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Age of Apocalypse

By imander
Haven't put a self portrait for a while so here is a new one i have been working on.... It is loosely based on the comic book hero PYRO ( I have included some information about the character below ,taken from wikipedia)

Many thanks for looking and for the comments on yesterdays upload,

Cheers IAN

Born in Sydney, Australia, Pyro is a mutant who possesses the power to psionically control fire and flame, though not generate it. He wears a flame thrower on his back to provide the flame which he then takes control of. His ability to manipulate flame emerged in his teens, but he was unable to find a practical use for it. After years of working in Southeast Asia as a journalist and novelist, Pyro met the mutant Mystique, who later recruited him to the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.[1] Though he never served under the team's original leader, Magneto, Pyro did work with the Brotherhood under the command of several of Magneto's subordinates who alternately supervised the group.
Mystique's Brotherhood later offered its services to the United States government in exchange for protection and an official pardon for its crimes, and was renamed Freedom Force. During Freedom Force's final mission in Iraq, the team confronts group of Iraqi operatives known as Desert Sword. There are fatalities on both sides. Silver Sabre is decapitated and Pyro kills the Sword operative 'Veil'. Ultimately Freedom Force is defeated and Pyro and the Blob are captured and forced to serve as bodyguards to the country's military commanders. Later, the Toad buys their release and added them to his new Brotherhood. Pyro swiftly returns to battling the X-Men.
Some years later, Pyro contracted the Legacy Virus, a fatal disease affecting mainly mutants. He went to great lengths to find a cure (encountering Cecilia Reyes at one point), several times at the expense of others, but was unsuccessful in his search and succumbed to the virus. This was just after saving Senator Robert Kelly from a new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. This act of heroism was also instrumental in changing Senator Kelly's opinion on mutants as a whole, and led to his decision to work toward peaceful co-existence between humans and mutants.
Though Pyro is listed as Australian in numerous books, including the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, several books mistakenly note him as English or British, such as Days of Future Past.

"Age of Apocalypse"
In the Age of Apocalypse, Pyro is one of the many mutants imprisoned in Sinister's Breeding Pens for refusing to join his Elite Mutant Force. He is killed alongside Avalanche, Artemis, Phantazia, and Newt when the five prisoners attempt to escape. This version of Pyro is capable of creating flames by himself, though he is not immune to them.

P.S I f you just managed to read that lot very well done to you...Smile Have you nothing better to do....lolWink

Tags: Self portrait Flame Digitally manipulated Digital art Heat Comic Sword Pyro Portraits and people Imander

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LuzDeNoche 13 2 France
23 May 2008 10:11AM
Yessss! - a self-portrait as only you do them.
I am disappointed to learn however that you aint one of the good guys. Sad
I'd love to see you as Wolverine - lol
Smile Lucy
imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 10:14AM
cheers lucy, well you never know, perhaps if i dont shave for a week or
Cormy 14 3 England
23 May 2008 10:36AM
Absolutely superb work Ian.Liked this a lot.
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 10:40AM
Creepy stuff, but great photography
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
23 May 2008 11:20AM
I am glad I am not just about to go to bed. I would be having nightmares. Well created
23 May 2008 11:46AM
Super image, excellent work,
enjoyed the write up,
23 May 2008 11:55AM
Rock bands cover, no problem
blondiebee 15 295 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 12:43PM
Good work. Strong image. Ness
jaecat 14 29 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 1:27PM
like this one ian,you have a very unique style.keep up ther fab work
dave1207 14 14 England
23 May 2008 1:31PM
Super image...very nicely done.
imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 1:35PM
thankyou all for taking the time to have a gander, all your comments are much appriciated and warmly aint i Wink
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
23 May 2008 2:51PM
Another amazing piece of imaginative work Ian, you really do this so well. Amazed yesterdays piece wasn't awarded.

Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
23 May 2008 3:10PM
Stunning piece of work here Ian.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 3:16PM

Quote: His ability to manipulate flame emerged in his teens, but he was unable to find a practical use for it.

Sorry, can't help thinking some of our local teens would give their eye teeth for this...
Read to the end, this is a whole new world for me. I have obviously led a very sheltered life. Fantastic artwork, seductively dangerous. Hope pareen finds this, she'd love it.
GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 3:22PM
Cracking image Ian. Well done again!
Marilyn x
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 3:23PM
Wonderful manipulation, superb colour and organisation; clearly a labour of love as well as intellect.

A whole new world for me, too - when you mentioned

Quote:the Marvel Universe

I couldn't help wondering what powdered milk had to do with it Wink

23 May 2008 5:43PM
Brilliant Ian, I can just see this as a poster to a feature film.
Have a great weekend mate.

John Smile
imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 6:09PM
thanks for the comms everyone.
Paree 16 616 3
23 May 2008 6:10PM
love this one
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 6:10PM
You look the Bizz in this ian great work again,
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
23 May 2008 6:29PM
well rendered atmosphere...
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
23 May 2008 6:42PM
Could have done with you last night at work.My lighter packed in and couldn't have a fag !!!!! Mind you,I doubt you would fit in my back pocket!!! Another good image Ian with the narrative to back it up.
imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 7:24PM
cheers folks have a great bank holiday
bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
23 May 2008 9:48PM
Super work

23 May 2008 9:49PM
Its truly imainative and creative.. love the story to accompany..

beautiful work..!!

Nikki !
lostintime 13 13 6 Germany
23 May 2008 10:08PM
Super manipulation and a great story.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
24 May 2008 5:07AM
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
24 May 2008 9:39AM
great work Ian... that is a lot to read when you just woke up and your eyes are still burred over lol great write up !!!! Smile Got to get ready to go..have a wonderful weekend
Ridgeway 15 222 2 Ireland
25 May 2008 1:19AM
Nice one Ian,its 1:30 am in work,enjoyed that no end,,great stuff.
Better go and do a bit.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
26 May 2008 10:52PM
Terrific work Ian, your talents are wasted on epz, you should be in the movies!

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