X-Men: Grand Design

X-Men: Grand Design Review

Over six tumultuous decades, the X-Men have carved a singular place in comic book lore and popular culture. From their riotous birth in the '60s, to their legendary reboot in the '70s, to their attitude adjustment in the '90s, to their battle against extinction in the '00s, the X-Men have remained unquestionably relevant to generations of readers, the ultimate underdogs in an increasingly complicated world. Now, New York Times-best-selling author Ed Piskor (Hip-Hop Family Tree, Wizzywig) takes you on a pulse-pounding tour of X-Men history unlike anything you've ever experienced before, an intricate labor of love that stitches together hundreds of classic and obscure stories into one seamless masterpiece of X-Men lore. This volume collects X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN and includes X-MEN #1 from 1963, masterfully recolored by Ed, along with other extras including recolored classic pinups. Presented in the same dynamic, oversized format of the best-selling Hip Hop Family Tree.

Title:X-Men: Grand Design

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  • Logan Aube

    I really don't know where to begin with this book.Perhaps I should describe the yellowed pulp paper, or the thick line work, or the Kirbyesque faces and costumes.Maybe I should be praising the way Mr....

  • Blindzider

    I like the idea of this and being a fan of the X-Men this project appealed to me. After reading it though, I'm underwhelmed.In this volume, Piskor takes all of the stories starting with the Lee series...

  • Adam Stone

    The X-Men were the characters that got me into comics. I picked up all four issues of the X-Men Vs. Fantastic Four in the first comic book store I ever went to, and immediately fell in love with comic...

  • Dave

    I thought this was a very funny and clever way to catch up on a massive and chaotic X-men history and Piskor does so with love, humor, and detail. I am looking forward to the next batch of stories th...

  • Matt

    Collects X-Men: Grand Design issues #1-2 and X-Men (1963) issue #1 (recolored by Ed Piskor)This is an awesome book chronicling the early days of X-Men history. As far as I could tell, from my limited ...

  • Jamie Connolly

    Meh. It was ok. Maybe if I was a bigger X-Men fan I’d enjoy it more. It read like a summary or history of the X-Men. Very little dialogue. ...

  • Nicholas Palmieri

    The first half of this was great, because Piskor got to weave together all of the disparate elements of X-Men history from before the actual series started, previously only referenced here and there v...

  • Zack! Empire

    an absolutely incredible looking book, and an amazing achievement for ED piskor! the biggest problem for me, is that I'm just not interested in the X-Men prior to giant size X-Men number 1. that's not...

  • Dan Barker

    If you enjoy old underground comicsInteresting take. Piskor gives a general history of the X-men, but changes the timeline and the history to create his own story, mixing up what happens in the actual...

  • Shane Perry

    Read this as single issues, but I couldn’t resist this collection. It’s a miracle that Marvel allowed this to be published. This book is so indie in its style and so different from anything Marvel...