On Wednesday, August 22nd, the Eisner Award-winning series is back at Dark Horse Comics! Writer Evan Dorkin teams with artist Benjamin Dewey and Blambot‘s Nate Piekos for Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1.
Here’s a look at the covers, storyline and preview pages for August 22nd’s new release
from Dark Horse Comics on New Comic Book Day…
Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1
Publication Date: August 22, 2018
A heroic pack of canines known as the Wise Dogs set off on a mission to clean up a Pennsylvania corridor plagued by seemingly unrelated occult disturbances that include a fire salamander and a horde of mutant lurkers. A link is found among the various disturbances, leading our heroes to a mountain village inhabited by a survivalist witch-cult who have discovered the existence of a ”Blood Lure” attracting occult forces, creatures, and many more terrors to Burden Hill!
* The eight-time Eisner-winning series is back!
* Variant Cover by Rafael Albuquerque!
”Beasts of Burden balances humor, heart, and horror and fosters the contrast necessary to elevate a genre.”–MTV
About Dark Horse:
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 Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher,Serenity, Game 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.