Judas #2

Writer: Jeff Loveness Artist: Jakub Rebelka Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
8.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Judas comes face-to-face with Satan, and the Great Adversary begins to win him over.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Robert Anderegg Jan 11, 2018

    I'm not a very religious man, much to my grandfather's disapproval, but Christianity has shaped who I am throughout my childhood and still impacts my life. I'm writing a novel with strong religious overtones, even if they aren't exactly positive. Even though I don't attend church, comics like Judas keep me invested in my roots and in love with the stories that have been passed down for centuries. I don't always buy comics I review, but I guarantee that I am getting two copies of the trade for Judas from Boom! Studios. One for me and one for my father, so he will have one more piece of literature to reinforce his argument that Judas is not a bad guy. Read Full Review

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    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Jan 10, 2018

    Boom! Studios made a wonderful decision when they greenlit this series because we are seeing some incredible writing and artwork from a team that has something to prove. This issue is such a great read and really, anyone and everyone should pick up these first two issues and give them a read. If this series does not blow up, I will be thoroughly surprised because there is so much hidden talent in these first two issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Jennyfer Macoto Jan 8, 2018

    In JUDAS #2, we shift our focus from Judas to Satan, who provides an insightful and captivating perspective on others victimized by God. With enthralling storytelling, Loveness makes you have sympathy for Biblical figures you never thought you'd sympathize with. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 14, 2018

    Judas #2 is a beautifully grim telling of the Betrayer and Lucifer. It questions the nature of their actions, whether they were truly their actions, and if they are evil at all. The art is beautiful and plays with the older artistic tropes in relation to these characters. This one comes highly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jonathan Baldessari Jan 12, 2018

    Judas #2 continues being a compelling book, telling the perspectives of Christianity's greatest sinners. If you haven't gotten on board, you're missing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Jan 10, 2018

    Judas #2 is a must buy all the way to its cliffhanger! Whether you're into stories like this or not there's no denying the mastery of skill from this creative team that takes what could have been a boring, and overly simple, conversation piece and morphs it into a dynamic page turner. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Jan 12, 2018

    Thought provoking and entertaining in both narrative and art, without getting too heavy handed in questions of theology. An early contender for one of my top books for 2018. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Jan 10, 2018

    The strengths of this book are almost too many to cite. I would definitely recommend picking up the 1st and 2nd issue copy of Judas. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jan 9, 2018

    Judas #2 is a reasonably good story, but Rebelka's work makes it an absolutely beautiful book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 10, 2018

    The issue is a solid one that ups the amount of stuff to think about. By the end, you may be rethinking the Bible and the various villains within. Judas has turned into a hell of a thinker and a fascinating comic to think about what it has to say not just about religion but our role in the world. Judas #2 leaves you with a lot to ruminate on by the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Jan 10, 2018

    This issue's pacing is a bit worrisome, but overall, Judas #2 is a good comic that successfully incorporates more of the biblical canon as well as enjoyable visuals. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 10, 2018

    I didn't think I'd be back to review this series again. It's honestly just so dull that I wasn't sure I'd have anything to say about it, positive or negative. Since we're at the end of the review, it's safe to say I found something to say, but admittedly it wasn't nice and pretty harsh. Probably because it's weak sauce. If you want an "in your face" book about religion, check out BOOM!'s very own Next Testament. Unfortunately for Judas, this book is going to be forgotten as quickly as he is in the Bible if the next two issues don't knock it out of the park. Based on the pacing, I don't see how they can, but maybe there will be a "water into wine" moment in the next issue. Read Full Review

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