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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 4—Page 47

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Looks like The Platinum Priestess has got her hands full. 🙂

Over on my Patreon page, $5+ Patrons were sent TWO brand new Young Protectors pin-ups with art that has never been seen before. One is a Safe-for-Work image by Silverjow featuring Tsunami, and the other is a very NSFW image with linework by Stephen Sadowski featuring Spooky and Kyle getting it on in a steam room (and it’s more NSFW than anything I’ve ever done before.)

Comments have included: “Ok, that Tsunami one is just delicious. I mean wow!! And who knew that Spooky was so handsy. 😛 Love it!”, “Holy crap!!! Those are both amazing works of art. Good thing Tsunami is surrounded by water, because I’ll need that to cool myself down!”, “That Tsunami is really sexy. I’m not that into guys where muscles are THIS chiseled, but art is gorgeous.”,  “Okay I have highly articulate thing to say about Spooky and Kyle… Grndrglrsfuuslebecktsorsanaaaaaahgh. OMG is that yummy.” and “I like them fooling around in such a very typical Spooky way.  Aaaand that ‘thing’ that is hard to miss – really, really hard..  XD Holy moly. Bow-dicka-wow-wow!”

Here is a preview image of the Tsunami pin-up:


$5+ Patrons (even brand new ones!) can download a digital wallpaper of the full image immediately here. They also can immediately download a full version of the very NSFW Spooky-Kyle steamroom pin-up. Folks who pledge $10 or more before the end of June will be sent high-res versions of both images with over double the resolution on the 10th of August.

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So! Looks like Flyboy’s taken out the remaining minions, so it’s all hands on deck to defeat The Platinum Priestess! Will the full team’s effort be enough without Spooky? Or does Sircea have another trick or two up her snow-white sleeves?

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

  • Eeek!


  • I love that little eek. Hee!

  • davefragments

    Go get her — assault on full — fire, water and telepathy…

  • syllibub

    Sleeves aren’t so snow-white anymore, thanks to someone who’s very lucky he’s adorable and a great guy. Anyhoo. Now would be an interesting time to see what’s become of Duncan…

    • How are any of their costumes still somewhat white?

      • syllibub

        I’m sure this universe’s iteration of Edna Mode has some insane stain-resistant fabric action going on!

        • It’s the only possible answer. Stain proof clothing. Um… where might I get some of this special cloth?

          • Storel

            Ever heard of Scotchgard?

      • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

        It’s the power of Oxiclean!

      • Those new types of fabrics where fluid just runs off. You can tear it, but staining it is very very hard.

        • davefragments

          As DeadPool says — “That man was smart… He’s wearing the brown pants!”

        • I just can’t wear white for the life of me.

          • I could use that kind of cloth for my shirts. To prevent a big boob issue when you eat dinner 😉

          • Oh god yes! Same boat! Also something with a food catcher for the cleavage. 😀

          • davefragments

            I gather spaghetti in red sauce and slurping chines noodles is a bid problem?

          • With large breasts, most things that can drop will drop. and if you’re unluckier it goes down between.

          • davefragments

            I figured that one out.

          • Anything with sauce and dripping food is a danger 🙂

          • davefragments

            When I eat alone, I keep a small kitchen towel and tend to eat rather caveman style with my fingers. No one gets to see that mess.

          • Ah yes, the cleavage. That one seems particularly good as a popcorn catcher.

          • Popcorn, chips, toast crumbs. ARG!

          • davefragments

            Whipped cream…

          • Probably happened. 😛

          • davefragments

            Chocolate sauce with strawberries

          • HA! Depends on the situation I would think.

          • davefragments

            I’m trying desperately to be good but last night’s movie was (guess quickly) Deadpool with all the internet articles I could read about the jokes never included in the movie.

          • Well everything I’ve read about food and sex says it’s just a big sticky mess and not the good kind.

          • davefragments

            I once did whipped cream from a can with a boyfriend. It was sticky and it did stain the sheets.

            However, (blush) it wasn’t as bad as the wesson oil party in college. (big blush) That required plastic covering everything.

          • o.O I wouldn’t think so.

          • It’s all fun and games and then you get the crumbs that you miss (or can’t find) and then they make you itch.

          • I hate those. The ones that migrate to the bottom of the bra or the middle. Arg!

          • amusingmurff

            The struggle is so real

      • Edna.

      • camelotcrusade

        Cast a spell to clean my outfit, or hurl lightning bolts at my enemies? As Ursula said to Ariel, “Life’s full of a hard choices, innit?”

