Siryn: Walking While Mutie. Picture

I’ve been a ‘fan’ of Theresa Rourke Cassidy since Marvel Comics’ Fallen Angels miniseries in the late eighties.  For people only (or mostly) familiar with the X-Men from the films, Siryn is the screaming redhead in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, and the daughter of Banshee from X-Men: First Class.  To add some confusion to the mix, Siryn is currently called Banshee in tribute to her now-deceased father.  This move is semantically logical in that a banshee is a mythological Irish fairy woman, while the sirens were Greek (the Cassidys are Irish, and Theresa’s dad Sean was... well... male.)  Theresa is part of X-Factor, Peter David’s noir comic book of twists and turns about a mutant detective agency.  The image is a homage to John Byrne's cover to Uncanny X-Men #141, the first part of Days Of Future Past, on which Theresa's father is reported to be "slain". As with a few of my other works, the picture is based on my wife, the always-artworthy Sarina Del Fuego.  Enjoy!  Or not!

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