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 Battlebooks: Gambit - Gambit: Streets of Fire
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Claude St. Aubin
Writer(s): Alfred (Al) Leonardi
Release Date: 1998
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: There are 25 different character books in this game.

Gambit is the only character featured in the comic, but I did not give it a 10 rating due to the fact that is has nothing to do with any storyline.
Comic Summary: In the late nineties the Lost World RPG system was briefly revived (and revised) again for use in a series of comic books. The Battlebooks started out with characters from the Marvel Universe and later expanded into other comics. Two cards were bound into the comic book. One listed the rules and identified the features of the game. The second card was the character's Maneuver Card which listed the actions the character could take in combat. Each player picks a character and game books are exchanged so each player has a book that depicts POV illustrations of the opponent attacking. Maneuvers are simultaneously selected and the matrix encoded into the books determines the results of each exchange.

 Cerebro's Guide to the X-Men - Untitled
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Peter Sanderson
Release Date: 1998
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Comic Summary: Guide to all the current characters in the X-Men Universe. Contains images, personal information and updates on the character. Released with Wizard Magazine.

 Comic Buyers Guide to the X-Men - Untitled
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Various
Release Date: 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: A guide released by Comic Buyer's Guide Magazine, coverine information about the X-Men 2 movie and a comic by comic guide of the Uncanny X-Men comic series, includiong cover art, summaries and current value of each comic.

 Comics Creators on X-Men -
Importance Rating: 2.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Tom Defalco
Release Date: May 2006
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: Released by Titan Books, ISBN 1845761731.
Comic Summary: In the near future, humanity will be faced by a grave challenge: mutation. Gifted with an array of incredible powers, the X-Men have fought to break down the walls between humans and mutants in over fifty years of comics — and three hit movies. Comics Creators on X-Men is the definitive look at the mighty mutants in comics, including interviews with original co-creator Stan Lee, fan-favourite Chris Claremont, superstar artists Chris Bachalo and Alan Davis, and recent writer Grant Morrison. Packed with exclusive sketches, script pages, rare and classic covers, and essential background information on the X-Men’s labyrinthine history and vast cast of characters, this is a book no X-fan can do without!

 Generation X: Collector's Preview #1 -
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Various
Release Date: October 1994
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Preview to the then upcoming Generation X title. Information on the characters and all the writers at Marvel at the time. There is also information about the X-Men toyline, movie and upcoming X-Men related titles.

 March on Ultimatium Saga -
Importance Rating: 2.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Dillon, David Finch, Trevor Hairsine, Steve McNiven, Greg Land, Christian Lichtner, Bryan Hitch, Brandon Peterson, Salvador Larroca, Cary Nord, Jae Lee, Tom Raney, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Ray Lai, Stuart Immonen, Mark Bagley, Michael Turner, Mark Brooks, Ben Lai, Pasqual Ferry, Harvey Tolibao, Jackson 'Butch' Guice, Joe Madureira, Scott Kolins
Writer(s): Stuart Vandal
Release Date: December 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This comic was a free issue available through licensed comic distributors.
Comic Summary: The end of the Ultimate Universe is nigh— now, see how it all began! This handy primer reaches all the way back to ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 and ULTIMATE X-MEN #1— with stops along the way for ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR; THE ULTIMATES 1, 2 and 3; ULTIMATE ORIGINS; the ULTIMATE ANNUALS; and more — recapping all the key beats leading up to the ULTIMATUM event!
Guide to the main points of the Ultimate Marvelverse up to this point. Also, has a Marvel Ultimate Universe Library list which contains all the TPB available.

 Marvel X-Men Guidebook, The -
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Dwight Jon Zimmerman
Release Date: 1992
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Novel style guidebook covering the origins of the X-Men, X-Factor, X-Force and Excaliber. Profiles of the most famous super mutants. A Guided tour of the X-Men mansion. A list of the most valuable X-Men comics. Also has a quiz and fun facts of the characters. Mainly made for younger teen readers. Released by Parachute Press, Inc., ISBN 093875369X.

 Maximum Anniversary X-Perience -
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Various
Release Date: 1992
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Comic Summary: Anniversary preview of all the titles coming in the X-Men titles. Covers the main titles, Gambit limited series, Generation X, crossover with the Avengers and more.

 Official Marvel Index to the X-Men, Vol. 2 #5 -
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Claudio Castellini and Various
Writer(s): Murray R. Ward
Release Date: August 1994
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: An issue by issue guide of the Uncanny X-men comics from #235-287. Each issue is summarized along with cover image, character list, and any extra information about the issue.

