Much like Alex Ross, John Cassaday didn’t spend a lot of time drawing interior pages of Captain America. That didn't matter because his photorealistic art, and classic outlook on the character, separated his 2001-2002 work on Cap from any other artist at the time. 

Definitively modern, yet with the classic beats intact, Ross' art exhibited the pure power of the character and also played up Cap’s patriotic nature with plenty of red, white, and blue imagery. Even though many of his Captain America pieces depict the brighter side of the character, Cassaday never abandoned the dark, isolated strokes that go along with Steve Rogers’ haunted past.

The result was plenty of Cap pin-ups that were capable of giving a grand sense of story and emotion even though they only existed as single images.