Brightly-colored superheroes rule the comic book world 364 days a year, but on Halloween, it’s all about the monsters. Beginning with the legendary E.C. Comics horror titles from the 1940s and ‘50s, vampires, zombies, demons, and all other types of creepy creatures have made a major impact on the storytelling medium. For decades, horror books were the lifeblood of the industry (as they continue to be in cinema), and if they didn't get censored in the late ‘50s, we never would have experienced the '60s superhero trend that gave us Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, or Marvel Comics, for that matter.

As much as we love those characters, there is still a part of us that yearns for those old-school horror books to make a comeback. Thankfully, creators have still managed to squeeze scary elements into mainstream comics over the years, which again proves that you can’t keep a good genre down. So, to celebrate Halloween, the comic lovers at Complex count down The 15 Scariest Monsters In Comics.

Written by Jason Serafino (@serafinoj1)