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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Flyboy Bonus Comic—Page 1

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Adam DeKraker’s and Veronica Gandini’s amazing art returns and our new bonus comic begins!

Volume One of The Young Protectors: Engaging the Enemy ended with the Spooky/Commander Bonus Comic and Volume Two ends with a bonus comic too: starring Flyboy! And this time, it’s an action comic, full of danger and romance. (And a new nighttime costume for Mitch!)

The events of this story take place before the main Engaging the Enemy arc and will have a huge impact on Flyboy’s life. What will we learn about the youngest member of the team as he faces his most thrilling challenge? What will he gain — and what will he lose?

Stay tuned to find out! Next page will be up on Wednesday!

(Oh, and I’m right now in Tampa, FL for Rainbow Con! And I’m exhibiting with Adam DeKraker for the very first time! We’re actually “Guests of Honor” so we’re doing a bunch of fun panels. You can still get tickets at the door for really affordable prices. It’s be my first time in Tampa, and it’d be great to see some East Coast readers. I still have some advance copies of The Young Protectors V1 with me along with some special new, sexy The Young Protectors prints. If you have a chance, please stop by and say hi!)

  • I won’t tell a soul, I promise!!

    • How did you find the page? Since there was no address to guess, I tried going by the ‘last page’ link.

      • Well the TYP link I have in my bookmark takes me to the most recent page.

        • *lol* That’s what I tried, but it still shows me ToD page 26, even clicking your link. Guess my browser is taking its time catching up :-p

          • Yeah, I cleared my cache to be on the safe side.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            HA! congrats Admiral Techie!

          • Apparently that’s 21. My harem is legal. 😛

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Of course… they say women arrive at their sexual peak slightly older than boys/men.

            So, your naval harem might just be perfectly aged to satisfy the voracious romantic appetites of an Admiral of your stature and position within the fleet.

            Is that enough oceanic double entendre to satisfy you, oh collector of innocent young sea-men? 🙂

          • Haha!! Plus a little mwahaha!!

      • Nate

        The trick is to find the image, not the page. 😀

  • *Squee* It IS a Mitch comic 😀

    Mitchell Thibeau <3

  • Cydney Sabin


  • Fabulous Alien

    I’ve never found a page up so early, I’m feeling kind of smug!

    And I have theories about where this comic is going to go, but I’m not ready to share them yet. I love that it’s about my favorite flying superhero!

  • TwilightDreamer

    oooo!! awesome! 😀 Go Flyboy! ^_^

  • DC

    He’s loving it! that smile on his face.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Yay Mitch! Sorry I couldn’t make camping – I’m packing for my trip (combination grad school reunion & writing retreat – I leave early tomorrow morning!)

    • Sounds like fun!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Yeah, I’m really excited! 😀

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Safe and fun travels!

  • syllibub

    Excellent, I’m glad we’re going to learn more about Mitch! And I love Julie’s art, but it’s so nice to see Adam and Vero’s work again.

    I wonder how Mitch gets away with his unapproved hero work, since his powers seem like they’d be pretty recognizable. Depending on how often he does this kind of thing, it would be surprising if no one made the connection between mysterious flying boy and…Flyboy, haha. Makes me curious what kind of system there is in place to monitor people with powers, and how laws like this are enforced.

    Thanks so much for the page, and I hope Alex and Adam have a fantastic time at RainbowCon!

    • Thank you, Syllibub! (And Adam and I are having a great time here. 🙂 )

  • timemonkey

    …okay, if he’s working this openly how has he not been caught by now?

    • He stated in the ToD comic that he went to other towns. So I’m assuming he rotates towns. Plus he’s probably going around with only the abandon that a 15 year old can.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        You and Doki have a giant maps with pins in them, in your bedrooms, denoting the locations of Mitch’s rescues…… RIGHT?

        • I’m just taking Mitch at his word. But I can’t say for Doki. 😀

        • *quickly covers something on the wall with curtains* What giant map with pins?

    • What AJ just said — and he’s supposed to be moving very fast here in the dark, too fast to get a very good look at him. (Something that would be easier to tell in a movie vs. a comics page.)

      Witnesses would certainly be able to tell someone with flying powers is involved, but the intention is not that he’s blatantly visible.

