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The Young Protectors: Legendary Chapter One—Page 2

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I get the impression Kyle kinda likes Spooky…

Meanwhile… holy cow, y’all! Since the last page, over 30 more of you have joined our Patreon, bringing us to over 1000 Patrons (for the first time in a long while) and over $6300/month! That means I’m less than $700 away from breaking even again, which is really awesome. Thank you so much!

Of course, it was with the last page that I introduced our most cracktastic NSFW image ever: Spooky Jones vs. Laampros!

Comments from our Patrons on this pin-up included: “Amazing piece…of art that is!”, “This would make a great cover for a Spooky solo comic. Or a gay metal album.”, “I go on vacation for a week and this is what I come back to? You’re nuts! I approve”, “Oh man, I checked out Patreon, and I spit out my coffee and nearly fell back in my chair when I clicked on the full image of Laampros and Spooky” and “that is hilarious :)”

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So! Pretty flattering words from Kyle! Where is he going with this? Is Spooky the most important superhero in the world? And what the heck did he thank Spooky for on the last page?! (Don’t think I’ve forgotten!)

Tune in this Saturday to find out! Hope to see you there! 😀

 

  • Bei Dawei

    Take it! Take it!

    (Virgin no more!)

  • DonnaC

    Love these 2 together

  • Kyle, Spooky’s on a bed. Hush.

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    Spooky……and …..puppy eyes!

  • <3

  • davefragments

    I like their “discussion” very much.

  • Haven

    Honestly, I wasn’t too sure about this new art style, but it’s grown on me, quite quickly I might add too.

  • “You’re the best”
    “No, I’m not”
    “Yes, you are”

    …”Now get over here and kiss me”

    Wait, he didn’t say that? He is in my head.

    • Nirgal
      • Klaus

        I remember that one from the Muppet show, where Kermit and the guest star take turns singing the lines.
        Guest star. “You’re Mickey mouse.”
        Kermit, “Is that a compliment?”
        Guest star: “You called me the Coliseum.”

  • Saxon_Brenton

    So, please excuse me for sounding like a grumpy old nitpicker, but…
    This conversation is making me wonder about the relative media profile of the various heroes and hero teams. I mean, we know from the text stories that Spooky has his own cartoon show, and we saw the fan art in interlude 1, but the officially sanctioned teams would have full time media minders and crap only knows what in the way of licensed products.
    Now, as the only sane magic using hero, Spooky occupies a pretty important place in the media landscape, but even without knowing any of the other heroes or their relative power levels, and still giving the side-eye to that “Most important superhero in the world.”

    • davefragments

      I keep thinking that the public doesn’t know what happened other than something magical with nasty consequences if it wasn’t stopped. Also, I keep thinking that not even ExSec knows the full extent of Kyle’s powers.
      So this “conversation” is a tease between friends.
      I could be (and often am) wrong about these things.

      • Saxon_Brenton

        I have to admit I hadn’t even considered the events of ‘Engaging The Enemy’ when I wrote that. I was kind of thinking of their media profile in general. But I agree that something like Team Silver’s plan would probably be classified

        • davefragments

          A third thought — is there something between Kyle and Spooky that only they know? Is this sparring a shorthand between them to cover for something very personal?

          {just a thought}

    • Songbird

      Yeah I’d really love if Alex gave us more info about other heroes, even if they never actually appear on the story. I’d drop some phat loot on a world-building almanac, or even just a “super-foodchain” poster. I live for that nerdy stuff

    • Neceros

      So I hate to shill for another fandom in the comments of this one, but I can’t help but mention that if this is something you’re interested in reading about, Drew Hayes’s series Super Powereds would be right up your alley. It’s all about that kind of worldbuilding detail in a superhero universe. (Also, it’s not quite as gay as Young Protectors, but it does have the literal strongest man in the world who is a gay character and gets his own spinoff book.)

  • Curt Clark

    Whether Kyle’s over-hyping him or not, I honestly think he hit on all the reasons why Spooky’s my favorite character.

    Even setting aside the fact that I love the magic guy on any superhero team (Raven, Zatanna, Fate, Dr. Strange, Magik, Storm), Spooky’s got a whole lot going for him. He’s good-natured, friendly, and loyal, and most importantly, he doesn’t take the superhero business too seriously. He doesn’t treat it like a joke, but he does make sure to keep things as light as he can.

    Side note, Kyle looks slightly younger and dorkier here than he did at the end of EtE (shirt buttoned all the way up? Come on, no one does that unless they’re wearing a tie), but it’s not terrible. It’s actually kind of endearing — he seems to regress slightly when thrust into a potentially romantic situation, especially with Spooky, who we’re given to understand has been his best friend for a while now.

