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 Gambit, Vol. 3 #1/2 - Between Daze
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Pascual Ferry
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: February 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This issue was only available through mail order from Wizard Magazine only. It came with a Certificate of Authenticity.

This issue features the first time we see interaction between Gambit and The Courier.
Comic Summary: Gambit is attacked by a hungry T-Rex. He manages to get away and continues through the jungle towards his goal. All the while he remembers being left in the Antarctica. He remembers freezing and starving, but then being saved at the last moment. When he woke in his rescuers lab he is told his name is New Son and that he needed Gambit to retrieve an object for him from Saveage Land as repayment for saving him. He finally finds what he was looking for in the middle of the Savage Land, a large factory-like building. He breaks in through the sewer system and manages to slip through the gaurds. He finds that the object he is suppose to collect is a captured woman. He sets her free but the gaurds hear and attack. In the midst of the attack, Gambit is hit with a sudden fever and faints. During his unconciousness he makes contact with the being inside him that follow him out of Antarctica. She threatens him then returns inside him. He wakes up inside a cell with the woman he was suppose to rescue. The woman introduces herself as Courier. They escape the cell and go to retrieve the information the Courier was there to retrieve before leaving.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #1 - The Man of Steel
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Skroce
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: February 1999
Variant Covers: A. Ace Edition Variant.
B. King Edition Variant.
C. Queen Edition Variant.
D. Ten Edition Variant.
E. Jack Edition Variant.
F. Dynamic Forces Exclusive Variant.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This issue features the first time we see interaction between Gambit and Sekmeht Conway, Mariah Ellenthrope, Jack Farley and Carl Denti.
Comic Summary: Elysian Enterprises has discovered the twelfth tomb of Garbha-Hsien, a Celestial who became an Asian dictator in Asia for a thousand years, thanks to his spacecraft, which was later stolen by Apocalypse. They have brought in Agent Denti to help break through the security measures. While he discusses the situation with Anwar Anubar and archeologist Sekmet Conoway, Remy is already inside the temple, he bypasses many hidden traps, steals the treasure and gets away, though not before saving Sekmet from a fall from a great height. Remy delivers the price to the Courier of the mysterious New Son, who saved him from freezing to death in Antarctica. Investigating Remy, Fontanelle invades Jean-Luc LeBeau's dreams. Since returning to the estate, Remy has been staying in the boathouse. The team visits him there, and horseplay ensues. Remy surprises the others with a time-delayed kinetic charge. He receives a message from the Courier, which worries the team; they are unsure of him since Antarctica. Denti guards a shipment to Elysian Enterprises' facility in Croatia. The New Son sends Remy, who disables the convoy and destroys the cargo, but gets glued down by Denti. He charges his chewing gum and spits it at him; Rogue arrives, having secretly followed Remy, and carries him away. Fontanelle investigates Courier's dreams and learns Remy's next assignment is to steal from the X-Men.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #1 - Marvel Authentix - The Man of Steel
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Skroce
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: February 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: The Marvel Authentix version is the same as the original release, but all the pages are in various stages of complete. The story starts with uncolored splash pages and continues to be in different stages of color and completes in full color and ink. There are also extra information about the series and artist behind it.
Comic Summary: Elysian Enterprises has discovered the twelfth tomb of Garbha-Hsien, a Celestial who became an Asian dictator in Asia for a thousand years, thanks to his spacecraft, which was later stolen by Apocalypse. They have brought in Agent Denti to help break through the security measures. While he discusses the situation with Anwar Anubar and archeologist Sekmet Conoway, Remy is already inside the temple, he bypasses many hidden traps, steals the treasure and gets away, though not before saving Sekmet from a fall from a great height. Remy delivers the price to the Courier of the mysterious New Son, who saved him from freezing to death in Antarctica. Investigating Remy, Fontanelle invades Jean-Luc LeBeau's dreams. Since returning to the estate, Remy has been staying in the boathouse. The team visits him there, and horseplay ensues. Remy surprises the others with a time-delayed kinetic charge. He receives a message from the Courier, which worries the team; they are unsure of him since Antarctica. Denti guards a shipment to Elysian Enterprises' facility in Croatia. The New Son sends Remy, who disables the convoy and destroys the cargo, but gets glued down by Denti. He charges his chewing gum and spits it at him; Rogue arrives, having secretly followed Remy, and carries him away. Fontanelle investigates Courier's dreams and learns Remy's next assignment is to steal from the X-Men.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #2 - Stormbringers
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Skroce
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: On-Going Storyline Series
Variant Covers: A. Standard Release Variant Cover.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Remy tried to steal data from Moira; the security system blasted the datacore into space with him still aboard. He jumps off, but his parachute catches fire and Remy crash-lands. Much debris falls towards him. Remy and Storm fly to Scotland commercial, and reminisce about their thieving days, when Storm was regressed to a child’s body. She admits that she framed the Thieves' Guild for the Safilios job, and he in turn hired the Assassins' Guild, starting a clan war. She and he have each made mistakes in life. At Muir Island, Moira examines Remy's new power to delay his charges; Remy jokingly credits the green energy succubus inside him. The X-Cutioner hires the former Elysian Guard to help him nail Remy: they had been fired after failing to stop Remy. Fontanelle investigates Tante Mattie's dreams; in 1891 she was a child voodoo practitioner, unable to heal a powerful man, and Remy (somehow there as an adult) saved her from a vengeful mob. The electricity goes off in Muir Island; Moira has rigged the system to blast into space and explode in such a case, to protect it from Bastion or any other attempted download. Remy goes to retrieve the data. He rides the data core up; parachutes down when it blows; and is able to save and copy the hard drive. Remy avoids the debris and returns to Moira’s lab and hands her the rescued hard drive. She thanks him, but he doesn’t feel heroic, as he copied the data, which he was hired to steal for the New Son. The Mengo brothers kill someone in Chicago, and are off to New York.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #3 - Monsters Like Us
