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‘Gambit’ #1Preview Pages Promise Mischief & Mayhem On The Mississippi

The legend returns, chere! Chris Claremont, the writer who defined the X-Men and crafted the franchise’s most influential stories, is back with a brand-new X-Men saga starring one his most popular co-creations—Gambit! Featuring artwork by rising star Sid Kotian (Elektra, Dream Police), Gambit will be a five-issue limited series that invites fans back to the time in the 90’s when Gambit and a de-aged Storm forged an everlasting bond as they thieved their way along the Mississippi River!

The series will unearth a wide range of previously untold adventures, from a brush with the Shadow King to an array of earthbound and out of this world escapades, that gives Claremont a chance to further explore Gambit’s path to becoming a heroic X-Man as well as reveal new insights into another trademark character of his, Storm, at a pivotal moment in her history. Get your first look at this story of action, intrigue and revenge in new interior artwork and variant covers by artists Salvador Larroca, Peach Momoko, Scott Williams, and InHyuk Lee.

When asked why he chose to revisit this specific era, Claremont told AiPT Comics: “Because I considered it somewhere that provided the opportunity for a whole-lotta-fun to be had by all involved. Think about it: who notices kids? The way Remy dresses, not to mention his great body and gorgeous looks, most of the time all eyes turn towards him. [Kid] ‘Ro remains functionally invisible. Target looks to Remy, ‘Ro picks his pocket. But the true reason, frankly, is that the story turned out to be a whole lot more fun this way.”

Get charged up for this long-awaited X-Saga when Gambit #1 hits stands on July 27! For more information, visit Marvel.com. And for more adventures with Gambit, check out our reviews of Tini Howars ongoing series Knights of X!

GAMBIT #1 (OF 5)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Art by SID KOTIAN

Colors by ESPEN GRUNDETGERN

Letters by VC’s CLAYTON COWLES

Cover by WHILCE PORTACIO & ALEX SINCLAIR

Variant Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA & EDGAR DELGADO
Variant Cover by INHYUK LEE

Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO

Virgin Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO

Variant Cover by SCOTT WILLIAMS & SEBASTIAN CHENG

On Sale 7/27

Images via Marvel Comics

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