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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Flyboy Bonus Comic—Page 33

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Ow… Ow… Ow…

So! Flyboy’s taking on the full force of an F5 tornado to save his friend — a friend who now has scary, glowing white eyes! Will Flyboy be able to make it through? If so, what will Cory do? And what will that mean for the city and all the people in it?

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

  • Sapfo

    Fly my pretty

    • I can’t tell right now, but did your comment just show up out of nowhere and snatch my V? LOL
      Damn, for five refreshes I thought I had it, until your comment was suddently added.

      • davefragments

        I only had one reload before I saw other comments.

        • The first four reloads showed every comment but this first one. Why I was surprised 🙂 Sapfo got it.

          • davefragments

            Disqus acts like a jerk sometimes.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Oh suuuuuure blame disqus… 🙂

          • Chris Dangerfield

            The Strawberry is crafty and swift!

      • Sapfo

        hehehe, not feeling sorry at all. My little cute V will get a good home. He´s already playing with a ball of yarn.

        • You’re all very welcome! I had to leave the computer. 😛

          • Sapfo

            Oh thank you for being…. wait a moment, are you saying that if you had not left the computer you would have snatched it up? Getting to big for your ship Admiral? XD

          • Noooo. I’m saying that the page came up because I left the computer.

          • Yay for taking one for the team today 😉

          • Of course with how sneaky the strawberry was, I doubt anyone could have beaten her today.

          • Sapfo

            I just knew that a fresh V would do me a lot of good. It is not often I get to camp these days, and I miss it

          • And we miss you!

          • Sapfo

            You are powerful! You better only use these powers for good! O___O

          • I promise. *tucks away powers*

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Point!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Fat chance… her ship’s crew of vibranium steampunk mice are already working to stabalize her Admirlish power base… wailey wailey… it’s going to get bloody…

          • Crivens!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Wee Free Admiral… just don’t let her flash you with her kilt. (What is seen cannot be unseen… lol)

          • :PPPPPPP

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Well you WOULD say that…. 😀

          • But I did leave the computer! 😛

          • Psssssst Sapfo love, sweetie, AJ currently has one more V than you…

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Yikes and there it goes. SMACK TALK!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Ohhhh oh the smack down talk is starting…

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Sometimes even Moderators have to pee.

          • This is so. Everyone pees

      • Chris Dangerfield

        ok that might have been a little wicked. 😀

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Mitch is NO flying monkey and YOU are no wicked witch. So don’t even try it lovely strawberry. 😀

      • Sapfo

        are you really sure dear Chris? >:)

        • Chris Dangerfield

          erm… YES! 😀

          • Mitch may not be a flying monkey, but I am sure I might qualify as wicked witch. ^_^

          • Sapfo

            Phu! I almost scared myself there for a moment. One can never be to sure if one is a wicked witch or not ;D

  • Ouch, but almost there!

  • davefragments

    Good page.
    Mitch flying through the debris!

  • *takes care of all of Mitch’s booboos*

    • Sapfo

      Who should kiss them better you think?

      • Spooky at the moment. Spooky could actually heal them a bit. Corey is going to be too busy with his brother to worry about kissing Mitch’s booboos better.

        • Sapfo

          or Corey will feel all guilty about it…. I think I seen a SnK fanart that would look lovely for this image

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Spooky can kiss EVERYTHING better. FACT!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Doki will have to do a lot of boo boo kissing, poor thing. She’s going to be exhausted. Happy! But exhausted. 😀

    • Michael

      For a moment I read that as boobs.

      • 6Wolves1Spirit

        Ditto. Ah, the hazards of internal autocorrect!

  • You can do eeeet!!

    • Michael

      GET TO THE CHOPPAH!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    OUCH!!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Excedrin… STAT!

  • stickfigurefairytales

    [me as Mitch] “Why must everything be either hard or sharp?!?”

    • *inappropriate giggle*

      • stickfigurefairytales

        “Why couldn’t this warehouse be made of pillows?!”