      • timemonkey

        Ah, that explains it. I didn’t get that it was supposed to be dark.

  • Adam Black

    Early night,
    I bet this is how Flyboys gets kicked off his old team.

  • *lol* This is such a Superman situation. ‘I change my normal costume to black and no one will know it’s me’.

    Glasses on, glasses off.. no one will know, no one will guess. What a rebel 😉

  • davefragments

    Oh rats. I missed camping.

    It’s a Mitch story. Nice. We should know more about him.

    • Glad you think so, Dave. 🙂

      • davefragments

        I enjoyed the Spooky Jones “origin” story. Learning about Mitch will provide background for him. That’s what this “Truth or Dare” episode did — provide background and insight.
        I am enjoying what I think is Kyle’s “coming of age” that we are reading.
        BTW – if you want a challenge of a story, go watch MR ROBOT. I don’t know how many companies or channels would have the balls to do what they are trying to do. I see lots of science fiction that is derivative of some past plot. That is OK if the author provides a new aspect or a twist that delights. Mozart made a living out of that in music. So is Sharknado (to speak of the really good and the just plain silly all at once). However, MR ROBOT is a challenge and might be a plot-form to attempt as a challenge.

  • WarGoddess

    Yay!!!! Breaking the rules saved someone’s life!!!! Whooo!!!! Moms everywhere are shaking their heads in disapproval right now. 😀

    • Adam Black

      Remember, When your Mom asked you:
      “would you would jump off a bridge, if everyone else did it?”

      ( Dont ask me how I know she did. i JUST DO )

      When FlyBoys Mom asked him this —- he went and Did it.

      He missed the ground and has been Gravity-disabled, ever since.


      • Adam Black

        @WarGoddess:disqus You should Draw my idea above

  • So the comment @syllibub:disqus made below, along with knowing that Mitch travels around to more than one city to do his undercover hero work, made me think.

    How he could get away with this: he’s still very young and new on the YP team. This is actually to his advantage.
    He’s not overly known as a hero that will be recognized yet, and that he’s not on an actual hero team, but ‘only’ this junior rescue team, means he’ll probably not be so exposed as fast.

    Yes, this along with working at a fast pace in the dark hours, and a different suit, and he’s pretty safe from recognation – yet. At least from the ‘normal’ public eye.

    • Adam Black

      Who said he was on the YP team on this comic?

      • Hmm, you’re right. It could be JUST before he started working on the team, even though we now know he kept doing this after joining.
        He’s 15 here, which we know he’s only recently become in the main story comic, so I concluded, but doesn’t equal that he’s already a part of YP. That would only mean he’s even less recognizable at this point.

        • Adam Black

          @alexwoolfson:disqus is it worth telling us,
          or is it better for us to wait and see?

          • Chris Dangerfield

            “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” was a failed policy. So, I wish you luck @disqus_FidZAwLkzS:disqus .

    • I also would postulate that the team he was kicked off of was on the other side of the country. Which would help people not know who he was.

  • davefragments

    When people are confronted with the obvious that seems impossible, they moist likely won’t see it.
    To illustrate. I gave a friend directions today about a landmark near my house. I said look for the watering can. The watering can is 12 foot tall, aged coper and surrounded by flowers. The two in the car didn’t see. Drove right past it and never saw it.
    People seldom see what is in front of their faces because they don’t look and see.

    • Soirbleu

      So true!

    • Derkins

      related side story: was once at a BBQ talking to some dude about this beautiful massive old growth tree that was across the street. he kept saying, “what tree? i don’t see any tree.” I was all, “that massive one, directly in front of your face. straight ahead. right there.” he felt really dumb when he finally noticed it, but honestly, it was a weird psychological phenomenon to witness. he got kinda flustered, as it took him a while to see it. afterward he admitted he doesn’t usually notice plants. but i mean … it was the size of a wall, it was very close, and he was facing it.

      anyway, it really is true what you’re saying. it’s almost creepy to think how much we probably don’t perceive of what’s happening around us, on a daily basis.

      • davefragments

        Those two I spoke of have no concept of “north” or “south” and aren’t friends with a compass or a map.
        I find that frightening.

