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Abandoned Love: So is Apocalypse Immortal or What?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer while still acknowledging that the abandoned story DID still happen. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

This time around, based on a suggestion by reader Andrew L., we take a look at how Apocalypse's immortality has been handled over the years...

Okay, we first see Apocalypse fully in X-Factor #6 (by Louise Simonson, Butch Guice and Bob McLeod), where we learn that he's A. basically immortal and B. he can manipulate his own molecules...

This continues in X-Factor #24 (by Louise and Walter Simonson)...

Finally, the kicker, the 1999 mini-series, Rise of Apocalypse (by Terry Kavanagh, Adam Pollina and Mark Morales), where we see the young Apocalypse's powers kick in in ancient Egpyt...

So that's just Apocalypse's deal, right? He was born one way in ancient Egypt and he controls his own body's molecules, so he is immortal and he has the same body now that he did then.

Or is it?

Check out the next page for the new take on Apocalypse's immortality...

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