Sheltered 6 (January 2014)

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And here we get the first issue outside the compound. A guy has to deliver some solar panels and Brisson spends the issue going through his troubles, his friends’ troubles, his family’s troubles–when he finally gets to the last issue’s cliffhanger to resolve it, he only has time for a few pages before the next cliffhanger.

One might wonder where Sheltered is going now. There’s a lot of character work this issue, a whole lot, and it’s all on new characters. It’s probably Brisson’s best work because he’s not trying to show nutty people, just regular ones.

Similarly, the regular life stuff, which accounts for at least three-quarters of the issue, is very nice as far as the art. I don’t expect Brisson and Christmas to flex their creative muscles–the series seems very confined in where they can take it–but this issue pleasantly proves me wrong.

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CREDITS

Writer and letterer, Ed Brisson; artist, Johnnie Christmas; colorist, Shari Chankhamma; editor, Paul Allor; publisher, Image Comics.

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