        • Michael

          I once heard someone refer to north as “left of sunrise”, and it wasn’t either fiction or ironic (as far as I could tell).

          • davefragments

            That’s a good thing to remember.

            I can see Polaris and the big dipper from the front door of my house. When I would drive home from work in January and February I could look southward and see Orion and the great Hexagon of stars. You can just imagine me on the phone with those two.

            Looking back it’s rather funny but then it was frantic.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            HA. “Polaris, Orion, the Great Hexagon of Stars” that all sounds like the beginning of a story. Then you ended saying, “then it was frantic.” and I read “fanfic” and I thought… wow… I wonder what fanfic story THAT is? LOL.

            Cool, Mr. Dave. Very cool. 😉

          • davefragments

            Today, after Friday’s fiasco, the road crew put the top coat on the southbound lane of what is a winding and hilly country road. They left the northbound side alone. That’s tomorrow. This means that there is a slight cliff of 2 inches in the middle of the road. Tonight I expect to hear sideswipes and crashes as cars try to break the land speed record. I wish this was fanfic.
            BTW – The Hexagon is Sirius, Rigel, Aldebaran, Capella, “Castor and Pollux” (the twins) and Procyon.

          • Michael

            Cool. Over here, I look South to see the Southern Cross, and slightly south-east to see the Saucepan.

          • davefragments

            I suggest you get bacon for that Saucepan.

          • Michael

            Silly dave, bacon is for frying pans, not saucepans. Unless you were trying to poach it or make a bacon soup.

          • davefragments


      • Chris Dangerfield

        I have an “artist” friend (film, media, visual arts, etc…) He is very talented and NOTICES things all the time. Stuff that I might walk right by. I try to be aware, but he looks at people and see’s stories, looks at architecture and sees design and shapes that juxtapose and become other things when you look at them the right way.

        I love to hang out with him (when we work together) because he’s always just pointing out “things” that I’d walk right by and it’s kinda wonderful and eye opening.

        He’s the one that taught me that every single thing EVERYTHING outside of nature — that we see every day — has been designed by an artist. Every flyer in your mailbox. The cartoon face on the side of the plumber’s van. (Ugly or Elegant) Every brochure. Every food package in existence. The shape and color of every SINGLE thing you own, wear, sleep on, is DESIGNED by an artist. EVVVVVVERYTHING (except nature).

        So, talk about taking our surroundings for granted. Walk through your day tomorrow and look at each thing you see and wonder what artist designed it. You can start first thing and look at the shape of your alarm clock, it’s color, its features… and then wonder WHO decided it should look and act like THAT.

        The trippy part is that it only last as long as you keep it consciously in your brain… soon it slips away and the world around you just becomes “the world around you” and you forget it’s all consciously made.

        Just an interesting thing about what we expect to see and what’s really there.

  • Sapfo

    Darn it Flyboy! I am hardly awake, not so fast! XD

    Good morning and not only a good new page, but a good new bonus chapter 😀

    Now where is Doki! I think this is her Chapter ^^

    • Adam Black

      Hardly or Softly, you landed .

      • Sapfo

        Landed on the sofa, so softly 😀

  • kamishiro

    Mitch <3 <3 <3 MYY BABYYY

  • *squeeee*

  • OMG. We got his FULL name!

    • 🙂

    • Madock345

      Now we just need someone to tell us how to pronounce it XD

      • ChupaChups

        Tea- Bo 😉

    • purplefoxglove

      Breathe, Doki! Breathe!

    • YES! 😀 And it is such an attractive name too!! ahh ♥

  • Fabulous Alien

    I have to say I’m shocked, SHOCKED, than nobody seems to have noticed Mitch’s adorable expression in panel 3. I’ve been laughing since the page first went up…

    • Klaus

      Actually DC did comment on this 3 hours ago.

      • DC

        Yes that look on his face in panel 3 is exactly what my comment refers to 🙂 And I think we all had a smile to match as we saw it.

        • Derkins

          clearly loves what he’s doing 😀

      • Fabulous Alien

        You’re right, and only two comments after my first! I must be sleepier than I thought… Or mesmerized by all the beautiful art…

  • EyeDontNo

    I for one am glad Mitch doesn’t take the obvious “wrong move”. He rescues the victim, he doesn’t try to disable/disarm the criminal. He still has the deniability of saying he was on a rescue mission (even if it’s unsanctioned) instead of fighting crime.
    Or I’m reading my own deviousness into his actions. 😀

    • timemonkey

      Well, last time we saw him doing this he stole the criminals getaway car with one guy still in it.

