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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Flyboy Bonus Comic—Page 32

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Go, go, go!

So! Mitch is charging into that whirlwind of debris. Will he be able to convince himself he’s carrying all that? If not, what will happen to our young hero? And even if he somehow survives, will he be able to stop his childhood friend from destroying a city?

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

  • Always listen to Spooky!

    • Connor

      I don’t know about always. There seems to be something bouncing around in my head when Spooky had some pretty questionable judgement.
      Off to the archives to see if it has any basis in reality.

      • I’d follow Spooky anywhere. (my judgement might be impaired of course)

      • Well I think for some folks that might be the better alternative. 😀

        • Tyler Griffin

          When I die. Don’t delete the Browser History, just burn the whole machine.

      • Klaus

        But it would only have been a small demon.

  • Connor

    Wow. Intense flyboy face in the last panel.

    Would have gotten the victory if I hadn’t had to sit here for a minute taking it all in.

    • Yeah, can’t linger that first pass. Which is really hard, because it’s the page! and what’s happening on the page!

  • Would that be like: Go, Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer goooooo!

    (um…did I just show my age?)

    • Y’know, there was a Speed Racer movie made in 2008 that was based on the original anime/manga. Not sure that it did too well, but I enjoyed it. 🙂

    • Tyler Griffin

      Go. Go. Gadget Flyboy!

      (does that help?)

      • Greased Lightnin’, go Greased Lightnin’
        Go Greased Lightnin’

      • Tyler Griffin

        Actually, if I really want to be honest and go with my earliest cartoon heroes, it would be a close call between:
        “Thunder- Thunder- ThunderMitch! Ho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
        and
        “By the power of Mitch’s cute butt! I have the POWER!!!”

        • *eyes glaze over* …..catboy Mitch…. *is lost*

          • Tyler Griffin

            Hmmm… a Thundercats TYP amalgam crossover… I think maybe we need fan art of this for the Doki

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Panel 3: I hope he’s being cheefully humble and self-depreciating. I think we had enough self-flagellation back when Red Hot was feeling down after the date to hell.

  • jreed3842

    I wish Spooky was here too.
    … I don’t mean in the comic.
    I mean here…. in my living room…. on the couch next to me…. maaaaybe wearing minimal clothing. Errr. What was I saying?

    As always another great page! I reaaaallllly like the last panel. Mitch is totally gonna save the day!

  • davefragments

    Yikes! it’s early tonight!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Wow, it sure was!

      • davefragments

        I turned around and the email lit up with 4 emails announcing the page. I even had a handful of pretzel sticks in my mouth. Now I’m going to sleep with pretzel crumbs.

    • Yup. I was just sitting there fussing with the computer and thought I’d check on the comic and oh look, it’s the new page…at around 6:30 my time.

      • davefragments

        Chopped wasn’t even on yet. Sigh, I miss our discussions of the weird food stuff they use on chopped.
        sigh!

        • Was it really weird?

          • davefragments

            It was tailgating food and none of it was memorable. Lousy episode.

          • Sounds like it.

    • Klaus

      Yikes? Isn’t it a good thing?

  • davefragments

    I like this page. I like it very much. Mitch has a bit more confidence and bravado that I expected from his earlier missteps.

  • Nate

    GO MITCH GO!

  • DonnaC

    Such a look of determination. Put your goggles on Mitch you have to take care of those beautiful and super powered eyes.

    • But they’re cracked. Normally I’d agree, but something hitting (and shattering) them could do more harm if he has them on.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Oh, good point.

  • Toli Bera

    Nyoom to the rescue!

    (∗❛ั௦❛ั∗) ==========(> ・o・)>___________╰( ꒪Д꒪)ノ

  • Can you be in love with a page?…because I think I’m in love with this page.

    Where did I put my pom-poms <..> This page deserves some good cheers.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    Go Mitch, go!!!

  • Looking at panel 5, and there’s quite a distance between him and Cory. Looks like it’s still best going in from as low as possible, so straight forward and hope for the best.

  • Frank_821

    really enjoying the bonus comic. Yes I am anxious to get back to Chapter 4. 2 more years to finish this opus

    however I see the value of the bonuses. It’s not unlike what they did with Watchmen when it originally came out 🙂

  • YangYueLan

    *hides face behind hands* oh dear, oh dear, ohdearohdear! NO DYING!

