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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 4—Page 38

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So! Fluke is now out of The Annihilator’s reach, but the rest of The Young Protectors and The Platinum Priestess are still in a spot of trouble. Are they truly outmatched? And that will The Annihilator do now?

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

 

 

  • O.o ..what an elevator.

  • Noooo, leave the demon snakes alone!

  • Kate G

    It’s Spooky vial creature chaos!

  • Librarican

    Early page tonight! Should have camped sooner

    • This is about the time many of the pages go up, more so in last months 🙂

  • davefragments

    That bear is fearsome and powerful but lumbering and clumsy. I wonder what it is going to do next?

    And the snakes are being defeated. These minions aren’t as helpless and scared as the first one.

    That vine, however, needs roots or it’s going to fall over with a thud.

    • As long as it falls the Bone-circle way, then it’s oki.

    • somebody

      I totally didn’t think of the roots ö__ö
      imagine the news on that day “kilometre long vine destroyed five citys”

  • Saxon_Brenton

    So is Fluke making a “V for victory” hand sign in panel 2? Or even a “Peace dude, I’m outta here”?

    • Toli Bera

      Peace-outy.

    • Vaira

      The same as Kyle in the next one. I thought they were signaling. And they used three finger signal.

  • Oh no. Fluffy knocked out some Demon snakes before. Did the minions hurt more of them? Poor little scary snakies.

    Wait..does this mean Shane is now snake-free, is he one of them?? >.> ..if he is, I now hope he wasn’t a really smart minion. (He just can’t win, eh *lol*)

    • davefragments

      I think Shane is slightly more than wet after laying on the ground with snakes threatening to bite his face off.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Hard to tell those minions apart when they’re being shown in profile like this, even before you add in the factors of shaved heads and no individual costumes.

      • Exactly. Damn hard to tell who Shane is, if he’s out of his snake accesories 😉

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Clones from one of Team Silver’s labs?

    • Brian Hopkins

      Shane still had ~three snakes on him, possibly enough to hold him tight.

      • That minion in the front has two snakes lying on the ground in front of him, and he’s throwing one off. That’s three, so it could be him unless snakes comes from others.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Oh, good point!

        • Brian Hopkins

          I was thinking four total snakes from the four menacing minions, but then I doubt they’d be taking the time to stack the demon snakes so neatly.

          • And I think two of the minions and snakes are down and out after getting stepped on by Fluffy the bear when it popped up.

          • Brian Hopkins

            Ah right. But remember, Fluffy only presents as a big bear.

          • Klaus

            What does it identify as, I wonder.

          • Tyler Griffin

            now, now, we must NEVER forget the importance of organization and cleanliness. Why if Sircea had simply observed those practices earlier with Spooky’s dropped potions, she wouldn’t be a Bear-Wrestl’n Babe now. Just cause the Boss down’t follow company policy doesn’t mean the peons can flout it.

    • camelotcrusade

      I went back through a dozen pages looking where to board the Shane train in the comments, but I’m afraid I can’t find his origin. Could it be here and now?

      • You mean when Minion Shane became Shane and not Snake Guy? Hmm, yes, went to look. It was chapter 4, page 20.

        Alex made a ‘Shane come back’ joke when Anni walked away, and since we like naming the unnamed, Shane happened that day 🙂

        (It’s been such a long time since we have seen George, the hell-eye, and Clave, the portal key 😉 )

        • Klaus

          What was Clave’s sister named?

          • Can’t remember if we settled on a name for that.

          • Klaus

            I am sure that somebody came up with a name.

          • I am sure we did have a name for both, but I cannot recall the other one.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I think this thread right here pretty much defines our fandom. 🙂

  • Um, Fluke, I think the Duncanator could follow you.

    • davefragments

      Not if the Platinum Priestess screams loud enough.
      I wonder what Duncan could do to that bear?

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Depends on how quickly the beanstalk grows, really.

      • But with the ability to leap really really high and run really fast, he could probably climb like a champ

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Good point. But I’m more worried about Fluffy slicing through the beanstalk with his laser eyes!

          • davefragments

            good thought — chaos reigning

          • Oooh, that is a danger!

          • somebody

            That would be more action than any szene in “Transformers” ever

  • syllibub

    Ouch! Duncan should leave Fluke alone and distract the bear again.

    • davefragments

      good thought

    • He still needs some ass whooping, so a bear-to-bear slap, knocking him down again, could be a gpod part of it.

    • Tyler Griffin

      He didn’t provide much of a distraction the last time, although it WAS highly entertainting

  • syllibub

    How is Fluke planning to get down from there, anyway? Mitch is going to have to heal up fast and grab him.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      That’s a problem for Future Fluke to worry about!

