- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Marvel (January 11, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785156682
- ISBN-13: 978-0785156680
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #534,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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X-Men: Schism Hardcover – January 11, 2012
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Bonus: cover gallery with variants and promotional artwork
As a long time reader of the X-Men I was very skeptical about the Schism / Regenisis relaunch of the series. I was more than a little angry at Marvel for even thinking about stopping the Uncanny X-Men and starting something else with a number one in order to boost sales a la DC's New 52. I was wrong, way wrong.
Schism is the tale of the two very different philosophies at the heart of both Charles Xavier's dream of the X-men: one a warrior ethic fighting to save mutantkind and two the spirit of working on educating mutants and men alike for a brighter tomorrow. The fantastic plot of Schism 1-5 exposes the limitations of mutantkind living together in the island compound of Utopia under Cyclops' leadership (I'm going to be bare bones on details, because this is a must-buy comic).
Schism / Regenisis works because it is organic and inherent within the characters of the X-Men. There is no wiping the slate clean, rather the characters with the full weight of their emotional baggage much choose with which part of Xavier's dream they are more aligned. The Regenisis issue captures many characters motivations for following one of two leaders of the X-Men.
This graphic novel is perfect for x-fans new and old. New x-fans will find the starting place for two promising series (X-Men and the new Wolverine and the X-Men). For new fans Schism will provide all the backstory they need for the X-teams split and their different approaches to following xavier's dream. For old fans, Schism offers a rich story steeped in the history of many characters and raw with emotion.Read more ›
I haven't been along for Scott's transformation into the bada** ruthless leader he's become but I was surprised to see Wolverine, who has always pitched a soldier's line, to be the one to try to save the barely-there innocence of the x-children. It seemed a bit forced but good enough to break into multiple teams I guess. I loved the brutal throwdown between Cyke and Wolvie; thank-you Davis for your wonderful art there. I thought the best part of the book was the Re:genesis story where we got to see a variety of the x-folk decide whose side to join and why. I loved the way they cast the choosing sides as tribal, or a schoolyard pick. Also, how Idie was handled in the main storyline was compelling. Re:genesis elevated this read to a 3.5 stars.Read more ›
The five issue arc is such an incredibly tight bit of self-contained storytelling from Jason Aaron. We start out with Cyclops and Wolverine going to an arms conference to plead with world leaders to destroy their Sentinel programs, and at this point of the story it's obvious the two of them are close friends now, far past the petty bickering they always seemed to be involved in back when Wolverine joined the team. One reviewer took issue with the fact that nations at the conference claimed Sentinels didn't exist when obviously they do, but he seemed to miss the fact that the leader making these claims was very obviously real life leader of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and an obvious parallel was being made to Iran's nuclear program and Ahmadinejad's insistence that the Holocaust never happened.
Another common complaint seems to be that the antagonists in this story are a new version of the Hellfire Club made up of children. People who didn't like the story bring up how lame it apparently is that the X-Men are taken down by kids, completely missing the fact that this whole story is about kids. Wolverine starts to pick up on the fact that Cyclops is training their young mutants to go to war and not to the ideals for which Professor X originally created the School For Gifted Youngsters.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it's finally here as wolverine and cyclops come to blows during the middle of a battle to save utopia and with x-men dwon the younger students must work together in order to stop... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jarred Blackburn
The X-men are splitting up. This tale focuses on its culmination and the rationales of various characters. The ending was the best part.Published 16 months ago by MISTER SJEM
sorta lame really. It's ok to establish the divide in the mutant community but not really a worthy read.Published 20 months ago by Jeremy
I thought that it was horrible. It made no sense to have the new leaders of the Hellfire club be children, and I don't see why the x men had to split up. Read morePublished on August 13, 2014 by Ross Phojy Mochachel
If they wanted to split the X-Men up, which I have no problem with, there are better ways they could have done it. Read morePublished on July 27, 2014 by Ben Martin