Since her birth in the Alaskan cold in the 2007 X-Men crossover Messiah Complex, Hope Summers has been the central figure in all mutant related stories. From her role in the latest Cable series which lead to her return to the present during Second Coming, Hope has been an integral player in Marvel's plans for the X-books, destined to either save the mutant race from extinction or to destroy the world. That wasn't even the beginning of the complete story mind you, as the planning for this crossover stretches as far back as the 2005 mini-series House of M which resulted in the mutant gene being wiped out by the Scarlet Witch.
Last week saw the debut of the other crown jewel of the Regenesis saga hit store shelves in the first issue of Uncanny X-Men's second volume. Coming out of Schism, the X-Men are left divided into two factions split along ideological lines. Perhaps at their most precarious, split between Utopia and Westchester, Uncanny X-Men follows Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto, Storm, Hope, Namor and others as mutantkind enters a time of great uncertainty.
Last week the fourth issue of the X-Men event of the year was released, with tensions rising to a fevered pitch in Jason Aaron’s Schism story. This week CBD takes a look at the penultimate issue of the mini-series as round one of Cyclops vs. Wolverine begins.