X-Men: Grand Design: Second Genesis #1

Writer: Ed Piskor Artist: Ed Piskor Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 16
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

It's ALL-NEW and ALL-DIFFERENT! Witness Wolverine, Thunderbird, Colossus, Storm and Sunfire suit up as X-Men for the very first time all over again! All through the lens of comics auteur ED PISKOR, who lovingly researches, writes, pencils, inks, colors and letters every page just for you!
The second act of X-MEN GRAND DESIGN begins now!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 4, 2018

    This is a joyous, intensely fun, exquisitely executed reimagining of five years of X-Men lore condensed into one incredible story. Whether you're new to the fandom or an old hand, you are going to pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    FreakSugar - Jed W. Keith Jul 26, 2018

    Piskor’s loving reverence for those elements is beautifully displayed on every page of the each issue he’s gifted readers thus far, and his care and craftsmanship only ramp up anticipation for his opus’ future installments. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - E.A. Sofia Jul 30, 2018

    There have been recent announcements of an upcoming new X-Men storyline, and yet despite all that is happening in current continuity, the older stories are still worth revisiting whether in their original form or through this retelling. Superhero comics often provide chances to read new stories about old characters and chances to see flashbacks of older scenes in a recent story. The chance to read a retelling of older beloved stories that rivals this series in breadth and depth is much more rare. Its definitely an opportunity to take up by reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 26, 2018

    While Piskor's approach does strip some of the emotional resonance away from Marvel's greatest superhero soap opera, it does help readers navigate the various retcons that have happened over the years, allowing for a chronological understanding of the X-Men that the comics themselves are hard-pressed to provide. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Jul 27, 2018

    A beautiful, overwhelming tour through the greatest years of "X-Men." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - JK Schmidt Jul 25, 2018

    With vast and confusing continuities being rendered consumable by Wikipedia entries, superhero comic books are easy to familiarize oneself with. But even then, the convoluted journey of the X-Men is one of the most daunting and impenetrable franchises for casual fans. That's why Ed Piskor's historic reimagining is one of the most enjoyable reads coming out from Marvel Comics today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Jul 25, 2018

    Do yourself a favor and pick up this book. It will be the best decision you will make all week. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jul 28, 2018

    Even if it focuses more on singular narrative building than the growth of one of superhero comics' greatest ensemble casts,X-Men Grand Design: Second Genesis#1 is a wonderful example of the cyclical nature of myth as Ed Piskor filters the beginning of Chris Claremont's run on X-Men through a lean, visually striking storyteller's lens or his childhood fantasies through a steadier, yet no less energetic hand. I'd probably rather reread the “Dark Phoenix Saga” though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer Jul 28, 2018

    If you want a high speed take on the history of the X-Men, either to get up to date on all the happenings if your a new reader or fancy a trip down memory lane, this is a good pick up, but for me, it just didn't click and I won't be coming back for part 2. Read Full Review

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