  • Cman65

    Your a very bad boy, go to my room! And wait till your 18 then 8===D

  • Madock345

    Missed the update again :'(

    I’m gonna have to start setting an alarm or something.

    I would have expected that he would make a different costume for the illegal expeditions. I mean, even if he’s moving too fast to see clearly, how many flying supers are there? how many with that color scheme?

    Also, we’re getting narration from a character? That’s new! Will it last the whole comic? I hope so, it seems like a really interesting way to get inside his head. Though I have concerns for his sanity after seeing that he thinks in little yellow boxes >.>

    • Well, his coat is normally brown and all zipped up. 🙂

  • Michael


    sorry I missed camping, but SO looking forward to this bonus feature!

    I foresee many nosebleeds in the near future, for Doki and myself at the least.

  • Oh, this is gorgeous, and when is the volume 2 Kickstarter because I so want this on high quality paper. Script, pencils, colours – they work perfectly together to tell us so much about Mitch’s personality. I’m with EyeDontKnow – I love the way Mitch keeps it a rescue mission. He’s gleeful about having removed someone from danger, not about beating someone up – compare and contrast with the Terrible Twins, and their atitude to superheroing.

    This is something we saw back at the beginning – the team are real heroes, who love helping people in practical ways, rather than thugs who don’t care about collateral damage.

    • Thank you, Jules! Very glad you like what you see here. I like how you’re thinking about their heroism.

  • Klaus

    This story takes place before the main story. That takes out some of the tension. Mitch will not get hurt, and he will not get caught.

    • Michael

      Unless it takes place just prior to his being dismissed from his previous internship before he joined the YP.

      • Klaus

        He has just turned 15 in the main story. Truth or Dare is set a month before. There is not much time for him to be caught, expelled, and accepted by the YP. But it is not impossible. I took it for granted that all the team members know each other well in Truth or Dare, but it is not necessarily so. Though Amanda has had time to fantasize about that school scene, and Mitch to notice that there is something between Amanda and Spooky.

        • Michael

          Good points, this probably is during his pre-main-story TYP days.

        • timemonkey

          It also took us about what three pages to notice something between Amanda and Spooky? Subtle they are not.

  • bobbyjoeguy

    Well would you look at that. I get my very own diner where super heroes drop off the recently rescued victims of evildoers. Hopefully the poor victims will come inside and have a sandwich or a nice milkshake. Any boost to business is welcome in times like these… Maybe I could offer Mr. Mysterious Flying Guy a free lunch for his trouble (and hopefully continued supply of customers.)

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Hmmmmmm… that sounds like the road to paying for protection. Admittedly paying with milkshakes doesn’t sound quite so bad, but still. This could lead Mitch to the darks side and soon he’d be shaking down old ladies to get them safely across the street.

    • Happy to drum up business for you.

  • Morgan

    Mitch, baby!!!!

  • bronakopdin

    Now THAT’S an introduction xD
    So this is his full name 🙂 I always thought “Mitch” is already a full name? Or is it just a quite often used nickname for people called Mitchell?
    (Totally unrelated but somehow I’m just curious because I read just “Mitch” so often)

    So what we just learned about our dearest fledgling is now going to be shown in all of it’s glory, detail, and danger!
    Really looking forward to this new bonus story 🙂

    • Sal Wolffs (Garnasha)

      They are, as far as I know, both derived from Michael, one of course likely through the other. However, there is no such thing as a list of all “true full names”, someone’s full name being more or less what their parents decided to put on the birth certificate (except, of course, if you decide to change your name “officially” or actually officially, as opposed to having a nickname).

      Result: Some people called Mitch might have that as their full name. Most probably shortened it from Mitchell. And some, notably likely in the case of Catholics, might officially be called Michael, but their parents called them Mitchell, and among friends, they shorten it to Mitch.

