Rogue & Gambit #1
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Rogue & Gambit #1

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Pere Perez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 27
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Ring of Fire Part 1
Everybody's favorite X-couple is reunited! And boy, are they not happy about that... Kitty Pryde must send Rogue and Gambit on an undercover mission to find a group of kidnapped mutants. What they discover on this mission will shock them. But will it also bring them closer together...? It's a high-stakes adventure caper that only the two hottest X-Men can deliver!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Jan 3, 2018

    Rogue & Gambit #1 is a great first issue for this mini, giving us just enough of a hint of what's to come while also offering up what we really want " Rogue and Gambit, trading barbs and enjoying every minute of it. The scenes between these two crackle, but there's just enough underlying melancholy to remind us of how it's all fallen apart in past. This is an easily recommendable book for both longtime fans and those who've always wanted to check out this fiery duo but haven't. Simply put, buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 3, 2018

    This book brings what we have grown to love about the X-books. Action, drama and comedy in a uniquely X-Men way. Kelly Thompson does an incredible job crafting a story I just can't wait to read more of. This being her first x-title I want even after only one issue Marvel to give her an ongoing series. She is perfect for the X-Men and I hope we get to see a lot more of her. Buy this book, trust me it's so worth it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - PorkChop Edwards Feb 15, 2018

    With this issue ending on quite the cliffhanger, it will be interesting to see where the series goes. If the second issue keeps up the momentum from this one, fans of either or both characters will be chomping at the bit to see how the pair works their way out of the situations theyre put in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jan 6, 2018

    Rogue & Gambit #1 begins in spectacular fashion. Thompson, Prez, and D'Armata are bringing their A-game to a comic that will undoubtedly mean a lot to some very passionate fans. An already healthy time for X-Men comics gets even healthier. Kelly Thompson deserves more Marvel titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 4, 2018

    I absolutely loved this issue, and that's not something that I'm always able say about the modern X-Men series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Have A Hulk - Nicola Austin Jan 6, 2018

    Gambit and Rogue #1 is a whole load of fun, which the current X-Men titles are missing at the moment, but if a little lacking in plot! I'm definitely intrigued to see how the two get out of their hilarious predicament in the closing pages, so will definitely be picking up the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jan 3, 2018

    Rogue & Gambit (2018) #1 is a comic that longtime X-Men fans have been waiting for; not only does the book bring together Rogue and Gambit, but it also feels like the classic X-Men story that readers yearn for. Thompson's dialogue work here is superb. Buy this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - RobF Jan 11, 2018

    In the end think this story is secondary to Rogue and Gambit's complicated relationship. Their rollercoaster ride is one worth taking, this book should be on your 'buy' list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - James Cesena Jan 24, 2018

    A very strong start to a series I didn't know I would look forward to this much! Bravo! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Wehaveahulkpod Jan 5, 2018

    Gambit and Rogue #1is a whole load of fun, which the current X-Men titles are missing at the moment, but if a little lacking in the plot! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Jan 4, 2018

    Remember how in Community different members of the cast had their own secret handshakes like Troy and Abed? That's how Kelly Thompson writes not only Rogue and Gambit but every X-Man making a cameo and it's brilliant. Rogue and Gambit is just what the X-Men needed to get people talking again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Jan 3, 2018

    Great art, banter, and character work make this a debut issue well worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Jan 10, 2018

    In the end, and this feels weird, I'm going to recommend buying a Marvel comic. Now this is a short series (only five issues) so the buy in for a full story won't be that bad. Maybe it's just nostalgia for the X-Men of my youth, or maybe it's genuinely a good story: either way we kinda hope Gambit and Rogue will work it out... just as long as none of us have to go on a double date with them. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Dec 9, 2017

    It's warm and witty, fun and fabulous, and makes for a fantastic hook to a new series. It already has me thinking Thompson would write a great X-Men team ongoing series, too " she knows exactly what the X-Men are all about, and that is soap opera superheroics. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 7, 2018

    Rogue and Gambit are on a mission at a getaway paradise that might lead to them rekindling their relationship. I loved Rogue, thought Gambit was okay, (That's my personal bias) and the visuals were good. Barely any physical conflict in this issue, so I'm hoping for some more next issue. I'll definitely continue to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Jan 8, 2018

    The art is awesome! Great detail, bold, and bright! Everything I love in an X-Men comic. I actually prefer the variants to the cover. I was so excited to pick this up because Rogue and Gambit have been one of my favorite comicbook couples, probably ever. This brings great homage to the past, the good ol' days. Not only do I love the interaction between them, but between all the other characters introduced as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jonathan Baldessari Jan 6, 2018

    Rogue & Gambit #1 is the romantic "will they or won't they" book that delivers, full of genuine dialogue and a couple that's plenty of fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 3, 2018

    Standing as a neat mixture of Thompson's Hawkeye run and the FXX comedy You're The Worst, Rogue & Gambit #1 is exactly the kind of back-to-basics shake up these characters sorely needed. Though thin in plot, but heavy in character work, rich colors, and sexual tension between the leads, this team-up might just be the breakout X-book Marvel needs. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jan 4, 2018

    Its art is nothing to write home about, butRogue and Gambit#1 is the hilarious, sexy X-Book to get the New Year started off right. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 7, 2018

    Kelly Thompson delivered a comic that was fun from beginning to end with Rogue & Gambit #1. As soon as you open the comic Thompson showed her clear understanding of Rogue and Gambit's history together. She then took that history to craft a comic that was easy to see where Rogue and Gambit were coming from whenever they shared screen time together. Adding in some classic members of the X-Men added to the history of the two leading characters and pushed the story forward. If you are an X-Men fan this is one comic that should be on your radar to purchase the next time you're at your LCS, if it wasn't already. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 8, 2018

    In short, it's hard to do X-Men well, given the army of characters and myriad eras of publication, but this book balances the late eighties with a modern take in a way that works. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 4, 2018

    If you really do like these two X-Men as a couple, then you should definitely check it out. It will likely give you exactly what you want. However, if youre looking to be sold on them as a couple, then, like myself, you probably wont get much out of it. Read Full Review

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