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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Chapter 4—Page 51

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Yay! Spooky’s back! 😀

So! The Platinum Priestess is not coming back, but Spooky did and with a little magical bad-assery to boot. And that means the team has won and they get to go home now, right? Right?

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

  • WOOT WOOT!

    • Damn *lol* My tablet showed all other comments until I refreshed and this one suddently showed too xD

      • I had hit post and then half a second later yours showed up. I wasn’t sure if I got it or not, but heeee!

        • Chris Dangerfield

          AJ the virgin magnet. LOL!

  • My Spooky!! Heck yeah!

  • syllibub

    Heeey, he’s okay! The team’s charisma quotient just shot up 500%!

  • That’s a big IF there Spooks!

  • davefragments

    More of Spooky’s magic and it is Big Magic.

  • Okay, now where is Fluke and the Duncanator?

    • syllibub

      I was just thinking that — I wonder if Fluke’s okay or if he caught part of the explosion. At least the field is mostly clear and Spooky’s back in action, in case Fluke needs healing.

    • AseretZone

      They’re making out off-screen. :p

      • David Welbourn

        Fan art of that would be nice. Just throwing that out there.

      • HA!

  • You go Spooky! What a way to come back into things actively!

  • syllibub

    I like how Spooky has these complex spells most of the way prepared so he can bust them out in a time crunch — like the bottled creatures.

    • I don’t think this one had anything prepared. More that Spooky conjured this by inner magic, and of course having learned a spell that does what it does (wonder who might have taught him or what magic book he got that from).

  • They might not be able to go home just yet, but they so deserve to go out for pizza after this. Or Shawarma.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Ok…. Spooky is Hot!

    • davefragments

      Spooky is angry, too.

    • Hello, Mr. Dangerfield. Nice of you to put in an appearance. 😛

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Well, they didn’t get to grab the Priestess’ staff, but Spooky being up and awesome is welcome.
    However, I think Alex’s comment And that means the team has won and they get to go home now, right? Right? is foreshadowing that more Bad Things are about to happen.

    • timemonkey

      Well, they’re not exactly done yet. They’ve kicked ass but haven’t actually done what they came there to do yet.

  • ПОБЕДА! VICTORY!

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Spooky needs some serious snogging just now… What?

    • *even Doki agrees*

    • I fully agree. Our Spooks need some love and someone to wipe that blood away. I’m all up for it <3

  • Well, this doesn’t look very good for Duncan. I mean yeah, Herself was being pummeled but she just left him there to probably not a very good fate.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    During camping Doki mentioned she was down because of real life events, so I spent most of the time writing up a silly fanfic vignette. It’s based on random ideas that I’ve mentioned before, about Shane and his hellsnakes getting their own supernatural sitcom comic. Written in semi-comic script format.
    Page 1
    1.1) Nighttime, just before dawn. Shane is sleeping in bed. There’s a hissing sound effect.
    1.2) Focus in on Shane starting to wake up because of the hiss, with one eye opening.
    1.3) The shot pulls back to reveal more of Shane and his bed. He sees a snake sitting on top of the bed clothes, looking at him *really intently*. Shane goes “Arghhh!”
    Page 2
    2.1) Shane has gotten out of bed and turned the lights on, saying “Alright, alright. I’m up!” Sitting on the bed is one of the hellsnakes. A little narrative caption box shaped like a hand with a finger pointing at the hellsnake says: ‘Huey. Likes to sleep on the bed. Insists on coffee first thing in the morning.’ On the other side of the room is another hellsnake, poking its head from the clothes hamper. Another pointing finger caption says: ‘Dewey. Sleeps wherever. Sock drawers and baskets of dirty laundry for preference.’
    2.2) Shane has walked into the kitchen and has put the coffee on. Huey and Dewey have followed.
    2.3) Shane knocks on his chest with his fist, and says: “Hey, sleepyhead. We’ve got breakfast going out here.”
    2.4) Shane winces as the third hellsnake crawls out of his chest. It hasn’t been physically inside him, but metaphysically inside him. A final pointy finger caption box says: ‘Louie. Makes like a blue canary and sleeps in the birdhouse of the soul.’
    Page 3
    3.1) Shane is making breakfast, and says: “You guys need to start making your own coffee.”
    3.2) Closeup of Huey looking pouty. Sound effect: ” grump ”
    3.3) Shane frowns at Huey. “No, I’m serious. If you can set up the console to play video games, then you should be able to make your own damn coffee.”
    3.4) Another closeup of Huey looking pouty. Same sound effect: ” grump ”

    And that’s as far as I’ve got.

