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Sheltered #1 Review

5

We've seen survival stories but this "pre-apacalyptic" story offers something new and different.

The Good

Every so often you get the opportunity to check out a comic having managed to avoid any word on what it's going to be about. Having recently read Ed Brisson's COMEBACK, I immediately knew I'd have to see what he was doing next. It was my enjoyment of that series that made me want to avoid hearing what this would be about.

What we have is a community being set up in preparation for the worst. This is likely something that does exist in pockets around the country. There are those that feel the government cannot be trusted or depended on. If the worst happens, they want to make sure they and their families are prepared and protected.

This isn't something we see too often. Usually the 'survival' stories focus on after some big event has occurred. Throughout this issue, you'll be reading and wondering what is going to happen next. And when it does happen, you better be prepared. Stuff goes down and it's not what you'd expect.

The art by Johnnie Christmas is perfect for this series. You immediately get a sense of the environment and the people here. It's great seeing the characters each have a distinct look and feel to them. The lighting in different scenes and perspective used really adds to the flavor of the book.

The Bad

No complaints. I love that this story feels like it came out of nowhere to bite you in the ass.

The Verdict

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.

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Posted by longbowhunter

I don't know what this is but I bought it anyway. Got this and Ghosted set aside to read later.

Posted by alex1321

Really, really enjoyed this. Reminded me a little bit of Jeff Lemire's "Sweet Tooth."

Posted by Daredevilnut

Not really sure if I should get this or not........

Posted by DrellAssassin

Man after taking the plunge with Harvest last year and Ten Grand this year, I'm open to any Image book that shows signs of promise.

Edited by Hanson724

I hadn't heard of this book until yesterday and I'm so glad I picked it up! Image is really knocking it out of the park. Between them and Valiant my pulls for the big 2 are slowly dwindling. Loved the world this story is set in and the ending is great. I agree about having no idea where this is going and can't wait to find out.

Posted by SwampPing

This sounds interesting never really get to see an "apacalypse" in action, usually just the post-"apacalytic" aftermath :/

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Posted by K3vinkha0S

A book drawn by a dude named "Johnnie Christmas" ....Consider me on board

Posted by sugoionna87

This is the first I've heard of this book but looks like something I might enjoy. Hoping my FLCS has it.

Edited by longbowhunter

Just finished it. Real good. Kinda reminds me of one of Josh Fialkov's early works Elk's Run. If you dug that this will definitely scratch your itch. I'll be back for issue #2.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Sounds interesting

Posted by superior_prime_maybe

pre-apocalyptic*

instead of pre-apacalyptic

Posted by Champ1995

Those who bought it,can you tell me whether is it worth buying it?

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Knew this would be good.

Edited by mickeyangel

Spell check: apocalyptic not apacalyptic

Posted by lilianface

Really interesting title, enjoyed the first issue quite a bit

Posted by lennoxxx

Such a fresh take on the genre. More! I want MORE!!

Posted by sugoionna87

Finally picked this title up. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I want to hear more about the motives but I'm sure that's coming shortly!