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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy—Page 10

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Nice try, Kyle.

And lookit this! We actually have two works of Fan Art this time! A little rewrite from bloomyliahona and a gift for my birthday from Aikka! Do check them out. Thanks, y’all! 😀

And WOOT! We’re now less than $70 away from our very first The Young Protectors bonus page!

Special thanks go out to Christopher M. (who makes their second donation to The Young Protectors!) and a warm welcome and grateful bow go out to new supporter Dorothy F. for their generous donations over the last few days!

And SUPERHERO strength hugs go out to Jennifer M. & Daniel N. who BOTH made amazingly generous $50 donations! (And Daniel makes a super-generous donation for the second week in a row! Wow!)

Thank you ALL so, so much! It’s going to be so exciting to post up the first ever The Young Protectors bonus page! 😀

So… what do you think? Is blackmail on the horizon? Or is The Annihilator just too nice a guy for that?

DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! Edit 4/28/12 9:20 AM: Thanks to your generous donations, we just blew past the donation target, so that means that in addition to our regular update next Saturday, I’ll be posting up a BONUS UPDATE—Page 11—this Wednesday, May 2nd! What a great birthday present! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! 😀


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  • Why would he care who knows?

    Edit: FIRST!

  • SECOND HAHA! I really like Annihilator in this page and why would he care? He’d just toss them up into the air

  • Take the phone Kyle!  Take it!  It can be the hook-up hotline!  ^.^

  • Fuckin smart ass! lol I am loving this comic already. 😀 Awesome work. I like the drawing style better than Artifice. Which makes me sad. Because I love Artifice.

    • Thank you, Holly-Marie! I’m glad you’re loving the new comic! 😀

  • I really like Annihilator. He’s brilliant.

  • Morenike Kelly

    nice iphone

  • Kyle, why would he care? If anyone gave him crap about it, he could toss them over a skyscraper. Silly boy.

  • Something tells me that the one man A-team doesn’t really have many secrets.  A man who walks around the next thing to naked like that probably doesn’t have much use for them. 

    Of course, now the question is raised…what DOES he wear when he’s not wearing obscene thought-inducing spandex?

    • Believe it or not, this comic will answer that question. 😉

      • I look forward to it.  However, I now live in fear of him being a stripper by day, supervillian by night.

        • ErykaSoleil

          . . . Why on Earth would you fear that? Although, the drool stains could be a pain to wipe off the computer desk. 🙂

          • Because I have no doubt that, once he’d done the full monty (and there’s no way I can see that he’d avoid doing it), he’d kill everyone in the bar, take their monies, and then go to a different bar to repeat the entire process.  Almost like how a praying mantis eats the male during mating…

  • haha, i bet when he’s out there being a badass, he has earbuds snaked up his tight suit to listen his jams when he fights.

    • ErykaSoleil

      Now I’m imagining what he’d listen to, and whether or not he has a playlist he pops over to whenever a fight starts.

      • i’m hearing ‘gay bar’ by electric six. but that’s purely plot and not character speaking to me now.

  • Aikka

    Haha xD
    I like this comic more and more Alex 🙂
    And The Annihilator… o..o

    But i have to say that, i think some old Nokia phone (3310 etc.) would be a better choice for The Annihilator… i mean how is this phone (with a touch-screen?) not broken yet…? xD

    • Syreen

      He takes really good care of his possessions. ALL of them 😀

    • Thank you, Aikka! (And thank you for the birthday gift!)

      • Aikka

        You’re welcome ^–^

        hope you like it o..o
        Even if it’s not great it’s important that i care… right? ^_^”””

        • ErykaSoleil

          What are you talking about, “not great”? Your sketches are adorable!

          • Aikka

            Thank you! o…o

    • Sharon Kerr-Bullian

      Maybe the Annihilator is really careful with his phone? Or, this is the new replacement, and he has enough money from all his super-villainy to get as many replacement ones as he needs?

