…OF CHAPTER 3!
Of course, it’s not the end of The Young Protectors: Engaging the Enemy, we’ve got two more chapters to go! But our heroes are in a bit of a pickle, aren’t they? How will they be able to turn this around? Will they be able to turn this around? There’s lots more fun ahead and I can’t wait to share with you what comes next!
But first, I need to give Adam and Vero a short break. The truth is, we’ve been working without a buffer of pages for almost a year now and that’s been… hard. It’s meant that when life comes up, we have no leeway for them to take a day off—they either deliver two comic pages each and every week or we can’t post. It’s also meant that I haven’t been able to take a vacation in over three years because I need to be at my computer ready to give notes on last-minute pages for the same two days every week. I didn’t want to have another interruption in the middle of Chapter 3, but now that Chapter 3 is complete, I need to give Adam and Vero a couple months away from the pressure of twice weekly live updates so they can build up our buffer of pages. It’s in their best interest and it’s in the best interest for The Young Protectors.
Ordinarily, this is where a webcomic would say it’s going on “hiatus.” But I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’ve hired a guest artist to create a fun, standalone comic that I’ll be posting up here twice a week: the “Truth or Dare” comic that was one of the Kickstarter stretch goals. This isn’t filler, it’s canon and it has our heroes answering all kinds of personal questions with shocking honesty. Much like the Interlude, it lets you get to know our heroes a lot more deeply. It’s sexy, it’s funny, and because it’s me writing it, what happens in it will also be important to the overall story.
Chapter 3 was a roller coaster ride for the emotions. It’s now time for some fun. Some sexy fun. And it starts this Saturday.
In other news, things are going well over at the Patreon page. After we hit the $7,250/month Milestone Goal, I posted up my latest Spooky Jones short story over the weekend, “Choices”, and comments have included “THIS WAS AWESOME!! AWESOME!! It’s all connected isn’t it? All of it.“, “Fantastic good read Alex! This storyline is sucking me in deeper and deeper!”, “What is most exciting is the way this story links with the previous two and leads us so seamlessly into the man we know ‘today'”, and “I’m loving your prose stories and every time I finish one, I want another :)”. All Patrons get to read this and the other two stories I’ve written (including the very steamy “Demons” short story.)
And then tomorrow, I’ll be posting up the fully nude, full-monty Spooky Jones Romance Card Art for $5+ Patrons to enjoy (and $10+ Patrons will get the high-res of that at the end of the month.)
If you become a Patron now and choose to receive the Special Digital Rewards, you will be able to download wallpaper versions of the Full Monty Annihilator Pin-Ups as well the Sexy Height Chart which shows the male members of the team. You’ll also be able enjoy all the other rewards so far posted, including the “How Spooky Got His Cap” and “What Is It Like To Kiss Spooky?” short stories that folks have liked so much. This is in addition to special back-stage access to script pages, thumbnail pages and penciled pages for all new updates. And, of course, Patrons who chose to get the Special Digital Rewards (which is the vast majority) continue to receive Digital Kickstarter Rewards every Wednesday and get to see special Sneak Previews on Sunday.
Over 970 of you have already become Patrons in the last twelve weeks. There are lots of great benefits to being a Patron, and you’d really be helping me out if you became one too. If you’re enjoying our work here and would like to see it continue (and would like to get access to all kinds of special benefits!),
I want to send out my warmest thank yous out to all the new Patrons who have joined in the last few days. As you can see in the comments below, a bunch more folks have had a blue, silver, or gold YP badge added to their Disqus avatars, which means they are a Patron. If you see one of these folks, please join me in extending my thanks for directly supporting the making of this comic! And please also send out a special thanks to those exceptionally generous backers who are on the Leaderboard of Awesome page. You all ROCK!
So! Chapter 3, with all its drama, is done. And that means this Saturday, the fun begins! Curious what sexy secrets our heroes might be keeping? Wonder what the Spookster is like in a game of Truth or Dare? How about Tsunami or Commander? And Flyboy? Every hero gets their moment in the sun in this standalone comic — you won’t want to miss it!
Tune in this Saturday to get to know our heroes like never before. Hope to see you there! 😀