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Stories by E. Paul Zehr

We're All X-Men as Far as Genetic Mutations Go

"Mutants became objects of fear and hatred." — Kitty Pryde narrating in the story "Days of Future Past" found in The Uncanny X-Men #141 in January 1980 "In her DNA they found the key to her mutant power." — Professor X musing about how Mystique was used to derive special powers for the Sentinel army [...]

June 5, 2014 — E. Paul Zehr

Spider-Man, Rhino and What It Takes to Power an Exoskeleton

"Get your mechanized mitts in the air!" — Spider-Man to Rhino in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014 Sony Pictures) Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and appearing initially in a story by Lee with art by Jack Kirby in Amazing Fantasy #15 in August of 1962, Spider-Man has been a hugely popular and ever [...]

May 9, 2014 — E. Paul Zehr

Fighting Tooth and Claw with Wolverine—Examining the Healing Power of an X-Man

“[Wolverine’s] mutation…He has uncharted regenerative capabilities, enabling him to heal rapidly…” Dr. Jean Grey to Cyclops and Professor Charles Xavier in the Marvel movie “X-Men” (2000) Wolverine was created, designed, and drawn by Len Wein, John Romita Sr., and Herb Trimpe and had his full comic book debut in “The Incredible Hulk” #181 in November [...]

July 26, 2013 — E. Paul Zehr

Fighting Tooth and Claw with Wolverine Examining the Healing Power of an X-Man

“[Wolverine’s] mutation…He has uncharted regenerative capabilities, enabling him to heal rapidly…” Dr. Jean Grey to Cyclops and Professor Charles Xavier in the Marvel movie “X-Men” (2000) Wolverine was created, designed, and drawn by Len Wein, John Romita Sr., and Herb Trimpe and had his full comic book debut in “The Incredible Hulk” #181 in November of 1974.

July 26, 2013 — E. Paul Zehr

The Man of Steel, Myostatin, and Super Strength

As an infant, the Man Of Steel escaped Krypton’s red sun in a rocket lovingly prepared for him by his parents. Kal-L (but more commonly known as Kal-El) arrived under our yellow sun in Smallville to eventually become Clark Kent.

June 14, 2013 — E. Paul Zehr

Iron Man Extreme Firmware Update 3.0

“Undergoing the Extremis Procedure remade my body from the inside out. Long story short, my body was turned into a kind of computer designed to interface with the Iron Man.

May 14, 2013 — E. Paul Zehr

Bumps and Bruises from Bruce to Batman, and Beyond

“Years of rigorous athletic training have enabled the Batman not only to resist but to recover from the brutal beating that would have mortally injured most men!” Comment in “Professor Strange’s fear dust” from Detective Comics #46, December 1940 “Wayne swaps the brace to his bad knee.

December 4, 2012 — E. Paul Zehr

Assembling an Avenger-Inside the Brain of Iron Man

When I first started reading comic books there were many superheroes that interested me. Naturally the list included Batman, Iron Man, Daredevil, Captain America, Thor, Nova, the Flash, the Black Panther, the Phantom, and lots more.What I enjoyed best of all were team ups where you got more heroes per page.

September 26, 2012 — E. Paul Zehr