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The X-Men event of the decade starts here!

It’s never been a more dangerous time to be a mutant. Even with their numbers at a record low, the world refuses to trust mutantkind…and after a mutant-triggered international incident, anti-mutant hatred hits new heights. Of course it’s at this moment, when the mutant race needs most to stand together, that a split begins that will tear apart the very foundation of the X-Men.

From superstar writer and Marvel Architect Jason Aaron and a full roster of comics’ top artists, this is an X-tale that will reverberate for years to come! Come October, the X-Men landscape will be irreparably changed.

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Frank Cho

Price: $3.99
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Avg Rating: 4.0
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  1. My LCS owner recommended #1 and I liked it alot. Getting this.

  2. if this one is as good as the last issue then im thinking its going to be my POTW again

  3. I’ve been picking up X-men stuff pretty randomly, but this one looked to be good.  I thought the art and writing was amazing.  Really got the voices as I’d actually want to hear them.  Looking forward to this event over anything else Marvel has done.

  4. I really liked the first one. A lot of people complained that the schism hadn’t already started in issue 1, which I found silly. Let Aaron tell his story. I think it is fairly clear it will end in a schism. Also feel free to ignore the Prelude, which is going to have even less to do with it than originally advertised (which was not much even then).

  5. FRANK CHO!!

  6. I’d argue the schism did start in #1. if you’re looking for Scott and Logan to say, “This is the day that the X-Men will have a schism forever,” you should probably doodle it out yourself because it probably won’t happen like that. the first issue shows a pretty clear division in their attitudes.

  7. The first issue was pretty good. I enjoyed it enough to keep going, and Frank Cho art never hurt.

  8. Aaron and Cho.. this is a no brainer.

  9. @ABirdseysView  –they say that in the 80s movie version….and the theme song’s chorus will have “Schism” in it as well as words that rhyme with it…also a saxophone solo. 

  10. Really really liked the first one. Although I don’t know why I even bothered with the preludes

  11. I’m excited for this. Not being an xmen fan, I’m pleasantly surprised by how great issue one was. I hope it keeps strong.

  12. Really thought Prelude was leading into something, but it was just a red herring story for characterization. Sigh, maybe one day we’ll find out what they were waiting for. Issue 1 of Schism proper was quite good though, so I guess I’m not TOO upset about that misleading lead in.

  13. Writing: 5. Art: 5. Overall: 5. I loved this issue and can’t wait for #3!!

  14. Enjoyed the issue, despite missing out on issue 1. Got my shop to get me in a copy so I can fill in the story but I still understood what was going on today.

  15. Art seemed great on everything but cyclops. Why did he have to look like stick figure? Also didnt seem to have the same great pace as issue 1. Oh well i’m still on board for the rest of this “event”

  16. @thompsonlive I disagree. I really liked Cho drawing Cyclops as “Slim” Summers. I also like that his Wolverine was shorter than most of the other characters.

  17. 2 issues that have gotten 1 star. I’m sticking with it because I like Jason Aaron’s work. I really hate children though. Especially children “outwitting stupid adults”. They better all die in end.

  18. Loved this.  Aaron’s writing is sharp and Cho’s art is largely wonderful (agree with the gaunt, hair-thinning Cyclops, and didn’t like a few of Quire’s more comical expressions). 

    I’m assuming we’ve never seen the shiv-wielding pigtailed Hit Girl proxy before?

  19. very good but tough too follow the 1st issue

  20. Can someone tell me why Cyclops looked like an emaciated Jimmy Stewart?

  21. 4 stars, had Domino in a panel!! that was sweet. Would have been 5 stars if Frank Cho didnt suck so bad. Sana Tekada should be doing the art for this entire series.

  22. I thought this was an ok second issue. I didn’t care for the pedestrian art but i think that was mostly the fault of the coloring. 

    3 stars for me.  

  23. Not as good as the first issue but not bad in any way ethier. This issue just continued to move the story along well im expecting big things in the next issue

  24. Maybe I’m getting impatient in my older age but issue two of this storyline really didn’t seem to advance anything.  If I had not already read the press around this series I would have absolutely no idea where this is heading nor would I really care.  I’m not getting a sense of growing tension and this “crisis” seems to be no more dangerous than anything the the X-Men have encountered before.  My question, as with many so-called “event” stories, is why couldn’t this have been told within the continuity of one of the other ‘X’ titles like ‘X-Men’ or ‘Uncanny’?  So far, it has been average and so I’m not sure I need to stick around for all 5 issues.  While Frank Cho’s art is always welcome, I could not even remotely stomach his interpretation of Cyclops.  Portraying him as “Slim” is one thing, but making him look like a sixty-year old is another.   

  25. I like Cho’s Wolverine, but didn’t like his Cyclops. Scott looked malnuritioned.

  26. malnutritioned

  27. I’m not very fond of the new direction the Hellfire Club is taking, I hope it doesn’t ruin an otherwise good idea. Please, don’t turn into Robocop 2!!!

  28. Quentin Quire crapping in his pants? This is definitely an insult to the character Grant Morrison created. Come on he is a omega level mutant! On a second note, what does everyone think about Dazzler’s new costume.

  29. @XManRyan  Was that Dazzler or Aurora?

    I liked Cyclops’s look in this, was like the Scott of old and not the movie version.

  30. Dazzler was that blond that took down a Sentnel along with storm. Aurora was the woman in the bottom panel of that page.

  31. enjoyed it, and this is coming from someone who formerly wanted NOTHING to do with the x-men.

    wish they’d just do one x-men book every two weeks.

    same goes with every hero.

  32. @XManRyan  ok then I think it’s hot, some Power Girl style to it.

  33. YESSS!!! Wolverine and the X-Men is gonna kick ass

  34. All good except for the Cyclops drawings. He’s supposed to be tall and slim, not just slim. And of course he should not look 50. I am glad for the anti-Land Cyclops antidote, but this went way too far. Very odd, as all the other Cho stuff looked fantastic.

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