1969: The X-Men, Marvel’s poorest selling title, was in dire need of a shot in the arm. Enter Roy Thomas and Neal Adams, and get ready for one of the most amazing evolutions in Marvel history! These two titanic talents threw caution to the wind with sensational stories that brought the X-Men in synch with the thriving youth culture of the late ’60s. Adams’ lavish and dynamic visuals merged with Thomas’ challenging and contemporary stories to create a comic book series that throbbed with the pulse of the times like none other. Collecting: X-Men (1963) 54-66.