        • Chris Dangerfield

          I know. The “shed” in FRIDAY THE 13TH is never filled with excess cotton. I HATE that.

        • 6Wolves1Spirit

          Or at least filled with pillows. You’d think the baddies would appreciate the power and benefit of good insulation and soundproofing.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      You know, I say that a lot and I’m no kinda superhero. What’s up with that? LOL.

  • I hope Mitch heals fast too, or he’s not going to need a suit to be covered in black and blue >.<

    Believe some more!

    • Or at least I hope he doesn’t bruise easily, because how is he going to explain all those bumps, scrapes etc.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        I tripped over the cord to my laptop trying to be the first person to post on the page and banged my “all over” on the coffee table…

        (mitch looks around to see if everyone buys it…)

        • HA!!

          • Chris Dangerfield

            The Admiral is smug because her loyal vibranium steampunk mice pull her ship into dock without a problem, and she smugly boards, scoffing at the problems of people with “super powers”… pshaw.

        • Michael

          Fell down some stairs and in the moment of falling forgot about flight abilities?

          • Chris Dangerfield

            I know right! Don’t you hate it when you forget your super powers? Dang!

          • Michael

            Totally! Like, one time I was going to have a bowl of rice for dinner, but all the spoons were dirty! I spent ages looking for a clean one, TOTALLY forgot about the fact that birds can’t eat rice, and also my beak IS a spoon! DUH!

    • Chris Dangerfield

      This is one time I don’t mind you refering to my “boys” as fairies. I want to believe too. 😀

      • OMG! .. Omg, I can’t … I almost choked from coughing and laughing when I read this. Honest to god, I completely missed that double entendre in what I said. I only saw the movie quote /headdesk.

        • Michael

          LOL XD

        • Chris Dangerfield

          No worries. I’m praying for pixie dust and a little help from Tinker Bell myself. 😀

  • davefragments

    I have to get to bed.
    Take care. See you tomorrow, or so.

  • TwilightDreamer

    oh Mitch! 🙁 come on, just a little more!

  • Nate

    Am I the only person who hopes that this ends with a kiss? Or at least a hug?

    *watches Mitch’s progress with worry*

    • Michael

      Not the only one. I’m hoping for classical fairytale stuff, where only true love’s a cute boy’s kiss can awaken him from his fugue.

      Or, if we’re going for a comedy, a sharp slap on the cheek followed by a kiss.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        The “right” cheek and all is solved. 😀

        • Michael

          I think I meant Cory needed a slap.

          And I’m not entirely convinced I meant to the face.

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Indeed!

    • Mary Klemzak

      Hoping for hugs, with lots of feels and tears, from both sides, or at least Cory.
      Cory:”Why’d you help me bro?”
      Mitch:”Cause I’m your bro!”
      Cory:*sobbing* *sniffs* Bro!

      • Michael

        Hey bro, this is nice and all, but you do know your big bro is actually still alive, but only if we get him to hospital like, NOW, bro?

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Duuuuuuuude…. (what? I just wanted to break the bromance thing going on.)

          • Michael

            Woah! Like, woah, dude.

            (I know kung fu!)

          • Michael

            I think you bro-ke it, bro.

      • Nate

        Fairly sure they are closer than bros….

        • Mary Klemzak

          YAOI fangirl wishing!

          • Nate

            Um, no. Patreon patron. 😉

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Agreed… repeated huggings will be mandatory!

  • Kate G

    Anyone got a pair of tweezers? We’re gonna need them to get out the glass shrapnel and the really itty bitty bits of brick! And a turkey baster and distilled water to clean the wound (since we’re probably not close to a hospital.) Gauze, tape, neosporin…..anything like that!

    But, owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I thought my migraine where I was basically falling asleep at a “horse riding with less pain” seminar last night was bad! At least I recorded the entire 1.5 hour seminar so I can take notes. It was interesting….what I remember of it anyway. I had my parents pick me up because I was in no condition to drive home!

    • Michael

      distilled water? Forget that, get a bottle of London gin. And something for him to bite down on.

