The world groans under the Darwinian conqueror Apocalypse's rule. Under his thumb, America has become a dark and dangerous dystopia where mutants rule, humankind suffers, and survival of the fittest is all! But in the shadows, the freedom fighters known as the X-Men - following a tenuously thin thread of hope - continue their dangerous and multi-pronged plan to restore the true Marvel Universe. As the X-Men battle Holocaust and the Sentinels, Nightcrawler searches for the seer Destiny, Cyclops and Havok clash in the Dark Beast's slave pens, and young Nate Grey meets his maker...literally! Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN (1995) #2-3, AMAZING X-MEN (1995) #2-3, GAMBIT AND THE X-TERNALS #2, GENERATION NEXT #2, WEAPON X (1995) #2, X-CALIBRE #2-3, FACTOR X #2-3, X-MAN #2-3, X-UNIVERSE #1 and material from X-MEN: YEAR OF THE MUTANTS COLLECTORS' PREVIEW.