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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Coda—Page 12

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Who’s Sameer?

First off, let me wish a very happy birthday to long-time reader and supporter, Saxon Brenton, and long-time Young Protectors mod and current reader, Admiral Jane! You both are awesome and I hope you’ve had amazing birthdays!

It was a solid month over at the Patreon page! We added another 20 Patrons and support increased to over $6100/month. (The dollar support on the page always dips on the 1st because of temporary credit card issues, but it was over $6100 up until last night. 😉 ) This means we’re continue to move back again towards me breaking even after paying my artists, rent, etc., and it again shows that we have the most amazing readers in the world here. You all are superheroes!

And, of course, I’m always looking for ways to show my gratitude to those who are able to support us in this way. So here were the special Patreon rewards for July:

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For July, this will be your last chance to download the Spooky Jone NSFW Romance Card Art by Adam DeKraker and Alex Sollazzo, which $5+ Patrons can find here. After August 10th, I’ll be removing the links to the NSFW art for that. So, if you want to see Spooky Jones naked and drawn by canon The Young Protectors penciler Adam DeKraker, now’s the time! 🙂

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So! Is it me, or does this part of town look familiar? What’s Kyle doing there? And who is this Sameer guy? (Does he work for ExSec or something?)

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

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    Interesting……now to figure out who this kid is…….

    • davefragments

      He’s cute, whoever he is

      • Wayne Lunkwitz

        That he is :D……of course one of my “dark ” secrets is I am drawn to dark men…..

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Happy Birthday AJ and Saxon!!!

    • *hugs stick* Disqus is being mean to me and I had to sign in again before I could comment. >:-(

      • stickfigurefairytales

        I did too! But I finally set my laptop to store my Disqus password so at least I can do so more quickly now.

        • It usually doesn’t ask me to sign in again unless I sign out or close the window I was using it in.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            It seems to just do it randomly sometimes to me, which is annoying. >_<

          • It is really weird because it is only on the websites that it is going it. When I go to the disqus site, no problems… -_-

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Hmm, how very strange…

    • Thanks, Sticky!!

      (we’re watching Gifted)

      • stickfigurefairytales

        How is it so far?

        • Well, it got a little intense for me, so I snuck away for a few moments. But it’s pretty good so far. I may have to look up spoilers to see how it ends.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I don’t think I’m in the mood for much intensity in my unwinding time right now. The real world is more than intense enough.

          • I know, right? But what I find a little intense might not be something you think is intense. But again it is dealing with a gifted child caught in a custody battle of sorts.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Yeah. Although if I’m thinking of the right show, wasn’t there also bullying and fleeing from the government (?) because of having mutant superpowers?

            I feel like The Great British Bakeoff is currently the outer limit for my intensity meter at present.

          • davefragments

            I think you are mixing GIFTED with MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

          • The movie Gifted with Chris Evans. 🙂

            Yeah. I’ve been watching a lot of Food Network, that’s about as far as I deal. Amazing how easy watching cooking shows can take your mind off the rest of the troubles.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Ohhhh, that makes more sense! Although I do think there’s a new series out or coming out soon based on X-Men that has that same title.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Ah ha! The one I was thinking of is called The Gifted!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            So similar title but not the same at all.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Thank you, Stick

  • Kyle has a date?

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Or at least a new friend, I think! (Hi Doki! *hugs*)

    • Saxon_Brenton

      From context, that seems to be the implication. The ‘Engaging the Enemy’ arc started with Kyle sneaking into the Pearls bar a few days before becoming legal for a quick perv, and that started his relationship with Duncan. Now he’s an adult and at peace with himself over his sexual identity, so he’s able to “walk past” (literally as well as metaphorically) Pearls in order to start another relationship. Even if it’s just a simple “getting to meet you” date.

      • Adam Black

        Happy Birthday

        • Saxon_Brenton

          Thanks, Adam

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Hey Sameer! Long time no see!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Like, ever.

      • Pietro7

        I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that we’ll see more of Sameer in Saturdays page. 😉

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Unless the first panel is just of Kyle waving back over his shoulder, saying “Sorry Sameer, can’t talk now!” and going off to something else. Which would just be silly.

