Side Effects (Paperback)

Side Effects By Ted Anderson, Mike Marts (Editor), Tara O'Connor (Artist) Cover Image

Side Effects (Paperback)

By Ted Anderson, Mike Marts (Editor), Tara O'Connor (Artist)



Winner of the 2023 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award from Pop Culture Classroom


It's Hannah's first year away at college - the first time she's been away from home, without a support network. Within the first month, the combination of classes and socializing and adjusting to college life sends her into a full-on breakdown. Fortunately, her roommate finds her, Hannah goes to campus mental health, and they prescribe her therapy and meds -- though with every new medication, you've got to watch out for unexpected side effects.

Every new medication Hannah tries comes with a new power and side effect. One makes her super-tough, and also makes her gain thirty pounds. Another gives her telepathy, while also completely screwing up her sleep schedule. Yet another gives her super-strength, as well as terrible constipation.

Nothing balances, but the powers are handy; Hannah even manages to save a few of her friends from mortal peril, or at least minor annoyances. And with the growing confidence from her powers and her therapy, Hannah even manages to ask out the cute girl she's been eyeing

Hannah doesn't want to be a hero - she just wants to be well. But what does "well" even look like? What does it mean to be "healthy," mentally speaking? How do you fix your brain when you're living inside it? And can you really help other people if you can't even help yourself?

Product Details ISBN: 9781956731088
ISBN-10: 1956731083
Publisher: Aftershock Comics
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 112
Language: English