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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter Two—Page 9

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Kyle, you rebel!

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So! A little casual chit-chat. Some nice candlelight. A flirtatious glance. We’re finding out what Kyle thinks about the role of superheroes in the world. I wonder where this is heading.

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  • (Last Panel) Ha! Not yet, Anni!
    Oh, god. There is a special place in hell for me. /facepalm

    • Amandy Pandy

      OMG! That made me snort! I had to stop for a second, but then it hit me, and I did the snort laugh.

    • Foion

      The exact same thought crossed my mind 😉

    • Jamie Dutton

      Yes, the ultra exclusive Yaoi section of hell. Cookies and free yaoi included….I have a table reserved already if you need a place to sit 🙂

      • Maria White

        I need a place, I’m going down for that Kirk/Spock stuff.

      • I could always use a table in Hell. Might make for interesting conversation at least. 😉

    • Garry Leonberger

      “Oh, I’m going to the special hell…”

      • I’m reaching through my computer and hugging you for your Firefly reference.

        • Sanbai

          “Reserved for child molesters and people who talk during theater.” Since Kyle is JUST BARELY out of the first, I’m assuming you do too much of the second…! ;D ;D ;D

  • Amandy Pandy

    Oh, Anni you sexy, silver supervillian!

    • Nightshadengale

      It’s also the chair not facing the bed, which makes the bed less in-your-face for Kyle. It would be harder for him to relax if he’s staring at it the entire time.

    • Nightshadengale

      It’s also the chair not facing the bed, which makes the bed less in-your-face for Kyle. It would be harder for him to relax if he’s staring at it the entire time.

  • korimichele

    Oh. Oooooooooooooooh. Hello double entrendre.

  • Foion

    I love how bashful kyle looks in the first panel, clearly not used to being treated right on a date!

  • amanda

    CORRUPTION!!!! lol love this comic!!

  • Mumin

    “Sounds like there might be a little bit of anarchist in you then… If not, do you want some?”

  • THIS PAGE!

    I can’t explain it. There’s just something about it I like so much <3

    Duncan is a big part of it. That last panel especially. I love the way Adam draws facial expressions and body language.Then the dialog between them. The joking, the 'sparring' and the undertones because there's seduction in the air.. one way or another.
    Recently I've started to have my own internal voices for Kyle and Duncan, and I've begun reading their lines the way I 'hear' them speak in my head. Every expression helps that come out.

    Still I don't really know exactly what it is that makes this page stand out for me, but it is over all one of my favorites so far 😀

  • THIS PAGE!

    I can’t explain it. There’s just something about it I like so much <3

    Duncan is a big part of it. That last panel especially. I love the way Adam draws facial expressions and body language.Then the dialog between them. The joking, the 'sparring' and the undertones because there's seduction in the air.. one way or another.
    Recently I've started to have my own internal voices for Kyle and Duncan, and I've begun reading their lines the way I 'hear' them speak in my head. Every expression helps that come out.

    Still I don't really know exactly what it is that makes this page stand out for me, but it is over all one of my favorites so far 😀

  • CH

    Oddly as much as I love the flirtation and Duncan’s continuing charm, what I like best about this page is the little glimpse at the broader YP universe Kyle’s comment gives us.

    Does the team headquarters look like a 70’s lounge because it’s the style of the corporation they work for? Did Amanda train with the Navy Seals because the government mandated it?

    • Jamie Dutton

      I was thinking the same thing! I love the little glimpses Alex drops about the TYP world. Makes me want to learn so much more…darn you, Alex 😛

      • CH

        The KS rewards will help. Between the dossier, the illustrated story, and the cards I figure we’ll learn a ton of the background stuff.

      • Sebastian

        I definitely feel the same way. I’m getting more and more curious about the state of super heroism in this world.

  • RotaryComplex

    Lookit this man. Lookit him just pull out that chair. ‘Mister Smoooth over here!

    • Sovereignty3

      In my head Anni has a really sexy voice…

  • fujoshifanatic

    If you keep playing your cards right, Anni, there will be. Soon. 😛

  • Summer

    Kyle has an interesting point. It does seem that a lot of comic book heroes have a bit of the anarchist in them. It does bring up the vigilante argument; at what point does a hero become a lawless vengeance seeker? Hmm. Heavy thoughts for such a sweet and sexy page.

  • Hmm. I think Kyle wants a little bit on the anarchist *in* him!

  • Pashakitty

    Heh… or there will be soon.

  • Becky

    Since a whole bunch of commenters have already pointed out the obvious joke, I’ll just say this: “BA-DUM PSHH”. 🙂

  • LimpBiskit

    Everyone had the same thought as me.. Its like.. GAY SHPARKULLY MAJIK MINDMELD.

    You, sir, are a genius. Thank all three of you so much for this comic, I can’t WAIT to get my copy of the book!

  • toli Bera

    If there wasn’t before there will be in about an hour. 😉

  • Squidboy & Inky

    “Anarchist in me? Not without _at_least_ a glass of that wine, Mister.”

    • Guest

      Exactly what I was thinking.

    • Sovereignty3

      That’s exactly what I was thinking.

    • Fakesubmite

      And exactly what I was thinking as well.

    • b3nc0

      Not at all what I was thinking.

