“The series is squarely set in the Marvel Universe and, as has been my history, I try to take full advantage of that,” promises Nicieza. “There’s a big guest star going up against Juggy in issue #2 that I don’t want to give away, supporting players that include new members of Damage Control, Captain America’s old flame Bernie Rosenthal, and unexpected villains, all of which were chosen because their abilities are sort of the opposite of Cain’s powers.
“I think Cain is in a real interesting place right now,” he continues. “His crutch of Charles, Black Tom and the X-Men are no longer available to him, so he literally has to figure out what he is going to do with his life. Luckily for Cain, he meets someone in issue #1, a young powered teenager named D-Cel, who believes in Cain—probably more than he believes in himself—and wants to give him a greater purpose in life. And if that means more viewers for her RoxTube channel, then that’s just a fortunate coincidence, right?”
What else does the writer guarantee for JUGGERNAUT? Self-contained stories involving a rotating cast of antagonists as well as subplots that will crescendo to a satisfying conclusion and a running flashback that fills in the gaps from where Cain ended up last year during Matthew Rosenberg’s run on UNCANNY X-MEN (2018). Nicieza looks forward to steering away from “decompressed storytelling” and providing Garney with a showcase for his considerable skills.
“I know Ron can draw absolutely anything and everything in a fantastic manner,” he says assuredly. “I know this because Ron has been drawing absolutely anything and everything in a fantastic manner for many years now. His storytelling is flawless, his character dynamics and interaction is excellent, his sense of tone and mood are perfect, and most importantly for this book, Ron draws great rubble!”