      Also, what if he needs internet access on the go? You can find anything with strong google-fu, such as schematics for bank vaults, where the nearest major chemical manufacturing and storage locations are, and oodles of other stuff where a picture is worth a thousand words. He’s a super-villian, he needs a smart phone to make sure his plans go off without a hitch. If his google-fu is as strong as mine, a fully functional smart phone is essential 😉

      • Aikka

        well but what if he needs to use a phone and it would be broken and he won’t have a replacement yet? o..o

        And where’re the old times when villains could do their job without a smartphone…

        • Sharon Kerr-Bullian

          Then he just steals one. He’s a villain, remember?

          I don’t know, they probably went the same place the old times where anyone could do their job without a smartphone. XD

    • ErykaSoleil

      I totally agree that the old Nokias were absolutely indestructible. I used to have one, and only traded it in because the phone company said they didn’t carry a SIM card for it any more. By the time I traded it in, it had been dropped down multiple flights of stairs, chewed on by a pit bull, slammed into the sidewalk a time or two, and had worked perfectly every time I put it back together. They were never very stylish, but they would survive pretty much anything short of drowning in hydraulic fluid (maybe even that, for all I know). 🙂

      Maybe he has the adamantium 4GS. Or maybe it’s not even his phone, and he just kind of yoinked it from somebody because it was handy.

      • Aikka

        Oh so that’s what he meant by “I’ve got unlimited minutes” xD
        It’s simply “I’m not paying for it, the owner is”

        They are.

        My dad is still using a 6310 nokia for all these years, and the battery still needs to be charged just once a week or sth. and everything works fine XD
        I still have a 3210 somewhere (my first cellphone o..o), as far as the battery is dead, i think if i switched it still could use that phone.

        But i actually managed to destroy one nokia phone.
        It didn’t survive washing [ignoring the details, someone simply did laundry for me, where a phone was still in the pocket…]

        But other than that, all my cellphones were many times flying through my room or even further when charging, and then hitting the ground, and it didn’t make any harm to any of them [i just kept tripping over the cable which caused the phone disconnect and fly until it hits a wall or sth xD]

        I think one phone was also pursposely hit to the ground with full strenght by me when talking with my ex… and nothing happened to. XD

        My phones up to now were almost all nokia. With exception of one… panasonic (GD67, funny thing where you could put pictures under a transparent back cover XD), and one htc i am currently using, which i can say, is really good. It’s with a touch-sceen but i have it for 2.5 years and it still works perfectly fine, despite of being used during rain and falling to the floor a few times.

  • Myrtu

     That was awesome.
    The Annihilator is so badass, no one’s going to mess with him no matter what he’s into. And he’s got one cool phone too.

  • I wonder if Annihilator has Grindr.

  • melinda stumpf

    he don’t give a shit kid if he is giving you his phone

  • Ditzite

    So sleepy, but had to stop in once I saw todays was up! I love the man so damn much! Unfortunately or fortunately can’t decide my brain keeps reading all his lines in the voice of George Takei! XD Also happy b-day! Mine is next week! X3 With pay day right before so I can donate! Yay!

    • Thank you! (Pre-happy birthday to you as well! 😀 )

      And George Takei, huh? I’ll have to think about that… 😉

      • lol!  First Jeremy Irons as Scar, now George Takei… I’ll add that I keep hearing (in my head) Annihilator’s voice sounding like Tony Jay as Megabyte from Reboot!  That wonderfully deep, rich, stentorian voice with it’s amused, seductive lilt.

    • ErykaSoleil

      The George Takei comment made me giggle. I think I’ll go back and re-read TYP now. 🙂

  • Trickums

    I love the expressiveness of the Kyle’s faces in panels 4 and 6! (And the expressions themselves too, the fourth panel’s more than the sixth’s : That last expression makes me want to give Kyle a hug.)

  • Kyle: *calls the police*: “Hi, uhm, there’s this guy who threw me into the air and was in a gay bar before. Can you p-please arrest him?”

  • Epistasthai

    “I’ve got unlimited minutes” hahaha
    I’m liking this comic more and more. And find myself lurking. Whoo hooo, it’s gonna be a fun ride! I’m glad I’m here!

