Rogue & Gambit #2

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 5, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.0Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

The future of mutantkind rests on Rogue and Gambit's shoulders! Granted a vision of Krakoa's demise, Destiny knows the one way to save their paradise: Find Manifold and hide him away, somewhere so deep that no one, not even his allies on the Avengers, can find him. That won't sit well with Earth's Mightiest Heroes. The King of Wakanda comes for Marvel's premier couple! But the Black Panther is just the first on a very long list of problems - and when someone else steals Manifold away, Rogue and Gambit find themselves in everyone's crosshairs.
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Apr 5, 2023

    Issue two has the feeling of the entire creative team loosening up and having some fun. While it doesn't rapidly advance the central story line of the mission, it does take it's time to dig into it's namesake couple's relationship, their issues and the things that make them so good together as a couple while nodding to things in the past. That combined with a little bit of bar room brawl action make it an enjoyable easy to read second installment that's got me completely sold thanks to stronger characterization and colorful dynamic art from all concerned. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 6, 2023

    Gomez delivers some great art throughout the issue. The character designs are great and I loved the atmosphere of the story and the environments the characters interact with. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Apr 5, 2023

    Rogue and Gambit #2 show us the difficulty of marriage in a superpowered world, a theme I don't often see in the X-Men universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Lia Williamson Apr 5, 2023

    I'm bored with this rhetoric and seeing Black Panther show up to have an antagonistic role standing against Rogue and Gambit feels both unnecessary and disappointing especially since it's all the result of a misunderstanding. But despite the setback with including his character to square off against our protagonists, Rogue & Gambit#2 is a fun ride that keeps the hijinks-heavy momentum going. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 19, 2023

    Not reading the main X-Men storyline, I'm not entirely sure I understand the situation that led to this series of events. It has something to do with the fate of Krakoa and the X-Man Manifold and keeping him safe, but other than that I'll admit to being a bit lost. However, even without understanding larger events that caused the situation which put these characters in this spot, Rogue & Gambit #2, for the most part, works well enough on its own to be worth a quick read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Jamie Lovett Apr 5, 2023

    None of it feels very cohesive and ultimately the issue feels thin as a result and run of the mill as a result. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 5, 2023

    Rogue & Gambit #2 is a disappointing follow-up to what was a promising start with the first issue of the series. Devolving the story to another superhero vs superhero fight was just not engaging. The next issue of Rogue & Gambit has a lot of work to do to recover from how Rogue & Gambit #2 dropped the ball. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Apr 9, 2023

    There are some weird character moments that I can totally look past because I don't care. This was fun.

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  • 7.5
    BillyBat Apr 6, 2023

    It smells like editorial intervention "put on Black Panther, it'll sell more". But even if this issue is a bit below the first one, it's still pretty good.

  • 7.0
    Colleen St. Lucie Apr 20, 2023

    I thought this was pretty fun but a bit inconsequential. -1 point for tying the woman to the stove, that seemed out of character and scummy.

  • 4.5
    thecimmerian Apr 6, 2023

    I gave the first issue some slack but this one was pretty bad. The art is good but the cover is awful. It looks so static, like Steve Morris just cut and pasted everything on there from a computer. Ugh. Stephanie Phillip continues to make Gambit a buffoon and Rouge the responsible adult who has to look after him. Maybe responsible but not smart; just deciding to trust Destiny despite recent events and history. Guess she trusts her since Destiny treats Gambit like a child in the first issue and evidently the whole purpose of this book is to show how stupid he, and apparently Black Panther, are and how smart Rouge and Destiny are. Not only is Gambit written like a buffoon but he ties a woman to an oven in a building about to explode to d more

  • 3.0
    OverlordOfAllThings Apr 7, 2023

    The art is probably the only good thing I can think of that comes out of this issue, and even there there are some mistakes I can't miss, like the way Black Panther stands on the piano like he was copy-pasted into the shot. But the most egregious mistake in this issue is the dysfunctional relationship between Gambit and Rogue. There are so many out of character moments for them. and things that happen so randomly, it makes it difficult to decide if the writer here is just that bad and doesn't know the characters and their history or if there really is some form of plan here and this mischaracterization is part of the plot for a reason. The stakes here feel super contrived and lazy and the tension between Gambit and Rogue is so forced it's n more

  • 6.5
    Klaushenna Apr 8, 2023

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