X-Men Get a Divorce!

Its okay, children, don’t worry. It’s not a real divorce. It’s more of a trial separation, really, for economic purposes.

Yup, the X-Men as we know it have called it quits; Wolverine has told Cyclops where to stuff it and has left Utopia to rebuild the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, launching the newest X-story arc labelled “Regenesis” released early November.

The Marvel event “Schism” left the X-Men divided when yet another threat to the mutant Island of Utopia nearly sunk it into ocean. Cyclops waited for his religious wet-dream of Hope being the mutant messiah to come to fruition, while his team remains on Utopia, aiming to train mutants young and old for the inevitable war that is supposed to save mutant-kind from all who wish to see it destroyed. Wolverine, with his newly discovered ‘what about the children?’ philosophy, decides that the X-Men need to return to their roots and go back to the old school (literally), thus taking the rational and responsible role that we all know and love about Wolverine’s character.

The First few issues have the team captains playing a metaphorical game of Eeny-Meeny-Miny-Moe to decide which icons play on which team. Cyclops seems to have gotten the edge with a solid line up consisting of: Magneto, Namor, Storm, Colossus, Warpath, Psylock, the New Mutants, and most of team Hope…

Leaving Team Wolverine with a more of the classic X-Men vibe: Beast, Iceman, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Gambit, and a dumping ground of minor mutants no one really cares about (assumed be maintaining the role of students).

Team Cyclops will involve the classic titles: X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants, and Generation Hope.

Meanwhile, on the same rack, Team Wolverine will centralize around the titles X-Men legacy, X-Force, X-Factor, and the new appropriately titled Wolverine and The X-Men.

The event also re-launches the Uncanny X-men after almost 50 years of publication, drawing another #1 issue release. With the two major power houses, Marvel and DC, constantly trying to re-invent their image with world changing comic events, there seem to be quite a few #1’s hitting the shelves these days. If you’re an X-Man fan and want another taste of a smaller scale Civil War event, then Regenesis will be an entertaining read. It revisits some older themes and features one of the all time great X-Men Villains, Mr Sinister. If you’re not too familiar with the existing X-Men universe, I wouldn’t let the #1 titles fool you– It’s not necessarily the best place to jump into the storyline. For the hardcore collector, I’d grab Uncanny #1, bag it, board it, and let the rest come out on trade paperback.

Next Up – TMNT #1

  • http://www.facebook.com/8minsfromsol Ryan Keith Cooke

    inb4 UMvC comment.


  • Gaby

    I read the story leading up to schism but did not read schism. I want to, I really do, but 3.99 adds up quickly when you are trying to keep up with titles. I have decided to do as you recommend and wait for the trades.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Davis/500741168 Chris Davis

    I read and own the Second Coming part, think that was right before Schism. Waiting for the trades as well.