Judas #1

Writer: Jeff Loveness Artist: Jakub Rebelka Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Emmy and WGA Award-nominated writer Jeff Loveness (Marvel's Nova) presents an exploration of the classical biblical character, perfect for fans of Preacher and The Goddamned.
Judas Iscariot journeys through life and death, grappling with his place in "The Greatest Story Ever Told," and how much of his part was preordained. In a religion built on redemption and forgiveness, one man had to sacrifice himself for everyone...and it wasn't Jesus.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell Dec 13, 2017

    Judas #1 is without a doubt a book that should not be missed. It is absolutely Loveness best piece of storytelling to date and Rebelkas art compliments it like a perfectly paired frame. The reader does not have to be religious at all to enjoy this story. It is a story of and for humanity at its core and should be experienced by all. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Jennyfer Macoto Dec 15, 2017

    JUDAS #1 offers an interesting portrayal of Judas, humanizing the man behind the betrayal of the Son of God. The story is steady, enthralling, and well-suited for the atmosphere the comic creates. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outright Geekery - Erik Koehn Dec 16, 2017

    Straightforward writing that belies a complex tale of human emotion given depth by gorgeous artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Dec 11, 2017

    As the story progresses, this may well change, but for now we have Judas #1, which is stunningly beautiful and effective, and has me intrigued to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jonathan Baldessari Dec 18, 2017

    Judas #1 is the beginning of a fascinating look at the Biblical character that's well-worth taking a leap of faith for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 12, 2017

    For my money there will never be another story about Judas and Christ's relationship as good as the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, but Judas #1 comes real damn close. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 20, 2017

    Judas takes the classic character past the end of his story and shows the reader a conflicted villain questioning whether he ever had a choice in what we was. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Dec 19, 2017

    I am pretty sure that every issue going forward is going to be an interesting read. The story they are telling and the way they are telling it is unique and done well enough that this series has potential to be an absolute hit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Dec 26, 2017

    I felt like this was a great, somber kick off for this miniseries. I highly recommend you pick up Judas, and lets see what happens next to the betrayer of the savior. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Dec 15, 2017

    Loveness writes a powerfully sympathetic protagonist in "Judas" #1 with superb, stained-glass art stylings from Jakub Rebelka. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Dec 11, 2017

    The creative team does a great job setting the series up so that anyone can dive in and enjoy it, regardless of how knowledgeable they may be of Christian lore. Come for the unique premise, stay for the absolutely stunning artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Dec 15, 2017

    Regardless of your religious beliefs, and assuming you're at least passingly familiar with who Judas is (as in he's the dude who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, which led to the Crucifixion), then you'll be able to appreciate the comic's study of the man who sold out Jesus, and the effect that act (whether preordained or not) had on him. Is this a man deserving of forgiveness, or redemption? Has he been unfairly judged by people in the two thousand odd years since the betrayal? I'm looking forward to seeing how the series handles these questions in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chelsea Stanford Dec 14, 2017

    I definitely recommend Judas to anyone. Even those with no interest in the actual story of the betrayer will find themselves intrigued by this telling, and eager to find out what happens next. When you sell the life of the Messiah, can there be forgiveness? And is forgiveness worth the cost you might be forced to pay? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 13, 2017

    If this is just four issues as the cover alludes, I'll likely finish reading it. I didn't particularly expect much from it, and I got about what I expected. It's a character and story that people want to add to, but so much has already been done with it that finding a new path can be extremely hard to do. If you can put aside your religious beliefs, you might get some entertainment from the story, but for the most part, it feels like a cliff notes version of the story of Jesus, starring Judas, with some dope artwork. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jamin Pierson Dec 13, 2017

    If you are not a Christian and just looking for a story, you may enjoy it more than I did, but then again maybe not. If you are a Christian and have knowledge of the Bible, then you probably wouldn't be a fan.I can hold on to the hope that later issues will redeem the comic, or that I misinterpreted the author's intent. For now, I am not pleased with the four-part limited series. The Bible is a beautiful book that needs to be handled properly. “Judas” flops in my opinion. The creators aren't necessarily untalented, but just produced a comic that I personally didn't like. Read Full Review

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