      • Samurai Jack

        Well, in the case of the PP, maybe her clothes are part of spell. A glamour that makes her look young, busty and beautiful. Illusions don’t get dirty. Which begs the question… What does she REALLY look like?

        (Let’s take a page from Star Trek, and say she looks like Sylvia and Korob… 😉 )

    • davefragments

      Her butt has been muddied and soiled (yuck, yuck, yuck)

      • syllibub

        Should come out with bleach…?

        • davefragments

          She bleaches her butt?

          Oh the horror, the horror!

          • syllibub

            I was talking about my brain, thanks, Dave 😉

          • davefragments


  • Mitch, that is river dumping. Poluting the river isn’t nice 😉

    And yes, he sure has a liking for dumping people/villains in water. I like that a lot.

  • syllibub

    *glares off after the last two minions* That henchmen agency has got a terrible review on Angie’s List in its future, I can tell you that.

  • Wildroses

    Isn’t this the story of how Kyle becomes the world’s most powerful superhero? Mitch has got to give him a run for his money once he reaches legal adulthood and people stop being so paranoid about putting him in danger.

    Speaking of paranoia, I can’t help being a bit paranoid when things go well for the heroes in this story as past history mostly has something hideous happening not long after. So either Sircea is going to fight back extremely well in the next panel, or Fluke is dying offscreen from the explosion. I know it was going away from him last we saw, but the longer he stays offscreen the more worried I get.

    • Klaus

      “One of the most powerful champions the world has ever known”. We don’t know champion of what.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    So Flyboy is a man, now.

    • We just need to make certain to remind Commander she said that after this!

    • *lol* I noticed that too, but then again, Amanda has always been the one to treat him like a boy the least. She doesn’t treat him like he’s the little brother.

    • camelotcrusade

      When until the pinup art comes out post-18th birthday… then he’s a man. :p

    • David Welbourn

      hm, I wonder what, if anything, he’ll change his nom de powair to when he’s older? Flyman? Fly Guy? The Flyer? Or maybe he’ll go with a bird-inspired name like Blackbird or Amazing Eagle.

      Or maybe he’ll team up with Cory and they’ll be “Up-Up” and “Away” respectively.

  • *squeee* Mitch got one to go “EEEK”! He is just so precious!!!

  • To me it looks like Tsu is gathering more water as he passes the puddles of water he runs by. That splash is growing by each panel. Nifty!

    It occuts to me that Kyle has the least favoritable power of the three, in this power battle with PP. Kyle can use his flames to keep her at bay with small blasts, as he do but, opposite Tsu and Amanda, he can’t push on more full power without seriously hurting or killing her (he already gave her burns and fried her cape).

    There shold be a good chance to see Tsu really unfold his powers now, since he can do most to her without having to be within arms reach – he looks so cool in panel 2. I don’t think Kyle is ready to fully scorch her, but he will do his part so Amanda and Tsu can blast her.
    I wonder what Mitch will do when he runs out of minion dumping. He has a score to settle. Maybe he gets to join, or he will go up against Anni. He sure has wanted to kick his ass too.

    Speaking of Anni. I need to see him and Fluke – and Spooky.

    • bronakopdin

      and Spooky T^T

  • Sapfo

    Looking at all that muddy water…. really super heros and big baddy? Some of you were smart and selected dark clothes, but you who have white in your costyms…. wow! They really are still cristal white! HOW? O____o

    • That’s what I’ve been wondering. Surely there would be mud, blood, water discoloration?

      • Michael

        It’s some fancy superhydrophobic nano-cloth.

      • Tyler Griffin

        Spooky’s secret side business when for when the bills are coming due. Super costumes guaranteed restored to New Condition, free laser-bear for problem customers.

    • camelotcrusade

      Maybe it was designed by Edna Mode from The Incredibles.

      Edna: I cut it a little roomy for the free movement, the fabric is comfortable for sensitive skin…
      [a sheet of flame erupts in front of the suit]
      Edna: And it can also withstand a temperature of over 1000 degrees. Completely bulletproof…
      [four heavy machine guns open fire on the suit, without effect]
      Edna: And machine washable, darling. That’s a new feature.

    • Tyler Griffin

      One should always keep a few good laundry and darning spells on deck, it’s just professional planning.