      • Tyler Griffin

        And here I thought you meant to get him drunk before you started yanking shrapnel splinters from his flesh

        • Mary Klemzak

          Isn’t alcohol made from distilled water? It’s to clean a wound. Or several.

          And to get a person drunk, you need several hours, and basically no food in between, depending on weight, for those several hours.

          • Kate G

            Depends on the person. Alcohol metabolizes very poorly in my body so I essentially get drunk off a tablespoon of wine. That’s why I can’t have alcohol.

          • Tyler Griffin

            *blink blink* several…hours…? Oh, my…. *blink blink* (suddenly feels like a raging alcoholic…)

      • Kate G

        That would hurt like a motherfucker. Distilled water is purified water so at least it won’t hurt as badly!

        I mean, if you want to use alcohol, let’s use some vodka to get him tipsy enough to not feel as much?

        • Michael

          I suppose you could use saline solution. I don’t like the idea of using distilled water because it could wash surface bacteria from the skin into the wound, and because it’s pure water there’s nothing to prevent said bacteria from causing an infection. under the skin/in the wound.

          Not sure if that’s solid medical science, but seems like it could be plausible.

    • Klaus

      20 blocks to the hospital.

      • Kate G

        Still pretty far if you have major injuries or many small injuries that become a big thing.

  • Fabulous Alien

    Now I really, really want to hug and cuddle a 15-year-old superhero. (This is going on my list of things I never thought I’d hear me say, but here we are…)

    • You get five minutes and watch your hands.

      • Fabulous Alien

        I suppose we can share, right? Double hug?

        • Doki is Mitch’s fan time manager. He needs one now that he is getting more popular. Everyone gets five minutes, and I watch their hands to make sure nothing inappropriate happens.

          • Nate

            Not worried. All my cuddles are context-appropriate. 😀

  • Mary Klemzak

    F5. If the movie Twister(yes, I’m old) has taught me anything, that’s like Gods Finger type power. Nothing to be taken lightly. Yikes. Hang in there, Mitch! It’s gotta get worse before it gets better!

    • Tyler Griffin

      You know how people talk about finding pine needles and bits of string embedded in walls and tree trunks but no one ever posts pictures of actually SEEING it in person? In 1932 in the county where I live, there was an a tornado that was later classified as a F5 after federal people managed to make it out here, and would have been given a higher rating if one existed at the time. It cut a path through the state of Alabama 1/2 mile wide at it’s biggest and over 20 miles long. There were boards and logs saved from the wreckage that actually HAD pine needles and knitting yarn embedded as if they were hypodermic needles. F5s are the one that actually DO what the urban legends claim. I got to see a picture of a beam from someone’s house that looked like a porcupine when I was in middle school that was from the Tornado of the 32. And, Yes, the locals here capitalize that when they say or write about it.

      • Mary Klemzak

        Kinda cool, but really not. I’m amazed with what sciene and nature can achieve, in different circumstances.

        Like, the same element that can clean and quench thirst, can hurt and scar, when frozen and a person falls through when only walking on it.

        In Iowa, and I’m sure other tornado areas, there’s a saying. It’s not the wind, but the debris. This comic is perfectly illustrating all of them, so far.

        • Klaus

          The wind is bad enough. One tornado expert has suggested messuring tornado strength by how much of their plumage the chickens hit by the tornado lost. And he was entirely serious.

  • Aitsuki

    Well that brick to the face looked especially painful.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      I’ve always found them so…

      • Marv seemed to be able to take quite a few….

  • Klaus

    He does not carry along the stuff that impacts him. Was that not how the stunt was supposed to work?

    • Derkins

      i don’t think he’s being totally successful, so a lot is actually bouncing off of him, or maybe not catching fully. looks like he does have a little cloud of stuff coming along, though, even if not everything. he’s getting badly beaten up instead of just instantly pulverized. :((

    • Michael

      Maybe he’s letting it go almost immediately as it becomes inertia-locked to his momentum, or however it is that thing works? I thought the idea wasn’t to drag everything with him, but just to “hold” onto it for long enough to negate the force of impact.

