Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites
Welcome to Burden Hill-a picturesque little town adorned with white picket fences and green, green grass, home to a unique team of paranormal investigators. Beneath this shiny exterior, Burden Hill harbors dark and sinister secrets, and it's up to a heroic gang of dogs-and one cat-to protect the... show more
Welcome to Burden Hill-a picturesque little town adorned with white picket fences and green, green grass, home to a unique team of paranormal investigators. Beneath this shiny exterior, Burden Hill harbors dark and sinister secrets, and it's up to a heroic gang of dogs-and one cat-to protect the town from the evil forces at work. These are the Beasts of Burden Hill-Pugs, Ace, Jack, Whitey, Red and the Orphan-whose early experiences with the paranormal (including a haunted doghouse, a witches' coven, and a pack of canine zombies) have led them to become members of the Wise Dog Society, official animal agents sworn to protect their town from evil. This turns out to be no easy task, as they soon encounter demonic cannibal frogs, tortured spirits, a secret rat society, and a bizarre and deadly resurrection in the Burden Hill cemetery-events which lead to fear and heartbreak as our four-legged heroes discover that the evil within Burden Hill is growing and on the move. Can our heroes overcome these supernatural menaces? Can evil be bested by a paranormal team that doesn't have hands? And even more importantly, will Pugs ever shut the hell up?
Publish date: June 23rd 2010
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Pages no: 180
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
Series: Beasts of Burden (#1)
In the film 101 Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita howl for help once their puppies have been stolen. It is an interesting concept, this use of howling and work because any dog owner can believe it. Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson start their excellent series about a group of dogs the same way. The dogs...
I really wanted to give this graphic novel 4 stars because I really liked the art. But I had a few problems with the book. Mainly being the negative portrayal of witches and rats. If there hadn't been those horrible stereotypes I definitely would have enjoyed this more. But not a bad graphic novel ...
This book was recommended to me by a friend and I'd like to start by thanking him. Beasts of Burden was totally worth it and I'd keep on reading if only there was more of it in my shelves. Now to speak of the book itself, I'll start by saying this isn't your everyday children's fable, far from it, a...
Read B's Copy, loved it to death, ordered one of my own!
Jill Thompson's watercolors are so good. The colors are so rich, and the line is light but sure. All without any heavy outlines. And man, can she depict animals!The stories are cute, too. Like a fun Saturday morning cartoon.