X-Men: Grand Design (X-Men: Grand Design #1)

X-Men: Grand Design (X-Men: Grand Design #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 Over six tumultuous decades, the X-Men have carved a singular place in comic book lore and popular culture. From their ri...

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Title:X-Men: Grand Design (X-Men: Grand Design #1)
Author:Ed Piskor
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1302904892
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:120 pages pages

X-Men: Grand Design (X-Men: Grand Design #1) Reviews

  • Dave
    Apr 15, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

  • Aaron
    Apr 25, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

  • Matt
    Apr 14, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

  • Burgoo
    Apr 30, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

  • Sesana
    Jun 09, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

    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 hi...

    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 encu...

    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 really the fault of Ed at all, but that's what this book is about. so in a lot of way...

    I was 10 years of age when I first got into the X-Men seriously. The film changed my life and I became an X-Men fan. With help from my uncle, my DK guides, I read a handful of the Stan Lee issues and then watched the animated series all before the internet. The scope of the X-men chara...

    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 ...

    Ed Piskor hace un recorrido por la historia de la patrulla-x original, explica de forma meticulosa y cronológica las aventuras de xavier y sus alumnos, al tiempo que hace un resumen de los hecho más importantes sucedidos en los inicios del fenómeno mutante. Una cómic denso pero ...

    2.5 stars. This is basically a summary and love letter to Stan Lee's run on X-Men. If you like that run, then you'll absolutely adore this graphic novel. If you prefer Clairemont's take or more modern renditions of X-Men, you'll find this to be extremely cheesy and extremely outdated i...

    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 ...

    A summary of the pre-Claremont years that includes all the retcons and silliness, well drawn and with an eye for fun. It's everything you love about the X-Men; Kitchen Sink Sci-fi+Soap Opera Family Drama+Sci Fi Kitchen Sink Action+Discrimination/Underclass Themes. What's not to love? L...

    I love the design, art style, and narrative that Piskor uses in retelling the early days of the X-Men. This book easily sits beside his volumes of Hip Hop Family Tree both physically and via content. One can dream that Piskor tackles other Marvel titles / groups. Punisher: Grand...

    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 ki...

    I recognize that rewriting the early years of X-Men stories with the benefit of hindsight was quite a task to undertake, but that doesn't make it fun to read. Especially if, like me, early X-Men is not exactly your thing. ...

  • Alberto Carlos
    Apr 20, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

    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 hi...

    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 encu...

    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 really the fault of Ed at all, but that's what this book is about. so in a lot of way...

    I was 10 years of age when I first got into the X-Men seriously. The film changed my life and I became an X-Men fan. With help from my uncle, my DK guides, I read a handful of the Stan Lee issues and then watched the animated series all before the internet. The scope of the X-men chara...

    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 ...

    Ed Piskor hace un recorrido por la historia de la patrulla-x original, explica de forma meticulosa y cronológica las aventuras de xavier y sus alumnos, al tiempo que hace un resumen de los hecho más importantes sucedidos en los inicios del fenómeno mutante. Una cómic denso pero ...

    2.5 stars. This is basically a summary and love letter to Stan Lee's run on X-Men. If you like that run, then you'll absolutely adore this graphic novel. If you prefer Clairemont's take or more modern renditions of X-Men, you'll find this to be extremely cheesy and extremely outdated i...

    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 ...

  • Zack! Empire
    Apr 18, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

    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 hi...

    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 encu...

    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 really the fault of Ed at all, but that's what this book is about. so in a lot of way...

  • andrew y
    May 26, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

  • Lukas Holmes
    Apr 24, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

    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 hi...

    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 encu...

    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 really the fault of Ed at all, but that's what this book is about. so in a lot of way...

    I was 10 years of age when I first got into the X-Men seriously. The film changed my life and I became an X-Men fan. With help from my uncle, my DK guides, I read a handful of the Stan Lee issues and then watched the animated series all before the internet. The scope of the X-men chara...

    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 ...

    Ed Piskor hace un recorrido por la historia de la patrulla-x original, explica de forma meticulosa y cronológica las aventuras de xavier y sus alumnos, al tiempo que hace un resumen de los hecho más importantes sucedidos en los inicios del fenómeno mutante. Una cómic denso pero ...

