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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)

Good morning, y'all!

Voting for the 16th Trading Card finished up last night at 2:00 A.M. (while I was already in bed, zzzzz). It was close throughout but in the end there could only be one winner and that winner turned out to be the HUNTER & KILLER POWERS CARD with 379 votes out of 747 backers voting!

Your choice means that in addition to a physical book and beautiful POWERS trading cards of Kyle, The Annihilator, Spooky Jones, Flyboy, The Platinum Priestess, Commander, Fluke and Tsunami as well as ROMANCE trading cards for The Annihilator, Spooky Jones, Flyboy, Kyle, Commander, Tsunami and Fluke, those of you who are pledging at the FULL CITIZEN level or above will now also receive a nice, glossy 2.5" x 3.5" trading card with a powerful action pose of the two hardest, core-est vigilantes in my world, Hunter and Killer, which will include fascinating details about their abilities on the back of the card as well!

You're now going to be getting sixteen bonus cards with your books now! And a COMPLETE SET of POWERS CARDS! Completists unite! WOO HOO!

In addition to that, all backers will get access to a digital version of this card. And the beautiful, full-color art for this card will also be an 11" x 14" print option for those getting physical prints! YAY!


The first vote continues for the new ACTION TEAM-UP/BATTLE PRINT where you are currently deciding which two characters you want featured. And then once you've decided that, I'll send out another voting link where you'll get to choose whether you want those two characters teamed up or battling each other!

Could Tsunami's water defeat Kyle's fire? Who would win in a battle between Spooky Jones and The Platinum Priestess? Or how exactly would The Annihilator and Flyboy team up to save the day? Now you can find out!

So far 577 of your fellow backers have cast their vote and the link will be live for the rest of the day. If you haven't voted yet, look for the BACKERS-ONLY update in the UPDATES section and vote for your favorite characters!

What's next?

Well, we're currently at $66,641 which means that we're less than $1000 away from the  twenty-second stretch goal ($67,500)—the unlocking of the ORIGIN CARDS! 

These cards, available for any character who already has a ROMANCE CARD, offer 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. Also, unlocking these new cards will also mean all the characters will be back in play for the voting!

And after that?

  • At $70,000, we have the much-discussed-in-the-comments (and much-looked-forward-to) SEXY HEIGHT CHART FOR THE GUYS where the guys of The Young Protectors team will be lined up by height in their underwear and you'll get to decide whether the underwear stays on or comes off!
  • And then at $75,000, you unlock A TRUTH OR DARE BONUS COMIC PDF where, as backers, you'll be able to create and vote on questions and dares for the team to answer. And because it’s “for charity”, team member will be very open to your most daring of dares!

Will we reach any of these stretch goals? Fingers crossed! But right now I'm having lots of fun hearing about what pairings you chose for this new ACTION TEAM-UP/BATTLE PRINT in the comments!

Thank You

Thank you again so much for your amazing support and enthusiasm! Hard to believe that this project is halfway through already, you've all made it so much fun for me!

I hope you all are having a great weekend and thank you so much for being such awesome backers of my project!



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    1. Jamie Dutton on

      Yay, H&K got their card!

    2. Hours Left on

      Hey, H&K did it! Awesome.

      I would love to see all the Romance cards unlocked. I really want to upgrade my pledge to the Team Leader tier, but the three prints I want are The Annihilator, Hunter & Killer NSFW Romance prints. I guess we'll see if they make it. (I'm gonna almost certainly up my pledge anyway since this project is so awesome.)

    3. Jeffrey McLaurin on

      Completists unite! WOO HOO!

      YAY!!! We did it! :)

    4. Jules Jones on

      And thank you for making it so much fun to be a backer. The last two weeks have been a wild ride with the voting, never mind knowing that we'll get more goodies as the pledges mount.

    5. Alex Woolfson 2-time creator on

      @Maddy & feverfew: Hmm. That's an interesting idea. Let me run some numbers and get back to you on that. :)

    6. feverfew on

      Ha, Maddy, you beat me to it! :D

    7. feverfew on

      Woo Hoo, I can't believe they finally made it! Go, Hunter and Killer!
      And, erm, now that all powers cards are unlocked already, ... are you going to change the 85k stretchgoal into 'any remaining romance cards now unlocked'? Not to appear greedy or anything... (I just totally am! ;))

    8. Maddy M on

      Any possibility the "All remaining powers cards unlocked" stretch goal can be replaced with "All remaining romance cards unlocked" now? =)