Collects the X-Men: Endangered Species one-shot and the bonus 8-page storylines included in X-Men (Vol 2) #200-204, Uncanny X-Men #488-491, X-Factor #21-24, and New X-Men (Vol 2) #40-42.
*It is a race against time for one of Marvel's first mutants to make sure he is not the last!
"No more mutants."
They say words can never hurt you. But they never met Wanda Maximoff. At the height of her madness during the crisis known as M Day, the Scarlet Witch uttered these three little words that obliterated nearly the entire species of mutants, consigning them to the dustbin of Darwin's evolution.
Following in the wake of Decimation, and setting up the final showdown with fate in the X-Men event Messiah CompleX, Endangered Species finds the Beast in a race against the clock to see what he can do to save the destiny of his fellow mutants before time runs out. Alone and with the future in his hands, can he stumble upon the key that will bring about the positive change, or will a species now endangered be headed irrevocably for extinction?
Alone against evolution!
Hank McCoy, affectionately known to his X-Men teammates and fellow mutants as the Beast, has faced challenges before--but never one as daunting as having to turn back the imminent extinction of his species! Embarking on a journey that will take him across the farthest reaches of reality--and the outer limits of his sanity--the Beast stands alone in trying to unravel the secrets of a mystery upon which the fate of mutantkind rests.
It is a tale that finds him plumbing the depths of his soul -- and making deals with many devils. Traveling the world in a frenzy to find a solution, it is a travelogue of desperation that takes him from the High Eveolutionary's kingdom in the Wundagore Mountain to the dregs of the secret mutant cocentration camp of Neverland. Featuring Bishop, Spiral, Dr. Strange and other assorted X-Men, perhaps the most definitive encounter in the Beast's pursuit is when he must look into the mirror and come to terms with the darkest side of himself.
Endangered Species is a tale loke non other, assembled from a hit one-shot and a series of 17 eight-page back-up stories from Marvel's four cour X-Men titles (X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor, Nex X-Men). Written and drawn by a diverse team of comic all-stars like Mike Carey, Mark Bagley, Mike Perkins and Christos Gage, this classic X-Men saga sets the stage for the Messiah CompleX event, showcasing one of the X-Men's greatest heroes in a suspense story full of great character moments. *Source: Dust Jacket