    • davefragments

      I like that

    • 🙂

    • bronakopdin

      this is awesome! 😀

  • Nate

    Yay! Spooky’s okay!

    *drops into a 3-point stance*

    And in perfect glomping position, too! 😉

  • No one get in, no one get out? Now to handle the other half of team Silver. Spooky is very much back, but I think the others would manage the Duncanator even if he wasn’t. They kick ass, and Duncan seemed to be hurt (I need to see both Fluke and him soon).
    But…

    SPOOKY IS BACK ..and for this page that is all that matters. It’s been so long sonce we’ve seen him stand on his own two feet – not to mention fully conscious <3

    • Saxon_Brenton

      No one gets in, or just the Priestess can’t get in? It would be a complication if the military help that Commander called for found themselves locked out as well.

      • Yeah, I kinda think it’s set up for magical being/things (also leaving her staff unable to enter of she tries to return), and weird portals.

    • David Welbourn

      My impression is that it’s a magical jamming that prevents magical portals like Sircea’s from being created in the jamming zone. If I’m right, normal mundane movement would be unaffected. So what I’m wondering is, does this block Laampros from porting in too? (Maybe not if there’s different resonances involved; hard to say with magic.) And the jamming might also interfere with freeing the prisoners in the glass box or repairing the dimensional walls for all I know.

      But I’m reasonably sure when we pivot to where Duncan and Fluke were last seen, these interesting questions will be moved off to the side.

      • Good thing we have a team of great ass-kickers around for anyone in the magic circle 🙂

  • bandanajack

    you know what i am going to say ” WHERE IS DUNCAN?”

  • AseretZone

    Yay! Good riddance, old lady! And stay away!
    Guess the family reunion has to wait, eh, Kyle?

    • Klaus

      The spell has been cast. The sacrifices are still in their box. The clock is ticking.

      • timemonkey

        Yeah, they’ve only beat the villains, the spell is still just fine. Well, unless Fluke disabled the bomb too.

  • Stubbylegs

    YASSS

  • Shiny Gwilly

    HEEEYYY SPOOKY
    glad to see him being fine (in more ways than one)
    now is that little bit of fire i see Anni? it’s probably the device still on fire after exploding
    also, i love those wide shots of the area, shows both how big and how small of a space we’ve been hanging out in this whole time

  • Frenchie

    Where’s my Silver fox?? Hope he gets to be included in the circle! Hope Kyle chews him out real good for what he did then they can make up! I’m still drawing those two as a couple.

    • He should be next to the fire we can (barely) see in the middle panels, almost at the middle of Spooky’s circle.

  • David Welbourn

    Y’know, it occurs to me that the mix of powers surrounding Paul and Duncan at the time of the explosion are quite potent: luck, near invulnerability, speed, strength, self-healing, power negation, and power negation nullification. I still think the nullification armband likely attracted the explosion energies towards Duncan, but exactly how they would affect him would likely be affected by Paul’s luck powers.

    I can’t help but think something very radical has likely happened, but it’s difficult to guess what, exactly. Like, there might be some sort of, I dunno, power reshuffle or even body reshuffle, where Paul and Duncan might end up with each other’s powers, or each other’s bodies, or some other bizarre “transporter accident”.

    Imagine: if there’s been a body swap, and Paul is now in Duncan’s body, then _Paul_ has Laampos’s mark now. That’d be quite the game changer, wouldn’t it?

  • Klaus

    How much time is left? Our heroes seem to be in no hurry to save the sacrifices.

  • Jeldenil

    So glad to see Spook up again. But yeah, I don’t think they are any closer to being done. I need to see Paul now, please.

  • T Dibbler

    Yay, Spooky’s back upright. 🙂

  • Klaus

    That beanstalk is not nearly as tall as I expected.

    • T Dibbler

      Likewise. Although if you use the bone circle as a reference it’s still pretty big.

  • Klaus

    Where did Flyboy go?

    • KatKaleen

      No worries, he’ll be back on the next page. Or the one after that.

  • Sunseahl Silverfall

    Umm… Guys? The Civis? You wanna break them out before that timer thing goes off?

  • Stephen Hutchison

    So. Is this jammer gonna stop the circle from opening? Or is Duncan going to lose an arm as a demon homing device?

  • camelotcrusade

    OK Team, battle’s over, let’s get all the hotties in one panel so we can look at ’em. You too, Anni, no buts.

    • Klaus

      No butts?

      • Sanbai

        What? No! I only read this for butts! (And clearly NOT for amazing art and gripping narrative!)

