Ripple Effects explores life as a superhero with an invisible and incurable disease. It's like The Incredibles meets the dramedy, 50/50.
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.
What sets this series apart is a positive, person-first representation about life with a chronic disease . . . which just so happens to also include superhuman abilities. But, Ripple Effects isn't just a story about a character with an incurable disease. It’s also a thrilling and relevant superhero tale that touches on the difficulty of finding a work/life balance, the class struggles and economic inequality experienced by many in our nation, and the desire to help others during trying times.
Issues #1-5 of Ripple Effects was released digitally through Hoopla in 2022. The series will also be collected into a printed trade paperback which will be released on November 15, 2022.
Created, written, and colored by: Jordan Hart (Terminarch, Doppelgänger, Emergence)
Illustrated by: Bruno Chiroleu (El Borde, Mara and Samu)
Lettered by: Oceano Ransford (Eisner Award-nominated Rikki, The Sequels, Haphaven)
Flatted by: Shane Kadlecik
Cover Art by: Justin C. Harder (CLAUS)
Genres: Graphic Medicine, Superheroes, Action/Adventure, Slice-of-Life
Audience: 13 and up
Printed Trade Paperback Price: $24.99
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