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
If you enjoy old underground comics
Interesting 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 comics and bringing the Shiar in way early. Still, it is interesting, especially for anyone who likes the old underground comics from the 60s and 70s. That's the kind of artwork in this book. It is not your typical comic book. I would have been disappointed if I hadn't gotten it at a huge discount.
The X-Men & I go way back. Like to the original run, almost all the way back. And I loved this.
Piskor synthesizes decades of X-Men stories to tell a chronologically linear narrative. It's not the way that the story was originally told, but it works. Classic X-men stories told with an indie comic sensibility.
I'd recommend this for readers familiar with the X-Men as well as those not already fans.
I really enjoyed this book! The throwback element kind of blew my mind. Heck even the smell of the paper reminded me of reading comics as a kid. I read it from a library copy, but ended up buying it from my friendly local comic shop.
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 does. The oversized format is the way this book was meant to be read and it makes Piskor’s art pop like nothing else. Piskor puts together disparate comic stories from the last 50+ years to create a coherent timeline of continuity. Absolutely worth any penny not just for X-men fans but anyone who loves ...more
Estupendo. Maravilloso sobre todo en el apartado gráfico. Eso sí, hay que tener un poco de paciencia porque está narrado en orden cronológico, remontándose a la infancia de Magneto y Xavier y termina con las últimas aventuras de la Patrulla-X original
Es como ver en vez de El Padrino y El Padrino 2, El Padrino Épico, es decir, con todos los flashbacks de Vito Corleone de la segunda película al inicio
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
Simple plot but not bad, final expected but not bad, is an easy book to read and good for people who do not have a specific time for this activity since you can read in the truck, free spaces, etc.
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