    Side note: I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS SPOOKY CARTOON. O.O

    • Madock345

      It’s the spinoff we all need but don’t deserve.

    • Saxon_Brenton

      Curt: Side note: I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS SPOOKY CARTOON

      As patreon rewards Alex wrote three Spooky Jones text stories back in 2015. The first of these, ‘Ghosts’ was framed as a interview, and has the history of the cartoon show: Spooky had been helping a guy named Stone Williams search for his missing brother, and to help deal with stress Stone had sketched Spooky as an anime character. Eventually Stone had gotten Spooky two baseball caps with the Spooky-as-anime-ghost character design, which Spooky magicked so they wouldn’t get burnt or ripped. A few months later Stone got asked for a pitch for a Spooky Jones cartoon, which was accepted and went into production. Stone has been planning a second season, but disappeared just after the season.1 ep.13 digital production files were delivered to the network, and hasn’t been seen since.

      There is no direct appearance of the cartoon show, only the evocative description in this paragraph:

      “Stone Williams was the creator of the animated, 13-episode Spooky Adventures, a cult phenomenon that drove the boy demon-fighter’s legend deep into the hearts of 12-year-olds throughout the world. Despite weak initial ratings, its popularity was guaranteed by the tuttutting of media pundits and concerned parents who considered the content far too adult for children. Being brave enough to make it through an entire episode without covering your eyes continues as a rite of passage among Facebooking tweens.”

      The stories all appear in .pdf format on Alex’s patreon page for patreon subscribers, searchable with the tag ‘short story’ that run down the left hand side of the page. ‘Ghosts’ is headed on the page as ‘Story 1: How Spooky Got His Cap’,

      • Pietro7

        Saxon, are you trying to usurp my Grumpy Old Nitpicker trophy? I shall throw a jealous snit if you do, I will, I say. You, sir, have now been warned. Sternly.

  • Stubbylegs

    I have no idea what Spooky is alluding to in the last panel! Someone please tell me! I MUST KNOW!!!!

    • NoiseShaper

      Well, the entire last story arc would be an example!

      Spooky was essential to the success, but without the others he would have failed.

    • davefragments

      “save the hostages”

    • Nirgal

      When you grow up, dear.

    • Stubbylegs

      Lol, I was joking :p

  • Michael

    To summarise, Spooky Jones is legen–

    — wait for it —

    –dairy.

  • Klaus

    A hand or whatever.

  • Klaus

    “World class lover.” We’ll see.

    • Madock345

      My expectations can hardly go higher.

    • bronakopdin

      I wonder what Kyle bases this analysis on… what do we not know yet?!?!

      • Madock345

        It’s been implied before that Spooky has a reputation for getting around a lot.

        • bronakopdin

          yeah I know but that is not what I meant, sleeping around doesn’t say much about quality or praise ^^

      • Saxon_Brenton

        To follow on form what Madlock345 said: Enough of a reputation that the Platinum Priestess called him a ‘prurient child’.

        • Madock345

          That has to be a hell of a reputation, I can’t imagine PP as the sort to keep up with celebrity gossip.

          • Saxon_Brenton

            I can’t either, but she probably investigated him simply because he was the only other known magic user who hadn’t gone insane.

        • bronakopdin

          as I replied to him, too, it is not what I meant, sleeping around has nothing to do with quality and praise, but Kyle implies those ^^
          at least I see praise in the phrase

        • Adam Black

          Slut shaming isn’t a good look from inside a metal bikini

    • Ha! Tough room, Klaus. 🙂

  • Madock345

    I can’t get over how cute everyone is in this style.

  • Jeff Baker

    Geez, they look young in here!!! <3

    • Peter Wu

      yeah they do

  • Thesseli

    Aw, so cute!

  • T Dibbler

    It’s getting a bit cute in here.

  • Jason Wexler

    *with tongue planted firmly in cheek*

    Wouldn’t you have to be extremely slutty to have a reliably honest assessment of which people are world class lovers?

  • Jason Moon

    You’re making him blush!

  • Toli Bera

    “I don’t do everything on my own Kyle… have you seen me parallel park? It’s a disaster.”

  • Jim Philbrick

    “world class lover”? where did that come from?

    • Klaus

      Spooky has quite a reputation, in that and other areas.

    • Spooky has been with SEVERAL women, even as a teen. If he’s been with more than one guy before this/Kyle, that is more unknown. Some of this have been implied in the comic, some is info on trading cards and some is told/implied in a couple of the Spooky short stories that Alex has posted on Patreon.

