Harvard Medical School’s Matthew Noe to Contribute Foreword to Fanbase Press’ ‘Ripple Effects’ Trade Paperback This November

Fanbase Press is thrilled to announce that the upcoming trade paperback of its five-issue graphic medicine series, Ripple Effects, will feature a foreword written by Matthew Noe (Librarian, Harvard Medical School / Treasurer, Graphic Medicine International Collective) and will be released on November 15, 2022.  The team is also revealing the brand new trade paperback cover, featuring the artwork of series cover artist Justin C. Harder (CLAUS Studios), as well as the pre-order exclusive for customers who order by August 1, 2022!

"Comics that showcase the complexity of life with invisible illnesses are rare," notes Matthew Noe.  "Comics that do so in the superhero genre are virtually non-existent. Ripple Effects fits right into this niche, and I'm thrilled to play a small part in the upcoming trade release."

Ripple Effects
explores life as a superhero with an invisible disability and features an "Unseen Ripples" essay series written by individuals with invisible disabilities who relate Ripple Effects' events to their own lived experience, ranging in topic from paranoid schizophrenia to multiple sclerosis.  The series is created, written, and colored by Jordan Hart (Terminarch, Doppelgänger, Emergence), illustrated by Bruno Chiroleu (El Borde, Mara and Samu), flatted by Shane Kadlecik, lettered by Oceano Ransford (Eisner Award-nominated Rikki, The Sequels, Haphaven), and featuring cover art by Justin C. Harder (CLAUS Studios). 

The series is one near and dear to creator Jordan Hart who lives with an invisible and incurable blood-clotting disease called thrombophilia


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 an invisible disability . . . 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.


The below cover of the Ripple Effects trade paperback features artwork by series cover artist Justin C. Harder.


The collected trade paperback will be released in print on November 15, 2022, in the Fanbase Press Online Store and on Amazon. The trade paperback will retail for $24.99 and is now available for pre-order (at a discounted price of $19.99) through Fanbase Press.  The collected series will also be available digitally on November 15, 2022, through Hoopla, Comics Plus, and Kindle Direct.

Pre-orders made by August 1, 2022, will receive the below exclusive print, signed by creator/writer/colorist Jordan Hart.


Issues #1-5 of the comic book series are currently being released digitally through Hoopla Digital. On November 15, 2022, the collected series will be available digitally on Hoopla, Comics Plus, and Kindle Direct and in print on Fanbase Press and Amazon.

Last modified on Wednesday, 27 July 2022 06:43

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