For those of you that are parents, as I am, you figure your own kids would never do you in, right?  At least that is what I’m counting on with my own kids.  They are my blood.  They would never ever think of killing me.  Would they?  Here comes Sheltered, a pre-apocalyptic story of a group of “survivors” who are prepping for the end of the world and for defending themselves against the government, which of course, in their minds, is the root cause of all the worlds problems.  What they don’t know, or see coming, is that their worst enemies live inside the compound they have built.


Saga is a space fantasy comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and is based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.


Let’s get one thing clear.  Revival is NOT about zombies.   It is about dead people coming back to life (reviving), but they come back as normal people.  You can’t really tell who is a “reviver” and who is a regular person (almost).  Until, of course, they die and come back to life again!

In this story, we follow Officer Dana Cypress, who wants to solve the murder of her sister, Martha, who, of course was killed and came back to life and is now helping her sister figure out who killed her!  That’s just the beginning of it.


In Revival, one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect.



The year is 2054, and life is reduced to a data feed. The fusing of virtual reality and cybernetics has ushered in the era of the personal surrogate, android substitutes that let users interact with the world without ever leaving their homes. It’s a perfect world, and it’s up to Detectives Harvey Greer and Pete Ford of the Metro Police Department to keep it that way. But to do so they’ll need to stop a techno-terrorist bent on returning society to a time when people lived their lives instead of merely experiencing them.

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