Ahead of its release next month, Marvel have dropped some unlettered preview pages for GAMBIT #1, an all-new five-part series which sees the legendary Chris Claremont returning to the X-Men alongside rising star artist Sid Kotian.
The series, which takes readers back to the time when Gambit and a de-aged Storm forged an everlasting bond as they thieved their way along the Mississippi River, will unearth a wide range of previously untold adventures, from a brush with the Shadow King to an array of earthbound and out of this world escapades. It promises to give Claremont a chance to further explore Gambit’s path to becoming a heroic X-Man as well as reveal new insights into another trademark character of his, Storm, at a pivotal moment in her history.
Speaking about the decision to revisit this specific area, Claremont told AiPT Comics “Because I considered it somewhere that provided the opportunity for a whole-lotta-fun to be had by all involved. Think about it: who notices kids? The way Remy dresses, not to mention his great body and gorgeous looks, most of the time all eyes turn towards him. [Kid] ‘Ro remains functionally invisible. Target looks to Remy, ‘Ro picks his pocket. But the true reason, frankly, is that the story turned out to be a whole lot more fun this way.”
GAMBIT #1 goes on sale in print and digital formats on 27th July 2022.
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