Collects X-Men: Messiah Complex #1, Uncanny X-Men #492-494, X-Factor (Vol 3) #25-27, New X-Men (Vol 2) #44-46 and X-Men (Vol 2) #205-207.
*In the aftermath of House of M, Decimation and Endangered Species, the future of mutants has never been bleaker. At the seeming end of their evolutionary cycle, a miracle arrives in the form of the first mutant birth since the tragic events of M-Day, when the Scarlet Witch obliterated the X-gene from virtually every mutant on the plant.
But from this source of hope comes a clash between mutants over who will control the child's fate. It is a battle in which every mutant on the planet has a stake. The fight is on.
The combined effort of several of Marvel's top creators, X-Men: Messiah Complex mines the rich tapestry of the X-Men Universe for a dizzying thrill-ride of suspense that will set a new course for the future of mutantkind.
In a single moment of insanity, the Scarlet Witch obliterated the X-gene, reducing the mutant population to a mere few. Overnight, the rules that had governed mutant/human relations were irrevocably altered, and the fight for the survival of the species began. Now, a glimmer of hope has emerged in the form of a baby--the first mutant birth since M-Day. The battle over who will control the child's destiny could determine whether mutants live to see another day or slowly yield to the wrong side of natural selection.
The defining moment of the modern era of X-Men, Messiah Complex brings together the team's entire roster for a monumental tug-of-war against the mutant-hating Purifiers, Mr. Sinister and his wicked band of Marauders, the animalistic frenzy of Predator X, and Lady Deathstrike and the Reavers. But perhaps the greatest fight of all the X-Men face will be amoung themselves.
Whatever future is left for the X-Men starts here! *Source: Dust Jacket