I think I remember someone saying something about making choices and doing stuff based on fear…
Please note: These are work-in-progress colors. Vero should get me the final colors soon.
NEW PATRON THANK YOUS
The only reason I’m able to keep making The Young Protectors is because of the very generous support of readers like you on Patreon. Especially now. And we had 6 new folks sign up over this week! So, please join me in sending out a very special thank you and welcome to the new members of the Woolfpack this week!
Alexander, Jace L., Jacob M., Kevin T., Ian W. and Steve W.
Thank you so much for your amazing support, Alexander, Jace L., Jacob M., Kevin T., Ian W. and Steve W.! You and the other members of the Woolfpack are all the real superheroes of this comic!
I’m really enjoying this story-line. I can tell, because I’m actually getting fairly annoyed with Spooky. Basically this is Spooky to Mitch: “Mitch, you like me as much as I like you; you just wont admit it. Mitch, I know your motivations and have your entire relationship history all figured out. Mitch, your philosophy about the sacrifices superheroes should make is wrong, and mine is right. Mitch, you should date me, because I’m lonely.” Spooky is a really smart teen, and he has a good heart, but I’m really struggling with his approach here!
Well, since you asked…
I think Mitch is handling it like a superstar, or perhaps more aptly like a superhero. There is something about Flyboy that really resonates with my concept of the archetypal hero. There is a nobility of character about him that seems to belie his youth. He’s willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good. He’s patient, reserved, kind and strong, and there’s just a hint of tragedy that adds balance to his power. I may be reading too much into him (because you have created a character that I absolutely adore), but that’s the great thing about art - different people can interpret it differently. Anyway, thanks so much for all these great stories and characters!
Yep, lots of feelings on these pages, Julia! But I’m glad you’re loving the writing. We’re almost at the end of this scene, so hang in there.
Well, thank you so much, Lee. I’m really glad you like Mitch so much. (And since he’s the POV character for Double Cross, we’re supposed to like him, so it’s also a good sign for this story arc!) While he’s not perfect, he has a number of very positive qualities that you do a great job of covering. My goal is to show gay people as real heroes, so it makes me really happy that what you see resonates with that archetype.
And you’re very welcome for the stories and characters. Thank you so much for your continued readership and support!