Here are my favorite comic book series and graphic novels of all time, along with their creators, their initial publication dates and the names of their publishers. No commentary. I let the art do the talking.

Bone by Jeff Smith (1991) Cartoon Books/Image

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore (2003) Image

Invincible by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker (2003) Image

Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona (2003) Marvel

Maus by Art Spiegelman (1980) Pantheon

Fantastic Four by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (1961) Marvel

The Amazing SpiderMan by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (1963) Marvel

XMen by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (1963) Marvel

Captain America by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (1941) Marvel

Howard the Duck by Steve Gerber (1976) Marvel

Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe (2013) Image

Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro (2014) Image

Snotgirl by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung (2016) Image

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (1986) DC

Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli (1987) DC

Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland (1988) DC

Joker by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo (2008) DC

XMen: Magneto Testament by Greg Pak and Carmine Di Giandomenico (2008) Marvel

KickAss by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. (2008) Marvel

Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer, Rags Morales and Michael Bair (2004) DC