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First Look: AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1

Exploding from the pages of UNCANNY X-FORCE!

It's time to return to the Age of Apocalypse. We've seen quite a bit of this world again in the pages or Rick Remender's UNCANNY X-FORCE and now it's time for more. If you're read the recent Point One issue of X-Force, you know things have changed in a big way. It's not the same world we've seen before as the mutants have a new problem to deal with.

Today, Marvel has released a first look at the first issue.

Marvel is proud to present your first look at Age of Apocalypse #1, from the creative team of Dave Lapham and Roberto De La Torre. Spinning out of the critically acclaimed Uncanny X-Force, the Amazing X-Men and the human resistance must fight tooth and nail to end the tyranny that has left their world ravaged! Continuing Apocalypse’s war on humanity, Weapon X leads the genocide that rains down upon this dimension, eliminating any who stand in his way.

“This new Age of Apocalypse book does the impossible – it revolutionizes an old concept without a reboot,” explains Senior Editor Nick Lowe. “If you’ve been reading Uncanny X-Force, you know where this is coming from and you’re already in. If you’re an Age of Apocalypse junkie, this builds on the alternate universe’s mythology is fascinating and troubling ways. And if you aren’t either and just want a ground-breaking, easy-entry book that will challenge everything you know about the X-Men, there hasn’t been a better jumping on point.”

Can anyone stop the evil Weapon X and who are the X-Terminated? Find out in Age of Apocalypse #1, with a cover by Humberto Ramos and Dean White that no fan can miss, hitting comic shops everywhere and the Marvel Comics app, this March!
== TEASER ==

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1 (JAN120690)

Written by DAVE LAPHAM

Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC – 2/13/12, ON SALE – 3/07/12

49 Comments
Posted by sinful

Yum Yum...gotta get me some

Edited by papad1992

Eh... if Sabretooth and Jean are still :depowered" I'll think about it!!! They already killed basically all the AoA X-Men so what's the point! These new characters are alright (I mean really haven't read them yet, but that Prophet guy was cool!)

Posted by Namor1987

Great balls of fire (can't say what I was thinking because this site is Pg) but I love the artwork it sets the tone for a very dark & gritty series.

Posted by inferiorego

this looks pretty cool!

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Posted by jsphsmth

Looks amazing. Can't wait to read it.

Posted by ComicMan24

Looks great. Can't wait to read it.

Posted by ReVamp

@sinful said:

Yum Yum...gotta get me some

Posted by DoomDoomDoom

@inferiorego said:

this looks pretty cool!

Posted by davelecave

Has a great style, this should be a good read, especially spinning out of Uncanny X-Force.

Posted by Mutant God

is that Azazel in the 2nd picture next to logan

Posted by Shadow_Thief

Pretty psyched; the original AoA arc was one of my all-time favorites, growing up.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Definitely going to pick this up.

Posted by ThePRez

whos the roster in this AoA

Edited by Shadow_Thief

On an only slightly unrelated note, am I the only one who, upon hearing mention of the AoA, immediately gets a version of The Age of Aquarius with "Aquarius" replaced by "Apocalypse" stuck in their head?

Seriously, somebody needs to make that video.

Posted by CombatSpoon86

All I can say is De La Torre can draw.

Posted by ithinkitwasyou

one of my favorite things about the X-Men in the age of apocalypse was that the dynamic of leadership and the teams had been flipped on it's head. I liked that Wolverine wasn't an X-Men anymore. I liked that Sabertooth kind of took his place. I liked Morphs comic relief. I Liked Storm and Quicksilver being the equivalent to Scott and Jean as team leaders, and power couples. I liked Storm's look with the short more millitant hair style. All of this has been lost washed away. If they wanted to create yet another alternate reality with completely different characters, I wish they would have done that as opposed ruining one of my favorite story lines by modernizing it. so much of the dynamic that I loved in the AoA originally seems to have been lost in all of the revisits thus far.

Posted by nappystr8

This series doesn't look bad, but why even call it AoA? Apocalypse has been out of the picture for awhile in that universe and just about every character which distinguished that series has been killed off or transplanted to the 616. Even if it is the AoA universe, using that name just seems like a slap in the face to fans of that series. Call it X-Men: Human Rebellion, or X-Force: Otherworlds or something.

Posted by Thunderscream

@Mutant God said:

is that Azazel in the 2nd picture next to logan

I think it might be Namor

Posted by Namor1987

@nappystr8 X-Terminated would do & @ThePrez roster for X-Terminated is Horror Show (Graydon Creed the big guy in the mask), Good Night (Donald Pierce the guy in the all black domino mask), Fiend (Francesca Trask the girl in the purple outfit tech looking outfit), Deadeye (Rismans daughter she has the hood cloak & sniper rifle) & lastly Prophet (William Stryker the guy in the hooded ninja gear).

Posted by Mutant God
@Thunderscream:  cant be Namor's dead in AoA
Posted by LordRequiem

To me, at least, the artwork looks a wee bit messy.

Posted by k4tzm4n

Damn, no love for AoA Creed. That's alright, I'm more interested in Prophet anyway :P

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Posted by yanni depp

The Art looks awesome.

Posted by maikkywin

O looks whose back .

Posted by nahadef

I don't think Jean Grey's costume is plausible, much less functional.