    Yeah, I think blackmail is in The Annihilator’s eyes, and it clearly is news to Kyle that someone wouldn’t care about “who knows”.

    • Yay! I’m happy to hear you’re beginning to get into The Young Protectors (and that you’re enjoying the AlexHumor 😉 ).  And I’m glad you’re here too!

  • Midwestmutt

    It’s blackmail, I was first to call it! Be my mole in your litlle band of do-gooders, beyacht!

  • Midwestmutt

    Oh yeah, Happy Birthday and many more, Alex!

  • Feverfew_M

    LOL. Yes, Kyle, I’m sure all these good townspeople will appreciate the knowledge that the guy who holds them all in a firm grip of terror is frequenting the gay bars.
    “But, but, but, I know you’re gay…” sounds like a really powerful argument when you’re in the process of getting robbed or thrown into the air. ;D

    Damn, and I like your baddie, Alex. If that guy doesn’t do something really awful really soon, I’m going to ship Kyle/Annihilator. Blackmail doesn’t even count, he would at least have to kick a puppy. *nods*

    • Heh. Good point. 🙂

      I’m glad you’re liking The Annihilator, Feverfew_M. As for what The Annihilator does with Kyle, well, only time will tell…

  • Travis

    Three things… well four…
    First, Kyle’s “I’ll tell on you” face is super adorable!
    second, The Annihilator can blackmail me anytime 😉
    Third, I am hoping for a “Kiss me and we’ll forget about this whole thing. For now” moment XD
    And fourth, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    • 1) Glad you like it! I think Adam did a great job there too!
      2) Good to know. 😉
      3) I’ll see what I can do.
      4) Thank you!

  • Oh God, and here I go loving the villain again! The Annihilator is awesome, look at him at the second panel (and fourth… And fifith XD)! And Kyle’s expression in this page are totally incredible!

  • fujoshifanatic

    Happy Birthday Alex from a fellow Taurus baby! My birthday is exactly a week away, so I’m looking forward to a shiny new page of YP and being bought all the Cinco the Mayo drinks I can handle! 😛 This week’s page is equal parts cute and badass! Poor, clueless little Kyle! I remember that stage well (“I’m not really…she’s the only one that makes me feel that way!”). Hopefully he’ll get over it soon. Hopefully for us it will be with the Annihilator’s help. ;-P I love his ‘I don’t give a shit’ attitude with Kyle–so appropriate for his big, bad and shiny self.

    Enjoy your birthday Alex; sending a superhero-strength hug out to you for all the enjoyment you bring us with your work! 😀

    • Thank you, fujoshifanatic! And yes, I’d be delighted to give you a shiny new page of TYP for your birthday!

      (And yes. I think that stage is fairly common.)

      Big hugs back! Thank you again!

  • Amerou

    Dude, I need Annihilator as my gay friend.

    We would happily go out and look at guys, shop for metallic-accented outfits and impenetrably shiny hair gel, and then after stealing the local supply of unobtanium and taking over the tri-state area, I’ll treat him to ice cream if he tells me where he got his cell phone plan.

    (Something tells me on that last one that Maven works for Apple, and she has no problem cutting other supervillains some breaks.)

    • Hehe. The Annihilator would be delighted to be your friend.

  • Chaucer59

    Annihilator’s powers: super strength, rad parkour skills, bulletproof hair, and unlimited minutes. Also looks really hot in shiny blue man-panties.

    And, yeah, happy b’day, Alex.

  • Flo_over

    I’m enjoying this just as much as your other comic.  I’m glad I came along for the ride (both visually and cerebral-ly)!

    • Yay! I’m glad you’re enjoying The Young Protectors—and I’m definitely glad you came along too!

  • ThatOddGuy

    What a lovely iPhone…

    I’m thinking Blackmail, and I’m thinking he’s going to force Kyle to spy on his group. Or, or, or, He’s going to force him to overlook some crime. And that’s if he’s a true villain, which I somehow doubt still….

    Also, Happy Birthday! Yaaay!

