Summary

GROWN-UP PROBLEMS The cells that keep this body running are doing their best, but there’s only so much they can do against the abuse of an unhealthy lifestyle. A simple case of athlete’s foot is one thing, but a flood of caustic acid caused by a stomach ulcer is enough to make any cell think about a career change. It turns out that there’s only so much these hard-working cells can handle before the consequences turn as serious as a heart attack…

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V7 Cells at Work! CODE BLACK

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After years of struggle against the ill health of this body and the despair in its heart, the first glimmers of hope have begun to appear. Could the body finally be taking control of its health and looking to the future? Alas, even amid this turnaround, the costs of the life the body has led are still coming due. In a hidden corner, a copying error occurs, then repeats itself, then repeats itself again. A new, unnoticed threat is getting out of control: Cancer.

V6 Cells at Work! CODE BLACK

The body has faced down stress, diabetes, alcoholism, and more, but one affliction can be deadlier than them all: depression. As problems mount, the cells worry that the body is giving up. Outside interventions have, time and again, saved the day, but how long can medical science keep someone alive when despair has snuffed out all hope? The body faces its blackest chapter yet…

V5 Cells at Work! CODE BLACK

After a harrowing journey into a new body, Red Blood Cell and White Blood Cell have finally met up again in this strange new world. But the circumstances of their reunion are dire: They’ve just discovered that this new body has diabetes. The kidney cells grew overtaxed by having to filter too much sugar, and a terrible fate has befallen the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas… A new code black brings a slew of new complications: sleep apnea, pancreatitis, gum disease–how can any cell keep working under these conditions?!

V4 Cells at Work! CODE BLACK

SUGAR, SUGAR The red blood cells have a problem on their hands when their customers start refusing their sugar deliveries! The pancreas hasn’t been producing enough insulin, and without it, sugar just keeps accumulating in the body and causing problems for every cell along the way! The red blood cells travel to the pancreas to set things right, but what they find there is a situation more hopeless than they could have imagined…one that could spell doom for them all! Will these determined cells be able to save their new home?

V3 Cells at Work! CODE BLACK

Having survived a heart attack, the body is starting to regain a bit of peace. The red blood cells are excited to finally be working in a non-exploitative work environment, but one day, a mysterious tube punctures the blood vessel and sucks up every blood cell in sight! When the cells come to, they’re in a different body altogether–and the new offices might just be worse than the old ones …

V2 Cells at Work! CODE BLACK

GROWN-UP PROBLEMS The cells that keep this body running are doing their best, but there’s only so much they can do against the abuse of an unhealthy lifestyle. A simple case of athlete’s foot is one thing, but a flood of caustic acid caused by a stomach ulcer is enough to make any cell think about a career change. It turns out that there’s only so much these hard-working cells can handle before the consequences turn as serious as a heart attack…

V1 Cells at Work! CODE BLACK

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THE CONTENT OF ADULTS There are trillions of cells in the human body, and they all have to work hard to keep that body alive. But what if that body isn’t taking great care of itself? What if that body smokes too much? Or drinks too much? What if that body forgets to use protection? Why, it might find itself with all manner of dysfunction, and who’s going to have to pick up the pieces? It turns out the same immune cells that fight off the common cold also have to deal with troubles of a distinctly more adult nature…