January 27, 2020 by TinyNavajo
Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch by Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer, illustrated by Mike Mignola, Jill Thompson, and Benjamin Dewey
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*Published October 1, 2019*
I saw a small comic from this series online, and as soon as I saw it, I knew that I needed to read the rest of the comics. So, I ordered this book from my library and I’m so glad that I did!
This eight-time Eisner Award-winning comic book series blending fantasy and humor features the adventures of paranormal pets investigating the monsters of Burden Hill.
The dogs and cats protecting Burden Hill from supernatural harm find themselves facing new threats and mysteries, including a vengeful demon, an invisible killer and an enigmatic flock of lost sheep. As a growing evil threatens to overwhelm their town, the animals find themselves some unlikely allies, most notably a seasoned paranormal investigator named…Hellboy.
This volume collects the comic-book series Beasts of Burden: Sacrifice, Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch, Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In, and Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others #1 and #2.
Now…when I write this review, please remember that I read at the end of November of last year, and I don’t remember much anything I read then other than I really liked it. I know that there are supernatural entities that live around Burden Hill, an area where cats and dogs are tasked with protecting. I know that there is magic and the cat familiars of a destroyed coven of witches knows how to use said magic. And I know that there are dogs that can truly see the supernatural world for what it is.
All of these elements, while they seem disparate, once they come together, Beasts of Burden hill is fantastic and was one of the coolest comics that I read last year. It is definitely one that I hope to keep reading and I hope to find out more about these amazing animals.
What are some different types of comics that you’ve read recently? What stood out about them to you as compared to others? Comment below and let me know!