    • All possibilities… 😉

      And thank you for the birthday wishes!

  • Jen Roberts

    “I’ve got unlimited minutes.” LOL And Happy Birthday!! 😀

    If there’s blackmail afoot, it’s only going to last as long as Kyle’s shame. I somehow think he’ll be losing that before this comic is up…or maybe that’s my wishful thinking.

    • Glad you liked the AlexHumor. And thank you for the happy birthday wishes!

      (And as for how Kyle develops, particularly in this area, well, we’ll see…)

  • Tristan MacAvery

    Yeah, that’s what I call gay pride. I haven’t read all the comments, so if someone has already noted that the red-head is a “flamer”… ~_^

    One more fist-punch in the air for Alex!

  • Syanana

    God that is so cute 😀 -sniffs-

  • HermeticallySealed

    Love that comeback. Really enjoying the interplay between these two. Can’t wait to see more. 

    And Happy Birthday!  :3

    • Thank you, HermeticallySealed! (And more will be posted this Wednesday!)

  • RustyBurrell

    “Would you like to use my cell? I’ve got unlimited minutes.”

    I love!!

  • DayiaKnyte

    Oh … to be young and uptight about image again, actually no.
    We were really SPOILED by all those “bonus” pages from Artifice that I am going through withdrawls here! You got us hooked on a good thing and now are making us beg! Hmmm … are you trying out for the Evil League of Evil?

    I know the economy is bad; but that was quite the hike for a bonus page. Could you see it in your heart to maybe make it $350 so we don’t get the twitters/jitters so bad between updates. Please?

    Regaurdless, it seems I will be enjoying this story just as much as the last one. The introduction of these two characters is great and the artwork is just short of amazing. I can’t wait to see what the actual plot of this story will be!


    • Thank you, DayiaKnyte! I’m really glad you’re enjoying The Young Protectors! (And there will be a bonus page this Wednesday! 😀 )

  • Guest

    Priceless ‘villain’ looking at his nails in panel 2 xD and WOW EPIC Panel 4!!  (I keep calling him a villain, but is he??)

    • Thank you!

      (And is The Annihilator a true villain? We have six chapters to find out…)

  • b3nc0

    I just refresh the page before posting a comment to read the ultimest-newest-latestest one(s) & >BAM< the donation bar which marked 400 on 400 thus was completely green turned uncomplete while marking $450 raised out of 400!?

    What's that? A new trick suggested by the Evil League of Evil? If you outgrow the bar it goes backward so you only got an extra page if it marks 400 the exact moment of a new page update?

    • Feverfew_M

      Hee, that was the Annihilator annihilating all donations! 😀
      Nah, Alex just noticed and reset the bar. If you look up to Alex’s text you’ll see that next week’s bonus page is announced, already.  🙂

    • Heh. As Feverfew_M pointed out, I just reset the bar because the target had been reached. There will be a bonus page this Wednesday! I hope to see you there! 🙂

  • b3nc0

    Seriously though, love the comic, story & art, even if I can’t tell where this is going ?_?
    We ain’t totally sure The Annihilator is the enemy or if he is, that Kyle is a good guy…
    There’s the blackmail option but he can also propose to be his…
    …mentor like an out proud gay supermale role model, or something, ­be it super-wise or pride-wise ¬_¬

    • Glad you’re loving the comic, Benoit!

      And as for The Annihilator’s role in this, well, we’ll just have to see… 😉 I like the way you’re thinking about him, though!

  • b3nc0

    I propose to harass Alex ’til he put a vote link for this gem ¦°[

  • and go random product placement! iPhone! LOL
    Unlimited minutes FTW!!!!!!
    that line made crack up so bad!

    •  I just love that it’s got its own pocket on his utility belt.  Of course, modern smartphones are a lot cooler than those clunky old communicators used to be.  All the hot villains are carrying one. 

  • Dex X.

    rofl I can’t help but love him. lmao unlimited minutes. 