  • Hours Left

    The Tsunami pin-up by Silverjow takes my breath away. I’m such a huge fan of his works. I’d love to see him try his hand at a few other TYP characters, particularly the older cast. (Duncan, Laampros, Hunter, Killer, etc.) 😀

    • I’d love to see his version of Spooky too. Any of the characters for that matter, also the gals.

  • davefragments

    Meanwhile, back at the proposed site for the Spawns of Laampros to arrive:

    I really want to see Kyle unleash the equivalent of nuclear fire at something. Kyle is such a closed down and controlled superhero that (I think… Nay, I hope) when he finally unleashes his power, it’s like a huge and roasty-toasty.

    • Michael


      Or, in the tradition of the Fantastic Four, “turn it off now before the atmosphere catches fire!”

  • Hey! Time for Mitch to grab the bone circle and dump that it the river too.

    Can you imagine the (steam) bath Laampros will get when/if that doorway activates while being covered by water? Not the welcome he’d expect XD

    • davefragments

      What if the river drains into his world?

      • Then there is that one demon – YES I DID IT! I KNEW MY RAIN DANCE WOULD PAY OFF EVENTUALLY!

      • Steam baths for everyone. Poor George.

  • Rick T

    *Wilhelm scream*

    • Michael

      *Howie Scream*

  • camelotcrusade

    I guess none of them saw the giant circle gate that opened up under the not-bear.
    If I were the PP I would say just one thing in the next panel:

    Thank you for standing so close together.”

  • Klaus

    How much time is left?

  • Shiny Gwilly

    with now a good portion of the team going against her alone, PP sure has a lot to handle at once
    i mean, fire and water thrown at her, huge migraine waves, and all after fighting a giant laser not-a-bear
    there’s still the other 2 members and Anni to worry about, though taking PP down first is a good idea

    • Tyler Griffin

      to be fair, this is basically the same attack she was dealing with at the beginning of the fight, Kyle and Tsu-tsu keeping her occupied while Amanda tried to keep her to distracted mentally to fight back effectively, now if Spooky comes around and joins in it’ll be something actually different

      • She is also pretty exhausted now. May give them a little advantage.

  • Jeldenil

    Sircea looks like she’s getting a headache. Kids these days, no respect for the elders whatsoever.

    • Toli Bera

      Can’t they see grannie’s trying to watch her stories?

  • Never piss off Amanda. You might find yourself with a sudden insta-migraine and ..that you will feel up until she knocks you out. Last might be a short blessing 😉

    • Tyler Griffin

      Wake up one day with a different name. Or all you memories just SLIGHTLY altered so that you feel like your in one of those dream sequence episodes of a hero cartoon where everything seems like it aught to be perfect, but instead is just slightly … wrong.

  • Cman65

    thats a cold bath for you and you and you and you

  • bronakopdin

    Mitch being called a man! I like it 😀
    It shows her trust and respect!!
    The idea to dump them into the river was nice 😀 though it might be just temporary, they can swim back ashore easily I guess… now it depends on whether our heroes can shift things around in the meantime!
    (Or Mitch continuing to just pick them up and throw them back into the water xD)

    I wonder what kinda instructions Amanda is giving and to whom!!
    Maybe she tries to reach Paul or Spooky? To see they’re fine? I wanna know so badly T^T
    And ofc I also wanna know about Duncan, the long off screen time is surely creating suspense x’D

    • I believe she’s giving PP a mind blast that hurts, more thasn giving mwntal messages to the team.

      • bronakopdin

        true, damn I totally missed the yellow “Amanda is talking to HER” sign in panel 3 this morning x’D
        I must have been so very tired still >_>’

  • Aitsuki

    That one robed guy lost five minion points for saying “eek” when hauled off. Any proper grunt would use “yaaaagh” when hauled away by a hero.

  • Toli Bera

    I wonder what Commander’s pumping into PP’s head. my guess is a medley of terrible pop songs. California Gurls meets Elvira with hints of Uptown Girl.

    • T Dibbler

      That is a brilliant strategy. I never would have thought of that, but now I’m hoping that if not Commander then there is at least some superhero or other out there somewhere who uses attacks like that.

      • Toli Bera

        It’s in my top 3 ultimate superpowers.

        1) Telepathic Radio Broadcast
        2) At Will cause…. “Severe intestinal duress” shall we say?
        3) Atomic Resonance

        • Tyler Griffin

          If I were ever reborn as an Ancient God type being, my signature curses would be A) having diarrhea and the sneezes at the same time; and B) Yank out all the hair on your body telekenitically, a single hair at a time, over the course of a couple of days.

