Friday, August 24, 2018

Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1

   The excellent series Beasts of Burden returns with several surprises, not the least of which is the fact that co-creator Jill Thompson didn't provide the art in this issue.

   Thankfully artist Benjamin Dewey turns in terrific work, with a wonderful eye towards creating realistic animals and settings.

   The issue, written by co-creator Evan Dorkin, takes up away from the usual cast - a group of dogs learning their roles, protecting the village of Burden from supernatural and horrific threats - and instead focuses on the elder statesmen of their order, as they face a terrible threat - and the promise of a bigger one gaining strength.

   It's a tremendous series, carving its own niche in the horror market (I can't stress strongly enough, this is not a comic for children). 

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

Grade: A-


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