During the ‘90s when superhero art consisted of overexaggerated muscles and gratuitously large breasts, Ron Garney stayed the course and continued to draw comics the way they were meant to be drawn. He maintained the high level of storytelling and fantasy that others before him had perfected, and he quickly became one of the most well respected artists in the industry because of his near flawless technique.

Along with writer Mark Waid, Garney launched one of the all-time great runs on Captain America and helped define the character for an entire generation of readers. His style may not be as hyper-realistic or cinematic as some of the others on this list, but he always managed to portray the power and iconic motif of Captain America without a hitch.

His singular images and covers for Captain America capture so much personality that even readers who are completely ignorant to the character would feel an instant connection to him.