Rise of Apocalypse

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For the video game, see X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse.
The Rise of Apocalypse
Apocalypse as featured in #3
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Publication date October 1996 – January 1997
Number of issues 4
Main character(s) Apocalypse
Creative team
Artist(s) Terry Kavanagh
James Felder (#3-4)
Penciller(s) Adam Pollina
Anthony Williams (#4)
Inker(s) Mark Morales
Harry Candelario (#1)
Al Milgrom (#4)
Letterer(s) Comicraft
Richard Starkings (#4)
Colorist(s) Christian Lichtner
Editor(s) Mark Powers
Collected editions
The Rise of Apocalypse ISBN 0-7851-0586-7

The Rise of Apocalypse is a four-issue limited series published in 1996 by Marvel Comics. The series was written by Terry Kavanagh, and drawn by Adam Pollina.

Plot summary[edit]

5,000 years ago, a baby is found in the Egyptian desert by a band of nomad raiders. The child is raised and named En Sabah Nur by the tribe's leader, Baal, who teaches the boy survival of the fittest. During the same time, Egypt is ruled by the Pharaoh Rama-Tut who, in actuality, is the time traveller Kang the Conqueror, who arrived from the future to claim En Sabah Nur as his heir, because of the fact that the boy will grow up to become one of the most powerful mutants and notorious villains in history; Apocalypse. Nur's tribe is destroyed by Tut's armies. Before Baal dies as well, he tells Nur that he is destined for greater things. Seeking revenge, En Sabah Nur travels to Rama-Tut's city where he hides himself as a slave and falls in love with Nephri, the sister of Ozymandias, Tut's general. But Nur is eventually rejected by Nephri, upon seeing his disfigured visage. His mutant powers awakening, he enslaves Ozymandias while Rama-Tut flees. Having renamed himself Apocalypse, he now sets out to destroy the weak. [1]

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected into a trade paperback:


  1. ^ Rise of Apocalypse #1-4[specify]