          • This totally cracked me up, stick. Now I wish that was what I had done on the next page.

            Psyche!

        • davefragments

          maybe it’s a ménage à trois

  • Arthur Dent

    Checking back, the film showing in that cinema way back on page 2 was titled “Artifice 2”, so … could this Coming Soon: “Legendary” be some sort of foreshadowing / easter egg?

    • davefragments

      Legendary is the name of the next Young Protector’s story after the Spooky/Kyle short

      • stickfigurefairytales

        HOW DID YOU KNOW?!

      • No, it’s the Spooky/Kyle short title.

        • davefragments

          oops

      • Arthur Dent

        Ah, ok. That makes sense. 😀

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I certainly wouldn’t rule it out!

    • Wayne Lunkwitz

      Scene 2 Pearls Bar…..this is where it all started for sure!

  • Cman65

    With out going back to look I’ll bet he was one of the people they saved

  • LOL.. I showed up late for camp, opened this tab address directly, saw the page was up and spent extra time looking at it, before checking comments. I should have checked, because apparently I was first here. Comments didn’t start until the moment I went to comment xD

    Nice Title cameo on that movie announcement on the cinema. Hint: It’s the next title for Spooky/Kyles story.

  • Thanks, Alex!!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      I will echo that sentiment. Thank you for the well wishes, Alex.

      • You’re very welcome, too, Saxon! 🙂

      • bronakopdin

        happy birthday to you, too 😀

    • Adam Black

      Happy Cape Day

    • You’re very welcome, AJ!

    • bronakopdin

      happy birthday 😀

  • So wait, did Kyle swipe left?? I mean that’s how it works on those dating apps right??

  • unknownlight927

    Haven’t seen Kyle so content in such a long time. So happy for him. Ps- the Legendary foreshadowing!! You guys just love trolling us don’t you!! 🙂 🙂

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I know!! He looks so comfortable and at ease in that first panel especially. It makes me so happy and proud!

    • 🙂

  • unknownlight927

    Haven’t seen Kyle so content in such a long time. So happy for him. Ps- the Legendary foreshadowing!! You guys just love trolling us don’t you!! 🙂 🙂

  • unknownlight927

    Haven’t seen Kyle so content in such a long time. So happy for him. Ps- the Legendary foreshadowing!! You guys just love trolling us don’t you!! 🙂 🙂

  • davefragments

    As others have pointed out — Here’s the first time we ever saw PEARL’S Bar

    http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-page-1/

  • davefragments

    Yes, the artwork has improved with each page.
    It’s gone from great to magnificent.

    • It’s really a total trip to look back on those first pages. It’s been such a pleasure working with Adam and Vero — it’s been a great 5 years. 🙂

      • Mary Klemzak

        Here’s to another 5!

  • Wow, back where it started a few weeks ago (in YP time). He sure is home again, since this myst be the neighbourhood he liuves in.

    So.. is Kyle randomly meeting this guy, or is he there to meet Sameer? It could be random but really doesn’t feel like it, so yes I think Kyle has a date or at least meeting new people.

    It could seem that at this point Kyle and Spooky aren’t anywhere settled yet. Have they already had a talk, in between the big battle and Kyle seeing DunKid again and Spooky searching for PP, or is it all waiting for when Spooky get’s back?
    Kyle isn’t expecting anything from Spooky (yet, if ever), and knows as well as Amanda -and the team- that Spooky is quite the independant and ‘free bird’. There’s reasons Spooky and Amanda didn’t happen, and it could be what will keep Kyle and Spooky from getting a settled couple.

    The next story, Legendary, will tell us much more about that, but time will tell if Spooky and Kyle become a couple. It’s too early yet and Kyle seems to be ‘testing’ new waters when it comes to dating.
    If he is, I’m sure it’s something Spooky knows about.

    Makes me think it’s possible the start of Legendary happened between the battle and this scene in the timeline, and then will continue when Spooky returns.

