Beasts of Burden is returning with a new volume in May at Dark Horse Comics, from the creative team of Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson (for part one). The new installment will be called Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others and will be split into two parts, with the first hitting stores on May 1, 2019. Benjamin Dewey will draw the second part, as Dorkin revealed on Twitter:
For the record, although Jill was unable to complete the arc, she provided both covers (they also connect) and is, of course, the series co-creator. PRESENCE OF OTHERS will round out a six-issue collection, beginning with the HELLBOY crossover from 2010. (2) pic.twitter.com/sjhHoaWREa
— Evan Dorkin (@evandorkin) February 7, 2019
Check out the press release below:
Welcome back to Burden Hill, where the only things stranger than its guardians are the things they protect it from. Evan Dorkin (Calla Cthulhu, Dork, Blackwood) and Jill Thompson (Fables, Scary Godmother) are back once again with a thrilling new installment in the Beast of Burden saga.
Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others follows the eponymous team of paranormal investigator pets as they investigate the weird happenings of Burden Hill. While poking around the neighborhood, an encroaching team of human occult investigators unwittingly disturb the graveyard where the mysterious "Master" lies. What kind of unforeseen consequences await our intrepid detectives?
Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others Part One (of two) goes on sale May 1, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Be sure to catch up on the series by checking out the Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites TPB on sale now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, TFAW, and your local comic book shop, as well as Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men HC on sale March 20, 2019, also available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, TFAW, and your local comic book shop.