Indie Comics Review: Beasts Of Burden: Occupied Territory #1

by Kendra Hale
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Review: Beasts Of Burden: Occupied Territory #1


[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Writer: Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer

Artist: Benjamin Dewey

Letterer: Nate Piekos of Blambot

Review by: Kendra Hale



Picking up where Wise Dogs And Eldritch Men left off is where Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer have picked up with the story in Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #1. We rejoin favorite characters like Lundy, Dempsey, Brigid, and Emrys. 

The Elder Dogs and others have begun sharing old war stories as they recoup at Arthur’s. One photo, in particular, brings Emrys into the spotlight to tell of one of his missions back during World War II.  What follows is the beginning of an undercover mission, the “Feast Of Tongues”, a new Wise Dog gets his name of Mullins, and mysterious deaths where heads don’t stay on the bodies…


I have a love for this series as a whole, but what Occupied Territory brings to the Beasts of Burden storyline proves to be both inventive and world expanding. The covers are not only beautiful, but also very reminiscent of the 40’s and 50’s adventure and science fiction novels. 

Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer continue a lasting tradition of astounding writing. The story taking place during WWII and in Japan is something that excites me and I look forward to all of the mythos and creatures that they can bring to the page. Speaking of bringing something to the page, Benjamin Dewey is stunning with his artwork. Everything down to Nate Piekos’ letters are perfection. 



Negatives? Don’t make me laugh.



I am entirely ready for this story to unfold after the break in between parts of this Universe. It will be a pleasure to read as it plays out and a delight to see what from the Japanese culture is included. 




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