And now for something a little different. We just finished the longest story in Forces history, and we’re going to slow it down a bit. For the next six weeks, we’re featuring two stories in the vein of the classic pulp magazines featuring heroes and adventure. The first of these is “Break It Down,” which features on one of the minor characters from Hero School that never gets much love. Breakdown is a bit of a tragic character, which we hope to explore within this. At first glance, a character that breaks things down by touching them seems to be a joke, and when we created him, he was indeed intended to be a simple punchline. The truth, though, is a little more than disconcerting. Imagine that you could only sit back and watch people around you creating things, to never have that option because simply touching anything with multiple parts destroys it.

I don’t know about you, but to us, that’s terrifying.