Not Your Typical Superhero

The Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, UK, may seem an unlikely place to produce a Marvel-style comic. However, it was Dr Partha Kar, in collaboration with Dr Mayank Patel and some of their patients, as well as publishing company Revolve Comics, who came up with Type1:Origin, a comic strip about the extraordinary life of an initially very ordinary teenage boy who struggles with the intrusion of diabetes in his life (also note the sneaky Marvel reference in the title).

Moreover, Marvel has made attempts in the past to inform readers about diabetes through the medium of the comic book. Indeed, their prior creation, ‘Iron Man: Early Warnings’ doesn’t make a distinction between T1 and T2, thus potentially misinforming their audience. However, the comic Type1:Origin is, in my opinion, a good attempt to introduce newly diagnosed teens to their condition without the ambiguity of previous comics.

Sources: portsmouth.co.uk , revolvecomics.com , marvel.com

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