Published May 16, 2019

X-Men Seminal Moments: Jonathan Hickman and 'Age of Apocalypse'

The legendary writer gives a retrospective look at one of the greatest events in mutant history!


Charles Xavier is dead—killed twenty years in the past during a freak time-travel accident—and the world that has arisen is ruled by the mutant despot Apocalypse. But not all mutants agree with Apocalypse's rule, including a group of ragtag freedom fighters led by Xavier's oldest friend, Magneto...

This is AGE OF APOCALYPSE—one of the most influential X-Men crossover events in Marvel history. Directly impacting X-MEN, X-FACTOR, UNCANNY X-MEN, and CABLE, the event blew the world of the merry mutants wide open. The main event ran through BLINK, X-MEN CHRONICLES, X-MEN: ALPHA, GENERATION NEXT, ASTONISHING X-MEN, X-CALIBRE, GAMBIT AND THE X-TERNALS, WEAPON X, AMAZING X-MEN, FACTOR X, X-MAN, X-UNIVERSE, X-MEN: OMEGA, and X-MEN: PRIME. Then, ten years later, the Age of Apocalypse returned with X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE. In short: it was a phenomenon.

Now, just as superstar writer Jonathan Hickman is set to unleash his own seminal moment in the history of the X-Men with HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X, he's taking a moment to look back at one of the great events of the past. Watch his take on the series above!

Read the entirety of AGE OF APOCALYPSE—in order—right here. Or, start the prelude to the event with X-MEN #38...

X-Men (1991) #38

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Read the first issue of the main event with BLINK #1...

Blink (2001) #1

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Or read the follow-up series, X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE, starting right here...

X-Men: Age of Apocalypse (2005) #1

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Read these issues and more on Marvel Unlimited right now!


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