Black magic, demonic frogs, and zombie roadkill are just a few of the problems plaguing this seemingly sleepy little town. With the human residents unaware of the danger, it’s up to a determined crew of dogs (and
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really liked it
damn. i read this book ages ago, and i kept meaning to review it, but there were just so many more and different things to do, and it all got away from me. and it seems so long ago now, but if i don’t review it, it will just be a giant gaping hole in my life. so.
this is a horror graphic novel comprised of several short pieces in which dogs and cats fight such creatures as zombie animals, ghost animals, werewolves, resurrected humans, giant frog creatures, and a pesky witch cat. but it’s not sill
My wife saw Beasts of Burden and asked why I was reading an Incredible Journey comic. This may be great marketing on the part of Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson because, let me tell you, if you’re all bummed out because you think you’re reading a book about two talking dogs and a cat who are trying to get home after being unceremoniously abandoned by their owners, then you are going to be more excited than Tom Cruise when he discovered that he was a) not gay and b) married to Katie Holmes. (Presum
I should have loved this. Really. Loved some of of Jill Thompsons other works, and come on psychic dog detectives gang, its precisely my cup of tea. Theoretically.
In practice, no not quite. I got two main hangups with this. One is strictly subjective and personal (its not you book, its me), I do not *like* stories where bad things happen to good dogs. Even secondary characters good dogs – and the first story, chapter of this, hit a lot of my triggers and in a bad ( felt manipulative to me) way.