Ages of Apocalypse

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"Ages of Apocalypse"
Publisher Marvel Comics
Publication date March 2000
Main character(s)
Creative team
Ages of Apocalypse ISBN 0-7851-2264-8

"The Ages of Apocalypse" is a series of sub-chapters to Marvel Comics' "The Twelve" saga, wherein En Sabah Nur finds himself trapped in the body of Scott Summers (Cyclops of X-Men) after a failed attempt to possess Nate Grey. Using his newfound powers, Apocalypse warps reality several times, trying to get the Twelve to feed him more and more power. "The Ages of Apocalypse" arc is mainly an exploration of the trapped heroes finding a way out of those alternative reality warps.


Team Leader Members Notes
X-Men Professor Xavier Beast, Colossus, Gambit, Iceman, Marrow, Phoenix, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine

Former Members: Polaris, Sunfire

Cecilia Reyes and Siphon were both members of a warped reality version of the X-Men.
X-Force Cannonball, Warpath All warped reality versions.
Generation X M, Synch All warped reality versions.
Excalibur Captain Britain Banshee, Colossus, Mastermind, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat All warped reality versions.
Fantastic Four Ghost Rider, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine All warped reality versions.
Horsemen of Apocalypse Apocalypse Famine (Ahab), Pestilence (Caliban), War (Deathbird), Death (Erik the Red) All warped reality versions.
The Avengers Former Members: Silver Surfer, Thor, Vision All warped reality versions.

Reading order[edit]

  • Part 1 – Uncanny X-Men #378 – Back in the Past, Gambit and Storm replace Cyclops and Angel in the original X-Men.
  • Part 2 – Cable #77 – Cable is the leader of an opposition group based in Egypt.
  • Part 3 – Wolverine #148 – Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Peter Parker and Hulk are the Fantastic Four.
  • Part 4 – X-Men Unlimited #26 – In the near future, the aged X-Men face an attack by the Sh'iar Empire.
  • Part 5 – X-Men #98 – Far in the future, the X-Men now come from many different worlds.

Collected editions[edit]

The story has been collected into a trade paperback:

Title Material collected ISBN
X-Men Vs. Apocalypse Volume 2: Ages Of Apocalypse TPB X-51 #8, Uncanny X-Men #378, Annual 1999, Cable #77, Wolverine #148, X-Men Unlimited #26, X-Men #98 and X-Men: The Search for Cyclops # 1–4 ISBN 0-7851-2264-8


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