This week’s pick for #SuperheroSaturdays is the fiery member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants – MARVEL COMICS PYRO.
Marvel Comics Pyro first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #141 in January 1981. Though he can not produce the flames himself, Pyro has the ability to control and manipulate flames within his immediate vicinity. Additionally, he can control mutants made of fire. Watch out Human Torch!
Born St. John Allerdyce; he was a popular Gothic romantic novelist in Australia. Still, Mystique recruited Pyro to join the terrorist group, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Eventually, the group would transition into the government-sanctioned Freedom Force. But, a reincarnation of the Brotherhood would bring Pyro’s back to the “dark” side. Pyro eventually left the Brotherhood after contracting the deadly mutant-killing Legacy Virus, and even opposed them on a second attempt to assassinate Senator Robert Kelly — sacrificing his life. Though in recent comics, Pyro is briefly revived.