X-Men: Prelude to Schism #1

X-Men: Prelude to Schism #1

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 4, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Before Messiah Complex came Endangered Species. This is the prelude to the X-Men Event of 2011. What does it mean to be a leader? What does it do to a person? What do the choices you make mean about the person you are? This mini-series delves into these issues and will give an X-Men reader what they need to know about their favorite mutants before everything changes in July.

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 5, 2011

    The biggest flaw in "X-Men: Prelude to Schism" #1 is that nothing really happens. A threat is heading straight towards Utopia, but we don't know what it is and Cyclops doesn't make a decision about it in this comic. Still, that adds to the anticipation and the depressed, hopeless mood. By heightening the emotional context, Jenkins could be providing a stronger lead-in to "Schism" than by simply setting up the plot in ways that may or may not line up with what Jason Aaron has planned. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - May 4, 2011

    The ultimate question that will need to be answered with this series is whether the four-issue approach was really necessary. Not all of the flashback scenes here serve the story as well as others. Could Prelude to Schism have functioned just as well as a single, over-sized story that included all four mutant advisors? While well written, issue #1 is also sparse and suggests that the series could overstay its welcome if Jenkins doesn't shake up the formula soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 7, 2011

    This was a very nice character driven story exploring their relationship. In that context, I quite enjoyed it and was pleased with the issue. However, it is difficult to ignore the complete lack of anything Schism related in a book marketed and labelled as a prelude to that event. The vague generalizations at the start do not a prelude make. Check it if you are interested in some exploration of the XavierCyclops relationship; Avoid It if you want an actual prelude to Schism. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirby May 7, 2011

    This was a very nice character driven story exploring their relationship. In that context, I quite enjoyed it and was pleased with the issue. However, it is difficult to ignore the complete lack of anything Schism related in a book marketed and labelled as a prelude to that event. The vague generalizations at the start do not a prelude make. Check it if you are interested in some exploration of the XavierCyclops relationship; Avoid It if you want an actual prelude to Schism. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 4, 2011

    Great art comes to the rescue of a kinda slow story that doesn't really tell us what is going on. Hopefully things will pick up from here. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jul 6, 2011

    To sum up, this mini series blows and had no reason to be printed. Read Full Review

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