Author: Jude Terror

About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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Ravencroft #1 [Preview]

Villains in Crisis in Ravencroft #1 [Preview]

Ravencroft #1 hits stores from Marvel Comics next week, by Frank Tieri and Angel Unzueta, and we’ve got a preview for you right here. We’ve previously discussed how the Ravencroft prelude event exemplified Marvel’s key marketing strategies of PEE, POO, and CRAP. But what kind of comic will the mini-series be? Well, the preview opens […]

Justice League #39 [Preview]

Lex Luthor’s Apology in Justice League #39 [Preview]

Justice League #39 finally arrives from DC Comics this week, better late than never, from Heartthrob Writer Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez. It’s Snyder’s farewell to the book, and this time, we’ve got a lettered preview a few days before it the Justice/Doom War comes to an end.       And so let’s catch […]

Hawkeye: Freefall #2 [Preview]

Is Spider-Man as Bad at his Job as Hawkeye? Hawkeye: Freefall #2 [Preview]

Hawkeye: Freefall #2 is in stores from Marvel Comics this week, continuing Matthew Rosenberg and Otto Schmidt’s goal of exposing Hawkeye for the loser he is. After failing to achieve justice and having his identity stolen (and then having his ass kicked by the person who stole his identity), how much further can Hawkeye fall? […]

Amazing Spider-Man: Daily Bugle #1 [Preview]

The Daily Bugle Joins the Resistance Amazing Spider-Man: Daily Bugle #1 [Preview]

Answering the urgent need for more Spider-Man comics in an extremely sparse Spider-Man comic landscape, Marvel launches Amazing Spider-Man: Daily Bugle this week, by Mat Johnson and Mack Chater, and we’ve got a preview of it right here. The preview begins with a look at how the Daily Bugle has changed over the years, from […]

Fallen Angels #6 [Preview]

Psylocke Gets a Brand New Power in Fallen Angels #6 [Finale Preview]

Fallen Angels #6 is in stores from Marvel Comics next, mercifully wrapping up the first dud of the Dawn of X. We’ve got a preview below. As Psylocke steels herself for the final battle, which will surely be a difficult test, since she can barely see anything as the artwork is so dark and murky. […]

$17.1 Million: The Amount of Money IDW Lost in 2019

IDW Loses $26.4 Million in 2019, Projects Profitability in 2021

Comic book publishers are notoriously secretive about their finances. Comic book sales numbers are guestimates based on an opaque index ranking published by Diamond, and that doesn’t include digital sales or bookstore numbers. But as a publicly-traded company, IDW Media Holdings, the parent company of IDW Publishing, releases quarterly financial reports that provide us with […]

Suicide Squad #2 [Preview]

Meet the DC Universe’s Worst Food Critic in Suicide Squad #2 [Preview]

Suicide Squad #2 is in stores from DC Comics next week, by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo, and we’ve got a preview of the issue below.   And this preview does offer us a typical dose of superhero black ops action… …which is as we’d expect from a book like Suicide Squad. But this book […]

X-Men #5 [Preview]

Wolverine Heads to South America to Kidnap a Child in X-Men #5 [Preview]

X-Men #5 is in stores from Marvel Comics next week, by Jonathan Hickman and R.B. Silva, and we have a preview below. This preview was only available as an EX-X-XCLUSIVE at SuperHeroHype (isn’t that redundant? Aren’t all superheroes all hype?), but we mobilized Bleeding Cool’s covert ops team, BC-Force, to infiltrate the website and, using […]

New Mutants #6 [Preview]

Boom Boom to the Rescue in New Mutants #6 [Preview]

New Mutants #6 is in stores from Marvel Comics next week, by Canadian Hero Ed Brisson and Flaviano, and we’ve got a preview for you. When we last checked in on this group of young(ish) mutants, a wasted Boom Boom had arrived on Beak and Angel’s farm to save the day as a group of […]

X-Force #6 [Preview]

How Long Before the Beast Screws Up This Time? X-Force #6 [Preview]

X-Force #6 is in stores from Marvel Comics next week, by Benjamin Percy and Stephen Segovia (nevermind what the solicit says), and we’ve got a preview below. It’s a brave new world in the Dawn of X, a chance for the X-Men to take control of their destinies and write their own stories. But if […]

Weapon Plus: World War IV #1 [Preview]

Man-Slaughter Makes His Debut in Weapon Plus: World War IV #1 [Preview]

Weapon Plus: World War IV #1 hits stores from Marvel Comics on Wednesday, by Benjamin Percy and Georges Jeanty, continuing the revamping of the Weapon X mythology for the modern Marvel Universe, and we’ve got a preview below. The issue debuts a new version of Man-Thing, Man-Slaughter, a government agent that the solicit bills as […]

Star Wars Action Figure Variants Collected in $10 One-Shot in April

Marvel Finally Publishes a Comic That’s Nothing But Variant Covers

Well, they’ve finally done it. Marvel has finally come to the inevitable conclusion that if you give a comic enough variant covers, it doesn’t really matter what’s inside. And so, in April, Marvel will publish a comic that consists of nothing but variant covers. Over a hundred of them, in fact. It’s a glorious moment […]

Marvel to Publish a Comic by Robert Kirkman and Mark Millar in April

What are Robert Kirkman and Mark Millar Doing in Marvel’s April Solicitations?!

April sees the launch of a new Marvel Zombies mini-series, Marvel Zombies Resurrection, not to be confused with Marvel Zombies Resurrection, the one-shot that came out last year. Try to follow along here. But that’s not the only Marvel Zombies comic hitting stores in April. Yes, the upcoming super-mega-crossover event Empyre with a Y may […]

The Age of Khonshu Begins as Moon Knight Takes on the Avengers in April

Age of Khonshu Begins, Avengers Fall as Moon Knight Comes to Avengers in April

A lot of Marvel readers have been getting tired of all the cliche heroes vs. villains stuff that permeates comic books these days. Remember back in the good old days when heroes fought other heroes like god intended? Civil War. Avengers vs. X-Men. X-Men vs. Inhumans. Civil War 2. Outlawed. Oh, wait that one hasn’t […]

Carol Danvers to Lose Shirt in Poker Game with Wolverine in April’s Captain Marvel #17

Carol Danvers to Lose Her Shirt in Poker Game with Wolverine in April’s Captain Marvel #17

Captain Marvel #17 hits stores in April, and as Marvel’s April solicitations reveal, Carol Danvers will apparently play poker with an all-star guest lineup featuring Wolverine, Monica Rambeau, Spider-Woman, Hazmat, Jessica Jones, and Ms. Marvel. The solicitation claims that Carol will “lose her shirt” in the game, but we’re going to assume that’s a metaphor […]

Empyre with a Y So Big it Requires It’s Own Handbook

A4: Empyre with a Y, a Super-Mega-Crossover Event So Big it Needs It’s Own Handbook

When it comes to super-mega-crossover events, bigger is always better. If a super-mega-crossover event doesn’t rock the Marvel Universe to its foundations leaving nothing ever the same again, what good is it, really? Likewise, everybody knows that any super-mega-crossover event worth its salt will have dozens of tie-ins and spinoff mini-series and feature an enormous […]

Venom Celebrates 25th-issue Anniversary with $6 Price Tag, Variant Bonanza

Venom Celebrates 25th-issue Anniversary with $6 Price Tag, Variant Bonanza

If you’ve ever been in a relationship, you know that anniversaries are a big deal. And Marvel Comics is sort of in a relationship with their readers. A co-dependent, possibly abusive relationship, sure, but a relationship nonetheless. So when one of their comics hits a big milestone anniversary issue (which, in the days of constant […]