Beasts of Burden: What The Cat Dragged In #1

Writer: Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer Artist: Jill Thompson Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

This standalone adventure is a perfect entry point for readers new to the award-winning series. When curiosity gets the best of Burden Hill’s cats (and one reluctant raccoon), sleeping demons are awakened and black magic is unleashed on the town of Burden Hill.

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 9, 2016

    "Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In" is a thoroughly wonderful comic and it was well worth the wait, though hopefully the promised two-parter mentioned in the letters column will have a slightly shorter gestation period. Dorkin, Dyer and Thompson have given us a perfect comic; I wouldn't change a single thing about it. If you've never read any of the "Beasts of Burden" comics, this is as good a place as any to see what you've been missing. Comics are rarely this great. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Apr 23, 2016

    Perfect storytelling isn't easy to come by but Beasts Of Burden has continually been able to do that. Look What The Cat Dragged In continues the fine adventures of these supernatural-battling animals with another great story, chock full of beautiful art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 5, 2016

    A solid introduction to the magical world that Dorkin, Dyer, and Thompson create. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 5, 2016

    This is a great one-shot for anyone who wants to see what the cats of Burden Hill are all about. For any and all cat lovers and paranormal buffs, this is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini May 10, 2016

    I mentioned I didn't think “What the Cat Dragged In” was one of the series best, but reason for this is a little hard to pinpoint. The last act falls a little flat due to a slightly too neat ending, but it's followed by a two-page epilogue that is one of the most beautiful comics sequences I have read this year. Similarly, the structure is a little simpler and more predictable than I was hoping, but as I mentioned, there's a certain charm to a book that is so straightforward and sincere. So in other words, it's not my favorite issue ever, but it's damn good, and everything a fan of the series could hope for. And frankly, it's hard to dislike any comic uses ‘Stinkin' thin! I bite your face” as a dramatic line, and nails it. Read Full Review

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