31 Days Of Halloween: 31 hellraising Halloween-themed comic book covers

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Oct 4, 2015, 12:22 PM EDT

Halloween and comic books go together like hot apple pie and vanilla ice cream, and smart publishers over the decades have taken full advantage of fans' love of dressing up and parading around neighborhoods portraying their favorite comic characters by serving an appetizing menu of seasonal covers. 

Here's a bountiful showcase of annual Halloween issues spanning more than 70 years, with a visual candy bag brimming with All Hallow's Eve-themed anthology titles and special editions.  From Marvel Zombies, Elvira, Vampirella and Superman to Batman, Casper, Spider-Man, Jonah Hex and even the Tick, everyone is getting into the spirit of this all-star revue of art celebrating the spookiest time of year.  Happy haunting!