The paranormal activity in the outwardly charming town of Burden Hill has gone from bad to worse, as seen in Dorkin and Thompson’s hardcover graphic novel Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites. Now the occult–investigating team of dogs (and one cat) need some serious help. Contact with the Wise Dog Society has broken off, leaving the team on its own, as a series of unexplained animal slayings have begun to occur. But magic can work in surprising ways, and help is brought to the team with the unexpected arrival of the World’s Greatest Paranormal Detective.

Evan Dorkin (Milk and Cheese, Bizarro World) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Magic Trixie) join forces with Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Witchfinder, Baltimore) in an amazing one–shot bringing their supernatural worlds together!

Mike Mignola’s Hellboy joins the animals’ of Burden Hill!

Writer: Mike Mignola, Evan Dorkin
Artist: Jill Thompson
Cover Artist: Jill Thompson

Price: $3.50
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 4.0%


TheNextChampion12/08/10NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.2
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  1. I’m excited for this. Jill Thompson is amazing.

  2. Looks like fun. I’m in.

  3. Now all we need is for Milk and Cheese to show up and start breaking things.

  4. @kmob181 MERV GRIFFIN!!!!

  5. @Simmons – Ha!  Middle/High School Memories.  I especially liked the issue where they go to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and essentially pretend its Mos Eisley.

  6. looks very colorful for Hellboy. Could be interesting. 

  7. About a month ago I told the guy at my LCS to switch me to trades for Hellboy/BPRD, but I still feel the need to get these type of one-shots as they come out.  Also,  Beasts of Burden was Phenomenal!  Hopefully he will save me a copy or at least won’t run out by Friday.

  8. More Beasts of Burden!  Love it!

  9. @jwaesch… these 1 offs tend to take years to accumulate before they get put into a collection. I’d pick them up as they come out too.

  10. Jill nailed it. Easy pick.

  11. This was fun, buy not being a Beast of Burden reader I think a little bit of this was lost on me

  12. fun comic to read

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