  • Kate G

    I am totally in love with this page because it’s something that is completely me. Whenever I am doubting myself (or nervous) , this is EXACTLY the kind of conversation I have with myself. Mine is usually about my grams though.

    When I was waiting for my division at the Special Olympics, I had this entire conversation with myself about what my grams would be saying to me because I was SO NERVOUS. I went, “I wish Grams were here. If she were here she’d clasp my hands in hers and say a prayer to protect me. Then she’d tell me to remember to breathe deeply and sit straight. She’d tell me I could do this and she’d probably say something mushy about being proud of me while straightening the lapels of my show coat because she’s anal. She’d find some way to make laugh and not cry.” I’m one of those who cry when I’m nervous so she always found a way to make me laugh!

  • Fabulous Alien

    Perfect expressions on Mitch and Kanya’s faces on the first two panels!

  • Sapfo

    Mitch is going superhero on us all. Save the day please little hero

  • David Welbourn

    Mitch, could you put your visor on _then_ jump into the whirlwind? Thanks.

  • Jeldenil

    Here goes the fly. If he has flylike dodging skills too, he can make it.

  • Quick comment for the moment. Panels three and four make my webbed toes ~TINGLE!!!~

  • Aitsuki

    Mitch, you should probably put the goggles back on…. just a thought..

    • Klaus

      That is what they expect him to do.

  • Mary Klemzak

    I love this! For so many reasons!

    Second panel:”Is this kid bonkers or high?!”
    Third:feeling so unsure and inadequate (not true, but what 15 year old doesn’t have doubts? Even a 15 year old superhero)
    Fourth:setting eyes on the prize
    Fifth:frig it, gotta adult up and deal with it.
    Sixth:go go go! (Um why are your goggles not on, your eyes are important)

  • Dennis Grace

    Goggles, Mitch! Goggles! The one time you take off into an actual debris field and you forget your goggles?

    • Columbine

      They are all scratched up….I really don’t think they’re good safety spec, our standard ones at work could survive explosions. We tested em.

      • Jonni

        Sounds like a fun job!

      • Tyler Griffin

        currently working a plant with a dye lab and lots of acids and such things, and having first hand experience, I must ask, was it an intentional test? 😛

        • Columbine

          Yeeeeeeah, it was part of the ‘wear your safety gear!’ introduction to the job. Sealed glass with some water inside put over a flame to boil. There were two cherry tomatoes to represent eyes, one behind the specs the other just to one side. At the end we recovered an intact pair of specs, one slightly bruised tomato and uh………..had a smear of tomato sauce along the wall.

  • bronakopdin

    Mitch you’ll do it >///////< I belive you can do it!!

  • Pikinanou

    So many awesome close-ups of Mitch’s face in one page… too much for my heart. Just too much!
    Don’t mind me, I’ll stay here and keep staring until next update. 🙂

    • *pats Pikinanou* It’s okay, I am here with you.

  • We’re all rooting for you Mitch!! And we’d be cheering if we were there!

  • Ninhursag

    GO MITCH, GO!

  • ….Alex love, every time I think I cannot love Mitch any more….

    ….it is a good thing I am not Elmira or he would be squeezed to death with love by now….

    • stickfigurefairytales

      “I’m gonna hug him and squeeze him and love him forever!”

      • …How many pets did she “love” to death?

        • stickfigurefairytales

          I shudder at the thought.

  • Jason Moon

    What a beautiful little fool…

  • kamishiro

    GOO MITCH *—*

  • Megan Staples

    Yay! Go Mitch!

  • Sylvia B

    Wear your goggles!

  • MoonByte

    Can I just say that I am amazed at the amount of responsibility that he has for the situation nonetheless, ESPECIALLY when considering his age?

  • davefragments

    I’m very much looking forward to the new page tonight.

    • Always look forward to more Mitch.

    • Me too! This is close to being a nail biter.

      • davefragments

        I am in love with the artwork and this next page holds promises of being spectacular.

  • Rain

    Mitch, such a sweet heart! And well, I wouldn’t mind me some spooks/Mitch action 😉

  • Saxon_Brenton

    Okay, so, Mitch. You’ve had a few seconds for angsty self-recrimination. Now it’s time to make like Squirrel Girl and just go out and save the day by doing something awesome.