I love Age of Apocalypse, but having a cover like that (Jean's costume) gets into that area where I would be embarrassed if some non-comics reader saw me with that.

Posted by mikeclark1982

why?!?!!? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Posted by thanobomb1124
@Namor1987
@nappystr8 X-Terminated would do & @ThePrez roster for X-Terminated is Horror Show (Graydon Creed the big guy in the mask), Good Night (Donald Pierce the guy in the all black domino mask), Fiend (Francesca Trask the girl in the purple outfit tech looking outfit), Deadeye (Rismans daughter she has the hood cloak & sniper rifle) & lastly Prophet (William Stryker the guy in the hooded ninja gear).
Whos the guy in all red. 3rd pic?
Posted by The Impersonator

@ReVamp said:

@sinful said:

Yum Yum...gotta get me some

Posted by lykopis

I'll give it a shot. Looks interesting.

Posted by brucecapell

hopefully the stories are good

Posted by ScoobyM

Am I the only one that thinks Sabretooth looks exactly like Akuma from the street fighter series?

Posted by SilverHammerMan

@Shadow_Thief:

Well now that you've suggested it, YES, as thousand times yes.

Posted by Meteorite

Never heard of these creators, are they any good?

Posted by Iron Fist Angel

@ithinkitwasyou said:

one of my favorite things about the X-Men in the age of apocalypse was that the dynamic of leadership and the teams had been flipped on it's head. I liked that Wolverine wasn't an X-Men anymore. I liked that Sabertooth kind of took his place. I liked Morphs comic relief. I Liked Storm and Quicksilver being the equivalent to Scott and Jean as team leaders, and power couples. I liked Storm's look with the short more millitant hair style. All of this has been lost washed away. If they wanted to create yet another alternate reality with completely different characters, I wish they would have done that as opposed ruining one of my favorite story lines by modernizing it. so much of the dynamic that I loved in the AoA originally seems to have been lost in all of the revisits thus far.

Well said. I pretty much have zero interest in this, (despite the fact I love Uncanny X-force so I've been prepped for the new AoA).

Posted by Namor1987

@thanobomb1124 said:

@Namor1987
@nappystr8 X-Terminated would do & @ThePrez roster for X-Terminated is Horror Show (Graydon Creed the big guy in the mask), Good Night (Donald Pierce the guy in the all black domino mask), Fiend (Francesca Trask the girl in the purple outfit tech looking outfit), Deadeye (Rismans daughter she has the hood cloak & sniper rifle) & lastly Prophet (William Stryker the guy in the hooded ninja gear).


Whos the guy in all red. 3rd pic?

Probably a new character

Posted by JonesDeini

Not interested in this book, but am interested in seeing this artists future work.

Posted by redhood21

Yes! i was psyched before and now seeing this art im sold!!! AoA is very interesting and the part it played in uncanny x-force was awesome so i cant wait to pick up from there.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

The art REALLY drew me into this. Don't know if I have the $$$ to get it now...but I might very well in the future as a trade.

Posted by Nudeviking

This was already a must buy for me, but the art has me even more stoked.

Posted by Teerack

Is that bullseye in the red? :o

Posted by CATPANEXE

@ComicMan24 said:

Looks great. Can't wait to read it.

Posted by Mercy_

On the edge about whether or not I'm trade-waiting/waiting for it to go to Marvel's digital catalog or buying monthly.

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Posted by notoriousmistersims

gon to gave it a read liked the aoa so why not

Posted by carnivalofsins00

I was debating whether or not to pick this up, I am having to drop a few books due to not having the money to pay for everything that's released, and this just doesn't grab my attention enough to buy it.

Posted by Hit_Monkey

@Thunderscream said:

@Mutant God said:

is that Azazel in the 2nd picture next to logan

I think it might be Namor

@Thunderscream: Na he has a tail if you look closely. More likely Azazel

Posted by X35

i've been tossing and turning about whether to get this or not.

Posted by unbreakableburr

This looks like absolute shite. On every level. Meh.

Posted by Alton

@LordRequiem said:

To me, at least, the artwork looks a wee bit messy.

I think you're right here. Some of the art is hard to follow but I understand the need to give it an edgy look.This might be a little too edgy.

Posted by Alton

@ithinkitwasyou said:

one of my favorite things about the X-Men in the age of apocalypse was that the dynamic of leadership and the teams had been flipped on it's head. I liked that Wolverine wasn't an X-Men anymore. I liked that Sabertooth kind of took his place. I liked Morphs comic relief. I Liked Storm and Quicksilver being the equivalent to Scott and Jean as team leaders, and power couples. I liked Storm's look with the short more millitant hair style. All of this has been lost washed away. If they wanted to create yet another alternate reality with completely different characters, I wish they would have done that as opposed ruining one of my favorite story lines by modernizing it. so much of the dynamic that I loved in the AoA originally seems to have been lost in all of the revisits thus far.

The problem with creating new characters is that the fans won't buy into them.So creative teams are forced to recycle the same tired characters ad nauseum.That is probably why, thinking they had created a closed storyline,the original writers killed off so many characters in the original AOA.This concept wasn't supposed to come back,but here it is anyway.Did somebody say X-Men vs. Watchmen?