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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Interlude One—Page 10

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There have been many WOAHs in this Interlude. But this is ultimate WOAH. The WOAH-pitome. The WOAH-ne-plus-ultra. There shall be no more WOAHS. Your time of WOAH is over.

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All righty! Looks like our guys saw something on the screen that provoked a big reaction! I’d say it had to be the AWESOME art Adam and Vero created for that last panel, but unless space-time is more wibbly-wobbly than I’ve been lead to believe, I imagine that’s an impossibility.

So, I wonder what it could be! Do you think we’ll get to find out on Wednesday? Oh, I bet we will!

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  • Joshua Liu

    So straight spooky wouldn’t?

  • zoe macey

    Love the last panel !! I may have just woken up my house with hysterical laughter, oops 🙂

  • amanda damron

    WHAT!!??? NO!!! WHY!!!????? WHAT DID THEY FIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY ALEX!!! WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????

  • YangYueLan

    God damn it! What are they seeing?!?!?!?! Alex you are being mean!

  • Monica

    I can’t help but like Spooky a lot. His goofiness and joking around… he seems like a really fun guy to hang out with 🙂

    • Kyle and Fluke certainly think so. 🙂

      • Monica

        I want to hang with those three!! 😀 But, ok, my biggest want would be to be Annis helper. Yeah… gimme evil :3

  • toli Bera

    My guesses:
    -They found a 5 way with Anni.
    -They found themselves “Patrick Fillion-ized”
    -Commander sexy times

    • Koe

      Are you me? XDDD I was thinking all three: the team worshiping Anni’s flesh torpedo – drawn by Fillion. It’d sure explain the “RETREAT, RETREAT!” reaction.

      • toli Bera

        either way. it’ll be RIFE for comedy.

  • Prue84

    Cliffhanger is cliffhanger. Sort of.

    Thanks. 😀

  • I love that the last panel goes *Shock!* *Shock!* *Shock!* *ASDSGLF HORROR!*

  • sarahdaffin_18

    oh darn! Just leave us in suspense for another week! ;D
    Still, pretty awesome ^-^


  • goddesstio

    I love how Tsunami is all “THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! *continues to hover within reading distance*”

  • starangeldragon

    more i want to see more

  • look at how tsun-tsun’s mouth says no, but his eyes say “yes”

    you really can’t tear yourself away from the spectacle, eh buddy boy?

    ´gettin’ some ideas in that pretty lil’ head of urs?

    either way, fluke and spooky seem quite pleased with their latest findings; tsunami shall soon Rampage

  • Summer

    …why the ever-loving hell do I suspect the last panel refers to them seeing themselves in a daisy-chain situation? I can foresee no other reason for such shocked faces.

  • fujoshifanatic

    *strokes chin* Hm. No one’s snarling in disgust, not even Tsun-Tsunami. *leans back* No one’s head is cocked at a weird angle…*leans in closer* …but everyone’s head moved back and their hands are up. *presses fingers together* I have concluded that it would be best to wait for Wednesday’s page, as my feverishly perverted mind is coming up with way kinkier stuff than is probably on that screen right now. 😛

    Oh, and happy belated Alex! Somehow my silly brain failed to realize from all the comments that your birthday was last Sunday! I will be thinking of you as my friends pour gallons of birthday tequila down my throat on Sunday. Happy Cinquo!

    • Thank you, fujoshifanatic! I hope you have a great birthday! 😀

  • Oh great… I’m all caught up now!

    • The sad, sad feeling of having run through the archives of a favorite comic we all know it well. ;_;

      • I know right! I read Artifice a while back, after getting it at Wondercon… I just started this series, I’ve been lazy I know! But I really enjoyed it! I’m glad I got to have so much at once!

  • Jen Roberts

    I will never not love that last panel xD

  • ORGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • KiannaLeigh

    Okay so … there are lots of reasons they might be shocked. I’m putting my money down on “Appearance of a Super Villain, Especially Anni.”. Any takers?

  • Kit the Coyote

    The WOAHapoloza!

  • BitchInMaking

    …. you’re a tease….

  • Suhndog

    H- -, Yeah!! _ Wow-And, and..! _ Amazing! _ that Possible?!

