Collects Uncanny X-Men #475-486.
*A brand-new era for Uncanny X-Men begins here
Fresh off X-Men: Deadly Genesis, Ed Brubaker takes the helm of Marvel’s mighty mutants. Young Guns Reloaded artist Billy Tan and Clayton Henry join Ed for a story that won’t just affect Earth, but will rock the foundations of the entire galaxy! Vulcan is out for revenge and has his sights set on the Shi’ar Empire! Get ready for the ride of your life!
Light years from Earth, the mad dictator D'Ken Neramani once rules the vast Shi'Ar Empire with an iron hand, murdering all who opposed his reign. One of D'Ken's many victims was Katherine Summers, mother of famed X-Men Cyclops and Havok, slain by D'Ken's own hand in cold blood. As she lay dying, Katherine's unborn child was brutally ripped from her womb and cast into a life of slavery in the Shi'Ar Empire.
Now, that chilid has become Vulcan, an Omega-level mutant with enough power to crack a planet in two. With his mind warped by vengeance, Vulcan ruthlessly hunts his mother's killer, leaving a trail of unspeakable death and destruction in his wake. The only hope for galactic peace lies back on Earth in the hands of Professor Xavier and his small band of loyal X-Men. Together, these X-Men rocket into space, leaving behind their home planet in a desperate attempt to stop Vulcan before he exterminates the entire Shi'Ar civilization in his quest for revenge against D'Ken. With only the slimmest chance of success on their side, will the X-Men stop Vulcan before the Shi'Ar Empire is destroyed? *Source: Dust Jacket
Also includes Billy Tan's character designs, notes on the Shi'Ar vehicle used by the X-Men to follow Vulcan, the Marvel Spotlight article "Uncanny X-Men: Creative Genesis", and several cover sketches.