    2.5 stars. This is basically a summary and love letter to Stan Lee's run on X-Men. If you like that run, then you'll absolutely adore this graphic novel. If you prefer Clairemont's take or more modern renditions of X-Men, you'll find this to be extremely cheesy and extremely outdated i...

    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 ...

    A summary of the pre-Claremont years that includes all the retcons and silliness, well drawn and with an eye for fun. It's everything you love about the X-Men; Kitchen Sink Sci-fi+Soap Opera Family Drama+Sci Fi Kitchen Sink Action+Discrimination/Underclass Themes. What's not to love? L...

    I love the design, art style, and narrative that Piskor uses in retelling the early days of the X-Men. This book easily sits beside his volumes of Hip Hop Family Tree both physically and via content. One can dream that Piskor tackles other Marvel titles / groups. Punisher: Grand...

    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 ki...

  • Jack Phoenix
    May 24, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

  • Przemek SkoczyÅ„ski
    May 11, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

  • Shane Perry
    Apr 05, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

  • John Driscoll
    May 12, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

    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 hi...

  • Quentin
    May 19, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

  • Camilo Guerra
    Apr 29, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

    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 hi...

    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 encu...

  • Logan Aube
    Jan 26, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

  • Quentin Wallace
    May 18, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

  • Wes Benchoff
    Jun 05, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

    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 hi...

    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 encu...

    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 really the fault of Ed at all, but that's what this book is about. so in a lot of way...

    I was 10 years of age when I first got into the X-Men seriously. The film changed my life and I became an X-Men fan. With help from my uncle, my DK guides, I read a handful of the Stan Lee issues and then watched the animated series all before the internet. The scope of the X-men chara...

    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 ...

    Ed Piskor hace un recorrido por la historia de la patrulla-x original, explica de forma meticulosa y cronológica las aventuras de xavier y sus alumnos, al tiempo que hace un resumen de los hecho más importantes sucedidos en los inicios del fenómeno mutante. Una cómic denso pero ...

    2.5 stars. This is basically a summary and love letter to Stan Lee's run on X-Men. If you like that run, then you'll absolutely adore this graphic novel. If you prefer Clairemont's take or more modern renditions of X-Men, you'll find this to be extremely cheesy and extremely outdated i...

    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 ...

    A summary of the pre-Claremont years that includes all the retcons and silliness, well drawn and with an eye for fun. It's everything you love about the X-Men; Kitchen Sink Sci-fi+Soap Opera Family Drama+Sci Fi Kitchen Sink Action+Discrimination/Underclass Themes. What's not to love? L...

  • Nicholas Palmieri
    Mar 28, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

  • Blindzider
    Apr 08, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

  • TJ
    Apr 24, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

    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 hi...

    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 encu...

    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 really the fault of Ed at all, but that's what this book is about. so in a lot of way...

    I was 10 years of age when I first got into the X-Men seriously. The film changed my life and I became an X-Men fan. With help from my uncle, my DK guides, I read a handful of the Stan Lee issues and then watched the animated series all before the internet. The scope of the X-men chara...

  • John H
    May 10, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

  • Chris W
    Apr 09, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

    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 hi...

    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 encu...

    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 really the fault of Ed at all, but that's what this book is about. so in a lot of way...

    I was 10 years of age when I first got into the X-Men seriously. The film changed my life and I became an X-Men fan. With help from my uncle, my DK guides, I read a handful of the Stan Lee issues and then watched the animated series all before the internet. The scope of the X-men chara...

    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 ...

    Ed Piskor hace un recorrido por la historia de la patrulla-x original, explica de forma meticulosa y cronológica las aventuras de xavier y sus alumnos, al tiempo que hace un resumen de los hecho más importantes sucedidos en los inicios del fenómeno mutante. Una cómic denso pero ...

    2.5 stars. This is basically a summary and love letter to Stan Lee's run on X-Men. If you like that run, then you'll absolutely adore this graphic novel. If you prefer Clairemont's take or more modern renditions of X-Men, you'll find this to be extremely cheesy and extremely outdated i...

  • Adam Stone
    Apr 03, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

  • Javier Muñoz
    Apr 17, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

    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 hi...

    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 encu...

    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 really the fault of Ed at all, but that's what this book is about. so in a lot of way...

