Collects X-Men Chronicles #1-2, Tales From the Age of Apocalypse #1-2, X-Man #-1, Blink #1-4; material from X-Men: Age of Apocalypse one-shot, X-Man Annual '96.

The secret past of the Age of Apocalypse is revealed as we revisit the early days of En Sabah Nur's rule! Magneto's X-Men will never be the same after Weapon X joins the team. New recruit Rogue will attract the master of magnetism — but will Gambit get in the way? Meanwhile, Cyclops and Havok face an unhappy family reunion, and Blink gets into the zone — the Negative Zone! Colossus grows weary of battle, Sabretooth switches sides and Logan meets Mariko Yashida! Plus: Flash back to the early days of Nate Grey, the X-Man — and join the AoA refugee years later (or is it years earlier?) as he returns to his nightmarish home!