Sometimes Twitter isn’t always the worst. When Ed Piskor tweeted at Marvel that they should let him make the X-Men comic he’s always wanted to, they said, “Okay, sure.” Eddie P. has been around for a while but made his big break in comics with the Hip Hop Family Tree -- a graphic history of rap music inspired by some of his favorite X-Men comics. Grand Design brings his inspiration full circle, with the artist synthesizing hundreds of issues of Uncanny X-Men into one cohesive and sprawling story. The project is all very meta and so incredibly well-done. Piskor’s art and colors are a perfect blend of retro style with contemporary flare, and every page is chock-filled with homages to old stories and illustrators making this great for all the old and new Mutie fans alike.— From Jeremy's Picks (page 1)
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.