Juggernaut Returns for 5-issue miniseries with Fabian Nicieza and Ron Garney
Marvel has announced that they will be bringing back the unstoppable Juggernaut with a five issue miniseries with writer Fabian Nicieza and artist Ron Garney.
JUGGERNAUT #1 (OF 5)
FABIAN NICIEZA (W) • RON GARNEY (A) • COVER BY GEOFF SHAW
READY OR ‘NAUT, HERE HE COMES! A mystic gem. A force of overwhelming power. Nothing can stop the Juggernaut. Except himself. Another building falls. Cain Marko is done
letting others pick up the pieces of the things he’s destroyed. Renowned X-scribe Fabian Nicieza (X-FORCE, DEADPOOL) and celebrated artist
Ron Garney (CAPTAIN AMERICA, DAREDEVIL) team up to take the unstoppable in a new bold new direction!
Apparently, Juggernaut isn’t allowed in Krakoa simply because he’s not really a mutant. But he finds a new purpose in the world and he even gets a new partner in the mysterious new partner named D-Cell. And yeah, you read that right, the name focuses on slowing down, a counterpoint to Juggernaut who loves to “accelerate” i.e. he becomes unstoppable the moment he starts moving.
Nicieza was also quoted saying:
She’ll adamantly tell you she’s not a mutant, and her personal life is a mystery because she wants it to be. She’s a fifteen year-old kid living with other homeless squatters in Manhattan buildings that were abandoned after the War of the Realms. After she meets Cain in issue #1, she becomes the catalyst towards helping him see a purpose to his new life, and if it gets her more views on her RoxTube channel, that’s just a bonus. I wanted a bit of an ‘Arya and the Hound’ dynamic to their relationship, and she appears at his side for the whole series. I like her, even though she’s one of those adorably annoying types with their cell phones always in your face looking for real-time validation for themselves and for you.
The writer also notes that when we see Juggernaut for his new miniseries, he looks different with a completely different look. He was quoted saying…
I wanted a redesign that combined the Kirby power and the skewed oddity that Ditko brought to magical concepts, since Juggernaut is an offspring of both. I wanted some crimson to peek through the armor plating to connote the inner power that is now very much a part of Cain. I also wanted a ‘segmented’ look to the armor, so there is a bit of a visual ‘armoring up process’ that looks great and makes better toys!
The acquisition of a new armor goes a long way towards exploring how much power means to Cain, and whether he can do something worthwhile with that power in the present day
Follow me on Twitter at @thefanboyseo for more X-Men news and updates!