Marvel launching an event story to tie into an upcoming movie is the least surprising thing, even when the movie is from Fox. So with that in mind, Apocalypse Wars is soon to be upon us, running through the main three X-books. The first chapter happens in Extraordinary X-Men #8, by Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos, which comes out March 16th.

The preview pages don't feature Apocalypse or the promised trip to the future; they mostly focus on Storm and Old Man Logan being friendly, in a way that makes me really hope they're not re-igniting the Storm/Wolverine romance but with an older grosser Logan. You won me over to that one, Marvel, but this would be pushing it.

 

Connecting Variant by Ken Lashley
Story Thus Far Variant by Todd Nauck (in progress)
Humberto Ramos
Humberto Ramos
Humberto Ramos
Humberto Ramos

 

Here's the official word from Marvel:

This March, the Extraordinary X-Men come face-to-face with one of their most fearsome foes. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #8 – the first chapter of the “APOCALYPSE WARS” storyline. Be there as creators Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos take you into the far flung future. Mutantkind is an endangered species once more – what better way to ensure your people make it to tomorrow – than to skip ahead right to it? As the mutant race’s last hope is jettisoned into the time stream, the Extraordinary X-Men make a startling discovery: the fate of their kind is about to fall into the hands of one of their most formidable adversaries – the immortal Apocalypse! Now, Storm and her team must race into a perilous and deadly future if they are to have any hope of reclaiming their present! Only they’re completely unaware of the horrors that await them on the other side. Be there as the flagship X-Men title kicks off a blockbuster Apocalypse tale this March in EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #8!