Ed Piskor to compile Uncanny X-Men #1-280 into one ‘Grand’ story

‘X-Men: Grand Design’ will retell the classic comics into retro-stylized six-issue miniseries.

During the “Marvel: The Next Big Thing” panel at San Diego Comic Con, the publishing giant announced a unique way to present classic comic stories to modern audiences. X-Men: Grand Design will retell the first 280 issues of The Uncanny X-Men into a stunningly compact six 40-page issue miniseries.

Summarizing 28 years of comics into this unique retro format is creator Ed Piskor, best known for his indie and alternative comic work, including Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor, his self-published hacker book Wizzywig, and the Eisner Award-winning Hip Hop Family Tree.

Piskor credits his 2015 tweet of a mock comic page asking his followers which era of X-Men is their favorite in getting attention from Marvel.

And he wasn’t shy to let Marvel know his interest in the X-Men.

Luckily, both Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and editor Chris Robinson are fans of Hip Hop Family Tree, and of Piskor’s gritty, humorous style. “There is no one that looks like him, it’s something special,” said Robinson in an interview with Bill O’Driscoll of the Pittsburg City Paper.

X-Men: Grand Design, six issue mini series by Ed Piskor (Marvel) Click to enlarge

The first issue of X-Men: Grand Design is slated to be released in December 2017.


3 thoughts on “Ed Piskor to compile Uncanny X-Men #1-280 into one ‘Grand’ story”

  1. I think this is the first time I’ve been excited about an X-book since the Whedon / Cassaday run.

    (To answer Piskor’s question: original era, first appearance of Juggernaut. Lee / Kirby / Toth.)

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