Whizz! Pop! Flash! It's Electron Boy!
April 30, 2010 6:23 AM Subscribe
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Who fights the powers of evil with the incandescent glory of light? Who rescues helpless athletes and utility workers across the Seattle metropolitan area? Who gets a 20-cop motorcade escort for his bad-ass customized Delorean? Why, it's America's newest super hero, Electron Boy!
Erik Martin is a 13 year old boy with liver cancer. The Seattle chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation
created an elaborate interactive scenario yesterday to fulfill Erik's wish: to be a superhero.
Yesterday, Erik Martin became....Electron Boy
! The superhero who fights evil with the power of light foiled dastardly deeds by the evil Dr. Dark and Blackout Boy across the Seattle metro area yesterday.
Hundreds of volunteers participated in this day of amazing feats of incandescent heroism, including the Seattle Sounders soccer team
, who were rescued from a locker room at Qwest field
, and employees at Puget Sound Energy
, who watched Electron Boy
save a co-worker trapped high in a bucket truck
. Our hero!!
The final showdown between Electron Boy and his evil adversaries naturally occurred at the base of Seattle's iconic Space Needle
. Electron Boy and his sidekick Lightning Lad handily defeated Dr. Dark and Lighting Lad
, keeping the northwest safe for truth, justice, and brightness!
The entire photo gallery
(warning, loud ad at start) is great, but be sure not to miss this outstanding portrait of our newest hero, Electron Boy!!!