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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Flyboy Bonus Comic—Page 19

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That last panel is one of my favorite images of Flyboy in the comic so far… 🙂

This weekend I have a booth at YaoiCon 2015 in San Francisco (at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport)! I’ll have advance copies of The Young Protectors books for sale along with special and new sexy prints and cards (and, of course, I’ll have Artifice books as well!). I’d love to see some friendly faces while I’m there. (And maybe even some TYP cosplay!) Please look for me in the corner of the Dealer’s Hall at Booth #1!

Also, on the Patreon page, $5+ Patrons got to see the pin-up art for Flyboy’s Romance Card. Comments have included “😍😍😍 Mitch is such a cutie 😋😜”, “You guys are so cruel, making an underaged teenager so… huggable. >_>”,  and “damn…”. Here is a sneak preview of that art:

AMW_Comics_TYP-ETE-Romance-Card-FLYBOY-Preview

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So! Flyboy is stepping into the lion’s den! Or into the line of fire… Is he right? Will Ivan lose his power if he starts shooting? Will Flyboy be able to keep his promise of protecting Diego? And what’s Cory going to do now that his old friend Mitch has revealed himself?

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

  • Evening!

    • Holly

      CURSES!

    • Missed it by this much! 😀 Congratz

      It took me a second to realize that it was the new page that loaded. :

    • bronakopdin

      congrats on the new home 🙂

  • Noooo!

    • Holly

      *trips running to the virgin* NOOO

      • *offers hand* Up you go!

        • Holly

          Third place is lame.

          • Well, it took me a moment to realize the page was the new page. I mean there I was just staring. Blah.

            But 3rd place is better than no place. Also it depends on who you lose too as well. I know I know: Shut up AJ

  • Holly

    Mitch makes a good point!

    • Airboy Obsessed

      Are you talking about panel 3 or 5? 😉

  • davefragments

    He’s got some balls about him.
    Good Move. It’s about the only one that makes sense.

    • Holly

      Don’t destroy your bargaining chit you FOOL. Then again, Ivan is stealing form the mob. I am thinking he rolled low on his INT stats

      • davefragments

        What if he picks up Ivan and drops him off and then goes back for Diego and Cory?

        • Holly

          The issue covered in the last page is that Ivan will try to shoot if Mitch makes a move, and if Mitch is too slow well….

          But if he can convince Ivan to be LESS stupid then we might be okay.

          I still say the mob is a front for a bigger bad who is going to bust in an make an example of Ivan.

          • davefragments

            That’s a Deus Ex Machina ending — the great greek god appears and solves everything. There’s another ending here and I’m not sure what it is. I have to sleep on it.

          • Holly

            mmm valid point…

          • Michael

            As we’re going with Greek tropes, I would like to see Ivan pull an Oedipus.

            “Oh god, what am I doing? This is crazy! I’ll never get away with this!”

          • davefragments

            That’s not the Greek play I had in mind.
            It is, however, an interesting twist to the story.

          • Michael

            So long as he stabs his eyes out in repentance, I’ll be happy.

          • davefragments

            That’s the best part of Oedipus Rex and the trilogy.

            I would’t object to the Eumenides chasing his for a few years. That, however is another story (trilogy) altogether.

          • Michael

            I would reserve the Furies for PP and Anni.

            The Maenads, however…

          • Klaus

            Whereas Mitch n3eedas no machine.

          • Klaus

            You don’t really need a bigger bad, The mob is bad enough.

        • Then Ivan would shoot Mitch. All he has to do is reach over and pull the trigger.

          • davefragments

            Pick him up by the gun hand. Scary but possible.

      • Michael

        and his WIS and CHA scores are better left unmentioned. ;P

    • Jeldenil

      That comment is hilarious underneath Doki’s.

  • Michael

    damn!

  • *covers panel 3 so no one stares*

    • Holly

      did even notice until now…O_O I can see Fly boys Bird

      • No you can’t! I covered it to preserve his modesty.

