The EARTH X saga continues with this double-sized opening chapter of UNIVERSE X! Reed Richards thought that the Earth was saved. Galactus was gone. The Celestials were defeated. But when three old friends (the Angel, Nighthawk and Gargoyle) meet, they are accosted by a nightmarish vision of the future of the Marvel Universe. For they learn that the rebirth of Captain Mar-Vell won't bring peace, but a terrible civil war for the future of mutanthood! Plus: Glimpses into the futures of Captain America, X-51, Cyclops, the Black Panther, Thor, Banner and the Hulk, the Ani-Men, Magneto, Iceman, the Defenders, Daredevil, Moon Knight, the Inhumans, Silver Surfer, the Sentinels and the X-Men! Return to the mystery and the majesty, return to the sprawling saga of this Universe on the edge of extinction!