Beasts of Burden Volume : Animal Rites, Hardback

Beasts of Burden Volume : Animal Rites Hardback

4 out of 5 (8 ratings)


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 184 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics,U.S.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781595825131



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A delightful mix of pet whimsy and supernatural creepiness.

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You need to read this--seriously, it's that easy of a review to read, just go out, find the book in your library or comic shop, and sit down and read it. You will thank me for it.What, that's not enough? All right, all right--for those of you who don't follow my recommendations with blind obedience, here's a quick run-down of the book: this is a world where a band of dogs and one cat (who has been allowed to tag along by the reluctant dogs) who come on some scary stuff going on in their neighborhood. The story quickly turns into a good-versus-evil plot line with magic and murder as the dominant drivers. But it's not as easy as all that--Evan Dorkin (of Milk & Cheese fame) and Jill Thompson (famous children's illustrator) have done a smash-up job of creating a group of animals that the reader quickly identifies with and cares about. Jill's ability to render anthropomorphic animals through her artwork is amazing, lending a depth to the animals' expressions that I haven't seen in comics or children's art before; and Evan's stories are thrilling and heart-breaking throughout. I can't wait for the next round of stories from this team--hopefully there's plenty in the works!

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Lush artwork and intense storyline make for an enjoyable read. Definitely NOT in the "cute and fuzzy animal story" category.

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This was cute and fun; a group of neighborhood animals dealing with the supernatural in their town. Snarky, silly, amusing, great art - fun read.

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I really wanted to give this graphic novel 4 stars because I really liked the art. But I had a few problems with the book. Mainly being the negative portrayal of witches and rats. If there hadn't been those horrible stereotypes I definitely would have enjoyed this more. But not a bad graphic novel overall. Though I found the ending a bit weak.

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