Schism! It’s the X-Men crossover that’ll change everything again! Schism! It’s the X-Men crossover that’ll pit mutant versus mutant – just like a mutant version of Civil War but without everyone saying “sweetheart” and “honey” every two seconds sarcastically (Remember that period of Mark Millar dialogue?)! Schism! It’s the X-Men crossover that will probably confuse fans uncertain about how to pronounce the title! But… what is Schism? Well, X-editor Nick Lowe has shed a little bit of light on things over at Comic Book Resources:
I’ll confirm that it centers on Cyclops and Wolverine, but that part about Utopia and mutantkind splitting doesn’t sound familiar to me, and I know more about this event than anyone who doesn’t have a scary beard and delights in the sadness of Frank Castle… It’s too early to share post-Schism details. What I will say is that the books coming out of “Schism” are going to be unlike anything we’ve seen in X-books in a long time.
And one of those books? Likely to be written by Schism writer Jason Aaron. In response to a question about whether Aaron would write one of the main X-Books post-Schism, Lowe said “We sure love Jason in the X-office, so I’ll try and make that happen just for you.” But how retro are we going to go with the post-crossover books? I’m guessing it’ll be something close to the “Blue team/Gold team” set-up from the initial Lee/Portacio days, but secretly hoping that we’ll see a return to the designs and cover copy of this: