With the Daily Bugle building destroyed, Joe Robertson continued to print the paper and circulate it among the remaining human survivors that still lived in Manhattan. Christopher Summers, a prisoner of the Dark Beast following his infection with a Brood embryo, escaped from the slave pens and was taken in by Robertson. Upon learning that Christopher was the father of Cyclops and Havok, the unfortunate duty of informing Christopher that his children had become Prelates in Apocalypse's service fell to Robertson. Christopher's Brood persona killed Joe and implanted a Brood embryo inside him. Presumably, this Brood form of Joe Robertson was eliminated when the Elite Mutant Force wiped out all the humans transformed by Summers.