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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Flyboy Bonus Comic—Page 3

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And this “what you love” thing — is it fighting crime or just flying off with cars, Mitch? Because this is like the third car we’ve seen in your paws so far…

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So! Flyboy gets his kicks fighting crime. Good to know. Well, as hobbies go, that couldn’t possibly get him into any trouble. Right?

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

 

  • Woo hoo!

    • Congrats on your first TYP V! ^_^

      • I think I hit the refresh a split second before the Admiral.

        And immediately thought, “Don’t let this opportunity get away.”

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Thank goodness, our Admiral was getting smug and she was having to store her excess trophies in the shed out back……… 🙂

  • Now, now, Mitch…

  • DC

    Yep, loving it!

  • I just want to know where he got the spare uniform. And why he didn’t get something more different than his public one.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      You mean a leather bomber jacket isn’t enough to COMPLETELY FOOL you? Flyboy? What Flyboy? lol

  • Pool party!

    • Come on, Doki, you only wanna see hunky cops with wet clingy uniforms 8°P~

    • Happy Birthday Doki. Assuming Im still on time >_>

  • davefragments

    And the car goes SPLASH into the pool.
    Big Splash. Huge Splash
    HUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGEEEEE splash not a piddly little one from a Lhasa Apso.

  • Michael

    That was posted early! I wasn’t expecting the new page for another 32 hours or so.

    So! He doesn’t even need to grab onto something to fly with it, just make contact? That is some powerful static cling…

  • That dude is going to have some major repairs to that upholstery. That looks like an expensive care.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I love that you care about the criminal’s upholstery……….. adorbs, totally adorbs!

  • It keeps getting better and better how is it possible it has always been so great

    I thought I was on time for an hour long camping…

    • *lol* I’ve shown up to a couple comments on a new page more than once recently, incl. last page. Always those extra 5-20 minutes of hitting the smooze button before I make it here. Maybe I should start setting my timer a little earlier, and then with m snoozing it would even out xD

  • Toli Bera

    awww we might have to have an intervention.

    • Phyre Storm

      Yeah. Definitely. Let’s intervene and HELP HIM.

    • Yep, Mitch, we need to talk, your friends and I wanted to tell you…

  • And I’m wondering since page 1 if he’s cajun, french canadian or what? Thibeau is pretty common in la belle province ♥

    • Toli Bera

      he could also be a New Brunswicker. as the Acadians were the ones who were expelled to Louisiana. though the surname still continues.

    • I love his name ♥ My first thought was French Canadian too

  • Mary Klemzak

    Nothing here to see folks, just your friendly neighborhood Flyboy!

    • Where did I heard that one? I got that sticky feeling though…?

      • Mary Klemzak

        Yeah they sound too similar. Flyboy. Spider Man.

        All Mitch needs now is some sort of way to attach and tie up bad guys.

    • davefragments

      Frolicking in the swimming pool with, uh, friends.

      • Phyre Storm

        Modeling the latest in nighttime superhero fashion.

  • I really wouldn’t want it to happen, but I think Mitch could find himself in a LOOOT of troubles one day.

    Not from villains, though that is always there, but the government. He’s exposing his powers a lot, and with enough time it’s going to be easy to narrow the field of people down, to guess his identity.

    • That’s why he has a secret secret identity ;°)

      • With these displays of powers, how long will that last?
        He may have chosen a secret work a little too close to his day job here 😉

  • TwilightDreamer

    He’s a sweetheart….but please be careful Flyboy.

  • DarkJokerOfAmuro

    Great….I think I’m pedo for Mitch now xP

    • Phyre Storm

      Join the club. We meet every Wednesday in the creepy white van behind the grocery store.

      A 15-year-old isn’t a child, though. Technically, we’re ephebophiles for Mitch. xP

      • Why does it always have to be a white van?

        • davefragments

          We should not enter into creepy here.

          • Phyre Storm

            Only if creepy gives informed consent.

          • DarkJokerOfAmuro

            i thought its only Creepy if it has the words FREE CANDY spray painted on 😛

          • Phyre Storm

            No, no, that’s for children. To attract teens, you need “FREE IPHONES!”

          • Okay, guys, lets leave this topic alone. In fact, I am closing this whole thread. Thanks.

          • Phyre Storm

            Um…your fellow mod already took care of it and we stopped arguing half an hour ago.

          • I was responding to the most recent comment made and the topic itself.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Muffins to everyone who is willing to SHUT THE “F” UP. HA!

          • Phyre Storm

            BUT I WANT A CUPCAKE!!! D:

            Fine, I’ll STFU, still having no idea what I supposedly did wrong or how to not do it again. -_-

          • You didn’t do anything wrong. The comment was directed to everyone, I just responded to the most recent of comments.. But ultimately, it was the topic itself.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            WORD TO THE WISE:
            Do NOT make the Admiral get out her rolled up newspaper.

          • Thanks for the support, Mr. Dangerfield, but I’m trying to close the thread. 🙂

          • Phyre Storm

            Because gods forbid you should actually explain what the problem is.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            (chris zips his lip, but looks entirely unrepentant while doing it, but it still is a little angel… annnnd done.*)

    • davefragments

      But can you intelligently discuss Proust with Mitch?

      • Phyre Storm

        No, but if he’s into Harry Potter or Hunger Games, I bet we could have a great time writing fanfic together.

        • Phyre Storm

          BUT NO FUCKING TWILIGHT. That would be a deal-breaker. >_<

          • DarkJokerOfAmuro

            not even having gay sex with Mitch is gayer than Twilight XD

          • Phyre Storm

            Dude. Did you seriously just use ‘gay’ as an insult? HERE?!

          • DarkJokerOfAmuro

            For Twilight, yes 😛

          • Phyre Storm

            Not cool, man. Even if you ARE gay, that’s not cool.

          • Phyre Storm

            You get to make jokes about gay guys if you’re gay, just like I get to make jokes about women, white people, Americans, etc. But you don’t get to make the fucking word itself into an insult. What the HELL.

          • DarkJokerOfAmuro

            well then would want me to replace the word
            “Gayer” with “Anita Sarkeesian”? cause she’s more offensive than that 😛

          • Phyre Storm

            Uh…let’s just say I also get to make jokes about autistic people. Explain the joke/reference, please?

          • Aaalright, I think this thread is getting out of hand. Let’s stop it here, please. Thank you.

          • DarkJokerOfAmuro

            agreed thank you

          • Phyre Storm

            Back to ephebophilia, then!

          • davefragments

            Let’s just leave this go and take a rest.

          • Chris Dangerfield
          • Michael

            No, that is also not cool. She may be a joke and a fraud, but human decency is a universal that applies to everyone.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            puts breadsticks in her purse and bolts from the restaurant….

          • I see you’re keeping up with the times (the Internet meme times to be precise) 😛

          • Chris Dangerfield

            HA… (I couldn’t resist, it was too silly). 🙂

        • DarkJokerOfAmuro

          dude Harry Potter all the way lol

        • Michael

          I think it’s more likely he’d be into martial arts movies and superhero comics, if anything.

          • Phyre Storm

            Watchmen, then.

        • davefragments

          HellBlazer, Sandman, Walking Dead, and Watchmen

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Dave, you know I love you dearly, but I’m not sure I CAN DISCUSS PROUST WITH YOU… and that is not due to lack of desire or effort. It’s just that Proust always leaves me in a state of such ennui … (shameful)…

        • Mr. Dangerfield, this part is closed too. 🙂

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Sorry Admiral… I missed the thread-signs… and got lost. That’s what happens when you come late to the party. 😀 I’ll be good. (snort)

    • Michael

      Join the club, you’re not the first and you won’t be the last. (technically ephebophiles, because he’s clearly not prepubescent)

      • Phyre Storm

        Great minds think alike. 😛

        • Michael

          That and the stigma surrounding pedos (rightly and justly, because eww) is something we all want to avoid.

          • Klaus

            Ephebophilia is not considered a paraphelia, though.

          • Hi Klaus, just wanted to let you know Danish and I have closed this thread. 🙂

    • To prevent any further comments on this thread, since it became a long one where you could miss this. This one comment thread is closed for any new comments.
      Any new comments in this thread will be deleted. You’re of course still free to comment on anything else on this page 🙂

  • Mitch may be a pretty good crime fighter, but his skills as a water coaster needs a little polishing. Still the trip ended with a huge splash after the bumpy ride.

    • DarkJokerOfAmuro

      he could make so much money off of that as a career

  • kamishiro

    i’m always swoon over Mitch’s smile :’)

    • Chris Dangerfield

      It is totally swoonworthy…

  • Phyre Storm

    I’m 45 minutes early with this, but I want to get it out there before everyone goes to bed.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DOKIDOKIBAKA!!!!!!!!

    • Michael

      Happy Dokiday, Baka!

      • Thank you Michael! *hugs*

        • Michael

          *hugs* hope it’s a good one for you.

          • Me too, but the airsoft a**holes are here today. -_- So odds are I am going to spend it annoyed. I always am whenever they are here.

          • BOOOO to the airsholes *shakes angry fist at those annoying the birthday friend*

        • purplefoxglove

          Happy birthday, Doki!

          And look, Alex was a bit early, but he got you a whole mini-comic about Mitch 😉

          • *hugs* Thanks! One of the best presents ever! ^_^

    • davefragments

      Happy Birthday Dokidokibaka!

    • Happy Birthday Miss D. (っ˘з(˘⌣˘ )

    • *hugs* Thanks Phyre!

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Okay first things first. “Happy Birthday DokiBaka, Happy Birthday DokiBaka! Happppppppy Biiiiirthday favorite squeeeeee girl! Happy Birthday Doki B!”

    (annnnnnnd many mooooore) [isn’t it appropriate that we’re in the middle of a Mitch comic on Doki’s bday? COINCIDENCE?? I think NOT!]

    Mitch! F*cking-A DUDE! I understand how you feel. When you love something THAT much, you just gotta find a way (hmmmm… kinda like being gay… HA!)

    Compliments Alex, Adam and Vero. Again, just like the last page, so elegantly designed to reflect Mitch’s emotional drive.

    The car, Mitch’s grasp, the quick aerial ascent, then the clear drop into the innocent but perfect choice of a near swimming pool, the authorities arriving just in time and our boy soaring away in triumph… PERFECT.

    I understand that people will want to condemn a young man for not following every rule. However, I love that we can see by his choices that he helps — and yet does everything in the gentlest manner possible so as not to cause harm.

    I want to believe it speaks to his kind and generous heart.

    How many times have we watched the hero NOT kill a villain who clearly deserves it. Sometimes, I’ve rolled my eyes and wanted to believe the hero is just weak. HOWEVER, there are times when I want to believe that hero is so powerful that his/her choices are about how they NEED to define themselves. It’s that old adage of, “with great power comes… great… yadda, yadda…”

    Mitch is trying his best to walk a hard line. His heart insists. He needs to help.

    Thank you guys for another great page with our lovable teenager. It’s super sweet to remember what it was like to have such passion. Well, I’m passionate about the next page! Up, up and awayyyyyy!” 🙂

    • davefragments

      I wonder if Mitch only has to lay hands on the object or actually grab and hold it for him to fly it.

      • Klaus

        In panel 2 he is just touching with the tips of his fingers. And on page 2 he says that he just needs to touch.

        • davefragments

          thanks

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I promise, if he just touches me with his finger tips… I WILL float away with him (sorry Doki, it’s just truth)… He’s just soooooo… Mitch! 😀

        • davefragments

          lol

        • Tyler Griffin

          Are you suggesting that it would be a, “Uplifting” experience?

          • Tyler Griffin

            Wait. Bad. Bad. Bad. I keep forgetting Mitch is still a minor.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            True, but HE levitated ME… I’m innocent I yam… innocent I tells ya!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Indeed…

        • It’s okay Chris, I understand. Who wouldn’t?

    • Columbine

      I……think we had quite different teenage experiences of ‘passion’, mine mostly left me frightened of what I might end up doing if I got angry enough.

      Mitch though- the main arguement against this from his team seemed to be the fear that Mitch could get hurt or that he could end up hurting someone else. The getting hurt seems obvious but other people- I think you’re right that he’s doing everything with a gentle touch (even if I disagree about it being the ‘gentlest manner possible’) and I think he’s got the best reasons. But……I dunno, say one of the guys in that car had had a heart attack dropping like that? Or if the guy in the back had pitched forward and brained himself on the front seats? I think an accident like that one really hurt Mitch, even if it was the bad guys injured.

      • Klaus

        Or one might have drowned. Or Micth might have overlooked a person in the pool and dropped the car on him. If he keeps tyhis up, an accident will happen eventually.

        • I think that may have been more of a shallow decorative pool. Like something seen in a park.

          • Klaus

            This time yes. But appearances can be deceiving, even to eagle eyes.

          • True

        • Chris Dangerfield

          They deserve to drown just for wearing those silly masks. I mean, honestly, what do they think this robbery is? A Cirque du Soleil sketch? Everyone knows that burglars are supposed to wear rubber masks of dead presidents!

          • Klaus

            Rubbery masks or robbery masks?

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I do understand your point and I also understand that “passion” has a dark-side and 90% of the teen journey is learning self-control. Often through hard experience. I was no different. I wasn’t always the dulcet, quiet, shy, reticent creature you see today. (rofl)

        The problem with “what-iffing” is that it works both ways — WHAT IF Mitch doesn’t choose to help and that female victim on the last page is shot or abducted and the bad guys get away with a heinous crime? There are always risks. So, I can’t be too judgmental. Your criminal could have that heart attack hauling his stolen goods up three flights to his apartment?

        The only thing I think is a legitimate argument, and it really doesn’t have anything to do with being 15, is that if he was working with a team-mate in a trained rescue situation, all parties would have more protection. Certainly, Mitch himself, potential rescue victims and criminals. I understand that (like Kyle with his secret) Mitch had a bad experience with his previous team and he’s afraid of being shut down. We know that Amanda wouldn’t do that, rather she’d make sure he was trained and supported, but Mitch doesn’t know that at this point.

        I just hope he makes it through mostly unscathed until he can bring his rescue needs out of his “closet.”

        • Columbine

          Oh yes, I’m not particularly committed to the idea that Mitch shouldn’t be helping at all. I’m not even super-concerned about possible accidental harm coming to the criminals (because as you say the harm would be accidental). It’s more that if one of the criminals was seriously hurt I don’t think Mitch would ever forgive himself. I also don’t think he’s being as gentle as possible, rather I think he’s doing the simplest thing he can to stop it (which happens to be the less violent ways because of his power). Essentially it seems obvious to me that he’s doing this because he feels it’s right, but without much real depth of thought. He isn’t planning, he doesn’t seem to have a way to deal with the different situations he’s encountering, he’s flying (ha) by the seat of his pants. And that’s the dangerous thing.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I’m not in any way disagreeing with your point… I’m just pontificating onward. Indeed. I think that you are putting your finger on two (or maybe three) of the central themes of this graphic novel.