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Skroce
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: March 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Remy is restless fulfilling his debt to the New Son, so he follows his messenger Courier to find out more about him. Courier addresses the Crew A.S.K.E.W., a for-profit research group. One of them, the Pelican, interrupts; he has acquired a will-sapping gas, which he wants mass-produced. The canister cracks; turns out the gas has the side effect of melting your face off. The gas is sucked back into the canister; the Mengo brothers enter; they now control everyone (they are working for the Pig), except Courier; he can control every cell in his body and can’t be affected by the gas. Remy blows his way in and leaves with Courier and the canister. Fontanelle investigates Sekmeht’s dreams: digging up relics of En Sabah Nur in Egypt, confronting Ozymandias, being rescued from a fall by Remy. Fontanelle says Sekmeht mixes her need for parental approval (archeology) and her repressed desires (Remy) in her dreams. The Mengo brothers trace the canister; Remy rides to "Onslaught Alley" on the east side, where the air is still energized, to throw them off. They catch up and start shooting; Remy redirects missiles and collapses two buildings onto each other, but lets the canister drop. The homeless Huey and Quiet Bill are present during the fight. Bill, probably a mutant, has a portal of green energy around him, in which images of other realities appear, but he can’t control this. Suddenly a large portal forms and envelops the Mengo’s ship full of A.S.K.E.W. scientists. The Mengos pick up the canister and escape; Remy invites Bill to Xavier’s, but he declines. Turns out the Mengos only have the outer casing: Remy has the gas in a container and knows the Pig will come for it.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #4 - Old Wounds, Fresh Blood
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Skroce
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: May 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This issue features the first time we see interaction between Gambit and Blade, Minister Horde and Francois Chicault.
Comic Summary: Chicault is a former Assassin who is now a vampire, and he has been attacking children in the Antiquary's collection in New Orleans. Blade interrupts, but the vampire gets away. Tante Mattie summons Remy home, to a cabin outside the city. She says Fontanelle and the Antiquary are after him; his father Jean-Luc arrives with the boy Jerome, who was attacked last night. Tome and Hoard, ministers of the Antiquary, inform Bella Donna that her dead Assassin is actually undead and is killing their clan; Remy arranges to overhear. Fontanelle investigates Ryking's dreams; he was a boyhood friend of Prof. Xavier in Alamogordo, and he saw an old woman there who said "black womb." Denti has been preparing his new team, the former Elysian Guard, to catch Remy, and he plans to use Rogue as bait. Remy searches the graveyards all day for Chicault; at dusk Blade attacks him, assuming him to be a vampire because he has red eyes. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, they talk and ally to go to the Antiquary's museum. He is missing; Tome and Hoard are curators now. Clan LeBeau offers to stop Chicault if they get access to the library. Duiring the original attack Chicault bit Jerome on the wrist, apparently enough to have some mental hold over the boy. At night he instructs him to bite the rest of the Antiquary's slave children. They open the door for him; he enters the library, planning to spend his eternity doing historical research. Blade, Remy, and Jean-Luc attack. Blade decapitates the vampire, and the children revert back to normal and are freed. Tome and Hoard grab Chicault's notebook without anyone else noticing it. The Pig stops torturing the Mengos for their failures and sends them after a boy named Shirow, who is the source of the mind-controlling gas (last issue) and has escaped with Zoe, who drives with him towards New Orleans.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #5 - Of Mice and Men
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Skroce
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: June 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Denti questions the disparity between his roles as FBI agent and as the X-Cutioner. But both halves of him agree to hate Remy. As planned, he has Maria Ellenthorpe ambush Rogue with one of his gizmos, to use her as bait. Realizing Rogue is missing, Xavier lectures Remy on total truthfulness within the team, saying he should have informed them about his earlier fight with Denti. The X-Cutioner sends a message, and at his coordinates, the X-Men find a stargate. Apparently a trap, they decide to use it anyway, but it only takes Remy. Fontanelle decides to look at the dreams of the New Son, who hired her to investigate Remy. Strange images: some recognizeable as Rogue and Magneto at the end of the AOA and the Dark Beast. The New Son discovers her presence and kicks her out of his mind. Remy, exhausted, emerges from the stargate. The green energy entity within him breaks loose; they argue briefly, but then she returns to his body. Remy bests the Firing Squad and gets past Denti but is knocked out by his last gizmo. But before Denti can deliver the killing blow, Rogue breaks free, and Remy shoots Denti with his own staff and leaves with Rogue, meeting the X-Men at the other side of the stargate. Denti, his face mask damaged, shoots at the Firing Squad, mistaking them for Rogue and Remy. He realizes his error, too late. Just like his father, an army man who lost control and shot his own men. As X-Cutioner, he should execute himself. Zoe takes her brother Shirow to the New Orleans Thieves’ Guild for sanctuary. The Mengos are right behind her, hunting them down for the Pig.


