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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Flyboy Bonus Comic—Page 11

103 Comments on The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Flyboy Bonus Comic—Page 11

I think if Flyboy hadn’t grabbed her, she was totally going to slug Ivan!

So, things are heating up over at the Patreon Page! We’re now less than $180 away from unlocking another sexy pairing painting and I’ve now added another Milestone Goal which puts us less than $80 away from unlocking a brand new Full Monty Spooky painting by a new artist I’m working with: WOODun!

Here’s a sneak peek:

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Of course, in the full image, you get to see everything. 🙂

Oh, and $5+ Patrons are getting to download another Digital Kickstarter Reward on Wednesday: a wallpaper for the sexy Romance Card art for Fluke, the most fit member of the team. He’s working out. Shirtless:

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There are lots of great benefits to being a Patron (you can see them all here), and you’d really be helping me out if you became one too. If you’re enjoying our work here and would like to see it continue (and would like to get access to all kinds of special benefits — including the most explicit pin-up I’ve ever commissioned!),

please take a moment to watch the video on my Patreon page and consider becoming a Patron.

So! Flyboy was able to grab the guard before any more violence could occur! Was it the right call? What will this mean for Cory and Diego? And can flying like that really be good for Kanya’s back?

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

  • davefragments

    My heavens is he fast.

    • Congratz 🙂 I was busy posting a comment on previous page instead of checking here.

      • davefragments

        Thanks.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Darn it! Your comment didn’t show up when I first refreshed, so I thought that I was first.

      • I hate when that happens. 🙂

      • o.O Your comment didn’t show for me at all until I refreshed. Everyone elses did. Disqus gremlins are such a delight.

      • davefragments

        Disqus is deceptive in its updates lately.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Good work!

  • That, Ivan, is being called out on verbal bullshit + knowing who to address to escape this. I really like her.

  • Michael

    Hooray, now I can go do stuff. Bye, everybody! See you later

    Flyboy certainly is fast, isn’t he? Blink and you’ll miss him.

  • DC

    Go Mitch!

  • She was totally going to slug Ivan!

    • davefragments

      She definitely has some brass balls (As the stupid but right now quite fun sayings go)

      • She is indeed ready to throw down. (psst, brass ovaries, hee!)

        • davefragments

          AH!

      • strangeangel24601

        Personally, I prefer the term “chesticles”.

        • davefragments

          I have never heard that. I must add it to my vocabulary.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    All right, I’m off to bed. Goodnight, everybody!

  • Klaus

    I expected him to grab Ivan.

    • I think he adapted to the situation, and getting the (primary) hostage away is a smart move – even more now that Ivan was about to hit her again.

  • TwilightDreamer

    good work Flyboy! 😀

  • Danny

    Plot twist: She was hired as a security guard because she’s secretly a super, and the whole situation is about to get way more complicated.

    • Madock345

      Oh yeah. Shit’s gonna get real complicated. My bet is she was a plant and deliberately playing them. She was too calm, too manipulative, too familiar with hostage situations for just a normal security guard.

  • Panel 5. It’s like the bad version of stupid and stupider! I’m not sure who looks more dumbfounded.

    • Klaus

      There is a non-bad version?

  • jreed3842

    I totally missed camping tonight because I went to go see a live performance of “Dirty Dancing” with a co-worker! It was a really good performance!
    I actually ALMOST forgot to check the update before heading to bed.
    Glad I checked! Mitch has officially saved my favorite character. Haha.
    She was playing her mind games, and was probably gonna end up hurt… (well more so than she already is) … So I’m glad Mitch has arrived to save the day!

  • strangeangel24601

    Deus ex machina, thy name is Mitch.

    • Klaus

      Flyboy ex machina.

      • Michael

        No no, Deus est Flyboy. 😛

        • Klaus

          Yes. Flyboy needs no machine.

  • Fabulous Alien

    I’m liking security guard Kanya more and more. She’s afraid for her life (obviously, because, gun), she’s taunting Ivan and totally ready to fight him, appealing to the one who has the most power, but she also recognizes that the brothers’ involvement is not caused by i’m-a-criminal-ness. The fact that she looks gorgeous in panel 2 is not bad either…
    I can’t wait to see what her interaction with Mitch is going to be like.

    • Michael

      She must have overheard Diego’s comments about food and hotel rooms earlier. Appealing to Cory’s better nature is a bold move, but risky. He could easily have been insulted by her attempts to manipulate him.