 Origins of Marvel Comics: X-Men -
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Paco Medina, Stephen Segovia, Terry Dodson, Brian Ching, Reilly Brown
Writer(s): Peter David, Marjorie M. Liu, Jason Aaron, Daniel Way, Fred Van Lente, Simon Spurrier, Christopher Yost, Mike Carey, Duane Swierczynski, James Asmus, Craig Kyle, Valerie D'Orazio
Release Date: November 2010
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: The origins of your favorite X-Men written and drawn by the best in the industry collected in one place! Cyclops! Wolverine! Magneto! All the big characters' origins boiled down to one beautiful page that every reader will cut out and tape up on their wall!

 Wolverine Encyclopedia #1 - Wolverine Encyclopedia A-K
Importance Rating: 2.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Peter Sanderson, Paul Benjamin, Dave Rios, Mark Robert Bourne
Release Date: November 1996
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: Features a small write-up of Gambit with image and he is in a pinup in the back of the book.
Comic Summary: Person by person guide of people, things and places that are associated with Wolverine. This issue features A-K. Also has a few pinups throughout.

 Xavier Institute Alumni Yearbook -
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Sam Liu, Leonard Kirk
Writer(s): Peter Sanderson
Release Date: December 1996
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: A guide to the characters throught the years of X-men. The guide is put together like a yearbook with writing from Professor Xavier. Also has "photos" of the characters as they first appeared in the comic.

 X-Men: The 198 Files - Decimation
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Marc-Oliver Frisch, Brian E. Wilkinson, Eric J. Moreels
Release Date: January 2006
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Who are the 198? Find out here! Steal a sneak peek into the secret mutant files of the government's new Office of National Emergency in this one-shot companion to X-MEN: THE 198. Providing an essential overview of the X-Men's dangerous new status quo, this keepsake volume features bios on more than 100 mutants and reveals startling new details of Sentinel Squad O*N*E!

 X-Men: Ashcan Edition #1 - Age of Apocolypse Preview
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Various
Release Date: January 1994
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: The title "ashcan" was an old comic term for cheap comics thrown together for a quick read/look and the comic would most likely be thrown away after read, not collected like other main titles.
Comic Summary: In the mid-90s ashcan comics were very popular. They are very small (about the size of TV-guide) and are very short (roughly 4-5 pages long). Most were given away or placed inside comic related magazines. Some, like this one, were sold for a very low price (75 cents) as collector's items. The low price gave the comic shops the option of giving them away with purchase without hurting there profit line as giving away a regular priced item would have. This is a small and short advertisement like comic that features varius comic shot from the different series in the X-Universe. More of a gallery for each series that was running at the time.

 X-Men: Ashcan Edition #2 - In Dreams Begin Responsibilities
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Bill Sienkiewicz and Various
Writer(s): Various
Release Date: July 1994
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: The title "ashcan" was an old comic term for cheap comics thrown together for a quick read/look and the comic would most likely be thrown away after read, not collected like other main titles.
Comic Summary: In the mid-90s ashcan comics were very popular. They are very small (about the size of TV-guide) and are very short (roughly 4-5 pages long). Most were given away or placed inside comic related magazines. Some, like this one, were sold for a very low price (75 cents) as collector's items. The low price gave the comic shops the option of giving them away with purchase without hurting there profit line as giving away a regular priced item would have. This is a small and short advertisement like comic that features various comic shots from the different series in the X-Universe. More of a gallery for each series that was running at the time.

 X-Men: Collectors' Preview: Year of the Mutants -
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Fred Hembeck and Various
Writer(s): Michael Marts, Randy Meredith, Ben Raab, Darren Dean, Tom Rosso, Bill Rosemann, Anya Martin, Sholly Fisch, Paul Grant, Brian David-Marshall
Release Date: February 1995
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: This guide features articles all about the past years events. 12 separate articles covering the Age of Apocolypse Saga, the aftermath and much more.

 X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Saga - X-Men A Go-Go
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Michael Kronenberg and Various
Writer(s): John Rhett Thomas
Release Date: August 2010
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Hardcover
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Fun Facts: This comic was free through licensed comic shops.
Comic Summary: Find out what’s in store for the X-Men post-SECOND COMING, and get a glimpse of how the mutants fit into Marvel’s Heroic Age – if they even fit in at all! Featuring an all-new original story by top X-talent with preview pages of UNCANNY X-MEN, NEW MUTANTS, X-MEN: LEGACY and the rest of your favorite X-titles.