      Although come to think of it a bubble of debris around him might have helped.

      • Klaus

        It is not quite working. The force of the impacts is reduced, but they still strike him hard enough to bounce back. And his telekinesis only works on what he touches.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      I dunno. I keep worrying about the mechanics of how he and Cory are keeping track of so many small items to be doing this, even though intellectually I know I’m overthinking things and should be going “Eh, comics. Rule of cool.”

      But anyway, is there a tactical reason for *not* accumulating a ball of debris around himself even though he could? I can think of one possibility. Maybe he’s worried that there’s so much stuff flying around so fast that he may end up blocking his own vision and not see where he’s going. Then, in the half second or so that it would take to let it drop off and clear his vision he would be vulnerable to be sliced up by the other pieces of multi hundreds of mph debris.

      As for how he’s doing it, the best I can come up with is that he’s using some sort of visualistion trick. Like, imagining a video game graphic of a little Flyboy coloured red, indicating that he is a low momentum target. Anything that comes in contact with him with him flashes red as it is forced to match Flyboy’s momentum, and then falls away because he’s not actually wanting to carry it. Hopefully that would allow it to act as a generalization to affect any of the real debris without actually having to individually focus his attention on each and every piece of real debris. However, I’m having trouble trying to decide whether in practice the debris would then bounce off only once, or multiple times as Cory’s power picks it up again.

  • bronakopdin

    Ouch >________>’
    I hope he won’t hurt too much after all that T__T though I doubt that’s possible with all those hits and we have to imagine the speed omg… So Cory is kind of unconscious I guess? snapped from frustration, greif and anger…
    Hopefully Mitch will be through the tornado as soon as possible, for his own sake and Cory’s ^^’

  • Toli Bera

    Why didn’t he put the googles on at least? ouch to the faceular area. >.o

    • Arias

      It seems like this would be the type of situation one would bring goggles specifically for.

      • Toli Bera

        he might be too in the moment.

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Hey he’s 15… budget considerations… he’ll learn that there are thing one cannot SKIMP on (like good goggles). Right? 😀

          • Toli Bera

            I wonder who the super hero tailor is. where do they get their uniforms, who repairs them, is there like one super-secret-tailor like Edna Mode, or if it’s just like any ol’ laundromat? do villains go to the same one? because that might get awkward unless it’s like “Punch Clock Villain” trope in play.

          • Klaus

            And he needs the goggles to be different from the ones he wears in his Flyboy identity-

    • They’re cracked. If they shatter in a hit he’d get pieces in his eyes + the crack lines can disturb a clear view. I know his view isn’t exactly clear right now, but he won’t constantly have lines covering his view.

      • Toli Bera

        Note to self: Get Flyboy proper aviator goggles. *Puts note on fridge*

  • Holly

    Poor Mitch. Poor poor baby flyboy 🙁

  • Shinashi

    *heavy breathing*

  • Derkins

    oooof hard to watch our mitch endure this 🙁 whaaat a sweet boy

  • Jason Moon

    His focus must be absolute.

  • Keneu

    Hey guys, I’ve just discovered two tumblr blogs that recommend lgtb+ comics. They’re The Slash Pile (http://theslashpile.tumblr.com) and LGTB webcomics (http://lgbtwebcomics.tumblr.com), so if someone wants to, you can submit a recommendation for the Young Protectors – Artifice is already featured on both of them.

  • davefragments

    I keep hearing the song “One day more” from Les Miserables rattling around my head today.

  • Doki is showing up on the Top Commenters list?

    • Michael

      I’m number 17, which isn’t bad for my commenting style.

  • Hello page day everyone!!

    • Hey AJ, I might not stay around long. I am getting really irritable and my depression is kicking in again. ….I think that might need to be reversed

    • Michael

      Hi, AJ!

      • Hello!!

        • Michael

          How do you do, and what’s new?

