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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!

All right-y! Lots of news in the update, including two new BACKERS-ONLY voting links I'm going to send out to you today. But before I get to that, it's time to give you the results for the first vote on the ACTION TEAM-UP/BATTLE PRINT where you decided which two characters you wanted to see featured!

And for this pulse-pounding action scene you chose main characters and popular vote juggernauts, KYLE AND THE ANNIHILATOR with 132 votes out of 684 ballots cast.

Y'all just can't get enough of these two! So, whaddya say, guys? If the backers want you to fight each other, are you up for that?

Seems like you would be up for that...

Your votes mean that in addition to the sixteen trading cards you all are already receiving (with corresponding 11" x 14" Print options) and an ACTION PRINT with Kyle and three ROMANCE PRINTS (two NSFW!) 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" pulse-pounding action image featuring the main characters of The Young Protectors, Kyle and The Annihilator! 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.)

How did the other votes shake out? Kyle + Spooky came in 2nd place (with 85 votes), then Spooky + The Platinum Priestess took a close third place (78 votes), then Commander + The Platinum Priestess (53 votes), Kyle + Tsunami (50 votes), The Annihilator + The Platinum Priestess (31 votes), The Annihilator + Commander (30 votes), Spooky + Commander (30 votes), Spooky + The Annihilator (25 votes), Kyle + Flyboy (23 votes), Spooky + Flyboy (17 votes), The Annihilator + Tsunami (15 votes), Spooky + Tsunami (14 votes), and finally Kyle + Fluke (10 votes) and Spooky + Fluke (10 votes). All other pairings received less than 10 votes. 

So! We now know who's going to be featured in this new BONUS PRINT, but there's still one thing left for you to decide: are Kyle and The Annihilator teaming up or are they battling each other?

What's Next

In my next BACKERS-ONLY update, I'll be sending out a voting link where you'll be able to decide just that! Should have that set up in just a few minutes...

But wait! There's more!

This morning y'all managed to unlock another stretch goal ($67,500)—ORIGIN TRADING 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 means all the characters will be back in play for the Trading Card voting!

This stretch goal also unlocked your 17th Trading Card! So, in a second BACKERS-ONLY update, I'll be sending you a voting link for you to choose who you'd like featured on that card. Whose origin story are you most curious to learn about? I'm super curious to find that out! :D

And what's next next?

Well, we're currently at $69,117, less than $1000 away from a really exciting stretch goal—the SEXY HEIGHT CHART FOR THE GUYS!

This will be another 11" x 14" Print Option where the guys of The Young Protectors team will be lined up by height in front of a height chart in their underwear and you'll get to vote whether the underwear stays on or comes off! (And of course, all backers will be able to view this fun scene as a digital image once it's made!) Curious how the guys of The Young Protectors superhero team really measure up? Now you can find out!

And how about after that?

  • 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!
  • at $80,000, you unlock the NEVER BEFORE SEEN ROMANCE PRINT with NSFW OPTION where variety is the spice of life! You'll get to pick which two characters you want to see together who have yet to be featured in a ROMANCE PRINT. This one's going to be fun!
  • I've listened to your suggestions in the comments, so I've changed the $85,000 stretch goal so that, if we reach it, it AUTOMATICALLY UNLOCKS ALL ROMANCE CARDS that have yet to be unlocked through votes!
  • and then if things get really crazy and we hit $100,000, all backers at the YOUNG HERO pledge level and above will be sent an authentic, embroidered SPOOKY CAP!

Will we hit these stretch goals? Fingers crossed! But for now, I've got some voting links to send out to y'all!

Thank you!

All these wonderful things that have happened, all the awesome things I'm going to be able to make, all the fun we're having with this project, it's all because of you. Thank you so, so much for being such amazing backers of this project.

You are my SUPERHEROES! :)

More soon!



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    1. Missing avatar

      Fay Onyx on

      Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for changing the 85K goal to unlocking the romance cards. You just made my day!

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      Chibi on

      Jeffrey: well obviously the mainstream people are boring

    3. Jeffrey McLaurin on

      Such is the mainstream... :)

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      Chibi on

      jeffrey: yeah I'm kinda disappointed about that also .... wish we could get something different than those two @_@" .. kinda like how I'll be majorly disappointed if we get to the first time cards and they choose like kyle ... because we know when his first kiss is and currently in the comic his first time seems to be coming ... no fun at all >> wanted the phantom priestess and Spooky

      lol you're welcome

    5. Jeffrey McLaurin on

      Thanks for pointing that put Chibi! I didn't notice that!!!

    6. Jeffrey McLaurin on

      Really? Don't people read the comic? We got like 1,000 images of them fighting H&K. And i'm sure both will battle each other or others soon.

      Oh well. I'm happy to be a part of this! Just wish people were a little more open to things the comic wont cover, what's the fun in this pairing?

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      Chibi on

      thanks so much for changing it to romance cards ^^ being unlocked for 85k!