Writer Christopher Yost
Artist Jorge Fornes
Colorist Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna
Once and Future Juggernaut, Part One of Four
When this storyline was solicted, I thought for sure that I would be buying this for the would-be Magik references to when Colossus quit being Juggerolossus. Instead, I have this for the Kitty appearance, we’ll get to that.
The Year 735 AD. Li Park, the then Iron Fist, and Xun are fighting Cyttorak, who only wants to be worshiped. Over the years, he allowed himself to be used by sorcerers, like Doctor Strange. Then one day, Cain Marko showed up and became the Juggernaut. Instead of who Cyttorak wanted, his step-brother, Charles Xavier.
Southeast Asia. Present Day. Soldiers are coming along when they come across the Cyttorak gem. They speak, Thai.
Colossus wakes up and lets out a cry. Domino wants him to quiet down. They are still boning.
The X-Books sub-forum had a discussion of what their couple name should be. I really like Rickbarry’s suggestion of – Domilossus. I like that it sounds like, dominatrix, which I feel is fitting. I’m all for this couple succeeding, it prolongs repairing of Kitty Pryde and Colossus, which I feel i repeating at anytime. The threat is real!
Domino doesn’t want Storm know to she is there. All three of them were part of the previous volume of X-MEN.
Colossus can feel Cyttorak calling for him and Colossus paints the temple. I like how he calls it, the Crimson Rub of Cyttorak, he has the respect.
The Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. In what may be the most upsetting and controversial moment. Nightcrawler is having the lady who committed genocide of the mutant race – the Scarlet Witch, is going to train Pixie. Though, I do like the idea of Kurt and Wanda together, that way they can make TJ, Nocturne of the Exiles.
Pixie’s first task? To try out some spells on Rockslide, who is afraid of being hurt. Firestar seems to be all for him getting hurt, which seems odd behavior for a teacher to say about a student. Unless he is a graduate, I don’t know. I thought Pixie graduated as well, I can’t recall.
Pixie does try to bring up that Wanda is super evil, but Kurt doesn’t want to hear it. Pixie tries her spell, Mists of Morpheus, Go! Everything of Rockslide’s, minus his head, explodes. It was suppose to be a sleeping spell. Wanda’s costume seems way off.
Colossus enters the Danger Room (or Gym) looking for Storm. Storm has been spending all of her days in the attic. He tells her that the gem is on Earth. She wants him to give Rachel the coordinates and he will be staying behind. So if Storm and Rachel are going, does this make this title X-MEN?
Colossus wants to go but why would she want him to? He has never defeated the Juggernaut. He tells her that Cain Marko isn’t the Juggernaut, and that wasn’t want she was talking about. He’s a real dummy. She doesn’t trust him.
I like how much Storm is insulted that Colossus thinks that they are on the same level of quality and importance to the X-Men.
Apparently the deal with him coming back to the school was that he wasn’t going to be a threat to anyone at the school. Which is smart, as he once threaten to destroy the school and kill everyone in it if Kitty didn’t go out on a date with him. He had a fifth of the Phoenix at that time, so that was easily possible.
Colossus may be one of the stronger X-Men, physically, (he’s not) but he is one of the weakness, mentally, they ever have. He’s a real dummy. He has fallen in line for Cyclops, Cable and his sister, Magik. Cool Magik reference!
He has also been taken over by Cyttorak and the Phoenix.
Storm doesn’t like Colossus being there. Who would?
Domino wants to know what Colossus’ next step is. He is going to throw a hissy fit. He breaks a photo frame with a picture of the classic X-Men photo. Kitty is in the background and the person in the silly mask is Jean Grey.
Domino is as turn off as she has ever been.
On the X-Jet. The away team consists of Northstar, Iceman and Nightcrawer – thus this can be an Amazing story and not just an X-MEN story. Rockslide is along for the ride, he likes the idea of becoming the next Juggernaut. I rather the character not become a legacy character with too many different guys. Iceman tells him not to pick up the ruby.
It is still cool to see Firestar and Iceman on the same team, I wonder if they are dominate in the Spider-Man and the X-Men story.
Colossus threw a hissy fit and ruined the Danger Room, proving Storm and me right. The worst
Trance and him are having a chat. She references how Wolverine would be team up with a teenage girl and go kill bad guys.
Did that cast of the X-Men just love taking their own picture?
In the jungle, in the mighty jungle. Rockslide feels like it has been forever, but it is only been an hour. Iceman is worried about the humanity. Nightcrawler is sweating enough that his fur is getting sticky.
The Amazing X-Men see bodies that have been ripped apart. Rachel doesn’t sense anything Juffernaut-y. Nightcrawler is excited about this new adventure. They come into a room and see Cyttorak and he isn gigantic and angry.
The Jean Grey School. Issue ends with Pixie being intruppted from her spell casting practice so that Colossus can ask her to teleport him to the jungles of Southeast Asia.
Not sure if we are getting future issues but this one was not that bad.
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