I like Apocalypse. What should i read?

#1 Posted by cheddarhead4 (29 posts) - - Show Bio

What is the required reading for an X-men fan? I like apocalypse alot (from various video games and cartoons), but i've never read any comics with Apocalypse in them. I recently thought about reading Age of Apocalypse, but that comic spans like 50 issues ranging from super-obscure comics i've never heard of (like Gambit and the X-ternals, Generation Next, and Factor X), and thats alot more than I want to read, and I'm kinda put off by comics that focus on a full team of third string characters (like the new young secret avengers, or the secret new defenders, etc.). Is there a book that just focuses on the central story in AoA that i could read and skip all the third string, less important characters (like reading Civil War 1-7, and skipping Civil War: new avengers, etc.)? There is a "blood of apocalypse" storyline from x-men 182 - 187 i just found on CV, (is it good?) but that seems like one needs alot of background information on apocalypse before that will make sense.  What should i read?

#2 Posted by danhimself (22216 posts) - - Show Bio

you can get the complete Age of Apocalypse in 4 trade paper backs....I highly recommend that you read it....It's one of my favorites

#3 Posted by inferiorego (21111 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:
" you can get the complete Age of Apocalypse in 4 trade paper backs....I highly recommend that you read it....It's one of my favorites "
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#4 Edited by Edamame (27891 posts) - - Show Bio

The Blood of Apocalypse.
 
The Twelve
 
The Adventures of Cyclops and Jean.
 
X-Cutioner´s Song had some Apocalypse 
 
Messiah War.

#5 Posted by Jubilantlad (318 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry to hijack the thread, but what is the name of the story arc when Apocolypse returns and the New X-Men are involved?
#6 Posted by Edamame (27891 posts) - - Show Bio
@cheddarhead4: You can now get the recent Uncanny: X-Force trade.  I also hear the the Age of X storyline will involve Apocalypse.
#7 Edited by Edamame (27891 posts) - - Show Bio
@cheddarhead4: Also, "Fall of the Mutants" and "The Onslaught Saga" both have Apocalypse in it.
#8 Posted by darth_fletcher (262 posts) - - Show Bio

age of apocalypse is possibly the best storyline ever, 4 part rise of apocalypse was good too...
 
other stories ive read are :- wraith of apocalypse, adventures of cyclops and phoenix, onslaught, the twelve and search for cyclops (x-men vs apocalypse vol. 1&2) and blood of apocalypse.

#9 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

Age of Apocalypse, volumes one to four, plus the prelude which is coming out in May. 

#10 Posted by Logan X (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Age of Apocalypse is a great crossover and so is  X-Cutioner´s Song.

Also, the first X-Factor series has a lot of Apocalypse!

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