One problem that I know does prevent people from coming into superhero comic books is the decades spanning continuity. People often don’t know what to think is and isn’t canon and the multiverse doesn’t help either. That is especially true of the X-Men, which has one of the more insane histories of any published comic book in the world.
Trying to perfectly explain their history in a coherent, condense matter would be like trying to explain quantum physics to a cat. Well one man is up to the task of doing so!
Hip-Hop Family Tree creator Ed Piskor has announced his newest project with Marvel, X-Men: Grand Design, a book that will have the first 280 issues of the X-Men book that ran from September 1983 towards September of 1991 and condense them into a single comic about the history of the X-Men that might roughly come out towards 300 pages. My mind really isn’t sure how to handle this level of detail.
Piskor first thought up of the idea back in 2015 and pitched to Marvel who contacted him about it not too long after. Piskor had revealed ever since then, he’s spent everyday on the project and doing it all in secret.
I've been working on X-Men: Grand Design in secret for the past year and a half. 7 days a week. I'm glad I can let you know about finally.
— Ed Piskor (@EdPiskor) July 21, 2017
Now that is passion to what you love. Given the massive and very complicated, and more so convoluted, history and continuity, I’m honestly excited to take a look at this whenever it comes out.
What do you think of the idea? What is your favorite X-Men story? Who is your favorite character? Let us know in the comments below!