Written by: Warren Ellis, Larry Hama, Scott Lobdell, Jeph Loeb, John Francis Moore, Fabian Nicieza Art by: Chris Bachalo, Ian Churchill, Roger Cruz, Tony Salvador Daniel, Steve Epting, Ron Garney Cover by: Andy Kubert
Collects Uncanny X-Men (1963) #320-321, X-Men (1991) #40-41, Cable (1993) #20, X-Men Alpha, Generation Next #1, Astonishing X-Men (1995) #1, Gambit and the X-Ternals #1, Weapon X (1995) #1, Factor X #1, X-Man #1, X-Calibre #1, Amazing X-Men (1995) #1.
Fully updated reading order! Charles Xavier is dead — killed twenty years in the past during a time-travel accident — and the world created by his absence is a nightmare! Apocalypse rules with an iron fist, ruthlessly enforcing his dictum that only the strong shall survive. But hidden in Apocalypse’s long shadow are a group of ragtag freedom fighters led by Xavier’s oldest friend, Magneto: the X-Men! When Bishop, last survivor of the true Marvel Universe, explains how the world went wrong, these embittered mutants and their tenuous allies must risk everything to put things right!
Written by: Warren Ellis, Larry Hama, Terry Kavanagh, Scott Lobdell, Jeph Loeb, John Francis Moore Art by: Chris Bachalo, Roger Cruz, Tony Salvador Daniel, Steve Epting, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert Cover by: Joe Madureira
Collects Astonishing X-Men (1995) #2-3, Amazing X-Men (1995) #2-3, Gambit and the X-Ternals #2, Generation Next #2, Weapon X (1995) #2, X-Calibre #2-3, Factor X #2-3, X-Man #2-3, X-Universe #1, material from X-Men: Year of the Mutants Collectors Preview.
The world groans under the Darwinian conqueror Apocalypse’s rule. Under his thumb, America has become a dark and dangerous dystopia where mutants rule, humankind suffers, and survival of the fittest is all! But in the shadows, the freedom fighters known as the X-Men — following a tenuously thin thread of hope — continue their dangerous and multi-pronged plan to restore the true Marvel Universe. As the X-Men battle Holocaust and the Sentinels, Nightcrawler searches for the seer Destiny, Cyclops and Havok clash in the Dark Beast’s slave pens, and young Nate Grey meets his maker…literally!
Written by: Warren Ellis, Larry Hama, Terry Kavanagh, Scott Lobdell, Jeph Loeb, John Francis Moore Art by: Chris Bachalo, Roger Cruz, Terry Dodson, Steve Epting, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert Cover by: Joe Madureira
Collects Weapon X (1995) #3-4, Generation Next #3-4, Gambit and the X-Ternals #3-4, Astonishing X-Men (1995) #4, X-Man #4, X-Calibre #4, Factor X #4, Amazing X-Men (1995) #4, X-Universe #2, X-Men Omega, Age of Apocalypse: The Chosen.
The original Age of Apocalypse saga comes to an explosive end as the alternate-universe X-Men’s desperate gambles bear fruit! Gambit recovers the artifact that might end Apocalypse’s reign before it began, while Weapon X obtains the means to destroy his kingdom — and Generation Next pays the ultimate price rescuing Illyana Rasputin! But even armed with all the pieces to their puzzle, can the X-Men and their allies storm Apocalypse’s stronghold, rescue Magneto, pull off their plan and restore the original Marvel Universe? Who will live? Who will die? And who will escape the destruction of the Age of Apocalypse?