Marvel teased us for several days last month with the Age of X: Alpha cast reveal.  Today we have an all new cover that features the team in a very interesting landscape.

AGE OF X: ALPHA #1 (NOV100514)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Variant Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

In a world where the X-Men never existed, the survival of mutantkind rests on the shoulders of the few remaining mutants who are on their last leg. Who are they and at what length will they go to keep their kind alive? Get your answers to these questions and more in Age Of X: Alpha #1!

Age of X: Alpha #1 arrives January 26, 2011 and features a $3.99 cover price.

via Marvel

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  1. Red Star
    December 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm — Reply

    Can someone name the characters in this picture. Please and thank you.

    • Red Star
      December 8, 2010 at 2:01 pm — Reply

      bottom picture

      • December 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm — Reply

        I’ll try, but some of them are difficult without their trademark uniforms.

        Back Line, by tank, Left to right: Psylocke, Nate Grey?, Candlejack?, Jubilee, Storm, Magneto, Namor, Some Shi’ar guy(Probably the Guardian), and Angel

        Frontline: Crouching Guy could be Cannonball/Beast/Havok, Gambit, Rogue, Cyclops, Colossus and Dazzler?/Sex changed Cable?/Polaris?

        I’m not super up on the X-Men. Anyone else have a better idea?

        • December 8, 2010 at 6:48 pm — Reply

          Back: Psylocke, Hellion, Sunspot?, Jubilee, Storm, Magneto, Namor, Warpath? (dude looks too scrawny though), Angel? Cypher? Cannonball? (he looks pretty generic)

          Front: Wolverine? (That helmet is making me think Avalanche), Gambit, Rogue, Cyclops, Colossus & Dazzler.

          I tried.

          • Smoothesuede
            December 9, 2010 at 5:51 am — Reply

            We’re led to believe that mohawk dude is Berzerker, and blonde-guy is Cypher. Helmet-bro in the front is indeed Avalanche.

      • Black Void
        December 17, 2010 at 9:50 am — Reply

        No This is the roster as shown in the picture:
        Psylocke, Hellion ( One with Shoulder Guards), Jubilee, Storm, Magneto, Namor, Berserker, Cypher, Colossus.
        Sunspot, Avalanche, Gambit, Rogue, Basilisk (Cyclops) and Dazzler.

  2. jay ocampo
    December 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm — Reply

    i think my guess is better, back: psylocke, hellion, sunspot, jubilee, storm, magneto, warpath, legion, cypher (doug ramsey). front: avalanche, gambit, rogue, cyclops, colossus, dazzler. i still don’t know the plot or storyline behind this though. looks like a major reinvention of all xmen characters, heroes and villains alike but i hope this is only temporary or just an alternate reality, i like the current one much better

  3. Antonio Sanciolo
    December 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm — Reply

    so this is age of apocalypse sans apocalypse?

  4. December 8, 2010 at 7:44 pm — Reply

    Can I please have an apocalypse where Wolverine *doesn’t* survive? Also, while I’m asking, I’d like an X-alter-verse where mutants aren’t being hunted towards extinction. I’m not counting “House of M” since that has more to do with the whole Marvel U than the X-Men.

    • aquamatt
      December 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm — Reply

      I am so with you! I wish they’d just dealt with him as a notable dead mutant or something. That dude is seriously played out.

  5. Arturo
    December 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm — Reply

    Back row: Psylocke, Hellion, Jubilee, Storm, Magneto, Namor, Legion, Doug Ramsey;

    Front row: Maverick?, Gambit, Rogue, Cyclops, Colossus, Dazzler

    • Psychokinesis
      January 8, 2011 at 6:36 am — Reply

      Bachalo Cover:
      Warpath, Wolverine, Jubilee, Nightmare (Pixie/Angel), Rogue & Onyx

      Coipel Cover:
      Avalanche (maybe they may make him Rictor), Gambit & Rogue
      Psylocke, Sunspot (could be Havok), Basilisk (Cyclops), Colossus, Dazzler (could be Domino)
      Hellion, Jubilee, Storm, Magneto, Namor, Gladiator (Shi’ar dude is not called Guardian, but could be Legion or Berserker), Blonde dude could be: Havok, Cypher, Cannonball or Elixir, my guess is Elixir

      Has anyone seen the other preview at, apparently Black girl with short hair is not the same as Storm (they both appear in preview page 2). I have no idea who that girl is…

      Other known characters:
      Phoenix, Chamber, Toad, Rockslide, Mercury, possibly Husk, Kavita Rao, possibly Madison, Mystique, maybe shadowcat (from preview post card)

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