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Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

We have decided to move to an every other week schedule from now until the end of the year. We’ve been struggling to get back to once a week on time comics with everything that’s been going on, between one or both of us on overtime, the season for our nonprofit ramping up, and general brain fatigue.  Because, you know, 2020.

There will be a comic this coming Wednesday (9/30) and then every other week after that, with filler during November as per usual.

How the kids grow up

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19 responses to “Making It II”

  • Gamebook on May 13, 2020 at 4:05 PM

    It’s Break! She’s growing up, and has partially reversed the colours on her costume I see.

  • The Passing Critic on May 13, 2020 at 4:15 PM

    Yknow theres always been a bit of an abusive vibe between these two (Im assuming thats the kid hero whos thing is breaking things whos harassing him).

  • Lance Taylor on May 14, 2020 at 5:48 PM

    Time for a rereading of this part of the plotline. Could anyone tell me please where i need to go to start from the beginning of these two characters storylines?

  • Eddurd on May 14, 2020 at 11:53 PM

    Timmy first showed up in Chapter 28 “Toy Story”. (The robot he built was in Chapter 24 “Teamwork”.) Break stopped the robot and Timmy got arrested in Chapter 43 “Giant Robot”.

    Check the Archives link at the top of the page.

  • Daniel M Ball on May 15, 2020 at 9:52 AM

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  • Daniel M Ball on May 15, 2020 at 5:33 PM

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  • Nealithi on May 16, 2020 at 6:39 AM

    Does it break it though?
    Val is an upstanding heroine with the best of intentions. Despite being cornered into just a ‘sidekick’ in status. The rest of the system is shown to have cracks you could drive a truck through.
    Mack was a heroine because family and being pretty. Long before she broke through and showed she had talent. Her brother was going to lose hero status for having been scarred. And Isauro has been cornered into villainy because the system won’t let him be a good guy.
    Heck note the ice guy who had no compunction to killing suspects. It took three transfers and then an internal investigation led by Val to stop him.

    If anything I think your initial concerns might be too tame.

  • Daniel M Ball on May 16, 2020 at 10:13 AM

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  • Tower015 on May 16, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Hey Daniel M Ball,

    With respect, do you have a TLDR point you’re making with this?

    Your post sounds like it’s trying to communicate something, either a prediction on where the plot is going to go, or just freeform prose – either way I found it hard to follow, and if simplicity is genius, I’d love a simpler explanation of what you’re saying.

  • Daniel M Ball on May 16, 2020 at 12:21 PM

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  • Ugwump on May 16, 2020 at 1:37 PM

    I was just reading Chapter 43: Giant Robot. Where did Break get her costume/rocket boots from? She’s way too young to be a Blue Card. Speaking of which, shouldn’t Val have a problem with her being a vigilante?

    Perhaps Make and Break have been playing at Blue Card / Red Card but things are now way too real for Timmy.

  • Daniel M Ball on May 16, 2020 at 2:11 PM

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  • Tower015 on May 16, 2020 at 4:46 PM

    Hey Daniel M Ball,

    Thanks for the clarification and the expanded explanation – that makes a lot of sense and I think you have a really thought-provoking perspective here. I am very grateful for you breaking that down and sharing!

  • Daniel M Ball on May 17, 2020 at 3:38 AM

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  • Daniel M Ball on May 17, 2020 at 3:49 AM

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  • Daniel M Ball on May 17, 2020 at 7:06 PM

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  • billydaking on May 19, 2020 at 8:15 AM

    You’re posting paragraphs of criticism and speculation based on a single page in a comic.

  • Daniel M Ball on May 19, 2020 at 9:18 AM

    na, Billy, based on a full re-read of the entire comic (except maybe some of the guest strips and holiday one-offs).

  • Sidekickgirl on May 31, 2020 at 11:44 AM

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