[Comic Book News] It’s Back to Burden Hill in Dark Horse’s ‘Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others’ (Pt. 1)

BEASTS OF BURDEN RETURNS
WITH A CHILLING NEW TALE!

The Eight Time Eisner Award-Winning Series
is Back with Both Bark and Bite!

Welcome back to Burden Hill, where the only things stranger than its guardians are the things they protect it from. Evan Dorkin (Calla CthulhuDork, Blackwood) and Jill Thompson (Fables, Scary Godmother) are back once again at Dark Horse Comics with a thrilling new installment in the Beast of Burden saga.

Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others follows the eponymous team of paranormal investigator pets as they investigate the weird happenings of Burden Hill. While poking around the neighborhood, an encroaching team of human occult investigators unwittingly disturb the graveyard where the mysterious “Master” lies. What kind of unforeseen consequences await our intrepid detectives?

Praise for Beasts of Burden:

“Dorkin’s script captures the well-meaning, dopey sentiments we attribute to our dogs and cats’ thoughts, and Thompson’s art finds a middle ground between storybook sweetness and EC Comics chills. It’s a lot of fun, and ideal for kids who don’t mind a little gore and ghosts with their adorable animals.”
—The A.V. Club

“[Beasts of Burden is] rapidly becoming one of my favorite comics.”
—NEIL GAIMAN (The Sandman)

“I imagine a just world, where Beasts of Burden is ten times as popular as Twilight.”
—GAIL SIMONE (Wonder Woman)

Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others Part One (of two) goes on sale May 1, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Be sure to catch up on the series by checking out the Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites TPB on sale now at AmazonBarnes & NobleTFAW, and your local comic book shop, as well as Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men HC on sale March 20, 2019, also available for pre-order at AmazonBarnes & NobleTFAW, and your local comic book shop.

About Dark Horse:

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For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The MaskGhostX, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon AgeBuffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConan, Tomb RaiderHaloThe Witcher,SerenityGame of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

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