            1) Secrets (closets of any sort) that separate you from the people who would love you and support you are never healthy and always come at a cost. We see it clearly with Kyle, now with Gordon also, and here with Mitch – that they all are at risk, holding their secrets for fear of being judged (it’s a very human problem) it took me 20+ years to start to get a handle on my personal version of this problem.

            2) Thematically demonstrating that we are all stronger when living and working WITH friends and family. Here we see Mitch and, to your point (and that of other commenters) he’d be much safer and stronger if he were doing all this WITH his team/family as opposed to in secret. I have no doubt he will learn this… the question that’s plaguing us is how hard will the lesson be for our sweet Mitch. Speaking in therms of themes, while I don’t KNOW (canon) that it’s true. We could make the point about our human connections conversely with Duncan. A man who left alone went down a much darker road. Sircea is almost non-human so it’s hard to know if being connected to humanity would have changed her, but it’s hard to believe that having people that she cared about through the years wouldn’t have made her less soulless (?) just interesting to think about. Again, I might argue it’s all thematically on point one-way or another.

            3) Life is living and learning and growth. It’s unavoidable, the important thing is to keep making the best choices we can and growing to be the best we can be. Surrounding ourselves with people who are ‘better, smarter, stronger, kinder’ etc… than we are. It’s clearly shown in Kyle as he grows up. We’ve seen it in the past sense with Spooky who struggled mightily with past challenges, but met and connected with strong-Amanda at a key moment, and made many right choices and is, perhaps, happiest for it. We see Gordon has a ways to go to finding happiness. Paul ‘seems’ pretty grounded for 17, but I don’t think we know all yet. And, here, we see Mitch. Shown to us as a truly good-hearted but very much 15 year old human. Trying to make the best choices and classically making some better than others. Indeed that is 15. I’m just suggesting that thematically Alex is doing a pretty great job of showing us this bigger idea of growth and maturation through a number of very different characters.

            I think it’s hard to watch characters we like (Mitch and Kyle) make questionable choices. I hate that Gordon isn’t sharing his pain, but I also like that it’s all like life. Certainly like gay life. So, thematically (although it keeps me on the edge of my seat), personally, I like it.

            Thanks.

          • Columbine

            Damn you’re like the king of insightful comments you know that? (Have an internet)

            Totally with you on those themes, now you’ve mentioned them I can see them clearly throughout the story. I’m sure I’m not the only person here who’s had some experience of point 1. Or the flip side that sometimes painful as it is it’s better to keep the secret. I think I tend to think about that flip side more than that very important point that secrets are unhealthy. I’m very glad that’s the theme actually, it’s happier- Not entirely sure how much sense I make but I think you’ll get it.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Thank you kindly. You make total sense. Don’t get me wrong. I kept my secrets for many years due to fear. In the end letting my secrets go “coming out for me” made me such a happier person in bigger picture, that I’m a believer. It’s not a simple or a one-size-fits-all situation. That said, you can tell I believe in the theme in the broad sense.

            Also, remember, this is just my reader’s view of themes. Alex might present entirely different themes for HIS work or state them differently. I’m just sharing my own observations, but that’s half the fun regardless. Thanks again.

    • *hugs* Thank you very much Chris! It is very pleasant being in the beginning of a Mitch ark for my birthday. ^_^

    • Thank you, Chris! 🙂

  • Happy Birthday, Doki!!

    • Thanks AJ! *hugs*

      • Hope you manage to eek out a little fun. But despite the challenges do have a good day.

        • The male that lives downstairs is buying alcohol for me with my money. As soon as he gets back and the booze is chilled I will be good. ^_^

  • *Looks at clock* Oki, it’s saturday some places in US now.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DOKI. Mitch is throwing a poolparty for you <3

    • Phyre Storm

      She’s in Tennessee, so it’s officially her birthday now.

      • Tyler Griffin

        Wait, REALLY? You mean I’m on an internet forum with someone who is actually in the same Timezone as me?!?!?!?! WOW.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          IKR? lol

    • *hugs* Thank you Danish! Isn’t it so sweet of him? ^_^

  • jreed3842

    *missed camping because I went to go see Ant Man with my best friend and her 6 year old nephew*
    *sees the new page.*
    *is happy*
    *sees that it’s Doki’s birthday*
    GASP!!!! Happy birthday, Doki!!!!!!!!! I hope you have an absolutely wonderful one!

    • Ant Man was pretty awesome. I saw it last weekend.

      • jreed3842

        I’m pretty “Eh” towards Super Hero movies (I was trying really hard to convince them to go see “Inside Out” ….because I LOVED that movie!) BUUUT The nephew had already seen it, and didn’t wanna see it again.
        But Ant Man was pretty good! I enjoyed it!

        • It was a lot of fun. The more recent movies have been so heavy, it was nice to just have what is basically a heist movie with a little superhero action.

          • jreed3842

            Agreed!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Agreed+ 🙂

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Paul Rudd pervvvvvving… I sense it. 🙂

        • Well of course. The man is a cutie

          • Chris Dangerfield

            YES! Indeeeeeed.

    • *hugs* Thanks! I will attempt to have a good day! ^_^

  • Klaus

    Happy birthday Doki.

  • Airboy Obsessed

    For some reason the panel where you can see the bad guys makes me think of GTA V characters…

  • The mask the driver is wearing, it makes me think of this song. You’re welcome. 😀

    • Hahaha.. now I have to listen to that one again.

    • davefragments

      That popped up in the middle of my Schubert String Quartet and made me laugh and smile. Sigh, It’s time to go to sleep and have dreams of small barking foxes and other strange things.

      • Glad to be of service! Goodnight, sir!

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Admiral Jane, ladies and gentlemen! Influencing dreams since the year (murphle murphle)!

    • Klaus

      Funny how different these sounds can be in different languages, Here it is the frog that says kvæk, the duck says rap. (æ as the e in get, a as in dark)

      • I always find such things interesting.

        • Klaus

          In Danish there are alternative words, used by kids, for some animals, consisting of the sound the animal makes followed by the usual word for the animal:
          Muhko (cow)
          Pruhest (horse)
          Rapand (duck)
          Vovhund (dog)
          Pipfugl (bird)

          • Michael

            Muhko → Moo Cow. 😀 I love it.

          • someonelse

            “Moo cow” is a common baby word in English, too, and “tweety-bird” is a similar idea. I can’t think of any others, though. 🙂

          • Klaus

            I didn’t know that. Thanks.

          • Jake St Paul

            Tweety-Bird is a commentator on MSNBC.

      • Phyre Storm

        I’ve never heard a convincing rooster sound in any language. “Cockadoodledoo?” What was the doofus who came up with that smoking? o_O

        • Well, in Danish it ‘Kykkelikyyy’. I think the English one might come closer here – depending on how the rooster sounds xD

          • Phyre Storm

            In Spanish, it’s “Kikiriki!” The letter ‘i’ is always pronounced like ‘ee.”

            The one that used to live next to me was more like “ERK EEK RRAAARK URRRGH!”

            Repeatedly.

            Every. God. Damn. Day.

          • Tyler Griffin

            Yes, despite common folklore, Roosters DON’T crow at the Sunrising, they crow as a display of dominance and to announce their presence within their territory, so that Hens can find them, other roosters can either flee or challenge, ect. ect. Which means that essentioally a Rooster will crow at any point it feels that it needs to remind everyone that it’s the boss, and will continue to crow until it feels that everyone present is in agreement on this. I used to own24 of them. Trying listening a flock of 24 rooster ALL trying to convince the other 23 that HE is the only Big Boss in town.

