October 4, 2013

Beasts of Burden

Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson is a spooky treat.  It stars a rag tag pack of dogs from the suburbs who get caught up in increasingly scary supernatural adventures.   

The stories involve struggles against witchcraft, zombie-dogs, a wolf man, and more.  This is material any horror fan can sink their teeth into.  Dog lovers will enjoy the camaraderie between the pack members and expressiveness of the dogs, as well as the gentle character arcs.

One warning: This is a violent comic.  Don't be fooled by the lovely art and portrayals of our protagonists (my favorite is the miserable wise-acre pug!) on the cover.  The monsters are scary and gross the violence is grisly.

Halloween is coming and this is a great comic to enjoy the spirit of horror.

P.S.  There is a charming cat that is made a member of the pack, for you cat lovers out there.