Calling It: X-men Schism

This is where I air out predictions on what’s going to happen down the road in our favorite super hero books based on teasers, collected information, and just plain deduction. Needless to say, if you don’t want to be spoiled, stop reading.  And believe me, no one would be happier than me if I was wrong.

Schism is an X-men storyline by Jason Aaron just kicking off this month.  In it, the conflict between Wolverine and Cyclops comes to a head and we finally see Slim and the furball go at it.  It’s being described as Civil War for the X-books.  My prediction?  Cyclops, my favorite X-man, bites it at the end of X-men Schism.



Three reasons why I think this is happening:

1.) Uncanny ends with #544.  With Cyclops being the only original member still in that book, it makes sense to end it with his departure/demise.

2.) The five Schism issues will feature a different artist for each book, with the last one being drawn by Adam Kubert.  Long time fans will note that Kubert drew the solo Wolverine book for years, leading me to believe that the end of Schism will be a Logan-centric story.

3.) Lastly, with Logan’s X-Force being the big seller that it is, and Cyclops’ Uncanny being content with just being, it’s not hard to see that the story potential for a Wolverine-led X-men is much greater.

Anyway, these are my thoughts and guesses.  The only thing I’m wondering about really is what Emma’s gonna be doing in five months.  What do you guys think?

10 thoughts on “Calling It: X-men Schism

  1. I love the uncanny x-force but dont to stomach more wolverine diet x-book. one or two is enough but come on, if the writer want a new leader look no further than the white queen or storm that will be suffice. I’m not a big fan of the uncanny books but I do love the xmen and x-force books.

  2. Wolverine won’t be leading any X-Men as he’s mainly a soldier. He’d rather be in the frontlines rather than sitting in a room watching surveillance monitors.

    I would like to see White Queen and Beast start up the Academy again. That way they can bring down the stories to a younger audience. Most of the X-readers now are post Joss Whedon Astonishing X-men fans, so it won’t hurt start anew and gain new readers.

    Besides, “older” readers still have Uncanny X-Force and Astonishing X-Men by Ellis (if he’ gonna be there longer, I dunno)

    artists will be
    1. Rob Liefeld
    2. Rob Liefeld
    3. Rob Liefeld
    4. Rob Liefeld

  3. I agree, Lex… I can sorta see Emma taking control of the school as well.

    @JP, the four artists aside from Kubert are Carlos Pacheco, Frank Cho, Daniel Acuna, and Alan Davis.

  4. After reading the 2 dragging preludes… I’m really starting to agree with you John. Scott happens to be my favorite X-Man as well, but it won’t surprise me if he ends up dead/beaten/departing the team after all the fiasco.

  5. Man, if Wolverine leads the X-Men, that would alienate Cyclops, in a way. Thus, having the second coming of the Magneto-Xavier divide, with Cyclops and Wolverine? Hm..

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