          • Oh god. Having grown up amongst my family and some neighbours having chickens, I know how much noise a few roosters can make when doing that. I don’t think there would have been 24 roosters around for long, back when I was a child xD

          • Tyler Griffin

            Mine were Bantams, so the volume of their declarations was significantly reduced… and squeekier, all in all it was cute, and it was amazing how quickly me, my family, and the neighbors all adapted to it as part of the background noise of life. We just stopped hearing them unless someone pointed it out.

          • Jake St Paul

            pot pies and soup
            (wink, wink)

        • Michael

          On the other hand, “kookaburra” is the most appropriately onomatopoeic name since “cricket”

        • Tyler Griffin

          Watch Hook, with Robin Williams, lol

          • Michael

            Best movie ever, or bestest movie everest?

          • Or the Peter Pan with Mary Martin

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I just love that you guys have letters that make love to each other… so much more fun than English… 🙂

    • Sapfo

      And this is how I know that Admiral is a hard commander >:)
      I almost forgot this one, but you draged me back in XD

      • Well, as commander I couldn’t suffer alone. 😛

    • Phyre Storm


      I hate you.

    • Phyre Storm

      Foxes actually say something like “Yaaauuugh!”
      #themoreyouknow

      • Michael

        Actually, the song is relatively accurate considering it is a pop song. There was a fox study-person (foxologist?) who went into detail on each of the chorus bits, and the song does correspond quite well to the variety of noises that foxes make.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_DVvNK7mRA

    • Michael

      That song makes me thing of this.

  • Happy birthday, Doki! So great to have you as part of our community here. I hope you’re enjoying this bonus comic. 😉

    • Jeldenil

      I don’t know how everyone knows it’s Doki’s birthday, but I wish to join in singing virtual birthday songs and expressing congratulations.

    • Thanks Alex! *hugs*

  • Klaus

    If he keeps doing that, one day someone will drown.

    • Fay onyx

      I am assuming he dropped them in the really shallow end, but that was also my first thought. Being trapped in a car in water can be super deadly. Hopefully they say the Mythbusters episode on that and will open those car doors ASAP before it becomes impossible.

    • Fay onyx

      I am assuming he dropped them in the really shallow end, but that was
      also my first thought. Being trapped in a car in water can be super
      deadly. Hopefully they saw the Mythbusters episode on that and will open
      those car doors ASAP before it becomes impossible.

      • Klaus

        How does he know? He spreads his activities over several cities. He can not be familiar with all of them.

        • Fay onyx

          I presume he would use his super eagle vision to look at various cues like the angles of the sides (if there are lines going down from the corners that indicate how deep it was), the angle of the bottom (which can be gauged by lines or shadows), and the color of the water (which can be a lighter blue in the shallow end) to gauge the depth.

          • Also it looks like it might be part of a park fountain, I don’t think those are usually that deep.

          • I thought this too! But then I was like “Wait, where’s the fountain?” lol. Maybe the water pours out of the edges? Or maybe it’s more like a pond.

          • one of those shallow decorative water landscaping things

          • precisely! 🙂

      • Columbine

        Dropping them in the shallow end would have it’s own problems: the water depth might not be sufficient to cushion the fall.

    • He does seem to have a liking for giving people an unexpected shower 😉

      • Tyler Griffin

        I’m guessing that he has a repressed locker room/shower scene fetish?

        • Chris Dangerfield

          We can only hope. I know a number of people on this list who like men in the shower… Mitch would NOT be alone. LOL.

          • I can’t wait to see that locker room art that has been made.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        (the wolf fans self)

        • Naah. These people don’t know how to work it, to make the wet clothes look good and sexy *sigh* So many lost opportunities.

    • Dakejev

      It looks like a shallow pool to me, maybe half a metre of water in it. A wading pool or similar. And he doesn’t drop the car from a great height.

      Also, it might not have a lot of forward momentum. Remember how the car behaved when they guys were going out to help Kyle, and Mitch let go of it? It started to fall vertically, no forward momentum. If he could throw things with enough momentum to do damage, you’d presume he had some sort of weaponry to that effect, but he doesn’t.

      • Klaus

        I am not so sure of that. The “camara” follows Flyboy, making it seem that car falls straight down Or in other words, the car falls straight down in a frame of reference where Flyboy is at rest. Either that, or Flyboy comes to a complete stop almost instantly. That is possible, but why would he stop in the air before diving for the car?

  • Saxon_Brenton

    I join with DanishWolf in worrying that Flyboy’s risking exposing his identity. And not just because merely changing his costume (into an admittedly not-all-that-different one) won’t be enough to keep his identity secret. I speculated last page that the dashboard cameras in the police cars might be enough catch a glimpse of him, despite him using his speed. As I look at this page, I also wonder whether the inevitable speculation about rogue supers on the discussion boards might start putting two and two together *even without* visual confirmation.

    I mean, it would actually depend on whether the ‘flying brick’/ubermensch/flight-invulnerability-strength-speed(FISS) power set is as common in this setting as it seems to be in superhero comics overall, but… There’s a qualitative difference between whisking a mugging victim to safety and grabbing a whole car and dropping it in a pool. Especially considering that Mitch’s powers of tactile telekinesis means he won’t leave indentations in the car where he picked it up. I’m thinking that will narrow down the range of possible candidates.

    And as I type this: Is it public knowledge that Flyboy left his previous team? Possibly, even probably. With the level of media profile for sanctioned super teams, it’s possible that Flyboy even appeared on his own trading cards. But would it be public knowledge why? I’m guessing likely not, and the media rules about protecting minors would be helpful in keeping his secret. However his transfer from the Connecticut Cavaliers to the unsanctioned Young Protectors would have set tongues wagging on th discussion boards. But more importantly, his public profile with the Cavaliers would mean that the public would probably have a better general idea what his powers are, making it easier to profile him.

    • Klaus

      We don’t know how many supers there are altogether. But in a world with real super heroes doing dangerous stuff, I doubt that interns and rescue teams would get much press.

      • Michael

        They might. Think of the difference between college football and NFL. One is “professional”, the other is, well, intern level. Students. But the student-level teams still have huge followings and fan groups.

        • Klaus

          That analogi is lost on me. We don’t have college sports here.

          • I know that some college team games in US can draw 1000s of people to come watch. Some players may ‘only’ be college players, aka. kind of ‘interns’ in the world of American football, but they’ll have a fanbase like they were much more.
            Sometimes I wonder what we’ve missed out on by not having college sports, and sometimes I think it’s good that we don’t.

          • Tyler Griffin

            You have “missed out” on having your entire secondary educational system become a front for financing those sports teams, the average American College spends the overwhelming majority of it’s budget on it’s athletics program because of the fan base and the profitability

          • Dakejev

            That much I’ve gathered from movies/tv-series. But considering how outrageous the tuition fees (we don’t have those here at all) are over there, I guess your system may offer the poorer, less smart athletic peeps a chance to study. I hope most of them (as opposed to movies/tv-series) take that chance seriously!

          • Michael

            Drat, I was trying to use an American metaphor because I assume evewryone who doesn’t specifically say it is either American or familiar with American culture.

            Okay, for an Australian metaphor, it’s like the difference between AFL and VFL. AFL are the ‘pros’, the national best of the best who get sponsorship and television and huge salaries and all the rest. VFL is more the ‘local boys’, the non-professionals who get together on the weekend. They might not be as huge as AFL, but they still draw big crowds of supporters.

          • Klaus

            I have no idea what those TLAs signify.

