Sheltered #3

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Johnnie Christmas Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 4, 2013 Cover Price: $1.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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What has the kids of Safe Haven so terrified? Their fears as revealed as Lucas and Victoria square off against one another.

  • 9.2
    IGN - Melissa Grey Sep 4, 2013

    While last month's installment was something of a lull after the jaw-dropping twist at the end of the first, issue #3 proves that Sheltered rightfully deserves its place on your pull list. If you're not already reading along, now's the time to hop on board. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Sep 4, 2013

    Sheltered #3 is probably the best issue yet, even though I don't have a huge sample size to take from. The story was great. It moved the plot forward, continued to develop the characters, and still had plenty of action. The art was good, but I don't love it as much as I did at the beginning of the series. They haven't changed the art style, it's just that I don't like it as much, the more that I've seen. That could just be personal preference, though. It's still good, though. Overall, it was another good issue for an interesting series! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ricardo Guajardo Sep 3, 2013

    As the plot thickens for the readers, I truly believe this comic is a sleeper hit of 2013. As the issues past into issue 3, I cannot recommend this comic enough as it can only get better for the readers to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Sep 3, 2013

    You can read Sheltered as a straight up pre-apocalyptic tale with some great action and characters, but it's the sub-text and examination of the nature of belief and the lengths of which people are willing to go for survival that proves to be its most fascinating elements. Coupled with some fantastic art that sells that context and its themes really well, and there's a lot to like about Sheltered. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Scott Selden Sep 6, 2013

    I felt lukewarm about the debut issue, but Sheltered is quickly becoming one of the books from Image that I most look forward to. Bring on that civil war! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Sep 4, 2013

    Don't worry about nuclear winter (or volcanic winter, as the case may be). Worry about the dark places people are willing to go, and the destructive elements of human nature that are bound to surface in a pressure-cooker situation. SHELTERED is a chilling exploration of the means by which isolation and fear can push a group to the brink of insanity, and for now, that scenario is more frightening than an uncertain end-times. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Sep 4, 2013

    The creative team of Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas are still in a good place towards the end of the third issue of Sheltered. Hopefully the team will start to lead the story into some new directions in the future. This is another very tense issue of a bleak series it is recommended for those who want something different, or enjoy well crafted comic books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Sep 5, 2013

    Sheltered #3 gets the heart of its readers racing. As the “Sheltered” series steers into “Lord of the Flies” territory, we're soon going to see how far these teenagers have fallen into the dark side of human nature. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Sep 5, 2013

    Sheltered has really had a remarkable start and the cliffhanger this issue ends which assures us next issue things will get interesting. Christmas and Chankahamma make a great artistic duo and when you throw in an engaging story with well developed characters from Brisson and you really have an engaging series. As the old saying goes, “the plot thickens,” and who doesn't like a thick plot? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva Sep 9, 2013

    Brisson's spare approach to storytelling borders on McCarthy-esque. The reader receives only what is needed and nothing more. Hailey and Victoria's story of survival nests inside (is sheltered by) the overarching narrative about the survivors of a survivalist compound; it's a smart move by Brisson and adds depth and scale to an otherwise small canvas. I suspect this nesting instinct to expand to other characters until morale improves which should occur the first of never. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Sep 4, 2013

    Sheltered continues to be a must-read series. Brisson and Christmas make the story even scarier by the fact that this could actually happen. There isn't anything too wild or fantastical in the series. It's a more grounded approach to an apocalyptic series. That makes it something unique and well worth your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Sep 5, 2013

    A suspenseful tale with characters that are really coming alive off of the pages, Sheltered is shaping up to be a personal favorite. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Sep 4, 2013

    I already own the first two issues, so I was very much looking forward to this issue. I have to say, it didn't have those pushing-the-envelope moments like #1 when the parents were killed or #2 when it looked like Vic was getting ready to go kill Lucas, but I can tell that this was a build-up issue. I'm a huge fan of this creative team (especially since they're relatively unknown as of now, but that won't last long), so I trust they know where they're going with the story. Read Full Review

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