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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy—Page 25

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Wait. What does The Annihilator mean by that? I don’t get it…

Well, heck, will you look at that! We just had a bonus page on Wednesday and we’re already over a quarter of the way to the next bonus page! WOOT!

Big hugs go out to long-time friend of The Young Protectors Daniel N. for their super-generous $25 donation. That makes Daniel’s ninth super-generous donation to The Young Protectors. Thank you so much! You ROCK, Daniel!

So, looks like this prologue might be wrapping up. I wonder what we’ll find on the next page…

Tune in next Saturday to find out! 😀


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  • In this situation, there is only one word that can be used.


  • Oh no he di’nt!

  • ManicThrifts


  • He’s so good at taking the wind out of our young heroes sails ^.^

  • He must have got a good feel…

  • Ditzite

    Anni you sir…. there are no words for the love I have for your shiny self today! Also… I love the arm hair, but I guess sexy super villains of his level gotta keep their body hair as neatly groomed as the rest of their ensemble!

  • Erica

    … ah ha ha ha

    anni totally felt it.

    all up in his mouth hole 

  • YersiniaP

    I love the change in Kyle’s stance between panels 2 and 4! First so proud and then so awwwwwwww. 😀
    There, there, little hero! 😉

    That said,  this prologue was an interesting journey already, I can’t wait for the next page to see what kind of story it took us to!
    Like I said before Alex, you really got me hooked on superheroes!

    (Haven’t yet started playing City of Heroes, due to lack of spare time at the moment, but I will. And as promised, you will hear about my impression! :))

  • strangeangel24601

    Haha! Boner jokes…
    Aside from that, I really love what Adam did with the layout of this page,especialy the panel border in the last panel.

  • Boner Alert!

  • anni’s forearm hairs look like they could slice/dice/julienne Fries.

    don’t you think?

    • b3nc0

      True, true, even if they’re only half as sharp as his comments are ­­­­¬­¸¬

  • i bet if he pulled his pants down his man hood would be completely gone

  • The world needs more villains like Anni. ♥ Ahh.

  • Avengelyne

    Poor Kyle…he looks like a kicked puppy. =>.<=

  • Bealtaine

    Oh Anni you complete and utter badass!Kyle was trying to be all cool and superheroey …boy did you rain on that parade 😛

  • Midwestmutt

    A realistic end to this interlude. They are way too much an odd couple to jump right into bed. Good writing Alex, a typical yaoi would have had them at rape-as-love several pages ago. I am not a gamer or a particular fan of supers but came to TYP from Artifice which I discovered only as it was ending. I have stuck around hoping to enjoy the long run of something of equal quality in its own right. You, sir, do not dissapoint.

    • StarrySkyDancer

      In yaoi-terms that’s described as ‘dubious consent’ 😉

      • KiannaLeigh

        Oh dub-con …. making BL and yaoi fans feel sort of bad about themselves since 1989.

  • Oh Anni… That smirk combined with that sentece.. What true gay supervillian spirit <3

  • Bro’s before Hoe’s…that’s all I gotta say

  • Yukiness

    Ha, I see what you mean Anni.

    Kyle’s face in the second panel and last panel are true comedic gold right there.

  • Amerou

    Now taking donations to get Anni his own booth at Comic Con….

  • I love how Anni keeps calling Kyle “Little Hero”, already ‘owning’ him with a pet name. This is a genius page, and sets up nicely for future encounters (of the sexy kind).

  • Awww, Kyle’s expression in the last panel is just too precious. He’s trying to be intimidating, bless him.

  • KiannaLeigh

    Whoa. Anni IS evil. Look how he just smashed that boy’s little puffed-up pride. Kyle looks like a puppy that got whaacked on the head with a rolled up newspaper. But Anni did it with such grace and poise! I still love him. ^_^

    • Ha Ha! You are so right and my dog is so lucky she lives in this time..because I have to go to the internet for comics or news papers ofany kind….and I refuse to whack her with a computer!And how would you go about “rolling up” a computer any way?

      • KiannaLeigh

        LOL. You’d have to break it.

  • GideonBD

    At the risk of channeling Paris Hilton, that’s hot. Even hotter is the promise of *ahem* more. Mwah ha ha!

  • Okay, seriously… When this first started I was all about Annihilator just being a mentor of sorts for Kyle… And Kyle eventually finding a nice boy around his age… But now… Now I want Kyle and Annihilator to get married… God this is so hot, and adorable… And even romantic… I want a hot man like Annihilator teasing me like this 🙁

  • Looks like Lil’ Pyro is a traitor.  And a blabbermouth.  xD 

  • Jen

    What a lovely tease! 

  • Dracon Ra

    The interesting thing is, how will young Kyle explain that hickey from my most beloved page 19 to his super hero friends? 😉

  • fujoshifanatic

    LOL, and thus is how young Kyle got pwned by Mr. Shiny Sexy Supervillain! The transition in Kyle’s stance and expression from the first to last panel is priceless, especially the “what have I gotten myself into?” look in the last panel. What indeed, KittyKyle, what indeed! I am looking forward to many “fights” between those two!

    Thank you for the update Alex, and I hope you’re feeling better! 🙂

    • b3nc0

      “what have I gotten myself into?” look or “did he really feel /it/?” look ;°)

      • fujoshifanatic

         LOL, I think a little of both, come to think of it!

  • Rex Justrex

    And the young pup gets totally spanked and stood in the corner.