            Here in Denmark, every professional team is part of a sports club. The same clubs that vie for the championship also have amateur teams in the lower tiers of the turnament, and teams for every age class from preschoolers to “old boys”.

          • Tyler Griffin

            What an efficient and sensible system. It would never fly in America, lol.

          • Michael

            Nor, sadly, in Australia. We’re far too… ad hoc… for that kind of efficiency.

          • Michael

            How remarkably inclusive. I’m not sure how to explain inequality, when it is such a foreign concept to a Dane.

            I say that with love, your country is awesome.

          • Dakejev

            Finland has the same system as Denmark, and I suspect so do most other European countries.

    • Yes, witness details will start painting a real good profile image once they start coming in bundles.

    • Another thought, the other Supers who put 2 and 2 together don’t want to say anything. They don’t want to risk him getting in trouble and they cannot blame him for his extracurricular activities. An open “secret” that those Supers choose to ignore.

      • Michael

        the ends justify the means, in this particular case? Ignoring the fact that it’s technically illegal because they can see the good that he’s doing?

        I’d believe it. Especially since heroes tend to get into the business not because they have power, but because they want to help people. They see red tape getting between them and helping people, and they see a kid willing to go over the bureaucratic heads specifically to help people, laws be damned, and I don’t think they could do anything but silently applaud him for having the guts to do something that they allow men in suits to prevent them from doing (i.e. their life’s calling).

    • All good speculation, Saxon. 🙂

  • Ninhursag

    Mitch is so content with himself, gotta admire that naive youthfulness (though I’m only a few years older than him, and I already sound like a grandma). I’m really curios what will happen in this Mitch-centered story.

  • Jeldenil

    Those villains sure did a shitty job of choosing an inconspicuous getaway car. Not only is it flashy and yellow, it flies too.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      HA!

      • Jeldenil

        I’m glad people apreciate my lame humor here 😀

        • Chris Dangerfield

          And I’m glad you refer to me as “people.” Thank you kindly! That is the nicest thing anyone has said to me all day! LOL.

          • Jeldenil

            Haha, well, I was referring to the people who liked my comment too. <3

          • Michael

            Aww, look at him, he thinks he’s a people.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            HA! (hell, it’s not through lack of effort. lol)

  • glenroebuck

    Can we get back to the main story? All these side stories are nice but it detracts from why I come here – to find out what happened next. The spooky story was okay, then the truth or dare, now the flyboy side story…come on can we get back to the action?

    • But won’t you be happy, feel like you read a reacher story knowing all those extra stuff on our babies?

      • glenroebuck

        Not really to be honest I am losing interest. The main story is a good one but it has been so long and dragged out..it’s getting to the point where I just don’t care anymore about what happens to the characters.

        • Dakejev

          Oh yes, how dare Alex make sure his worldclass artists don’t get burnt out while making this webcomic that’s available free of charge for everyone to read!

          If you can’t handle the sidestory hiatus, come back in a few months and play catch-up. I don’t think we’ll miss you a whole lot.

          • Michael

            I agree, with content if not tone. Alex and team are providing a high-quality, engaging comic free of charge for everyone to enjoy. We as readers do not have any right, economically, to demand anything of him in the first place, and even Patreon backing is not the same as paying for a good or service, but making a voluntary donation to support the artistic endeavour.

            It is you right to not enjoy the bonus and side-stories, but it is not your right to make demands of the author/artists as to the direction of their freely-provided content.

            On a personal note, 99% of the reason I read comics of any genre is for the characters and character development arcs within a genre setting, not because of plot devices or story gimmicks. I don’t think I’m the only reader like this, either, or the large majority of webcomics currently being produced would have no readers.

            Liked I said, it’s completely your right to have your own opinion about, well, anything. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to read it. But there are a lot of us (the overwhelming majority of active commenters, for example) who do like it.

          • Hi Dakejev, while I agree with the sentiment, I’m responding at this moment to your final remark and wish to gently remind everyone about using a tone of respect as per Alex’s Comment Policy. Thanks 🙂

          • Dakejev

            Sorry, I just get really annoyed when people complain about something they get for free, especially when it’s something I happen to enjoy a lot. Was it the latter part of the comment that was the issue?

          • Yeah, it was the last part of your comment. I mean I understand completely. We’re all very big fans of TYP and it’s hard when someone is negative about the comic or Alex. So it’s fine to offer challenge, but it’s best to keep it on the topic and not make it personal. 🙂

          • Dakejev

            Teaches me to not comment here when sleep-deprived! XD

            I edited out the offensive bit.

    • This sidestory is the planned one, and is finishing what will be the content of the 2nd book, like the interlude in Vol. 1.

      It feels like we’re getting so many sidestories because Alex decided to put the ToD story online (it wasn’t meant to be posted like that), to fill out a gap where the comic would otherwise have been put on a hiatus. The ToD comic was an extra for us rather than an empty waiting time.

      Circumstances made it necessary to put the planned story on a break, to give our artists a little breathing space – and maybe a chance to relax, hence the ToD. Luckily, getting 2 pages a week, it won’t be that long until we’re back to the main story 🙂

      • Klaus

        Chapters two and three are already considerably longer than volume one. It is going to be a very large voluime two.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Yayyyyyy…

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Exactly, how lucky are we?

  • Sapfo

    Happy birthday dear Doki!
    You are so sweet and a joy in our little gang of mischief makers.
    Let Mitch fly you to a good place on this day

    • *hugs* Thank you so much Sapfo! Though Mitch is probably too busy saving those in need. ^_^

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Aww, I missed your birthday! D: Unfortunately this site was blocked for me since I was using the guest network at my grad program reunion, and I only got back late last night. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Doki! Here is a big hug from me! *hugs*

        • Thank you *hugs* It wasn’t the worst I have had. But it wasn’t too bad. I have a nice new tv that I can finally hook the blu-ray player up to (which I got for Christmas 2013). I am almost half-way through a LotR marathon. I have been having to start and stop a lot to deal with things. Had to watch my nephew today, who wanted to watch Back to the Future III and play monopoly.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I’m glad that it had some good things! I am sending you lots of love and good wishes.

  • Becky

    Wouldn’t it be easy to identify this “mystery crime fighter” based on his powers and costume? How has Flyboy not been busted yet? Especially if his does his extracurriculars in daylight, as shown here.

    • It’s supposed to be dark (just think of it as city lights making it seem earlier in the day), and Mitch is moving very fast.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        I would go further, and say that the colouring style is ‘four colour superhero’ to reflect the genre rather than ‘noir’ – and that affects the lighting. There are certain scenes earlier in the story (the alley scenes in both the prolog and chapter 1, and the sunset scene outside the warehouse in chapter 2) where the lighting is dim and you get a few token heavy shadows, however for the most part they lighting is nowhere near as severe as you’d expect and the colours certainly aren’t subdued. I think that may be the crucial thing here: the shadows and the colour palette don’t automatically indicate that it’s evening.

  • YangYueLan

    Wow, I have really missed the last 5 updates? Whoops.

    • Niggle

      Me, too, five updates exactly. Very whoops, but I’ve been like that for a year. Still having a hard time keeping up with all my online interests.

      • YangYueLan

        Yeah, I also just have no idea what day of the week it is. I was off all weekend (I thought Friday was Saturday and by Sunday I thought it was Monday).

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Glad to have you here when you can make it, though!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Welcome back!

  • Klaus

    I am going to get an update for my birthday too! It will be

    Flyboy Bonus Comic—Page 39, if it lasts that long.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      So you’ll be turning “16” like Mitch?

