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Marvel Teases New GAMBIT Series in August

Lock up your hearts and your valuables. Gambit's coming back.

Great news for Gambit fans! Marvel has announced that a new solo series is coming our way. At least we hope it's a full series and not just a miniseries.

The only information Marvel has attached is this:

Find out more Sunday, April 15 at the Next Big Thing panel, 11am Central during C2E2 2012.

Who will be writing it? Who will be drawing it? You can bet we'll be there in Chicago to find out more.

Are you ready for a new Gambit series?

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Posted by Night Thrasher

@MrSlayer: *also vomits* I love McGuiness. But his Gambit would be totally off-putting. And don't get me started on Loeb.

Posted by Blood1991

Love me some gambit so I'm excited, but where is his character going to go? He has just been there for a good while now.

Posted by Omertalvendetta

If every single one of you pessimists that said this series is going to get cancelled would actually go purchase the book, it wouldn't. Nothing irritates me more than people dooming a book before it's even out. How about you don't actually judge a book before it comes out. /rantover

Posted by Rabbitearsblog

As much as I love Gambit and I'm excited for this new series, I can't really pass my judgment on whether or not this series will be good unless I see who is writing and doing the artwork for this series.

Posted by ReVamp

@Dernman said:

meh

How would I know you wouldn't like this? Oh wait...

Posted by Dernman
@ReVamp said:

@Dernman said:

meh

How would I know you wouldn't like this? Oh wait...

Not even going to bother. You are usually wrong anyway. :p
Posted by ReVamp

@Dernman said:

@ReVamp said:

@Dernman said:

meh

How would I know you wouldn't like this? Oh wait...

Not even going to bother. You are usually wrong anyway. :p

Not true. I'm always right, and you always wrong. Since we don't agree, that is. I swear, I'm starting to think we're not meant to agree on anything comic-related.

Posted by Dernman
@ReVamp said:

@Dernman said:

@ReVamp said:

@Dernman said:

meh

How would I know you wouldn't like this? Oh wait...

Not even going to bother. You are usually wrong anyway. :p

Not true. I'm always right, and you always wrong. Since we don't agree, that is. I swear, I'm starting to think we're not meant to agree on anything comic-related.

There you go being wrong again. Only time you are right is when agree with me and since we never agree......  :p
  
Meh Midnighter
Posted by ReVamp

@Dernman said:

@ReVamp said:

@Dernman said:

@ReVamp said:

@Dernman said:

meh

How would I know you wouldn't like this? Oh wait...

Not even going to bother. You are usually wrong anyway. :p

Not true. I'm always right, and you always wrong. Since we don't agree, that is. I swear, I'm starting to think we're not meant to agree on anything comic-related.

There you go being wrong again. Only time you are right is when agree with me and since we never agree...... :p Meh Midnighter

That's IT.

Posted by Dernman
@ReVamp said:

@Dernman said:

@ReVamp said:

@Dernman said:

@ReVamp said:

@Dernman said:

meh

How would I know you wouldn't like this? Oh wait...

Not even going to bother. You are usually wrong anyway. :p

Not true. I'm always right, and you always wrong. Since we don't agree, that is. I swear, I'm starting to think we're not meant to agree on anything comic-related.

There you go being wrong again. Only time you are right is when agree with me and since we never agree...... :p Meh Midnighter

That's IT.

Posted by ReVamp

@Dernman: ...

<---Out of Words.

Edited by lykopis

@jhazzroucher said:

This is cool that Gambit will have his comics.

I wanna see these three ladies on his comics.

Storm: Gambit's bestfriend. well sort of.

Uncanny X-Men #549

Rogue: Gambit's ex girlfriend

X-23

LOL --- just had to fix the last one, but agreed with all three ladies....

Now, as for my reaction?

Posted by MonsieurShogun

The X-titles that focus on one character ('xept Wolvie) are destinied to get canceled. I enjoyed Daken and X-23... what can give me Gambit, an already long established character, that none of those books could give? Another story about a guy who can't get over things that happened in the 90's? C'mon!

Posted by CATPANEXE

I'm for this, even depending on how limited it ends up being, that's still more than none and with a few people who said here already that hopefully they'll use the chance to address a few plot points and character development issues (particularly but not limited to the lingering Horseman deal) tied to Gambit that have been left flapping in the wind for far to long. Plus he's Gambit, and he's awesome, that reason is good enough. On another hand I would have liked to have seen this slot dedicated to a character that hasn't had a chance and deserves one, but again, theres things about Gambit that need to be done. I do think that they wouldn't have decided to do something with Gambit if they didn't have a really good idea for a story in the first place, and that's hopeful. He's very popular, but not much more than the next X-character and really doesn't warrant a cash cow at this point in time, so I don't see it as a money making ploy, but more plausible that someone has a really great idea, at least in the eyes of Marvels creative brass and editorial side of things, and they decided they needed to produce it and share it with the readership. I'm applying the same mentality to the upcoming Ms.Marvel series for that matter. Usually the left field stuff from Marvel ends up being the best to read as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by AgeofHurricane

Happy that Gambit's getting his own solo series, he's sure as hell deserved it, also, James Asmus and Clay Mann on the title ? LOL, count me in please.

Edited by MyraMyraMyra

Whoa. It's like they read my wish list. It's a) an ongoing series b) focusing on Gambit as his own individual character while he's c) stealing exotic things (sexily) and d) having new adventures that aren't just retellings of his old stories and e) he gets to do all this without wearing the inexplicable head gear. Yes please!

I'm proud of you, Marvel. Finally, it looks like they're actually interested in doing something new and cool with this character. Gambit has such a huge fanbase that it's about time he got the attention he deserves. I am reserving my judgement until I see the final product, of course, but right now I'm hysterically optimistic.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=38181

Asmus will write the teased "Gambit" ongoing series with artist Clay Mann starting in August. "This book focuses on the two most important aspects of Gambit: #1 that he's sexy, and #2 that he's the preeminent bad ass thief of the Marvel Universe," the writer said. He explained that the book will feature Gambit broken away from the X-Men, stealing wild items from across the Marvel U in locations like space, places with Kirby monsters and more. "It lets us refresh and do new things with the crime capers involving our classic bad ass." He also joked that "We got rid of the head sock" in describing Mann's art as "Sexy."

Overall, the book will build a "dangerous series of events" that pull Gambit into a "territory of mixed morality." Asmus also noted that he wanted to make the book as accessible for everyone including fans of the '90s "X-Men" cartoon and longtime readers who have been asking for Gambit to return in a major way.

Posted by k4tzm4n

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Posted by k4tzm4n

Is it just me or does he look nearly identical to Josh Holloway in that picture?

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Posted by IrishX
@MyraMyraMyra: Excellent! So glad it is an ongoing. "Preeminent bad ass thief of the Marvel Universe".... Hell Yeah!    Away from the X-Men.... Yes!    Clay Mann?.....Yes! Loved Age of X.
Posted by 00 Raiser

Its already been done!

Posted by RScottH08

This is amazing, always been a Gambit fan. Marvel starting to slowly reel me back in. I've been reading Daredevil, which has been amazing, and it was sort of bringing back but one of my other personal marvel favorites was Colossus and the changes to him were starting to turn me away again, but this changes the feelings again. Now if Namor could just get a solo all would be perfect in the comic world for me.