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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Interlude One—Page 2

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Huh! I wonder why there aren’t any girls… Weird…

Y’all gave us the week off from bonus pages (and me a little time to recover from the awesome experience I had at WonderCon—so great to see so many of you!) and then bam! We hit the bonus target again on Thursday. (So that means we’ll be having a bonus page on Wednesday, April 10th!) And look below: we’re already at $129 towards the next bonus page!

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  • YangYueLan

    1st comment!!!
    Good page, I kinda need a refresher on who is who of the ‘heroes’.

    • The one with tattoos is Tsunami, the one in the cap and hoodie is Spooky Jones, and the one at the computer is Fluke.

      • YangYueLan

        Thanks for the run down, I tend to forget characters if they dont show up often enough.

        • KiannaLeigh

          I thought I was alone!

          • YangYueLan

            Nope! Its one of the many reasons why I cant read Russian literature.

    • from the first panel: The puzzled one is Tsunami, next to him is Red Hot/Kyle, Fluke is sitting in front of the pc, and Spooky Jones is the one in the ball cap standing behind him.

      • YangYueLan

        Fluke is the good karma/ bad karma/ totaled his car guy, right?

  • Erica



    OMG, lololol I really REALLY wonder what. XDDDD

  • No girls? What kind of pron is that? Lol, definitely the kind I read and sometimes draw! ><; Are we gonna get to see some of it, Alex? You know, for research…yeah, research.

    I'm just really hoping they don't say something stupid in front of Kyle. *fingers crossed*

    • Are you going to see some of it? I wonder…….. 😉

      • Not quite Word of God, but I’ll take it! Later I will go on TV Tropes and see if there is a trope called “Hint of God”. If it exists I will update YP’s page to include it. You hint so often Alex XD

        • Yami_no_Ite

          Yes. Yes he does. Even if we dont get to see any naughty bits, I want to at least see faces.

        • Hehe. That reminds me. There have been a lot of cool additions folks have made over at the TV Tropes page. I was going to give that a shout out. 🙂

  • The look on their faces! Espcially Tsunami’s puzzled expressions *LOL*
    He might be scarred for life xD

    Beefcake all around…or maybe a ‘beef sandwich’ on that screen 😉

  • DemureDesire

    In that third panel? I think there’s an extra monitor that needs some SERIOUS repositioning…

  • *watches the lightbulb flicker on*

    Yep… There it goes… And it looks like a certain flame boy is on the screen. 😛

  • Limp Biskit

    I would like to point out that the only one who is visibly dismayed is Tsunami LOL

  • Lady Mania

    Oh those faces, those faces!!! And oh how I wish we could see those monitors.. I am super curious now. Also love how that “Woah!” Carried across two pages.

  • Selim Nagisokrov

    xD The problem with having one girl on the team? Tends to be a lot of slash, young heroes, so don’t be too surprised to see yourself with another very male companion.

    • Celestia’s Snout

      It’s like the exact opposite of the problem Sailor Moon had. Five chicks, one guy, it was Lesbianopolis! Especially once they upped it to ten chicks and two actual lesbians joined.

      (For obvious reasons, I’m not counting the cats.)

  • MohawkDog

    Let me guess, it’s all guys!

    It doesn’t help that Kyle was on the page, too!


    No one else ever needs to make an expression again. Tsunami has won the Face Bowl. Good game, guys.

  • YG_Frenchie

    AWESOME! Love how it’s Kyle on the monitor!

    Guess his ‘Red Hot’ pornstar sounding name wasn’t gone to waste after all.

  • Celestia’s Snout

    Spook and Fluke look exceptionally amused and maybe pretty pleased about all this, considering… things. Maybe Kyle’s not as alone as he thinks.

    Meanwhile, Tsunami: “Is that… in the BUTT?! I… I didn’t know it could go in there…”

  • Celestia’s Snout

    Also, that top thumbnail in panel 3… looks like a tiny naked Spooky in a pinup pose showing his butt. With the ballcap on. Ah, cheesecake. And what browser are they using, anyway? Unless Fluke… saved all of this to the hard drive…

    • Kingsley Wolfe

      Given the firefox icon at the bottom of the screen, that’s gonna be my first guess.

      • Celestia’s Snout

        Ah. Good eye. I’m a Chrome user myself and used Firefox for all of a half-hour, so I’m not quite familiar with the looks of it.

  • amanda damron

    AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!! GIGGLE!!!!!!

  • I foresee conflict when Tsunami finds out that Kyle is, indeed, as gay as the fan porn makes him out to be.

  • booklover320

    Hahahaha, too funny!

  • fujoshifanatic

    Hahahaha! That monitor in panel 3 brings new meaning to the term “firecrotch!” And judging by the expressions in the last panel, Kyle will be OK coming out to at least two of his teammates. One might have to go through a process, but hopefully he’ll come around. Very cute — and we MUST get to see at least one of those thumbnails, pretty please? Let us have our fujoshi fix!

