Ed Piskor’s X-Men Grand Design has been a critical darling for Marvel Comics, and there are already hints that the company is looking to give other characters similar books of their own.
Piskor’s Grand Design is consolidating the X-Men’s history (up to a certain point) and retelling their story in a clear, linear fashion. The comic has an edgy, underground vibe that’s unique to superhero books, and it’s resonated with fans in a big way. It makes sense that Marvel Comics would want to extend this success to their other books. But with the company’s long, rich history, where do they begin? Let’s break down five properties that deserve the X-Men Grand Design treatment.
Remember when we said there were hints that Marvel’s already planning more Grand Design comics? Well this is what we meant. Last month, Tom Scioli hinted on Twitter that Fantastic Four Grand Design is “maybe” in the works.
Earlier this year @Marvel asked me to pitch a #FantasticFour story along the lines of @EdPiskor’s X-Men, telling the story of the FF and their extended cast. It started with the origin of Galactus which is eerily similar to the FF’s origin. pic.twitter.com/2NybzVJXuz
— Thomas Scioli (@tomscioli) August 8, 2018
What’s most interesting here is that Scioli claims Marvel ASKED him to pitch the story, which infers that this is in their plans.
The FF is Marvel’s first family – the book that started it all. They also have some of the biggest and baddest villains of the whole universe (literally, in the case of Galactus). Much like X-Men, Fantastic Four Grand Design could be an awesome mix of Earth-based superhero action and grand cosmic adventures.