  • Trisha

    Well, now Kyle can fight monsters no one else can. He’s pretty much embraced his Prince of Hell powers and can use all the power of Earth’s fire against enemies, and he’s confident and in control now. A demon or half-demon (especially a Prince of Hell) who fights other demons would probably be just as powerful as a magic user like Spooky.

  • fujoshifanatic

    Hmm, what d’ya need a little help with, huh Spooks? Would Kyle be a good candidate for that help? *reaches for popcorn while eyes are glued to the screen*

  • unknownlight927

    Two pages in and I am already hooked. Loving the art style of this arc so far. Cute, innocent, with a touch of anime feels. Its like this arc is taking place inside a SHIPPERS BRAIN!! 🙂 🙂

    • page 2, still no adaption on my side. Cute, innocent and anime. Jep, that precisely sums up what i don’t like. Sorry.

    • 🙂

  • Keneu

    Spooky’s eyes look kind of weird in the last pannel. That said, this style is really cute 🙂

  • Connor

    I know other people have said it before, but I’m pretty sure that Kyle only owns three shirts.

    • fujoshifanatic

      As long as he keeps them clean, there’s no harm in that. Makes for quick packing when you travel! ;-P

      • davefragments

        I hope he owns more than one pair of socks. Teenage boy’s socks are like toxic waste. Chlorine bleach has been known to clutch its heart and die of shock.

        • Madock345

          I’m well into my 20’s now and still apparently secrete acid from my feet. I have to buy new socks multiple times a year because the bottoms disintegrate. 🙁

    • Klaus

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0q54KofaRQ
      Tom Scot packing for a journey.

      • Wayne Lunkwitz

        THAT made me laugh! The inside joke for me is that my roommate was like this with gray pocket T-shirts……I think he owned more than a dozen at one time!

  • Julia Barnes-Brown

    aaagsfsdf Spooky’s so cute help

  • Sapfo

    Kyle is trying to get Spooky to blush ^///^

    • Adam Black

      I bet Spooky gets kyle red hot first

  • Kate G

    “I don’t do everything on my own, Kyle.” Oooooooo, are you flirting, Spooky? Spooky is flirting with Kyle. KYLE, get yo butt over to Spooky!

  • Jim Philbrick

    So what’s up with Samir and Kyle?….. after all… they held hands out in public meaning their relationship is fairly advanced *wink*…..

    • Wayne Lunkwitz

      I hope we get back to them……

  • 🙂

  • davefragments

    Hello Campers,
    I am watching and listening to the Met Performance of La Traviata so all I have are champagne cocktails with red camellias decorating the glasses.

  • Adam Black

    HeLLo campers…

    OK just @davefragments:disqus

    • Hey Adam!

      • Adam Black

        hey Doki

        • Are you feeling any better?

          • Adam Black

            Im afraid to ask from what?

            If the amnesia has gotten so bad i cant remember, I may be better off for it

          • You had moved but were still in pain I think?

          • Adam Black

            That was 6 weeks ago.
            I dont even regret it since It wa sthe only thing Ive done all summer

          • Still in pain, has it mostly cleared up?

          • Adam Black

            Its complicated, it will never really clear up.

          • 🙁

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    Hi everyone!

  • davefragments

    And the final aria “I am dying of a dread lung disease” is brilliant and worth dying for.
    😉

    • NoiseShaper

      And miss all the other great dying scenes in opera (and in movies)? No way!

      • davefragments

        For me, Tosca is the most dramatic of all roles

        • Pietro7

          I’ll drink a cocktail to that. 🙂

        • NoiseShaper

          I couldn’t say I’d actually had an absolute favourite just for dying arias, actually; But when the entire performance has already been engaging they can really be the culmination of the entire work, and I appreciate that, even as a more occasional lover of opera.

  • Wayne Lunkwitz

    Well……this is sort of how my week went……the local bowling alley was sold to out -of-town people…..the sign on the door read “Closed until August 22nd”……stopped over there for my usual 2 lines on Wednesday the 23rd….sign was still there but no one was there to open up…….SO……waiting to see what happens next week.

    • davefragments

      My first thought was “no summer leagues” but it’s so late in the summer those leagues would have been finished by now.

      • Wayne Lunkwitz

        This group is mostly made up of older (retirement age) folks who bowl for fun and to keep fit……no real pressure to bowl high scores.

        • NoiseShaper

          Let’s hope the renovations have just been taking slightly longer…

        • davefragments

          Most leagues I saw never cared much about high scores they were always a night out.