  • Aww Tsunami *LOL*

    So he slowly get closer again now it’s not him in focus on the screen; his sulking can’t stop him being curious. And just as he gets back close enough to the the screen: SHAZAM!

    Super WOAH thing happening. Just the look on his face! Tsunami is never going near that screen again, is he? XD

    The facial expressions of each of them on this page is pure gold. Now I’ll sit back and wait to see what brought on that reaction.
    Alex, our friendly neighbourhood super teaser.

  • KrisYWC

    I know the comic is about Kyle right now but Spooky steals the scene EVERY TIME!

    • Hehe. While the Engaging the Enemy arc is about Kyle, this Interlude is meant to be a chance to get to know the other members of the team a bit better. I’m glad you like Spooky. You’re going to get to see a lot more of him. 😉

  • Erica

    omg… i really wanna know what it is they’re freaking out about. OMG. i kinda want it to be the whole page if it literally got a woah from ALL OF THEM. O _O omg. i wanna see it so bad XD

  • There was this huge spiel about us maybe not liking Alex-humour too much? I love Alex-humour. I want to see more of it. Alex-humour sounds a lot like Damian-humour so this is awesome.

    • Thank you, Damian. I’m glad you’re enjoying this. 🙂

  • uptheplatoon

    non-con fangirls are definitely super-woah levels of scary sometimes. Ok pretty much all the time, but I try not to judge too much.

    • I have to admit that noncon is one of those areas of fandom that i’ve never really understood, but darkfic in general is a treacherous morass where one finds out all sorts of things about oneself and other human beings. I think there is definite power and legitimacy in just about all explorations, but not every person can stomach each one.

      • uptheplatoon

        Kinda what I was getting at.
        The dialogue and panels we’ve seen imply that what they’re seeing may be non-con. And especially if you’re unfamiliar with it, both the content and the arguments in its defense can be off-putting and harsh. Probably stemming from the fact that it is often attacked as “just wrong.” I sadly missed that I was the only one inferring that as what they’re seeing from the contextual clues.
        Too much time spent in entirely too many fandoms, I guess.

        • I had a hard time deciding if it was really, truly noncon or the classic uke “nuuu~ don’t touch me there it’s dirty~~” but the panels we can see in this one kind of clinch it.

          • uptheplatoon

            comic!spooky’s face in the second panel within the first panel was what clinched it for me.

        • it might be more edgy and controversial but it wouldn’t be a terribly gainful discovery for YP, even with the comic within a comic excuse.

  • LauraMoyer

    5 monopoly dollars says Tsunami is so far in the closet, Mr. Tumnus is ogling his backside and thinking about a role reversal of every sex joke involving sheep ever.

    Cause honestly, his reactions are reminding me of my Dad, who lied about dressing in women’s clothes while wearing stilettos and fishnets, and refused to talk to his gay twin brother.

    Methinks there should be a spin-off should Tsunami not be ousted in this comic XD

    • I’m sorry, but this… this is the best comment ever.

    • Sharon Kerr-Bullian

      For that comment alone, you can take my Park Place/Park Lane and Boardwalk/Mayfair properties 😉

    • I was just going to comment that the mystery probably had to do with tentacle size, but ended up having to say that really, this is the best comment ever.

  • MiyuKazukii

    Spooky is my favorite. He just is the best. I hope he gets whatever he wants.

    • 🙂

    • I hope he gets to plow kyle’s sweet ass… oh like you weren’t thinking it

      • MiyuKazukii

        Only if that’s what he wants. But of course he does so yeah.

  • and my guess for the WOAH is that Flyboy is the artist

  • D… Did we just find Flyboy?

  • Commander Futa anyone? ANYONE?

  • Lilka Lilianna

    This made my day. The last panel + the absolutely hilarious commentary from Alex = a sad rainy day made awesome.

  • Interpolation

    Is… Kyle feeling guilty over the actions of his fictional self? Maybe bothered that he, and in particular his sexuality, are being depicted in an aggressive way?

    • Jesslc

      I think it’s excellent that Kyle appears to be a bit uncomfortable about the fact that it’s a dubious consent situation. I’m actually a little uncomfortable with Spooky’s response (“Me thinks gay Spooky might protest too much”).

