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 Ultimate X-Men 1/2 - Burial Service
Importance Rating: 3.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): David Finch, Aaron Lopresti
Writer(s): Geoff Johns, