Marvel Comics announced that Jason Aaron will write X-Men: Schism, a five-issue limited series that will divide the X-Men into two teams. The announcement was made Saturday at WonderCon in San Francisco.
According to Marvel’s announcement: “X-Men: Schism puts writer Jason Aaron at ground zero as the simmering tensions between Wolverine and Cyclops come to a boil.”
“In some ways this culminates everything thatâ€™s been going on in the X-Men universe going back to House of M,” explains Aaron. “Things have been building towards this for awhile.”
The X-Men will divide into two factions, one led by Wolverine and another following Cyclops. While Jason Aaron has been writing Wolverine in his own series and in Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine, this is Aaron’s first opportunity to write the full X-Men team.
“Iâ€™ve never written a team book before.” Aaron said in a Newsarama interview. “Iâ€™ve written a lot of these characters before, Iâ€™ve written Cyclops before, and Emma Frost, but usually as guest stars. So, yeah, itâ€™s fun getting to tackle the whole group, and not have it be a Wolverine story that guest stars everybody else. This is most definitely an X-Men story. At the end of the day, itâ€™s really a story about Scott [Cyclops] and Logan [Wolverine] â€” those two guys, and their relationship.”