        • Nate

          I’m pretty sure that’s a cup. Mitch has far too much common sense to go into combat “unprotected”. 😉

          (Anyway, I’m more happy staring at huggable Patreon Mitch =) )

          • zipper positioning changed

          • Holly

            zipper position can shift over a CUP

          • Yes, probably, but a cup also doesn’t suddenly change in size. The whole bottom portion of Mitch in that panel is OFF. Look also at the shading and how the shadows fall. If it was just a cup, I don’t think there would be so much difference as to make the bottom portion of him seem so off. Even taking the zipper out of the picture, it is still off.

            I personally think that it is just a teenage reaction to all the adrenaline and danger wrecking havoc with hormones.

          • Kate G

            Gravity is a bitch. Every other panel we’ve seem him in this outfit and he’s had a crotch shot (or, well, we’ve been able to see the “goods”), he’s been flying (which means things go flat. O.o) Standing up means gravity pulls everything DOWN, including yo’ cup and jock strap. I’m guessing poor gravity moved his jock strap and cup out of position OR his cup may fit, but the jock strap doesn’t. We’ve had that problem with my brother before. It looks pretty much like that. It does not protect your bits one bit in hockey.

          • Either way I feel like I should be standing with my back to him with a blanket to hide him from prying eyes while he fixes himself.

          • Kate G

            Definitely. Not having one’s cup in the proper position is not good.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Super extremely huggable… yeah…

    • Michael

      You have a dirty mind.

      • Never claimed otherwise. I would like to think I am polite enough to spare Mitch embarrassment and time to fix whatever is causing his lower portion to be off by hiding him from view.

        • Michael

          Who says it’s off? Looks properly switched on, to me 😛

          • Klaus

            Who has dirty mind?

          • Michael

            Never claimed otherwise.

            XD

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I’m not in denial.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Any man who has lived through the ages of approximately 13 through 23 give or take… knows that erections know no logic (excited, shocked, aggressive, relaxed, etc… infinity…) and any and all emotional states may cause your friend to react involuntarily.

          After a few years you cease to be shocked by the things that can cause such a reaction. I’m sure Mitch isn’t even that shocked. Admittedly, lycra is not the best attire in which to handle this state subtly… but, when one looks like Mitch, subtle may not be important. 😀

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I find nothing unacceptable with such acute perception. Brava/o I say. (LOL).

    • Ninhursag

      I did stare though o.O A LOT.

  • kamishiro

    oooh mitch T_T

  • Mary Klemzak

    Mitch the Negotiator. He’s got a good head on him. As well as the rest of him. Rowr!

  • DarkJokerOfAmuro

    thank GOD im not the only one who noticed Panel three xDDDDD

    • Pikinanou

      I know right? Makes me feel like a cougar, as I’m over twice his age XD

      • DarkJokerOfAmuro

        Please when it comes to Mitch, guy or girl, EVERYONE’S a cougar for him. XD We want him that bad despite being underage…and a fictional character lol

  • Jeldenil

    *Yawn* Good morning. (It’s just after 6 am where I live.) I keep waiting for something cartoonish to happen. Like an anvil dropping on Ivan out of nowhere. Whatever it’s going to be, please be quick because we don’t want our kids hurt.

    • Klaus

      Posted 35 minutes ago. And now it is almost 7 here. Hmmm.

      • Jeldenil

        haha, I started typing sleepily, and deleted and rewrote what I was typing a few times before I posted.

    • Michael

      A Chekhov’s Anvil that Mitch propelled into orbit hours ago?

  • Jeldenil

    Haha. “You can say THAT again, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.”

  • Aitsuki

    Ohhhh, Mitch… be careful baby…….

  • Mersharr

    That’s an impressive bulge in your spandex, Mitch… are you enjoying this?

