Gambit #1

Writer: Chris Claremont Artist: Sid Kotian Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 27, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
7.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

You think you know all there is to know about Remy LeBeau, the Ragin' Cajun, the mutant known as GAMBIT - but legendary X-scribe Chris Claremont has an ace up his sleeve with this new series! Before he joined the X-MEN, Gambit encountered a mysterious girl named 'RO - the mutant STORM regressed to her child self by the nefarious NANNY - and the two went up against the forces of the SHADOW KING! Now, revealed for the first time, Gambit finds his path to becoming the heroic X-Man millions of fans call their favorite! Joined by rising star artist Sid Kotian, Chris weave more

  • 9.1
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 27, 2022

    GAMBIT #1 is a mostly strong entry point to a story that takes place in a time we havent seen explored in detail before. Even though it takes place in the past, theres a sense right from the start that it deserves the attention that comes with a dedicated mini-series as opposed to being lightweight fluff. In addition to it obviously being attractive to GAMBIT fans, readers who enjoy this era of Claremonts UNCANNY X-MEN run are also likely to find it appealing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 27, 2022

    Gambit #1 is an untold story clarified. It is amazing that Claremont was brought back to tell a tale that possibly only he knew the true details of. And it could be possible that this history remained hidden in his own planning for decades. Whilst the characters' futures can be read about in hundreds of comics that succeed when this one is set, that is not the point of this issue The relationship between the characters is being demonstrated, with the dynamic between Gambit and the young Storm being beautifully written and deeply investing. Perhaps the title is misleading, as the focus of the plot appears to be Ororo (which is not a complaint) instead of Gambit. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Jul 27, 2022

    While the story is good and the art is passable, one must wonder why Claremont decided to revisit this story 30 years later. It was not a story arc that lasted particularly long. Because of that, there is an extremely limited audience for the story. This is particularly worrisome for fans of Gambit whose future in the current day Marvel Universe is in question. It feels like many would have rather seen a more Gambit-focused story for a Gambit #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jul 29, 2022

    Gambit #1 has an excellent premise but suffers from an imbalance between text and visuals. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Jul 27, 2022

    I was thrilled when Marvel announced plans to have Chris Claremont return for a Gambit mini-series. Claremont's more recent stories have received mixed receptions, but he's still a legend among the comic book field. I liked this first issue more than many of his other attempts over the past few decades, but it does need a little work. It still feels like a slice of nostalgia and you just can't be mad about that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 27, 2022

    Gambit #1 plays into the nostalgia crowd. Unless you absolutely loved this moment for the X-Men, these characters, or Claremont, it's an issue that doesn't make a case of why it's needed. It hasn't yet revealed anything particularly interesting. It hasn't made itself vital. It also has a choppy sense in its narrative. It feels like a missed opportunity for one of the best to return to revisit a classic era. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Logan Moore Jul 27, 2022

    Gambit has done quite little to grab me in this first issue. Part of that is because I'm still not really sold on the core thrust of this series which sees Gambit traveling around with a young Storm. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Ryan Sonneville Jul 27, 2022

    For X-Men fans looking for something far removed from the Krakoan era and recent plot arcs, this will be a welcome alternative. The book reads and feels like it jumped out of 1997, and there is surely a ravenous audience for works of this tone. While it likely won't reveal astonishing secrets about each character, it may just be a fine precursor to the forthcoming Chris Claremont X-Men book and will surely give his fans reason to rejoice. Read Full Review

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