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The Young Protectors: Fallen Chapter One—Page 1

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Welcome to the first page of Fallen

…a side arc of The Young Protectors, featuring Flyboy’s telekinetic friend, Cory Alvarado!

You can talk about this page at The Young Protectors Community here.

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This arc follows Cory as he tries to survive in a bizarre and dangerous new world. Cory has no superhero training, and when he’s used his powers in the past, the result have been disastrous. What could possibly go wrong?

(How did he wind up in this place? Read the exciting first chapter of DoubleCross to find out!)

There will of course be lots of action and suspense, as is my way, but there will also be more of a focus on romance. In general, this is meant to be a much lighter, more purely fun arc than the main story. So, if this turns out to be a story y’all are interested in me telling, expect more humor and, eventually, a good amount of kissing.

Linework is by The Young Protectors guest artist, Gabriel Mayorga (who did a bunch of our more popular wallpapers .) And the colors will be by our amazing The Young Protectors production colorist, Veronica Gandini!

Right now I’m just posting up the first 10 pages

As you know, I’m not breaking even right now with the amount of money coming in with this comic, so I currently can’t afford to post two comics at once. But this is a story that I’ve wanted to tell for a while, and when Adam let me know that he wanted a few weeks off, I figured it would be a good chance to give you a little teaser, so you can let me know what you think. These 10 pages are the complete first scene of Chapter One.

Does this story seem interesting to you? What do you think of Gabriels art? Let me know in the comments!

I’m not sure how I’d post up the full, multi-chapter arc, if it turns out you do like it. (Alternating chapters with Double-Cross? Making it Patreon-only? Post it after Double-Cross?) But I have the whole thing plotted out, so if there is serious interest for it, I will find a way.

Just let me know. 🙂

Tell me in person!

Or, at least in real-time! You see, I’m hosting my second-ever Q&A Livestream for Patrons on Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM PDT. You’ll be able to ask me questions and let me know your thoughts directly. (And you can even create questions in advance that you and your fellow readers will vote on for me to answer first!)

The first one in February was a ton of fun. And you already know how awesome our community is. You won’t want to miss it!


It’s my great pleasure to send out another, very special Woolfpack anniversary “thank you!” to the superheroes of this comic who have been supporting our work month after month!

I’d like to send out a big thank you to members of the Woolfpack who have been supporting our work for 24 months of this week (Oct 13-19):

Megan, Melly, Maggie B., Bruce D., Gary G., Chris L., Ted L., Glenn M., Luke M., Megan N., J S., Cassandra V., and Adam W.

(Two years of support! Thank you so much, Megan, Melly, Maggie, Bruce, Gary, Chris, Ted, Glenn, Luke, Megan, J, Cassandra, and Adam!)

And a heroic thank you as well as for a Woolfpack member who has been supporting our work for 36 months of this week (Oct 13-19):

Katherine K.

(Three years of support! Thank you so much, Katherine!)

And let me also send out my biggest howl to a member of the Woolfpack who has been supporting this comic and our work from the very beginning!

This is the awesome reader who has been supporting me and this comic for 48 months (4 years!) as of this week (Oct 13-19):

Robert S.

Thank you so much, Robert! You are so awesome!

Thank you all so much for your amazing, ongoing support! It’s the consistent support that is what really allows me to continue making this comic. You all truly are superheroes!

(Would you like to make sure this comic continues? Ready to dive even deeper into The Young Protectors world? Learn more about all the benefits of joining me and your fellow readers as part of The Young Protectors tribe on Patreon and then join the fun!)


So! Cory has fallen into a whole new world. Did that fall hurt him? What will he find here? And who’s that guy with the spear (and the wings!)

Tune in this Wednesday to find out! Hope to see you there! 😀


And this is the Most Current Page code link for this arc for $5+ Patrons (brings you to the Preview Page):

For everyone else, this is the link you should use:;s:1:%222%22;s:6:%22offset%22;s:1:%221%22;%7D

Just in case you need it. You can read about how to use it in the FAQ. 🙂

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  1. Looks like a good story to me, Alex! I’d like to see more, and I also like the line art.

    In your post, when you say colors by Veronica, do you mean in the final release, or will those be colored during the course of the 10 page preview?

    PS - With the exotic look of the coral-like flora, on my first take I thought for a moment Cory was underwater, and that guy with the spear was in a snorkel! I’m sure the colors would have focused me on the right things, haha. :fish:

  2. As we saw the dinosaur and desert before from the other side of the portal I didn’t think of an underwater environment at all but reading this and going back at the page I totally see where you’re coming from :joy:

  3. Ouch… but at least at the moment I might prefer a winged, horned, masked man with a spear over a T-Rex :sweat_smile:
    Let’s hope the guy is friendly? :innocent:

  4. Uh, WTH? A winged individual with a cane spear? Looking forward to what this is about!

  5. oh my GOD i am overflowing with excitement from the first page!!!

  6. Yay! Glad to hear it! :slight_smile:

    While these Sneak Preview pages are just the black and white linework, we’ll have the colored page from Vero on Tuesday night, at our usual time, just like always. So, these pages will be colored during the course of this 10 page “teaser” just like the main comic has been. :slight_smile:

    I can see where you are getting underwater from this linework preview, but we are actually on land. :slight_smile:

    We shall soon see!

    Yay! Glad to hear it, William!

    That’s awesome! This scene was actually a lot of fun for me to write. And I’m pretty excited for this whole arc, if it turns out to be something y’all want to see.

  7. That’s a very good question, Klaus. :smiley:

  8. “A Whole new World!!!”

    Who gets to be Aladdin?

  9. And so it begins…
    i don’t even need to see all ten pages to know I want the whole thing somehow!! I

  10. Cory, of course!

    Yay! This is a fun one. And if you guys like it, it will get even more fun after these 10 pages!

    (I’ve actually written through the end of the chapter, and outlined the whole arc, so lots of good stuff ahead!)

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