      • Fabulous Alien

        I agree, totally risky move. Makes me like her even more 🙂

  • Jeldenil

    Took me a few takes to realize those were Kanya’s feet in panel five. It’s early. ^^

  • bronakopdin

    Mitch is like a deus ex machina xD
    Kanya sure is a brave woman! Despite the danger she’s in she kept totally calm, watched the situation and evaluated it awesomely then tried for the option she had! I like strong women like her 🙂
    Now where will Mitch set her down? Will they talk? Or will he just drop her off then go back? What kinda tantrum will Ivan through in the meantime? And will he point the gun to Cory or Diego in his frustration? let’s hope not but somehow he’s one of the very nervous adrenaline types, eh?

  • So what is Mitch going to do about Cory?

    • Klaus

      That’s the question.

  • Oh, nice one, Kanya. 🙂 She’s provoked Ivan into violence, at the point where he still can’t risk just shooting her because he still needs Cory to do his dirty work. If he hasn’t got the gun pointing at her, she’s got an opportunity, and so has Cory, if she’s managed to get through to him.

  • Klaus

    Did Ivan even see Mitch? Or does he think that Cory whisked her away?

    • purplefoxglove

      Ivan should realise that Cory’s fine-tuning is not good enough to move her out of the way like that – from what we’ve seen so far, I’d say he packs quite a punch, but his control is limited to rip out/shove away, so grabbing her and moving her around corners would be out of the question. Then again, Ivan does not seem to be the brightest bulb in the box, and he’s under a lot of pressure, so he might just jump to conclusions without taking all the facts into account.

      I’m also curious if Cory will know that it was Mitch who interfered – we know Mitch and Cory were friends, but that does not necessarily mean that they know about each other’s powers (although Mitch did not express any surprise about Cory’s telekinesis), or that Cory will immediately realise who out of the people he knows could snatch Kanya away like that.

  • Kate G

    Mitch, you need a new name: Dark Flash. That required great technical skill and speed.

    Also, I really would like to say this is probably the one comic I have EVER read with such a vast amount of POC characters that are good, bad, sidekicks, characters that pop in and out….it’s amazing. I have never seen a comic (or any book, really) with so many POC characters and from so many backgrounds. The amount of diversity really just blows my mind. In this page alone, we have at least four different POC stories and not ONE is what we would consider “white.” It just blows my mind.

    • Columbine

      Well there’s only one person there I wouldn’t consider white but that’s different cultures having different understandings of race. And you’re very right about the diversity point, Alex is good at showing us a variety of characters.

      That variety you talked about? Milestone Media did that. The company got bought out eventually (and DC didn’t bother to do anything with the awesome characters they’d bought the rights to). The original creators are (decades on) bringing it back. But at the time- They were the first comic to have a lesbian couple (white and chinese). They were the first (and so far only) comic to have a transgender man (black). They had a gay main character in one of the teams (mixed race and desperately trying to stay in the closet because he was terrified of how his friends would react) and Static Shock was probably one of the first to actually explicitly use the ‘gay best friend’ trope (white kid, seemed to be gradually coming out).

      I’m not trying to do down Alex’s fantastic job here. But diversity has been done successfully before in comics and I really wish more people knew about it because I *loved* Milestone and I want to see comics like that flourish.

      • Kate G

        I’m saying, from MY EXPERIENCE, this is the first real fully diverse comic with multiple races and sexualities involved out in the open.

        In literature, POC is anyone who is not of what is considered “high European descent.” That is, really, what we as viewers typically call “white” (anything of western, northern or Eastern European descent for the most part. The Mediterranean region is where literature generally starts the POC thing in terms of regions.) here we have what appears to be a black female, a black male, Ivan who may be of Spanish descent (still considered POC in some ways) and Cory who is probably of some Latino descent (as is Mitch.) I distinctly separated Kanya from the black male as black females have a distinct POC point of view. They are not only discriminated because they are black but because they are female; it’s a double whammy. Just my perspective.

        • Columbine

          Yeah I get that. Sorry if I came across forceful I didn’t mean to. We really need more comics like this. (And I really miss some of the Milestone characters, especially some of the ones that are unlikely to get brought back. Like Masquerade, the transgender man and Iota, a black woman who was a sort of cross between a comic book super-genius and Catwoman.)

          Yeah, I think that’s an American perspective which breaks down in the old world. From a Middle Eastern-European point of view I’d take Mitch, Ivan, Cory and his brother as, broadly speaking, ‘white’. Because to me they all look of European descent, which to me is everything from Iceland to Siberia to just north of Turkey. And since a lot of people from the Med tend to look like people from the Middle East and North Africa it…blurs. I’m darker than Mitch and Ivan, roughly the same colour as Cory, and both my parents are of European descent. I suppose I have a more tribal view of race: less ‘white’, ‘black’ etc and more ‘Polish’, ‘Greek’, ‘Serbian’, ‘Yoruba’, ‘Igbo’, ‘Hausa’. Because that’s what makes more sense in the places I’ve been, where a lot of discrimination and racist action is between people who are (broadly speaking) the same skin colour.