 X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Spotlight -
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): John Rhett Thomas
Release Date: November 2010
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: As Curse of the Mutants reaches its exciting climax, this special issue of Spotlight takes a look at what's next for the X-Men: Who survived the bloody onslaught, and which mutants are cursed for good? With special preview art and insider information from the creative types behind Curse of the Mutants and its many tie-ins as well as looks back to other classic clashes between mutants and vampires it's going to be a blood-sucking good time! Also, Spotlight delivers a post-game report on Shadowland: what's next for Daredevil and the rest of the events' combatants? Finally, we make room for a look ahead to the Chaos War, an event even bigger than Annihilation and the Infinity Gauntlet combined! How's that? Because Hercules is starring in it, that's how!

 X-Men: Earth's Mutant Heroes #1 -
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Various
Release Date: May 25, 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: Gambit is not pictured in the comic, but there are a lot of characters that have strong connections with him and he is mentioned often in their information.
Comic Summary: A guide to the mutants that have been left out of previous character guides, have new information to be added or are new to the X-Men universe.

 X-Men: Messiah Complex - Mutant Files #1 - Messiah Complex - Mutant Files
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Scott Kolins and Various
Writer(s): Jeff Christiansen, Sean McQuaid, Michael Hoskin, Ronald Byrd, Stuart Vandal, Mike Fichera, Chris Biggs, Madison Carter, Chad Anderson, David Wiltfong, Eric J. Moreels
Release Date: February 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: A guide to the characters in the Messiah Complex crossover that falls throughout the X-titles. This gives detailed information on all the characters you may not know about before this crossover.

 X-Men Revolution: Genesis Edition -
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Pugh, Ariel Olivetti, Whilce Portacio, Leinil Francis Yu, Adam Kubert
Writer(s): Michael Raicht
Release Date: May 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This comic was originally polybagged with Uncanny X-Men #380.
Comic Summary: Comic full of preview sketches for the future X-titles during the revolutions storyline. It featured art by Leinil Francis Yu, Adam Kubert, Whilce Portacio, Ariel Olivetti, Steve Pugh and more.

 X-Men: Road to Onslaught - Onslaught
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Scott Lobdell
Release Date: October 1996
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic Volume 4
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Past events leading to the creation of Onslaught are represented.

 X-Men: Second Coming Prepare - Second Coming - Where Were You?
Importance Rating: 1.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Stuart Immonen
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: April 2010
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: Gambit only appears in cover scans within the book.
Comic Summary: A guide of the Second Coming crossover that hit the X-Men storyline in 2010. The guide covers character information, exclusive art and history of the Phoenix Force.

 X-Men / Shadowland Variant Edition #1 -
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): None
Release Date: June 2010
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: This issue was given away free at licensed comic shops.
Comic Summary: A fold-out flyer like comic that features the variant cover art of the current X-Men storyline and Daredevil's Shadowland series. There are 5 pages dedicated to each series.

 X-Men: Survival Guide to the Mansion -
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Alexandrov, Richard Bennett, Brandon Peterson, Whilce Portacio, Flint Henry, Eliot R. Brown
Writer(s): Scott Lobdell
Release Date: August 1993
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: Made in a spiral notebook format.
Comic Summary: A complete in depth guide to the complete Xavier Institute and it's sister complexes. It includes maps and the internal breakdowns of it's machines and room.

 X-Men Universe: Past, Present and Future #1 -
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Various
Release Date: February 1999
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: An overview of all the Marvel series in the X-Universe at the time of print. Includes the mainstream comics; X-men, Uncanny, etc. and also the outerline series and the mini-series taht were running at the time.

 X-Men: Yearbook 1999 #1 - X-Men Class of '99 - "Bridging the Gap Between Humanity and Mutantkind"
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Michael Raicht
Release Date: February 2000
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men: The Shattering
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: A guide covering the best of 1999. A list and summary over each Uncanny and X-Men comics that featured a key point in that years storyline. Also coverage about the Twelve.

 X-Men: The Wedding Album -
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Various
Writer(s): Various
Release Date: 1994
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: An oversized guide to the event of 1994, Jean Grey and Scott Summers wedding. Features a pre-wedding comic with Jean and Jubilee. Shadowcat's video journal of the wedding and pin-up from the wedding reception.

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