We chatted with Beasts of Burden and Milk and Cheese writer, Evan Dorkin about the big-time Beasts crossover one-shot in which Mike Mignola's "World Greatest Paranormal Detective" Hellboy shows up to help the talking critters of Burden Hill battle a supernatural baddie.
"There's been a series of ritual animal murders in the woods they go inside an abandoned train tunnel and a lot of creepy stuff happens," Dorkin said. "It continues the storyline that we're doing and you can understand it without having read all the books."
Here's what Dark Horse says about the issue:
The paranormal activity in the outwardly charming town of Burden Hill has gone from bad to worse, as seen in Dorkin and Thompson's hardcover graphic novel Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites. Now the occult--investigating team of dogs (and one cat) need some serious help. Contact with the Wise Dog Society has broken off, leaving the team on its own, as a series of unexplained animal slayings have begun to occur. But magic can work in surprising ways, and help is brought to the team with the unexpected arrival of the World's Greatest Paranormal Detective.
The cover of the issue was done by series artist Jill Thompson with a variant by Mignola himself.
Check out our interview from the floor of the New York Comic Con with Evan Dorkin below.
The issue is in stores now!
We have a sneak peek at the first 5 pages of Red's run-in with Dorkin's "Beasts."