Family Shatters is the 17th issue on the Charmed comic series published by Zenescope Entertainment.


For a complete plot of Family Shatters, go here.

A seemingly innocent encounter will have disastrous effects on the Charmed Ones. Rennek captures Leo and tells him his plan needs Leo alive. While Leo goes after his old nemesis, Piper, Phoebe, and Paige must deal with a visitor from the past that could destroy their future.






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Notes and Trivia[]

  • Paul Ruditis tweeted that his original title for this issue was Careful What You Witch For, however, he noticed it was almost the same as title of season 2 episode, so he changed it.
  • It's a reference to the 80's/90's sitcom "Family Matters".
  • It is believed that the hand on the cover is Prue's, and that she is using her power of Telekinesis. This theory is supported by the fact that some of the pages from the Book of Shadows that can be seen on the cover are: To call a lost witch, To summon our ancestors, Scrying for something lost, Dominus Trinus (first version), all spells somehow related to Prue, the original Power of Three, and when Piper tried summoning or resurrecting her after her death.
  • The entries listed before, as well as the Vanishing spell, right Guardian page are on the wrong side of the page.
  • The name of this issue was released before the previous issues name was released.
  • The pictures of the sisters on the covers come from several episode stills:
  • Prue and Paige meet for the very first time in this issue.
  • This issue also marks the reunion of Prue with Piper and Phoebe.
  • This is the first time that Paige has seen Cole since the events of "Centennial Charmed" and the first time that Phoebe has seen him since the events of "The Importance of Being Phoebe" with the exception of premonitions, time travel, and holograms.
  • The laundry machines are shown to be in the basement now, however in previous episodes, the laundry room was located in the kitchen.
  • Bailey says that both of the twins powers were bound, however, at the end of "Where There's Smoke There's a Firestarter", Paige said that she was only going to bind Tamora's power.
  • This is the first issue in which every Charmed child has used a power (with the obvious exception of Henry Mitchell Jr.)
  • This is the first issue in which the Grandfather Clock is destroyed. A regular occurrence in the series.
  • This is the second time that Wyatt conjures a dragon, the first being in "Forget Me...Not".


  • We see Paige and the sign with the words 'SALEM WITCH HOUSE' has more words now than when we saw it in 'Where There's Smoke There's a Firestarter' to be 'TOUR HOURS: 10AM– 5PM', but when she meets Cole that part of the sign is no longer there.


Previous Episode:
The Heavens Can Wait
Next Episode:
Four's Company
Episodes: Season 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8
Comics: 9 - 10