introduced him in his blog-text but not on page. Later he realised that he probably should introduce his name on page but it wasn’t there for a while.
        I stumbled upon this by accident when I reread the early pages for costume references for … reasons. *cough*fanart*cough*
        Heh, everyone who came to this comic later probably just thought ‘duh’ at my comment, and thought it’s been there all along. 😀

        • Good, because I re-read the first half of the comic recently and I was surprised i could have missed that 🙂

  • Kalynn Osburn

    *gasps* OH you evil romantic BASTARD you!!

    *giggle squeel*

  • yes, yes, YES <3

  • Lunam_Kardas

    PFFFFFFFFFFFFF-*COUGH HACK WHEEZE* I was drinking soda when I read this page…nearly died when I got to the bottom panel.

    Oh good lord I think I would have run out laughing at the rose petal trail to the bed just from the sheer wtf-kery of it all. I would then walk in a minute later, lightly smack anni’s arm and say “You are such a dork.”

    • Syncx

      I’d turn bright red and jump him ^_^ no dinner tonight @.@

      • Lunam_Kardas

        Well obviously that’s what happens next, I mean come on, this is Anni we’re talking about.

        • Syncx

          I’m so exited i can’t wait for the new page tonight , I would be so happy if two were posted hint hint :-}

  • Skittles 4ever

    Wow! Expectations much? Good thing he’s smooth like that, or else Anni wouldn’t have a chance at getting any with a move like that… It’s so forward.

    • Anna Calloway

      well, I mean it’s not like Kyle didn’t know the purpose of his being there lol

      • Yeah. This meeting has been arranged specifically for the purpose of sex. It’s not a dinner invitation (though it looks like dinner is included anyway).


  • amanda

    wow!! how romantic!!!

  • KiannaLeigh

    Well … that’s not obvious at all. Nice work with the subtle seduction there Anni …

  • Yukiness

    OMG! Please tell me those sheets are fire retardant! Are they?!

  • Megan Staples

    A bed of roses! TRES romantic!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Alex, you’re the best.

  • Plot twist: Kyle’s allergic to roses. The evening ends in hives and failure.

    • Lulzlullylulz

      That would be simultaneously hilarious and horrible.

    • Syncx

      I would cry an ocean of tears T.T

    • Stop reading ahead!

  • fujoshifanatic

    Yaaaay! I get my Spooky cap! Congrats Alex! This success is so well deserved. 🙂

    • I a so freaking excited about the Spooky cap, it is off the wall. And i don’t even wear hats normally, except to go running in the rain.

    • Thank you very much, fujoshifanatic! I’m excited about it too! 😀

  • Robert Snyder


  • chris

    dude, i was following the red thinking it was going to lead me to a dead body (it looks like blood!) and then we get to the sexy bed and I was just….ooohhhhh you mother fucker, LMAO!

  • Mentor Imvu

    Very subtle on the intentions here…

  • Jamie Dutton

    Alex, I have a question. Does Duncan have a specific soundtrack for the evening planned, (well besides the usual)? Would he play soft classical music or more along the lines of old r&b, like maybe some Marvin Gaye and Barry White? Hmm, or would he go more modern romantic seduction?

    • Summer

      ::sways, sings:: “Let’s get it oooon…..”

  • AC♥Bear

    Holy shit.
    How many roses did that take?

  • Chibi

    WE GET A SPOOKY HAT WE GET A SPOOKY HAT!!! ::jumps up an down::!

  • Syncx

    No new page tonight ?

    • austin

      its still like 12 o’clock give them time…

      • Syncx

        I know I’m just so exited 🙂

        • amanda

          I will be so ticked it they start undress and some other hero or villain comes busting through his wall/door going on about something!! lol!!

          • Syncx

            Dido I love this comic but I’d die waiting , one page every sat or wed I’d stop reading for a moth then read all the pages I’ve missed and hopefully by then something noty will have happend , to much teasing is bad for the heart 😉

          • amanda

            I agree I tried waiting but it would get closer and I get angst and have to check… lol!!

          • Syncx

            Yah I’d try to wait but I’d be on every 12 we’d and sat check just like now 🙂

          • austin

            same… i even check at leat once a day because i just hit every link on my manga bookmark bar every day (over 20 pages i go through and half of them are real manga half web comic)

          • Syncx

            My first web gay comic , I love yaoi mangas but the comic is so realistic and colourful and I love the whole idea of hot gay super heroes just makes my mind run on the big time heroes like superman and the flash but the world is still to fragile for something so hot and awesome

          • Josh

            Ever read Young Avengers? Hulkling and Wiccan are a gay couple~ <3

          • Syncx

            I’ll check that out thanx

          • austin

            dont forget what the faq says “nothing to sexual” or something along that line

          • Syncx

            ……..faq?……….”nothing to sexual”………. I hope not I have my fingers crossed for something “VERY sexual”. 😉

  • Ree


  • June

    Oh you didn’t xDDD ! rose petals, seriously. Ahah, I love you !

  • June

    Oh you didn’t xDDD ! rose petals, seriously. Ahah, I love you !

  • Demie Duken


  • OMG!!! SQUEEE!!

  • Red

    OMG I wish I could find a guy like that for me!

  • Saxi

    Ugh, re-reading this, and i’m almost cringing.
    Also, the sheer number of petals. How many poor innocent plants had to die? Huh!?

  • Ellie

    It’s so cheesy.

    It makes me wanna cringe.

    I love it. XD

  • Kattriella

    I’ll be honest, I got concerned for a second because I thought the rose petals were a trail of blood until s scrolled down a little.