  • Bealtaine

    Hahaha Kyle simply isn’t up to word-jousting with the annihilator…poor thing!Also Happy Birthday Alex(I hope it’s supertastic!) I have my birthday next Sunday so the next page will be like an early gift!:{D

    • Thank you, Bealtaine! It was a happy birthday. 🙂 I hope yours is as well!

  • LOL! That comeback just made my day! Lovin’ the facial expressions too! The art is just gorgeous!

  • Ryn

    *twitches*  iphone…i think.

    Please tell me A’s too cool to fall for the “anybody who’s somebody has one” mentality that monster companies like Apple push?

    • In my world, there might or might not be iPhones. Let’s all just view it as a “generic high-end smartphone”.  🙂

  • I have no idea why it cracks me up so hard that his sideburns and goatee are combed in the same direction as his hair.   That’s got to take a while in the mirror every morning, but… yep, he’d do it.  The Silver Fox may be a villain to the city, but he’s a hero to FASHION. 

    Happy early birthday, Alex!

    • Becky

      I wonder if he directionally combs all that arm hair, as well… 😛

    • Thank you, Sola! 😀

  • Erica

    BWAHAHA Annihilator’s all “IDGAF MUHFUGGA” XP

    yessss. how awesome this is. screw what happened wednesday :33

    <3 i love! and horray! UPDATE!

    • Yay! Glad this could cheer you up! That makes me happy to hear, Erica. 🙂

  • oh gosh, that last panel! i just want to hug him!  poor kyle *huggles*

    I soooo want him and the Annihilator to get together now though xD

    sexy-times please!

  • Bianca Simone

    Awkward crush moment is awkward!!! LMAO!  This is why I love Kyle 😉 
    “I’ll tell ALL THE OTHER SUPERHEROES AND SUPERVILLIANS YOU’RE GAY!!!!! OMG” *belly laugh* “I had that long term relationship with Obsidian, so yeah, they already know. He WAS big, black, and rock solid *wink* but a little narcissistic for my taste.” *blank stare* “OMG!!!!!”

    XDI love print stories for many reasons.  I love books because I get to ‘see’ everything in my own imagination (as opposed to movies, where I see someone else’s)!  I love comics because I get to ‘hear’ all the voices.  For some reason, I imagine The Annihilator sounds like Michael Buffer.  “LLLLLLET’S GET READY FOR MAKE OUUUTTTTTTT!!!!”  <3  Powerful, dramatic, energetic! PS – I hope I didn't modify anyone's internal voice-maker for The Annihilator! 😉

    • That’s funny, I always picture his voice like Jeremy Irons as Scar in “The Lion King”!

  • Yukiness

    This page just made me cry. The Annihilator’s body language in panel two was the nail in the coffin for me. This just made my day.

    Happy Birthaversary Alex, my favorite web-comic writer of all time.

  • Okay, the unlimited minutes thing was probably funnier than it was meant to be. XD 

    • It being AlexHumor, I find it to be hi-larious myself. 😉 Glad you liked it!

  • seriously–I can’t stop laughing.

  • “Too nice?” A nice super villain? C’mon. Those don’t exist. At least every episode of nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah BATMAN! I watched with the Penguin, Joker, Riddler (my favorite!) always had someone say at part II: SUPER VILLAIN! YOU SAID THAT WE WOULD ETC. ETC. YOU BETRAYED ME ETC. ETC.

    Hehe just playin’.

    • Falconfly

      The concept of anti-villainy has always been around in superhero stories, you know.

    • ErykaSoleil

      Fond childhood memories, etc., etc. 🙂

  • SigmundReimann

    This is an interesting turn of events. I’m really interested in how this exchange develops. I think the bonus page came right on target.

    Edit: Also, am I the only one that thinks the Annihilator might actually not plan on blackmailing or torturing Kyle? His response to Kyle’s attempt at turning the situation doesn’t seem like it’s headed that way (though it may be too early to assume that).

    Finally, I really enjoyed Kyle’s array of expressions on this page, especially panel 3. Fantastic artwork.

