Jim Steranko burst on to the comic book scene in the late '60s by combining the psychedelic pop-art stylings of Andy Warhol with the over-the-top cartoonish elements of contemporaries such as Jack Kirby and Neal Adams. The result was a daring style that has never been replicated. Experimenting with full page spreads, photography, and quirky panel layouts, Steranko completely changed the comic industry during his relatively brief stint at Marvel.

Steranko often ventured into the world of the surreal and the experimental for his comic art, and injected the usually clean cut world of Captain America with some much needed style and sex appeal. He quickly earned a reputation for being the one of the first mavericks of the comic book world, and he introduced the industry to influences that they would have otherwise completely ignored.

Nothing that has come out since has even come close to replicating the stylings of the one-time magician and escape artist. He could out-surreal Dalí, school Lichtenstein on pop art, and even teach Jack Kirby a thing or two about composition. Jaws are still on the floor from Steranko's '60s revolution of sex and comics, and Captain America was one of the characters that benefitted most.