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Get the book, trading cards & more for The Young Protectors—a smart superhero tale featuring a hero who just happens to like other guys
Get the book, trading cards & more for The Young Protectors—a smart superhero tale featuring a hero who just happens to like other guys
2,462 backers pledged $133,640 to help bring this project to life.


Posted by Alex Woolfson (Creator)

Howdy everyone!

So, I've been dying to find out what you would choose for the Supporting Character Romance Print and the results are now in!

And the winner is...

And the pairing you chose to see kissing (and now a whole lot more) in a beautiful 11" x 14" Print is SPOOKY + TSUNAMI with 159 votes out of 424 ballots cast!

(And again, you voted for this print to be Not Safe For Work [meaning "significantly more revealing than what I'd show in the regular comic"] with an overwhelming vote of 87.93% vs. just 12.07% from those who just wanted everyone to keep their clothes on.)

So, Spooky with Tsunami, eh? I wonder who'll be on top?

Looks like we're going to find out...

Anyway! That means that in addition to the fourteen trading cards you all are already receiving (with corresponding 11" x 14" Print options) and an ACTION PRINT with Kyle and two ROMANCE PRINTS (one NSFW!) with Kyle and The Annihilator that y'all have already voted on, backers at the EXPERIENCED VIGILANTE level or higher will now be able to get an 11" x 14" sweet, sexy and Not Safe for Work romance image featuring everyone's favorite magic boy Spooky paired with Tsunami as one of their print options! And all backers will receive the art as high-res digital wallpaper the moment we finish it! YAY!

(Oh, and just a reminder: if you are a backer, yes, you can choose to increase your pledge at any time until the project ends. So if you decide you'd like one of these physical prints, so long as the project is still running, it's very easy to make that happen.)

In terms of how the other votes shook out, Spooky certainly seemed to be a top choice there! Here's how they broke down: Spooky + Commander (108 votes), Spooky + Flyboy (56 votes), Commander + The Platinum Priestess (47 votes), Spooky + Hunter AND Killer (45 votes), Spooky + Fluke (38 votes), Tsunami + Hunter AND Killer (24 votes), Tsunami + Flyboy (23 votes), Fluke + Flyboy (19 votes), Spooky + The Platinum Priestess (15 votes), Hunter + Killer (15 votes), Fluke + Tsunami (13 votes), Flyboy + Hunter AND Killer (!!!) (10 votes) and The Platinum Priestess + Hunter AND Killer (10 votes). All other pairings got less than 10 votes.

So, it seems you like the Spookster! That actually pleases me on a number of levels, but in particular because in my world he's the member of the The Young Protectors team who has the reputation for getting the most action between the sheets. Glad to see there's some real world support for that. ;)

But wait, there's more!

You all are currently still voting on the 14th Trading Card and, just an hour ago, we eased on over the $60,000 mark (WOOT!) which unlocked our next stretch reward—the 15th Trading card!

As soon as your voting finishes up for the 14th Trading Card (midnight tonight PST!), I'll be sending out a BACKERS-ONLY update which will include the 24-hour Voting Link where you'll get to decide who you want on the next card reward that will be added to your ever-growing STACK of bonus rewards. :)

What's Next?

Well, we're currently at $60,456 and the next stretch reward (the 16th Trading Card) gets unlocked at just $62,500. Then things get really interesting because 

  • At $65,000, we have the ACTION TEAM-UP/BATTLE PRINT where you'll get to pick two characters for an action scene and then decide in a second vote whether they are teaming up or battling each other—your choice! 
  • At $67,500, you unlock a whole new kind of card—the ORIGIN CARD which offers a narration about how a character discovered their powers and chose to be a superhero (or villain!). The card art would feature one of the first uses of that character's power. And it will also mean all the characters will be back in play!
  • And then at $70,000, we have the much-discussed-in-the-comments (and much-looked-forward-to) SEXY HEIGHT CHART FOR THE GUYS where they are lined up by height in their underwear and you'll get to decide whether the underwear stays on or comes off!

Will we hit those stretch goals? Fingers crossed! But for now, it's time for me to prepare another Trading Card voting link for you to send out later tonight!

Thank You

Running a Kickstarter is of course a lot of work, but with your kind words and enthusiasm you continue to make it so much fun for me. I love to hear who you're rooting for in the comments when it comes to the votes and also that you're having fun with the voting. Oh! And today we got a very nice mention over at—so be sure to check that out! :D

Thank you again for being so tremendously AWESOME! More soon! 



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    1. Carlo Hiller on

      I was under the impression that the two votes were seperate, meaning: you vote for your favourite pairing and then you vote if the winning pairing should be NSFW, even if it's not the one you picked. Thats how I did it at least...

    2. Hours Left on

      Whoops, second Flyboy should say Fluke.

    3. Hours Left on

      Interesting combo.

      A bit weird that some people voted for Flyboy and/or Flyboy and NSFW at the same time. Defeats the whole purpose.

    4. Carolyn Hartman on

      I guess a little nudity is all it takes to catch some people's attention. Though they seem a little confused on the form it's going to take. Still any publicity is good publicity, right?

    5. Wendy Whipple on

      And an awesome shout-out from... well, Out. :D

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      Chibi on

      WOOHOO ^_^ so happy about who won!