NOTE: This story originally had the art teams switched. It has been corrected.
It turns out there will soon be a comic book called UNCANNY X-MEN for sale after all! It’s coming back in October with a new #1 as part of an X-Men eventish thing called “X-men Regenesis” which will find the mutants splitting into two teams (yes kinda like Blue and Gold back in the day.) One will appear in UNCANNY X-MEN, to be written again by Kieron Gillen with art by Carlos Pacheco & Greg Landand another called WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN, also debuting in October, to be written by Jason Aaron, with art by Chris Bacahlo.
“The best thing about this split is that the two books hit two very different chords. One is hardcore super hero action and the other is something else entirely that I can’t go too deep into without spoiling `Schism,'” Lowe said. “The best way I can describe it is a return to a structure that made the X-Men what it was.”
It doesn’t get more X-menny than Wolverine vs Cyclops!
In this move, the hand of Axel Alonso is much noted:
Ultimately, when “Schism” concludes, Alonso said that the survivors — whomever they may be — “will stare at each other across a philosophical chasm the size of the Grand Canyon. This is a war for the heart of the X-Men.”
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