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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 4—Page 27

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Spooky just reached out to hold Flyboy’s hand! OMG! That’s so sweet! I totally ship them now!

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So! The group springs into action, fists out! Will they be able to punch their way through those mean-looking minions? What is Fluke grabbing off the ground there? And did Spooky get his healing hands to Flyboy in time?

Tune in this Wednesday to find out! Hope to see you there! 🙂


  • GO GO GO GO!!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Nice job, AJ!

      • It was just a (ahem) fluke that I checked when I did. 😛

        • I think Fluke charged so much good luck that it affected even the site. He took away my hunting ability for this page. Bad luck, eh? 😉

          • HA! 😀

          • I was hoping to continue my lucky streak :-p

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Nope, Fluke needed to use ALL the luck.

          • Naw! needed a new crew member because I think Sapfo stole one.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Good on you, Spooky!!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Ooh, Fluke got some of Spooky’s magic bottles. I wonder what these ones do!

  • And there goes Fluke picking up the Spooky Potions(TM). That’s going to cause some damage.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Now I’m imagining little video game power-up noises as he picks them up.

      • Beedoop beedoop beedoop, dododododooooo! *bonus*

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Hahaha, and now I’m imagining the Mario invincible theme playing in the background as Fluke’s power kick into high gear (so just after the Commander finishes talking to him).

          • Just so long as he doesn’t grow a raccoon tail and start flying. Although that would be kinda awesome.

          • Tyler Griffin

            I *LIKED* that power up, and the Tanuki suit from 3 that let you turn into a statue

      • Tyler Griffin

        The SUper Mario coin noise *bling* *bling* bling*

      • 🙂

    • Tyler Griffin

      Now just start hurling them randomly around the field, let Luck decide what happens where!

  • davefragments

    The big question is will any of the stop the sacrifice from taking place because once that cube does whatever it does, the portal opens.

  • Spooky…..I love you.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Spooky has his priorities right. <3

  • Omg, Spooky woke up and instantly went for Mitch. This both makes me happy and scared, since Mitch must be critical.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Hmm. That does raise an interesting question. Did Spooky heal Flyboy because he was worried about a teammate; because he was worried about the youngest member of the team; because he has a thing for Flyboy; or because for all that Flyboy is sometimes mother-henned by the others he is one of the team’s heavy hitters?

      • There’s also the friend factor, and Spooky’s need to help/save people… but I’d say a mix of it, maybe

  • On another note, I’m here and page is loaded. I almost don’t dare do anything or change the tab right now. Afraid it will go away again with the site gremlins on the loose xD

    • It isn’t on the [last] page link yet, btw!

      • I don’t even dare check that right now as it involves changing tab. I will check later, and hope it works then 🙂

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Your not alone… I’m having oddness too. It’s very unusual.

          • Sorry, guys. Looks like there was a problem with my ad publisher. A bunch of sites were affected. But it looks like it’s been fixed now. 🙂

  • Mitch’s jacket seems to have a big whole in the back. T-T

    • stickfigurefairytales

      OMG you’re right 0.0

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Well, that would fit with where the Priestess blasted him back on p.108 of the last chapter:

      • This is the first time we have seen it, and I am just happy that he still has his suit intact under it. Though I don’t think Edna can just sew his jacket back together. Maybe she could make him a better one?

  • Fluke with a couple of Spooky’s potion bottles o.o

    I’m SO expecting another Ka-BOOM… or it might just be a small demon or dragon in there. Bring it on!

    • I really hope Paul knows what does what with those bottles. There might be some that shouldn’t be mixed.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Plus some might be beneficial. You don’t want to bean your enemy in the head with a healing draught.

        • Tyler Griffin

          I once gave a player a +5 Katana of Healing as a cursed item in a campaign (The Katana did 2D6+Str damage, but healed for something like 56hp with each hit. And being cursed, no matter what weapon they tried to draw they would find the Katana in their hand) and then made it’s magical aura obscured so no one could detect what it did, just to see how long it took the party to figure out what was up

          • Nice. 🙂 How long did it take them?

          • Tyler Griffin

            Well, the auto draw feature tipped them off fairly quickly that something was amiss. There aren’t very many good aligned weapons that WANT to fight. It was a good 3 sessions before they realized that I wasn’t just giving EVERY SINGLE ENEMY THEY ENCOUNTERED healing powers (to be entirely fair, the idea that I *might* just find some convoluted way to justify every single enemy the party encounters to have some means of healing for 2 sessions in a row wasn’t THAT ridiculous a theory with that particular play group.

