One of the best world-building series and some of our favorite comic book characters are making a brief return to Dark Horse Comics this May. Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson’s fantastic Beasts of Burden will make an appearance at your local comic book store in the one-shot story Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In.
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.
This is the same series that garnered Eisner Awards for Best Short Story and Best Publication for Teens. Dorkin and Thompson first introduced their animal sleuths in The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings and made regular appearances throughout the “Dark Horse Book of” series, earning them Eisners for Best Short Story and Best Painter. In 2009 the beasts of Burden Hill received their own miniseries, Animal Rites, and in 2010, they met up with Hellboy. And Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers won the Best Single Issue Eisner in 2015. Sarah Dyer joins the creative team for this latest story.
We here at borg.com will brag up the Beasts of Burden series whenever we can. It’s simply among the best writing and artwork that comic books have to offer. Do yourself a favor and check out what we had to say here about the past stories in the series.
Look for Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In at Elite Comics or your local comic book shop May 4, 2016.