Apocalypse and His Horsemen: Origins and Evolutions

Apocalypse and His Horsemen: Origins and Evolutions

The Apocalypse is nigh. This week sees the release of X-Men: Apocalypse in a number of territories, with its full domestic release set to debut next Friday, and before we all get to know Oscar Isaac’s version of the character, it’s time to examine the thirty years of Apocalypse lore that have come before.

Created by Louise Simonson and Jackson Guice, Apocalypse made his debut in “X-Factor #5” and went on to become a frequent thorn in the side of the X-Men. What is most notable about the character is how entrenched in X-Men lore he became, creating the likes of Sinister and (by extension) Cable. The character is a millennia-year-old immortal however, so his history is as long as any of the other characters in Marvel comics. It wasn’t long after his first appearance that he assembled his first group of Four Horsemen too, so dive into the history of Apocalpyse below along with a guide to his different Horsemen! 

Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hardy.