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X-Men: Regenesis #1

October 17, 2011

Title: Regenesis

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art:
Billy Tan
Colorist:
Andres Mossa
Letterer:
Rob Steen
Cover Artist:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend
Editor:
Nick Lowe
Publisher:
Marvel Comics

After the interesting-but-not-outstanding X-Men: Schism miniseries, Marvel’s mutants are going to a place we’ve never really seen them before, split right down the middle. This one-shot is based entirely on showing which characters are falling on each side of the divide. The trouble is, this issue gives us almost nothing new. The final issue of Schism told us where most of the characters would go and the teaser images for the upcoming X-titles told us the rest, so there was already no mystery to begin with. Explaining why most of the characters chose either Wolverine or Cyclops’s side is rather pointless, as anyone who has a passing familiarity with most of the character can probably figure out in each case why they chose as they did. The characters whose allegiance may be a bit of a surprise would be better served by examining their choices in the respective titles they’ll be appearing in. Add all of this to a truly pointless framing sequence showing Scott Summers and Logan dressed up like cavemen and fighting by a fire, and you get a book that’s really not worth the time or the money it takes. Whether you loved Schism, whether you’re deeply invested in Regenesis, this book is a pass.

Rating: 4/10

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