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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!

Boy, it just gets more and more fun! :D I have voting results and you've blasted through two new stretch goals since my last update! Big news, so let's get to it, starting with the VOTING RESULTS!

Your 26th Trading Card

The voting results for your 26th Trading Card are IN! And with 1077 ballots cast, you overwhelmingly chose THE ANNIHILATOR FIRST-TIME CARD with 389 votes. (Next closest was our hero, Kyle, with 193.)

Your choice means that in addition to a physical book and beautiful POWERS trading cards for ALL 9 character choices, ROMANCE trading cards for ALL 9 character choices as well as ORIGIN cards for The Annihilator, Kyle, Spooky Jones, Flyboy, Commander, Fluke and Tsunami, 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 sweet image of your favorite supervillain's very first kiss as well as a fascinating details about The Annihilator's "firsts" with romance and sex!

You're going to be getting twenty-six bonus cards with your books now! In addition to that, all backers will get access to a digital version of this card! YAY!

Wait! Are you only getting twenty-six? I bet I'll have something to say about that when I talk about the new unlocked stretch goals!  But first, I must mention the still on-going vote!


Voting continues for The Annihilator What-If Romance Print with NSFW option!

I'd love to know who you'd want to see The Annihilator kissing (and maybe a whole lot more) if Kyle wasn't an option, so if you haven't cast your vote for that yet, you can find the link for that here. Currently 1041 ballots have been cast and it seems handsome Spooky Jones is in the lead right now! (With Hunter AND Killer as a team owning second place!)

Who will ultimately win? Only you can decide that!

But wait, there's more! Yet another two stretch goals unlocked!

Since we last met our intrepid adventurers, two more stretch goals have been unlocked—your 28th Trading Card (at $107,500) and your "29th" Trading Card (at $110,000).

Why did I put quotes around the "29th"? Because this stretch goal ALSO unlocked all remaining ORIGIN CARDS and there were two of those—for The Platinum Priestess as well as Hunter AND Killer. So that means two more cards got unlocked, so this is really going to be your 31ST Trading Card!

In fact, because we were already waiting for the 26th Trading Card vote to finish before you voted on the 27th Trading Card (which you unlocked at $102,500), I'm actually going to send you a voting link asking for three Trading Card choices! And because all ORIGIN CARDS are now unlocked, you'll be able to choose a FIRST-TIME CARD for any of the remaining character choices! You're now getting complete sets of POWERS, ROMANCE and ORIGIN cards! PARTY!

So, in a few minutes after I send out this update, I'll be sending you a BACKERS-ONLY update with your voting link for those cards!

Oh, and speaking  of PARTY...

We're Now In The Top 20 Most Funded Comics Kickstarters Of All Time!

Which is pretty gosh darn cool for a little superhero comic featuring as its main character a hero who just happens to like other guys. :)


What are you getting right now?

The stretch goals are getting unlocked at a furious pace now! And 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 $110,484 and your next stretch goal gets unlocked at $112,500—your 32ND TRADING CARD!

And after that?

  • 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!
  • 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!
  • And then at $125,000, the ILLUSTRATED PROSE SHORT STORY PDF STARRING SPOOKY JONES gets unlocked! This short prose story would allow me to get inside my characters' heads in a way that only prose can and would share some deeper insights into who Spooky is as a young man and as a demon-fighting hero. I'd have Adam and Vero come up with 3 or 4 full-color illustrations to go with it to show off the really big moments. And I'd then send it out as a PDF for all backers to enjoy!

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 on your next three Trading Cards!

Thank You!

It's been so much fun reading your cheering in the comments section. And look what you've done! Three complete sets of Trading Cards are now unlocked! Two bonus comics! Spooky Caps for all backers at Young Hero and above! Over 2000 backers! And we're now in the Top 20 Most Funded Comics Kickstarters Of All Time!

There's less than 54 hours to go in this project and you're blasting through these stretch goals like a rocket!  Once this project is over, there won't be any more chances to back and get all these goodies you're unlocking, so please keep spreading the word and making sure your friends know about us!

You are TOTAL SUPERHEROES! And I'm so glad we're on this fantastic journey together! 

More soon!



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    1. Jamie Dutton on

      Woo Hoo!! Way to go, Alex! I was wondering when you'd catch your 5th wind and catch us up on this crazy thing.