 Gambit, Vol. 3 #6 - Muddy Waters
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Skroce
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: July 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This is not the first issue we see Gambit interact with Candra, but this issue flashbacks to the first time Gambit met Candra back when he was 15 years old.

This issue features the first time we see interaction between Gambit and Zoe Ishihara and Shirow Ishihara.
Comic Summary: The Pig kidnapped the mind-sapping-gas-creating-boy Shirow from the Thieves Guild. Jean Luc calls in Gambit, who teams up with Zoe Ishihara to rescue the child, but they run into the Mengo Brothers and are knocked out. Gambit also remembers his first encounter with the Pig. When he was 15 years old, Remy tried to help his cousin through the guide tilling, but they were captured while stealing from Candra. The boys then were sold to the Pig and only escaped because of Gambit’s newly manifested mutant ability. The boys jumped into the ocean, but Etienne drowned. Fontanelle is shown entering the dreams of a woman whose sister died years ago. The dead Mary Purcell seems connected to the green mist entity inside Gambit‘s body.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #7 - Dirty Thoughts
Importance Rating: 8.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Skroce
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: August 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: The Pig plans to use the mind-sapping gas produced by the mutant body of little Shirow worldwide. Gambit and Zoe, prisoners in his base, break lose and rescue Shirow and other captive children while blowing up the base. The remainder of the gas is used on the Pig, who then is ordered to jump off a cliff. Fontanelle learns from Scalphunter’s dreams the nature of Gambit’s involvement in the Mutant Massacre and reports to the New Son that Gambit is innocent, because he did not know the Marauders true intention.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #8 - Destined to Repeat It
Importance Rating: 8.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Mat Broome
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: September 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This issue features the first time we see interaction between Gambit and Claire DeLuc.
Comic Summary: Xavier disbanded the X-Men with no reason. Gambit later breaks into the mansion and discovers that the professor has reason to mistrust at least one member. Remy decides to help in figuring out who might betrray the team, but fior that needs to retrieve something from his past. Fontanelle visits Gambit dreams, where she finds strange images of things to come, she also explains that besides being paid, she also has a personal intrest in her quest. The New Son has Gambit transported to his palace, and warns about Apocalypse’s machinations. The upcoming confrontation between him and the X-Men would be a historic key event. Back in reality, Remy visits Claire De Luc in Arizona and through her gets in contact with Scalphunter of the Marauders. Gambit needs him to find one of Sinister‘s bases, but Sinister has cloned a failsafe into his Marauders that kills them if they turn against him. The only one who could help would be Sabretooth, who is still the original and not a clone. Gambit departs to the Andes with the Courier, where they meet a cult of worshippers; their God of Hunt is none other than Sabretooth, who apparently is in bad shape as he is on the brink of dying.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #9 - To Thine Own Self Be True
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Anthony Williams
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: October 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Remy easily defeats the dying Creed and considers finishing him, but he needs help with Xavier's secret. Creed agrees, so he can live to revenge himself on whomever attacked him. He will get Remy to Sinister’s hideout in exchange for Sinister jumpstarting his healing factor. They fly to Tasmania and infiltrate Sinister's base, through a portal under a rock in a river in a gorge. Remy sees it’s like the one in Nebraska, and Creed explains it’s the same base, with entrances around the world. The Marauders attack; Scalphunter shoots Courier and Creed; Remy harpoons Harpoon and blows up Riptide and Scalphunter. He considers destroying the clone vats, both defeating and freeing them, but Sinister interrupts. Courier, shot through the head, is still alive. Fontanelle investigates the Tithe Collector's dreams and sees Remy a century ago in London, when Candra made a pact with the Thieves' Guild. Remy holds up the vial Sinister gave him in exchange for assembling the Marauders, intending to pay Sinister with it, but he tells him things aren't that serious yet. He says Creed's adamantium was removed, off-planet, and gives him a booster shot of healing factor. He hands Remy an injection that will detect frauds, and in exchange asks that Creed be left with him. Remy doesn't want him to be able to clone him; instead, he offers him a piece of Courier, to study his cellular control. Courier can grow it back, but he's getting shorter over the years. Exiting, Remy gives Creed to his worshippers, blows up Sinister's portal, and has Courier kill the cells he left behind by remote-control.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #10 - Waiting for the Princess
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Skroce
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: November 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None
Comic Summary: A mysterious data containing jewel, called the Momentary Princess, pops up in Leipzig in Germany for a few minutes every 27 / 29 years. In World War I, Baron von Strucker faces the gem and upon touching it sees his future self becoming leader of Hydra. He watches with awe and fails to grab the Princess before it fades away. With Candra’s help Strucker again tries to reach the jewel in World War II, but Jean Luc LeBeau and Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos get there faster. Candra offers Jean Luc to end the Guild pact in exchange for the gem, but he knows that this would give Hitler the means to end the war, and so he sends it into the timestream again. In the present, Gambit, Sekmet Conoway and Strucker’s children Fenris fight over the stone, but it disappears again before anyone gets hold of it. In the years 2028 Gambit and Rogue, now married, finally get hold of the Princess. In 2084, the Witness sends the Momentary Princess into the past, knowing that many people, including himself, will try to get it. The Courier takes Quiet Bill to the New Son’s citadel. Fontanelle dreamprobes Archangel, who hold Gambit responsible for the loss of his wings during the Mutant Massacre.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #11 - The Hamster Run
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Skroce
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: December 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This issue features the first time we see interaction between Gambit and Constrictor.