    • unknownlight927

      As I have stated before, I believe Spooky and Kyle are endgame, but there are various ways it could happen. Legendary with either have them realize their strong feelings and become a true Super Couple or they will take the slow route and remain friends, revisiting the subject at a later date. We just have to wait and see!! 🙂

  • Sapfo

    Back where it all started. It is coming full circle.
    (I first thought it was the first page I come to XD)

  • Pietro7

    Marginally relevant thought: I wonder if Kyle sunburns? Redheads with fair skin like his usually do, and painfully, but the sun is also fire and fire does not hurt him. It would be nice if he never gets a sunburn – help to compensate for some of the pain of his upbringing. And frankly, the way he’s been running around outdoors (as in this page) his exposed face should be a painful-toasted-red color most of the time, and there’s been no sign of it.

    Alex, are you going to give him that extra bit of kindness? (Leading Question #32)

    • Takehai

      Speaking as a red-head. We DO tan, and can be accomplished through careful exposure and frequent use of sunscreen, although for some it is overpowered by the tendency to freckle. But even those who freckle, if exposed long enough will either gain an underlying tan or the freckles spread and merge into a uniform color, kind of the reverse of vitiligo. And then there are those who don’t get the fair skin that usually goes with the colorful hair…

      • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

        I’m a redhead and I don’t tan. ;_;

        Even when I did preemptive tanning to avoid sunburn before travel to the southern hemisphere, I didn’t change color, although something obviously happened because I was more burn resistant.

        • Klaus

          It is hardly surprising that the daughter of Nyx has a strained relationship with the sun.

  • This is the best ending to the Enganging the Enemy arc of YP.

    To see Kyle back in the neighbourhood where it all started, passing the gay bar he so causiously approached back then (dressed the same), and to see him smiling and much more confident as he walks down the street – to openly meeting a guy.

    *whipes lonely happy tear*.. our Kyle has been through hell, and TO hell, in the last couple of months, but he has grown up. Like the Phoenix he rose from the ashes of his past and pains as a new and stronger him.

    Yup, it may not be his official title yet in story-verse, but there’s more than one way to be this; Kyle is a a survivor and a hero.

    He’s our superhero <3

  • Songbird

    *crazed squealing*

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

    • Klaus

      Yes.

  • timemonkey

    *glances at first panel* Cute, very cute. XD

  • Kate G

    Happy birthday @admiraljane:disqus and @saxon_brenton:disqus!

    Back to where we all started!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Thanks, Kate.
      And, yes, back to where it all started. Patterns repeat, with the strong hint that it’ll be better the second time around.

    • Thanks, Kate!!

  • Klaus

    The more it changes, the samer it gets.

  • Klaus

    So a meeting has been arranged between Kyle a Sameer, who Kyle does not know on sight. Of course such a meeting can have many purposes.

  • unknownlight927

    Its funny how torn I am about Kyle at the moment. I really REALLY want him and Spooky to get together but the prospect of Kyle “hitting the playing field” is full of fun and intriguing possibilities!! UGH MY EMOTIONS!!!! 🙂 🙂

    • Mary Klemzak

      I kinda want to see him date lots of guys too! Maybe the next part? *rubs snippy hands together in excitement*

  • fujoshifanatic

    Aww, cool use of bookending there, Alex! And I wonder if Legendary is the name of the next arc in the TYP saga? We’ll soon see. Sameer looks like a cutie; I hope he is sweet as well. While I do ship Kyle and Spooky, I still ship Amanda and Spooky just a leeetle more, and I think a young man like Kyle, with his lack of experience, should spend a little time dating and enjoying the perks that go with doing it (dating and ahem!) responsibly. Spooky is definitely more of a keeper type (with the right person), and Kyle is too young–in more ways than one–for that right about now.

    Happy Birthday, Saxon and Jane! Hope it was awesome!

    • davefragments

      “Legendary” is the name of the next story.
      Alex revealed that in a comment on page 11.

      • fujoshifanatic

        Wouldn’t that be an awesome universe though; were superheroes are real and movie studios recognized true talent like Alex, bringing his stories to life on the silver screen for us to enjoy? Marvel who?