      • He doesn’t care he’s FLUKE right now, yeah in capital coz superfluke is kinda lame…

        • Yeah, but there is always good luck until it turns bad…

      • Mir

        Maybe he’ll drink one and turn into a Llama. 😉 (Emperor’s New Groove reference lol)

        • Tyler Griffin

          A LLAMA?! He’s supposed to be DEAD!

          • Mir

            Oh, right. The poison. The poison for Kuzco, the poison chosen especially to kill Kuzco, Kuzco’s poison.

        • Klaus

          Now that would be bad luck.

          • Which means…

            …good news?

        • timemonkey

          Just hope he doesn’t turn into a cow.

    • Tyler Griffin

      Just a SMALL demon

  • I think Alex is delusional! He’s only shipping Flooky from this page ¬¸¬

    please someone help find a better flyboy x spooky

    • Tyler Griffin


  • Mir

    My heart just sank and felt all fuzzy at the same time. Agh, I just love Spooky. Flooky is cute but I still like Flyboy and Cory.

    Spooky pretty much saved Flyboy’s life. The magic mattress he made for him when he was falling and he’s been healing him. Man, what a great teammate.

  • So is Spooky healing them both at the same time?

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Okayyyyyyy…. not only is Amanda talking with red outlines… (so seriously awesome)… but the Spooky hand grab is the coolest sweetest thing EVAH! I know I’m like a mad Spooky fanboy but I LOVE this.

    Thanks team TYP. This is wonderful stuff!!! Seriously wonderful!

    • bronakopdin

      I’m absolutely with you on this!
      … apart from the boy part xD

    • Very glad you like the page, Chris. 🙂

  • Birds are a-chirping
    Skys are up-lighting
    Neighbours cars vrooming
    Benoit va dormir


    • bronakopdin

      good night then, hope you can sleep with all the noise ^^’

  • Chris Dangerfield

    I love that in Panel #2 Fluke is sparking (?) the water. What does that mean? Has hear learned something?

    • I think it might just be the sun or the bottle glowing

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I think it’s just splashing.

      • davefragments

        He’s picking up the flasks that fell out of Spooky’s pocket.

    • Rick T

      Looks like he is picking up some of Spooky’s flasks.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Alex (notes) is shipping Spooky and Flyboy? That is just crazy talk. Clearly he’s been to too many conventions. It’s just a good hearted healing. That is ALL!

    How many times to do I have to explain — my OTP is Spooky and Kyle?

    Crazy author talk… that what this is. 😀

    • This isn’t the first time he’s hinted at a Spooky/Flyboy shipping. Is he trying to tell us something? 😉

      • Alex just likes to tease us.

      • Klaus

        Did you read the cards?

      • Tyler Griffin

        Perhaps some of those cuddly sleepovers at Kyle’s had an extra younger friend for movie night?

  • I’m just loving this page, for so many reasons. So much going on, so many things and details to notice that I almost don’t know where to start. So here’s just a few of the highlights:

    – Badass Amanda up front and center. I just love her.
    – That look Kyle is giving Spooky, Mitch and the others while they charge. He’s still using a second to check on his friends.
    – Fluke going for those potion bottles have me anticipating what ever comes next with those. Minion Shane might not be the only one getting a new, unwanted pet soon 😉
    – Spooky is finally fully awake, and he sure has HIS priorities straight, for what he can do right now.
    This both has me happy and afraid. Happy for awake Spooky, and dreading what it going on with Mitch. That broken jacket of his, and he was in a tornado less than a day prior to this. Yikes! I hope Spooky is able to co-heal both of them without it taking longer to heal himself. They’re both very needed in the fight.
    – Saying it again, we see Spooky awake!
    – I hope Tsu will be able to use those arm brases to knock-out a minion or two. Good little shields against knives.

    Over all, just loving the absolute gorgeous art and coloring. Can’t fully put my fingers on why, since art is always very good, but as a whole page this is one of my faves.

