The Cosmic Ghost Rider quickly became a fan-favorite character when he made his debut in Thanos #13. Created by writer Donny Cates and artist Geoff Shaw, the identity of the future Herald of Galactus and Black Hand of Thanos remained a mystery, until he was revealed to be the former Punisher, Frank Castle.
Cosmic Ghost Rider's popularity will result in his own limited series, from Cates and artist Dylan Burnett, where readers get to relive some of the key moments from Frank Castle's transformation from vigilante to undead cosmic being. Marvel Comics' solicitation for September's Cosmic Ghost Rider #3 features one event that finds the Rider throwing down with the future Guardians of the Galaxy, with one of its members a cross between Juggernaut and Howard the Duck, affectionately called, Juggerduck.
Cates shared a Juggerduck character design from Burnett on Twitter, which is where we first discovered the name of this new mash-up character. As you can see above, Juggerduck has the physical size of the Unstoppable Juggernaut, with the beak and webbed feet of one Howard the Duck.
Moviegoers got a glimpse of Howard the Duck in a post-credits scene of 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, where he was seen in the remains of the Collector's stash of rare cosmic items. Other notable figures in the Future Guardians of the Galaxy include a Captain Marvel/Captain America (possibly Luke Cage and Jessica Jones' daughter, Danielle, who has starred as Captain America in an alternate future), a Rocket Raccoon/Groot hybrid, and the mutant time-traveler Cable.
Check out the cover and solicitation for Cosmic Ghost Rider #3, arriving in September from Marvel Comics.
COSMIC GHOST RIDER #3 (of 5)
- DONNY CATES (W) • DYLAN BURNETT (A)
- Cover by GEOFF SHAW
- VARIANT COVER BY DECLAN SHALVEY
- VARIANT COVER BY IVAN SHAVRIN
- COSMIC GHOST RIDER VS. THE FUTURE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FOR THE FATE OF THE UNIVERSE! ’NUFF SAID!
- 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99