The Astonishing X-Men 1: Enter now...The Age of Apocalypse
It is seeming a normal day at the X-mansion, with the
fearless leader of the X-Men, Magneto, giving the team a briefing
on how likely exactely it is that they'll survive the crossover.
With that, a huge fireball at the center of which is Sunfire
bursts out of the portal, and the team is forced to pool their efforts
to put him out. As they try to figure out what kind of combat
circumstances would force Blink and Sunfire to teleport out
of battle into the mansion, a prelate of Apocalypse sticks his head through
Sabretooth:This don't look good, gang.
Quicksilver:But who would--Blink?!
Blink:Gangway, people! Critically wounded mutant cheesecake en route!
Not wanting to devote a whole issue to things coming
the portal, our heroine decides to close it. With a characteristic eye flash,
the unfortunate prelate.
After this chaos clears up, the team learns from Sunfire that the
cullings of innocent humans were continuing despite a treaty between the humans
and Apocalypse. At the head of this killing spree: Holocaust!
Blink, Rogue, Sabretooth, Morph, Sunfire, and Wild Child go on assignment
to stop the killing. As they prepare to depart, there is an
interesting scene with Blink, Rogue and Gambit. Gambit and the
married-to-Magneto Rogue have
an almost romantic scene on the balcony, which Blink interrupts by
bringing out Rogue and Magneto's baby, Charles. Gambit and Blink
exchange hostilities afterwards. Apparently, Clarice feels that
Gambit is a threat to her 'x-tended family' which centers around
Magneto and Rogue, but she is still uncharacteristically hostile
towards the cajun. Unfortunately this plot did not develop
More insidious than this scene, however, is a cut scene in which we
learn that Blink's portal has allowed the detection of the X-Men's base... by
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