As DC Comics prepares to rock the world of its readers, most avid comic aficionados have wondered if Marvel will drop a similar bomb on our collective heads? It's not hard to imagine, since the two comic giants often mirror each other's events...in the spirit of friendship of course. In the current run of X books, Marvel has been leading up to their "Schism" story line, presenting an ever widening chasm between Wolverine and Cyclops which is set to split the children of Xavier and Magneto down the middle with further, long standing effects on the entire Marvel Universe. Sure, it's not a reboot, but its sure not the fluffy, super heroic, ultra shiny world we were promised with the announcement of The Heroic Age! As you would expect in an event like this, there would be at least one casualty. Today, we learn that the actual title Uncanny X-Men is on the chopping block! End of an era, folks. Here's the skinny...
All things must come an end…even for the X-Men, and this October fans will bear witness the end of an era as Uncanny X-Men #544 concludes the long running series. It’s all come to this! Years in the making, the seeds of dissent finally bear fruit as the events of X-Men Schism tear the X-Men and the Marvel Universe apart! When the dust settles, the state of mutantkind will irreparably be changed forever. Don’t miss the historic final issue of the longest running X-Men title this October, in Uncanny X-Men #544!
UNCANNY X-MEN #544 Written by KIERON GILLEN, Pencils and Cover by GREG LAND - $3.99 ON SALE THIS OCTOBER! X-MEN: SCHISM #1 ON SALE – 7/13/11
And here's a bit on the Schism event...
For years Wolverine and Cyclops fought side by side, protecting the ideals of peaceful co-existence between human and mutantkind. But when a mutant-triggered international incident goes mainstream, their differences on the battlefield will prove to be too much and fans will bear witness to the fight they’ve all been waiting for – CYCLOPS VS. WOLVERINE!
X-Men: Schism will send shockwaves throughout and the entire Marvel Universe when a decision made by the X-Men leader jeopardizes the survival of all mutantkind. What lengths will some X-Men go to preserve the preservation of their species?
Find out as the biggest X-Men event in years kicks off this July when Carlos Pacheco, Frank Cho, Daniel Acuna, Alan Davis & Adam Kubert join Jason Aaron for the X-Ride of your life! It all begins in the oversized X-Men: Schism #1 so hold on to your hats True Believers, because when the dust settles – you’ll be wondering if Cyclops has finally gone too far .
For more on X-Men: Schism, head on over to Marvel.com!