Ed Piskor’s X-Men: Grand Design, a retelling of the first 280 issues of X-Men as a single saga, has it’s first collected edition out. The trade paperback, which collects the first two issues will be published as an oversized Marvel Treasury Edition.
The next two issues in the cycle, X-Men: Grand Design, Second Genesis will be published on July 25th and August 29th.
To mark the release of the X:Men Grand Design trade paperback, Marvel Comics is previewing an excerpt from the highly anticipated book, written, illustrated, colored and lettered by Eisner Award-winning, indie cartoonist Ed Piskor. Best known for documenting the history of hip hop with the best-selling Hip Hop Family Tree graphic novels, Piskor is sampling and distilling more than 8,000 pages of super-heroic storytelling into one seamless masterpiece, creating a definitive remix of the first 280 original issues of X-Men comic books and 30 years of complicated continuity.
The preview features an excerpt of the first five pages from X-Men #1 from 1963, recolored by Piskor in his distinctive style – originally written by Stan Lee, penciled by Jack Kirby, inked by Paul Reinmen, and lettered by Sam Rosen.
Additional pages are included from a preview from Entertainment Weekly.
The X:Men Grand Design trade paperback collects the recolored X-Men #1 and the acclaimed first two issues of X:Men Grand Design and will be published as a Marvel Treasury Edition, in the same dynamic, oversized format of the best-selling Hip Hop Family Tree. The trade paperback will also include extra recolored classic pinups. The X:Men Grand Design trade paperback is on sale now.
Marvel Comics is also announcing that X:Men Grand Design will return late this summer with the two issue comic book series X:Men Grand Design, Second Genesis. Issue 1 of X:Men Grand Design, Second Genesis is scheduled for July 25th, followed by Issue 2 on August 29th.