          And yeah, being female, gay, disabled or anything else interacts with race so it would lead to a different point of view.

          • Kate G

            Or, you go more towards “heritage” which is messy here in the US as many people have no idea what their own heritage is so we go by race which is so confusing as it’s so blurry. Heritage is very final; you are 75% this, you are 25% this.

            I’d love to know my true heritage. I know what I am for the most part (I know I’m predominantly German, I know there’s German-Russian, Oneida and possibly English-Scott and Polish) but none of the percentages.

          • Columbine

            I guess. We class race in a way that makes most sense where we are, basically. Part of the reason I see most of those characters as white is I’m used to every race having much much darker skin. (Desert) I get thrown by a lot of pop culture showing what to me is impossibly light skinned people.

            For me, well I do know the percentages as it were. But I was raised somewhere else as well, so that country mixes in and raised around a lot of different cultures, who also mix in a bit. The end result is I feel like, and am sometimes treated like, a foreigner whichever one of ‘my’ countries I’m in. Knowing the percentages feels a little like a failure to achieve 100% anything, and a betrayal of the place I grew up which is more a part of me than my Dad’s home.

            I don’t want to do down your desire to know, it’s a natural thing and I hope you find out and it gives you joy. Mine has mostly made me feel rootless, it took me a long while to realise that isn’t a bad thing.

          • Kate G

            See, I can’t even trace my ancestry past my great-grandparents. We don’t know it I guess we could always try with something like ancestry.com, but it is hard and even then, you aren’t quite sure.

            I actually have never known what a real “home” has felt like. Even today I don’t consider the house I live in a “home.” I moved every 2-4 years because my dad was military. I don’t know the meaning of “setting down roots.” I was born in Europe, moved to the States at 2.5 years old and I’ve lived in 5 different states. I don’t know what it’s like to live in one house, collect boxes of memorabilia, live in one town my whole life….nope, I don’t know it. That’s “rootless” to me because I never lived some place long enough to develop long relationships; when I finally did, I had no skills to keep one.

          • Columbine

            I know that feeling. The first time I spent a year in one country was five years ago, well into my 20s. My Mum didn’t really understand why I was interested in gypsys and Badawin when I was young- I think it was the constant movement.

            Ancestry is definitely easier for some countries than others, even within Europe. A lot of places didn’t really keep records and a lot of people vanished in recent history.

            The thing I’m sticking with at the moment is the idea that we sort of make ourselves, what we are. Looking at the different ways people do things, believe and think across the world helped for me. A lot of the things I found that move me most are from well outside of the (cis-heteronormative-specified-gender-role) European perspectives my parents raised me in.

            As for relationships, I don’t know how old you are pet but I used to feel like that. It ain’t necessarily true, and even if it is that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad thing. You don’t need to feel bad about not fitting what any particular society tells you you should be.

          • Kate G

            I’m probably younger than you; I’m 26. I’ll be 27 at the end of January (which sounds old for some reason!)

          • Columbine

            You got all the time in the world pet 🙂

        • Klaus

          I doubt that Ivan with his Russian first name or Mitch with his French surname are Latinos.

          • Keneu

            Iván is a name used in Spain, but I don’t know about Latin America.

            About Mitch, I guess you could ask Alex, but maybe his mother was Latina and that’s why he has a French surname? It could also be some of his grandparents.

            Either way, I wouldn’t trust too much on the surnames to know 100% accurately the procedence of someone on a melting pot like the US, specially since only the father’s surname gets passed down to their children.

          • Columbine

            And in some places surnames are relatively new. My surname comes from around my great-granddad’s time (or perhaps his father, no one’s 100% sure) and is basically a way of calling someone a mad bastard.

          • Kate G

            As I’ve said in a previous post about the name Ivan, it is indeed a name made popular among Russians (the name actually comes from the Greek name Ioannes which is also where the name John comes from) and other Slavic nations; HOWEVER, it is also a very popular name among the Spanish, the Portuguese, and Americans who just like the name. Considering he speaks Spanish quite well, I don’t think he’s Russian. Historically, Russia and Mexico (and Spain for that matter) DO NOT have good relations. There would be no way a couple of Latino kids would trust a Russian.

            Mitch is someone I’ve tossed between. He has a
            French surname (we know this now), but that doesn’t get you far in the US unlike abroad where things are easier. The US is a huge melting pot and only in certain areas will you see people still being 100% anything.
            He knows Cory and grew up in that neighborhood; chances are he is AT LEAST partly Latino. If he is French, his parents may have come from the
            Pyrenees mountain region where France and Spain typically mix, so you have people with French last names but what most people know as the “Spaniard” look.

