The Shattering has disbanded the X-Men, but the Astonishing X- Men must form! Cyclops and Phoenix, in the absence of the regular X-team, have gathered together an emergency cadre to deal with a threat to the race known as the Mannites. But even if they can rescue the mysterious girl named Nina, what of the others? For they are squarely in the sights of the villain who will forever alter the course of the X-Men's lives, a being known only as Death! Cover by Brandon Peterson & Tim Townsend.