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The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy Prologue—Page 27

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We have new Fan Art by jinvonoe! It’s Kyle and The Annihilator embracing and Kyle has his shirt off… 🙂

Oh, and


Special thanks, a warm welcome and a grateful bow go out to new supporters James N., Marie-Christine H. & an anonymous donator for their generous donations over the last few days!

Big hugs go out to new friend of The Young Protectors Oco for their super-generous $25 donation!

And ZOMG!, incredibly-humbled, SUPERHERO strength hugs go out to mega-super-friends Cantatore J. & Meagan S. for their stunningly amazing $100 donations! This makes Cantatore’s second $100 donation to The Young Protectors and Meagan’s fourth amazingly generous donation to The Young Protectors! OMG! O_O! I don’t know what to say except—thank you so much, you two! 😀

And thank you all so, so much! I’ve been so excited to get to the first chapter of this story and now you’ve made it possible for me to start this Saturday. WOOT! We really do have the most amazing, generous readers in the world. You all ROCK!

So… the story of Kyle’s first kiss is now at an end and this Saturday we will meet Kyle’s teammates and begin the plot of The Young Protectors: “Engaging The Enemy” proper.

What will the other Young Protectors be like? Would they support Kyle if they knew his secret? What new and terrible dangers will they face? And will Kyle ever see The Annihilator again?

All will be revealed in the upcoming chapters. Hope to see you there!

(In the meantime, feel free to talk about your own first kisses in the comments, if you’d like. 🙂 )


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  • Fabiana Nonato

    Like a boss. 

  • samae

    Lol, his “i totally just did that” face. Love.  

  • Aryn Reid

    Aww, he’s got such swagger in his step now! Anni gave him new confidence! HUZZAH FOR SLIGHTLY MORALLY DUBIOUS MAKEOUTS!

    • Sanbai

      Aryn you  made me choke on my coffee. Thank you.

  • Erica

    haters gunna hate walk right thurr. lol

    • Y’all always introduce me to new memes. I suppose that is the “haters gonna hate” strut! Ha! 😀

    • Bianca Simone

      LOL I was thinking the Leo walk, but you can’t see teeth and nothing is on fire behind him!!!!

  • Am I the only one imagining him swaggering down the street to Stayin’ Alive?  Anyone? Just me?  Ok.

    • strangeangel24601

      Nope, me too!

    • Well, I didn’t have Stayin’ Alive in my head, but now I do.

      Actually, since I’m rereading this and know where this story is going, I’ve also got Holdin’ Out for a Hero in my head. (I’m not going to say more, so as not to spoil things for future readers.)


  • Chester

    Never been kissed! 🙂

    • Sanbai

      Darn, me too. ;P

      • Yukiness

        Same here (^7^)/

  • This is the “haters gonna hate” strut! Hooray!

  • DoktorNauk

    I’m really excited to meet the rest of the superheroes!!

  • Haha, that was cute. It made me think that that’s exactly what a teenage boy would say, even if I couldn’t have thought of it on my own.

  • Walk with swag XD

  • Larne

    Sweet is a perfect description for this page. Love this self confident expression of Kyle. :3  Anni should consider a career change and help young Superheros with their problems. I bet he would be the best at this. (In my opinion he is one of the guys who are always incredibly good at the things they want to achieve)

    Also big hugs from me to all the donators. Without you the comic would not be as advanced, as it is. 
    And of course big thanks to Adam DeKraker, Veronica Gandini and Alex Woolfson. You are awesome ^^

    • You’re very welcome, Larne. I’m glad you’re enjoying the comic! 🙂

  • Feverfew_M

    Walk that walk like you don’t give a f*ck…
    Such a boost in confidence, and all from a run-in with a supposed bad guy. I really hope Anni’s reputation is a bit exaggerated. I don’t think I could bear him being a ruthless killer. Love him too much!
    LOL, feels like I want to cuddle a big bad old wolf, and that should be a really stupid idea, but I can’t bring myself to care.

