X-Men: Grand Design by Hip Hop Family Tree’s Ed Piskor Remixes the X-Men History
Marvel Comics and Eisner Award-winning indie cartoonist indie Ed Piskor are teaming up for an unexpected, unprecedented, and uncanny undertaking. Best known for documenting the history of hip hop with the award winning Hip Hop Family Tree graphic novels, Ed Piskor will sample and distill more than 8,000 pages of superheroic storytelling to create a definitive remix of the first 280 original issues of X-Men comic books and 30 years of complicated continuity into one seamless masterpiece of superheroic storytelling. Piskor will write, draw, ink, color and letter all six 40 page issues of X-Men: Grand Design, which Marvel will publish over three years as three separate but interconnected mini-series — X-Men: Grand Design, X-Men: Grand Design–Second Genesis and X-Men: Grand Design–X-Tinction.
On December 9th, 2017, Marvel will publish the debut issue of X-Men: Grand Design. On April 17, 2018, Marvel will collect both issues of X-Men: Grand Design, as an oversized paperback collection in the same size and format as Hip Hop Family Tree, and will also include the first issue of X-Men by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby masterfully recolored by Piskor, and a host of recolored classic pinups. Each X-Men: Grand Design trade paperback will feature a classic X-Men comic book, recolored by Piskor.