“Once a Thief…”
Marvel lets loose another main book for a minor character of a strong, super powered group. Gambit now has his own book following the extremely strong showing of Hawkeye last week.
In Gambit #1, your favorite cajun Remy LeBeau has a little business to attend to, business that has nothing to do with the X-Men. Crashing a party meant for the high rollers of high society being held by a collector of unique artifacts, Borya Cich. The artifact Remy is searching for has interesting side effects to his bio-kinetic charging abilities, explosions. So let’s just say his “heist” doesn’t go so well.
Gambit #1 is a surprisingly good book, I only use the word surprisingly because I didn’t hear much hype about it coming up to it’s release. But fans of the Louisianian will be happy to know, James Asmus really captured Gambit’s character. Many know Remy wasn’t always part of the X-Men and actually part of a thieves guild in his youth, letting this first issue of Gambit show a little more of Remy’s, other abilities. Clay Mann’s art is a sketch style that’s really clean. My favorite part of the book has Gambit in Cich’es private vault, full of rare artifacts and almost seemingly part of another dimension. Artifacts included a U.F.O., Dr. Doom suits of armor, Sentininels, and my personal favorite, the crate holding the lost Ark of the Covenant.
Gambit #1 is a pretty well written book with plenty of great visuals to keep your attention. Marvel is definitely not falling short in the creating good new books for their less popular heroes. Please no one take offense to saying Hawkeye or Gambit being “less popular”, you know I mean that compared to someone like Wolverine or Captain America, so calm down. Gambit #1 deserves a read and has a great possibility of becoming a regular book you’ll want to pick up each week.