    • bronakopdin

      nothing to add here x3

    • And I love reading your play-by-play analysis, Danish. Thank you for this. 🙂

  • I haven’t been able to offer a lengthy observation in a while. I feel the need to point out how much I appreciate Alex, Adam, and Vero’s work on the most recent series of pages. The quality of presentation has been consistently stellar. The art, both rendering and color has been outstanding. I draw special attention to Vero’s coloring of water. The splashes and sparkles on this page alone are beautiful. Alex, you’ve kept to the classic model of “heroes face enemy, enemy clobbers heroes, heroes bounce back and clobber enemy” to a “T” and yet you insert so much rich detail and character development that it doesn’t matter. This reminds me of the fantastic stories I grew up with, thank you.

    Now, back to resting. Surgery coming up April 27th!

    • That’s my mom’s birthday. Hope it brings good luck!

    • Good luck with what ever your surgery is!

    • Good luck with your surgery.

    • You’re very welcome, Donald. I’m really glad you’re enjoying these pages. And I agree—Adam and Vero are knocking these pages out of the park. So much fun for me to see what they are doing with this scene. 😀 (And more coolness is just ahead!)

      Good luck with (and a speed recovery from) that surgery, my friend!

      • Surgery moved to May 4–Star Wars Day–for transportation reasons. Thank you for your well wishes!

  • Klaus

    Will Paul be lucky enough to guess what that potion does? Or will attempting to use it for the wrong purpose cause enough damage to charge him up again?

    • bronakopdin

      I actually wonder about this: Maybe Spooky gave them a kind of (general, easygoing) introduction of what colours of his bottles can be used for what? I somehow doubt that Fluke would rely on his luck even more now after he just had this success, as the bad luck could jump back in, too 🙁

  • fujoshifanatic

    Yaaaay! And the ass-whupping has begun! And Yay, Spooky is up and healing Mitch! And Super Yay that Paul has the presence of mind to grab some of Spooky’s flasks–hopefully there’s a nice, big dragon in one of them. And yay for seeing a red balloon of courage for once instead of anger! *grabs more popcorn*

    • Klaus

      It’s clobberin’ time!

  • Shiny Gwilly

    and now we truly dive right into action! i’m sure the next few pages are going to be chaotic one way or another
    i hope both spooky and mitch will be alright, and i wonder what exactly kyle is looking at…could be the two down heroes, fluke, or the box of victims
    also i hope fluke knows what he’s doing with those bottles

  • I wonder what exactly Kyle is looking at.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      My first and current thought is that Red Hot was looking back towards the prisoners being held in the sacrificial box of doom(tm). Others have suggested that he may be glancing back towards the wounded Spooky and Flyboy – and to be fair both options fit with Red Hot’s characterisation as a particularly empathic person. (It was Red Hot who expressed particular concern about the prisoners during the flight over).

      There’s also the possibility that he may be wondering what Fluke is up to as Fluke starts to lean down to scoop up the bottle in panel 2. And if we want to go out on the crazy speculation limb, it may be foreshadowing as Red Hot has seen something out of the corner of his eye that is currently off panel at extreme left rear. (Unlikely to be Annihilator. My understanding of the field of play is the he and the Priestess should be standing far forward, somewhere behind the reader’s point of view. And while Annihilator would be fast enough to circle around and come up behind them on the rear left flank, I don’t see any reason for him to bother.)

      • And if the platform blew up, they were quite close to it as they erected the circle of bones.

  • bronakopdin

    I’m nearly crying at the last panels with Spooky and Mitch T^T everyone said it already but him healing Mitch before being on track himself is so lovely yet scary, assuming MItch really needs it that bad and Spooky not even healing gash on his head that is bleeding so much first… it can’t be a good sign >_////<

    • Klaus

      Spooky’s face wound does not look bad to me. Even small face wounds often look very dramatic.

      • bronakopdin

        a wound on the head should never be underestimated though… we have no clue whether a concussion might be involved. Also even if they are more or less harmless, wounds on the head always bleed excessively… if not closed up, they’ll bleed and bleed… I don’t want him to go back to unconsciousness >_<'

      • Samurai Jack

        Spooky’s biggest problem is the leg wound from Annihilator’s throwing star. Hopefully he doesn’t poison those things…

        • Klaus

          My greatest worry concerning Spooky is the internal injuries he must have suffered when his petard exploded, and when he hit the ground afterwards. Spooky is thrown more or less vertically into the air. Here you see him landing close to vertically at least four meters from where the explosion happend. He must have reached a considerable height. The speed lines alone are more than 6 meters long, and he must have fallen longer than that. And the platform Duncan knocks over has time to hit the ground before Spooky does, One can only hope that the green glow surrounding Spooky is an automatic defense against falling, and not some aftereffect of the explosive magic. But even if it is, he still took the full blow from the exposion itself.

