Cover Ian Churchill / Scott Hanna
Cover Graphics Ashley Underwood
Designer Ronnie Lawler
Computer Imaging Steve Alexandrov
Cover Dated April 1995
I really should have read this one shot first, as it would have built the world better for me.
The framing device, for this handbook, is that one of the Madri has decided he wants to know all of Apocalypse’s secrets. What he finds is profiles. Each is given either a “Chosen” or “Forgotten” tag.
Magneto & Rogue, Chosen
Storm, who Apocalypse writes, is in love with Quicksilver, so I’m not sure if they are romantically together. Chosen
Quicksilver, they must be a couple. Quicksilver lost his mother and his sister – Polaris, who Rogue absorbed her powers and Magneto was cool with and married and sired a child. A child for a child, I reckon. Chosen
Northstar / Aurora, Forgotten
Four Horsemen – Odd how they are not name checked in the two paragraphs. I recognize Sinister and Abyss. I believe Holocaust is one and I know Mikhail Rasputin is another. Chosen
Human High Council, Gwen Stacy was a member of, I believe. Forgotten
Weapon X & Jean Grey, Chosen
Gambit & The Externals – Lily Cheney is a member of the group. Forgotten
We learn that Magneto’s school is on Wundagore Mountain. Apocalypse knows that Colossus is married to Katherine Pryde. Apocalypse knows that Illyana is a prisoner in his breeding pens.
Sabretooth & Wild Child, Chosen
Charles Xavier, Forgotten but Apocalypse wonders what type of world it would be if Xavier wasn’t killed.
Issue ends with the Madri being Chosen but Apocalypse doesn’t like spies and he kills the one Madri and changes their status to, Forgotten.
Bob Wiacek was the inker for the X-Man and the Four Horsemen profiles. Terry Austin was the inker for Quicksilver and The Beast profile. 90s Tim Sale artwork for Sabretooth & Wild Child and Bishop profiles. Sabretooth & Wild Child do look like traditional Tim Sale art.
Larroca / Melia also provide the art for Magneto & Rogue, Cyclops, Storm, Human High Council and Angel profiles.
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