Quote:And I certainly wouldn't call the original X-Men the biggest failure of 1960's Marvel. Sure, they weren't Marvel's biggest selling title, but they did better than Ant-Man/Giant-Man, The Human Torch solo feature and even initially the Hulk. It's doubtful whether Doctor Strange and SHIELD could have supported their own titles for as long as X-Men did back then.
And from an aesthetic point of view, the first 7 issues of the X-Men are about as well written as anything Stan was doing at that time. The quality really dropped as Stan left with issue #19.