        • davefragments

          This would make a better movie than all those awful Transformer things.
          Or that vast library of “shark” something movies.

          • Songbird

            That’s a very low bar.

        • davefragments

          The SYFY channel was screening various movies:

          Trailer Park Sharks
          Sharktopus versus WhaleWolfe
          Sharktopus versus PteroCuda
          Swamp Shark
          Ghost Shark
          Jersey Shore Shark Attack
          Dam Sharks!
          Mississippi River Sharks
          Ozark Sharks
          Malibu Shark Attack
          RoboShark
          Piranhacvonda (one my Frat Bros kept a pet piranha)
          DinoCroc versus SuperGator
          DinoShark
          5-headed Shark Attack
          Atomic Shark

      • Mary Klemzak

        *more excited hopping*

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Thank you, Fujoshi. Yesterday was actually pretty laid back, but we’ll be having a dinner in the next few weeks when I can wrangle everybody 🙂

    • Thank you, fujoshifanatic!

  • Songbird

    Hey wait. Cory knew Kyle by name from the internet, so I’m guessing his identity is public knowledge to some extent. I wonder if Sameer knows how hot Kyle really is.

    Also let me just thank the team for the commitment to realistic diversity here. It’s honestly so refreshing in comics

    • It really is our pleasure, Songbird. Depicting diverse heroes realistically and positively is very important to us and it’s the whole reason I got into making comics. 🙂

  • Foye

    When I was in elementary school, I had a classmate of lebanese origin named “Samer”. The funny thing is, Samer sounds a lot like “His mother” in our mother tongue, so we often made bad puns with his name. ex: “Samer est allé chercher le ballon pour nous. ” To which a confused interlocutor would possibly reply something such as “La mère à qui?”. (Samer went after the ball and brought it back to us. Whose mom?)

  • Klaus

    As a child, Kyle fantasized about saving the cute boys from school from supervillains. I wonder if Sameer is one of them. (The cute boys from school, that is, not the supervillains. That would be too much of a repeat of the prologue.) Kyle certainly did save them.

  • Earl Patterson

    Hi Sameer

  • Full circle, and what a change over a few days/weeks for Kyle and five years for us. Kyle’s an adult now and confident about what he wants. He doesn’t look as if he regrets going into the bar, but he’s moved on. And it’s not just about being gay – he’s confident that he can fully control his power. No need to date a supervillain just because said supervillain is invulnerable to fire…

    Thank you, Alex, for this comic. It’s a wonderful story. It’s also wonderful to have the diversity you’ve shown, and that includes *not* having the female hero team member in a painted-on costume with the nipples air-brushed out. That means a lot to me, especially alongside the older characters being allowed to be genuinely sexy rather than mocked as mutton dressed as lamb. And thank you, Adam and Vero, for what you’ve done in bringing Alex’s vision to vivid life.

    • Curt Clark

      Yes, yes, and yes. All of this. 🙂

    • You’re welcome, Jules. Thank you so much for sticking with us and being such an awesome member of our community! 🙂

  • bronakopdin

    ah back to where it all began! I guess Kyle met this Sameer guy when he first visited the gay bar around there?

    • Bei Dawei

      Called it! But in the few years since then, gay bars have suffered under the impact of apps like Grindr, which is where I bet Kyle has been doing his cruising.

      • bronakopdin

        you mean the few years it took the comic to get here or the few weeks within the comic’s timeline? x’D

  • Mir

    Ah, how nostalgic. Kyle looks so happy and confident ^_^.

    I have a interview tomorrow to determine whether or not i’m getting in my major’s bachelor degree program and was pacing and remembered there was a new page that might help me calm down :)))

    Also Alex, I saw you reblog that In a Heartbeat short film! It was so good! Amazes me how two students made that so beautifully.

    • It really was lovely, huh? So sweet and well-done. 🙂

  • Mary Klemzak

    *excited hopping*

    A new comic in the future?! Or just you guys being a mean tease?

