Gambit #1

Gambit #1

Writer: James Asmus Artist: Rachelle Rosenberg, Seth Mann, Clay Mann Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 8, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16
7.4Critic Rating
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When Marvels premiere thief sets his sights on his biggest score yet, he may just end up over his head. Its going to take more than just playing cards and southern charm to get out of this one!

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Talisha Harrison Aug 8, 2012

    I enjoyed this story and I loved the art. Marvel wants their books to have a more cinematic feel and boy does this one have from cover to cover! The art is amazing and detailed I really love it. The story is great and I look forward to what Asmus and this creative team have in store for Marvel's charming mutant thief. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Aug 12, 2012

    The art is lovely and I really hope that Clay Mann stays in the book for as long as possible because it's really a visual treat to see his art in this book. Whether its a hot woman filled with tats or a secret room filled with mutant killing tech. It's these small tidbits that makes this such an interesting read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Aug 8, 2012

    (Also to note " There's no Rogue. Good on you, Asmus.) Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicville - Jake Pippin Aug 14, 2012

    Buy it. Read it. Love it. This series has a lot of potential. Known as the witness from Bishop's timeline, powers manipulated by Sinister, a horseman for Apocalypse. Gambit is a very interesting character, mysterious to boot. Still after all this time, there isn't a solid history for him. I'm exited to see what a good creative team can do with Gambit as their only focus. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 13, 2012

    The script is clever from beginning to end and Clay Mann's art is the perfect compliment to the story being told. Marvel has come out of the gate with two great first issues with Captain Marvel and Hawkeye and we can safely add Gambit to the list. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 8, 2012

    I suppose the best praise that I can give for this comic is that I have added it to my pull list. I will definitely be reading the next few issues as I think this has great potential to be a lasting and quality offering from Marvel. It will be one of those books that excels by being in the shadows and far removed from the spotlight of The Avengers or X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Aug 9, 2012

    Clayton Mann was a great penciler on Spider-Girl. His pencils aren't as superhero-y here, with the fine inks and soft colors giving the book a grounded look. The inking works well for establishing a human story, but we are dealing with super heroes here. I'd like to see Sean Mann's inks become a tad bolder as the series goes on. With most of the book being banter, Clayton Mann focuses on nailing the facial cues. The eyes can be a little hard to discern, as many are wearing sunglasses. Characters retain their facial features even when the panel zooms out, which has become a lost art in superhero books these days. I'd like to see Mann pencil some of Gambit's powers more, as the quick appearance of them looks decent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 7, 2012

    There is a twist, of course, which makes the hook of this book seem readily apparent " it's obvious that Gambit's return to a life of crime isn't going to be short-lived, and maybe that's for the best. Asmus and Mann create a superhero comic that has its own reason for being besides people in tights beating the stuffing out of each other. Gambit is charming, suave, full of energy and excitement " all in all, the Ragin' Cajun has been dealt a winning hand. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 7, 2012

    Overall, this wasn't a bad issue. I think it was great to see the character doing things we haven't seen him do in a long time. I think that it's great to see Asmus play up certain aspects of Gambit's personality; I think that's important. There are some great scenes that highlight Gambit's athleticism and they were portrayed by Mann really well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Aug 10, 2012

    I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did, and would call it one of the biggest surprises of the year so far. However, it still has some of the kinks to work out before it reaches some of the higher quality books on the market. If you're looking for a fun, innocuous book with plenty of intrigue and cool dudes being suave, you should at least give the book a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Aug 11, 2012

    Despite the flaws, I come out of this issue feeling like Gambit is on the right track. Asmus is writing Remy Lebeau as he should be written. A thief, a scoundrel, an accidental superhero at best. The issue even ends on a note that suggests the series will end up being driven more by Gambit's self-interests than anything else. Yes. Ideally, this series will be enough of a success that Gambit can be pulled entirely from the X-Men's active lineup and be allowed to stand on his own as the character he has always claimed to be -- a thief who can do heroic things but would rather not. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Aug 8, 2012

    With hopes that Gambit would draw me into a character I could honestly care less about, much like Hawkeye #1, I gingerly eased myself into the book. At the end I was pleasantly surprised about what came from this. You don't need any background information (I didn't have any) to jump right in and follow Le Beau as he goes back to his roots of thievery. I'm hoping that this title can stay away from any crossover madness, with maybe only the slightest of crossover with individual characters (one with Hawkeye could be awesome.) Gambit #1 receives 3.5 out of 5 stars for putting out a first issue anyone can jump on board with. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Aug 7, 2012

    Though I'm not typically a huge Gambit fan, last week's Hawkeye #1 proved once again that any character can anchor a book for any kind of reader as long as the writing is solid and the storytelling is sound. Sadly, Gambit #1 is a fundamentally flawed book that doesn't live up to its concept. Hopefully, things can turn around in future issues with more cohesive art and consistent characterization. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Sep 20, 2012

    Gambit is good for readers who know little to nothing about the character, and it is a solid first issue in terms of introducing the world of Gambit to the reader, but beyond that brings very little. For a first issue this comic certainly isnt offering much. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Aug 7, 2012

    The ending of "Gambit" #1 has some promise about where this series could be headed in the future -- i.e. a much less stereotypical story, but this first issue is best ignored. Everyone on board can do better, which I hope will be reflected in future issues. I'd love to see Remy LeBeau in a regular series that's as good as I know that character can be. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 31, 2012

    The story is the kind of barrel-scraping monotony we came to expect from a simpler time, with Gambit being "bored" not really enough of a motivation to keep this book sustained over one issue, let alone a whole story arc. Mann's art is serviceable, and at times quite handsome, but he doesn't really have anything to work with in Asmus's underwhelming story. Read Full Review

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