I've been a long time fan of the X-Men and find myself with an on-again/off-again relationship with the comic. Sometimes this has to do with the artists on the book. My top 5 artists to rock the X-Men world? 1. Jim Lee 2. Marc Silvestri (those 2 are ideal PERFECT tastes on the X-Men IMO) 3. Joe Madureira (his work went more and more anime after awhile. And while I really dug the influence, his early work on his run sticks out to me the most) 4. Billy Tan (he's ideal. I see a lot of my number 1 and 2's in his work) 5. Salvador Larroca (I loved his run. Just so clean and beautiful) I also have to give it up to John Cassaday. His run on Astonishing was just stellar. My least favorite. Probably Chris Bacchalo. He has a very distinct, instantly identifiable style, which is good especially for the artist. But his artwork is too clustered for my taste. Yet, he keeps COMING BACK to the book. I don't know about recently, but over the last few years I know he has several runs on the franchise.