Sheltered #2

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Johnnie Christmas Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16
8.1Critic Rating
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With their parents' blood on their hands, the youth of Safe Haven begin to splinter as doubt is cast on Lucas's leadership. New arrival Victoria finds that escaping from a compound built to keep others out is near-impossible.

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Aug 6, 2013

    Nothing as yet as to why the kids of Safe Haven are so terrified, and while Lucas' mask slips briefly in this issue, his true character remains hidden. How these plotlines are developed will determine the series trajectory " either way, it's one I'll follow for the foreseeable. Sheltered has earned its way onto my pull-list in record time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Aug 8, 2013

    I'm really liking theSheltered series so far. The plot is fascinating, yet disturbing. The characters are still being developed, but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of Victoria and Lucas and learning more about them. The art style is great and fitting for the series. I especially like the cover art, for some reason. My biggest question is where is the plot going? Is the apocalypse actually going to happen? Is a bigger world going to open up to these kids? Is it all going to be about a struggle for power in Safe Haven? I guess we'll have to wait to find out. What's not a question is whether or not you should be reading this series.Sheltered #2 was a great issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ricardo Guajardo Aug 7, 2013

    Overall, the comic manages to pick up the ball from the first issue and run with the momentum. The recap in the beginning does an excellent job telling the story thus far. I really can't describe how intriguing the idea of chaos and unpredictability the story is, making me believe that sometimes the worst enemies come from within. I'm telling you folks, this comic has potential to be another Image winner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Aug 10, 2013

    While the events of Sheltered #2 are not as dramatic and engrossing as the events of issue #1, you cannot help but feel that something amazing is hidden just around the corner. Sheltered is one of those little gems hidden amongst the surplus of mainstream titles. Do yourself a favour and grab both issues that have been released thus far. This title is definitely a promising one that could go as big as Image's The Walking Dead " if it is played out in the correct fashion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Aug 12, 2013

    Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas's Sheltered #2 is something different in an industry full of superheroes, science fiction, and horror. They take a unique, realistic situation and turn it into a survival story involving children. It is a great concept and well executed. With Safe Haven looking for Victoria and Hailey, and with Victoria out for revenge, there should be some intense fighting in the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Alex Aug 7, 2013

    This is yet another issue in a stellar series that will totally grip fans emotionally. Sheltered has been an insane roller coaster ride that continues to let up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Aug 7, 2013

    Sheltered #2 picks up momentum and brings readers with a suspenseful thrill ride. As the story heads into “Lord of the Flies” territory, I can't wait to see what happens in the third installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Aug 9, 2013

    Brisson and Christmas are mining some fascinating themes here. "Sheltered" revolves around the boundary between Inside and Outside. It touches on community vs. isolation, moral absolutism vs. utilitarianism, peer group hierarchies, and the terrible power of a unifying obsession. A closed world is fascinating, but it will also be rewarding, later on, to see how Safe Haven will fare when it inevitably interfaces again with the outside world. It's not all at clear how things will turn out, and that is one of the primary attractions of "Sheltered." Psychological suspense is potent, and "Sheltered" #2 has plenty of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 7, 2013

    SHELTERED is a comic doing its own thing. It could maybe be categorized as a survival story in some ways but Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas have set off to give us a fresh and unique story. The rug has been pulled out from underneath us and it's rare to have a comic catch you off guard like this. As we see the story unfold here, it's hard to determine what direction the series will take. It's a little hard to be concerned because there is the need for this series to continue to be so cool. If you're looking for something new and exciting, make sure you're reading this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Hank Johnson Aug 7, 2013

    Overall Sheltered is a strong comic and perfectly captures our current age where conspiracy theories abound and government agencies routinely violate our privacy. I highly recommend this book and can't wait for the third issue to see what twists lie ahead. Definitely worth every penny. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham Aug 7, 2013

    On the art front, kudos go out to Johnnie Christmas because there are panels in this issue that were absolutely awesome. The pacing of the panels that the book controls when the girls run towards the sounds of the shots is engaging and very well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Aug 7, 2013

    Sheltered is a series you absolutely need to check out. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Aug 8, 2013

    By the end of this issue, the slow intrigue has definitely been brought to a crisis " and looking forward, one can reasonably expect that things are going to get more action-heavy. As things stand, though, “Sheltered” is a thoughtful story " one which, like Brisson and Walsh's “Comeback”, has enough little complexities built in that you could probably discuss and debate it all day. The real question now is how Brisson and Christmas are going develop the themes they've already set up. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Aug 7, 2013

    While the issue doesn't quite match the tightly plotted pace of the first, it's still a solid installment in a series with grade A premise. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Aug 8, 2013

    Grab a gun and any other supplies you can find, because the world of Sheltered is too dangerous. This comic is powerful and filled with wonderful emotion and artwork as it builds up the characters for what is sure to be a violent ending. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Aug 6, 2013

    Sheltered is still a comic in its infancy and it's tough to read too much into things at this point. It should be enough for most readers that this series is off to an interesting start, features great artwork, and the promise of more violence to come as Brisson and Christmas explore what the result of such a sheltered life must be. The next great survival thriller may have found its home inSheltered; we'll just have to see how things play out. Read Full Review

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