Comic Summary: Daredevil beats on Constrictor; he has bystanders drive off the building as a distraction; DD saves them, then continues the chase. Constrictor has stolen an adamantium stomach, which was supposed to go into Judge Buechler. Remy shows up, fighting both of them. He needs adamantium to save Creed: although his healing factor is restored, he has become dependent on adamantium to survive. They fight on top of a train to Jersey, then all jump off a bridge. Fontanelle investigates Sinister's dreams. A century ago in America, he buys a paper with the headline “Black Womb Killer Acquitted!“ : someone is selling fetuses. Constrictor makes it to Donato's place; as a young man he worked for the mobster and fell in love with his daughter, whom he is now holding hostage for the stomach. His own has been destroyed by ground glass, a slow assassination attempt while he was in prison. Turns out the judge bumped Donato down on the organ donor list; Remy makes a deal: he charges the ground glass, dissipating it, Constrictor donates part of his adamantium coils to Creed, and the jerk Buechler gets the stomach.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #12 - Sunset Dawn
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Skroce
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: January 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Jean-Luc LeBeau and Tante Mattie fill in Gambit that they both were saved by him at the end of the 19th century. They even have a hundred year old photo to prove his presence in the past. Gambit asks Sekmeht Conoway for help and she suggests that he uses Dr. Doom’s time machine. Along with the Courier and the Mengo Brothers they invade Latveria, fight their way past many Doombots and reach the platform. Gambit takes Courier with him and they arrive in London 1891. They track down the Thieves Guild and learn that because of an earlier failure, Candra has taken Jean-Luc LeBeau and Belize Marceaux (both still young boys) hostage and has not renewed the guild pact. Candra needs knowledge on Dr. Essex (Mr. Sinister) to prepare herself against Apocalypse, and Gambit offers to provide it, yet the Guild have learned Essex’s whereabouts too and prefer to work off Candra’s debt themselves. Gambit grabs Jean-Luc and leaves, it’s a race to new York, where Essex lives under the alias of Dr. Milbury.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #13 - The Sunset Dawn
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Anthony Williams
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: February 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Remy has blackmailed Worth to get his yacht and sail to New York with Courier and Jean Luc. The Thieves' Guild have rented a room on the Lower East Side; Belize gets a slap from his father for questioning the ancient rituals. He has learned that Essex is operating under the alias of Dr. Milbury, obstetrician. Remy already knows that, and he convinces Courier to morph into a female form and make an appointment with him. Reviewing Courier’s blood sample, Sinister discovers his patient is a mutant and, wanting to study further, injects “her“ with narcotics. Passing out, Courier melts; he touches Sinister’s face, revealing he uses make-up to cover his pale face, and evidently could not yet shapeshift. Fontanelle investigates Bella Donna's dreams and learns that she hates and loves Remy. At age 13, she eavesdropped on her father and Gris Gris and heard about Remy’s importance for the future of the Guilds. Remy has asked the local thieves and learns that Müeller, an accused child-killer, knows about Milbury. He dappers himself up and goes to seduce her, in her 5th Avenue mansion. In the entry hall, he is attacked by the Guild. Jacques demands his son back, and Jean Luc, with regrets, smashes Remy on the head with a flower pot. Remy wakes at Müeller's feet; she had many miscarriages, was tried and acquitted of causing them, but her husband ran off with their last child. She tells Remy where to find her doctor, Milbury. The Guild has gone there first, down secret subway tunnels, which is currently under construction. They find a repository of deformed skeletons and are mobbed by early Morlocks. Remy follows, to Sinister's low-tech lab. Sinister has Courier as a liquid in a jar and offers to make a deal with Remy.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #14 - Tomorrow's Starts Today
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Anthony Williams
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: March 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: In this issue The Courier is changed back to his "original form" by Sinister after an attack that melted him. Sinsiter messed up and made Jacob a woman believing that was Courier's natural form since that was the way he presented himself in Sinister's doctor's office. From that point off Jacob was called Jackie by Gambit and others.
