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Man who lost arms and legs, finds fame at comic cons


October 6, 2017

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Anybody attending the Snake River Comic Con in Pocatello last weekend was sure to see plenty of attendees wearing innovative costumes.

But few are as striking as 21-year-old Nick Porter.

Porter is known in comic con circles as Nick the Zombie, and whenever he attends a sci-fi convention, he goes all out with the gory makeup and torn-up clothing.

But what makes Porter's limbless zombie character so remarkable to other cosplayers is not a makeup trick or special effect. When he was 2 years old, Porter was afflicted with meningococcal meningitis and had to have his ar...

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