  • bronakopdin

    gosh so courageous Mitch!
    Though I hope this will not be too daring, it’s right that we won’t know what Ivan does next, you even said that yourself… or thought it x’D

    But I’m agreeing with everyone: the last panel is just awesome! <3

  • Sitting in a dark hotelroom while it’s getting close to 2:30, after spending the whole evening at con panels (yep, the only one who also ventured to a midnight event), but I remebered that it was friday night so had to look at the page before sleeping.

    Can only agree with Alex. That is one of my fave Mitch panels. So much intensity, and I love how Adam draws an intense Mitch. Also, Alex, it was so nice to finally meet you.
    LOVE the new TYP merch that ‘premiered’. Everyone, you’re up for a delicious treat when that is posted online. My eyes zoomed right onto some very NSFW art when I got there xD

    • Alex posted a pic of his booth on twitter and facebook……was that indeed

      an image involving Mitch behind Spooky and Kyle?

      • Yuuup 🙂 It’s the Mitch romance trading card image, that haz been made into a poster. And that new SEXY Kyle/Spooky is georgious.

        • Klaus

          How about a poster of the boys blowing off steam after a mission?

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Seriously!!!

          • Yup, both the one of Mitch sitting in a chair,throwing paper planes, and his first kiss now excist as a poster 😀

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I KNOW… want poster… WANT!

    • Thanks, Danish! Lots more “intense Mitch” to come! 🙂

      • Lots more “any” Mitch is good. ^_^ You are the best! Thanks so much for working on TYP!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        At that right there is an excellent present. Thanks!

    • Michael

      As for favourite panels, I think it’s a tossup between this one and Amanda’s daydream “Spooky’s Kissing School” from the ToD bonus.

    • It was really totally awesome to meet you too, Danish! I’m so glad you could come! 😀

      • Same. It was so nice to meet you, to meet both of you 🙂
        Had a lot of fun during the weekend, and since we’ve been going around so much since the weekend too, I’m not over jetlag/con-lag yet. I’m kinda getting used to being in a constant feeling of being half drunk xD

  • Ninhursag

    Mitch should be more appreciated by his team, but they don’t know this mature and thoughtful side of Mitch because he keeps this a secret *sigh*

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Only Mitch can make “jazz hands” (in the last panel) look so darn sexy! Great page. I blather more after coffee. 😀

    • Klaus

      Only Mitch can make my dreams come true
      Only Mitch …

    • LOL … What has been said can not been unseen now.

    • 🙂

  • Columbine

    I keep reminding myself that this is a flashback so Mitch can’t die here, and it seems unlikely his friend will because I doubt he could act well enough to hide that from the team (especially the Commander). The situation just keeps escalating. And this really isn’t a smart thing to do, powers or not.

    • Klaus

      Unless of course some super hero has ressurection power.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Well see we don’t know what Anaado can do yet… do we? LOL.

  • Tyler Griffin

    Red Alert to @dokidokibaka:disqus Alex has a new picture of his booth up and I swear I see a Mitch and Corey making out piece!

    • Already seen it and had the appropriate Doki reaction. ^_^

      Thanks. ^_^

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I know I’m sending you a bill for all the delicate glassware that your high pitched “squeeeeeee” shattered. Have you considered a career as an opera diva? 😀

        • Michael

          Opera divas don’t squeak. Maybe if Disney did a cross-promotion between Minions and Alvin & the Chipmunks…

      • Kate G

        WHAT?! WHERE?!

    • Michael

      Isn’t that the one previewed on Patreon last week-ish? I’ve definitely seen it before, but not coloured.

  • Jason Moon

    I think Flyboy is barely think one sentence ahead, and Ivan is in the same boat. This is bad, because Ivan’s first instinct will probably be “shoot it if it becomes a problem.”

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Missed camping yesterday because my computer wasn’t working (there was a problem with the outlet). Back in business today, though!

    Good luck, Mitch! I hope you’re wearing a cup of some kind in that singlet.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      A cup… now why didn’t I think of that (‘duh). LOL.