      Okay, so I know they’re fictional characters looking at the product of another fictional characters imagination… but still – No means No. Regardless of whether gay spooky does end up enjoying it or not in the porn they’re looking at, he still didn’t consent. While that can be okay in fiction, it’s not okay in real life. Kyle’s response is the right one. (And I’m hoping Spooky does know that’s not acceptable in real life – which he probably does, to give him the benefit of the doubt)

      And I have just written two paragraphs on fictional characters responding to a fictional dubious consent situation… clearly I have too much time on my hands… 😛

    • Jesslc

      I think it’s excellent that Kyle appears to be a bit uncomfortable about the fact that it’s a dubious consent situation. I’m actually a little uncomfortable with Spooky’s response (“Me thinks gay Spooky might protest too much”).

      Okay, so I know they’re fictional characters looking at the product of another fictional characters imagination… but still – No means No. Regardless of whether gay spooky does end up enjoying it or not in the porn they’re looking at, he still didn’t consent. While that can be okay in fiction, it’s not okay in real life. Kyle’s response is the right one. (And I’m hoping Spooky does know that’s not acceptable in real life – which he probably does, to give him the benefit of the doubt)

      And I have just written two paragraphs on fictional characters responding to a fictional dubious consent situation… clearly I have too much time on my hands… 😛

  • Guest

    ooo, is it a group shot? ;D

  • sargon

    wait i know! duncan and the invisibleman?

  • Bohemian Hybrid

    I think its a major possibility that they came across a fanfic image of Kyle and the Annihilator

  • Maggerz

    Hm… Kyle/Annihilator, methinks?

  • Jesslc

    Commander-Spooky-Fluke-Kyle-Tsunami five way…

    Fluke, Kyle and Tsunami are all “OMG we’re in so much trouble!” And Spooky is 50% “We’re going to die!” and 50% “That is so hot!”

    Well that’s what I see in their expressions anyway.

  • Caffienated

    Hmmm, daisy chain orgy(whoa indeed)? A girl is in the picture? Anni beating all four of them with his super villain pen0r? :p

    Someone needs to do a funny edit mashup of the last panel, replace the woah with “oh crap! A girl!” Or something like that. Hehe

  • c0rvus

    10 – 1 going for Tsunami coming up behind Spooky and helping Kyle turn it into a DP scene

  • Shinashi

    Yes, Tsunami, come join the dark, promiscuously gay side.

  • Becky

    Tsunami’s face in the third panel is the best. Artist magic!

    • I really think we should send Adam a prize just for Tsunami’s endless, delightfully contorted faces.

      • Becky

        And his sexy, tattooed body… 😉

    • BurstThrough

      Yeah he’s like a puppy(it seems so weird to define him as such but that’s what his face has all over) walking back after being frightened by something(suspicious yet curious).8D

  • Sharon Kerr-Bullian

    Of the characters in this comic, the two I would most want to hang out with are Fluke and Spooky. If they both played D&D and were bronies too, they’d be 20% cooler, and I’d have two new very best friends.

    That said, a day at the rifle range BSing and competing for top shot with The Commander would be pretty damn fun too.

    • Spooky wouldn’t know what a brony is, but he’d be fascinated once you told him and would be delighted to spend an afternoon on the couch with you, eating pizza and learning why Friendship is Magic. Fluke would take a lot more convincing, but the pizza would help.

      Both would be happy to game with you if you explained the rules to them and it was OK if Kyle played too.

      Commander’s a very busy woman, but your offer would definitely have an appeal. And she does have a regularly booking at the local shooting range. Good luck. 🙂

      • Sharon Kerr-Bullian

        Pizza is definitely on offer, it’s all the food groups in one, and really, who can argue with that?

        And heck yeah, Kyle could play – anyone can come play D&D, anytime!

        I’d bet she does have a regular booking at the shooting range – gotta keep those skills sharp!

        I can’t wait to see what all this ‘woah’ is about, I’ve been thinking about it for the last 3+ hours, and sadly, I’ve seen enough sites like that one to be able to think of both great and terrible reasons to have that reaction. Some fandom is scary!

  • Koe

    I haven’t been able to donate, but I can at least rec this story:

    • Thank you, Koe! Getting the word out is the hardest part, so I really appreciate it! 😀

  • Haha, I guess they just found the four-way pic/s?

