Tales From The Dark Multiverse: The Judas Contract #1

Writer: Kyle Higgins, Matt Groom Artist: Tom Raney Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 11, 2019 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
5.1Critic Rating
4.2User Rating

The Dark Multiverse reimagines one of the most renowned stories in comic book history, "The Judas Contract"! In this shocking tale, Terra's betrayal starts not with the Teen Titans, but with Deathstroke himself! Now, free from her mentor's influence and supercharged by the same serum that turned Slade Wilson into the world's deadliest man, Tara Markov will forge a new destiny, written in the Teen Titans' blood.

  • 9.2
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Dec 19, 2019

    This was a fun read and was definitely one of the darker stories from this series, but it also felt rather rushed. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Comic Watch - Lenora Pentecost Dec 12, 2019

    Tales from the Dark Multiverse: The Judas Contract #1 (Higgins, Groom, Raney, Hi-Fi, Orzechowski) is an interesting take on the tale, but it lacks the same heart as the original story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 16, 2019

    The only wholly worthwhile element is Hi-Fi's colors. Easily the weakest of the Dark Multiverse books to date. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Sequential Planet - Tariq Sims Dec 17, 2019

    This had potential, but it was incredibly rushed. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 11, 2019

    With this final chapter (for now) we see this series come to an end on a whimper in my mind, where the world building doesn't quite stack up with what we've gotten recently and all this really had going for it was Terra going crazier than she originally did, earlier and with a bit more control. The art was alright, but didn't impress me overall and by the end I was just hoping for a little more throughout this entire issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Dec 11, 2019

    This isn't really a bad book; the dialogue is fine, the action is good and the artwork was enjoyable. What bothers me about it is that it's just not what it could have been; it doesn't live up to the standards of the other books in this series, and doesn't push beyond the limitations of its source material. I hope they make more Dark Multiverse stories " but I also hope they take these criticisms to heart if they do. It's sad to see the "What If?" tales I was so excited about finish with this story. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 11, 2019

    The problem is, Higgins and Groom largely dispense with all the work done with the character of Terra over the last few decades. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 11, 2019

    Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Judas Contract doesnt have anything fresh to offer and fails to do something interesting with the story. This series is quickly becoming a one note story that lacks the necessary depth to make these altered tales memorable beyond shock value. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 11, 2019

    Stringing together cliches with blood and guts is one way to make a superhero, but it's not going to be one that many, if any, people enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    M1sf1r3 Dec 12, 2019

    Prelude:
    Tales from the Dark Multiverse has been an interesting title that generally does well.... But, having been a tad late to the party, these reviews so far don't look good. Here we go.

    The Good:
    Wow, never thought I had to put "nothing" here.

    The Bad:
    Raney's art is very poor.

    The dialogue isn't well done. It's hard to understand which is worrying for a comic.

    The story is completely illogical.

    It's boring as hell.

    Conclusion:
    Wow...... what the hell was that mess?

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 13, 2019

    Oof, this wasn't good. The dialogue was bad. The story itself was as forced as could be. This experiment is largely a failure because of the mandate that these stories all end with evil winning. In some instances, it's like it's forgotten by the writers until the last few pages. In others, it's just a forced slog to the preordained finish. Do elseworlds instead, or learn how to do better What Ifs.

  • 4.0
    EDiakota Dec 15, 2019

    " see, a little bird said somethin' earlier that makes a lot of sense. Got me thinkin'--about how much more i can be. If i were ta craft my own destiny. "
    - TERRA

  • 4.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Dec 23, 2019

    It did a good job of placing itself in the original (and much better) tale, but it eventually just becomes such a mucky bit of mindless killing that you have to doublecheck to make sure it ISN'T a Cullen Bunn title.

  • 3.0
    Azrael Dec 18, 2019

    The whole plot made some odd assumptions and the what if twist just seems to not be a possible outcome. This was just really bad.

  • 2.0
    Afre Dec 11, 2019

    It is bad. Like very bad. Sigh...

  • 9.0
    Justin Ray Jan 6, 2020

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Dec 14, 2019

  • 4.0
    tonpas1989 May 15, 2020

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