          • Wayne Lunkwitz

            There are a few here…….mostly cause by one or two bowlers who consistantly bowl in the mid-200 range and expect that of everyone on the team…..not my cup of tea.

  • Pietro7

    Put my little girl to bed and after reading four stories and changing two diapers I can catch up on my webcomics! Happy camping to everybody.

  • Madock345

    We got anyone from Texas on here? Things are looking bad over there. Hope everyone is ok.

    • NoiseShaper

      Other side of the pond here, but whatever is going on(?), I still hope you’re all safe!

      • Hurricane Harvey is hitting that area of the coast this weekend and it should be a *bad* one. Texas will be hit straight on.

        • NoiseShaper

          Ouch. I hope everybody will take serious precautions, and have an eye out for others, too. Better be safe than sorry!

          Good luck to everybody in its path!

      • Madock345

        There’s a live update thread going on over here if you’re curious: https://www.reddit.com/live/zhq2dckl56k9?st=J6SS0KIV&sh=f7a1a389

        It’s a really nasty looking storm :/

  • davefragments

    Is anyone else having a bad time with Patreon?

    • I’m definitely having a bad time with it. :/ It’s not letting me save my posts.

      What is your experience as a Patron?

      • davefragments

        I keep getting a page that says something is out of order (cloud watch or something like that) and wants to retry to bring me a live page.

        • Yeah, I’ve gotten that too. It’s a first for me.

          I’ve sent in a trouble ticket. If they don’t get it fixed soon, I’ll post here first, just so y’all won’t have to keep waiting.

          • davefragments

            Sounds like a plan to me.

        • Pietro7

          Same here.

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Seriously, I just get a normal Patreon page that’s last dated 8/22…?

        • NoiseShaper

          Clear the browser cache?

          • Chris Dangerfield

            Errrrrrm… YUP!

          • NoiseShaper

            Normally it shouldn’t be necessary to do that manually, but when things are already screwed up…!

      • Btw, on topic of saving, none of the Legendary pages are/has been showing in the Page Update tag on Patreon. Last one there is last Coda page. Only Posts show the new updates.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Why are you two confusing things when Kyle and Spooky should be tearing each others clothes off with their teeth and………….

    Oooops, did I get carried away? 😀

    • *lol* I only had Kyle already asking to be kissed 🙂

    • Any good fic recs Chris?

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Yes but you are a young and delicate Doki… I wouldn’t want to start you down the path to dark-fic. HA!!!!!

        • Pietro7

          But she is old and wise in the wily ways of Thin Mints. 🙂

        • Now Chris…I haven’t been delicate for 20ish years, I am unsure what age I left young at…

          Give me good reads!

    • Wayne Lunkwitz

      Yes, but nothing certain dirty old men in the room (namely me) Hasn’t been hoping for!

    • Adam Black

      Only because Kyle is currently being drawn as a 15 year old.
      ( thats a little Squicky until word of god confirms this Kyle lost all his baby teeth )

      • Chris Dangerfield

        Okay, I’m trying to ignore this also. Julie is a doll, but adult Kyle as Adam drew him is pretty different than the Kyle of this moment. However, that said, for a Kyle-Spooky love-fest, I’m willing to work with most things. 😀

        • Adam Black

          for me, those 2 conditions are inverted.

  • Hello campers.

    This is the morning of my 1st vacation day (next 2 weeks off, wohoo), but also the start of a day where I got plans all day. Nice way to start the day with camping and a page which will be followed up by brunch with my closest family, to celebrate my parents’ 40th anniversary, see them off to the airport when they leave for a travel this afternoon, and then movie evening with a friend to finish off the day 🙂

    • davefragments

      Good first day.
      And best wishes to your parents on 40 years.

    • Chris Dangerfield

      Yanno, the Wolf is lounging around is super comfy clothes and looking at the coffee pot with eager eyes and wondering what’s to eat…

      GO VACATION! Enjoy D-wolf!!!!!! xo

      • Except for the coffee part (sorry, I hate coffee) then you’re spot on LOL

        • Chris Dangerfield

          Okay really good tea!

          • That I will do.

          • NoiseShaper

            *raising my tea mug*

      • Madock345

        Clothes?

        • Chris Dangerfield

          True… “HOME IS WHERE THE PANTS AREN’T!”

          • Adam Black

            Isnt that over the door one of the sex clubs in LA?

          • Chris Dangerfield

            “shrugs?”

    • Cold clear up? Wrists behaving?

      • Cold pretty much over. Wrists are why I have two weeks vacation instead of one, as first planned. Doctor ordered relaxing time so will see how much this helps. I’ve been working while wearing wrist supports this past week, and lighter work, but still pretty sore today.