    The first two panels though… how uncomfortable. 🙁 At least he’s not freaked out, I guess, but geh.

  • Tentacles? My mind always goes to tentacles when someone yells “Whoa!”

    • Oh, lord; if Kyle pulls a Priestess and breaks out in tentacles all over…

  • I want to know what they are looking at so bad XD

  • Is this going to be a throwback to the shower scene discussed a few pages ago?

    Either that, or my guess is ejaculation.

  • Yay! We’re back to my favorate sport! Torturing Tsunami’s virgin eyes 😀

  • Roseland

    I love how Tsunami sneaks back to take a look.

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    It must be rough giving an “honest reaction” when somewhere in the mind….you are thinking “Gross out” and at the same exact time “That looks like fun” I’m thinking that what they are looking at is causing a chain reaction mind bending brain cramp….like those kids they show on TV when they hack into the adult movie channels.

  • Zana Starzia

    There faces are priceless. Spook’s half smile, Kyle’s “oh”, and Tsunami’s pure terror. This is fantastic. I love the descriptive details you use. It’s great. 😀

  • Lithekitty

    Tsunami reminds me of a friend of mine. He knows I’m reading yaoi and he still looks. Then he freaks out and moves away. Then slowly ends up inching back and glancing at my screen. And the process starts all over again. It cracks me up every time, it’s like “It hasn’t changed in the last couple minutes hon.”

    • Heh. 🙂 You should get him to read The Young Protectors!

    • Awww. Almost everyone is at least a tiny bit bi-curious; he should just let it fly free. At least he’s comfortable enough with you to let his curiosity show instead of being hostile or completely pretending he’s not interested.

      • Lithekitty

        What’s funny is he’s very straight. (Not in that hostile kind of way, but he’s not in the slightest bi or gay.) He’s very accepting and supportive of gay rights and such. But seeing 2 dudes doing it straight up, squicks him out. And it cracks me up. It’s like he’s so freakin’ innocent about the fact that I’m reading porn.

  • I’ve forgotten all about the plot during this interlude. There was an old guy, something about…China? I don’t know what any of that had to do with Spooky though. Since Spooky is the best.

    • Forget bitches, get more Spooky. I don’t disagree with you. xD

  • Guest

    Guess I don’t comment enough, or maybe I just feel it has all been said before I got here. I have loved this whole interlude. I will refrain from speculation wait “with bated breath” for the next page (where I will hopefully get a look at the “WOAHful graphic”).

    • Thank you, Guest. I’m glad to hear you’ve been enjoying it! 😀

  • dd

  • Niggle

    Alex, you horrible horrible tease! XD

  • Insigma

    WHAT???? WHAT IS IT!!!!!?????????

  • Whoa*
    I’m always trying to spell it “woah” too, but my spellchecker has been yelling at me with angry red squiggles so much that I’ve finally had it drilled in to my head that it’s “whoa”. XD
    I like how their expressions are varying degrees of shocked fascination and shocked horror, lol.

  • Lys

    Show uuuuus !!

  • Brian Findlay

    Looks like Tsunami couldn’t resist creeping back for more. Hmmm, what does this say about him? xD Great page Alex ^^

  • NOO! Wha….you can’t just leave it on a panel like that!

  • I think they saw…the (in)famous ‘cum shot’ panel or picture. Or something seriously mind scarring. Either way, their reactions are very enjoyable

    • Yep.. Spookies a Herm 🙂

      • Soubi


      • Okay… infamous cum shot? Herm? Am i going to regret asking these questions?

        • Takehai

          In gay porn, the “cum shot” (i.e. ejaculation for those unfamiliar with sex slang) is sometimes considered just as, or more important than, the lead up to it.
          Herm is probably short for Hermaphrodite.

          • Ah; I thought you might be referring to a particularly iconic cumshot in a yaoi I hadn’t read. And, you know, oddly, in all this time, I have somehow managed to avoid hermaphrodites who wouldn’t be considered futa first, completely by accident. Huh.

    • By infamous, do you mean incendiary? Explosive? A flamethrower of love?

    • I’m sure it’s Tsunami using his water bending powers to “spooge bend” the other guys in an orgy scene. lol!

