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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-21-10 01:25 AM
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Electron Boy's Amazing Power Felt Worldwide (Cheerful news for the holidays)
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Seattle's Electron Boy story inspires new comic book

After Erik Martin saved the city of Seattle from the forces of darkness and evil this year, the story of his heroic deeds raced around the globe.

Thousands of people became fans of Electron Boy Erik's secret identity and, by extension, the Make-A-Wish Foundation that made the Bellevue 13-year-old a hero for a day.

Now, there's another reason for Electron Boy to join the hall of superheros: He has his own comic book.

The 10-page tale was put together by a group of independent comic-book creators who wrote, drew and inked the panels in their spare time. Without giving too much of the story away, we can tell you it includes dark matter, a series of microscopic wormholes, the Space Needle, Experience Music Project, the potential destruction of planet Earth and Jimi Hendrix.

Erik received a copy in November, when some of the comic's creators Rob Bass, Matt Campbell and McLain McGuire flew up from their homes in Colorado and Texas, and spent a weekend with Erik in Bellevue.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013726...



Electron Boy's amazing power felt worldwide

He was born with only half a working heart and a host of other health problems that leave him exhausted most days. Last year, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

So when the Make-A-Wish Foundation offered to grant his wish, Erik Martin didn't ask to go to Disney World, or meet somebody famous. The 13-year-old Bellevue boy wanted the things he has never been able to do: to run fast, be powerful and help people.

"I wish I was a superhero," he told them.

Two weeks ago, the foundation granted that wish with an elaborately choreographed event that involved hundreds of volunteers in Bellevue and Seattle.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011818...
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