  • Johndar

    FUCK YEAH MITCH!

  • davefragments

    Let’s see, what did I do this week?
    Well, my eyes hate me because I read a murder mystery — Robert Galbraith’s “Career of Evil” … It was fun.
    And the weather was uncharacteristically warm so I could sit outside and enjoy the Autumnally orange and yellow trees.

    • Doki has been sick in more than one way. Hasn’t been fun.

      • davefragments

        I hope you are feeling better.

        There are mornings that I wake up ready to kill grizzly bears and take that out on the world of politics. Somehow that gets me going.

        • eh. various stomach issues and depression. not a fun combination.

          • davefragments

            My tummy hates half the supermarket.

          • well, try having stomach issues that aren’t the same for two days in a row for about a week

          • stickfigurefairytales

            D:

          • davefragments

            I have. I stay home and try not to destroy too many pieces of clothing or create too much laundry. I hate to say it that way, but that’s the sad truth.
            There’s a reason I Eat dry shredded wheat for breakfast every day.

          • don’t have it, but I am going better I think today, it might be clearing up maybe

          • davefragments

            That’s good. I don’t know what else to say but eat bland food and drink water. That’s all I can do when my tummy goes wild.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Oh no, poor Doki!! *offers lots of hugs*

        • *hugs*

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Please remember that we love you and think you’re an awesome person, even when you’re having a tough time.

          • thanks

  • stickfigurefairytales

    I’m in a good mood now because the sports team I like won at sports.

    • YAY for sports team!!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Win the thing!!

        • Gotta earn the parade celebrating the thing!!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Be the best at the sport!!

          • And be on the box of that cereal that sports are on!

        • Michael

          Score the points! Put the ball where the ball is supposed to go, and prevent the other team from putting it where you don’t want them to put it! Woo!

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Our sports guys are really great at the sport. I hope that they win sports this year.

    • davefragments

      You are having several good sports seasons this year.
      🙂

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Well, mostly just the one sport. Our other sports guys are not as good at the other sports.

        • davefragments

          I had to drive home from the Symphony last Sunday with the losing team’s football traffic. That was misery. Those people drove like the team lost — awful.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Awww…

          • davefragments

            yeah, pity me, pity me…
            poor boy…
            Hah!
            I came home to a steak and potato dinner.
            wink, wink

    • Michael

      I’m in a good mood because after instructing the kids at kung fu this morning, three of the parents came up to thank me and tell me I’m doing a great job. One of them said I’m great with kids, and another mentioned how the kids listen to me and follow my instructions.

      ^___________________________________________^

      So yeah, kind of chuffed.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        That’s awesome! What a wonderful thing! 😀

        • Michael

          It is. 🙂 I was already feeling good about my own kung fu because on Thursday I helped someone make a small modification to their technique that made a huge difference to their results, and gave them one of those “eureka” moment where their eyes go wide and they start breathing heavy and/or laughing. That’s also a good feeling.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            You sound like you’re an awesome teacher.

          • Michael

            Thanks! I try. It helps that after 11 years of training I have a fairly good understanding of the subject.

      • davefragments

        The kids like you. Good to hear. Good job.

        • Michael

          Seems like it. At least, they haven’t been actively rebelling against me.

          Yet.

          • davefragments

            I once teasingly grabbed a kid who was a high school wrestler and within 30 seconds never did that again. He didn’t hurt me but he was stronger than he looked.

          • Michael

            Yeah, don’t do that. A guy at one of my former workplaces one poked me (quite hard, enough to move me forward)m in the back, and before he could pull his hand back I’d spun around, trapped both of his arms across his chest, and bopped him on the nose with a clenched fist.

            If I hadn’t stopped myself in time I could have broken his nose at the very least. 🙁 And that would have made me a sad and unemployed panda.

          • davefragments

            The kid didn’t knock me down but he did make me struggle to maintain my balance. I apologized which surprised him.

          • Michael

            Still better than some stories I’ve heard. My teacher was attacked from behind once, and threw the guy through a window! Which he had to pay for, because it was his mother’s window and he was a teenager at the time.

