Ever since Fredric Wertham’s infamous witch-hunt and the formation of the Comics Code Authority, the superhero genre has dominated the comics medium. Other once-popular genres, like romance, true crime, fantasy, mystery and science fiction, were decimated by his self-righteous crusade but have made modest comebacks in recent decades. The horror genre was arguably affected the worst by the Comics Code Authority, but the genre has perhaps made the strongest comeback of them all, championed by Vertigo and Dark Horse, especially. Horror comics had already seen a solid resurgence in the late sixties and early seventies, only to die out again soon after. In the eighties, spearheaded by the runaway success of Alan Moore’s run on “Swamp Thing,” they became once again a force to be reckoned with. “Swamp Thing” was soon joined by such greats as “Hellblazer,” “Hellboy,” “B.P.R.D.,” “The Walking Dead,” “Marvel Zombies,” “30 Days of Night” and many others. While the success of “Sandman” and “Fables” has skewed Vertigo’s efforts more toward the fantasy genre, Dark Horse continues to champion the horror genre. The aforementioned Mignolaverse titles, revivals of Warren Publishing’s “Creepy” and “Eerie” anthologies, “Criminal Macabre,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and numerous horrific and grotesque one-shots and miniseries featuring some of the best horror writers and artists in the comics business.