    Oh well. Always love seeing things come full circle (“Checkovs gun trope, anyone?) Only this time, he’s a confident gay man,possibly in a deja-vu moment? In a relationship with his best friend! (We see that smile, looking down at your phone, Mr. Fire Man!!)

  • Will Parkinson

    Aw, Sameer. You’re a cutie. Don’t screw up! We got our eyes on you.

    • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

      *stares at Sameer with parental eyes*

      • Will Parkinson

        Parental…yeah…. :eyes twitch:

        • Curt Clark

          He seems like a sweet, wholesome kid. But yeah, Kyle brings out the overprotective “SAMEER IF YOU BREAK MY SON’S HEART I WILL MAKE YOU EAT YOURS” parent in me too.

  • Fabulous Alien

    Hel-lo, Sameer!

  • bandanajack

    kyle is looking very manly, but the baggy clothes hide the bangin body underneath.

  • Nate

    “And so we return and begin again…”

    No offense to Sameer, who seems like a nice guy, but I wish he was meeting Spooky.

    • Jim Philbrick

      I agree

    • Curt Clark

      Spooky is…elsewhere. I assume we’ll find out the particulars of what’s happening between them next story arc.

  • LunacyCupcakes

    Oh! OHHH! Is Legendary a new comic? Even a short one? Or a continue on from one of your earlier comics? Because I’m obviously there for all of the above.

    • Klaus

      Legendary is a comic in three chapters featuring Spooky and Kyle.

      • LunacyCupcakes

        You are a very well informed cupcake o.o But thank you for the clarification =D

  • John

    Sameer! Hey Sameer!

    Who’s Sameer?

    • NoiseShaper

      Looks like he’s new to Kyle as well. Let’s hope he’s a good one!

  • Jeff Baker

    Hmmmm….maybe Kyle hasn’t been as stuffed-in-the-closet as he seemed? 🙂 Or maybe Sameer’s just an old friend? 🙂

    • Curt Clark

      The second page of the prologue had baby-Kyle putting both fists in the air and shouting “I DID IT!!!”, without much in the way of context. One can assume Sameer was someone he managed to strike up a conversation with that night in the bar, before the Annihilator showed up.

  • Ooooo. I wanna know what “Legendary” is. Hehe. Is that something new and exciting us readers have to look forward to?!

    • timemonkey

      The next Story.

  • TwilightDreamer

    Aaaww…memory lane ^_^

  • Jim Philbrick

    Kyle is being drawn by someone different than the last story arc…

    • Klaus

      Adam and Vero are credited on the page.

    • Maybe just a style change ti denote passage of time or the maturing of Kyle. Ifnyou go back to Page 1 of the entire comic you will see how far they have come with the art of his character.

  • This is great. I had to go back and look. The last marquee for the theater said “Now Playing: Artiface I” his previous comic and now it says “Coming Soon: Legendary”

    I know people are saying its the next chapter staring Spooky and Kyle. But till i see Alex post that I lean more to it being his next Stand Alone Comic. My guess is something in the Medieval Era, since Artiface was in the future and Young Justice is the present.

    Be awesome to have a telling of Arthur and thd Knights of the round in a gay centered universe… move over Gwen-a-beard I’m shipping Arthurelot (Arthur/Lancelot).

    • Klaus

      Why not Arthur and Mordred?

      • Well depending on the cannon they could follow Arthur and Mordred are father/uncle and son/nephew.

        • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

          Arthur and Merlin from the TV series . . . *drool*

          • Wayne Lunkwitz

            YESSSSS! Merlin was sooooo cute!

    • unknownlight927

      While that does sound like a cool idea, Alex has already confirmed multiple times that Legendary is the next Spooky and Kyle story. Sorry.. 🙂

    • Jason Wexler

      https://www.amazon.com/Mordred-Bastard-Son-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B01LE4KY5Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501684140&sr=8-1&keywords=mordred+bastard+son

      After reading this novel (and thankfully the second installment is now forthcoming next year), it’s hard for me to gay pair Lancelot with anyone other than Mordred. That said every contemporary re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, tends to make Lancelot the lost/unattainable love interest for which ever protagonist they decide to focus on (see Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Mists of Avalon). So maybe it’s time to find someone other than Lancelot for Arthurian characters to lust after.

      • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

        I want to check out this book now. *drool*

        • Jason Wexler

          I read the first publication in 2008, and then re-read it this year, it’s a whole new rewrite, get the more recent version it’s much better.

      • Curt Clark

        There’a always Galahad. Something to be said for ‘purity’, and how it doesn’t necessarily have to mean virginity…

        • Jason Wexler

          Now you’re just transferring from the father to the son.

          • Curt Clark

            …what’s your point? :p

    • By Alex’ confirmation itself, we will get a Spooky/Kyle story next called Legendary. It’s going to be three chapters (fitting a 1-volume comic). After that we will get a multi chaptered new YP story where the other characters will ‘get to shine’ more as well.

  • Micha Johnson

    I want the bar to be called “The Pink Unicorn”

  • Zephyr10101

    Sameer looks like he could be Obama’s son

    • Wayne Lunkwitz

      Awww Gee………just when I got that warm fuzzy feeling about this guy (Sameer) and you go and ruin it!

      • Zephyr10101

        If that ruins your feeling that sounds like a personal problem ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

      Obama is hawt. But so is Justin Trudeau. #SexyPoliticians

    • Wayne Lunkwitz

      Sorry if that came off wrong, but, after hearing Obama say that so many times……I want to move on from that era, and if possible try to forget it ever happened.

  • Jason Moon

    Ah, memories…

    … unless we find out that nostalgia just isn’t the same as it used be. 🙂

    • Klaus

      And it never was.

      • Jason Moon

        They just don’t make deja vu the way they used to.

        • Klaus

          Now where did I hear that before?

  • Justin White

    looking back at the events that brought you here. its nice, moments of piece are hard to find.

  • fuck, i just got choked up seeing Kyle so relaxed and happy. good lord….

  • Will Parkinson

    Ooh, I see what you did there! 😉

  • Keneu

    “Hi Sameer. I’m Dad.”

  • Curt Clark

    I love that Kyle looks unambiguously like an adult now. 🙂 He’s wiser, more confident, more relaxed. He may have lost something irreplaceable to Duncan, but he’s gained something equally valuable in turn.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Isn’t true that so often it’s the brutal life experiences that give us the most profound growth. Even if it takes its own time. Lovely image.

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Amusing script observation: On the finalised page the marque in panel 1 reads ‘Now showing: Legendary’ . As has been noted, this is a reference to the next Young Protectors story.
    However on the script and the penciled page available via patreon it’s ‘Now Showing: The Wolf Pack’. Well gosh, I appreciate the hat tip, but I can see why that might be considered a little too in-jokey and was changed. The only way it could be more pandery to the fans is if it was spelled ‘Woolf Pack.’ 🙂

    • Terri Sutton

      I thought Wolf Pack was a joke about Leo DiCaprio’s “Pussy Posse”.

  • Jeff Baker

    I’ll add here my applause to your artist(s). I myself have wandered though old haunts with the same feeling of nostalgia perfectly depicted on Kyle’s face and even in his body language. Plus, the young man has grown up in the short time of this story’s timeline.

    • Thank you, Jeff! I also think Adam and Vero did an awesome job with this page. 🙂 (And I always love Adam’s “extras” — as in, the “actors” in the background — which these street scenes are a perfect venue for.)

  • Gregory In Seattle

    Only a few days past his 18th birthday and he’s already arranging hook-ups through Grindr.

    • Klaus

      I think it more likely has been several weeks.

      • Gregory In Seattle

        No, just a couple of days. Duncan bedded Kyle as a birthday present, the plane went out looking for ritual sites the next morning, ALL of that stuff at the site happened that day, and the debriefing at ExSec happened within a day or two of that. I don’t think we are more than a week past Kyle’s birthday.

