Collects stories from X-Men (1991-2008 1st Series) #188-199 and 200-204 and X-Men (2007) Annual #1.
Mike Carey reinvigorates the X-Men! A shaken Sabretooth arrives at the X-Men's doorstep - asking for asylum! But what could possibly strike terror into the heart of Victor Creed? The Children of the Vault have risen...and they spell doom for the X-Men! Rogue must assemble a dangerous new squad -including Mystique, Cable, Lady Mastermind and Sabretooth - but when a terrifying alien threat emerges, can Rogue hold on to her sanity? Meanwhile, the deadliest foes in the X-Men's history, the Marauders, return - and Gambit is front and center among their ranks! Why are the Marauders eliminating specific mutants? And what prize do they plan to rip from the X-Men's hands? It's an exciting new direction for the X-Men, that sets up the status quo for the "Messiah Complex" event!