  • I’m so amused by Fluke. In panel 1 he’s jumping to get up, only to look a little like ‘woah, this is going FAST’ in panel 2.
    Fluke and the demony beanstalk. This can horribly wrong or juuust right. Can’t wqit to see what this action will bring next.

    PP and Fluffy theb not-a-bear is having a throw down, in more than one meaning. Fluffy (tries to) throw Team Silver around, and they go down.

    • syllibub

      It’s a little hard for me to tell if the bear smashed the ground and Sircea’s jumping away/being propelled by the shock of impact, or if Fluffy smacked her. Either way, I bet she wishes she had her immortality back already.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        I think Sircea dodged the blow and so Fluffy’s paw smashed into the ground instead of her.

        • syllibub

          That’s what I was thinking because of the dirt clods flying around. That’s quite a jump!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Parkour! (okay, not at all, really. I just wanted to yell that.)

          • syllibub

            Honestly, yelling “Parkour!” while doing some perfectly ordinary movement is insta-comedy as far as I’m concerned. I’m pretty easily amused.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Me too, my friend. Me too.

          • davefragments

            Fear of death is a greater motivator than parkour

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I don’t know…have you seen some of the stunts people pull doing parkour?

          • davefragments

            I try not to. Think it’s a made up art for taking risks.

          • syllibub

            It can be pretty impressive, and I definitely see the creativity inherent in moving around a space as acrobatically as possible, but I see what you mean — it makes me flinch.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Plus it’d be good superhero training, if you were gonna become a superhero. Although ideally that would also come with some sort of invulnerability power.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Heck… I was impressed by that outburst!

      • I see her dodging, going up and down to keep out of the way, as long as she can.

        • syllibub

          Cut and run, wife! Your outfit has suffered enough today!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I never realized how much patience immortality required…

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Aw, poor demon snakes! D:

    • I know right!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        What did they ever do to deserve that?

        • *sniff* Nothing, just doing what snake demons do.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Poor little innocent demon snakes…

          • Just want to be friends.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Hugs… lots of hugs.

    • syllibub

      Screw those minions! I hope Amanda elbows them all in their snake-abusing mugs.

  • Woody is very strong if that leaf can sustain Paul’s weight…

    • Tyler Griffin

      It is quite a powerful Woody

  • davefragments

    Pittsburgh Penguins – 5 to 2 over Tampa — series tied 3/3

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Go Pens! (do they call them that?)

      • davefragments

        yes. I wasn’t watching because I’m like the Black four leaf clover of loserdom but I stopped the movie to check the score.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Happy to hear it!

  • TwilightDreamer

    haha! Nice one Fluke ;P

  • syllibub

    Ever since Fluffy’s first appearance, I’ve really, really wanted to break my art block so I can apply this beautiful Game Grumps rant to our current situation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyrdlme_ogs

    Watch that and picture either one of our villains delivering that final crescendo of rage:

    “You’ve got to draw a fucking line in the sand! You’ve gotta make a statement! You’ve got to look inside yourself and say, ‘What am I willing to put up with today? NOT FUCKING THIS.‘”

    Pray for me, friends.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Don’t worry Miss S. — Sircea had a pet just like Fluffy when she was a wee girl. I’m sure she’s having a great romp and remembering old times.

  • amusingmurff

    Things seem to be spiralling out of control, so this is either the time Mitch and Spooky wake up, or the box detonates and the gate starts to open.

  • That Fluffy t-shirt (made with copic markers) turned out really cool. Make me want one too 🙂

    • somebody

      (they are made with fabric paint) glad you like it <3

      • Klaus

        It looks great.

  • Cydney Sabin

    Pretty sure at this point, Paul’s middle name must be Jack, because that’s a giant beanstalk.

  • That t-shirt is so AWESOME!!!

  • camelotcrusade

    Well I keep trying to move between the comments and the comic but the thumbnail of 10$ love kinda hangs me up every time.

  • Klaus

    What happened to the demon snakes? Are the beanstalk and the Not-a-Bear using all the demonic energies in the area? Or did the snakes reach their expiration time?

    • It’s possible they teamed up on the poor demon snakes

      • Klaus

        Dastards!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      It is a bit of a mystery, isn’t it. I think the simplest explanation is that Shane had a group of seven on him, and that’s too much for anyone without superhuman strength to handle. The other minions only got one hellsnake apiece (IIRC) so they had a comparatively easier time disentangling themselves. That said, when I first looked at panel 3 I saw the hellsanke unconscious with it’s tongue hanging out and thought it looked OD’d, and I wondered, “What illicit drugs have the minions given those snakes?”

