- Stay tuned to your screens, my mutant brothers and sisters. For those of you out there who dare still doubt the hate and fear the humans harbor for us, it's time you turn on, tune in and pull your head out of your #*$@% ass...and just watch what happens next.
Appearing in "Schism (Part One)"
- X-Men (Main story and flashback)
- Cyclops (Scott Summers) (Main story and flashback)
- Wolverine (Logan) (Main story and flashback)
- Emma Frost
- Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr)
- Kitty Pryde
- Iceman (Bobby Drake)
- Storm (Ororo Munroe) (Main story and flashback)
- Psylocke (Betsy Braddock)
- Colossus (Peter Rasputin)
- Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) (Only in flashback)
- Kid Omega (Quentin Quire)
- Hellfire Club
- Black King (Kade Kilgore) (First appearance)
- unnamed members
- Carlton Kilgore (Only appearance; dies)
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Unnamed)
- United Nations
- Bobby, police officer
- unnamed world leaders
- Bessy, limo driver (First appearance)
Races and Species:
- North America
- United Kingdom (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- France (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Russia (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Asia (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- North Korea (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- China (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Iran (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Pacific Ocean (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Africa (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
Synopsis for "Schism (Part One)"
In Utopia, Wolverine, who is covered in arrows and shurikens, has a short talk with Iceman before he goes to train the Lights in combat. Wolverine meets with the Lights and asks Idie about her age. When Idie replies that she is fourteen, Logan asks her should not she be playing with dolls instead of worrying about combat training. She says that she had a doll but she lost it when people tried to burn her for being a witch. Idie then asks Logan if he had any toys when he was fourteen, but Logan simply rips an arrow from his chest and leaves, saying "Class dismissed."
Logan goes to his quarters and tries to sleep when Cyclops comes into his room, telling him that he needs Logan to be his bodyguard when he goes to give a speech in an international arms control conference in Swirtzerland.
In Switzerland, Wolverine and Cyclops remember the times when they were rivals before Cyclops goes to make his speech. In his speech, Cyclops requests to the world leaders to decomission each and every Sentinel still in use. Suddenly, a hooded man comes into the conference room and reveals itself to be Kid Omega. Kid Omega unleashes an energy blast on everyone present, causing the affected to reveal the deepest, darkest secrets. Wolverine and Cyclops are unaffected due to their psychic defenses. As they try to pursue Kid Omega, a group of human-sized Sentinels attack them. Wolverine and Cyclops defeat the Sentinels and watch a transmission broadcasted by Kid Omega, who says that he has exposed the lies of the world leaders and advises the mutant race to fight back against humanity. Although Wolverine wants to track Kid Omega down, Cyclops tells him not to, deciding to return to Utopia to see what happens next.
Meanwhile, Carlton Kilgore, a weapons builder, announces that all his weapons will be half-priced before leaving in his flying car. In the car, Carlton's son, Kade, threatens him with a gun, telling him that he just convinced his company's board of directors to make him CEO. Carlton's driver, Bessy, is also Kade's accomplice. Kade then kills his father and tells Bessy to take him to the clubhouse.
In Utopia, Cyclops, Emma, Magneto and Namor discuss the recent events while Wolverine meets up with Kitty in the hall. Kitty gives Wolverine a box, and Wolverine goes to the kitchen, where he finds Idie eating ice cream. Wolverine gives Idie the box, which contains a doll. Idie thanks Logan for the gift and invites him to eat ice cream with her, to which he accepts.
Later, Cyclops, Emma, Magneto, Namor and Hope watch a news broadcast that reveals that several countries are activating several Sentinels. Wolverine and Idie join them in watching the news. Cyclops tells Emma to go to Cerebra and make sure that everyone with a functioning X-gene has seen the news. Storm tells Cyclops not to overreact, but Emma replies that the world has just stuck its gun to their face. When Storm asks what they should do, Cyclops says not to blink.
Meanwhile, Kade meets with a group of hooded figures, who reveal themselves as the new Hellfire Club and declare Kade as their new Black King.
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.
Wolverine last appeared in Wolverine Vol. 4 #16
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So I do get to do another review! As of now, I'll do my best to get one review done a week-because I buy about one issue a week. This week's is X-Men: Schism #1. And yes, there will probably be spoilers in most the issues I review, so I'll post them the next day after they're released to give everyone time to buy it. Or, enough time. ;)
AGAIN: SPOILER WARNING!