          • davefragments

            That doesn’t sound good. Broken windows are dangerous.
            I worked with a robotics group once as an advisor… (build a robot that does things and compete with other groups) and one of the fathers thanked me for teaching his kid how to hammer nails through a board because the father couldn’t and would never have taught his kid.
            Now that surprised me more than the wrestler.

          • Michael

            Just recently we had a parent thank my teacher (head instructor, owner etc. of the kung fu school) for lecturing her 3.5-year-old about paying attention and doing what he’s told, because she didn’t “want to be the bad guy”

          • davefragments

            Don’t you just love that.
            “You be the bad guy!”
            Kids want authority figures and some parents never understand that.

          • Michael

            well, we DO advertise that kung fu teaches kids about discipline. Which it does. Through the medium of us, the instructors.

          • davefragments

            Kids want that structure. Kids need that structure.
            What kids don’t need is a buddy who does everything they want.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Oh dear.

          • Michael

            To be fair to her, she was parenting and such, she just didn’t want to be too strict or raise her voice and so on. Her style of disciplining involves threats (of cancelled activities or loss of privileges) that are not followed through.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Right, which is crappy parenting.

  • davefragments

    OK, you guys are too dull tonight. Time for a story from Uncle Dave:
    There were three kingdoms, each bordering on the same lake. For centuries, these kingdoms had fought over an island in the middle of that lake. One day, they decided to have it out, once and for all. The first kingdom was quite rich, and sent an army of 25 knights, each with three squires.
    The night before the battle, the knights jousted and cavorted as their squires polished armor, cooked food, and sharpened weapons. The second kingdom was not so wealthy, and sent only 10 knights, each with 2 squires. The night before the battle, the knights cavorted and sharpened their weapons as the squires polished armor and prepared dinner. The third kingdom was very poor, and only sent one elderly knight with his sole squire. The night before the battle, the knight sharpened his weapon, while the squire, using a looped rope, slung a pot high over the fire to cook while he prepared the knight’s armor.
    The next day, the battle began. All the knights of the first two kingdoms had cavorted a bit too much (one should never cavort while sharpening weapons and jousting) and could not fight. The squire of the third kingdom could not rouse the elderly knight in time for combat. So, in the absence of the knights, the squires fought.
    The battle raged well into the late hours, but when the dust finally settled, a solitary figure limped from the carnage. The lone squire from the third kingdom dragged himself away, beaten, bloodied, but victorious.
    And it just goes to prove, the squire of the high pot and noose is equal to the sum of the squires of the other two sides.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Get out.

      • davefragments

        Don’t hurt me!

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Never fear, for the pun is mightier than the sword.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            (Now I have to exile myself to pun jail too.)

          • davefragments

            Puns are the purest form of humor!

          • You want puns? Read Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Or play Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

          • davefragments

            I said below that I just finished the latest Cormoran Strike mystery and I had to keep looking up all the British speak.

          • Michael

            oy vey, they were just awful. Perfectly purile puns, pushed by a precocious pussy cat.

          • nice alliteration ^_^

        • Michael

          At least it wasn’t a story about a shaggy dog.

    • Have you told this before because it sounds familiar…

      • davefragments

        It’s floating around the web. I only saw it this week.

      • davefragments

        Maybe I should have said that Pythagoras first wrote in and Fermat refined it in his last theorum.

  • stickfigurefairytales

    So, camping! Anybody want some Halloween candy?

    • davefragments

      I am a candy-korn free zone — none of that ugly orange and white stuff.

      • stickfigurefairytales

        How about chocolate instead?

        • davefragments

          Sounds good.
          We used to give out snickers, mars and milky way bars. For those kids who were bad — snow cones with lemon syrup. (think about that for a moment)

          • Michael
          • davefragments

            One of my favorite movies

          • stickfigurefairytales

            How did you manage to have snow cones to hand out? Did you just make a ton of them beforehand?

          • davefragments

            You just hand them a snow cone and tell them to go away.
            You see what it was for the bad kids?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I get that, but…where did you get the snow cones?

          • davefragments

            My Mother made pizzelles and after that it’s just crushed ice and simple syrup with lemon juice.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Wow!

          • davefragments

            Think about a snowball on a cold halloween night and no place to put it. Sour too.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I would probably just throw it at someone. If I were a really bad kid, I’d probably throw it at the house that I’d just gotten it from. Seems like there would be a big chance of this backfiring.

          • davefragments

            It’s just ice. No color or stain potential.

            I had a friend whose Parents gave out charcoal one year. That did backfire.

          • Michael

            Still better than evangelical religious tracts. Which are a real thing that people really hand out on halloween. >__<

          • davefragments

            Thankfully, my trick or treating days were before that bit of awfulness.

          • Michael

            Oh, you stopped trick-or-treating before the Satanic Panic, did you? We don’t t&t in Australia, but I was born too late for the Satanic Panic to have affected me.

          • That kind of sounds like a dance….and I kind of want to learn it, though if it is anything like the Spanish Panic…
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIACC-CQ18A

    • Me me me me memememememememe!

      • stickfigurefairytales

        I’ve got Reese’s peanut butter cups, Nestle Crunch bars, Twix, peppermint patties, Kit Kats, Butterfingers, Almond Joy, Sour Patch Kids, and Tootsie Roll pops! What would you like?

        • Michael

          No double-coat Tim Tams?

          • stickfigurefairytales

            I didn’t have any but I can always run out to the store!

          • Michael

            Only if your store is in Australia, or stocks specialty Australian snacks and biscuits.

          • stickfigurefairytales

            My sister has a friend in Australia! Maybe she can send some.

          • Michael

            make sure to specify double-coat, those are the best ones.

        • Everything but nestle crunch!! O.O

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Here you go! Let me just give you that in a pumpkin pail so nothing will spill.

          • YAY! Pumpkin pail!! *claps with glee*

    • Whatcha got?

      • stickfigurefairytales

        For you, anything! That is, all of the below plus Snickers, Milky Ways, Blow Pops, and Swedish Fish!

        • Nestle Crunch bars, Twix, peppermint patties, Kit Kats, Milky Ways

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Aaaaand done! Have a pumpkin pail of your own! I’ve been keeping the Nestle Crunch bars in the freezer because I like them best that way.

          • mmmm yes kit kats too

            I forget the last time I used a pumpkin pail, or one of those nifty bags that cannot hold anything without breaking….we used pillow cases

          • stickfigurefairytales

            When I was very little I used just my plastic pumpkin, and then I eventually shifted to plastic pumpkin plus a double-bagged plastic grocery bag to hold overflow.

          • pillow cases

          • stickfigurefairytales

            But plastic bags have handles for easier carrying

          • pillow cases, you can twirl them and then throw them over your back like a sack

          • stickfigurefairytales

            Oooh!

          • Michael

            Or tie them to a stick if you’re going as a drifter and want to stay in-character.

          • but still goes over your back. ^_^

    • *pokes around* 😉

      • *curls up in starr’s lap*

        • Purrs like a happy kitten (is actually really purring after just paying for more fan art) XD

      • stickfigurefairytales

        Take your pick of anything I’ve got!

  • Sapfo

    Good morning! ^^

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Good morning, Sapfo!

      • Sapfo

        Hi there Sticky!
        I been thinking of you. Seen some lovely fanart that I think you would love. 😀

        • You mean the Buckys? ;)p

          • Sapfo

            I do love both of my buckys, but for sticky I have something else in mind 😉

          • Ah that post was good too XD

          • stickfigurefairytales

            You do know what I like. 😀 (Which is totally hard because I am so subtle about my interests.)

        • stickfigurefairytales

          Oooh, I’m intrigued!!

    • Morning Sapfo sweet *hugs*

  • Morning, awake and slightly handicapped today as I have a hand/wrist wrapped up. Have an inflamation in my hand, so can’t and mustn’t use it much.

    • Morning Danish *hugs* Sorry about your hand

    • Morning! No good 🙁 Hopefully that got away soon!!!

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Oh no! I hope it gets better soon!

  • Michael

    Alas, duty calls. Have fun camping, I’ll see you all on the next page.

    • stickfigurefairytales

      Take care, Michael!

      • Michael

        By “duty” I mean “errands” of the responsible adult sort. Walking the dogs, picking up dog food from the supermarket (we give them fresh-ish meat, not canned or compressed log stuff), dropping in on an open-house inspection of a house for sale because it was on the way to the shops and why the hell not… that sort of stuff.

  • stickfigurefairytales