Comic Summary: The Thieves' Guild is trying to steal from Ozymandias for Candra; Jacques (who doesn't know Iehovah from Yahweh) gets them caught, so he asks Ozymandias for information on Apocalypse. He gives them some texts about the Old Kingdom, then Candra shows up. Remy is with Sinister, who released the Guild two weeks ago and offers to restore Courier; now stuck in female form. All this in exchange for a piece of Courier. Remy wants “Jaqueline“ to repeat the trick (iss. #9) of killing the cells he gave to Sinister, but somehow he can’t do it. Fontanelle investigates Rogue's dreams and warns her that Remy needs her help in the past. She needs to go to Jean Luc. Angel, who has decided to be a humanitarian, makes a deal with the New Son and is told he must kill Remy. Candra traps Ozymandias, and the Guild translates Old Kingdom texts so she can fold space using magic. They are interrupted by Sinister, who uses Apocalypse's transport to do the same, and Remy is with him, cards flying. Sinister has Courier's morphing abilities now and attacks Candra, handing her over to her fellow X-Ternals, who are angry she risked waking Apocalypse. Back in New York, Sinister removes the Guild's memories of the Old Kingdom texts and locks them away in Remy's subconscious. He notices previous work done to the base of his cerebellum, which looks like his own. Remy refuses to explain. Courier summarizes: they have saved the Guild and put the kibosh on Candra, but they gave advanced abilities to Sinister and froze Courier as a woman. Plus, they don't know how to get back to the future.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #15 - Folding City
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Richard Starkings
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: April 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: Though the comic features other characters all trying to find Remy and talking about him, Gambit does not appear in the comic at all. Only on the cover.
Comic Summary: Jean Luc tells Rogue about Remy's time adventure. She goes to Anubar, who gives her a device he uses to track his daughter Sekmeht, and she finds herself in the mountains of Latveria. Seems Sekmeht found the Folding City, built by Dr. Doom had to study holes in space, which disappeared. Rogue hears her own voice from within, and investigates: it’s a maze of space-time fragments. She finds Sekmeht and the Mengos, who have been on the run (since issue #12) from the self-Exalted One, former rent-a-cop of the facility, who controls the spatial anomalies. Turns out, he's the Mengos' father. At his citadel, the New Son shows Fontanelle many variant realities, in all of which Remy dies with a spear in his belly. The Assassins' Guild has a contract on Remy, and Bella Donna prepares. When Mengo pere hears Doom is out of power, he decides to expand his anomaly to all Latveria. Rogue attacks, breaking the gauntlets that he uses to control the anomaly. Various useless gates to reality open; Rogue realizes Mengo, Sr.'s, armor is the real gate, and flies them all through him. Mengo, Sr., reaches through the rift to catch Rogue's leg, but to his surprise his own son attacks, cutting off his forearm. With only one gauntlet left, he‘s stranded inside the city. But they still don't know where Remy is. Mr. Sinister is monitoring mutant power levels. Sabra operates at 67%, X-Man at 85%. Then a peak 100% registers, with Remy’s signature.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #16 - The More Things Change
Importance Rating: 8.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Yanick Paquette
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: May 2000
Variant Covers: A. Standard Release Variant.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This issue features the first time we see interaction between Gambit and Batroc the Leaper and Bullseye.
Comic Summary: Stuck in the past, Gambit gave Sinister the mysterious vial. It contained a part of his brain (originally removed to keep the powers in check) that improoves his powers to such a degree that Gambit can transport himself and Courier to the present. He now is constantly charged up and able to kiss Rogue, protected by his own bio-field. Yet over a few weeks, the powers get more unstable and he randomly causes burns and explosions. He leaves Rogue and gets back to New Orleans where after being readmitted into the Thieves Guild even becomes their leader. The New Son dismisses Fontanelle as she has gathered all required information, he then sends the Courier, who always reverts back to female form, to recruit some assasins. In time Zaran and Batroc attack Gambit, but are defeated, though Bullseye succeeds and stabs Remy.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #17 - Pin Cushion
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Yanick Paquette
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: June 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This issue features the first time we see interaction between Gambit and Deadpool and Genard Alouette.
