While Extermination #5 was packed to the gills with exposition, especially from the villain Ahab, how things played out worked well on the page.
Departures can still be a very effective narrative tool if used correctly, but equally it can come off as a crass cash-grab very easily.
Thanks to time travel and a mind-wipe, the original teenage X-Men got back where they belong without breaking Marvel's space-time continuum.
One of Marvel's most iconic X-Men is back, and their return could have huge implications for the future of Marvel's mutants.
Years after it kicked off, the story of the original teenage X-Men in the modern Marvel Universe has come to a close.
A preview of Extermination #5 if the time-displaced Cyclops really died from Ahab's vicious assault.
Ahab, the harpoon-wielding cyborg from the "Days of Future Past" timeline, has officially established himself as a major threat to the X-Men!
Their time is up in Extermination, but why is it so important that the future of the original X-Men must lie in the past?
A prominent member of Marvel's X-Men appears to have met a grisly end in Extermination #4.
X-Force is out for revenge against Cable's killer, and an original, time-displaced X-Man is along for the ride.
Marvel reveals that Extermination #5, the issue that could potentially change everything for the X-Men, will be released in mid-December.
The final issue of X-Men Blue brings us full circle, as the original teenage X-Team prepares to say farewell to friends and family.
In Extermination #3, an X-Men villain gets his own devious finger snap moment, evoking the Mad Titan, Thanos.
Marvel's preview of Extermination #3 reveals how the mystery mutant siblings play a key role in Ahab's villainous plans.
Before the Original Five head home, X-Men Blue #35 reveals just how much they change in the pre-Extermination future.
Marvel has released the first details about X-Men: The Exterminated #1, which will see the mutant team grieving for Cable.
A traumatic act committed in Extermination #2 brings back similar memories to an Uncanny X-Men crossover from the 1980s.