He doesn't do many full comic book interiors, but Alex Ross’ talents as a cover and poster artist more than earn him a spot on this list. His attention to detail and Norman Rockwell approach to Captain America perfectly reflect the idealism and innocence of the early days of the character.

Ross first broke through in 1994’s Marvels and his work on Cap played a big part in the story’s success. Instantly, Ross’ ultra-ideal version of the hero became the new standard in the industry.

More recently, when it came time for Bucky to assume the mantle of the Sentinel of Liberty, Marvel hired Ross to redesign Captain America’s costume. Ross, who has become one of the most daring and revered artists to ever work on the star spangled Avenger, modernized the costume, yet managed to create a look that was just as memorable and iconic as the character's original outfit.