Writers: Rick Remender & Gerry Duggan
Artist: Adam Kubert
Color Artist: Frank Martin
Letterer: Cory Petit
Release Date: May 22nd, 2013
This is the first AoU book that has felt slightly relevant to me. I am not saying it is relevant really to the AoU story...it really isn't. I just feel that it is relevant to show the growth of the Apocalypse twins that we are dealing with in the main Uncanny Avengers book.
I like that because Remender knows he is using a time traveling, timeline jumping antagonist, he is able to bring the same characters we are reading in the main book into the timeline that we are dealing with in this AoU event. The dark and painful challenges that the Apocalypse twins deal with in this book are surprising. It is really sad to see what happens to Alex Summers as well as Rogue.
The thing that I enjoyed about this book is that I am starting to see the why behind the Apocalypse twins and I am starting to see more and more of what exactly Kang the Conqueror is up to. More than piquing my interest in AoU, this gave me a renewed hope for the Uncanny Avengers title which I was starting to get a little turned off of. So far, this is one of my picks for the tie-ins of AoU, even if it is for the wrong reasons.