There are also moments during this massive and devastating fight which are left unlettered: grunts, explosions and powers are not shown for 4 pages during the peak of the fight. I feel this was an artistic decision as a moment of shell shock (ala Saving Private Ryan) as the two protagonist's realise what is happening in their surroundings. It is a jarring moments when you sit and realise you are reading unlettered page after unlettered page of a fight however maybe thats the point, as the characters have shell shock we to have it as we see through their eyes.
For me the real meat to this issue happens after the fight had been fought. Art from Kubert improves ten fold during more dialogue heavy scenes. Characters are more defined, expressive and you get a real feel for your surroundings. Aaron also shines during these scenes, one problem Civil War had was within issues you were with either the "Heroic & Brave" Captain America or the "Corporate & Law Making" Iron Man, you struggled to empathise with Iron Man as he was quickly turned into a harsh and strict bad guy. With Schism though, Cyclops and Logan both have more equally balanced and characterised opinions on what is best for the team. Neither is a true villain and this creative direction makes the ultimate "who's side are you on?" decision much more powerful and hard for the readers.
The ultimate "fallout" between Scott and Logan is handled very well without turning either into a victim of a villain. There is a nice level of acknowledgment between the two characters and thankfully there is little villainous rivalry set up for later issues. The approach of "I won't stop you if you don't try and stop me" works best for these characters and sets up a more complex dynamic for them than what could have simply been "I'M RIGHT YOUR NOT" *PUNCH*.
Overall with all of its warts Schism did the job it set out to do, the team has split, a new status quo has been established for all of its books and is a well executed jumping on point for new readers. I will definitely be picking up the upcoming X-Men issues over the next month and look forward to seeing what can be brought to the stories and characters in their new locations, or should I say old?