        • Klaus

          ExSec has had time to question Dunan, and decide to have Kyle try. Clearence have been granted to Kyle to do so (which we know was not automatic on Exsec asking him). Mitch’ family’s lawyers have had time to arrange for Mitch to give evidence in writing. A time has been set for the congressional hearing, or at least our heroes think that it may have been. All this takes time. Page 1-11 do not happen as the YP are leaving the ExSec HQ after their initial debriefing. It is much later.

    • I read the phone bit as confirming details for his planned rendezvous with Spooky, along with a little smile of self-satisfaction that he’s got a better option going for him than a random gay bar.

      • Oops! Total neuronic misfire. Spooks is off chasing the Platinum Priestess. I must have conflated Alex’s teaser about Kyle’s making an appearance in Spooky’s bedroom with Kyle’s mention of having plans.

  • Clinton Obi

    While I admire the dedication for this story, particularly a gay storyline with a phenomenal plot and great art, I seem to have noticed that whenever a POC is drawn, their palms are the same shade as their skin. I can understand drawing this for Kyle or Spooky as they are light-skinned but, for someone like Sameer you can’t use the same concept. Everyone’s palms are pale, regardless of race. P.S. When I get a job, I plan to donate LOL xD.

    • Pietro7

      Good catch, Clinton. I knew that and never noticed the discrepancy until now. The art is so overall fantastic that my mind ignores the occasional lapse.

    • Yeah, I have always been a little fascinated by the difference.

  • Klaus

    Isn’t Sameer very dark-skinned for a Pakistani American?

    • Pietro7

      Depends on who his mother is. Pakistan is not quite as mixed as America (very few East-Asian-ancestry folks, frex) but still has a noticeable admixture of skin tones.

    • davefragments

      No, I have an in-law that dark-skinned from that area of the world.

  • T Dibbler

    And we have come full circle, but with improved self confidence. 🙂

    Hello random new person who seems to know Kyle.

  • If we follow the same choice for the theatre program as in the prologue, “LEGENDARY” is either the title of the next TYP arc or of a completely different totally brand-new story project…? Or yet again, a sequel to Artifice? butalexwouldprobablyspecifyifitwas

    • davefragments

      In the comments on Page 11 ( http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/typ/ete-coda-page-11/ ) Alex said that the next story (about one volume or ~3 chapters long) is titled “Legendary” and after that, a new Young Protectors arc will begin that will be 3 printed volumes.

      • Thanks Dave, missed it…

  • (it’s the night of 1,000 Shadows, y’all!)

    br>
    ah, cool!
    kyle’s gonna catch up with one of his old housemates who was at kyle’s orphanage/group home with him!

    ¡¡sami!!

    who appears to be a total mundy!!

  • Snorlaxation

    Coming Soon: Legendary
    😉

  • Earl Patterson

    Hi Kyle & Sameer. I’m Earl

  • Connor

    Is it too early for camping?

    It’s too early for camping. I just really want to know who Sameer is already.

    • It is not too early for camping. ^_^ People should start showing up soon. ^_^

    • I have stumbled upon the camp ground!
      Brought plenty of snacks for us all to enjoy!!

  • Cheers!

  • davefragments

    Hello Campers,
    How is it tonight? I have pretzels if anyone wants some.

    • Mmmmmm. A pretzel sounds wonderful!

  • davefragments

    At lunch, I thought about calling my lawn service because the lawn was getting high… It rained all afternoon and the electric went out at 2:30 & came back on a 5:30. Just in time to cook dinner.
    I swear if I even think about the lawn needing mowed, it rains. I’m cursed, cursed I say. Oh the pain and agony of it all… cursed

    • Stephen Hutchison

      Think about my lawn needing mowed please. (It’s been 100+ for four days and we have the smoke of British Columbia burning in our eyes and lungs. We need rain. Work that curse!)

    • Rain *hiss* It’s been pouring a lot the last couple of days… or weeks. The Danish summer has been exceptionally poor this year, even compared to other years.(HA! Summer? What summer?)
      Where MANY places has issues with heat and drought, Denmark (and much of the top northern countries worldwide) has gone the opposite way.

      • davefragments

        About a week ago, the creek that runs through the county park about a 1/2 mile east of me flooded and took out houses and a couple roads. That was a real beast.

