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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!

Well, heck, yesterday was a wild ride, huh? And we've been cooking at a good pace since then! 

First off, if you haven't yet heard, we blasted past $100,000 yesterday evening around  8:00 P.M. PST which means that all backers at YOUNG HERO and above are going to be sent authentic, embroidered Spooky Caps!

(And a bunch of you have been raising your pledges since that happened, so I guess the caps are popular!)

Also, voting is now complete on the first stretch reward you unlocked yesterday: 

Your Kickstarter-Exclusive Bookmark

Votes are now in for this and with 1,218 ballots cast you chose to have main character KYLE smiling at you on this bookmark with 447 (36.7%) of the vote! (The Annihilator came in second with 345 votes and Spooky Jones was third with 204 votes.)

Your votes mean that in addition to a gorgeous softcover book of The Young Protectors Volume One and 26 full-color 2.5" x 3.5" trading cards, backers at the FULL CITIZEN level and above are now going to be sent a beautiful, full-color bookmark that will feature our hero, Kyle! WOO HOO!

(And everyone will be able to see the art once it's finished in a backer update. :) )


Voting continues for the second stretch goal you unlocked yesterday, your 26th Trading Card! 

I'd love to know who you'd want on your next card, so if you haven't cast your vote for that yet, you can find the link for that here. (Currently 1050 ballots have been cast and THE ANNIHILATOR FIRST-TIME CARD is holding on to its lead here.)

But wait there's more! Two more stretch goals unlocked!

Since my last update, you've blasted through two more stretch goals

  • your 27th Trading Card at $102,500!

Voting for your 27th Trading Card will have to wait until voting is finished for your 26th Trading Card. But voting on THE ANNIHILATOR WHAT-IF ROMANCE PRINT can begin right away!

What sexy scene is going to be featured on this 11" x 14" print option? 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!

This stretch goal will also have a NSFW option, so if you want the scene to be extra-spicy, you'll have that choice! (Of course, as before, if you choose not-yet-18-years-old characters Fluke or Flyboy AND NSFW, everyone will still keep their pants on, but the tone will be different—sexy instead of sweet—so your votes here will still make a difference.)

So! Who would you want The Annihilator to be with if Kyle wasn't an option? I have no idea! And I'm really eager to find out! :D

What are you getting right now?

A couple backers have pointed out to me that so many stretch goals have been unlocked, they aren't entirely clear what pledge levels are getting what! Well, there's a page that I've been updating every day that tells you just that:

See a list of what all the pledge levels are getting and everything that's been unlocked right here!

And, of course, if you decide you want to bump up your pledge level to get even more goodies, you can do that at any time on our Kickstarter's home page.

What's Next?

Well, we're now at $105,502 and your next stretch goal gets unlocked at $107,500—your 28TH TRADING CARD!

And after that?

  • 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!) 
  • at $115,000, the KYLE WHAT-IF ROMANCE PRINT with NSFW OPTION gets unlocked, where you'll get to decide which The Young Protectors character you'd want Kyle to be with if The Annihilator were out of the picture! Want to see Kyle kissing Spooky (and maybe doing a whole lot more)? Now you can!
  • And then at $120,000, the SHOWER SCENE/LOCKER ROOM PRINT FOR THE GUYS gets unlocked! Thanks to the SEXY HEIGHT CHART FOR THE GUYS, you're already going to get to find out what the adult heroes of The Young Protectors team look like from the front. But are they just as nice looking from behind? That's what the SHOWER SCENE/LOCKER ROOM PRINT FOR THE GUYS endeavors to find out! It will feature the male heroes of The Young Protectors team sudsing it up in a sexy locker room/communal shower scene which would become another 11" x 14" Print option. And just like the Sexy Height Chart, you'll get to vote for whether you want to see full-nudity for the adult characters!

A more complete list of all the upcoming stretch goals can be found on the main page. And they are also described in more detail in this update.

Will we hit any of those stretch goals? Fingers crossed! But for now it's time for me to send out your next BACKERS-ONLY VOTING LINK for you to decide who you want to see kissing The Annihilator (and maybe a whole lot more) in your next ROMANCE PRINT!

Thank You!

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and the amazing support you've been showing this project since the very beginning, but especially now that we're in the home stretch.  

Only 3 days left! And then it's done! Please keep spreading the word and encouraging other folks to spread the word! We've done better than anyone could have expected. I'm really excited to see where we are by the end of Monday!

Thank you for being SO AWESOMELY AWESOME!

More soon!



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