        • Hope the two weeks off helps them heal up. ^_^

          • Yeah, me too. Will continue to wear some kind of wrist support afterwads too, to hopefully prevent it from returning (too badly).

          • Madock345

            Do they mess with your typing? Hope they heal up fast!

          • Sort of. Typing is slower. I have to put tablet on table and/or down at times to rest hands. They get sore and fingers sleep if I hold it too long. The left wrist/hand is the worst because my old case of tendovaginitis is flaring, along with the new case of carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands, and I usually type with left hand while holding tablet with my right.

            It messes with my reading when I can’t hold tablet or book for long -_-

          • NoiseShaper

            Ouch! That sounds unpleasant. All the best!

          • Thank you.

          • davefragments

            A number of years ago at work, I had to change the entire computer desk to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome and accommodate the keyboard to my wrists.

          • NoiseShaper

            I switched to a short-travel keyboard and from a mouse to a trackpad to prevent it becoming a major issue.

            Training my awareness to not keep my hands under constant tension also helped.

  • Chris Dangerfield

    (thanks for the reality check…)

    • Adam Black

      Better than Chris Hansen and handcuffs.

  • I hope so and thank you.

  • Pietro7

    (Prods the universe with a distrustful finger) Yup, still there. Have to check again later.

    • NoiseShaper

      Disclaimer: Excessive prodding may destabilize causality and consistency. Warranty may be void!

      • Pietro7

        Ooops. (Whistles innocently while hastily pasting the loose bits back in place with glue.) Nothing to see here.

        • NoiseShaper

          [message flickers and then stops blinking]

  • Oki, I now seem to have a very slow loading but working Patreon. How’s it working for you guys?

    • davefragments

      slow for me

  • Chris Dangerfield

    Not slow but even with clearing cache and all that I’m still getting the previous posts on patreon from 8/22…. So AW’s new material is not showing, although Patreon as a page is showing….

    • 22nd is latest posts at the moment. No new page updates yet.

    • davefragments

      i see a post from Keith Knight (I give him a couple bucks a month) at 10:51pm tonight and the script page for Page Two of LEGENDARY is there. When I click “Page update” then I see the last page of “Engaging The Enemy”

  • Pietro7

    For a while the 8-22 stuff had even gone away, but it is back (Page 2 Legendary). If anything else was posted more recently, it does not show for me.

  • davefragments

    My outside temperature says 52F (it’s midnight here)

  • Pietro7

    Texas is already getting pasted by the hurricane and most of it hasn’t made landfall yet. Hope the people in Galveston got to the mainland in time and that their island doesn’t get too badly trashed.

    • davefragments

      The eye just made landfall at Rockport Tx in the last hour. It’s still in the eye. The storm is moving so slow that they expect 4 or 5 hours in the eye.
      Rockport reports major structural damage to some buildings.

    • NoiseShaper

      With sub-tornadoes, too!

      Nasty beast! ☹️

    • davefragments

      Patreon must not be updating their pages.
      SO their server must be having troubles

  • Living in Northern Europe, this whole summer has been impersonating an autumn. That heat that has hit most of Europe seems to hit an invisible fence in a line just south of Denmark. All summer there has only been maybe 5 days of temps above 25C/77F in Denmark, and that doesn’t even cover all of the country. Just that on 5 days somewhere in the country they snuck up at 25-26C.

    • NoiseShaper

      I’m a good way south of Denmark and we’ve had some pleasant days but few hot ones so far…

  • davefragments

    It’s August and my furnace just came on tonight.

    • NoiseShaper

      Yeah, as Augusts go this is not one of the more typical ones here either!

    • NoiseShaper

      The fog is beginning to fade already; in actual November that could take until the afternoon.

      • davefragments

        Near me is a raised highway that is 100 feet above a valley for 5 miles. Driving it in fog is a real “treat” (HA!) …

        • NoiseShaper

          Yes, indeed!

          Particularly when you have to weigh the risk of driving sanely and someone overspeeding into you against the risk of you being the insane one yourself…!

          Autobahn speeds and fog are a particularly bad mix.

          • davefragments

            I was in my car doing 90mph one afternoon and was passed by a motorcycle like I was standing still. He was bare chested with a doo rag on his head, sneakers and jeans.

          • NoiseShaper

            Let the organ donor through!

          • davefragments

            Yes.

            My current car doesn’t like anything over 70mph. That’s fast enough. Maybe even too fast. People around here think “Route 70” means do 70mph and “Route 79” means go faster. Unsafe.