Marvel Games Comic Connection: Apocalypse
Success requires sacrifice and all will feel its burdens!
Hello, True Believers and welcome to a chilling chapter of Marvel Games Comic Connection that we hope will evolve your appreciation for the awesome Apocalypse, who is bringing his bold brand of Darwinistic destruction into the free-to-play match-three game Marvel Puzzle Quest on May 7. So what inspired MPQ’s take on the grey-skinned goliath? Read on, O’ Frantic One!
by Terry Kavanagh and Adam Pollina
Before he revealed his revolutionary plans in the pages of X-FACTOR, this historic mini-series revealed that En Sabah Nur (a.k.a. “The Chosen One”) was born over 5,000 years ago in ancient Egypt, where he developed his brutal belief in the “survival of the fittest.”
By Scott Lobdell and Gene Ha
Leaping forward to the 19th Century, this mini-series showcases how En Sabah Nur transformed geneticist Nathaniel Essex into the malicious Mister Sinister, who in turn would have a large hand in the creation of Apocalypse’s archenemy, the chronal crossing Cable. Time travel is tricky!
Weakened by a betrayal, Apocalypse strikes an alliance with his protege Stryfe, who is shocked to learn he is in fact a clone of Cable. When Styfe then teams with the aforementioned Mister Sinister, En Sabah Nur must in turn ally himself with Cyclops and Jean Grey, the parents of Cable/Stryfe. Told you time travel was tough!
You’ve heard me rave about writer Jonathan Hickman’s striking “showrunning” of the modern line of X-Men comics, but it’s time you eXperienced it yourself and discover how Apocalypse could be welcomed into the X-Men’s midst as a key member of Excalibur and the mutants’ new world order.
Okay, now it’s time to go read these captivating comics, then battle En Sabah Nur in Marvel Puzzle Quest! Pick up Marvel Puzzle Quest here. Have fun, tell a friend, and we’ll see you right back here for another illuminating edition of Marvel Games Comic Connection!
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