  • I guess it`s Annihilator x Kyle this time…

    • Soubi

      One can only hope.

  • AeryonSun

    Loving that Tsumami has slowly creeped back into the fold and is looking at the pics again lol! And I also love how much fun Spooky is having with this!

  • elijah elquest

    the lady doth protest to male homosexual encounters.

  • Zandramas

    Okay, I’m gonna be mischievous here – and don’t hesitate to yell at me if I’m too mischeivous. But, looking at the way Red Hot is depicted in the webcomic-within-a-webcomic, with just a red mask and his shock of red hair, is anyone else reminded of the superhero pr0n character Naked Justice from Class Comics? Just add a short beard. The similarity becomes more pronounced when you consider that Red Hot’s regular costume does have red areas covering most of his arms and legs, even if the pattern isn’t exactly the same.

    Hmm, and Naked Justice also has a backstory where he didn’t dare risk having sex because of the risk of his (electrical) powers going out of control and hurting people. Of course, Naked Justice eventually weakened, *did* end up hurting someone, who became his supervillain enemy Vandal . Obviously Kyle is a more consciencious superhero in that regard.

    And while I’m being silly, it’s my abiding regret that the TV Tropes wiki had to get rid of the ‘Naughty Tentacles’ entry because, reputedly, it was attracting the wrong type of automated advertising. Otherwise we could list the Platinum Priestess’s clothes changing magics as ‘Naughty Tentacles: Averted, barely’.


    • BurstThrough

      Well I have to say the similarities are astounding(so astounding I’m ashamed of myself for not having noticed) but I think of it as coincidence because of their pesonalities(Naked justice lacking one).

  • Tsunami, if you think that’s bad, wait until you find out you’re in a yaoi webcomic.



    • Jesslc


    • Jesslc


  • I have never commented before, but I just can`t get the idea of Miss Commander in Kelly Rowland`s outfit in the music video “Commander”. So I drew her in it. But then I thought why should she be the only one to wear such an outfit, the boys can totally pull it off aswell, and they did. Drew them all.*insert evil laugh here.

      • Feverfew_M

        Thanks for the laugh! 😀
        Commander is really sexy in that outfit and the boys’ reactions are hilarious and totally spot-on!

        • Haha Thank you. 🙂

      • Interpolation

        It’s always good when teams wear matching costumes. So you can tell the work together of course.

      • Jesslc


      • Jesslc


  • MalikTous

    Aww, did some cartoon characters break someone’s limits? Hahahaha, hope the guys get inspired!

  • Chibi

    I have to say I love spooky lol

  • Meghalodon

    It appears they have stumbled into the….dark side of porn. Muahahahahaha!!!

  • Taylee94

    Yeah I think it might be things with villains. After everything, that’d be hilarious to be the thing that they’re like “WHOA NO” at xD

  • gumboluvr

    I’m kinda curious as to where Flyboy may be.

    • Chibi

      yeah I like asked that a few pages ago >> why isn’t he in on this lovely conversation.

  • Bien Batol

    Yes Tsunami, wander back. Let it pique your interest.

    • Dex X.

      Haha I saw that too! If he hated it he could just stand over by the windows! xD

  • I’m loving the entire plot of this interlude! I feel like I should reference it for all the guys who looks at me strangely when I explain yaoi to them! haha.

  • I’m loving the entire plot of this interlude! I feel like I should reference it for all the guys who looks at me strangely when I explain yaoi to them! haha.

  • It’s Kyle, isn’t it. And I bet he’s lookin’ all sexy, and they’re all thinking “Dude…… funny feeling….” XD I HOPE! XD

  • Gaz Hawkins

    This should be leading us up to Kyle’s first sexual experience (and from all accounts it was HOT 🙂 ) just hope we get all the delightful details after all this IS a GRAPHIC NOVEL LOL

  • Gaz Hawkins

    or maybe, just maybe, it a gangbang 🙂

    • My vote is going on an drawing of Red Hot and the Annihilator.

  • foxieflower

    I bet it’s Kyle and The Annihilator XD

  • what?! he should share his shower time with the other boys.

  • The WOAH. Fricken slaying me *curled in laugh ball* love their faces!

  • SuckerForCheesyRomance

    Not including the commander?