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. And we had a bunch of new folks sign up over the last few days! So, please join me in sending out a very special thank you and welcome to the new members of the Woolfpack this week!
Script2Screen, shay, syllibub, and Kevin O.
Thank you so much for your amazing support, Script2Screen, shay, syllibub, and Kevin!
Thank you all so much for your amazing support! You and the other members of the Woolfpack are all the real superheroes of this comic!
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As many of you know, I’m hoping to increase our readership by starting a big advertising push soon. So, I’ve been working behind the scenes to try to make this site more friendly to new readers.
I’m working to clean up our FAQ, creating a special landing page for new readers, and a bunch of other things.
And, after checking in with some long-time readers, I’ve decided to unpublish the blacked-out, censored versions of Legendary: Chapters One and Two.
Why did you decide to unpublish the blacked-out, censored version of Legendary on this site?
I removed those pages because I was getting emails and confusion from new readers. Unlike an experienced readers, I’ve found most new readers don’t bother to read my notes under the pages. So, I was getting questions and complaints about why the art style had changed so drastically from what they were seeing in “Engaging the Enemy.” And why the pages were suddenly full of blacked-out sections.
And then, of course, the bulk of my work is not explicit at all, so having a bunch of pages that felt like porn—blacked-out porn, no less—right after new readers finished the first arc of The Young Protectors was creating the wrong impression. It was a bad look. People who might love what followed wouldn’t actually continue with the story.
There are currently over 700 pages of comics on this site. And it’s important that new readers have a good, clear experience so they (hopefully!) become long-time readers. So, I started working on ways to make the flow of this site more friendly to new readers.
That’s still a work-in-progress, but so far, I’ve cleaned up some menus, turned the SFW “Legendary: Chapter 3” into its own standalone comic called “Spooky Jones: Past Sins.” And I’ve unpublished the censored first two chapters of Legendary, and replaced them with a summary.
But what if I want to see those censored pages and their comments?
EDIT 9/21/20: Originally, I had figured that since long-time readers had already read those pages well over a year ago, that they wouldn’t be missed. But I received a few concerns from readers about this, and since it was clear there was interest, I decided to make those blacked-out pages available again for long-time readers on a separate site. I then kept that site online for over a year, where it received almost no traffic. It was becoming a hassle to maintain and a security risk as well, so in September of 2020, I decided to take it down. After making those blacked-out pages available for 2+ years, it was time. There are really great summaries of the content of those chapters still available. And folks who really want to read the actual pages at this point can join me on Patreon and see them as they were originally intended to be read — with nothing blacked out.
What about “Legendary: Chapter 3”?
It’s still here on the main site. I’ve just renamed it “Spooky Jones: Past Sins” so it can be it’s own “standalone comic.” It doesn’t actually have any 18+ content in it, and this way folks who aren’t into the sexy stuff won’t be scared off from enjoying a Young Protectors story. (And one I’m very proud of.)
I’ve also included a Summary of the Legendary story right before it, so readers who don’t want to read a sexy comic can get caught up on the plot stuff.
I’m still working on that landing page. (Edit 9/21/20: It’s done!) I’ve published over 700 pages of comics on this site, so it would be good to give new readers a one-page overview and guide.
And I’d like to include some full-page directions at the end of each comic about what they should read next. I often get questions about that. And some readers get to the end of “Engaging the Enemy” and don’t know that there is more to The Young Protectors story.
Um, have you lost your mind?
The truth is, since Project Wonderful went down (almost two years ago), I haven’t been advertising our work, and so we haven’t really been bringing in new readers. And we need to if this comic is going to continue.
While I’ve been working on ways to promote this site to new readers, I’ve been faced with the daunting task of how to make over 700 pages of work here accessible, easy to follow and not overwhelming. What I’m doing now is my best stab at it. I’ve gotten some feedback from the members of the Woolfpack on Patreon about what I should do, but maybe there’s a better way. Or things I can do in addition to make sure that folks who would love our comics actually read enough pages to be able to love them.
As always, let me know your thoughts
Please share your thoughts in the comments. Nothing is written in stone. And if you’ve read this far into one of my notes, you’re clearly one of my most dedicated readers.
If you think keeping a bunch of blacked-out, sexy pages on this site is the best look for new readers, you can tell me. If you think I should add or change something to the Summary I made, you can let me know that too. Or anything else you think might help.
Let me know how you think I should let readers like you know that these comics are for them. As always, I’m listening. And I trust y’all. 🙂
Enough with past comics! Let’s focus on what’s happening here!
So! Seeing Mitch hurt has pushed Cory beyond the breaking point. And now he’s unleashing his full power. And the last time he did that, it nearly ripped apart a city.
Will this be a good thing? Or a bad thing? And will anyone live through it?
Tune in this Wednesday to find out! Hope to see you there! 😀