I’m not sure what rock I’ve been under for the past year, but the first three issues of an incredible comic from Dark Horse called “Beasts of Burden” are available online (click above link). Originally released in 2009 I strongly urge you to check this comic out if you’re an animal lover or a fan of it’s creators: Evan Dorkin (writer) and Jill Thompson (artist).
In an interview with CBR News Dorkin explains, “In the miniseries, it’s once again up to the animals to deal with the rampant occult activity in Burden Hill. The area is attracting the dead, the damned and the diabolical, and the human inhabitants of the Hill are blind to this as they go about their everyday business commuting to work, watching TV, worrying about money and their kids. The people there are barely aware of their natural environment, let alone the unnatural environment. So it’s fallen to these animals, whose eyes and ears and snouts are more attuned to what’s happening, to counter these malevolent forces and try to get to the heart of the mystery of Burden Hill.”
For the whole juicy interview check out CBR News: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=19889