          Atonement will require of a ritual involving full body paper-cuts and lemon juice

          • Librarican

            I’ll be honest, I read a and immediately thought instead of sneezes, each time you hiccup. I don’t know what kind of person that makes me, or if I could possibly blame the comic or the comments section for it….

            Although your way is probably better as a curse considering how infrequently I get hiccups, I would worry about my mother who sneezes in the double digits (without stopping) on an almost daily basis.

    • timemonkey

      No wonder she wanted to kill her.

      • Toli Bera

        especially if the songs never finish.

    • Or switching between the Barney song and “This is the song that never ends”

      • Librarican

        I see your Barney and Never ending song and raise you “It’s a Small World” and “Five Little Ducks”

        • Toli Bera

          remind me never to cross you.

          • Librarican

            I just saw this comment and it made me laugh/smile. 🙂
            I work with kids. I have to get creative some times…

        • amusingmurff

          I see your masterful play. But have you considered:

          “Friday”, by the sublime artist Rebecca Black?

          • Librarican

            “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles? (just hold it already!)
            The Macarena?

      • Toli Bera

        Ear worms. burrowing deeper.

        • Or for the obsessive compulsive enemy songs that never finish!! The Devil went down to Georgia looking for a soul to steal he was in a bind cuz he was way behind and willing to make a deal OOOOOOOOklahoma where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain I can show you the world, shining, shimmering, splendid now look here princess when did you last let your heart decide Oh you pretty Chitty Chiity Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we love you and Chitty in Chitty anywhere we can go Ground control to Major Tom countdown engines on

          • A jingle bell rock and frosty the snowman mash up!

          • add in Sleigh Ride with it. I hate that song and unfortunately know every single word. One year in high school the band played it, the choir sang it, and then the band and choir performed it together. I had way too much of that song that year and it formed my everlasting hatred of it.

          • Librarican

            My JAZZ/PEP band in high school played the slowest Christmas song every written at the annual winter concert: Silver Bells.
            It sounded like a funeral dirge.
            Then we played it again the next year because once wasn’t enough.

        • Librarican

          The most recent ear worm for me is that song “Cake by the Ocean.” I swear, EVERY time I turn on the radio lately, within 10 minutes, that song plays. Can’t escape it.

    • Tyler Griffin

      Erfworld has this concept I really enjoy. Some Thinkamancers do the equivalent of a DDoS attack in which they rapid fire request for Thinkagrams, there’s no actual message, but the recipient has to consciously dismiss each request. I’m kind of envisioning something like that.

    • Airboy Obsessed

      I love you, you love CAKE BY THE OCEAN and it’s the song that doesn’t end, yes it’s a small world after all…

  • Mary Klemzak

    Go go go team YP !!

  • Vaira

    Ok, it’s fiction, I get it. Demon-bear from outer space? Ok. Superpowers? Sure. Spines bending like they shouldn’t? Can be.
    White clother staying white during the grass and mud fight? Hell no! Give us some realism, will ya? 😛

    Also – how can Redhot and Tsunami fight togehter against somebody and not counter each other’s element?

    • timemonkey

      By not crossing the streams? Also, fire plus water equals either boiling water or scalding steam.

    • *lol* It’s pretty realistic. Look up superhydrophobic coating/cloth. Dirt and water/fluids slide right off that stuff.

  • Sarah314159

    Y’know how we react when we hear someone describe a painful injury in
    detail? The person telling the story is calm as can be, saying “and then I saw the bone poking out of my leg and blah blah blah” while everyone else in the room is cringing and freaking out. If Amanda hits people with a super version of that–visualizing the worst pain she’s ever experienced or imagined and sending that straight into someone’s mind–that’d be a heck of an attack.

  • SchalaRenee

    I’m delighted to see that Duncan is NOT participating in trying to kill them. Either he’s out of it somewhere (and I missed it) or he’s holding on to his principles to not hurt young people (or he still loves Kyle, I’m hoping it’s that).

    Anyway, WHERE’S MY FAVORITE DEMON KING!? I mean Laampros, not Crowley.

    Man, how about a nude Laampros Patreon incentive? I’m sure that demon is sexy in all his glory.

    • He got hit by that explosion a couple page back. We haven’t seen how he’s doing after that yet.