  • bronakopdin

    finally Spooky is back! Up and about 😀
    Now I need to see Paul and Duncan!

    Where did Mitch disappear to though?
    And where is the river gone? Probably “just” out of the panel ^^
    That little fire must be the former dampener, so I guess we’ll jump to that spot next page?
    Correcting myself: we WILL. Period.

    (Damn Spooky is so hot fml)

  • Aitsuki

    Oh! Jamming Spell! But.. is it enough to stop the gate???

    • Klaus

      No. I think that it is a safe bet that it will not stop the gate.

  • Mary Klemzak

    Yay Spooky! Dat fist open, then fist closed so cool!

  • Toli Bera

    I wonder where/when grannie went. it’s gonna be difficult to come visit on the weekends.

  • Malusz

    Ah so that’s what he was doing and playing dead for. I was wondering when he was coming back into the game.
    That young is quite the badass. A silly one but. I bet he doesn’t look at explosions. That’s how cool he is.

    • Malusz

      Oh and Spooky is in for a good talking to by Commander about that technically-not-a-bear.
      Wouldn’t want to be in his sneakers when the dust settles.

    • Yes, he was healing himself a little, then Mitch fully, and finally back to healing himself. At least enough to join the fight again with a good magical kick.

  • xLizardx

    Kind of want a full length poster of Spooky in that final panel pose, maybe with a black background so that the green shimmers of magic stand out even more – he looks seriously badass 😀

  • TwilightDreamer

    wahoo!! Spooky ^_^

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  • Zlukaka

    Wow, I don’t like how they yellow flame thingy next to the hula hoop of doom seems to be growing… And it can’t be Spooky, cause he’s over there next to the blue light that disappears. Oh-oh.

    • Klaus

      That would be the remnants of the power dampener.

      • Zlukaka

        Yeah, and I don’t like how instead of growing dimmer it’s getting bigger. That can’t be good. D: I’m worried for the Duncinator and Fluke. This scene keeps being intense!

        • A fire will burn as long as there is fuel for it to burn and oxygen to feed it.

          …..baring the interference of someone with powers to “control” it

          • Zlukaka

            Well, sure, I just hope the fuel isn’t Duncan or Fluke. We never did see what became of them. So far.

        • Omar Cantu

          It’s not growing, the second image is zooming in.

          • Klaus

            If you measure the width of the glade, or the length of the platform where the ring is standing, you will see that they are the same. There is no zooming. It is Spooky’s ring of energy that is expanding.

    • KatKaleen

      Are we talking about the same page of this comic?

  • SchalaRenee

    I want to see Spooky in that last pose, except completely naked. He looks so badass.

    • I like your thinking.

    • KatKaleen

      I second that!

  • Suhndog

    Oo-ooo Pretty!! That gave me goose-bumps!

    I’m enjoying all the colorful surprises transpiring…
    This story would make a great movie!

    • KatKaleen

      That is a very elemental question when it comes to force-shields! Do they go underground? My ‘guesstimation’ would be: Yes. If they existed, shields of this kind would have to form a complete bubble, with some of it underground.We just can’t see the part underneath the soil.

  • Pikinanou

    Spooky’s magic also messes up the Wi-Fi but it’s okay because, you know… we’re not dead! 😛

  • D. G.

    Yay spookys back! And sircea is blocked for hours. Woo hoo!

  • Mir

    So…who’s going to break the news about the bear?

  • Poppyjaz

    Spooky looks so sexy in that last panel… That’s it.. That’s all I felt like saying… :p

  • Sorry I didn’t reply after the page came up, but I seemed to have lost my connection…

  • Columbine

    Hell yes! Spooky! Hell yes! (please come back later for coherence. Spooky. Yes. It likes Spooky)

  • Fabulous Alien

    Woo hoo! Spooky’s back! *hugs Spooky*

  • Jojolightningfingers

    YAY spooky! he’s okay~

  • KatKaleen

    “Get to go home”… oh Alex, you’re not even messing with us anymore! XD
    Good to see Spooky being a Badass. 🙂

  • eldestdawn

    Umm…i’m a bit concerned about spooky…he looks off. like the fight may have let one of the demons inside have control after he passed out while healing mitch. Also, there’s the need to free the sacrifices before the timer finishes and opens the portal.

    • KatKaleen

      That’s a creepy idea. Spooky being possesed by a demon is possible, but I didn’t see any signs of that. Yes, next thing on their agenda WILL be freeing the sacrifices.

    • Derkins

      That is a creepy thought. I assume he’s just not not feeling well, though.