  • Fakesubmite

    He’s trying to corrupt you Kyle!
    Ride it.
    Ride it all the way to hell…
    …which I mean his bed. ;}

  • Poppyjaz

    anarchist in me? Not yet. But the night is still young..lol

  • Soubi

    There’s no anarchist in you yet Kyle, there will be…now let the next page have him blushing as he realizes the double entendre. 😉

  • kaycee1967

    You know what they say about wine….
    “One’s the best… two’s the most… three under the table… four under the HOST!”

  • Feverfew_M

    “Sounds like there might be a litle bit of an anarchist in you then.”
    Just for the record: for once I didn’t have my mind in the gutter before reading the comment section!

    … How remiss of me. Thanks, guys! XD

  • So did anyone besides Feverfew get to the last panel and *not* think what everyone else who’s already commented thought? 🙂

    • b3nc0

      I did…

      • Feverfew_M

        Thank goodness! 😀

  • Khun David

    Kyle: “Not yet.”

    • Katana_X

      I doubt that’s what he meant. Nothing about Anni is “little.”

  • Lucia Boismenu

    oh the pun THE PUN

    • b3nc0

      Innocent me (erm-erm) didn’t see it at first. Thanks for ruining my ~pure heart~ ;°P
      edit: I replied to your comment coz I read them backward, nothing personal…

  • Midwestmutt

    Anyone else think Kyle will be getting naked even sooner on this date than the last?

    • b3nc0

      & if he likes what he’s wearing, he’d better take everything off /before/ they start anything that /might/ get him /hotter/.
      WOOF (both lewd woofing AND body firing)

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    Pardon me for asking …..but what’s for dinner? I already have a sick idea what’s coming….for dessert>:)

    • Midwestmutt

      Answer to both questions: buns.

      • Shaun David II

        ^That was perfect. xD

    • Klaus

      Note that there are no plates or cutlery on the table. Kyle is coming straight form his birthday party with the team. He would not be wanting dinner.

      • Madock345

        Speaking of which: I’m a little sad we didn’t get to see his party, at least one page of it. It probably would have been entertaining, and I really like the team.

  • SuckerForCheesyRomance

    Still not thinking of a voice for kyle… any ideas or thoughts to help?
    I like putting voices to characters. x3P

    • Garak

      young voices are always difficult – i’d offer QaF UK’s Nathan for naivety, though i don’t think the Manchester accent would fit Kyle that good…

      • goddesstio

        Haha, I hear him as QaF US’s Justin, actually.

      • SuckerForCheesyRomance

        Just so you know I am reading Duncan/Anni as Sean Connery, no clue as to why, it just fits in my mind

        • goddesstio

          I kinda hear him like that too, I think he kinda resembles him and that’s what does it for me. Or something else, I dunno. It’s fun though.

  • Finooola

    OMG, politics flirting! I love this comic!

  • b3nc0

    We’re way past that now, but the comic book line gives a real paedo vibe… As would “you like ice cream?” or “you like cookies?” or “have you ever been in a Turkish prison?” ¬_¬

  • Camille Martin

    “Sounds like there might be a little bit of anarchist in you then.” Not yet Anni, But there will be!

    • SuckerForCheesyRomance

      xD

  • Camille Martin

    I just wanted to add that Ive been telling everyone at the anime convention I went to this weekend about your comic. Hopefully their voices will be added to the comments fields 😀

  • Holly

    That last panel just screams “Let’s make some anarchy in the sheets.” 😛

    I’m happy that we are learning more about the universe even as we are learning about Duncan and Kyle. That’s really awesome. SO well written!

    Oh and Happy Canada Day to my Fellow Canucks!

    • YG_Frenchie

      HAPPY CANADA DAY!!! <3

  • Cman65

    How does 7inches of anarchist sound? And if you like that I’ll give you 2 more

    • Camille Martin

      What ONLY 9? I dont know that bulge in the first chapter looked PRETTY impressive to me!

    • Paul Neuwirth

      My “F” bud had almost 11. When I asked him if he wanted me to get the room for 2 or 3 hours, and he’d say 3, I knew I wasn’t going to be walking right for a couple of days afterwards! Btw, Cman, I have a very beautiful young friend who is nuts about you. Thought you’d like to know.

      • Cman65

        I don’t look like this any more that was when I was a lad of 29 and I hit 48 in May. I have gone from 80 Kg to 87/ 90 Kg mosty in a good way but is a bit more aroung the middle now But having 16inch arm does make up for a lot 😉
        I

  • DemureDesire

    *sigh* I need help. I’ve been refreshing the screen for the next installment — and it’s only Monday night, not Tuesday night. *crawls back to my Camp NaNoWriMo novel*

    • Camille Martin

      Its ok we are all there with you! XD

  • Silvene

    If there is going to be dinner, the question is who will be serving it? Hehe

    • toli Bera

      the factory’s robot arms. I’m sure Anni’s got the whole place wired for sound. and at least 100,000 cameras stashed around to record the moment. 😛

  • Nic Mercy

    If there isn’t a little anarchist in Kyle right now there soon will be!

    • SuckerForCheesyRomance

      Little? Doubtful.

      • Guest

        not as cheesy as those god damn flower petals

        • SuckerForCheesyRomance

          Lets hope.

  • Interpolation

    That last panel would make a good ‘I want YOU for Anarchy’ poster. Or sexy times. Actually, probably that one.

  • Lance Gilroy

    Updaaaate! (woo hoo!)

  • Adi Zeller

    Don’t really like that. Kyle’s not a woman, after all. And shouldn’t be treated as one.

    • Stubbylegs

      I like it. I would like to think that Kyle would be able to voice any objections if he had any…