10. MARC SILVESTRI

In the late '80s, nobody defined the X-Men more than Marc Silvestri. As part of some of the most important X-Men storylines of all time, such as Fall of the Mutants and Inferno, Silvestri’s art often overshadowed the classic stories themselves. His X work didn't end there as he also spent a while penciling the X-Men spinoff book, Wolverine.

Silvestri comes from a school of thought that always put characters and storytelling before action and it’s often the more intimate moments of a comic that he pulled off the best. Furthermore, sandwiched between two iconic X-Men artists John Romita Jr. and Jim Lee, Silvestri managed to make a name for himself and employ a style that was completely his own.