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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 things have been really cooking for the last 24 hours. A vote finished, a vote still ongoing and now another beautiful physical reward will be sent to all backers getting a physical book!

But first, the voting results!

Open-Call SFW Romance Print Voting Results

This time 996 of you cast your ballots to determine who would be on your next BONUS ROMANCE PRINT and yet again, the unstoppable pairing of main characters KYLE + THE ANNIHILATOR ran away with it with 209 votes!

Your votes mean that in addition to the twenty-five trading cards you all are already receiving (with corresponding 11" x 14" Print options for the sixteen POWERS and ROMANCE cards), two ACTION PRINTS, four ROMANCE PRINTS (two NSFW!), five default prints, not to mention the SEXY HEIGHT CHART, backers at the EXPERIENCED VIGILANTE level or higher will now be able to get an 11" x 14" sweet romance image featuring our hero and the World's Most Dangerous Super-Villain cuddling! 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.

[And just for the record, backers at the TRUE SUPER-HERO level and above will currently be sent thirty-one full-color 11" x 14" prints as one of their rewards! Holy Toledo!!])

How did the other votes shake out? Kyle + Spooky was the second most popular pairing (with 148 votes), Flyboy + Spooky grabbed a surprising (to me, anyway!) third place (95 votes), then Kyle + Flyboy (85 votes), Commander + Spooky (68 votes), Flyboy + Tsunami (61 votes), Fluke + Flyboy (52 votes), Spooky + Tsunami (50 votes), Commander + The Platinum Priestess (41 votes), Fluke + Spooky (29 votes), Kyle + Fluke (26 votes), Kyle + Tsunami (22 votes), Hunter + Killer (19 votes) and Fluke + Tsunami (12 votes). All other pairings received less than 10 votes.


Voting continues for your 25th Trading Card (at least for fifteen minutes or so)! So far, 1060 of you have cast your ballots, but if you haven't had a chance yet, please go click the voting link and let me know which The Young Protectors character you'd like to see featured on the next Trading Card you'll receive with your book as a reward!

Your Kickstarter-Exclusive Bookmark!

Things have been cooking so well, that we blasted past $95,000 in funding which unlocked the thirty-third stretch goal: a special, FULL-COLOR BOOKMARK sent to all backers receiving a physical book and featuring the character you vote on! 

And this bookmark is a KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE; it won't be available anyplace else! Just one way for me to say "Thank you!" for being such awesome backers! Because you are totally awesome. :)

In a few minutes, I'll send out a BACKERS-ONLY update with your voting link for that! :D

What's Next?

Well, we're now at $96,232 and your next stretch goal gets unlocked at $97,500. And I've been looking forward to this one! 

At $97,500 the FIRST-TIME CARD versions of the Trading Cards for any character who already has an ORIGIN CARD become available. These cards would reveal intimate details about a character's romantic experience, namely their first-time experiences with romance and sex (first kiss, first time in love, first...). The card art would also feature a sweet, beautiful image of that character's very first kiss. Fun!

And what's next next?

  • if we hit $100,000, all backers at the YOUNG HERO pledge level and above will be sent an authentic, embroidered SPOOKY CAP! (We're less than $4000 away from this! Woot!)
  • at $105,000, THE ANNIHILATOR WHAT-IF ROMANCE PRINT with NSFW OPTION gets unlocked! For this print you'll get to decide which The Young Protectors character you'd want our favorite supervillain to be with if Kyle were not an option! Curious to see The Annihilator and Tsunami kissing and maybe a whole lot more? If this stretch goal gets unlocked, you might just get your chance! 
  • and then at $110,000, not only will that place us in the Top 20 Most Funded Comics Kickstarters of all time (!), not only would that unlock your 29th Trading card, but this stretch goal also UNLOCKS ALL REMAINING ORIGIN CARDS! "Play your cards right" in the votes and you could get three bonus trading cards with this (and also lock in full sets of POWERS, ROMANCE and ORIGIN cards as your reward!)

Will we hit any of those stretch goals? Fingers crossed! But for now it's time for me to send you your next BACKERS ONLY voting link!

Thank You!

Thank you so much for your incredible support and enthusiasm for this project! In the last 24 hours, a whole bunch of you have raised your pledges to make sure we hit the stretch goals. And you're all doing a great job getting the word out! (Please keep that up!)

Only four days left! And it just keeps getting more and more fun for me. And I'm going to get to create a ton of cool stuff, things I've always wanted to make, but thought I'd never get the chance. And it's all because of you!


More soon! :D



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    1. Gabe Lachowsky on

      I don't really see the point in continuing to vote for the canon pairing.

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      Chibi on

      lol the problem is I don't want to Tsunami and flyboy together lol >> and unless there is a threesome that won't be happening anytime soon x.x' lol

    3. Alex Woolfson 2-time creator on

      I'm as surprised as you all are by their overwhelming popularity, but I suppose it's hard to beat the juggernauts! :) While obviously I want to make sure that the most popular pairing is well-represented in what I'm going to send you (that's why there's voting!), it's one reason I'm offering so many options with the prints where they *can't* be chosen together. Variety is the spice of life!

      Remember, that in addition to the SEXY HEIGHT CHART FOR THE GUYS, there will be a romance print for Spooky + Tsunami and another romance print for Flyboy + Fluke. And if we hit the next two romance print stretch goals, there will again be different pairings. So there will be some variety anyway. :)

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      Chibi on

      they probably wouldn't have won...if there wasn't so many combinations _-_

      twin: yeah disappointed as well

    5. twincast ~ Mangy WoOS-DOoD Mage

      Eh, I can't help but feel a bit disappointed. I mean, I ♥ them, but seriously? Didn't they pay attention to the prior results? :/

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      Chibi on

      omg are you serious... come on people you guys are soo UGH! we really have enough kyle and anni already. How many more prints do we need of them before you guys are tired of voting for them. Ugh this is frustrating.

    7. Jeffrey McLaurin on

      lol. People are so boring. How many prints if the same two guys can you really want!?!