    I was 10 years of age when I first got into the X-Men seriously. The film changed my life and I became an X-Men fan. With help from my uncle, my DK guides, I read a handful of the Stan Lee issues and then watched the animated series all before the internet. The scope of the X-men chara...

    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 ...

    Ed Piskor hace un recorrido por la historia de la patrulla-x original, explica de forma meticulosa y cronológica las aventuras de xavier y sus alumnos, al tiempo que hace un resumen de los hecho más importantes sucedidos en los inicios del fenómeno mutante. Una cómic denso pero ...

  • Adam Spanos
    Apr 24, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

  • Brian Dickerson
    Apr 15, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

    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 hi...

    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 encu...

    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 really the fault of Ed at all, but that's what this book is about. so in a lot of way...

    I was 10 years of age when I first got into the X-Men seriously. The film changed my life and I became an X-Men fan. With help from my uncle, my DK guides, I read a handful of the Stan Lee issues and then watched the animated series all before the internet. The scope of the X-men chara...

    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 ...

    Ed Piskor hace un recorrido por la historia de la patrulla-x original, explica de forma meticulosa y cronológica las aventuras de xavier y sus alumnos, al tiempo que hace un resumen de los hecho más importantes sucedidos en los inicios del fenómeno mutante. Una cómic denso pero ...

    2.5 stars. This is basically a summary and love letter to Stan Lee's run on X-Men. If you like that run, then you'll absolutely adore this graphic novel. If you prefer Clairemont's take or more modern renditions of X-Men, you'll find this to be extremely cheesy and extremely outdated i...

    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 ...

    A summary of the pre-Claremont years that includes all the retcons and silliness, well drawn and with an eye for fun. It's everything you love about the X-Men; Kitchen Sink Sci-fi+Soap Opera Family Drama+Sci Fi Kitchen Sink Action+Discrimination/Underclass Themes. What's not to love? L...

    I love the design, art style, and narrative that Piskor uses in retelling the early days of the X-Men. This book easily sits beside his volumes of Hip Hop Family Tree both physically and via content. One can dream that Piskor tackles other Marvel titles / groups. Punisher: Grand...

  • Jamie Connolly
    Feb 21, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

  • Dan Barker
    Apr 11, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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 read...

    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 hundr...

    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. ...

    Whether you're an initiated X-fan or a new-comer to Marvel's mighty Mutants or simply a fan of fabulous, quirky comics with an indie feel, X-Men: Grand Design cannot be missed. ...

    Now that's how you write a comic. I loved the framing as a Watcher finally "recording" these tales. I loved the art after a minute of acclimation. I loved the disparate, manifold stories woven into a cohesive whole. A "Grand Design", even. ...sorry ...

    3.5/5 ...

    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. ...

    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 via flashback. The second half was a much more straightforward retelling of the events ...

    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 w...

    This was a pretty interesting read that I think any fan of the X-Men would like to dive into. At its core, the book actually summarizes the most important plotlines found in the comic over the course of their first 30 years of existance (1960s-1980s). It is not a lengthy book, but it d...

    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 Pis...

    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 hi...

    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 encu...

    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 really the fault of Ed at all, but that's what this book is about. so in a lot of way...

    I was 10 years of age when I first got into the X-Men seriously. The film changed my life and I became an X-Men fan. With help from my uncle, my DK guides, I read a handful of the Stan Lee issues and then watched the animated series all before the internet. The scope of the X-men chara...

    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 ...

  • Adolf Hydra
    May 14, 2018

    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. Piskor has so beautifully highlighted the strangeness of the Silver Age X-Men...

    This was a mixed bag. One one hand, the art is good and it's printed on a different type of paper that makes it feel like an authentic older comic. But the thing is, there's really not a fluid story here and it's more just a collection of events that happened in the X-Men comics during...

    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 to just before Claremont's run, condenses them and puts them in a chronological o...

    Komiks napisany z mi?o?ci do X-Menów. Traktowa?em to jak skrypt, który z grubsza zarysuje ca?o?? i w zasadzie troch? tak jest, ale to niesie ze sob? dosy? dramatyczne konsekwencje, np. tak?, ?e ca?o?? jest bardzo, ale to bardzo skrótowa, w?tki bywaj? sp?ycone maksym...

    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 X-Men knowledge, the stories detailed in this collection are set during the 1960's...

    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 this year. ...

    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. ...