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Sheltered #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Johnnie Christmas Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 10, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The men and women of Safe Haven have been preparing for any-and-all end of world scenarios for years. However, their bunkers, weapons and training can't save them from the one threat they never could have expected: Their own children.

  • 10 - Stuart Conover Jul 13, 2013

    Depending how they handle things, this could easily turn into the epic that ‘The Walking Dead'has in a post-apocalyptic setting. With their remote location it could also prove nearly as intense in a world where they are living by post-apocalyptic rules yet still havingto answer to an unbroken society. It could take quite a few interesting twists andI am eager for more! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham Jul 11, 2013

    In case there were any writers out there looking to layout and execute a "high concept" idea like Sheltered, make sure you nab a talent like Johnnie Christmas to make your world come to life and follow the blueprint that this comic's first issue has set. Easy right? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 10, 2013

    It's rare when a new comic book series can surprise you. Too often the entire premise is spelled out completely before you get a chance to open the first issue. SHELTERED starts off with a different take on the survival stories we've seen many times. If that wasn't enough, Ed Brisson completely pulls the rug out from underneath your feet. Getting something new and different is such a treat. There's literally no telling where this series is going to go after this issue but I cannot wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jul 10, 2013

    With its startling conclusion and inventive set-up, the team behind Sheltered is off to a stellar start. It's getting harder and harder to put a fresh spin on end-of-the-world narratives, but Brisson and Christmas have made it look easy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Jeff Bouchard Jul 15, 2013

    The creative team packed a lot of story into issue 1, including some great back-matter material in the form of a Prepnet Survivalcast Newsletter by Ryan K. Lindsay. The interesting characters, fascinating backdrop of an end-of-days survival colony and action towards the end of the issue put Sheltered #1 on my list of strong premier issues from Image Comics. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in post-apocalyptic stories or those that want a change from the superhero comics they may be reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Jul 12, 2013

    The final panels of this issue left me desperate for the next. Once again, following creators rather than titles, produces results. Johnnie Christmas' art was perfectly suited to the title and his final page splash is one of my favourites of the year! This lad is a talent! He was aided by fantastic colours by Sharo Chankhamma too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Jul 12, 2013

    As I mentioned,Sheltered #1has hooked me in! That's the bottom line. It's a great comic! Will they be able to continue to be great as the series goes on? That remains to be seen, but it definitely started things off right! I definitely recommend checkingSheltered out now and getting in from the start like me! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - William Tournas Jul 10, 2013

    I highly recommend this book. What Brisson & Christmas have created here is nothing short of amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Alex Jul 9, 2013

    Christmas and Brisson both have a winner on their hands here. The writing is interesting and easy to digest, while the artwork is elegant and beautiful. Try out this brand new independent title with no hesitation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Cal Cleary Jul 11, 2013

    Despite a few missteps, Sheltered is a strong debut for a book with a killer premise. Normally, I like a new #1 that gives me some idea as to what the book will be about in a fairly concrete sense – Who are the protagonists? What do they want? What's standing in their way? – but, as I discussed last week, sometimes it's enough to create aworld, and that's something Brisson, Christmas and Chankhamma do incredibly well here. Sure, underfunded survivalist compound Safe Haven doesn't have the immediate hook of Ellis' shattered alien world, but in many ways it's just as broken – and, by the issue's final pages, it's thrown into such chaos that the series has an immediate, gripping hook. I don't know what Sheltered #2 looks like, orSheltered #5, but I do know that, by the end of this issue, I absolutely and unquestionably want to know what's in store for Safe Haven and its surviving residents. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Jul 11, 2013

    Sheltered #1 leaves readers with a surprising twist at the last page. I can't wait to see what happens in the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 10, 2013

    Sheltered is a gut check. Brisson and Christmas have decided to come out swinging. A great read. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jul 11, 2013

    “Sheltered” #1 begins to prove its true worth when it tears away from the obvious comparisons and the starting-point premise that has been well-tread in modern science fiction and horror. Ed Brisson brings his particular talents for crafting characters that are unique and immediately identifiable, while Johnnie Christmas is a young talent that shows plenty of good storytelling sense here. While both the story and the art are a little raw, it happens to serve the story well a decent amount of the time. And by the time things are over at the issue's gripping conclusion, you have a book that you'll want to return to again next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Feb 12, 2014

    While the concept draws me into this story, the artwork prevents me from pronouncing the book a rousing success. The character designs lack a sense of individuality, making it hard to figure out who is who. The water color styled coloring is a good touch, but the stillness and action panels all lack a sense of animated motion that other artists are able to achieve. The anatomy and camera angles feel plain, and with thought given to both the book would have a higher value. Despite the mediocre art, the story is still a good one, and I am looking forward to issue two. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 10, 2013

    Small issues aside, on the whole "Sheltered" #1 is a solid debut, one that should have readers back next month for the next installment. I'll definitely come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - scottselden Jul 10, 2013

    In the end, Lord of the Flies in the Snow with Guns and a Cult Leader with Sometimes Questionable Artistic Choices is one that I have faith will find itself as it continues, and I look forward to reading along. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Jul 12, 2013

    A violent and dangerous debut issue about those that take things a little too far, even if the end of the world is coming, with a pale and bland art style, streaked with a vibrant red and a glimpse into an odd subculture that looks a bit too real. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Deckard Jul 10, 2013

    Interesting concept and leaves you wanting more after the last page. With all of the end of the world books and movies and comics, it's nice to see one that takes a different look at the situation/idea . Art is also very good and shows facial expressions quite well.

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