      I always suspected your avatar was a clever ruse to hide the fact that you were underage (snort). Happy anticipation of your Birthday. 🙂

      • Klaus

        If things keep going at this speed, I may be older than the Annihilator before the story ends.

        If you want to see a picture of me, take a look at my Kickstarter avatar. I made a comment on Alex’ kickstarter project 20 December 2014. Klick on the avatar enlarge the picture. At first I mostly supported dice projects, thus the hat.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Hey as I remember, you are featured in the police station somewhere during the “Spooky Interlude” … hmmm I’ll have to go and find your miscreant self in the lock-up. LOL!

          EDIT: I’m so envious. 🙂

          • Klaus

            My Discuss avatar is indeed a picture I cut from the Spooky and Amanda bonus comic. It is the police officer who arrested Amanda. It does not look like me, though.

          • Adam Black

            I remember that page!

            I had to quickly delete my comments, when after I read Alex’s Intro —and discovered the Station denizens depicted were real; and the readers/ donors .

            HA. That was a close-call. I would have been in so much trouble.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    I just wanted to respond to a few comments that were grumbling about getting back to the main story. It’s obvious that, as much as I like the main-story, I also like backstory information about our characters, I find it embiggens the main-story for me, so I’m biased. That said, I wanted to make a couple of practical points:

    1) Fortunately anyone who doesn’t like these interludes has the option of stepping away either until the main story resumes, or until the graphic novel is complete and then can read the entire story at their leisure. So no one is held hostage by these generous interludes.

    2) No webcomic I’m currently enjoying has been able to, as religiously as this one has, deliver two-pages a week of such quality, while never missing a day. In addition, doing that with a story that has been carefully mapped out and isn’t just randomly making itself up as the pages post. That’s a pretty amazing achievement. There are many comics I enjoy, but I have to be honest that on many pages, NOTHING HAPPENS. That almost NEVER happens with TYP. Almost every page is packed with information and when it does seem like it slows a little, you can pretty much see that it’s due to the fact that the story is meant to be a page turner first and a twice-weekly webcomic second.

    3) EVERY other one-page a week comic (or even less) is required to take breaks and hiatuses. For many different reasons. Money? Real-life emergencies? Artists needing to catch up. So the fact that YP has taken so FEW breaks from the main story is a real compliment to Alex’s drive and determination. No one wants to get to a completed graphic novel of this story more than he does and it shows. In addition the fact that this comic NEVER goes dark is a real tribute to Alex’s dedication.

    4) Sometimes other comics bring in guest artists when they need a vacation. However unlike TYP. Instead of telling an interlude story, one that feeds our understanding of the main-story, they’re usually the random fun that the guest-artists can and wants to bring. It can be fun, but it’s not thoughtfully crafted like our interludes to be part of the greater whole.

    5) I’m repeating myself, but it’s worth noting that many comics often just GO DARK for a hiatus. Sometimes they go dark and never return. It’s the complete opposite here. Alex keeps his fandom very informed about what’s happening and why, both in advance and during. There is no webcomic I’ve experienced that takes as much care of the delicate sensibilities of its fans.

    6) As Alex has made clear these “breaks/interludes” are not optional for him, Adam and Vero. They simply need TIME to catch up with the extremely high quality of the eye-popping art that is defines this comic. So, the only reason we haven’t returned to the ‘main-story’ yet is that they CAN’T. Personally, I’m grateful that we’ve had our time and experience of Julie’s wonderful style and the character information of TRUTH OR DARE. I’m also enjoying this fun break, back with Adam and Vero and Mitch. If the only alternative is for TYP to go DARK for two months… well, I’m feeling very very grateful that I still get my TYP fix twice a week. It’s pretty darn positive for my psyche.

    So, while I too look forward to returning to the main story, so we can see who dies (LOL), I don’t think it’s necessary to bang on the team who are working like mad to do everything possible to, not only get us back to the main-story, but to make the interim as enjoyable as possible.

    Since there isn’t another option, instead of complaining, perhaps those who are unhappy could change the channel, read another comic for another few weeks, wait for the graphic novel to come out? Be supportive. At least accept that all those responsible are doing more than anyone in this industry would do to make this required interlude period as enjoyable as possible.

    Just sayin’. Thanks.

    • Klaus

      Yes, it really is amazing. In all the time I have read this comic, which is
      admittedly not quite from the start, it has missed one post, and that was due to a death in the family of one of the creators. I really ought to appriciate it more. This NOT something you can expect from a webcomic. Yet we, or at least I, have come to expect it from this one.

      • And that one update in 3 years where we didn’t get page, we still got an art update from Alex, so we didn’t miss out.

        • Klaus

          Right, no posts have been missed. There has been one filler.

    • Elin Gregory

      Art takes longer than you’d think, unless you use clip art of course, but this stuff is REALLY complex. I spend more time admiring the backgrounds and the techniques used to get the story across than I do reading the text. So many layers to it and there are often little grace notes that don’t need to be there, but make the art work so much more interesting and meaningful. It’s excellent, really.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Hear hear. I so agree.

    • jreed3842

      Ahhh! I agree with everything in this post!!

    • Adam Black

      If …there was an option…
      ( @alexwoolfson:disqus)
      I would like enjoy it if was Retro-Wednesday and Present Saturdays.
      I dont know how caught up they are yet, Nor how many Bonus stories are left.
      I’m not suggesting this because I’m in impatient, and over-eager to rush to the main story-line.

      But because I would genuinely enjoy reading them concurrently like that.

      I suspect, as the 2 plotlines advanced we’d see special synchronicities.

      Something to think about.

  • Klaus

    If the second volume is founded by crowdfunding, it seems that there will be no room for vanity pledges. The bonus comic is already made.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I had lots of wine with my man at dinner tonight……. is it okay if I just agree with what you wrote without really understanding it? 😀

    • *Points to Chris* I don’t get it either. Every bonus story so far has been either a part of the pages that will be in Vol.1 (and the coming volume 2) + bonus stories we got as prizes from Vol. 1’s kickstarter.

      The ToD comic + Spooky’s bonus comic came from KS prizes, so why shouldn’t there be room for a possible bonus comic in the Vol. 2 pledges? It won’t be posted in book anyway, as far as I know. Spooky’s bonus story + ToD won’t be in a volume book. They’re KS prizes that got posted online.
      Vol.1 will have the first interlude story, besides the normal chapters.Vol.2 will probably have the Mitch story, again, as far as I understand it.
      Uhm.. right, @alexwoolfson:disqus?

      (Imo, there’s always room for more sidestories as pledge rewards ^_^)

      • Klaus

        From the kickstater page:

        What’s going to be in the book?

        Bonus material in the book will include

        and, since we hit the $45K stretch goal, I will be now able to create and include an additional 25-page BONUS COMIC featuring fan-favorite supporting characters Commander and Spooky Jones!

        • But what does that have to do with the 2nd volume? That’s what I don’t get. Oh, is it because Alex calls Mitch’s story a bonus comic and not an interlude?
          There’ll still be space for adding bonus comics to the pledge though, if that’s what Alex wants to add. It just won’t be in the book (which is already pretty long).

          • Klaus

            Not being in the book would make a vanity reward less valuable.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Klaus and @DanishWolf:disqus — you both bring up excellent points.

            However, strictly on a personal basis, I feel like I Kickstartered about 2.3 billion years ago. Interludes, backstories, ToD, rewards, milestones, Patreon… the reality (as per me, lol) is that The Young Protectors has evolved hugely since Alex finished ARTIFICE (admittedly a very different challenge in itself) and started on TYP.

