‘Ripple Effects’ Gives Us A Super Hero With Type 1 Diabetes


Having an invisible chronic illness is hard. Having one when you’re a super hero is a whole other story. The new comic series Ripple Effects releases its very first issue June 15, 2022 through Hoopla Digital. The series will run five issues.  The creator, Jordan Hart, lives with a blood-clotting disease called thrombophilia.  The series is designed to but a positive look at what its like to live with chronicle illness.

Here’s the synopsis:

In a world that is no stranger to superheroes, George Gibson is invulnerable to physical harm but fights every day to stay alive.  Suffering from an acute case of type 1 diabetes, his invincibility is offset by a defective pancreas that must be monitored and treated daily.  This incurable disease makes George’s body both his greatest strength and his eternal weakness.  
The series will be collected into a printed trade paperback following the digital release and is currently available for pre-order.  Pre-orders made by August 1, 2022, will receive an exclusive print illustrated and signed by series creator Jordan Hart.

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