Comic Book / Beasts of Burden

A supernatural horror/adventure comic series from Dark Horse Comics. It follows the residents of Burden Hill, a picturesque small town that seems to attract plenty of paranormal activity. Luckily there is a society whose sole duty is to defend against these various evil forces, with the only catch being that this society is made up of dogs (and one cat).

Originally starting as a series of short comics that were released online and in a few anthologies, it has received its own limited run, and even got a hardcover omnibus. Written by Evan Dorkin with colors by Jill Thompson, the pacing, art, and script are all top-notch, with it already becoming a popular (if low-profile) new property.

It was recently announced that Shane Acker would be doing a CGI-animated film based on the property.

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