X-Men: Grand Design - X-Tinction #1

Writer: Ed Piskor Artist: Ed Piskor Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 29, 2019 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 10
9.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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The series that has critics and fans raving returns for its final installment! The ruination of the X-Men revisited! Re-live the now-classic storylines like Mutant Massacre and The Fall of the Mutants. With appearances by Longshot, Cable, and The Marauders! Created soup to nuts by comic book superstar Ed Piskor in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
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  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jun 6, 2019

    With one final issue to wrap the series up look forward to a recount of fan favorite, Days of Futures Past. Ed Piskor is one of the few actual cartoonists left in the business currently, each work he produces is a genuine labor of love and a gift to the medium as a whole. As the Eisner Awards rear the corner, Ed stands a chance to win Best New Series for his time with the X-Men, both perfect candidates for that honor. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 29, 2019

    There is so much to be unpacked in this series, and that has never been more true than in "X-Tinction" as the finale draws ever closer. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manuel Gomez May 29, 2019

    'X-Men: Grand Design' is absolutely a comic for obsessive fans of the medium by someone who is equally obsessed. This is also a comic meant to be physically held and read by turning pages. This comic is meant to be experienced. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Rogues Portal - Jonathan Boes May 29, 2019

    With one issue left to go, its hard to tell where Piskor plans to land this plane. Where, in this tangled history, will he find a conclusion that doesnt feel arbitrary? But Piskor has earned my trust. Im along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care May 29, 2019

    More than just a simple history lesson, Grand Design's X-tinction is the most streamlined investigation into the beginning of the most convoluted periods in X-history. Piskor's passion and ingenuity is on dazzling display as he maintains the heart of a period where the X-men were at there peak. Like an alchemist transforming precious metals, this book is entertaining, creative, and encapsulates the time period of its stories to perfection. This is all presented in a visual encyclopedia with footnotes that would put David Foster Wallace to shame. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 29, 2019

    Ed Piskor's X-Men: Grand Design – X-Tinction #1 is an achievement in focus as he chooses not one, but two characters with convoluted backstories (Cable, Madelyne Pryor) to be the anchor point of his exploration into late 1980s X-Men comics. For all the cool digressions and sizzling subplots, Piskor rides the momentum of this mother/father/child/ex-girlfriend/creepy scientist guy melodrama from page 1 to page 40 and even plays telekinetic baby keep away along the way. Like Renaissance painters who would find their own story out of a complex tapestry of Biblical stories and classical mythology, Ed Piskor turns the “X-Overs” of the late 80s into a powerful family drama that happens to involve eye beams and psychic powers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost May 29, 2019

    This is a definite BUY and one of the highlights of modern comic book making. You won't want to miss this one. Read Full Review

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