    • Sarah Lebowicz

      Not really a comment on your question but more on how you phrased it. Not-a-Bear? When I saw your comment I knew that’s what it must be called. I don’t care if it has a real name! It shall always be known as Not-a-Bear! XD

      • Well, I know that Commander said that it wasn’t a bear, and I think I referred to it as Not-A-Bear on that page, Alex called it Fuzzy Wuzzy Not A Bear on the next page. Not A Bear has stuck. Some people call it Fluffy, others call him Cuddles.

  • Jeldenil

    So is Paul going to attack the nullifier from above?

    • Derkins

      oh yeah, looks like he’s abandoning his nullifier goal for the moment, in trying to survive the encounter with anni :/

  • Columbine

    I don’t think that potential use of the beanstalk came up in the comments last week. Fluke’s pretty inventive and good at thinking on his feet isn’t he? Guess all the good/bad luck would do that.

  • bronakopdin

    That T-shirt turned out really nice!! I wish I had the talent to do that x’D I’d love to make myself all kinds of T-shirts >///////_>’ get a beat up by our Young Protectors now!
    And Paul kinda escaped… for a moment… I doubt Anni will leave him be just like that… The question is what Paul plans to do from “above” though. Maybe Anni is better off to help out P for the moment? But then you never know how she’ll react to that x’D I could bet her pride would go like “b1tch, outta my way, this is my deal” or sth ^^

  • D. G.

    Sircea is under some heat now! And how is fluke gonna get down? Those poor people r still in the box and will the military find this location at all?

    • At this point the military can hardly miss it 😉

      It’s always been clear that they couldn’t make it in time though, which is why the team attacked, unless Young Protectors DO find a way to postpone the portal opening.

  • Tyler Griffin

    Well, now we can all see how much Paul loves to ride a nice, big stalk. His first instinct was to jump onto it.

    • T Dibbler

      I have had my suspicions about that for some time. 😉

  • Pikinanou

    Sircea is still soloing the boss!

    • She’s just playing for time, since she has already cast “summon bigger fish”. But right now she looks like she whishes she had invested a few more points in in some tanking skills…

    • Tyler Griffin

      Castor Classes are always Glass Cannons

  • Andy Diehl

    Fluke: Ta!

  • Jason Moon

    Did things just get better, worse, or just more ridiculous? More bizarre?

    • Klaus

      Yes.

      • Jason Moon

        You realize how little that helps, right? 🙂

        • Sarah Lebowicz

          Yes.

          • Klaus

            Yes.

          • Jason Moon

            You are evil. 🙂

          • Sarah Lebowicz

            Thank you. *takes a bow* 🙂

          • Jason Moon

            Your response makes me think that your name should be Sheila(“Sheila take a, Sheila take a booooow….”, ‘Sheila, Take a Bow’ The Smiths.) 🙂

          • Sarah Lebowicz

            lol I’ve never heard that song before tbh.

  • somebody

    I seriously wanna see your mindmap on ideas for all the bottles.
    Uh! If the Lazerbear is not a bear, then this is probably not a plant *mind blown*
    I just love this page, it’s so dynamic!
    Fluke just knows what to do, even thou he doesn’t know how far up in the air it will take him…
    And even thou the snakedragons are defeated, I’m pretty sure our young heros got the situation going for them… at least for one or two more pages.

    • Tyler Griffin

      And Steve Rogers was a Nazi the WHOLE TIME! *puking noises*

  • Sunseahl Silverfall

    Literally what i said seeing the Last panel: “Skinny bitch, eat a bear claw!”

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Thanks so much Alex, Adam and Vero…

    … For the most completely unexpected page. Yowza. I haven’t read the rest of the comments yet so forgive me for the 400th repeat of ‘grower not a shower’ and ‘go not a bear (totally a bear)’ and ‘spreading the snake love’ … and oh so much more. This was the perfect page for a foggy overcast ho-hum week. So so much appreciated.

    Deliciously unpredicted… Brava(o)!

  • Klaus

    Starfighter has updated.

  • Jeff Baker

    Yeow! (Bet the Bear-Thing doesn’t say “Oh, bother!”)

    • I was thinking of “The Bear Cha-cha-cha” from Bear in the Big Blue House.

      • Jeff Baker

        “I’ve destroyed everybody. I’d better tell Luna…”

  • T Dibbler

    So, I’m wondering if Paul is going to come to regret that decision. Sure, it seems like a good idea NOW, but will it continue to?

    And are the glowy snake things dying? Have they run out of power or something?

    • Klaus

      “It seemed a good idea at the time.” A very common occurance.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Story of my life.

    • Derkins

      I think that since they got thinned out among the greater number of minions, they were simply beaten. 5 snakes to one minion works, but not one-on-one.