  • Klaus

    Getting stabby again, are they?

  • Sapfo

    Last two panels! Alex! Break my heart will you :,)

    • Pietro7

      Yup, he did that thing. You’ve got company – I hope there’s plenty of heart-repair scene coming soon. 🙂

  • Columbine

    I know this is very awesome but I’m too full of flu to truly appreciate it 🙁

    • Klaus

      I hope you get better soon,

      • Columbine

        Ta mate.

    • Get better soon!

      • Columbine

        Thank you 🙂

  • Tyler Griffin

    Mitch is gonna have a heck of a black eye from that eye piece rim hitting him when he flopped to the ground…

    • *crossed fingers that the muddy soil absorbed most of the hit*

  • Jeldenil

    Fluke had me confused, thinking he was trying to be Tsu. Thanks for clearing up he’s picking something up. Cracked phonescreens aren’t the best for seeing what is happening.

  • I do not want to be the minion who gets in the way of Amanda’s fist in first panel.

    Another beautifully composed page, both in storyline and in art. This team really is a team, working together. And as everyone else has said – break our hearts with last panel, why don’t you, Alex?

  • Kate G

    Come on Spooky, you can do it. You can heal each other. COME ON SPOOKSTER!

    I love how Fluke is not only being a distraction so the other minions can be distracted, but he’s also moving in a way to pick up Spooky’s Bottles of Doom.

    And my first show was today (well, yesterday, Friday.) I got second. Silly me took Benedryl because I had broken out in hives from the pollen. Benedryl is known for making me anxious so my head went down and I kept losing my diagonal. Silly mistakes that happen when your anxiety gets the better of you that NEVER happen in my lessons.

    There’s always the next show people. Scoobs and I will get first place next time. XD

    • Klaus

      Second is good too (provided there were more than two participants).

      • Kate G

        Nope, I was one of three. I got in my head unfortunately. We were able to pick a prize when we got out and I picked Dogs of the World playing cards. I had to cackle when one of my Jokers was a spotted hyena. I think somebody wasn’t checking the decks; spotted hyenas aren’t even genetically close to canines, but to felines. I had a good laugh over it. All of these beautiful domesticated dogs on my cards like Beethoven, Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, Marmaduke, Uggy, and then there’s Shenzi. *snickers*

  • Wildroses

    It looks like Kyle is the only one thinking about the hostages. I hope nobody thinks to take Spooky and Mitch hostage as they look pretty unable to fight back or run away to any significant degree. I think Spooky used up every bit of energy he getting close enough to touch Mitch’s hand. I really hope attempt two works out as I don’t think Sircea will allow any chance of an attempt three after this. She won’t argue with Duncan this time, she’ll just stab.

    On YP news unrelated to this comic, I have to share this. I had my volume one book shipped to my mother’s address as a matter of course because the post office has a history of losing my packages thanks to my living on a corner block with mailbox on the street not part of our address confusing many a mailman. Mum tells me that not only has it arrived safely, it also came with a note saying that it had been flagged as potentially containing drugs by the sniffer dogs, so they opened it: “…upon which they would have been greeted by a book with two men kissing on the cover so I bet they they think you are a very morally suspect person now, dear.” We then had a mother-daughter bonding two minutes of shared uncontrollable laughter.

    • Kate G

      HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I can’t stop laughing at the image. Your mom and you sound like quite the duo. My mom and I are quite close as well, but thankfully we live together and we’re protective of our packages. We like to squirrel them in our own hidey holes and open them when the other isn’t looking. HA HA.

    • Klaus

      Is he too exhausted to keep his head up? Or is he just trying to avoid attention?

    • Mir

      Oh my god that is hilarious.

      “Officer, there are clearly no drugs in here.”
      “I read the first couple of pages just to make sure, and I was right. The drug of a good comic is leaking all over this thing.”

      • Wildroses

        You know, they almost certainly would have flipped through the book to make sure no drugs were squirreled in the pages…

        • It’s good to see officers dedicated to their duty. *nods*

    • David Boccabella

      Oh No… Gay Glitter Powder.. I’m Turning Twinkl!!!!

