Another New X-Man has fallen and it's not over for the kids yet. Can they rise together to defeat Rev. Stryker and his army of mutant-haters? Pick up the book that has everyone talking!
Driven by what he believes to be “visions from God” delivered by the mutant-hunting Nimrod, Rev. Stryker launches a full-scale assault on the Xavier Institute. Armed with anti-mutant weapons and future tech gleaned from Nimrod, the Purifiers and Stryker take the mansion by storm, nearly killing Cannonball and easily overcoming the few X-Men at the school as they try to take down Frost’s students. Unbeknownst to Stryker, X-23 has thrown a wrench in his carefully laid plans by replacing her teammate Dust and corrupting the prophetic vision that is the basis of his plans. She proves key to the survival of her teammate, Dust who turns the tide of battle inside the Institute. The Purifiers manage to kill Quill but are stopped from further carnage by Dust, X-23 and the rest of the New X-Men team. Stryker’s team is defeated and his role in the recent deaths on campus is revealed. Enraged, Elixir uses his powers to kill Stryker. This turns Josh’s skin from gold to ebony and leaves him catatonic from the shock to his system. In the wake of this destruction, the Nimrod unit that had been “guiding” Stryker is fully re-activated and goes to seek its maker, the mutant called Forge.