  • Jack Mason

    Anni and Fluke in an beanstalk

  • davefragments

    Dear AJ — DeadPool is one screwed up Dude.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      yeahhhhh… but I still like him — because who of us isn’t?

      • davefragments

        Not quite to that level of crazy

        • John

          I suspect I’d be close if I lived through what he had

          • davefragments

            He was quite nuts before that ordeal.
            “Francis” didn’t help the mental situation.

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      • davefragments

        I didn’t expect it to be that much fun. Definitely not for the kiddies.

        • Oh no, definitely not for the kiddies. lol

          It was a nice change of pace in superhero movies for certain. Something so irreverent and nuts.

          • davefragments

            I like the opening credits.
            And I like the skewering of those “end of credits” preview scenes that Marvel likes to stick in movies. I hated running out of movies in a mad dash to a car or restaurant.

          • Those opening credits are a hoot. This was the perfect role for Ryan Reynolds. And I was glad for the most part that the higher ups got out of their way and let them make the movie they wanted to make.

          • davefragments

            I think those higher ups thought DEADPOOL would fail miserable and didn’t want anywhere near it. The other MARVEL films are all aimed at 13 year old kids and that youth audience. This is aimed directly at adults.
            However, the film fooled them and was a big success because it is not dumbed down.

          • I’m sure that’s exactly what happened. And I hold little doubt that the higher ups learned a thing from it either. Or they learned the wrong lesson.

          • davefragments

            I agree.

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  • John

    I bet PP is regretting that bowl of porrige right about now…

  • Mir

    Bye Felicia

  • Malusz

    The morale of today’s story is: if you’re going to shoot a giant bear with frigging laser eyes, go for the kill. Even if technically it’s not a bear at all.

  • Derkins

    bahahaha paul: “Peace!”

  • Chris Dangerfield

    I think in Panel#3 that Amanda has the perfect look and pose down for Warner Bros’ — WONDER WOMAN (AW needs to be paid for this!). 🙂

    • Speaking of, I’m quite pleased that Wonder Woman is being directed by a woman. One of only a handful of times a woman directs a $100+ mio movie.

      Certainly happy that a couple of the considered directors didn’t get their hands on this.

    • (Adam should be rewarded too as AW hadn’t specified the pose in his script)

      • Chris Dangerfield

        OMG… shame Alex… shame…

  • Keneu

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgiTB2NFvAM

    Sircea seems to be in a bit of an unbearable situation xD

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Further down the discussion page, Mr Chris Dangerfield replied to me with an obsrvation about the minions: Clones from one of Team Silver’s labs?

    Wellll… Maybe? They’re not *quite* exact copies of one another. Go back to page 28 and 30, and look carefully, and you can see that one of them has a chin beard, another has a scar across his eye, and another has quite craggy cheek bones compared to another who has rounder features. But those are all features that could be gained or altered over time from weight gain, scarring or shaving.

    Given that the art team has put some subtle differences into their appearances, I find it interestingly suspicious that not only do they seem to have the same ethnicity/skin colour – but more importantly, the facial hair we do see (almost always eyebrows) is dark. So, are we going to postulate clonetrooper origins for the minions? And if we’re making Star Wars metaphors, do we fancanon a Finn story arc for Shane?

    Or am I just desperately looking for an interesting topic to talk about during camping, and the rest of you can entertain yourself by throwing stale bread rolls at me?

    • Tyler Griffin

      I’m fresh out of stale bread rolls, but I do have a Southern Style from McDonald’s (btw, they LIEEEEEEE!).

  • davefragments

    Today was a hot and sunny day. I can truly say that today was the first hot day of a summer to be…

    • syllibub

      It’s been muggy and rainy in my neck of the woods, but the temperature’s climbing. I hope you have nice weather for the long weekend!

  • syllibub

    I wonder about the beanstalk — it seems like a really weird thing for Spooky to keep on his person considering his other bottles contained demon creatures or explosions. In the fairy tale, the beanstalk leads to a giant, right? Is Fluke going to encounter some fresh new horror at the top?

    Furtheralsomore, I was looking at the trading cards and mulling over how, for so many of these characters, the origin of their power is unknown. Then I was thinking, there’s a hell dimension and a crisis involving trans-world identities…so maybe another dimension is the source of their powers, either because entities from that other dimension made it to this one and procreated, or because through some genetic mutation the meta-humans are able to tap into the energy of an alternate dimension, and it manifests in different ways for each of them. I’unno, just throwing ideas around. (And in that vein, for bonus material for future Kickstarters or TYP-related projects, more card categories and background info on the world of the comic tie for my first choice!)

  • davefragments

    rumbles and earthquakes

  • Justin White

    GO TEAM GO!