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4.0 out of 5 stars To catch a thief..., 1 July 2013
This review is from: Gambit - Volume 1: Once a Thief... (Marvel Now) (Paperback)
In the 90s Gambit was the most popular mutant next to Wolverine. It is a paradox that although the X-Men together with Spider-Man are the most popular franchise of Marvel Comics none other than Wolverine ever succeeded in a solo book. Gambit had 4 limited series that all failed, and while I am writing this Marvel has announced that this fifth incarnation will be cancelled with #17. What a shame! James Asmus, rising writing talent offers a fast paced mystery story that brings Remy LeBeau back to his roots as a thief. He throws in some Indiana Jones mystery elements, and what you get is a rather entertaining story that ends with a cliff hanger. The story falls into two parts, also recognizable by a change of artists. Four pencilers and half a dozen inkers have contributed to this paperback, nevertheless the art is less inconsistent than you might expect (maybe because of only colorist Rachelle Rosenberg). If you are a fan of Pete Wisdom and MI 13, do not look further, you find them here. This volume collects #1-7 of the latest Gambit series, two more volumes yet to come collecting #8-12 and #13-17. Pencils are by Clay Mann and Diogenes Neves as lead artists. What I would complain about a little is that in the Mann parts there is more nude female skin than really supports the story (in the jungle, mind you, and the woman has arachnophobia!). But all in all it is a fun book with intelligent writing, the two following volumes are in my personal pipeline. Recommendation.
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