Collects X-Men (1991) #188-199 and #200-204 (A stories) and X-Men Annual (2007) #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!