    Game, set and match to the Annihilator!

  • b3nc0

    Excuse me , Mr ParkourMan, Sir, how can you leave so easily after taking him down from resolute-proud-challenging opponent to pondering-ashamed-submissive puppy?

  • The “after” always leaves you feeling empty and wanting more. That’s where Kyle is right now..thanks page!

  • xLizardx

    Ahahaha! I love how he puffs right up, and the The Annihilator just takes the wind straight out of his sails, and he deflates like a helium balloon [with no comeback] 😀

  • oh, that defiant expression in the second panel. So much love for this page.

  • espoirepourmesreves

    Well Damn XD 

  • Tai

    WHY OH WHYYYYYYYY on earth am I having this STUPID feeling that he is going to use kyle…. I dont know if its because of my shit relationships or just my feelings that i just dont wanna trust anni?!

    •  A man can only be called “Anni” so many times before he cracks.  Vader is proof.  XD

  • Ryn

    Kyle’s  going to need to step up his training regimen to even try match Annihilator. At least take a look at battle strategy.

  • Personally, after this many pages I start to lose interest without plot outside of “character type and sexuality” to speculate on. What exactly is Captain Shiny Bad Man’s game in the crime world? How has this great power become feared and ruined lives of the innocent with his villainy? 

    At this point my crazy mind is going to start creating back stories for everyone out of thin air… Giant Shiny Man runs an evil cookie operation, depriving magical cookie gnomes of sustenance! Forces unicorns to only make cookies for him to sell at inflated prices to the magical cookie gnomes! 

    …Oh no… It’s happening already. ;-D I should hold off on reading new pages or commenting until the story has been fleshed out some more. If I comment on every page I fear that I’ll start to sound annoying to Alex and readers… if I haven’t already, that is.

    • Zoey Cohen

       On the contrary, this comment was hilariously entertaining.

  • Leigh Nelson

    Oh my oh my, do I love this man. I want one ):

    And a more story related topic, referring to a few commenters below, I don’t think Annihilator will use Kyle. I just think it will eat Kyle up inside while Annihilator makes a few (seemingly harmless) taunts in front of his team.

    Honestly though, I’m not usually a big fan of the relationship aspects of comics and stories, but this is just driving me nuts. I want to see as much of Annihilator as possible!

    So, with that, I’m back to my main thought: Mmm I really want that man…

    • ironbanana

      Yeah, I really like this teasing, I know this kid is not going to get a good night’s sleep from here on out and I love it. 😀

  • Oh Kyle… you are royally fucked and utterly adorable. The Annihilator is going to have fun with you. And who knows, maybe you’ll get to have some fun with the annihilator,  eh?

  • I dig this. I dig this so much.

  • Dracon Ra

    I just realized something,
    this is probably the last page with my beloved Annihilator for a while… next stop,
    Teenage Superheros. I’ll miss him 😉

  • ironbanana

    *cackles* slap it down, bwahhh!

  • The Annihilator might be going away?


  • VanQuinn

    I can’t wait for their next fight. 😀

  • Mephisto_Pheles

    Oh my god… the panel of Anni’s mouth made me all jittery. So sly and sexual in a weird way… I dont know how to describe it! xD

  • *laughs* He’s never going to live it down and talk about having the wind taken out of your sails. Poor kid.

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    bow chicka….

    Oh Anni, we will miss you. So much less of a cheesy-poof then the other Ani. (Anakin Skywalker)

  • I like how he’s looking down almost as if he’s going “Dammit cock, you betrayed me!”

    And finally, “Little hero,” anyone else wondering if Anni is referencing something in….particular? 😡

  • I love fights like that! FoeYay FTW!

  • It took me this long to respond because I was giggling too hard 🙂

  • Larne

    Great page, as always.  :3
    I hope that Anni will not be gone for too long, even if I´m curious meeting the other heros. (But on the other hand that may change when I get to know the others )

  • krissdevalnor

    haha XD aah good humor – as always. He never fails to twist the conversation, so fireboy is embarrased/blushes. 

  • Kyle’s trying so hard to be stubborn.  He needs to just relax and bask in the “It’s OK to be hot and bothered over the sexy bad guy thing.”  I *love* that last shot of The Annihilator, running off the page, hairs on his arm and everything!  God, so amazing!  And the way the light reflects off his knuckles, the muscles in his arms… *fans self breathlessly*

    •  The more I look at Kyle’s last expression, the more and more it reads to me “betrayed by my own dick…”

  • My mind is camping, but my heart may be elsewhere.

  • CommodoreZelda


  • Rex Justrex

    “Youth and energy will never overcome old age and treachery.”

    I don’t know who said that first but whoever it was is a genius.

  • Superjenny

    ~giggle~  I get it…  *v*

  • TravelerOfWebcomics

    *schoolgirl giggle* oh icwutudidthar

  • Ree

    “little hero” a;slkdfkaldsjf this is TOO CUTE

  • Really? That’s strange I didn’t see the Annhilator touch Kyle down th– ohhhh, he meant that he could sense Kyle’s approval through the kiss. Whoops, better get my mind of the gutter. heh ;D

    • Curt Clark

      They were pretty hard-pressed against each other…pun intended :p

  • Jake Thebad

    Looks to me like he was checking out the Annihilator’s butt.

  • Crestlinger

    And when they Do meet up again he has all the Kyle-destroying ammo he’ll ever need…

  • camolot the creator