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....
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X-Men: Grand Design (X-Men: Grand Design #1) Reviews
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 comics, and then read X-Men: Days of Future Present and was so confused that I stopped reading comics for several years.
I've occasionally tried to read as much of the full run of X-Men and related comics (X-Factor, X-Force, Generation X, New Mutants, etc.) as possible but I never make it out of the Silve ...more
Wow! WOW WOW WOW! I could not have enjoyed this more. A blast of just wonderful nostalgia. From the format itself (it really reminded me of a 'learn to draw marvel' book I had as a boy, to the incredible art to the perfect narrative. This is something I can't wait to pass down to my kids. A true masterpiece.
Komiks napisany z miłości do X-Menów. Traktowałem to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje całość i w zasadzie trochę tak jest, ale to niesie ze sobą dosyć dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. taką, że całość jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, wątki bywają spłycone maksymalnie i często przeskakujemy między nimi tak szybko i pobieżnie, że ktoś kto w temacie nie siedzi, w pewnym momencie musi ustąpić przed infantylnym charakterem tych treści. Czemu trzy gwiazdki? Bo naprawdę czuć, że Piskor zrobił to z ...more
I loved this. Yeah, there were some abrupt transitions in the story, but when you consider the hundreds of X-Men comics, some of which probably don't mesh together very well, this book is an amazing achievement. This is basically an attempt to create a coherent narrative from the hundreds of X-Men comics that have been written over the years. The artwork is great, and I loved the larger size. Can't wait for Volume 2!
Cuando empece a ver imágenes de lo que trataba este comic, no sabia bien si era en serio o una broma, un fanzine, pero algo me aatraia asi que empece a seguir a Ed Piskor por Instagram y me lleve una sorpresa mas que agradable. El tipo es puro corazón y amor por los comics, y te encuentras a un fanático que sabe lo que quiere hacer e intenta explicarte DECADAS de comic, de una manera simple y directa, sin complejas tramas y spinoff que tanto aturden , acá el solo quiere que sigas aun grupo de pe ...more
The best and most ambitious X-Men project in decades! That Piskor is able to not only organize all of the tangled X-Men continuity but also make a coherent and interesting story out of it is a bit of a minor miracle. Buy it now. You won't be sorry.
This is basically a primer on the early history of the X-Men, for those who might not be familiar with it. It collects the chronological history of the team, starting with Charles Xavier's parents, young Magneto's experience in a concentration camp, through the early development and history of the original X-Men, and stopping before (but hinting at) two of the biggest events in X-Men history: the team's trip to Krakoa, and Jean Grey being possessed by the Phoenix Force.
It's done in an art style ...more