Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1

Writer: Evan Dorkin Artist: Benjamin Dewey Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 22, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

A heroic pack of canines known as the Wise Dogs set off on a mission to clean up a Pennsylvania corridor plagued by seemingly unrelated occult disturbances that include a fire salamander and a horde of mutant lurkers. A link is found among the various disturbances, leading our heroes to a mountain village inhabited by a survivalist witch-cult who have discovered the existence of a "Blood Lure" attracting occult forces, creatures, and many more terrors to Burden Hill!

o The eight time Eisner-winning series is back!

o Variant Cover by Rafael Albuquerque!

"Beasts of Burden balances humor, heart, and horror and fosters more

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Aug 21, 2018

    Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my first taste of a Beats of Burden comic. The characterisation of the individual dogs is excellent and I really enjoyed the sharp banter between one another. The larger narrative has me intrigued, and I'm looking forward to puzzling out this strange mystery with these pooches as the story unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 1, 2018

    With Blackwood's first chapter coming to a close this is a fantastic replacement. It'll fill the void quite nicely and really it would be great to get at least one comic a month from Evan Dorkin as he is a talented storyteller with a unique voice. This newest chapter of Beasts of Burden delivers the good stuff so be sure to grab it when it releases. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 26, 2018

    It's no burden to fall for every beast in this book, be they protagonist or antagonist. The scares are great, the drama outstanding, and the visuals superior. This is perfect reading for fans of horror who think they've read it all. Treat yourself and open this book and marvel at the four legged heroes who battle the supernatural. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Aug 16, 2018

    Compelling and fun, it's a worthy new addition to the pantheon of classic fantasy that gets all the significant details down pat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth Aug 22, 2018

    A fantastic return to the world of wise dogs, their magical powers, and the dark nooks and crannies between. This is a welcome addition to the Beasts of Burden collection that familiar fans and new readers alike should feel comfortable picking up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 24, 2018

    Every fan of horror - and great comics - should be reading this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Aug 21, 2018

    Fun without being silly, it deserves every bit of the hype. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Aug 22, 2018

    Beasts Of Burden always ends up being a great story and Wise Dogs And Eldritch Men is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Sep 13, 2018

    Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1 is a charming and engaging beginning to a new magical mystery. There's a lot of charm and wit in the writing, but there's also an underlying darkness to the world and that is what will bring me back for issue #2. The world feels fully realized, the dogs are full of personality and are fleshed out characters, and the mystery is interesting, if not yet quite fully realized. If you're a fan of mystery, magic and mastiffs, then Beasts of Burden may be worth your time! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 22, 2018

    Whether or not you've ever heard of Beasts of Burden before, this introduction offers a great starting point, one that already appears to be leading to even greater thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 22, 2018

    Beasts of Burden definitely has me interested in what it's going to do because it looks great, has some interesting ideas, and the concept is definitely up my alley. It's a very busy first issue with a lot going on here and a huge cast that only has one or two worth remembering the names of so far. But it introduces some good stuff as it progresses and has me intrigued to see where Dorkin is going to go with it. The big draw is definitely the painted style artwork as it's so distinct and filled with so much detail that it stands out beautifully and left me wanting more just to be able to keep looking at it and all the little elements of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 26, 2018

    Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1 is a fun read. The world and characters are unique and strange, and the conflicts are fantastical and well presented. Mix that with some good artwork, and you have a comic worth a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Aug 23, 2018

    "Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men" #1 is a solid reintroduction to the cast which also happens to feature phenomenal illustration work. Read Full Review

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