      • bronakopdin

        Well of course all that counts in the end is what is stated on the birth certification ^^
        but just as you said it’s “probably” full names would rather be Michael or Mitchell then! This is what I meant. I mean of course there can be people called Mitch on their birth certificate but I was rather interested on how common the “full/official name” Mitch is 🙂 because I read it so often I though it might be quite common but then it was eventually just a nickname all the time 🙂

      • Michael

        Or they might be named Michael and prefer to be called Mick, but they have a speech impediment.

        I swear, I once called someone “Crish” for ages because that’s what he told me his name was. I only learned about 6 months later that his name was Chris. >_>

    • Yay! Glad you’re looking forward to this!

  • dereule101

    Woohoo!! You break that law!

  • Toli Bera

    well to be fair his approach is rather ‘blame the victim’ by getting them out of there instead of dealing with the aggressor. so he might want to work on his angle of attack.

    • He’s a fifteen year old boy with the superpower of high speed flight, and the aggressor has a gun. There is no “blame the victim” about getting himself and the victim to somewhere safe as his first priority. Macho posturing a la Hunter and Killer is far more likely to get someone hurt or killed.

      • ChibE

        I love that he rescued her instead of beating up the other guy. It reminds me of what I used to love about Doctor Who, the idea that a man could be smart and compassionate as a hero without using violence.

        • Toli Bera

          he could also be practical. he doesn’t seem to into ‘thwarting’ the crime so much as inconveniencing people.

      • Toli Bera

        I do see your point, but he could do a flying tackle since he’d have the element of surprise 90% of the time. then once the aggressor is stunned from it get the person they were accosting out of there. it’s established he’s got strength along with his flight/levitation. of course I’ve been pitching him going Nyoom for a few pages. See Diagram below:

        ========(nyoom)=====(>0w0)> (> >_r (^ OoO ^)<("You saved me! Yay!")

        • Klaus

          “he’d have the element of surprise 90% of the time”. Meaning that either he or the crime victim would get shot at one time out of ten. Not nearly good enough.

          • Toli Bera

            the odds are pretty much the same as his current techniques.

        • Klaus

          Where was it established that has strength? When he flies, whatever he touches flies with him. Even a mountain. How does he know? But strength for tackling?

          • Toli Bera

            well tackling is a matter of speed. which If he’s the one causing the jet to fly in the pre-attack plan, must be pretty fast. (as per my soggy memory.)

          • Klaus

            He can fly at mach 2, which is 680.58 m / s. Fast indeed.

          • Toli Bera

            huh, must have some form of hyper density, or something to resist the wind burn.

          • Klaus

            Does this protection extend to what or whom he is carrying? That makes a great difference in such incedents as this.

          • Toli Bera

            well I’m assuming he has them, otherwise his powers would do him more harm then good.

    • syllibub

      I don’t think that’s what “blame the victim” means — my understanding is that it necessitates passing judgment on the victim for being in the dangerous situation in the first place, which Mitch definitely isn’t doing. To illustrate, it would be blaming the victim if, after rescuing her, Mitch gave this woman a lecture about how she should “know better” than to be walking alone at night. But all he’s doing is removing her from the situation, and that action in and of itself doesn’t imply that Mitch thinks she’s at fault.

      And since he’s not supposed to be doing rogue hero work anyway, I think it’s an excellent choice to focus on getting people out of harm’s way versus engaging with the bad guys. Fighting would draw way too much attention, not to mention slow him down and make him more likely to be recognized.

  • Jose O. Gonzalez Lopez

    That outfit sure is…. Wait hes 15. Dammit….

  • This is great! I’m definitely still wondering about the main arc and everything and I’m looking forward to whenever we get back to it, but I’m so excited to learn more about Flyboy!! 😀 Gonna have trouble waiting until Wednesday! :p

    • I’m really looking forward to sharing this one with you. 🙂

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    He could “break the law” to save me anytime 😛 Is that Paul in the background in front of the diner?

    • Klaus

      That is the trouble with Paul. With anyone else, it would be too much of a coincidence, but with Paul, who knows?

    • I think it’s just a lookalike 😉

  • Shinashi

    And you’re cuter than life!

  • Jason Moon


  • Kisa

    YAY! I love these guys’ art. 😀

  • marion T.

