After last week’s tour-de-force debut of Wolverine & The X-Men, Cyclops’ side had a lot to live up to, and thankfully it didn’t disappoint. Whilst this book wasn’t as lively and crazy as the other side’s, this was still damn good X-Men comics, and continues the great work Gillen had been doing on the book pre-Schism. Whereas Wolverine’s book is more of a retreat into the X-Men’s past, this is more forward-thinking, with Cyclops looking to the future and continuing to take the X-Men out of their usual status quo. The ‘Extinction Team’ is certainly an interesting grouping, apart from Storm these are all characters with a lot of inner conflict and grey areas, and it will be exciting to see whether Cyclops can keep the likes of Magneto and Jugger-Colossus on the side of good. I’ve been banging the drum about how Cyclops is the most interesting character in all of ‘Big Two’ comics for a little while now, and this only helps prove my point, he has so many things on his plate, and is just a bad-ass to boot. I must also tip my hat to Gillen’s take on Namor, which is awesome as hell. I’m not a big fan of Mister Sinister usually, but the visual of him transforming the Dreaming Celestial into his head was hilarious, and he’s providing a big enough threat to help Cyclops demonstrate his new team’s capabilities, so I’ll overlook my hate for him for now. Carlos Pacheco’s art was of course top quality, I hope he can keep it up, because sometimes he can fall behind and get a little rushed. So far ‘Regenesis’ is two for two, hooray for interesting X-books!