    • Glad you’re looking forward to the bonus page, SigmundReimann! And yes, I agree that Adam and Vero did a great job with this page. 🙂

    • ErykaSoleil

      I think panel 3 is my favorite expression here, too; followed by the last panel, for its “Awwww, you poor thing” quality.

  • Thanatopia

    Of course he doesn’t care. If he can throw his enemies ten stories into the air,  catch them before they hit terminal velocity and, oh, I dunno, EARN AND KEEP THE TITLE OF “ANNIHILATOR”, then what people say about him probably doesn’t matter: power speaks for itself, and those that can’t hear it may soon find that they’ve been forcefed their own legs.

    Though I’m now curious as to what this is all building up to.

  • Bailey Carswell

    I haven’t checked in a couple weeks, and then I come back, and- this- what- I- don’t- huh??????? What???????? Is it just me or is this looking almost mentorly?????????? My head-

    On an artistic note, while I love the coloring job so far, I can’t say I’m too fond of the way this artist does head-on face shots.

    Anyway, on the note of plot, this is a powerful demonstration of ‘I can hurt you with this information, but you can’t hurt me.’ Clever move on Annihilator’s part.

  • he’s inspecting his fingernails in the second panel
    seriously guys i feel like he’s an effeminate gay man that could kick ass or get his nails done at a second’s notice

  • ohmgod just finished reading the page and i was right

    maybe not about the feminine part but
    he’s gay cool

  • Sam

    I don’t know exactly why, but I think it’s hilarious that the Annihilator has a pocket in his utility belt for his cell phone.  It makes perfect sense – but for whatever reason I find it ironic or out of place or something to that effect.  I don’t know if you were going for that, but either way I enjoyed it 🙂

    So the Annihilator is the first of the superpowered bunch to find out that Kyle is gay?  I wonder how the other Young Protectors will react when they find out.  I also just can’t wait to meet them 😀

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Alex!  You deserve it 🙂

    • Thank you, Sam! I did have a great birthday. Even more so reading all the great and thoughtful comments from y’all. 😀

  • Dex X.

    The look on his face in that last panel is almost heartbreaking. Almost. 

    •  Like it’s a total revelation to him that it’s possible for people to know you’re gay and still live a normal life.  Poor kid.  He needs a hug and a mixtape. 

      • Ha! Yes…

      • ErykaSoleil

        Man, I miss the mixtapes.

        •  I used to carry a couple of spare tapes in my bag to give to poor, lost-looking babygoths.  It’s amazing how easy it can be to turn someone’s day around. 

          Sharing a Spotify playlist or sommat is sweet, but not quiiiite the same. 

  • KBatty

    Well played, Mr. Villain. Well played indeed.

    I don’t think he’s going to blackmail Kyle; It seems to me more like The Annihilator was show-boating his obvious physical superiority to instill fear and get Kyle to pay attention. Now that they’re one-on-one and Kyle knows he’s not going to win alone, he’s probably feeling vulnerable on several different levels. This means The Annihilator has the capacity to make Kyle doubt himself—and possibly the outside world—and establish a sense of acceptance between the two of them:

    “Do you wonder what all those other people will think of you? What they’ll say when they find out? You don’t have to fear that with me. I’m not like them, Young Protector—you can trust me.”

    Even if Kyle takes a stand initially, the groundwork would be laid for him to potentially come crawling back later in need of someone to support him. All The Annihlator has to do is get inside this insecure kid’s head and give him something to worry about in the back of his mind. After all, if he has Kyle’s ear, he may eventually gain a view into the lives of the superheroes he opposes. Potentially, he could even have a mole inside the organization.

    • Good, thoughtful commentary as always, KBatty. 🙂

  • Panel 2
    Parkourman: My nails. They are…le dirty~
    Panel 4
    Parkourman: Yes, I do have a special case on my belt for my phone. Yes, it does match the rest of my costume. Yes, despite being a super villian I use an iPhone and not somthing more fancy. And yes. If I lose this phone I am totally f****d.

    So yeah, I’m still diggin’ the name “Parkourman” and who really has time to stop and chat with a guy dressed like that in the alley behind a gay bar right after he tries to kill you? Wait a sec…how did Parkourman see him in the bar and not get noticed dressed like that? Conspicuous much?

