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Review: Rogue & Gambit #1 (of 5) (2018)

by Neil Bui

Summary: Everybody’s favorite X-couple is reunited! And boy, are they not happy about that… Kitty Pryde must send Rogue & Gambit on an undercover mission to find a group of kidnapped mutants. What they discover on this mission will shock them. But will it also bring them closer together…? It’s a high-stakes adventure caper that only the two hottest X-Men can deliver!

Writer: Kelly Thompson

Artist: Pere Perez

Published: January 3, 2018

The story opens with this mysterious  line – “If time is a circle then everything happens at once.” Doesn’t really explain much, but it caught my attention at least. Especially, since Rogue & Gambit is the first Marvel comic series I am reading for 2018. 

Next is a flashback on Ciudad Paraiso, to three people I assume to be mutants being blasted by a figure in the shadows with neon blue eyes.

Back at the Xavier Institute, Rogue, Psylocke, Pixie, and Armor are training with Sentinels in the Danger Room, Gambit pops in.

Rescues Rogue. Tries to get her for dinner. Classic Gambit. 

Rogue & Gambit in five kinds of inappropriate.

Rogue & Gambit in five kinds of inappropriate.

Rogue is saved when Kitty calls her into her office to fill her in on a mission.

She needs a couple to successfully sneak into this supposed therapy retreat and the situational comedy calls for Gambit to be Kitty’s partner on this mission, hilarious and totally “not” expected.

Rogue & Gambit fighting on the plane.

Rogue & Gambit fighting on the plane.

On the plane, it turns out maybe these two do need a couple’s retreat when Gambit starts going off about Kitty kissing Deadpool, “Lack of control didn’t stop you from kissing Deadpool. Deadpool, Rogue. Deadpool. He doesn’t even have a face!” Why can’t people with no face get any love, man?

Rogue drops a bomb on Gambit.

Rogue drops a bomb on Gambit.

After exchanging some banter, they both get settled into their room on the island, say hi to some overly chipper guests swimming and next thing you know, they’re strapped down to metal pads.

This comic felt kind of slow but it was still at a good pace to reel me in and invest myself in this limited series.

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