Month of Cool Avengers/X-Men Comic Book Moments – Magneto Tears Apocalypse a New One
All month long we will feature brand-new Cool Avengers and X-Men Comic Book Moments in celebration of their fiftieth anniversaries this month. Here is an archive of all the past cool comic moments that I’ve featured so far over the years.
We finish out the X-Men side of the month with the conclusion to the Age of Apocalypse in X-Men Omega by Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid and Roger Cruz (plus eleventy billion inkers).
To set the scene, Magneto has learned that his reality only exists because of a time anomaly. He helps the X-Men known as Bishop go back in time to fix the anomaly while he also fights his final battle against Apocalypse (while Nate Grey, X-Man, also fights his battle against Apocalypse’s son, Holocaust). Meanwhile, nuclear bombs are about to come raining down on Apocalypse’s now unguarded citadel (as his force fields were destroyed earlier) as the clock ticks down…
Cue the drama…
While “the” moment is Magneto tearing Apocalypse apart, I do have an affection for the closing sequence, as Magneto holds his wife and his son and awaits the nuclear holocaust, knowing that he helped Bishop wipe this timeline out (of course, like all alternate timelines, Marvel could not let it actually stay wiped out, but that’s neither here nor there).