The Uncanny X-Men, soon to end in just a few more issues, won’t be gone for long. Two new titles will replace Marvel Comics’ longest-running current series in November as it draws a 48-year run to a close with issue No. 544. In what the publisher is calling “X-Men Regenesis,” two separate teams calling themselves the X-Men will take root this fall with the respective series — “Wolverine & The X-Men” due in October and “Uncanny X-Men” starting in November. They will feature a divided roster of former friends and colleagues under decidedly different leadership and boasting competing goals.
Nick Lowe, who has edited the current series and Marvel’s X-Men related titles, said the logic of dividing the teams will become readily apparent as the divide between longtime leader Cyclops, aka Scott Summers, and his comrade but less than friend, Wolverine, aka Logan, see what’s left of their tenuous partnership shatter in the upcoming mini-series “X-Men: Schism.” It is being written by Jason Aaron.
“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,'” Lowe said. “The best way I can describe it is a return to a structure that made the X-Men what it was.”