  • Jason Moon

    You know it’s powerful magic when the words float and glow in the air.

  • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

    I forgot to camp! Nooo! I shall have to console myself with the fact that this page is epic and that Spooky is alright!

    Go Spooky, go Spooky, go, go!

    Now, all we have to do is deal with the small matter of what is going on with Duncan and Fluke . . .

  • Dekira

    Boy does Spooky look badass in this page.

  • Diviana

    Someone is going to touch something and accidentally finish off the spell aren’t they? Or Kyle’s dad is going to appear anyway?

    • Klaus

      The spell will open the gate when the timer runs out and the victims are sacrificed. No touching required.

  • Sapfo

    SPOOKY IS BACK!
    And he is rocking this page! ^^

  • Klaus

    Does anyone here read Eldrich? I wonder what Spooky is advertising for in panel 4.

    • Is that the werewolf comic on deviantART?

  • Earl Patterson

    Spooky! I miss you!!

  • Spooky! Babe, we missed you! X3

  • YEAH SPOOKY!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  • karmakat

    probably a dumb question, not that am not THRILLED that platinum blonde is gone…normally. but is anyone wondering at least about flupke? OR the timer on the sacrifices? no?

    • Not a dumb question. Many wonders with you, but guess we’ll get an answer soon.

  • davefragments

    Any here camping yet?

    • I’m hovering on the edges! About to eat leftover tuna noodle casserole

      • davefragments

        Good, eat.
        I remember a comedy that had a character, a coloratura soprano, named Isabella Tuna-Ziti-Casserole’ …

    • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

      I’m in and out. Mwahahah!

      • davefragments

        hi

        • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

          Hello hello! ^_^

          • davefragments

            Sorry …I was truing to find something to occupy the TV and make noise.

          • davefragments

            So I put on Deadpool ….

            (for the music)

            LOL

    • Hey dave,,,,I am sort of here….kind of

      • davefragments

        How’s it going?
        My big event was shopping Sunday Morning and not running people over with the cart.
        (wink, wink)

        • Doki hasn’t left the house and has been on and off sick and/or depressed….not sure which one or both

          • davefragments

            I gotta leave the house to buy food.
            Next week I have to leave the house for the car to be inspected.
            Mundane, ain’t it?

          • It would be nice if I could spend a few days away or with friends, but who would look after grandmother?

          • Hugs for Doki!

          • *hugs*

          • davefragments

            Is there other family? Or a nursing service you can get for a few hours to relax?

          • Mother works night shift and sleeps all day, brother is useless, and older sister is off gallivanting around Georgia

          • davefragments

            I don’t know what to say.
            I’ve been through that and there is nothing easy about it.

          • I have to leave the house tomorrow to take my dog for his annual check up. He has medication that needs to be renewed. BUT! The a/c in the car has been fixed finally so at least there is that.

          • davefragments

            Today was 90 and tomorrow will be only 87.
            I’m not fond of the heat.

          • The older I get the less I like it for sure. It was about 96. It’s supposed to be hotter tomorrow. -_-

          • davefragments

            Ugh!

          • Indeed! I wish there was some place that was temperate all year round.

          • Summer heat is evil

          • Yes oh yes. At least it can be. For me now after living in the desert since 2002, 85 is pleasant. And that’s sad.

          • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

            Aww! I’m so sorry. 🙁

            *hugs*

          • *hugs*

  • EMR updated! http://elanmeetsrafa.com/the-comic/ch29pg9/

    They are trying to do that talking/communication thing…

  • davefragments

    OK – Time for Speculation:
    a) A big flaming hole rips open and dozens of demons fly out of it?
    b) We find out what happened to Fluke and Duncan?
    c) They all run to the glass box and find that they can’t break it?
    d) Picnic time with Margaritas and funky drinks with tiny umbrellas?

    • e) all of the above?

      I suppose I’m attempting to hedge my bets. 😀

      • davefragments

        no, no, no, no hedging allowed…

        • Then Imma hafta fold. I’ve learned never to try to guess Alex. I’m almost always wrong.

          • davefragments

            I’m always wrong, too.
            That doesn’t stop me.

          • lol. I’m too scared to try. So I’ll bite my nails.

    • my vote is for b or d

      • davefragments

        I’ll drink to that

    • Saxon_Brenton

      I’d vote for a variation on C: Commander reminds Tsunami to use a water fist to rip the wires out of the auto-sacrifice device, as previously planned. But complications ensue (which may involve option A).

  • I smell betrayal.

  • Justin White

    yeah spook is in the house lol