      • Tyler Griffin

        He’s over there, over there, and up there

        • SchalaRenee

          Too bad he’s gay and I’m a lesbian. He’s a very sexy specimen of a man, and so is Laampros. I could overlook the whole penis thing for them. He could be over, up, over on me if he wanted it. Laamp and Duncan.

    • Laampros is nicely put together. ^_^

    • Kitkat822

      Ahh Crowley is my favourite demon king! I’ve been feeling very sorry for him in this last series…

      • SchalaRenee

        Well, he more or less has God’s approval, and his mother was flirting with God and wasn’t smited (smote?) so I assume things will look up for him soon! Anyway…naked demon kings please (Crowley or Laampros)!

        • Klaus

          But was He smitten with her?

          • SchalaRenee

            He actually seemed to like her! She’d done some awful things, but He forgave Lucifer in the same episode, so…Supernatural, awesome show, weird religious interpretation.

  • Klaus

    Do you think there is a risk that this development may complicate the relationship between the Annihilator and the Platinum Priestess? I mean, if she were to say “If only you has listened to me,” it would not be entirely without justification.

    • timemonkey

      Well, hopefully he’s too blown up to have his relationships get any worse.

  • jreed3842

    GET IT, GUYS!!
    I’m getting excited!

  • bandanajack

    waiting to see where duncan turns up…

  • Jason Moon

    Because I have a dirty mind, when the Commander gave the order to charge PP THIS is what I immediately thought of:

  • amusingmurff

    Is it just me, or are TsuTsu’s tattoos glowing? Where they didn’t before? Or am I mis-remembering?

    • They glow whenever he uses his powers. ^_^

      • amusingmurff

        Thank you! I’m drunk at a baby shower and didn’t have the wherewithal to go back and look.

        Does that mean his powers come from his tats, or Is the light show just a happy accident of whatever magic gives him his juice?

        • Saxon_Brenton

          Uh, I don’t think the relationship between his tats and his powers has ever been mentioned in-story. Lemme check the trading cards. (And once again, SQUEEE!, my inner nerd loves the trading cards). Er, no, sorry, the writeups on the trading cards say the source of his powers is ‘unknown’.

          • amusingmurff

            Thank you!! I’m glad someone knows where to look 🙂

        • It could be a happy accident, or something oin his magic being water related could make something react woth the tattoos. Anyway iyt’s cool 🙂

  • Tyler Griffin

    I ‘m a huge fan of that “EEEP!”

  • Fay onyx

    I’m really curious where Spooky, Fluke, and the Annihilator are and what condition they are in.

  • Lucia Laila

    am I the only one worried about the victims of the explosion D:

    • David Welbourn

      I’m reasonably sure the camera will turn to them eventually. Things are happening pretty quickly right now.

  • Have you seen how even the advertisement seem to cheer for our favourite super-team♥

  • Nate

    First thing that came to mind:

  • I see the comic ad above the page is for Demon of the Underground right now. I will highly recommend this comic. Love the story and the art style. One of my faves. Updates every monday (and it has awesome, and often very funny voting incentives).

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  • Helloooooo!

  • davefragments

    I watched “HAIL CAESAR” the other night. It’s a Coen Bros comedy about the movies of the early 1950’s. A good satire but you need to know old movies. It has an Esther Williams sequence, a “Ben Hur” sequence, commies to scare everyone, and dance numbers, and Ralph Feinnes as en effete, mincing director trying to teach a cowboy proper English.

    • davefragments

      and dancing sailors dancing way to close and personal

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Sorry I couldn’t make it to camping for Saturday’s page – I was so tired that I fell asleep on the couch. But I’m here now!

    • davefragments

      Hi there.
      And I hope it was a good solid sleep. 😉

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Hi Dave! It got better once I woke back up and went to my actual bed, but then it was great. ^_^

        • davefragments

          Sometimes the best thing is merely a good night’s sleep.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Very true.

    • *glomps stick* You are the bestest best ever

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Aww, thanks Doki! *blushes*

    • Hiya Sticki!!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Hello, AJ!!

        • Hope sleeping on the couch didn’t kink up your neck

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Nope, I was fortunate! 🙂

          • YAY!!

  • So, I cannot seem to stop listening to Dwarves singing, so I want to share this amazingly done (I cry/tear up in places) Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold that is combined with Dorin’s Song:

  • davefragments

    I think I’m going to hear cheers, real soon

    • stickfigurefairytales


  • D. G.

    Cant help but wonder how anni and fluke are. Amanda must have given sircea a terrible headache.

  • Justin White

    she’s no push over