The Age of Apocalypse Returns to Marvel Comics This July

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The road to Marvel’s Secret Wars marches on and Marvel Comics has revealed another link in the chain with the return of Age of Apocalypse. “X-Force” and Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza will write the new series, returning to a world he helped craft in the mid-90s, which will feature pencils by “Wolverine” artist Gerardo Sandoval. 

“In many ways, the world I am writing is very different than the original, but in other ways it is exactly the same,” Nicieza tells IGN. “I feel like I am getting a chance to have my cake and eat it too, regarding the positives of the original story world while still doing something very new….Because the original world can’t really exist as it was within the parameters of how Battleworld is set up in the Secret Wars storyline. I’m also pretty sure the original world ceased to exist during the original series. The original world of Age of Apocalypse was intended to be a fractured reality that had to be “rewoven” back into the normal timeline. So anyway, the Secret Wars Age of Apocalypse is, in nearly all ways, an even WORSE world than the original – if you happen to be human or an X-Man! Both humans and the X-Men are in a far more compromised, desperate state of existence and time is running out for both of them.”

You can check out a preview of the art from the series along with solicitations for the first two issues below. Will you be picking up Age of Apocalypse #1 this July? Sound off in the comments!

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1

Written By FABIAN NICIEZA | Art and Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

His war has been won. The few humans left alive are enslaved, the mutant rebellion crushed. EN SABAH NUR, the APOCALYPSE, rules his BATTLEWORLD kingdom without mercy, but the terrorist X-MEN plan to end his reign. Success means finding one very special mutant named CYPHER and unleashing a weapon that will kill Apocalypse — and possibly all mutants, too!

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #2

Written By FABIAN NICIEZA | Art and Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

The hunt for CYPHER brings MAGNETO’s X-MEN into confrontation with CYCLOPS & HAVOK’s ELITE MUTANT FORCE! Meanwhile, ANGEL has to protect a “flatscan” named JEAN GREY and DR. NEMESIS plans to sabotage DARK BEAST’s quest to become APOCALYPSE’s newest HORSEMAN.