Spencer Ackerman on the new X-event Schism:
The expectation is that it's going to be another integrationist debate. Cyclops has guided mutantkind since M-Day by becoming ruthless. It's been an imperative for survival: leave the Mansion, decamp for mutant-friendly SF, then leave for Utopia thanks to a Norman Osborn gambit; and fend off assaults. Logan, by contrast, is the most visibly integrated mutant there is now. He's an Avenger, even -- I know, I know, it's cheap and does nothing for the character -- so the psychopathic rogue samurai is also the de facto ambassador to humankind, whatever Cyclops' pretentions.You see where this is going. Cyclops becomes the new Magneto. Wolverine becomes the new Professor X.I hope they don't make it that simple, and not just because simplicity is uninteresting. Wolverine isn't just an Avenger. He's the leader of the X-Men's JSOC, the (Uncanny!) X-Force, a secret team started by Cyclops for preventive strikes on humanist militias. [Long story short: the revamped X-Force series was a classic. Arguably the darkest thing the X-writers have ever published. After the militias lost the battle, Cyclops ordered his quasi-death squad disbanded; Wolverine pretended to comply and relaunched it with a new lineup. It's good, but not as good.] Wolvie has always pushed a survivalist Third Way between Xavierism and Lensherrism, though he uneasily inclines toward Xavier. It's totally out of charcter for Wolverine to be an Avenger, anyway -- we know what's in it for Stark and Rogers, but Logan never addresses the question of what's in it for him or for the X-Men.