The HORESMEN Ride Again – and Get a New Look Courtesy of a re-vamped Salvador Larocca!! Mutantkind has been Decimated to the verge of extinction and finds itself in need of a savior. Beginning in X-Men #182, the world must brace themselves for the return of APOCALYPSE! And to help readers brace themselves, Marvel is pleased to offer, at no extra charge, 5 additional pages of backup stories featuring the Horsemen. Fans know that wherever Apocalypse goes, his Horsemen are sure to follow! Historically, his Horsemen have been mutants willing to make a deal with the devil, and this time his chosen Horsemen will cut the X-Men deeper than ever before! This time, the X-Men will find those they once called friends and teammates on Apocalypse's side. Sunfire has already been revealed as a new Horsemen, but for a MAJOR hint as to who will be the Horseman Death, check out this unseen cover to X-Men #185. And Apocalypse isn't the only one who's changed. Superstar X-artist Salvador Larocca has adopted a jaw-dropping new style, just in time for a revamped Apocalypse and four brand-new Horsemen. "Salva—already an amazing artist—has succeeded in taking his art style to the next level," says editor Mike Marts. "His change in style adds new layers of excitement and energy to the pages. Readers are going to love this." X-Men #182 kicks off the five-part "Blood of Apocalypse" storyline where each issue will feature a bonus five page back-up story, at no extra cost, explaining why each of Apocalypse's Horsemen made their deal with the devil. Be sure to pick up X-Men #182 for the beginning of a huge turning point in X-Men history where destruction and betrayal ensure that only the fittest will survive. X-MEN #182 (DEC052049) Written by PETER MILLIGAN Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA 32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50 FOC – 1/19, On Sale – 2/8/2006 X-MEN #183 (DEC052050) Written by PETER MILLIGAN Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA 32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50 FOC – 2/2, On Sale – 2/22/2006 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE/DRACULA #1 (of 4) (DEC052053) Written by FRANK TIERI Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY Cover by JAE LEE 32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99 FOC – 1/26, On Sale – 2/25/2006 To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook Marvel Comics is a division of Marvel Enterprises, Inc., a leading global character-based entertainment company that has developed and owns a library of more than 5,000 characters, which have entertained generations around the world for over 60 years. Marvel's operations are focused in entertainment and consumer product licensing and comic book publishing. Marvel Studios supports the development of feature films, DVD/video products and TV series. Marvel's creative team also supports the development of video games and toy lines based on its characters as well as for a broad and growing range of consumer products and services including apparel, collectibles, foods and promotions. Marvel's comic book division is a leading publisher in the global marketplace while also serving as an invaluable source of intellectual property. Marvel's Toy Biz division is a recognized creative force and leader in toy design, sales and marketing, developing and overseeing both licensee and in-house toy lines. For additional information visit http://www.marvel.com.