          • Not much. Well I’ve been managing to get some writing in. At least more than I’ve been getting done lately. So there is that.

          • Michael

            Cool, that’s always good. I’ve been playing around with a Wacom tablet instead of studying.

            And reading fanfiction instead of playing with my wacom tablet.

            And debating creationists instead of reading fanfiction.

            I’m procrastinating from my procrastinations.

  • davefragments

    Hi everyone.

    • Hi Dave!

      • davefragments

        Tonight I’m early (good thing)
        and another political debate is on. (Big Sighs!)

        • Oy vey!! I try to stay away from the politics. It makes me wanna go HULK SMASH! I just can’t even most of the time. And now there is Ben Carson and Donald Trump.

          • davefragments

            In a little while I will put on Jurassic World (again).

            Either that or watch the debate with the Imodium Rex (there’s a manure joke in there, somewhere)

          • Well I’m sure Jurassic World would be much more entertaining.

          • davefragments

            It’s one of those movies that I can watch many times because it is enjoyable. There’s something about those stupid dinosaurs that entertain.
            It’s like some of the later Harry Potter movies. I can watch them every week to ten days too.

            However I did finish CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith. That’s a good mystery.

          • Dinosaurs are always entertaining. I like to imagine it with a gender switch of Owen and Claire. Same script and such.

          • davefragments

            I could see that. Claire isn’t a wimpy character. She holds her own in the clinches.
            So do her high heels which makes me chuckle overtime I see it.

          • No she isn’t. She shows herself pretty tough. Though Owen is rather typical.

          • davefragments

            Owen and the character that Vincent D’Onofrio – Hoskins – plays are the two opposite sides of the same macho coin. Both are the same stereotype military character — way too macho — however, Owen is willing to learn and Hoskins thinks he knows it all. I think Owen is the offset to Hoskins and Claire is the offset to Misrani’s carelessness and buffoonery.

          • Hoskin needed a more brutal death. >:(

          • davefragments

            They wanted that PG-13 rating and that’s all the blood they can show.

          • What a shame.

          • davefragments

            I agree.

    • Michael

      Hi, Dave! What’s news?

      • davefragments

        It rained today.
        And yesterday I found where the painters hid the garbage. I thought they took it but they put it all in the new garbage can that I never use because it is new and I don’t want to expose it to the terrors of bring run over or tossed aside by the collectors.

        • Michael

          Lovely.

          Is rain a good thing for you/your area?

          • davefragments

            We had no rain from the time you heard about Hurricane Patricia rampaging over Mexico and Texas. So we were dry and needed rain.

          • Michael

            so, good thing! Hooray rain!

          • davefragments

            How’s it there?

          • Michael

            All good. 32*C hot and dry on Monday, and then 16* cold and wet on Tuesday. So basically normal.

          • davefragments

            We are headed into winter. The worst drought I went through was back in the early 1990’s and it started with a dry and almost snowless winter.

          • Michael

            We had about 15 years of drought through the 90s, it’s definitely not fun. 🙁 We had a really dry winter just passed, but now we’re in late spring we’re starting to get some decent rainfall again. I’m hoping our summer won’t be too harsh or long.

          • davefragments

            I abandoned my water well and installed a 6000 gallon tank. I get it filled about 4 times a year.
            The weather is heading to 7 C to 10 C for a high and -2 for a low. Already.

          • Michael

            Wow, that’s pretty cold! We’d be pressed to get temps in the single digits during the day except for the mountain areas/ski resorts.

          • davefragments

            Last February we hit 0 F which is like -18 to you.
            Get those furry boots out to keep the toes from freezing.

          • Michael

            eep. My toes would be a lost cause, I’d have to focus on my head and torso.

  • davefragments

    boom boom signs
    (patreon)

    • Michael

      BOOM

      • davefragments

        Patreon sends the next page, the script, the thumbnails, and the pencils … The page showed up but nothing else. Alex seems to get snacks in the middle of it all. (wink, wink)

        • Michael

          There’s the pencils…

          edit: and the thumbnails…

  • davefragments