    I’d love them to meet again soon, but I also can’t wait to see what the other Young Protectors are like and what they are up to. And, of course, I want to see Kyle in tights! 😀

    • You won’t have to wait long to get your wish…. 😉

      • Sanbai

        Awh, Alex! Which one? Friends, tights or Anni?? 

        And as much as I want to see the story progress, does anyone else just really wanna see tights?  *^^*

  • Yukiness

    I found out Annihilator’s power people! It induces badassness in others. Kyle got a full dose so who knows how badass he may turn out now.

    • Sanbai

      This is a totally legit power. He could lead any group, since even the wimpiest of fighters would get a daily dose of Chemical Bad Ass and turn awesome!

      • Yukiness

        Chemical Badass sounds like an awesome name for a soda brand…or aftershave.

  • Steph Giudice

    Ugh, i don’t like thinking about my first ‘technical’ kiss. I was a freshman in highschool and about half-way through the year i’d some how attracted the attentions of this gross and creepy 20-something year old senior. since i was young, i didn’t understand when he flirted and thought he was being nice, and then he just decided one day that we were dating and he came up to me like he was gonna hug me and kissed me instead. i was so surprised and creeped out that i almost started hyperventilating lol. then he went around telling everyone i was his girlfriend and it was just terrible and awkward >.< so i usually pretend that never happened and that my first was the guy i actually wanted to/did date my sophomore year. buuuut, he kind of dumped me horribly after 6 months so i don't really like thinking about him either XD

    • Bianca Simone

      that is awkward… but at least you can say you learned to stay away from creepy guys!!!

    • Leigh Nelson

      Yeah my first kiss was forced too. From a guy who was dating my only friend at the time. I felt miserable and don’t really like thinking about it either. But, like you, I have issues with my later relationships as well haha so /shrug fun how those things work out >.> Anyways, I wish I could’ve had Kyle’s strut there at some point in time in my life. Maybe one day, and then I’ll count THAT as my first REAL kiss ^_^ hehe

  • Haha I love Kyles strut there. The confidence and pride is clearly evident on his face. xD Awesome work again.

  • Oh yeah! Go Kyle! 

    It is really nice to see Kyle looking that confident and happy. He’s had his first kiss, and it was a good kiss, he is alive after an encounter with the man who by reputation should have killed him, but gave him good advice instead and said that he looks forward to seeing him again. He’s wanted by someone for who he is, not what they think he is or represents. 

  • i’ve waited all week for this! An it’s more awesomer than i thought! ^_^

  • CatCrazed

    HA HA My first kiss was in my first year of college *well on the lips at least I got kissed on the cheek before that*.  It was rather cute.  Me and the guy had been friends for a while, then he asked me to go to a dance with him *god it sounds like high school e A e ha ha*.  The dance ended up sucking, and we both said it did, so we went and played a Zombie game instead for about two hours then watched a movie and just talked.  At the end of the night he walked me back to my place it was around 12 am.  It started to snow a little when we got to my place, and I said I should get going and I had a lot of fun, then he gave me a big hug and said he was really happy that we got to hang out.

    I’m not someone to enjoy long hugs, so I was like, “Um…..this is awkward……..I hate PDA” which he took a step back and was like, “Wait what’s PDA”  HA HA after explaining that rather quickly I laughed as well as he did, before he just smiled at me and leaned in and gave me quick kiss on the lips.  My face probably looked something like this O/////O, before he started laughing again and said, “That kinda’ sucked didn’t it?”  I agreed and we both laughed again before he game me another quick peak on the lips and said, “Better?”  And I answered, “Maaaaaaybe ha ha.”  We said our good byes and about an hour later he texted me saying, “So yeah……that was my first kiss…….so I’m a noob at this stuff.”  I told him same for me LOL!!!
    All in all it was a good first kiss :).  No pressure at all, noting at all like Kyle felt HA HA!!!  The poor boy XD  CAN’T WAIT TO READ MORE!!!!

    • fujoshifanatic

       That was the cutest first kiss story I’ve read in a long time. :-3 Thanks for sharing that adorable memory!

      • CatCrazed

        Aw thank you ^w^ it was fun to share!

