Sunday, June 19, 2011
Marvel Announces, Uncanny X-Men #1 And Wolverine & The X-Men #1
In what Marvel are calling, “X-Men Regenesis,” October and November will see the launch of two new teams of X-Men, with Wolverine & The X-Men #1 due in October and Uncanny X-Men #1 following soon after in November. Both books will feature a wide variety of the mutant superheroes, with former friends on different sides and chasing different goals.
Editor Nick Lowe said, “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.’ The best way I can describe it is a return to a structure that made the X-Men what it was.”
“The events in ‘Schism’ will cause a huge rift in the X-Men, the ripple effects of which will be felt in Marvel Universe,” Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso added. “In the course of this story, Cyclops and Logan will realize that there is no way for them to continue on the course they’ve been going — or, indeed, to even co-exist.”
He finished by concluding that after “Schism” the two new teams, “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.”