After announcing the end of its longest running title in “Uncanny X-Men” last week, Marvel Comics has unveiled plans for two new series to take its place. Resulting from the events in “X-Men: Schism,” the publisher will launch “Wolverine & the X-Men” #1 in October to be followed by a new “Uncanny X-Men” #1 in November as part of its “X-Men: Regenesis” plans.
According to the Associated Press,Kieron Gillen will continue writing the adventures of Cyclops and the mutants who decide to stay with the longtime X-Men leader, while “Schism” scribe Jason Aaron will tackle “Wolverine and the X-Men.”
Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in Chief and longtime head of the X-editorial team, told the AP, this plan was one a long time in the making and not a decision made for a quick sales bump. “For five years, we’ve been getting our ducks in a row to prepare for `Schism,’ just as ‘Schism’ sets up a 2012 event that will have all eyes focused on the X-Men,” he said
Stay tuned to CBR for more news on Marvel’s X-plans.