Age of Apocalypse Preview: Unus and The Infinites.


I have a love/hate relationship with Unus, the Untouchable. Back in 2004, I had the privilege of being a member of Team Realmworx. We entered Pro Circuit Los Angeles with two favored decks, and I was not up to the brain drain of Teen Titans. That left me with The New Brotherhood.

It allowed me to play Unus. Ryan Jones, our teammate, christened the card “Unus the Humiliator”. If you could beat someone with such a pathetic character, your opponent would be shamed beyond recognition. I won a feature match against Chris Price with it.

The TNB deck did not take me very far beyond that, but Ryan Jones won our team the rings. $40,000 in one big check and the rest is history.


Four years later and Vs. System has entered an alternate timeline into the future. Unus is coming along with an updgrade. Thanks to the wicked wiles of the Illuminatish card creators at, we are blessed with a bouncing baby raid deck for the Age of Apocalypse and our lovable laughingstock has gone large.


In the beginning, there was a major switch. Professor X’s son Legion traveled back in time to kill Magneto and prevent the bad things that his Brotherhood would eventually do. Xavier chased the time trail and jumped in front of the bullet. Legion unwittingly killed his father, retroactively erasing himself from existence. Seeing the sacrifice that the professor offered, Magneto vowed to fight for good instead of evil. Even the mutant-hating shiny purple Sentinels had a change of heart. The Age of Apocalypse was born.

The year was 1995, and the Marvel Comics mutant superstars were expanding their stage. Parallel alignment of loyalty flipped the script; villains of all kinds were now forming allegiances of honor and righteousness. The other side of this redeeming alchemy also allowed Apocalypse to murder millions of humans in order for our heroes to show us how to triumph over the terrible. It was a drastic metaphor. Apocalypse set up “culling” programs—imprisoning and breeding people for the purpose of extracting their genetic material and creating an unbeatable army of Infinites—in order to maintain his tyranny forever. Some of my favorite characters entered the fray as the eternal battle was engaged in a new incarnation.

Yes, Unus was involved. Since this was an alternate timeline, his embarrassing death had not occurred. Indeed, Rogue was given command of her own team. The Astonishing X-Men miniseries was the time to shine for our beloved redhead. Undoubtedly, the appearance of a swarming force of Army characters made me smile that weenie smile. It was a story after my own heart.


Now I have a few new cards after my own heart. I can’t wait to print them out and transport my kitchen table into the Age of Apocalypse. Unus, all is forgiven. All the way to infinity.



Filed under Comic Books, Vs. System

4 responses to “Age of Apocalypse Preview: Unus and The Infinites.

  1. OSM

    WOW. Those are both very, very good. KK wasn’t kidding when he said the raid deck can be built multiple ways, huh?

  2. Silkmane

    Great read big brother

    What makes me like Unus, Commander of the Infinites that much more is the fact that he is playable in any deck based on the Infinites.

    The integration factor is important to me when considering the strength of a new card and I believe the Illuminatees of TCGPlayer nailed this one on the head.

    The fact that he thematically charged to the AOA storyline is also a big plus for me.



  3. chappy

    Unus’s ability will have to be re-worded soon.

    Because of the MAA card “The Infinites, Army / Age of Apocalypse”, paying 5 resource points will get you 5 copies of 2cost 4/4 army guys.

    That’s not gonna work very well…

    Change the ability to “Search your deck for any number of character cards named The Infinites with total cost X or less.”

  4. christachella

    probably cant add non AOA cards to the raid deck, like Galactus.

    Looks fun though!

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