  • Soubi

    WHOA? I wanna see!

  • (firefox, the browser of choice)

    tsunami, don’t fret: we’ll bring you around to The Dark Side soon enough.

    because, even if no one else here loves ya. . . . .i will love you.

    (very long time.)

    • KiannaLeigh

      Of course you will. And since you felt so talkative over on MHdaily I know precisely how, brother. You naughty boy. teehee.

      • (gay mens’ issues are so important to me, my sweetums


        i didn’t want to get too graphic, as i had a larger focus in front of me: so i had left most of my “intimate activities” out


        in the names of the sciences and Social Justice, i’ll certainly do whatever it takes !!

        • KiannaLeigh

          Of course you would! You’re a regular super hero, willing to go above and beyond for the sake of the greater good. And if you read dirty things in those words, you know me well.

  • The gentleman at the computer doesn’t seem to have a problem with this. 😉

  • They must have found… all of tumblr.

    • jsmccarthy

      XD oh god, soooo true!

    • i was thinking the same thing lol

    • Shit! Everybody, close your tumbler accounts! NOW! BEFORE THEY READ ALL OF OUR GAY PORN!

  • Axis Rhys

    1 am update, alex you amazing sneaky son of a bitch i love you.

  • Axis Rhys

    i bet anni made the site, that why kyle is the first thing that pops up ;).

    • Yami_no_Ite

      Oh, I could totally see that beng the case.

  • KrisYWC

    OMFG the picture of on the computer. Can we get that as a print or a wallpaper?

  • Monica

    Lol, well… Kyle would like it I think 😉

    But awww, the guys seems really cheeky and like a good gang! 😀

    • “Cheeky”. I love that.

      • Glitterzookas

        I wonder if “cheeky” is what Tsunami will call that page later

  • “So it’s just us? alone?”
    Oh, Tsunami. You poor sweet innocent thing XDD

  • uptheplatoon

    I love that Fluke is all “Yum” at gay porn starring himself and his friends. Did they find art of Kyle’s sort-of boyfriend playing with one of the others? Or any villian for that matter?

  • Kyle looked way too happy in the first panel. 🙂

    • This is way cooler than the math homework he was working on… 😉

    • Celestia’s Snout

      He’s seeing dirty, most likely gay fanart of his attractive teammates. Course he looks happy.

  • Jules Jones

    So, when are they going to find AO3?

    [Must… resist… temptation to provide something for them to find…]

    • Yami_no_Ite

      Oh no. Please don’t resist the temptation.

      • Jules Jones

        Tsunami’s Tattoo treasure trail certainly offers inspiration…

    • Celestia’s Snout

      I’m more worried about them finding AFF. That’s where a lot of Fan Fiction Friday entries used to come from.

    • Feverfew_M

      I don’t think it’s healthy to suppress this kind of impulse, not healthy at all…

  • Lunam_Kardas

    Tsunami?…Dude? *Poke poke*
    …I think he’s broken.

  • So Fluke is amused, Spooky seems also amused, Kyle us surprised, and Tsunami seems disturbed. Is this foreshadowing for Kyle’scoming out? Kyle surprised everyone is taking it so well, and Tsunami being the only disapproving team member?

  • pinglederry

    Fluke, you’re such a troll. 😛

    Also, Tsunami’s facial expressions are the best. I can’t wait to see what they’re looking at!

    • Hehe. (And I really like what Adam did with the expressions on this page too. Tsunami in Panel One is my personal favorite. 😉 )

  • DarkFeanix21

    Those are some interesting expressions in the last panel. Somehow I get the feeling that some members of the team are less bothered about finding porn of themselves than others are.

  • Now Kyle can see what his friends think.
    And I think they wouldn’t care if he’s straight or gay.
    At least I hope…

  • Yami_no_Ite

    Oh pleasepleaseplease show us what they see. Even if the naughty bits have to be hidden. Please? I really want to know what pairing drew that reaction from their faces. And I would loooooove to see some indication of some Kyle/Duncan action in this gay porn site.

  • Yami_no_Ite

    Hmmmmmm…. It looks like an arrow is getting pretty close to the top icon. And it looks to me like that rather naked figure is wearing a backwards ball cap. And I am seeing a pretty dark head behind him…. Is anyone else seeing that?

    • Hmm. I wonder which direction that arrow is going. So many choices…

      • Celestia’s Snout

        Spooky naked is never the wrong choice to make.

  • strangeangel24601

    Right now I bet Kyle’s thinking, “Holy cow, is THAT what I agreed to do next week?!”

  • Roseland

    I wonder if the picture Fluke enlarged was of Tsunami topping Red Hot.

    • Celestia’s Snout

      Or… what if it’s… rule 63 Tsunami?

      • Roseland

        mmm, that would be hot…. though it did say no girls.

        • Celestia’s Snout

          Well, it wouldn’t be a stretch for him. Tsunami’s already got some tig ol bitties.

          Maybe it’s Tsunami in a wig and corset, whipping his wee-wee about.

