Beasts Of Burden: Hunters & Gatherers #1

Beasts Of Burden: Hunters & Gatherers #1

Writer: Evan Dorkin Artist: Jill Thompson Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

This standalone adventure is the perfect entry point for readers new to this award-winning series. The town of Burden Hill is defended from monsters and madmen by a brave crew of dogs and cats—and one werewolf hybrid. This book packs serious scares and occasional gross-outs, and sometimes drives readers to tears.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 12, 2014

    This is a fantastic one-shot and moves the story along just enough to bide the reader's interest until the next chapter of the series releases. Don't feel as if you can't jump on with this story if you've never read a Beasts of Burden tale before, there's a recap of sorts at the beginning and through the characters natural conversation you'll catch up with the story while reading this one-shot making it a great starting point with the series. There are a ton of reasons why you should be reading Beasts of Burden, but the main reason is that it's a fantastic comic book with an original story that makes it stand out in the world of comics for all the right reasons. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Dasgupta Mar 20, 2014

    It's quite funny that a watercolour comic-book about talking animals succeeded where many other horror comics or books or movies, even, have failed: it made my heart pound in primal fear. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Mar 14, 2014

    "Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers" is an incredible, well-told story. The only downside to picking up this issue is knowing the infrequency with which they show up. But a little is better than nothing at all, so buy this one shot, hold it tight, and hope that a Windslither or a knotted up ball of rats doesn't roll through your home to take it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Mar 13, 2014

    I am really hoping “Beasts of Burden” becomes a monthly series. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Mar 14, 2014

    “Beast of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers” is both a fantastic introduction to the series and an exciting continuation to the ongoing saga. Dorkin and Thompson lay the groundwork for what looks to be a saga of epic proportions. If you've never given “Beasts of Burden” a shot, you owe it to yourself to give the series a shot. Likewise, if you already know that the series is awesome, enjoy this morsel of story and ponder on things to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Mar 12, 2014

    Yes, it is good, though if you're picking up the series for the first time with this book, you'll probably be a little in the dark. Regardless, it's a bouncy, creepy, aww-inspiring smorgasbord of doggies, kitties, and the supernatural. Go give it a read, after you've fed the cat, walked the dog, or hung out with your evil horde of rats or crows. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Mar 12, 2014

    Even though this felt more like a small piece to a bigger puzzle and not a self-contained story that has become the standard for most one-shots, it's always a welcome surprise to have any form of new Beasts of Burden material. Hopefully people will decide to pick up this issue and be inspired to read all of the previous Beasts of Burden stories, and then they'll know what hooked us already loyal fans into supporting such a wonderful series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Mar 11, 2014

    Like I said, this wasn't my favourite Beast of Burden comic, but anytime I get to visit this neighbourhood is a good time for me. I hope to see more of these in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Mar 5, 2014

    With a neatly tied up story, it isn't a bad one-shot comic to hand to friends, and if I were a fan trying to recruit other to geek out with, Id use this issue to get them initiated. Its a light story with great artwork, easy to get into and out of, and all the essentials of the story are presented for easy digestion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Joe Morrison Mar 11, 2014

    As one-shots go this feels a little incomplete, Thompson's art is delightful and Dorkin's script is solid enough but there's not enough substance to the story to make this indispensable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Mar 13, 2014

    Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson one-shot featuring their four-legged supernatural crusaders is a welcomed but too brief visit to Burden Hill and its protectors. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SwampyCA Mar 22, 2014

    This was my first time with Beast of Burden and I really enjoyed it. Hopefully the next installment comes sooner rather than later.

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