Yahoo News: Marvel's Uncanny X-men Ending in October
Now this isn't coming out of nowhere so it may not be a total gimmick. I've already written about the upcoming Schism event with Marvel. Well that's what prompts this whole relaunch in the first place. Apparently, the divide between Wolverine and Cyclops is so severe that it warrants ending one of the longest running Marvel titles in history. Uncanny X-men started back in 1963 when my parents were barely old enough to shit in toilets. Now they're retooling it like they did the adjectiveless X-men title last year (which quickly fell into mediocrity after the Curse of the Mutants arc). I'm not sure what to make of this. I'll need to get plastered to wrap my brain around it. But here's a snippet of what Nick Lowe said.
"In the last five years or so, the X-Men have been exploring a different angle. A catastrophe reduced the population to a couple of hundred mutants, and no new ones are being born," he said. "This fledgling species was looking at extinction - and the militarized forces of prejudice moved in for the kill."
Cyclops united the remaining Mutants, doing what neither Magneto nor Xavier, aka Professor X, was able to do.
"Everyone has basically gone along with Cyclops, no matter what reservations they had," he added, but now, those reservations are reaching the breaking point, which is the focus of "Schism" and sounding the death knell of the Uncanny X-Men.