Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson will return with a four-issue outing for their acclaimed Dark Horse Comics title, it was revealed at New York Comic Con.
"Although we didn't make a formal announcement, during the Dark Horse Comics horror panel we mentioned that Jill Thompson and I are working on a second Beasts of Burden miniseries," Dorkin wrote on his blog.
"It'll be four issues, two of which I've written (one of which I co-wrote with Sarah [Dyer]). When we're finally done with it all the second series will cap a second hardcover collection, along with the Hellboy crossover and the 'Neighborhood Watch' stories from Dark Horse Presents.
"As far as a schedule for the new series, I guess 'sometime in 2013′ is about all I can cough up. Anyway, at least it's underway, finally, and I'm glad we can start talking about it. Although I guess that's all there is to say right now."
Beasts of Burden centres around a group of house pets that protect their neighbourhood from supernatural threats.
The Milk and Cheese creator and Sandman artist have offered regular one-shots detailing the further adventures of the protagonists of the Eisner- and Harvey Award-winning property.