Comic Summary: Remy has been stabbed by Bullseye and is near death. Three Daredevils appear and chase off Bullseye; they are Fifolet, Gris-Gris, and Questa, who can fiddle with people's minds. Then they track Gambit, their real target, who has meanwhile escaped. Valerie Cooper reports to the Comission on Superhuman Activities that Zaran and Batroc were captured and released, and Denti will track them to Remy. Tante Mattie watches as Remy's enhanced powers heal him; the remnant of the Thieves' Guild plans to find out why there's a contract on him. Fontanelle investigates Courier's dreams; she tells him to choose between Remy and the New Son.Then she goes into Remy's mind and has him replay his fight with Bullseye. He is awakened by Constrictor, who knocked out the Thieves Guild. After a short struggle, Deadpool appears (also as a hit-man), shoots Constrictor, then threatens Remy, who bribes him to let him go (he made some good investments while he was stuck in the past). Farley is now Fireballs, with some of X-Cutioner's toys; Remy quickly dispatches him, then Denti arrives, identifies himself as FBI and Remy goes with him. Suddenly the car is attacked by a new X-Cutioner.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #18 - Working the Tradmill
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Yanick Paquette
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: July 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: X-Cutioner stops Denti's car; Denti tries to arrest him, but Remy gets them out of there. Denti had chosen to die (issue #5), but when his space station collapsed, failsafe systems teleported him out of his armor. He had assumed it destroyed, but someone else now wears it. Fireballs has balls, until Remy blows them up with a glance. Then he uses some to knock down X-Cutioner. Bella Donna and the Assasins Guild question Deadpool and find he let Remy go. During the questioning Constrictor wakes and is knocked out again. Although he hired the assorted villains for the New Son, Courier calls Archangel for help, while Batroc and Zaran attack Remy again. Denti is wounded; Remy blows up the Thieves' Guild escape boat and the villains with it. Crossbones is on deck; he drops his guns when Remy charges them, then Denti pulls his gun and gets away with Remy. Crossbones crosses paths with Batroc and Zaran; they have an old feud. Deadpool pulls a gun on the Thieves' Guild, but they convince him they're just trying to help a relative. Constrictor again wakes and is again knocked out. Remy tries to catch his breath. Denti notes that he seems stronger when using his enhanced powers. Just then, Fireballs and X-Cutioner attack again. Denti considers, then arrests Fireballs. He's glad he's no longer X-Cutioner. The new one chases down Remy, but the Assassins' Guild rescues him, so Bella Donna can kill him herself. Fifolet disrupts X-Cutioner's systems, and he explodes. A building under construction topples; the debris buries Bella Donna and Remy.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #19 - Beasts of Burden
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Yanick Paquette
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: August 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Remy was knocked out saving Bella Donna and himself from the exploding X-Cutioner (last issue), and she considers killing him but remembers better times. They are buried under a building, and their two guilds start digging them out but scatter when the police arrive. The New Son brings Courier into his citadel, and she protests his recent brutalities, for example towards Quiet Bill, but does nothing to stop him. The Guilds run into Batroc, Zaran, and Crossbones, separately defeat them, and then ally. Beneath the rubble, Bella Donna says she attacked Remy because she still loves him. Denti, investigating the crash site, is still figuring out how to be a good guy again. Fontanelle invades Bullseye's dream of taking over the Kingpin's organization and learns that the contract on Remy expires at dawn. Bella Donna just wanted a normal life with her husband, but Remy's stuck on Rogue. The rubble collapses; he uses his power to cushion their fall. Deciding he has no choice, he tests his newly enhanced powers and carefully disintegrates a hole to the surface. The New Son observes approvingly, and Denti gets the police to let them go. Tante Mattie rejoices that the Guilds are united; Remy considers attacking the New Son, but just then Angel swoops down on him.


 Gambit, Vol. 3 #20 - In Dreams
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Joe St. Pierre
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: September 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: In his dreams Gambit is visited by Fontanelle. She explains that when she was originally contacted by the Courier to work for the New Son, she was supposed to do a profile on Gambit. Probing the X-Men, she learned of him having been abandoned in Antarctica, and the New Son rescued Remy from there. Claiming that his goal was to create a new perfect world, Gambit agreed to help him and rescued Courier from the Evolutionary’s base and aquired various objects to complete the task, yet Planet Doom shifting into this universe pulled New Son’s plans to a stop. Also Fontanelle reveals that the job took a personal interest when she found out about Amanda Mueller’s involvement with Mr. Sinister in the past, for Mueller is actually her mother. Conclusion is that they need to find out more about the New Son’s motives, his origin and about the Old Kingdom prophecies of the Guilds, therefore they need to find out about Gambit’s own past. For a start Gambit travels to Washington where he asks Courier to impersonate Xavier to gain access to some governmental facalties.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #21 - A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Yanick Paquette
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: October 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None
Comic Summary: Remy has sent Mercy and Lapin to sneak into the hospital to get his birth records, but there aren't any, like Jean Luc said, and computer records have been erased. The unified Guilds are headquartered at Bella Donna's ancestral mansion. Ministers Tome and Hoard oversee the Unveiling ceremony to open The Casket of All Tomorrows, which turns out to be empty. Courier impersonates Xavier and meets with Denti in the Pentagon to get access to Fred Duncan's files on Black Womb. Turns out Amanda Mueller lived at least until World War II and headed a genetics research program by that name. Mystique, herself impersonating a staffer, realizes Courier’s an imposter, when he, thinking himself unobserved, stands up to get a drink. Bella Donna is mad that the casket was empty, since it was supposed to tell the unified Guilds how to resurrect the Old Kingdom. Tante Mattie says they still have to try, and Remy is the prophesied savior. A fireball explodes in Siberia. Lapin insults Gris Gris, who then starts choking him, so Remy kinetically charges off his dreadlocks. Fontanelle calls Remy, worried because Courier didn't return. Theoren hacks into the Pentagon computers to create a fake meeting, and Remy as Robert Lord walks in, finds Courier, and gets cornered by Mystique. He uses his new power to burn her hand, making her drop her gun, and she realizes she is not up on recent events. He wants to just walk away, but she pulls knives, and he charges her body, forcing her to yield before she dissolves into a blue puddle. Remy summons Theoren and Gris Gris, accusing them of erasing his hospital records and destroying the contents of the casket. They confess, but say Jean Luc LeBeau ordered them.