    That the first page of this comics that I laugh wen I read the nam of Mitch ( the presentation of him in super hero in this page is awsome), even initial and has one letter near my surname.

  • Gah I just want to snuggle Mitch so much.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Getoutofhere!!! I would NEVER have known. 😀

      • The more we see him the more irresistible he gets! He is just too adorable and precious for words!

        • ChibE

          He reminds me of a little lab puppy.

  • Pikinanou

    Oh, Mitchell Tibeau, that sounds french… J’aime ça 😀 No wonder I like this baby cake so much 😛

    • Klaus

      But how is it pronounced? in French (ti’bo) or in English (like thighbone witout the n)?

    • 🙂

  • Chris Dangerfield

    I loved the sweet new view that we got of our much loved gang with Julie. It was a perfect break. However it’s lovely to be back with Adam and Veronica again. Thanks guys. Seeing the page makes me feel like I’ve just seen you (old friends) after a long trip. Welcome home!

    Quick aside: I’ve been to SDCC a number of times in past years. It’s always a marathon of craziness and hard hard work. The fact that our Alex survived to sell out, was still smiling, saw Veronica, ran off to Rainbow Con with Adam… well I think Alex get the honorary “Standing Ovation for Stamina.” All that… and getting a page up ON TIME as always. Thanks guys. The work involved is truly impressive… and much appreciated.

    Loved this page. So nice to see Mitch as focus and great timing. Even before the Truth or Dare interlude, we didn’t get to see so very much of him in the main story — as it’s NOT his story. I get that. Still, I’m gleeful that we get to see him here and now. As I said, perfect timing.

    I can’t add more than the smart comments prior.
    – love that he’s a rescuer not a smasher.
    – love his joy in helping the woman.
    – love that he drops her, safely, in front of a busy diner.
    – love his “other” uniform. sexy young pup.

    I did wonder if the fact that his “present-time” goggles and uniform were a bit more retro meant anything. As if, perhaps, he felt he needed to distance himself from this persona. I guess well see. Sometimes a super hero uniform is JUST a cigar. 🙂

    Finally once again the panel composition is just swell. Love the entrance, the victim, the two great horizontal panels highlighting all his speed and motion — and finally the rescue and his joyous face as he “says” — ‘I’m breaking the law.’

    What 15 year-old wouldn’t love to do the right thing, be a hero and break the law a bit too. It’s perfectly that young, slightly foolish joy of mid-teen. I remember we want to loved and lauded and want to be a bit bad and a rebel at the same time. I think we see Mitch’s joy in thinking he’s found that dichotomy here. Great to see, even if I fear we’re going to see a very young man learn some life lessons.

    Thanks for another look inside our characters Alex. This looks to be yet another treat and knowing that Mitch enters our “real-time” story as such a good, generous young hero makes me believe that whatever he learns in the next few pages will be important. Now survive your cons, stop all this excessive partying and come home and get to work making us comic!!! 😀 Oh, and travel safe.

    • Klaus

      “My eyes see with joy”, as the say in that other comic.

    • Thank you for the well wishing, Chris. I’m on my way home now (with my third cold for the third con), but it was all a great experience. (Very much looking forward to being home, though. 🙂 )

      Thank you also for your thoughtful reaction. I really like your take on the complex desires of being a mid-teen. (Loved, lauded and a bit of a rebel — just right. 🙂 )

  • Saxon_Brenton

    I keep returning to the author’s Word of God that Flyboy is supposed to be moving so fast that he’s basically a blur, and the nitpicky part of my brain starts yelling “See! See! Flyboy *must* have some form of inertia control power as well, otherwise she would have been damaged by whiplash! We’ve suspected this since the car-dropping scene, and this is proof!”

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Ahahahahaha… Saxon, I’m going to quote some of our grandmothers, “Young man! You may be too smart for your own good!” LOL.

      Thank goodness I’m not that smart because I never imagined Mitch dropping the lifeless body of a neck-snapped woman in front of the diner. 😀

      But thank you SB. NOW IT’S IN MY BRAIN. Ha!

