Beast of Burden: Animal Rites is Out this May in Paperback

Fresh off a double Eisner-Award win at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Dark Horse will offer the first volume of the award-winning series Beast of Burden that effortlessly combines fantasy and humor to bring us the adventures of paranormal pets investigating the horrors of their suburban community in a trade paperback.

Award-winning comics creators Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson come together to share the lives of some unlikely heroes. Black magic, demonic frogs, and zombie roadkill are just a few of the problems plaguing the seemingly sleepy little town of Burden Hill. Beneath the quiet streets, a rat cabal plots vengeance, while in the local cemetery the dead leave their graves. With the human residents unaware of the supernatural danger, it’s up to a determined crew of dogs (and one cat) to keep their community safe. Lives will be lost, and bonds forged as the beasts of Burden Hill battle against an unknown evil rooted within their town.

This volume reprints the comic-book series Beasts of Burden issues #1–4, the short stories from the Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, the Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft, the Dark Horse Book of the Dead, and the Dark Horse Book of Monsters,  “Stray,” “Unfamiliar,” “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie,” and “A Dog and His Boy,” published by Dark Horse Comics.

Beast of Burden: Animal Rites TPB goes on sale May 9, 2018 and retails for $19.99.

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