Juggernaut and D-cel head to New Mexico to figure out what this profit Superhuman prison is. Will anything be able to stop the Unstoppable Juggernaut? Find out in Juggernaut #5 by Marvel Comics!

JUGGERNAUT #5 (OF 5)

Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: Ron Garney
Colorist: Matt Milla
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Editor: Jordan D. White
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 6th, 2020 

Previously in Juggernaut: After Cain Marko was in limbo, he opted to try and be on the right path. However, after he meets D-cel he is thrown right back into the world of superheroes and villains. D-cel is a powered human who has been targeted by a for-profit supervillain prison and Juggernaut is doing all he can to protect her.

INTO THE FREY

The mystery of how D-cel got her powers is still unsolved. Is she a mutant or did she get her powers from a science experiment? Before Cain Marko runs face first into the for-profit prison, he contacts Krakoa about his new friend. At the prison, he arrives at a teleporter that takes him to a helicarrier and engages with the Warden. His guards have the DNA of Swarm and the Toad allowing them to control bees with a paralytic sting. D-cel runs in to save him but they are outnumbered. In a touching moment, Juggernaut asks D-cel to invoke Asylum on Krakoa which reveals that she is a mutant. They have a touching farewell as D-cel goes through the gate to be part of the nation of mutants. Afterwords, Juggernaut meets up with Arnim Zola, Quicksand, and Primus and asks them to work together.

THE TRUTH OF D-CEL

When D-Cel was younger, she was in a car accident that took her family. She convinced herself that she was not a mutant because if she was, then she would then admit that she is personally responsible for their death. This came out of left field! I did not see this thing coming at all! I knew we were going to have to resolve this mutant vs science experiment question, but I did not expect that she was repressing a traumatic memory. This changes the entire arc. D-Cel had Juggernaut fight the Hulk to bring him to a meeting. A meeting that involved the victims of Hulk who have lost loved ones. Now we know the motivation. And it is a crazy and cool thing to watch and reflect on.

This is a great final issue and wraps everything up nicely. I did not think I was going to be interested in watching a redemption arc for Juggernaut. But his relationship with D-cel was incredibly riveting and beautifully written. On top of that Juggernaut is an incredible figure on a comic page. With the red accents and his giant physique, he is terrifying. Yet in this comic we see that he is also soft and loving. Great concluding issue.

BOTTOM LINE: THIS ENDED WELL

I do not know if we are going to see Juggernaut, the hero, in another comic book. With everything going on with Krakoa, I do not see what the character can do within the X-Men universe. However, having him join the larger Marvel universe could allow him to truly shine. I believe he was also with the Savage Avengers run as well. This book is a surprising 5 out of 5 for me. For me, there is no such thing as a perfect comic book. However, this story was engaging and caught me off guard. I cannot wait to see what they do with the character.


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Christopher Rondeau is a storyteller based in Pittsburgh. Finding himself with little work, he ended up creating a job as a Game Master full time on the internet. Chris spends most of his days reading everything he can, writing bad fiction, and watching old Digimon cartoons with his daughter. Sometimes you can find him Dungeon Mastering a podcast or streaming on twitch. Recently, he has completed his Master's degree with a focus on collaborative storytelling. Find out more at https://rondeaucreator.com

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