The secret past of the Age of Apocalypse is revealed as we revisit the early days of En Sabah Nur's rule! Magneto's X-Men will never be the same after Weapon X joins the team. New recruit Rogue will attract the master of magnetism -- but will Gambit get in the way? Meanwhile, Cyclops and Havok face an unhappy family reunion, and Blink gets into the zone -- the Negative Zone! Colossus grows weary of battle, Sabretooth switches sides and Logan meets Mariko Yashida! Plus: Flash back to the early days of Nate Grey, the X-Man -- and join the AoA refugee years later (or is it years earlier?) as he returns to his nightmarish home!
Collecting X-MEN CHRONICLES #1-2, TALES FROM THE AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1-2, X-MAN #1, BLINK #1-4 and material from X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE ONE-SHOT and X-MAN ANNUAL '96.