Dark Horizon (Part 2). With Rogue under his control, Mesmero manages to use her to release Apocalypse from his tomb. When the X-Men, Brotherhood, and Acolytes make it to the tomb, strange monsters confront them. With the X-Men distracted, Mesmero, using both Rogue and Mystique, manages to release Apocalypse. Before the X-Men can fight Apocalypse, he absorbs all of Rogue’s powers and escapes.
Dark Horizon (Part 1). Mesmero attempts yet again to free Apocalypse, this time with Rogue as his pawn—using her to steal the abilities of the X-Men, Brotherhood and Magneto’s Acolytes. While the X-Men team up with Magneto and the Acolytes to thwart Mesmero, Wolverine, Sabretooth and Gambit set out to find Rogue.