Havok confronts Cyclops in this week’s X-Men: Legacy #259

In the first of two X-Men: Regenesis story arcs that will feature the character, Havok confronts his brother Cyclops regarding his split with Wolverine in the pages of X-Men: Schism in today’s X-Men: Legacy #259. Attempting to get the two to find some common ground, Havok sees a lot more panel time in this issue and that will hopefully continue in Half a Step part two.

A scene in the issue recalls all of the recent traumatic events the X-Men have gone through leading up to Schism, and it’s difficult not to focus on the fact that Havok has been off-planet for all of them. House of M, Messiah Complex, Messiah War, Utopia, Necrosha, Second Coming, and Schism all passed during his absence although he did have a front row seat for the cosmic War of Kings. It’s reminiscent of the character’s return following the Mutant X series that saw Havok trapped in a parallel dimension as the world has changed dramatically around him once again.

Havok will also appear in January’s X-Factor #230 as that title reaches the X-Men: Regenesis launch point and he and Polaris join the team.

Havok returns to Earth in this week’s X-Men: Legacy #258

Havok once again did not have a big part to play in the final chapter of Mike Carey’s Five Miles South of the Universe featured in X-Men: Legacy #258. It’s a bit surprising given the the team was fighting for survival on a space station in danger of falling into a sun, and in two of Havok’s last major appearances (X-Men: Emperor Vulcan and X-Men: Kingbreaker) he absorbed a great deal of energy from nearby stars. Admittedly that would not have helped them to escape the certain death that awaited them.

It’s unclear whether Havok will appear next in S-Men: Legacy #259 which begins the X-Men: Regenesis branding for that title or in Peter David’s X-Factor in January. David says he has plans for “Polavok” (his preferred portmanteau for Havok and long-time love interest Polaris) as he talks about the title in yesterday’s X-Posiiton interview on ComicBookResources.com.