          • Limp Biskit

            I just inhaled a jelly bean.
            Thank you.

    • Or even hotter, Tsunami bottoming to Red Hot! 😀

  • Kit the Coyote

    I’m guessing since he said porn these are the typical face photo shopped onto a porn star’s body and not fan art but it should be interesting either way.

    • This gets revealed in dialogue in a page or so, but I don’t think it’s a spoiler to reveal this now (because if this were live-action, instead of a comic, it would be obvious). It’s drawn artwork, not photographs. 🙂

  • Guest

    Somehow, this mini-story reminds me of tumblr

  • kaycee1967

    Kyle’s face… just f’ing AWESOME! HEH… Duncan uploads to sit of his idea of what’s in Kyle’s pants, GRIN

  • fujoshifanatic

    Yay! Another bonus page besides the one this Wednesday! Hopefully there will be some fanservicy goodness in there somewhere. 😀

  • Whoelsetherealone

    Well.. at least Fluke has a high good sense of humour. He doesn’t look too much choked or annoyed by what he is watching. He is more like: “Mysteries of wondernet are out of understanding… that’s why it’s so damn funny!”

    • I think that’s a good analysis. Nicely put. 🙂

    • Celestia’s Snout

      He strikes me in these last two pages as the sort of guy who, provided he’s totally straight, would be flattered if a gay guy was attracted to him, even if he didn’t reciprocate.

      Hell, for all we know, he has a few yaoi fangirls as friends. Or family.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      I suspect that with the way Fluke’s luck balancing powers work his basic attitude is to be calm and cheerful about everything that he encounters. Which may seem strange to people who don’t know him – seeing this madly grinning maniac acting all Pollyanna – but it makes sense in context.

  • Jen


  • Bien Batol

    Red Hot’s words: “No way!”
    Red Hot’s thoughts: “Finally, some pictures to go with my fan-fiction!”

  • Brian Findlay

    Have to say Alex, this one truly had me laughing at it. Tsunami really looks quite worried at what they’ve found, I wonder what he’ll have to say about it xD

    • Glad to hear I got a laugh from you, Brian. More fun to come!

  • Suhndog

    Caption under Kyle’s thumbnail: “You light up My Life”.. heh
    It seems obvious to me that Kyle is featured! I like how he is so excited when he hears about what’s on screen! – and that little image of Kyle on the monitor is – Hot!!

  • Cman65

    and the next line should be
    “No way I’m much bigger” or “Print me out some of each”

  • Alex, you’re KILLING ME.

  • UndulateTK

    Has anyone thought WHY Fluke found this site? >:D What was he looking up originally? lol Nice!

    • Celestia’s Snout

      “I wonder if Kyle is gay? …Oh.”

  • That last panel. The looks of many fictional characters who have found DeviantArt. ^^

  • Yukiness

    OMG! Tsunami’s face in the last panel. My eyes are leaking now.

  • Kingsley Wolfe

    I’m loving the fact that they don’t all seem horrified. Heck, Spooks looks to be enjoying it more than our good old protagonist.

    Then again, given where the mouse courser is in panel 3 (right next to a thumbnail), and the colours of the thumbnail, it may just be because the thumbnail that got expanded seems to be an image of a naked Spooks with someone (blocked by the computer monitor) standing behind him as he lays down on something.

    I’m definitely enjoying this little Interlude.

  • Nububu

    Quick! Kyle, hide that boner!

  • Well guys, it’s would appear we’ve been busted. DUCK AND COVER!

  • What are they seeing~! I wanna see too~!
    (Cuz Im a proud yaoi perv 😛 )

  • Vincent

    C’mon, let it be Tsunami and Kyle. Crosses fingers, toes, eyes and various appendages.

  • Feverfew_M

    Poor Tsunami, there goes another bit of his innocence. 😀

    The facial expressions on this page are just priceless!

  • Ha look at him smiling…

  • It’s not a big deal if Fluke is just googling the team to see what people are saying about them, but suddenly he wants to show everyone their fanmade gay porn?
    Fluke is more troll than necessary right now, and I love it

  • the only question I have… is why he was looking for gay porn of himself and his teammates?

    • Celestia’s Snout

      Because his teammates are hot.

  • I am hoping the increased traffic from icanhazcheeseburger(sp?) helps with the funding, and introduces more folks to this amazing comic.

    • Thank you, Fox. 🙂 There has indeed been a steady flow of traffic from the cheezburger site. (Not as much as, say, from reddit, but very welcome nonetheless.) As I said in the comments under the cheezburger link, I very much appreciate the readers who took the time to not only make sure credit was given for the work but also included a link. That was very cool. 🙂

  • it’s pretty obvious that some Klever Kat thought to pair up tsunami and red hot together.

    unfortunately for Water Boy, his face will forevermore look as if he’s smelled hunter’s smelly underoos. . . . .

  • kireb

    amm… i wonder why the big guy looks like he just got fucked…

  • Hunny

    Fluke’s smile though! XD