 Gambit, Vol. 3 #22 - Follow the Leader
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Yanick Paquette
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: November 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rax shoots a crossbow bolt at Remy, shattering his wine goblet and ruining his shirt. Remy remote-charges the crossbow, the knife Rax pulls, and then the ground around him. Rax runs, and Remy considers letting him go but then chases him, because of his sense of responsibility and his desire to avoid Bella Donna. At the Boudreaux mansion, she is holding a vote of confidence on Remy's leadership, which Theoren and Gris-Gris have called, because of the empty casket of All Tomorrows. She advises the Guild to give him more time to prove himself. Remy chases Rax into the Metairie Cemetery, trying to forget how his father had his grandfather Jacques ousted as patriarch by a vote of confidence, in 1923. His father and Marius Bodreaux agreed to the marriage of their children six years ago, to unify the guilds and bring in “Heaven on Earth.“ Fontanelle investigates Quiet Bill's dreams of alternate Earths, finding Remy dead in each of them, always impaled through the chest. Then she sees the New Son fighting the heroes of his earth. In DC, Courier investigates government records on Black Womb, which involved federal agent Fred Duncan, Amanda Mueller and alien technology. He also finds a photo of the the X-Cutioner armor. Remy and Rax scuffle in the streets. Remy refuses to use his enhanced powers to just blow him up and has to protect bystanders. Rax shoots a bolt in his shoulder and is about to kill him, when he is interrupted by Domina, who reveals that the Neo have been watching, and then the Guild, who did have a vote: Remy won 7 to 6. Domina returns Remy to them, saying the Neo were once allies with the Old Kingdom. She claims she would have won, but Rax and Remy exchange glances: they both know Remy was superior. The New Son breaks out of a slab of rock in Siberia. He finds Remy’s message on the ground and laughs. He did not realize they thought he was the “New Son,” when it’s actually “New Sun.”

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #23 - Shell Game
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Yanick Paquette
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: December 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Avengers / X-Men: Maximum Security
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Fun Facts: This issue is part of the Maximum Security crossover.

This issue features the first time we see interaction between Gambit and Heth'sa.
Comic Summary: Gambit leads the Unified Guild of Thieves and Assassins against the threat of Ego in New Orleans. Gambit realizes that the fight may be futile, but still fights on. After clearing a block from the threat of the Ego-spore, Gambit and his group are approached by Heth’sa, an alien imprisoned on Earth. He explains that he once used to be a prison guard from the planet Culth, which uses the X-Cutioner armor as a guard uniform, but during a prison riot he ran away in cowardice and was sentenced to prison. When Maximum Security was implemented, he was sent to Earth. Heth’sa makes a deal with the guild. If they can help him break into an Oklahoma silo and get him to the X-Cutioner armor, he will give them a c.d. containing information on Ego collected by the High Evolutionary. Gambit, Emil, Bella Donna, Mercy and Heth’sa break into the facility and get the c.d. Heth’sa uses the transport system of the suit to go back in time to kill him instead of letting himself run away. Gambit follows Heth’sa, knowing that if the man does not live then they would never retrieve the information on Ego. Gambit prevents Heth’sa from killing his past self and, instead, helps the man decide to make amends by fighting now. Gambit returns to the future and makes plans to get the c.d. to Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. After they leave, the New Sun reveals that he was in the X-Cutioner armor during the Assassination Game and plans on killing Gambit to save the Earth.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #24 - Sunrise Sunset
Importance Rating: 10.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Yanick Paquette
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: December 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: New Sun is killed in another dimension by Gambit pushing all of his energy into him until New Sun explodes. Gambit burns his powers down to his post-surgry levels by doing this.
Comic Summary: The New Sun used Quiet Bill to bring Remy to his earth, which is ruined. Remy realizes he's supposed to see this and fear, so he doesn't lose control of his powers, too. He uses his kinetic abilities to keep Bill frozen in time, so the portal stays open. New Sun wants to talk but expects they'll fight after Remy has heard his story. He was born in Alpha-1, a lab like Black Womb, and trained as a weapon. As a teenager he incinerated the lab and wandered. He joined the X-Men, but had to leave when he killed Phoenix. Jean Luc took him in and showed him the prophecies of the Diable Blanc, who was to be a vessel of the King of the Old Kingdom, which preceded Atlantis and Lemuria. No one thought that “bringing the burning light of heaven to earth“ was literal, but when he channeled those energies, a chain reaction of cascading energy waves engulfed the world, making it a new sun and killing everyone except the New Sun. He tried to remake time, the ultimate use of his kinetic power, but failed, instead breaking through to other universes (including the Age of Apocalypse), finding many in ruins, till he got to ours. To save it, he plans to kill Remy, and he starts blasting. Fontanelle has been monitoring Quiet Bill's dreams and wakes him, while Courier reaches him physically. Remy fights kinetic energy wave with kinetic energy wave; something clicks in his head, and his power goes full-force, blasting New Sun all the way to Iraq. They rush each other, colliding a mile above earth, then land in Turkey at the site of the Old Kingdom. Remy knew how powerful he could be and had Sinister lobotomize him (#16, 23). Less powerful but more cunning, he pumps power into the New Sun, overloading him and knocking himself unconscious. He sees Fontanelle in a dream, then wakes to see a statue of the King fall and impale New Sun with a spear. Everything evaporates, and Courier and Bill pull Remy through the portal to safety in the nick of time. Huey is dead, and Bill is distraught. Remy's extra powers have burnt out, so he's back to where he started. Courier asks if Remy will miss being so powerful, but he declines. She asks what he wants, and suddendly he kisses him/her, saying he wants to keep everyone on their toes.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 #25 - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
Importance Rating: 9.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Georges Jeanty
Writer(s): Scott Lobdell
Release Date: January 2001
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This was the last issue of this series.