Let me start by saying I am not a fan of Sentinels. I much prefer a mutant vs. mutant brawl. Plus, Sentinels (OK, Nimrod Sentinels, but still) were just used in the last X-event, Second Coming. It's a tad annoying to see them in here as well. Even if they aren't really the main villain. And who is the main villain? Some new kid? As the Black King in the Hellfire Club?
This issue was packed, so there is more to talk about. We start off with Wolverine returning to Utopia from some huge fight, or rather just the usual. He talks to Iceman briefly too. Ok, cool so far, especially seeing Iceman with a backwards hat an sunglasses. He just looks cooler (no pun intended) this way. Then he talks to the Lights. Not cool. Then again, I am way to biased as I just don't like these Lights. But enough of that. Then Cyclops demands Wolverine go with him to an international arms control convention with Sentinels taking the place of nuclear weapons. I thought that that was a cool idea, but I didn't see why they went in their uniforms. If they were trying to appear professional, they should have worn the formal clothes. And it didn't help their case that (apparently) Wolverine broke into the place.
Then Cyclops makes some huge speech saying Sentinels are all across the planet, and should be destroyed, even offers help to destroy said robots. The two security guards (who have done quite a terrible job so far) joke saying all mutants should be rounded up on an island. I'll admit, that was a tad funny. And then a mysterious figure gets by them using his powers. Yeah, these guys are fired. Cyclops argues very rudely with a Russian leader who claims not only has he never heard of Sentinels, but that his country does not have them. Later in the issue, he is shown standing on top of one of his country's Sentinels. Also, the dude apparently beats his kids. Russians. Wouldareyougonnado?
Then Kid Omega blasts in and forces all world leaders to reveal truths about themselves all over live television. They all start yelling out really strang things like admitting to child abuse, using narcotics, rigging elections, purgery, etc. I had a problem with the one who shouted they married a doombot. Come on. Anyways, then Sentinels are unleashed on Wolverine and Cyclops, and they easily fight them off. Cyclops stupidly lets Omega Kid go, which I didn't like either.
Finally we see our main villain. He is just a kid with an extremely rich father. Whom he kills. And is it just me, or does this kid look suspiciously like someone we've seen before...? He kind of looks like a young Beyonder to me. Maybe that's just me...
Then Cyclops has a meeting of apparently the four most important characters on Utopia, including: himself, Emma, Magneto, and Namor. Namor's arrogance is perfect stating "Atlantis won't go to war over one pink haired whelp." Wolverine just walks by. Kitty Pryde gives him on of her old dolls, and he gives it to Idie. Now this part was cool to see a bonding experience of sorts between Wolverine and at least one Light. Not sure why she was wearing extremely short shorts in public. Don't know how old she is, but still, it's nice to see Wolverine having another girl under his wing besides Shadowcat, Jubilee, X-23, and whoever else I'm forgetting.
Back in Cyclops' little meeting, he invites Hope to view all the Sentinels across the globe. And for some reason she looks a lot weirder now than she did earlier in the issue. And Wolverine brings Idie to see it as well. And this part I can enjoy, s it showed Sentinels literally all over the place. They were in China, France, London, Russia, North Korea, and more. And finally we return to the little kid who is meeting the Hellfire Club. All the members are cloaked (as if there'd be anyone left to recognize anyway) and proclaim him the new Black King. The end.
Now to the art: it was great in this issue, however, I am extremely pissed off to hear that we will be getting new artists each issue. Why? Dear God, why does Marvel always dooo this? It's bad enough they can't stick to one group of artists for a huge series, but it's unacceptable when they have to switch for each issue of a limited series. Sheesh. Even if all artists are great, I prefer it to stay the same.
So, overall this was a really good issue. However, I felt like it should have been a prequel of sorts instead. To me, that would have been easier than a #1. So the art was awesome, seeing Kid Omega again was awesome, and so far this new character isn't too bad (he did kill his dad haha). Sooo... overall I'd give it a 4 out of 5. Great first issue, but it definitely could have been better, and for that it is cost a point. So there you have it. 4 out of 5. Let me know what you think and if you think I'm wrong, and hopefully I'll see you next week! :)Johnnybravo44 (talk) 23:52, July 14, 2011 (UTC)
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