    • b3nc0

      My first kiss was something of a sleazy souvenir: with the girl whose life I was gonna spoil the following four years while the object of my desire, straight as an arrow of course, prompted me to do so & the fact /he/ was watching gave me a boner misinterpreted by the miss ´n` Ain’t proud of meself, no, ain’t oTL

      Thanks for /your/ story though Cat &, Kyle, hope you’re gonna be more involved in your next kiss, as in not forced into it ¨3

    • Sanbai

      What a wonderful story! That’s so wonderful Cat! Great to hear it!

  • Becky

    Haha. I am so glad that this is the conclusion that Kyle came to, rather than continuing to go “omigosh worry worry worry”. Yay! 🙂

  • fujoshifanatic

    LOL, Kyle’s response was pretty much the same as the reaction of the guy whom I gave my virginity! It was his first time too, and he was stoked to have done it with an “older” woman. 🙂 I’m happy to see that Kyle sees this all as a positive experience, and it will be interesting to see how it colors his interactions with his teammates, and especially Anni, from here on out.

    Can’t wait ’til Saturday!

  • b3nc0

    “All is well that ends well…”

    & somehow, Kyle’s all puffed out again ^¸^

  • I Love your comic sir! For a lot of reasons, but I think a very subsequential part of it is just how reliable it is! I know without a doubt that I’ll have a stunning Yaoi webcomic from you to look forward too every week! Sometimes twice a week! Thank you, for making my weeks a little better!

  • Ditzite

    Cue old style John Travolta strut! Gonna say again I love this comic and this was only the Prologue! X3

    • Sanbai

      Yeah! Saturday night FEVAH!

  • Lillexe

    Aw Kyle, lookit you being all proud and shit. You’re adorable! 😀

  • I think Kyle liked it almost as much as Anni did…and now he won’t be so worried about going out looking for more of the same

  • Phoenix_xxx

    First kiss = Swag xD

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    Look at that swagger…..suddenly smug are we?

  • Pretty much how every 17 year old boy feels like after experiencing their first kiss! 

    But that swagger :O Strut your stuff Kyle 😀

    Seems like after all the “huh” discussions of the last page, kyle looks like he got in touch with a part of himself he had difficulty accepting. 

    He looks liberated and is damn going to show it!

    • And if he hasn’t “gotten in touch with a part of himself” now, I’m sure he will when he gets home and locks his bedroom door…


      • Superjenny

        ROFL  HA!  He has mental spank bank material now!

  • Bealtaine

    Oh Kyle, that swagger.I feel like there should be some kind of sound track to go with this, especially the cocky eyebrow look 😛

    •  Saturday night fever, definitely.

      • Bealtaine

        Yeah, that’s the one!

  • Ryn

    strut…like a boss.


  • ManicThrifts

    Dat swag.
    Get it, Kyle xD

  • nebi_lan

    hahahaha i never expect that reaction xD

  • Wow!  I totally didn’t expect that!

    My own first kiss, heh.  It’s very fitting of where we are here, all gay and happy.  My first kiss was in the summer.  It’d been hot all weekend and I’d been working Bingo at my town’s summerfest with my big sister and best friend, who is a dude, and a very gay one at that.  And my big sister was driving us up to his place to drop him off and they were talking about first kisses and I was whining because I never had one.

    My best friend was in the front seat, and I was in the middle in the back.  And he looks at me, and is like, “you wanna?”  So I said sure, and he points at himself, and then me, and then himself.  I nod.  He turns back around and faces the road.  And then a minute later he leans the seat back, turns my head to face him, and full on kisses me <3  It was the best kiss I've ever had, even though our teeth knocked against each others.  We made out for what felt like forever but was probably closer to ~15 seconds.  And the best part (aside from being hands down the best kiss I've ever received) was that my big sister was TOTALLY OBLIVIOUS and noticed nothing.

    Like we dropped my friend off, she asked how I was doing after I got into the front seat, and I said amazing, and she asked why, and I was like "I just got my first kiss!" and she like slammed on the brakes and asked when.  It was fantastic XD  (though seriously, I don't know how you miss that happening right beside you lol)

    • Sanbai

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAA!! Best. Kiss. Evah! I feel like I could write a comic myself about this story! Nice job Nan!

    • b3nc0

       Even at my great age, I feel the moment fitting to exclaim:


  • acattvens

    I just used the word ‘sweet’ after reading this…then I decided that I was probably too old to do that! LOL

    • b3nc0

       Naaaah! ‘s alright @ any age, as long as the moment is right ;°)

  • That… That swagger! It burns!

  • My first kiss was…
    Wait.  Haven’t had it yet.  And Kyle is younger than me.
    Is the Annihilator willing to switch this way for a second? 😀 Or a few seconds…

    • CommodoreZelda

      Heh, I’m in the same boat as you.

  • lonelostwolf

    My first kiss was from the guy I had always wanted it from. It was with my best friend who I have this weird we’re together but not together relationship with. I was taking my dad to the hospital because he started acting weird, so before I left, I went to get my usual goodbye hug from my friend. I was going in to kiss him on the cheek like I normally do, when he kissed me back. I went from shocked to happy in less than 2 seconds flat. I asked him for another, and he rolled his eyes and said okay. We kissed again, and I left. God it was amazing >3< Sadly it never led anywhere. We're still "stupid puppies" togther as my friend Damia says it.

  • Wow, Kyle is doing the “haters gonna hate” walk. 

  • Alex Knauss

    I laughed harder than I should have at this page!

  • Superjenny

    Loving the walk.  XD

  • Dat Swag!
    …In both meanings XD
    Common Term & Original Term: 
    Secretly We Are Gay.

  • My first kiss was….quite unusual and not romantic at all…haha. It was with my classmate Jessica when I was in 3rd grade. She and I went to my closet (ironic) and french kissed like some couple from a movie she’d seen. I remember thinking it was slimy hahahaha. But I’m happy my first was with a girl and I certainly appreciate kisses much more, now that I’m older haha

  • CrispyChicks

    My first kiss was with a guy I never kissed again again, mainly because we both discovered we were queer.
    I developed a huge crush on another girl, she liked me back. I don’t know if he got that boy he liked.

  • DoktorNauk

    My first kiss was practice with a female friend. We both later came out as bisexual.

  • Well… My first kiss was with a female friend. We dated for a while until my mother discovered us and we were forcefully driven apart (emphasys on “forcefully” LOL). It sure wasn’t one of the happiest moments of my life XD After that I dated a boy and only kissed boys since then… Dunno where this puts me actually. XD Not that I’m giving it too much thought… It was a long long time ago.

    Aaaaand Kyle -> I LOL’ed so hard looking at him! It’s totally “haters gonna hate”!

  • QuantumKid


  • My first kiss…it came with my first frottage as well….


  • TravelerOfWebcomics

    First kiss was with a girl named Elysia. She’s still a good friend. Love that bitch. Too bad her dad is a cop. Didn’t work out.

  • It was with some jerk who felt me up in a gay bar. Not cute. What can you do though, right? Have some therapy and get over it.

  • Ree


  • disqus_3iau8D8wm4

    He’s making his way done town

  • First kiss was with my high school sweetheart. We first went out the summer after freshmen year and dated all through high school until i took off for college. Id problably would have married her if i didint discover i was gay while in college. Fortunetly she met someone else and married him.

  • Hee! Saw this page and thought of Bart’s line in the Bart’s Girlfriend episode of the Simpsons.

    “There’s only one thing to do at a moment like this: strut!”

  • Qynoi

    Read my mind. Guess I’m not the only Simmer here :p

  • Skittles 4ever

    He’s strutting LIKE A BOSS! ^_^

  • Emiko

    My first kiss was with my exboyfriend, the second time we were together. At the time I thought it was really sweet, but he was a pretty horrible boyfriend to me… also his mouth tasted like a trash can.

  • Red


  • GL1TCH


  • Jim Philbrick

    I know this comic was written in 2012 but I’m thinking as we move forward in 2016…the idea of blackmailing someone for being gay will become a silly obsolete old school story line

  • bureche15

    oh my, he actually enjoyed it… that walk tho

  • AxisFlowerCouple

    This is mah pretty boy swag