    • That’s an awesome story. 🙂

    • purplefoxglove

      Must be a conspiracy – my package got opened, too, although it was supposedly a routine check. I bet they know who Alex is and use every opportunity they get to open the packages he send out and read his comic 😉

  • Aitsuki

    ;-; Poor Spooky and Mitch…. hang in there, boys..

  • Hours Left

    Ah, I was quoted RE: Hunter & Killer. Neat. 🙂

    They’re so hot in their complementary underwear.

  • Nate

    Wonder twinks powers… activate!!

    (I know. I’m going to Hell. 😉 )

    • Chris Dangerfield

      An honest to goddess case if “Sorry. Not sorry.” 😀

  • Pikinanou

    WOOHOO! *shakes her YP pom pom* Get them good!

  • Cecilie Muldkjær Bredesen

    fly-boy has some long eyelashes
    and why is that what i see………..

  • Kolby

    Get up, Mitch! Come on, Spooky, you can reach him!

  • TwilightDreamer

    go everyone, go!!!! Good boy Spooky…come on Mitch, get up!!

  • D. G.

    I don’t like spooky and Mitch being so vulnerable.

    • El Chupacabre

      Unconscious and “unconscious” heroes are probably safer from Annihilator, at least.

      • timemonkey

        Easy targets for a spiteful PP though.

        • El Chupacabre

          Yeah. But maybe she’ll hold off out of concern of totally alienating Anni……

  • Justin White

    go Team go go go!

  • YG_Frenchie

    I never really appreciated their costume designs until this page for some reason.. Specifically Fluke’s.

    Loving it! ❤

    • Derkins

      they do look extra badass in the first panel, don’t they?

    • JepMZ

      I know what you mean. Especially when all 6 are lined up while imprisoned. You notice how unique eachother. Commander and Kyle have similar color scheme (according to my colorblind eyes) but reversed but visually they are completely different from a glance

    • I was amused at how long it took me to realize that the suit pattern on Fluke’s chest creates a stylish F *lol*

  • xLizardx

    Heh, I love how Alex “totally ships” his own characters 😀

    Another great page – Commander reminds me a bit of Wonder Woman here. 🙂

    • Wonder Woman… with clothes m(__)m

  • Jeff Baker

    Aha! Here we go!

  • Jason Moon

    Is Fluke picking up shampoo bottles?

    • No, it’s some of Spooky’s potion bottles. The ones that wasn’t destroyed when he was knocked down.

      • Jason Moon

        And here I was thinkin’ there was about to be some serious Prell action…

    • davefragments

      That’s for that one minion who will “Wash those snakes right out of his hair” …

      wink, wink

    • Malcolm Wright

      They might have been alchemical mixtures that Spooky dropped.

  • David Boccabella

    Interesting that Spooky’s hand is glowing 🙂 Whats happening there 🙂

    • El Chupacabre

      Healing maybe?

    • T Dibbler

      I think he’s using his powers to heal Flyboy. I hope he’s healed enough himself that it doesn’t wind up exhausting him halfway through or something, and leaving them both still injured and vulnerable. On the other hand, I guess both of them being half-healed and able to survive is better than one of them dying.

    • Besides magical powers Spooky is also a healer who can sense damage and heal it. We see him use it directly all the way back in one of the first pages
      But he also use a combo of it and detecting magic when he’s checking Kyle for injuries and magic here

      Before- and next to working with the team, Spooky also has things/work on his own. Dealing with traumatized and injured people is something he does regularly.

    • S730SD .

      The famous Spooky Supercharged Jump Start is my guess 🙂

  • davefragments

    I can’t wait for page twenty-eight.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I swear DFrag is telepathic. He always knows exactly what I AM thinking. Wowwwww….. 😀

      • davefragments

        It’s been a nice day. Not spectacular weather but just nice weather. But there is something bothering the aether tonight and this page will blot it out.

        • davefragments

          Added: the state next to my state of Pennsylvania, the state with the big city of New York is having a primary to do thing sin the election. It’a Trump verse Cruz and a Clinton verses Sanders affair that I don’t have anything to deal with.

          Remember, all trains going east change in Jamaica!
          The four Oranges are to the west.

    • syllibub

      Me too, I’m excited to see how this unfolds — there’s not much time left on the clock.

      • davefragments

        Only ten or fifteen minutes Maybe less and that can go fast.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Same here!

    • Ditto!

  • davefragments

    oooh, fight, fight, fight!

  • syllibub
  • Klaus

    Alex: Spooky (among others) is missing from the lis of characters below your comment.