Synopsis: As the newest Death is revealed to the X-Men, they try in vain to stir what good is left in him. In battle, Apocalypse's antidote is destroyed, which causes him to rethink his plans. Traveling to the United Nations, Apocalypse gives the world's leaders an option; cull 90% of the population themselves or he will destroy them all. In light of Death's wavering loyalties, the shocking identity of the newest Pestilence is revealed!
Synopsis: Finding herself captured by Apocalypse, Lorna Dane tries her hardest to resist Apocalypse's methods. Questioning why he chose her to become Pestilence, Apocalypse reveals that he had considered the Leper Queen for the role, but found her too... eager. Just why does Apocalypse seek a reluctant Horseman?