            Further, Kickstarter and it’s stretch goals and the necessary evolution to Patreon in order to allow Alex to keep up the two page a week regimen… have changed the process and the language. How not? The needs of the webcomic are somewhat different than the needs of the printed Graphic Novel and Alex is juggling both.

            I believe two things…

            1) If Alex made a promise in either of those two funding formats he’ll keep it. He’s just sorta that way (very Kyle/boy-scout).

            2) I feel like I remember the ToD comic with Julie wasn’t exactly pre-planned to occur at this time. Wasn’t it the best option in order to keep us voracious readers engaged, while AW, Adam and Vero breathed, ate, and caught up, creating a back-log of pages so they weren’t trapped at the whim of evil computers and wifi outages and other hob-goblins that could cause pages to post in the small hours of the morning.

            So, I suspect that, barring making good on any past promises, Alex gets to rewrite the rule-book on terminology (i.e. ‘bonus-comic’ vs ‘interlude’) to suite the needs to the TYP process. And revamp as needed going forward.

            So, that’s my long-winded way of saying I’m not worrying about it. I just want to get to the end of the book and be able to fondle the final graphic novels in my greedy fingers and know that I survived the great Young Protector crusade of 2013-20??. LOL.

            The rest is just going to give me grey hairs.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Wow, sorry @DanishWolf:disqus and @disqus_8gizXhsHgE:disqus — just re-read this comment in the light of day and I’m so sorry. I sound like a hectoring douche-canoe. Apologies. I don’t know where my pompous evil twin was hiding or how he got to my laptop, but I’m going to send him back, pronto. 😀

          • Adam Black

            I know, right?

            I was shocked at what you said.
            @chrisdangerfield:disqus you ‘dont’ have Grey hairs?

            or
            You are blaming them on YP?

            But since your apology was soo magnanimous, on behalf of the fandom and whole community I graciously accept it, and all of your silver: totally-not-grey-hairs.
            Welcome back buddy 😉 .

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Graciously accepted you stinker…

          • Adam Black

            Me, stinker?
            As you wrote this you had been on the new page an hour —and you didnt even tell me.

            Which, I bet is the only time thats ever happened to anybody.

            I think this, by default , makes me least popular camper, ever.

  • Kate G

    I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaack! My video card (graphics card? It’s some kind of card) kicked the can so I wasn’t able to use my stupid computer for a whole freaking week. My brother finally replaced it but my screen is still wonky (everything is all stretched out. GRRRR! THIS IS WHY I DON’T DEAL WITH COMPUTERS!) Oh well, at least he’s coming back tonight so I can nag him to fix it (if I have to deal with his teething 6 month old, he can fix my computer.)

    Can I just point something out? Did Mitch not think about people being IN THE SWIMMING POOL before dumping the yellow Corvette/Ferrari (haven’t decided which one it is yet) in there? Come on Mitch, I know you could have thought of something better like an alley with 20 foot walls and no fire escapes. THINK MITCH THINK! Use your noggin! I know you have one!

    P.S. Wouldn’t the force of gravity have smacked them around too considering the bozos weren’t wearing seatbelts? I mean, ouch? First, they are all flying up because the car is flying going down, then they all all being smacked into whatever is near them a few G’s by the car hitting water. I mean, OUCH. Lawsuit much?

    • stickfigurefairytales

      The swimming pool looks empty to me – I’m sure Mitch wouldn’t have dropped the car in it if there had been people swimming. Plus it could take a while to find an alley with no fire escapes that the car couldn’t, y’know, just drive back out of once he put it down.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        HA! Love that.

        Cut to: Mitch flying all over the city looking for an enclosed space that’s won’t drown anyone, but also won’t be too hard and smash anyone, doesn’t currently have anyone inhabiting the space and doesn’t smell too bad (he’s just sweet that way) … at 4:00 am, yawning mightily, he hits his personal wall, and giving up he drops sets them gently down on the roof of the local police station… Whereupon they are shot to death by trigger happy law enforcement. The event is covered up by both local politicians and media… Alllllllll is well for our Mitch, who is asleep in his bunk at the time. 🙂

        • Kate G

          HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

        • Adam Black

          He saw a squirrel.
          The Kid clearly has Attention Deficit Hyper-Sonic Disorder. He is so ‘flighty’ .

    • It could just be me, but I don’t think it’s a pool. I know we’ve made jokes about pool parties, but to me it’s the entrance to a park/green area. It’s just a made water area that isn’t even deep, probably just a foot or two by the looks of it. Just deep enough that the car can’t get out. I don’t think it’s a normal place where anyone would be in it, except for maybe dipping their toes 🙂

      It’s too open to be a pool area, and even if it was it’s night time here, so the chance of anyone being around is lower.

      • Adam Black

        I think that would be a lethal drop.

  • Just a quick heads up, folks — I’m working with the developer to try to get that subscription pop-up to behave properly. But before that happens, it will like be behaving badly while we work on it. I appreciate your patience. 🙂

    • All right. It was a worthy attempt, but there are still issues. I’m turning it off again.

      In other news, though, he enabled some “responsive” features of the theme so the pages should work better on mobile. Let me know if that’s your experience. 🙂

      • Just checked on my iphone, the sign up banner pops up and I can’t get rid of it because of the way it’s on my screen. 🙁

        • Hmm. the Sign Up banner shouldn’t be showing up at all since I disabled that plugin. Maybe delete your cache?

          • It’s fine now, I refreshed the page and all clear. The page looks great on my phone!

          • Excellent. 🙂 Do you think it looks better than before or pretty much the same?

          • Definitely better than before. Before it was all just so tiny. Now I can see the comic without having to zoom way in. The same with the comment section.

          • davefragments

            The page fills my cellphone’s screen and if I turn it sideways I can read it (even with my eyes). It’s crispy and clear. No zoom needed.
            The comments are navigable with lots of scrolling but I guess that you’ve already seen that. Nothing popped up (wasn’t supposed to) and the ads are all there. The triple ad bleeds off the right hand of the screen but it’s not noticeable.
            I didn’t log into Disqus because I don’t want Disqus anywhere near my phone. It aggregates ID’s and that’s not nice of it to do.
            Hunter/Killer and Kyle’s First show up almost the same size and crispy clear. The Patreon banner fills the screen.
            BTW – I have an LG phone.

            I’ll be back later.

          • Thank you, Dave! That’s very helpful to know! 🙂

          • davefragments

            If you want pictures of my cellphone I can take them.

          • Thank you. Good to know!

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Thanks AW, @admiraljane:disqus and @davefragments:disqus. I’m so glad I came (stylishly) late to this party and all the hard work is done. So, I’ll just report in to say that all looks perfect on the apple laptop, iPad and iPhone. It is a pretty HD picture, so bravo!

      • Kate G

        Oh, thank you lordy. I thought it was just me whose computer kept on crashing. I was like, “Is Spooky infecting my computer whenever I come here or is it this dumb pop up?”

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Sadly I won’t be able to camp tonight because I’ve got to get a good night’s sleep for work (at least the first week of my new job). I’ll drop by once I get home tomorrow, though – or maybe on my phone at lunchtime!

    • Saxon_Brenton

      We’ll look forward to your insights about the next page, when you get back.

    • Have a good day tomorrow!!

  • jreed3842

    Is it too early to camp?

    Probably. But I’m here anyway!
    *gets a fire started and plays Pokemon while I wait for everyone else to show up*

    • Saxon_Brenton

      pff. Never too early to camp. Helps if you’re on the daylight side of the planet, of course.

      • jreed3842

        True. Haha.
        How are you doing today, Saxon?

