X-Men: Schism #4

X-Men: Schism #4

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Alan Davis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 21, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The events of Schism #1 have launched the world into turmoil, and the all-new Hellfire Club is ready to take advantage of the chaos. But when the survival of the mutant race is on the line, just how far will the X-Men go? Once a line is crossed, there’s no going back. The event that promises to tear the X-Men apart at their very core continues, by writer and Marvel Architect Jason Aaron, and superstar artist Alan Davis!

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 23, 2011

    Jason Aaron did a wonderful job of writing the dialog that would convey the conviction Wolverine and Cyclops have in their beliefs. The seeds of their explosion have been planted in the previous issues. This book is the art work of the week as Davis, Farmer and Keith have depicted everything Aaron has written perfectly. The crme de la crme of their work is in the final pages where Cyclops draws a line in the sand as he gives the X-Men an ultimatum and the panels where the break-up happens. For my money, Schism is the best comic event of 2011 and we still have one more issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Dec 5, 2011

    Not to ruin how Wolverine decides to deal with the situation I can say while his plan is playing out he and Cyclops eventually turn from arguing to all out brawling. This brawl is definitely the highlight of the issue. Its handled beautifully by the legendary artist Alan Davis. In fact Aaron steps aside and this epic battle between the two unfolds solely by the cinematic penmanship of the master Davis. No words were needed! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Sep 22, 2011

    Now there we go!! THIS is what I want to read about in an X-Men comic book! No children making fart jokes, just a great story and an AWESOME battle scene. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Sep 23, 2011

    Davis is also a master at conveying emotions on the faces of his characters, even on Cyclops when a mask obscures most of his face. This is just a really good looking book that happens to be well written as well. I can't speak for everyone, but that's exactly what I want out of a superhero comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Sep 26, 2011

    Putting Alan Davis on this issue makes me really wish he'd drawn the entire miniseries. Having a different artist on each book has resulted in tremendously uneven artwork, which I imagine will be even more jarring when someone reads the collected edition. This issue, though, looks great. Davis is an old master of the comic book form, and the confrontation between Cyclops and Wolverine really proves he deserves the title. Best issue to date, and I'm actually looking forward to the finale now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 21, 2011

    It's been great seeing all the different X-Men working together for what might be the last time for the foreseeable future. It almost felt a little too convenient for the lack of X-Men during Cyclops and Wolverine's talk but that was needed for the events to escalate. With one more issue left, it's time to pull out all the stops. The conclusion to Schism is an issue that shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Sep 22, 2011

    How much you enjoy this issue is probably going to depend on how hung up you get on the problems. Even though they bugged me, I thought the positives outweighed the negatives and I like seeing a story rounding into shape in an era when Marvel spoils everything with their marketing and solicits. Can you imagine how cool this would have been if it wasn't spoiled? Then it might have gotten some buzz NOW instead of buzz back in the spring. On the other hand, if the flaws really bug you…..I wouldn't argue with those wanting to give this a lower score. I'm just so positively disposed towards Alan Davis that it leaves me in a good mood. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Sep 22, 2011

    One team Ican be left off of though is Alan Davis. His art isnt poor by any means, itjust doesnt appeal to me. He draws an incredible looking super Sentinel. Hisaction choreography and panel flow are both fine as well. Its his facialexpressions. They are too out of proportion for my tastes. Also they seem a bitrepetitive. After allthe buildup to the onset of the Loganvs. Scott battle, when it finally gets here it feels a bit anti-climatic. Whilewhat sets the two at each others' throats has its basis in the direction thateach wants to take the X-Men in, and how seriously to involve the kids, itreally comes down to blows as the result of a smart-aleck comment over acharacter long gone. A character, for whose sake, the two shouldnt befighting with each other over, but focusing on the real goal, that of taking care of the youngest X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Sep 22, 2011

    Here it is. The moment we knew was coming. I have waited to see these two go at each other since they first got together 35 years ago. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 2, 2011

    X-Men Schism #4 is an example of the greatest strengths and weakness that have been present in every issue of the latest X-Men event. Jason Aaron again gives us plenty of great character work for Cyclops and Wolverine as well as some cool action sequences. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 22, 2011

    But the story... it'll just leave you shaking your head. Read Full Review

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