This issue features the first time we see interaction between Gambit and Hercule and Abrian Ducreste.
Comic Summary: As a child, Remy stole an amulet from Mastif's neck, waking him, but during his escape a branch broke, and he fell into a yard full of alligators. Hercule rescued and captured him, but the biggest gator got the amulet. Mastif is the Thieves Guild's fence, and when Remy can't return the jewelry, he nearly has him thrown back to his pets, but his little daughter Minnie is upset, so instead he says Remy owes him a favor. Remy hangs from the ceiling as waiters rob a charity ball in New Orleans. He tosses cards and knocks them all out, to general applause; naturally he doesn't mention he happened to be there to steal a painting. Hercule calls in the favor, then breaks down sobbing. He takes him to Mastif, who has seen better times. He hugs Remy and also sobs, then shows him his beautiful, comatose daughter. She had become a reporter and argued with her father till she left him and married Abrian DuCreste. He stole her heart, literally, and there's a little door in her empty chest. It's voodoo, and Mastif wants Remy to steal her heart back. DuCreste is at Mardi Gras with his arm around another girl. Remy trails him, but then a huge man attacks him. Remy charges his orthodontia, exploding till he gets an address, where he breaks in and finds stacks of hearts in jars, wired to a huge one in a central tank. DuCreste holds his latest girl hostage, then throws her to Remy and smacks him around. He says those hearts were willingly given to him, and he is strong and fast. He breaks off some timber and is about to smash Remy with it; Remy throws a card at the tank. DuCreste disintegrates, and all the hearts disappear, returned to their original owners. ThiRemy stays with Minnie a few days, refusing to answer the phone, as the series ends.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 Annual #1 - With or Without You
Importance Rating: 10.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Walter McDaniel
Writer(s): Gina Going
Release Date: September 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: The 'Green-being', found out to be the mutant Mary Purcell, that Gambit picked up in the Antarctic is removed in this issue.
Comic Summary: The green energy entity in Gambit’s body is revealed as the psionic form of Mary Purcell, a mutant girl, who died years ago in an explosion caused by her own powers. Xavier is able to separate her from Gambit, but angrily Mary renders all X-Men unconscious and then leaves with Gambit to her hometown. The X-Men search the base in Antarctica for clues, since Gambit must have picked up the green energy there. They find a video log : As energy Mary traveled around the world and even tried to take over Magneto, but he was able to capture the energy form instead and put it into a test tube to store later. Later Magneto posed as Eric the Red and held Gambit’s trial to cause some trouble among the X-Men, so that he could prepare his worl war without them interfering. When he left he forgot about the green energy, which weas then discovered by Gambit, whom the X-Men left behind in the frozen wastelands. Back in the United States, Mary wants Gambit to die, so that their energies came create a new bio-energetic life-form. The X-men arricve with devices to separate them and kill Mary, but as she helped him survive in Antarctica Gambit can’t allow this and blows up the device in midprocess. Afterwards the green energy woman has vanished and Gambit is back to normal. Gambit and Rogue visit her grave and make up.

 Gambit, Vol. 3 Annual #2 - End Game
Importance Rating: 10.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Thomas Derencik
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Release Date: September 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: In this issue we find that New Sun is Gambit from another dimension. They also thought they killed him, but he is not done yet.
Comic Summary: Gambit and Archangel battle in the skies over New York, but as the X-Men arrive, Warren departs without revealing his reasons. In the mansion Gambit is examined and his powers are more erratic than ever. In the New Son’s Crystal Cathedral, Courier blames for having deliberatly fought in the public to alert the X-Men, but Warren on the other hand is sure that Courier too helped Gambit by contacting the Thieves Guild, who then helped him defeat the many villains during the Assasination Game. Quiet Bill is still opening doorways to alternate realities, and in very few Gambit actually survived the coming events. Bill is no longer sure of the New Son‘s actions and transports the X-Men and Gambit into the Cathedral. They never would have found it themselves as it is hidden outside of time and space. Turns out that Warren only played along with the New Son to expose his plans. In the end New Son attacks Remy, Warren and the Courier, but Remy is able to counteract the energies, because the New Son is nobody else than Remy himself; only from an alternate reality, older and more experienced. Before any questions can be answered, the Cathedral collapses. The New Son is taken through a portal, the others get back to earth in Siberia. Gambit writes a warning on the ground that the place belongs to the New Son.

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