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Freight Train Coming! Wizard World Favorite Eric “The Smoke” Moran Now Official DC Superhero
DC Comics’ Freight Train’s secret identity is now Eric “The Smoke” Moran!
Freight Train Coming! Wizard World Favorite Eric “The Smoke” Moran Now Official DC SuperheroFreight Train Coming! Wizard World Favorite Eric “The Smoke” Moran Now Official DC Superhero

If you’ve been to a Wizard World show recently, you probably found yourself in the presence of noted cosplayer Eric “The Smoke” Moran, a mainstay at the events for years, fan favorite and star of many Wizard World cosplay galleries.

“The Smoke” has shown dedication to many characters that he cosplays, often changing costumes three or four times in a single day. One with which he has found a particular kinship is DC Comics’ Freight Train, created by Dan DiDio. And over the holidays, DiDio gave Moran a Christmas present of sorts, officially naming Freight Train’s secret identity as Eric Moran.

“Dan loved my work and made me a DC character,” gushed Moran. “It’s a lifelong dream come true.”

Freight Train is known for his superhuman strength, durability and speed. Moran has needed all three of his those attributes in his cosplay, and now can claim a superhero namesake to match those abilities.

And it’s not the only recent development on “The Smoke” media front. Moran has also been tabbed as a Klingon in the upcoming TV movie “Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time,” starring John Savage, John Kapelos and Gary Lockwood. The continuation of the storyline of “Star Trek: Voyager,” following the destruction of the USS Equinox, begins filming in the next few weeks.

See this outsized hero leading the cosplay charge at a “Cosplay and Fanfilms” panel (Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m.) as well as hosting the world famous Wizard World Costume Contest (Saturday, 7 p.m.) at the Oregon Convention Center this month.
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