Sunday, October 25, 2009

Beasts of Burden #2

Written by Evan Dorkin
Art by Jill Thompson

The first issue of Beasts of Burden was a pleasant surprise for me. With this second issue, I had pretty high expectations, and they were met and surpassed. This is one of the best books on the stands today.

In this issue, the crew of Watchdogs have been working hard at investigating the paranormal around their area, and have apparently built up a reputation for solving problems, attracting any number of crackpot animals.

Then, a mother who has lost her pups comes looking for help, and the gang embark on a mission that is both heartbreakingly sad and disturbing.

As with the previous issue, Thompson's art is incredible, and the story has a perfect blend of funny and suspenseful moments.

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