Rogue & Gambit #1

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 1, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
8.4Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

DESTINY STRIKES YOUR FAVORITE X-MEN DUO!
Krakoa is on a precipice. Destiny alone can see what's coming - but the precog cannot act. For that, she'll need her adoptive daughter, Rogue. Husbands need not apply! But with mutant duties stealing Rogue away so much these days, Gambit is determined to make the most of the mission and put some Cajun spice back into their increasingly complicated love affair. He just has to make it out of the bar first. Powerhouse writer Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Millie the Spy) joins fan-favorite artist Carlos G?mez (X-Terminators, Amazing Spider-Man) for a thrill ride that'll lay bare some more

  • 9.9
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Mar 1, 2023

    By the end ofRogue and Gambit #1,the foundation has been laid out for an adventure that feels both original and familiar enough to get the audience invested. The only question is how quickly can I get my hands on the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics Mar 1, 2023

    ROGUE & GAMBIT #1 is a strong opening for the series. It acknowledges that we havent spent much time with these two characters together in a long time and turns that into a story component rather than just assuming a status quo akin to the end of MR. AND MRS. X and rushing into the plot with a perfectly happy couple. Fans of these characters can go into this book eagerly and be satisfied. And readers who generally like some nice character drama should consider giving this a shot as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    GWW - B Ferg Mar 1, 2023

    They say love is blind and Rogue and Gambit #1 proves marriage is no couples retreat. Hopefully,this is a chance for the couple to forge forward, through the fire. Fires which their respective families are responsible for starting and fanning, including the most recent one. By placing their trust in Destiny they have to hope that by betting blind they aren't also bidding nil. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 1, 2023

    Rogue & Gambit #1is a must-read for fans of the mutant couple. It's action-packed, oddly romantic, and an easy entry into the world of Krakoa. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 1, 2023

    Rogue & Gambit #1is a must-read for fans of the mutant couple. Its action-packed, oddly romantic, and an easy entry into the world of Krakoa. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Howard Smith Mar 6, 2023

    Overall, Rogue and Gambit #1 is a joyful read and it doesnt develop a fault with overlapping continuity X-Men, X-Factor, Avengers, or S.W.O.R.D. issues. Its a straightforward story with action, humor, and glamor mixed all together into one chain of events. If anyone is searching for a break from the mainstream line of mutants, be sure to check out this one at your local comic book store or online. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 1, 2023

    Gomez delivers some stunning art in the issue. The visual style is fantastic I love the detailed, stylish look of both the action and the world of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Lia Williamson Mar 1, 2023

    Stephanie Phillips' writing certainly sets the book off to a strong start, but Carlos Gomez's art is the icing on top of the cake. Every page is entirely eye-catching and his style is extremely well-suited for a book like this. It seems like Marvel got exactly the right team on this title Rogue & Gambit is off toa strong start. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Mar 1, 2023

    It's a solid opening salvo in the latest chapter of one of mutant kinds most famous couples which combines beautiful easy on the eye art with a well paced script and healthy dose of mystery, held back only slightly by some of the characterization. It's a fun first issue well worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 1, 2023

    Rogue & Gambit #1 deliver on what you want from a first issue to kick off a new series. The chemistry between Rogue and Gambit shine with Destiny and Manifold's inclusion create fun dynamics to explore. The mystery of supervillains being kidnapped is well done to drive interest in what direction the rest of this mini-series will take. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 1, 2023

    Unfortunately, this first issue feels somewhat retrograde. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    thecimmerian Mar 3, 2023

    BIG fan of the art here but the goofy drunk Gambit has more of a silly deadpool feel than a Remy feel. Also after everything on krakoa with Mystique and Destiny, Rogue just trusts Destiny almost instantly and Manifold has juuuuust enough energy to teleport Rouge and Gambit so they can get away but Gambit can't explode one card with the power of a firecracker?

    Kinda lazy writing in some spots but the story is engaging enough to make me want to read the next issue....or maybe it's cause I've just been a sucker for this couple since the Clarmont days.

  • 6.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 18, 2024

    There's nothing seriously wrong with it. The prose is clean, the structure flows nicely, and the art is polished (if a little cheesecake-y).

    But it hasn't sunk a hook in me at all. It may be that this issue's plot points are only connected by proximity and authorial fiat. Optimistically, that's a problem that may fade away as the story goes on.

    And maybe the harsher reviews here are correct, and the characterization is flawed. (Certainly no one in this issue endears themself to me.) That's a harder problem to fix, and it may get worse.

  • 4.5
    Williamflipper Mar 7, 2023

    Lazy writing, there is not enough material to justified these 20 pages. The actions feel forced and contrived. Art is fine.

  • 3.5
    OverlordOfAllThings Mar 4, 2023

    I had been so excited for this mini-series and after reading the first issue, instead of coming away happy, I have been left feeling deeply disappointed and unimpressed. Rogue and Gambit's dynamic is nothing like it used to be, they seem to have fallen into the cliché of "married couple must argue and disagree on everything." A far fall from where they were before. And speaking of clichés, Destiny here is a perfect example of the "disapproving mother-in-law" trope. Another miss for me. And finally, this mini-series seems so horribly out of step with what's going on in the rest of Marvel. Juggernaut is not a villain anymore and Lady Deathstrike is currently starring in Deadpool. As a result, I have no idea when this story is even supposed more

  • 1.0
    hesfkshgf Mar 7, 2023

    Lazy writing that is so out of character

  • 8.0
    Drasek83 Mar 2, 2023

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Mar 3, 2023

  • 7.5
    Mike Mar 1, 2023

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 3, 2023

  • 7.0
    KittyNone Mar 2, 2023

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