        • Saxon_Brenton

          Pretty good. Work is currently under control. Got some writing to do the evening that I’ve been procrastinating on. I’m still managing to come up with new insights into the mindset of my white necromancer healer character that I talked the GM into making a house rule for in his 5th ed D&D game. Still far too many unread books in both my shelves and my e-library. The usual.

          • jreed3842

            Yay for procrastination!
            Sounds like you have a pretty fun to-do list!

  • Adam Black

    I’m going to blow everyone minds:

    Did Flyboy Put the car in the pool on purpose…. Or did he just get distracted and drop it ( again ) ?

    • davefragments

      I think that he did it on purpose. The car can’t drive away and the crooks will be soaking wet.

      • Adam Black

        Well , if its a wading pool, Flyboy just broke every bone in their bodys .

        If its not, they are about to drown. Some Hero.

        • Zachary Lucido

          Nope. Only dropped them 2, maybe 3 stories. They weren’t going fast enough to kill them if he threw them on the road OUTSIDE of a car. Probably.

          • Adam Black

            You are in a car that drops 16 -25 feet , and crashes into the bottom of a cement wading pool below.
            ( and you are not a superhero ) and normal earth physics apply like momentum,

            Broken necks and severed spines are going to be par for the course.

          • Zachary Lucido

            When it slaps the wayer, it will be going how fast?

            Wow, thank you google!
            Report of eight cases

            CASE 1

            A woman aged 42, 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm) tall and weighing 125 pounds (57 kg), jumped from a sixth floor and fell 55 feet (17 meters) onto fairly well packed earth in a garden plot, landing on the left side and back.
            Deceleration and acceleration of gravity—The deceleration distance was about 4 inches (10 cm) as indicated by marks of the body in the earth. The velocity at contact was 54 feet (17 meters) per second (37 miles [60 km] per hour), and the average gravity increase, 140 g.
            Injuries—There was no evidence of material injuries or shock. Examination of a sample of spinal fluid showed it to be clear and colorless; there were no red cells in the urine. There was no loss of consciousness or abdominal tenderness.
            Comment—The superintendent of the building reached the victim immediately after she struck the ground. She raised herself on her left elbow and remarked: “Six stories and not hurt”.
            CASE 2

            A woman aged 27, 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm) tall and weighing 120 pounds (54 kg) jumped from a seventh floor window and fell 66 feet (20 meters) onto a wooden roof, landing head first with progressive contact of the shoulders and the back.
            Deceleration and acceleration of gravity—This woman broke through a roof of ¾ inch (2 cm) pine boards which were supported on 6 by 2 inch (15 by 5 cm) beams 16 inches (41 cm) apart and landed lightly on the ceiling below. Velocity at contact was 60 feet (18 meters) per second (40 miles [64 km] per hour). The average gravity increase was unknown. A hole approximately 16 by 16.5 inches (41 by 42 cm) was sheared in the roof by the force of the fall. Three of the 6 by 2 inch beams were broken.
            Injuries—The scalp was lacerated (occiput), but there was no evidence of other head injuries. The victim suffered abrasions over the dorsal portion of the spine and an oblique intra-articular fracture of the sixth cervical vertebra. There was some spasticity of the abdominal muscles on the right side. Urinalysis yielded normal results. There was evidence of mild shock.
            Comment—The fall was first known to have occurred when the woman appeared at an attic door and asked for assistance. She sat up in bed at the hospital later in the day. It is difficult to reconcile the structural damage to the beams with the absence of greater bodily injury in this case.
            Another case in which injury occurred under similar circumstances but in which survival was only temporary is summarized as follows:
            A man fell 121 feet (37 meters), landing in a supine position on a wooden roof after having jumped from a 14th floor. In this case the roof was broken in at one point to a depth of 8 inches (20 cm), but this point was not directly under the area of force. The average force was undoubtedly in excess of 200 g. The victim walked away from the spot where he landed. His right arm had struck a 12 by 2 inch (30 by 5 cm) beam and stopped abruptly; the torso had continued in movement, with a resultant tearing action in the shoulder area. There were other injuries. Death was attributed to severance of brachial arteries, hemorrhage and shock. The circumstances in this case are somewhat similar to those in case 2, just described, there being no evidence of loss of consciousness or head injury.
            CASE 3

            A woman aged 36, 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm) tall and weighing an estimated 115 pounds (52 kg), jumped from an eighth floor and fell 72 feet (22 meters) onto a fence, face downward.
            Deceleration and acceleration of gravity—The distance of the deceleration could not be estimated. Velocity at contact was 65 feet (20 meters) per second (44 miles [70 km] per hour) with minor gravity increase.
            Injuries—There was no evidence of material injury.
            Comment—The victim was seen during the fall and landed “jack-knifed” over the fence, which was constructed of wood and wire. The fence was broken down part way, and the victim tumbled to the ground. She immediately picked herself up and walked to a nearby clinic for first aid. In this case, chief interest is centered on the patient’s having struck a 1 by 4 inch (2.5 by 10 cm) board, “edge up”, at the top of the fence at 44 miles per hour, without essential injury to chest or abdomen.
            CASE 4

            A woman aged 30, 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) tall and weighing 122 pounds (55 kg), jumped from a ninth floor, falling 74 feet (23 meters) onto an iron bar, metal screens, a skylight of wired glass and a metal lath ceiling; she landed face downward, prone.
            Deceleration and acceleration of gravity—The decelerative distance must be computed in three stages, combined and confused, totaling 45 inches (114 cm). The velocity at contact was 66 feet (20 meters) per second (45 miles [72 km] per hour). The average gravity increase was undetermined but was minor except in impact areas.
            Injuries—This woman had minor patterned contusions and an H-shaped laceration on the forehead from the screen wires. All other injuries were minor except in the thoracic area, where there was marked tenderness of the upper ribs on the right side near the anterior axillary line, with slight crepitus. There were slight rigidity of the left side of the abdomen, contusions of the right side of the chest and severe localized ecchymosis 6 cm above the costal margin. Roentgen examination showed fractures of the fourth, the fifth, and the sixth rib on the right side. There had been no loss of consciousness and only moderate shock.
            Comment—The fall was witnessed, and there is little doubt that the victim struck a heavy iron bar at the termination of the fall, while speed was substantially 45 miles per hour. The contact was in the thoracic area, with the resultant injury just described. The bar was T-shaped structural iron, 1.5 by 1.5 inches (4 by 4 cm), 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm) long and weighing 13.5 pounds (6 kg); one end of it was embedded in masonry. The stem of the T was up. There was a fresh, localized bend in the bar 13 inches (33 cm) deep. That more severe chest and other injuries were not sustained is remarkable, especially in view of the extraordinary demolition of structural steel and glass resulting from the force of this fall.
            The woman immediately sat up, rose to her feet and was helped through an adjacent window and given immediate first aid. She was admitted to a hospital and made a rapid, uneventful recovery.
            A case in which the conditions of free fall and impact were similar is summarized as follows:
            A person fell 100 feet (30 meters) onto a screen with iron supports over a skylight, landing face downward and demolishing these structures. Injuries included fracture of the seventh, the eighth, and the ninth rib on the right side, a right pneumothorax and subcutaneous emphysema; there was moderate shock but no head injuries. At the end of three weeks the right lung was expanded and the patient’s temperature was again normal; recovery was uneventful.
            CASE 5

            A woman aged 21, 5 feet and 7 inches

          • Adam Black

            How rare are those cases?

            We know MItch didnt save them at the last minute. It must have been a Fluke or something

  • davefragments

    Oh this is insane tonight.