    • Wouldn’t mind some of that rain. Granted we don’t have a lawn, but it would be nice not to worry about watering my plants. We have such sandy soil there is no way to over water in the summer.

      • davefragments

        It’s like the wet areas are getting wetter and the dry are getting dryer.

        • They are.

        • Seems like it. This summer has been just awful. The humidity has been up too here, a little monsoon season, but without the blessed rain. We did get a little rain the other day which was nice. Cooled the general weather for a few days, especially with some of the cloud cover.

    • It poured and thundered a bit not long after we got back from grandmother’s “Dr. Day”. Had an appointment with her primary at 11 and then had to get a CT scan at 2:30, luckily we where a nit early to both and got out relatively quickly (the CT scan was a bit of a longer wait, but we still got out of there before her appointed time).

  • Using comment #200 to say Hello All.

  • davefragments

    I have no idea if this was the last page of the coda or if there’s another page…
    I’m not sure what other plot points are still open.

    And I’m out of guesses

    • Maybe a confirmation that this is a date.

      • davefragments

        If I really think hard, I would guess that Alex in his own charming wonderful way will hint at the next big story.

        • davefragments

          but then my ears smoke

  • Adam Black

    hello

    • davefragments

      greetings and salutations

      • Adam Black

        thx u 2,

        but sleeping early tonight

        • davefragments

          I’m going to sleep late tomorrow morning.
          😉

  • davefragments

    Thinking hard? I do it just because. I find when I stare at something and concentrate that people get spooked by it.

    • NoiseShaper

      They’re just scared of the scorch marks, apparently!

      • davefragments

        Thermodynamics and fluid dynamics…
        Scares the Willies out of people

        • NoiseShaper

          Not unreasonable given how big some of the gaps still are in those and how severe the consequences sometimes… (see above)

  • Had a long day yesterday. I’m starting to fight not falling asleep. Not quite a losing battle yet but getting closer.

    • davefragments

      I know the feeling. It’s those long blinks of both eyes that last five or ten minutes or maybe an hour or two.

      • I’m a the long blink stage before it turn to minutes 🙂

        • davefragments

          I have this bad habit of missing the last jeopardy question and waking up to the show credits.

  • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

    So, I need to know if everyone has seen In a Heartbeat yet. It’s possible that everyone has, maybe it’s even been linked on this comic before, but I only saw it today and it’s so cute that I’m dying.

    Excuse me while I go squee.

    Eeeeeeeeee~!

    *cough cough*

    I think maybe I’ve managed to stop . . .

    Nope!

    Eeeeeeee~!!

    *echos into the distance*

    • davefragments

      Not yet, but after the page update I will look at it.

      • Eris, elder daughter of Nyx

        Excellent! I think it’s so wonderful, and I only found out about it because apparently homophobes are freaking out about it. I heard some of the bad things they were saying, and I thought, “Why, that means I must check it out!” ^_^

        • The ‘phobes freak about a lot a things. This one probably got so much attention from them because it’s cute and it has gone viral pretty fast.

          Another example is the ‘Right in front of my salad!’ clip that has gone viral on Twitter and other sites the last few days. It’s not often a gay porn clip does that, trended on Twitter, even creating memes and gifs (and fanart versions). That one is far more NSFW though, and not cute or animated 😉

        • davefragments

          That was so very sweet. Thanks for point it out.

          PS – I don’t do twitter and no one on my Facebook would post that.

    • Yes, I’ve seen it (and linked to it on my Tumblr.) It’s lovely. 🙂

    • William Clapie

      Yep. Loved it. Neat little toon

    • Klaus

      Sweet and cute. But all that hate in the comments is very worrisome.

  • New page should be up shortly. 🙂

  • davefragments

    Patreon Rumbles

  • davefragments
  • oneiro

    I’m getting flash back. Is that place on the first two panels the alley where he first met Annihilator?

    • davefragments

      yes

  • Kitkat822

    Ooh ‘Legendary’… Is that a hint?? 🙂

    • NoiseShaper

      Yes, it is…!