  • Aitsuki

    That was a risky move, Mitch…. that guy is CRAZY. He just lost a witness… he might do away with the others right now….

  • Diviana

    Flyboy waited for a dramatic entrance. He is definitely still a teenager.

  • Toli Bera

    D: you nyooomed the wrong way oh no!

  • purplefoxglove

    I’m not all that worried about Kanya’s back, I’m more worried about the whiplash caused by shooting Flyboy speed around the corner or her choking on her collar! O.o

    • Andy Diehl

      i was thinking that too. But remember that Flyboy doesn’t pick stuff up with super-strength, he makes things fly with him when he’s touching them. So regular rules for weight and inertia may not apply. It’s still got to be disorienting for her.

      • Klaus

        He liftet a car with two people by the backrest of the back seat. Not only was the car undamaged, it also seemed perfectly balanced while he carried it. It must be some kind of telekinetic effect that affects all parts equally.

  • Andy Diehl

    I like to think Mitch muttered “Yoink!” to himself as he grabbed her.

  • Danny

    Does anyone else notice the almost Joker-ish half smile on the security guard in panel #3? Somehow, I don’t think that I would trust her deal…

  • Ninhursag

    Whew, at last now I know the guard won’t be killed.

  • Pikinanou

    Ok it’s official: I’m sticking that woman’s picture right next to the word Badass in my dictionnary! 😀

  • That picture of Spooky.

    Stop, Alex, stop.
    Everyone I seem to love is fictional.

  • davefragments

    Aw rats. It’s only Monday.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Not anymore!

      • davefragments

        Around about page 148, Bonita Elspeth appears in all her glory.

      • Nice to see you around again. Missed you 😀

  • bronakopdin

    WE REACHED ANOTHER MILESTONE JUST NOW!!!!!!!!! 😀

    Congrats Alex!!

    (and I’m really looking forward to Spooky)

    • Michael

      Congrats! I’m looking forward to it as well. WOODun is a really talented artist, his attention to the little details is amazing.

  • Terri Sutton

    Not to malign the artist or anything, but the card art for Fluke makes him look Caucasian. Am I the only one who thinks that.

    • YangYueLan

      He looks Korean to me. But the nose is kinda caucasian looking (The bridge is high).

    • stickfigurefairytales

      The coloring does look dramatically lighter than his usual skin tone.

  • Cman65

    This has been so cool getting Wednesdays comic on Wednesday morning

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Hooray for camping! I’m going to go take a shower and then I’ll be ready!

    • Michael

      Hi, sticky! I guess you won’t be after your shower. 😛

      How’s your hemiweek been?

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Hi Michael! It’s been pretty good so far. My new job has been going well. How are you?

        • Michael

          I’m good! Looks like I missed the final part of camp, I had an unexpected phone interview.

          Have I mentioned how I hate phone interviews? Especially when they’re done by call centres on behalf of big corporations. There’s no conversation or discussion, it’s just a bunch of question/response without any follow-up. Even Siri makes for a better conversation.

    • I have a cat that is being clingy for after your shower. I love my cat, but I don’t have a baby sling for him…..

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Aw, kitty! I’ll gladly take him!

        • Well he either misses me from when I was in bed for days, is really thankful for the bath, or isn’t feeling good. He isn’t usually this clingy.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Aww. I hope it isn’t that he’s feeling unwell. I hope he is just happy to have you around again.

  • Okay, full from dinner, let’s do this!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Yay! Welcome, AJ!

      • Now if I only had dessert.

        • stickfigurefairytales

          I’ve got some hot chocolate – would you like a mug?

          • Oooh, is there a tower of whipped cream?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I’m a little late now, but yes, one tower of whipped cream, coming up!

          • Yay!!

  • Hey everyone. Guess my brain didn’t want me to be ‘late’ here today. I woke up 1½ hour ago, thinking it was my alarmclock that woke me up. Took me 10mins, and having turned my computer on, to realize my mistake.
    Been relaxing on my couch till now, also because I’ve caught a cold 🙁 Haven’t been sick since January, and right now I think my throat and nose is collaborating to drive me nuts *grrr* Probably my evil nose that woke me up.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Aw, poor Danish! I hope you get better soon!

    • Morning and feel better soon Danish sweet!

    • davefragments

      That’s not good.
      Summer colds are awful.

      • And just as I started a new internship job that might lead to a (temporary) regular job. I seem to be cursed when it comes to that. Was really tired sunday, and didn’t feel all that great monday but thought it nerves. It developed while being on my first workday, and was sent home after a couple hours on my 2nd day. What a GREAT start >.<

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Oh no!! D:

        • davefragments

          Think of it has a new cold for a new job.

          well, it seemed like a good suggestion until I read it.

  • davefragments
  • stickfigurefairytales