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Starred Review. Burden Hill looks at first glance to be the epitome of the idyllic suburb, but unbeknownst to its human populace the place is rife with all manner of supernatural menaces, both great and small. Werewolves, hauntings, black magic covens, and less easily defined things that go bump in the night wreak havoc just under the radar of man's perception, but do not go unnoticed by the unlikeliest occult protectors of all: a group of household pets comprising several dogs and a stray cat. These four-footed paranormal investigators, occasionally aided by "wise dogs" trained in the arcane arts, take on all comers with devotion and diligence. Dorkin's clever writing and Thompson's charming painted art effortlessly draw in readers--Thompson's realistic take creates a full world to get immersed in. Loaded with fun in every panel, this series has massive crossover appeal for those who enjoy horror, humor, and stories about endearing animal characters. This gorgeous hardcover edition contains the short stories that introduced the characters, along with the 2009 miniseries and supplemental behind-the-scenes material with notes by Dorkin. A stunner.
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This is a really terrific book. It's very engaging and beautifully illustrated. Not exactly for the faint of heart - it does get pretty creepy and graphic at points - but a really... Read morePublished 13 days ago by J. L. Thatcher
Evan Dorkin's BEASTS OF BURDEN is my current go-to book for gifting to non-comic book readers. Superbly illustrated by Jill Thompson, the secret society of animals that protects... Read morePublished 2 months ago by John J Arnold Jr
Great, fun read about a pack of neighborhood dogs (and a cat) that solve supernatural crimes and issues. Good, warm, entertaining read! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Erik W Pepper
Probably my favorite comic from the last ten years. I only hope they make more.Published 7 months ago by Justin A. Corwin
I love animals and spooky ghost stories. I am a fan of Jill Thompson's watercolor artwork as well so I figured (even though I'm not really into comic books) I'd give it a go. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lee Walasavage
Not for the faint of heart, this colourful book is engaging, well-written, and suspenseful. However, it does have mature themes that belie the cutesy animal characters. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Julianne McGinn
Some of the stories are quite dark - on the order of old-school fairy tales. Good wins but usually at some cost. The art is just beautiful. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Russell A. Mueller
If you like reading about the occult, you wont go wrong with this book. Granted, its a comic, and about animals, but that just makes it better. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Wiccy