New details on Marvel’s upcoming event “Apocalypse Wars” which takes place within Extraordinary X-Men #8, Uncanny X-Men #6, and All-New X-Men #9 have been revealed.
In Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos’ Extraordinary X-Men #8, Storm and the Extraordinary X-Men attempt to avoid the extinction of their race by traveling into the future. However, their plan is foiled and Apocalypse intercepts the last hope for the Extraordinary X-Men’s survival. This forces Storm and the Extraordinary to make the dangerous journey into an unknown future and reclaim what is theirs.
Cullen Bunn and Ken Lashley’s Uncanny X-Men #6 will prominently feature Archangel and Psylocke. Archangel has become an empty, lifeless killing machine. He is given a target and summarily destroys it. Psylocke fearing a reversion to the Dark Angel persona decides to investigate the source of Warren’s personality change. Her investigation has all signs pointing to Apocalypse controlling the strings. How will Psylocke and Magneto handle this extremely dangerous situation?
Finally, Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley’s All-New X-Men #9 focuses on Evan Sabahnur, Genesis or Kid Apocalypse. He will be faced with finding out exactly who he is. Is he the brave and selfless Evan that we know or is it all just a mask hiding his true nature? Evan will wage an internal struggle against the growing darkness within him as the All-New X-Men are drawn into the “Apocalypse Wars.” He will find out whether his destiny lies in following his namesake in becoming a genocidal madman.
“Apocalypse Wars” is an Apocalypse-centric event series spanning across Extraordinary X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, and All-New X-Men. However, the stories do not overlap. Instead each of the creators will be telling their own unique stories “that will have a serious impact and far-reaching consequences for the X-Men,” according to Editor Daniel Ketchum.
“Apocalypse Wars” starts in Extraordinary X-Men #8 in March and continues with Uncanny X-Men #6 in April and concludes with All-New X-Men #9 in May.