  • The Annihilator (sp?) is awesome.  He’s def my favorite character now.  He’s like the anti-hero! 😀  I love how he just hands over his phone (and what a nice phone it looks to be too! All new and fancy!)  

  • ErykaSoleil

    Congrats on hitting the donation target, Alex! And in case you didn’t see my birthday greetings on the previous page: Happy Birthday, as well!

    So my husband has now read TYP up to the current page, because he wanted to know why I checked the update and suddenly starting cursing and being generally incomprehensible except for, “RGH. I was RIGHT, Kyle IS in the closet! . . . RRRGH!” I convinced him that it would be so much easier to just read it himself. 🙂 Now I’m anxious to see if this will lead to blackmail, friendship, or something completely unexpected.

    • Thank you, ErykaSoleil! 

      And I’ll be interested to hear what your husband thinks. I remember feeling confident that Artifice could have some broad appeal. But because The Young Protectors starts with the gay themes right up front before delving into broader themes, I’m not sure how straight guys will feel about it.  It’s one of the things I’m curious to find out. 🙂

      Glad you’re looking forward to the bonus page. Me, too! I’ll probably post it up a bit early tonight because I have an early start tomorrow. 😀

      • ErykaSoleil

        I’ll see if I can coax him into giving me an opinion I can relay. 🙂 And yay, early post!

        All the comments about The Annihilator’s phone make me wonder what his screensaver/background is. Puppies? Kittens with laser eyes? But does he have Angry Birds, that’s what everybody really wants to know!

  • marz3pan

    Hey, he can’t have a smartphone! It detracts from the retro setting!

    • ErykaSoleil

      Retro? Just looks like the general Downtown area of almost every place I’ve lived. :p

  • ThatOddGuy


    Aww, i’m out of cookies…DX

    • ErykaSoleil

      That’s o.k. I can’t really camp like I want to tonight, but I leave you with a bunch of Girl Scout cookies, and some tuna casserole.

      • New page up in 5 minutes. 🙂

        • AGH!  I was too busy making foods and DIDN’T CAMP!  ALAS!

  • Wheeee! 😀  Oh, Kyle.  You think half the population can’t tell?  Look at those pants. <3

  • CottonCory

    It’s usually a bad idea to threaten other people with things you only are afraid of yourself.

  • ManicThrifts

    I find it oddly funny that The Annihilator carries a smartphone in his epic scaley super-suit, right opposite the threatening knives. 

  • Forth panel made me grin. BOY. Dat boy got muscles. Well, Kyle’s not wearing a ultra-tight spandex/super material outfit to show off in, but still. I cracked up: “unlimited minutes.” The Annihilator will become a leading phone network actor before morning.

  • Hang on… I just noticed that Anni has the new iPhone4! Love it 😀

    • well, you know people aren’t allowed to depict “the other company”´s product anywhere.

      unless they want to find themselves Under Litigation, sooner or later.

  • ironbanana

    why can’t i stop looking at him reaching for the frickin’ phone………….. 0_0

  • Saberri

    Third panel reminds me way too much of Gooby.

  • DarkFeanix21

    For some reason I’m imagining Annihilator (I probably just butchered that word) speaking in Ian McKellan’s voice.

    Kyle’s face in the last panel makes me want to hug him.

  • Celestia’s Snout

    Well, reading this, I don’t think kyle considered the very obvious possibility that Annihilator… just saw him going in from the street. Or leaving from the same direction. Should’ve worn Groucho glasses.

  • RustyBurrell

    Now that I reread this… Was The Annihilator in the gay bar in his whole menacing villain gear?!

  • Harry Underwood

    Reminds me of the scene in “Super Troopers” where the sheriff says “I swear to God, I’ll pistol whip the next guy that says ‘shenanigans!'”, only for the officers to taunt him by offering him their own pistol grips. Oh snap.

  • GL1TCH

    Well if he’s got unlimited minutes… don’t mind if I do!