      • Saxon_Brenton

        The nitpicky part of my brain has a lot to answer for. Like, when I was on holidays visiting family, we had an evening (after I had finished digging rocks and dealing with roo poo in the garden) where we watched Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. And when we got to the climax I said out loud, there’s no way that dropping a single city is going to cause an extinction event, let alone split the freaking planet in half, even if you use thrusters to speed it up. There’s just no way you could get it up to asteroid impact speed.

        And the rest of my brain is going: Shutupshutupshutup! There’s vibranium involved! That’s handwavy stuff! And you’re spoiling it for everybody else!

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Oh good Saxon, you are not alone.

          Too many years of reading and watching films have made me THAT person who (with 90% of films) unconciously says, in the first 10 minutes, “Oh Bob is going to cheat on Janet with that cute neighbor’s son and then the father we saw in the last scene is going to have revenge-sex with Janet and kill Bob. I suspect the son flees in horror at some point………”

          The room goes silent and then I turn to look at all my fellow film-watchers who are looking at me with ultimate disgust. “WHAT?”

          I try to watch films alone these days. It’s so sad.

          However when a film DOES surprise me. I do a happy dance.

        • Michael

          I know how you feel, as a historical weapons aficionado, I watched Dracula Untold and had to force myself to not yell “bullshit!” at the screen, when we saw a Romanian warlord wielding a French longsword, after having been raised from the age of 13 in the Ottoman empire.

          Just… bullshit.

      • Zeruk

        Ahh…that second sentence. I just would have never guessed to have something like that said on this comic! XD

  • I have to agree with so many. Julie’s work was lots of fun, but I must admit quite the thrill when I first opened the page and saw Adam and Vero’s work. Kinda like coming home! There was one of our boys. *squish his cheeks!*

    • Agreed. I’ve loved Julie’s work, and also like the various guest artist work for posters and such, but Adam and Vero is ‘home’.

  • Mary Klemzak

    Yay Mitch!!

  • Klaus

    Is that a subway station? If so, very convenient for her. Very considerate.

    • 🙂

    • Also a diner, in case she’s peckish after her ordeal. Very considerate indeed 🙂

      • Michael

        I wonder if he has a deal with Bobby? Drops all his recuees off in front of Bobby’s Diner, where the compassionate owner generously offers a free small coffee, and half-off an all-day-breakfast plate.

        Hey, I’m sure they could use a little something to settle their nerves, and it’s also good for business. Win/win!

  • Glad you’re looking forward to this! (And no time for side adventures, but maybe next time!)

  • … Anyone else think it was Light Yagami that Mitch saved when they first saw the woman?

    • Samurai Jack

      No, but I certainly see the resemblance now that you mention it.

  • Danny

    I’m sure it’s been said before, but I find Mitch’s smirk at the perpetrator’s expression in Panel 3 very amusing. 🙂

  • Kate G

    *fans self* Flyboy, stop getting cuter! I’ll need to turn myself into the police for pedophilia!

    My lordy that costume is mighty fine on him.


    I’ve always wondered this though; how does Mitchell’s headgear stay on? Is the top bit so tight that it all stays up? It’s cool looking, but Nightwing in the newest Batman video game (Arkham Knight???) has the same thing and I’m puzzled as to how that can possibly stay on. It’s like defying gravity.

    • Klaus

      Pedophilia is no crime. Molesting a child is a crime, feeling attraction is not.

  • Nububu

    I just have one extra thing to add: I love the fact that the woman is wearing pants!

  • purplefoxglove

    I just watched The Minions, and now I can’t shake the image of a horde of small yellow creatures scampering around The Annihilator while chanting “Boss! Boss! Boss!”, only to then see The Platinum Priestess, decide she’s the bigger evil, immediately convert to and swarm her, to *then* see Laampros, break into a frenzy and finally worship *him*.

    They’d probably end up following Kyle at some point.

    • davefragments

      I want to see Minions as a movie and not wait for my TV.

      • purplefoxglove

        I hope you can 🙂

  • *pouts* I am going to miss the new page because I am falling asleep. *sigh* Good night and good hunting!

  • davefragments

    After all the excitement of last Friday, today was peaceful and mostly quiet.
    I’m looking forward to see where this story about Mitch heads.
    So far, it has that “I’m indestructible” feel of teenage boy/man …

  • davefragments
  • Steel_Man

    How many more pages is this? It’s been going on forever.