Beasts of Burden Volume 1: Animal Rites (Paperback)
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This six-time Eisner Award-winning comic book series blending fantasy and humor features the adventures of paranormal pets investigating the horrors of their suburban community.
This volume collects the comic-book series Beasts of Burden issues #1-4, the short stories from the Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, the Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft, the Dark Horse Book of the Dead, and the Dark Horse Book of Monsters, "Stray," "Unfamiliar," "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie," and "A Dog and His Boy," published by Dark Horse Comics.
Black magic, demonic frogs, and zombie roadkill are just a few of the problems plaguing this seemingly sleepy little town. Beneath the quiet streets a rat cabal plots vengeance, while in the local cemetery the dead leave their graves. With the human residents unaware of the supernatural danger, it's up to a determined crew of dogs (and one cat) to keep their community safe. Lives will be lost, and bonds forged as the beasts of Burden Hill battle against an unknown evil rooted within their town.
Award-winning comics creators Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) come together to share the lives of some unlikely heroes.
"For pet lovers and enthusiasts of supernatural mysteries, the series is an absolute must. . . The surprise factor within this series is not the suspense or horror, but rather the emotional resonance that the writing and illustrations create. . . Beasts of Burden is one of the comic book highlights of 2009."--USA Today
About the Author
Evan Dorkin is a multiple Eisner Award–winning comic book writer, creator, artist, penciller, and cover artist. He is known for Beasts of Burden, Dark Horse Presents, The Eltingville Club, The Goon, and Hellboy.
Jill Thompson is a comic book writer and artist. Thompson was educated at the American Academy of Art and has been working in the comic book industry for more than 25 years. Her first major illustration job was for Wonder Woman, and she has since worked on more than 50 titles. She is a multi-time Eisner Award winner.