Beasts of Burden #1

Beasts of Burden #1

Writer: Evan Dorkin Artist: Jill Thompson Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 16, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
6.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

When supernatural occurrences sweep the community of Burden Hill, it's up to a heroic gang of cats and dogs to keep residents safe from harm.

A bizarre disturbance leads these four-legged neighbors on a wild-goose chase into the depths of the nearby forest, where loyalties are tested and lives come to an abrupt end.

Award-winning comics creators Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) first introduced these heroic characters in the anthologies The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, Witchcraft, the Dead, and Monsters, for which they won coveted Eisner Awards for Best Short Story and Best Painter.

Adventure, mystery, horror and humor thrive on every page of Beasts of Burden -- a comic-book series that will capture readers' hearts and haunt their dreams.

The Eisner Award-winning story gets its own series!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 21, 2009

    I recommend this series to anyone who's ready for a story that's out of the ordinary, tinged with horror and humor, and loaded with animals who seem to be real (in other words, if animals talked, these are the kinds of conversations they'd have). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 20, 2009

    While thematically similar to "Pet Avengers," this story tries to take itself a little more seriously. It succeeds for the most part, but in the end, however, we are dealing with talking dogs, cats, and frogs, so some leniency in expectations needs to be provided. I'm ambivalent as to whether or not I am going to continue on with this series following issue #1. Perhaps a perusal of the material that preceded this -" as merely footnoted in the front cover and then once more in the letters page -" will help me decided whether or not I can commit a slice of my comics budget to this tale of tails. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Sep 21, 2009

    So where the story of this book falters at the absolute best, the art is very pretty in a landscape painting sort of way. She has a very good ability to have these animal characters emote in ways which doesnt make them have their eyes popping out of their head. The painted scenes are very, well, pretty to look at and thats basically the only strength of the book. If you like The Group of Seven, youll like this book, its a pity theres all these speech bubbles in the way. Read Full Review

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