Starting on July 27, X-Men visionary Chris Claremont teams up with artist Sid Kotian for a five-part Gambit limited series. 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, Gambit will be a five-issue limited series that invites fans back to the exciting time 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. And it reveals 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 all-star 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.”
Gambit #1 hits stands on July 27. For more information, visit Marvel.com. See the variant covers following the jump.
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
VARIANT COVER BY SCOTT WILLIAMS & SEBASTIAN CHENG
SAMPLE INTERIOR ARTWORK
[Based on a press release.]
Always makes me laugh that Chris made it so big in comics. I knew him in college. he was so strait-laced he was positively prim.