Sheltered is a book by Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas. It is described as a pre-apocalyptic tale and that describes the title fairly accurately. Although some of the names on this comic are not tried and true, readers should check this book out. The talent is definitely onto something in this series even with a first issue.

 A PRE-APOCALYPTIC TALE OF SURVIVAL AT ANY COST.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.

Over the course of this title it is difficult to tell who exactly the main character is. Especially when factoring in the cliffhanger at the end of this issue. Many different characters are introduced within the span of these pages. The comic does a great job on showing me some of the differences between them, while also not making any of them annoying. This is a problem that most television shows with ensemble casts run into, huge accolades should be given to writer Ed Brisson. Making me care about everyone with such a short space is truly a sight to behold.

Johnnie Christmas has some stellar artwork here. His pencil style perfectly suits the surroundings of this world. While his artwork is snowy and white, it can also be sparse and quite dramatic. He is not a detail oriented artist artist, but he does indeed have some lively characters that shine off of the page. Shari Chankhamma delivers some beautiful colors as well, in the back she is described as a new colorist. She fooled me with her sparse colors of snow in the background.

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.


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