Like a well-stocked blood bank, the vampire idea-well never seems to be tapped dry. Whether the bloodsuckers sparkle in sunlight or crumble to ash, gnash sharper-than-average canines or huge jagged fangs and fly on great leathery wings or throttle the engine of a badass bike, vampires are more flexibly ingrained in pop culture than any other supernatural entity.
In honor of last week’s fresh and fun Vampirella relaunch from writer Kate Leth and artist Eman Casallos, Paste has compiled a list of the 13 best vampires in comics. Honorable mentions include Andi Watson’s family-friendly Count Spatula, mall-rat bloodsucker Jubilee and about eight billion iterations of Count Public Domain himself, Dracula. Grab your garlic and hold close your crucifixes: this list bites.