judascontract.jpgI ended up having a lot of people drop by the house this past weekend (Fri-Sun) and completely forgot to post this yesterday.

On tonight’s Major Spoilers Podcast, the panel will dive into another of their Top 30 Trade Paperbacks – Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.

Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by George Pérez, Dick Giordano, Mike DeCarlo, and Romeo Tanghal
Cover by Pérez

They were Earth’s teenage defenders — unbeatable and unstoppable. Riding high, they took an eighth member — a young girl — into their ranks.

She was their downfall.

In the ’80s, THE NEW TEEN TITANS was DC’s most popular title and a huge sales success. The series reached a high point with the multi-part storyline now reprinted in this new edition featuring the epic that played on comics readers’ expectations and offered shocking revelations and surprising twists at every turn. Included are THE NEW TEEN TITANS (Volume One) #39 and 40, TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #41-44 and ANNUAL #3.

THE JUDAS CONTRACT is by the fan-favorite team of writer Marv Wolfman (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) & penciller and cover artist George Pérez (Avengers, WONDER WOMAN), with inkers Dick Giordano, Mike DeCarlo and Romeo Tanghal.

From the retirement of Robin and Kid Flash, to the birth of Nightwing and the introduction of Jericho, to the ultimate betrayal of a Titan — “The Judas Contract” kept readers positively riveted during its initial run and still has fans talking today.

If you would like your comments included in the show, please get them in before 7:00 PM (CDT) tonight!


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. This was a really crazy story which changed the theme from teen to more adult ,I was shock at how serious the story and it characters got . The big shocker was terra betrayal the most Innocent and trusting titan flipped on her friends a group that Despite her betrayal made a statue of her placed it in the Memorial in Titans Tower, made sure her betrayal was never made public, and told her brother simply that she had died in battle a hero. I have this story because Marv Wolfman hit the ball out of the park with this and did a good job of bring me into reading more titan books.

  2. Do you think a Terra style heel turn can ever be presented again and have such a fan reaction? The story was helped along by the popularity of Kitty Pryde and audience expectation that they were the same types of characters after all. Plus, there were no Internet previews and generally available solicitation information. I also don’t think Tara could be shown doing Slade. We might be in an era where the females are usually even more illogically sexualized and heads and limbs can be pulled off on panel but sex with an underage girl would probably get a major no vote from editorial!

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