The talking Wise Dogs return for another supernatural adventure in Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory! Written by Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer, featuring artwork by Benjamin Dewey, and with lettering by Nate Piekos, the first issue of the new miniseries will be published by Dark Horse Comics on April 7th, and as a special (doggie) treat for Daily Dead readers, we've been provided with exclusive preview pages to share ahead of its release, giving readers an early look at Emrys telling a supernatural story about his harrowing mission following World War II.

Below, you can check out our exclusive preview pages from Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #1, and to learn more about the latest miniseries in the Beasts of Burden universe, visit:

"The eight-time Eisner Award-winning comic book series blending fantasy and humor returns in a historical adventure blending Japanese and Western occult!

An elder member of the occult-battling pack of Wise Dogs recalls a harrowing mission--in U.S-occupied Japan after World War II, a mysterious curse creates an army of crawling, disembodied heads which threatens to overwhelm the region. Emrys and a team of canine companions attempt to solve the mystery, bringing them into conflict with shape-changing tanuki, evil oni, and a horde of vengeful demons.


Writer: Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer
Artist: Benjamin Dewey
Letterer: Nate Piekos
Colorist: Benjamin Dewey
Cover Artist: Benjamin Dewey
Genre: Horror, Action/Adventure

Publication Date: April 07, 2021
Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.99
UPC: 7 61568 00797 8 00111"

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.