Later, in X-Males #2, a bit of Arakko returned, and after an uncomfortable kissing scene between a land mass and an atoll who love one another very a lot, it was revealed that the being who traveled with it – Summoner – was a toddler of Apocalypse and his horseman Battle. Summoner warned Apocalypse that Arakko was set to fall, and Apocalypse promised to save lots of “all [his] kids.”
Apocalypse has been toiling away within the pages of Excalibur, engaged on rebuilding mutant magic and beginning a proxy struggle with Otherworld, the magical nexus of all realities and residential to Merlin, Saturnyne and the Captain Britain Corps. He has taken transient breaks from his magical work to threaten the nations of the G8 (X-Males #4) with the identical destiny that ended the Bronze Age, in addition to to slaughter depowered mutants in single fight to set off Krakoan resurrection protocols whereas Nightcrawler begins his personal faith (X-Males #7).
All of those occasions are main into X of Swords, the primary main crossover of the Daybreak of X period. The now 22-part crossover consists of amongst its villains Demise, Battle, and Summoner, the kid from X-Males #2. Additionally among the many many covers launched are ones displaying Saturnyne attacking the X-Males, and Apocalypse on his ceremonial pile of skulls. What may that imply? In all probability a ton of dying, or possibly only a sign of a altering aesthetic for Blue Dad.