      I just got my laptop back all repaired and happy, with a new logic board. OUCH. There is nothing worse than having your ‘puter poop out on you. It’s like being sent to military school by evil parents and having your cell phone taken away (*chris shudder*). Very glad to hear the Stickfigures… is back in business! Welcome back to the land of the online. 😀

      Good luck.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Thank you, Chris! It’s good to be back!

    • Tyler Griffin

      I really hope that’s a cup in that panel 😛 Otherwise we need to have a discussion with our young friend about his thrill seeking motivations.

  • Diviana

    Mitch, I really wish you thought ahead. Please, guard please have called the cops.

    • Klaus

      Mitch does not seem to have thought of that. He is obviously focusing all his attention on what happens in the room. Otherwise he would be able to hear the guard calling the cops. Or the mob.

  • timemonkey

    Okay, so that’s three pages ina row I haven’t received a notification for. Did my money not go through this month or something?

    • Michael

      That’s not good. Did you get an emailed receipt of payment from patreon in the first week of the month?

      You might want to contact Alex directly.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Two things you might do: 1) check your banking info online… then you can see if the Patreon pmt went through. 2) Absolutely email Alex, he has a contact at Patreon and they’ll jump on any problem. 3) Also contact the people on the Patreon home/support page… there’s an online form for problems. I got a response immediately when I had an issue, and a day later or so it was fixed. So, my impression is they really do try.

      Oh, I also put Alex, Yaoi911 and Patreon’s info in my contact/address book Ap, so that their emails would never go into Spam. I think that helped also.

      Best of luck. Patreon was a bit buggy at first, but I think they’re trying hard to make things smoother and I’ve noticed improvement recently.

      • timemonkey

        It’s weird, I checked my Patreon account and all the updates are there, so it seems the payment went through, but when I checked my junk folder to see if maybe they were sent there by accident they weren’t there either.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Sh*t… sorry to hear. Having just taken my laptop in for major fixing you have all my sympathy. May it be simple!!

    • Contact the Patreon people. It’s more likely it’s an issue on their end.

      • timemonkey

        Okay, how do I do that? I looked around the site and didn’t see anywhere to contact if I was having trouble. Did have a look through their Help section just in case.

    • Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, timemonkey. :/ If it’s still an issue and reaching out to Patreon tech support hasn’t fixed it, please email me through the Patreon messaging system (the menu within your Avatar in the upper right of the Patreon page) and I’ll see ask Patreon to escalate your tech support.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Wil Wheaton says it again and says it well…
    http://www.rd.com/culture/wil-wheaton-on-nerds/

    • I saw the recording last year, of him giving this reply. It’s an awesome reply.

  • Mary Kelleher

    Gotta say… They make Dancer belts for dat bulge. I may be the only one who doesn’t appreciate that kind of thing…

  • SchalaRenee

    This may be illegal in real life, but I would hit that. And I’m a lesbian! That’s how hot Flyboy looks in that last picture.

  • Michael

    Hi everyone, just popping in to say I can’t camp today. Lunch with grandma, followed by a job interview at an office support temp agency.

    As they say in my country, “seey’z layta, luvs”

    (Or, alternatively, “Ooroo”)

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Good luck with the job interview, Michael!

      • Michael

        Thanks, just about to go in. Just killing time in the lobby because I’m early.

      • Michael

        Went well, it was just updating my info as I was already in their system from the last time I was jobsearching. :/

        • Klaus

          🙁

          • Michael

            It’s mostly a good thing. They’ll contact me if any suitable work near me turns up on their books. odds are low, but I’m not fussed because I’m planning to go back into full-time study next year.

  • davefragments

    I might be late tonight but I will be around, if not before the page for camping then after for the analysis.

  • davefragments

    Anyone here?

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Lurking while multi-tasking at work. Usual Wednesday routine.

      • davefragments

        I’ve just had a too busy day.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      I just got here!

      • davefragments

        It’s happening

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Yeah, I was about to start camping when I saw the alert on my phone.

  • stickfigurefairytales
  • Adam Irving

    The last panel looks like he has a *really* long, *really* thin beard, a la Mr. Miyagi. Made me smile.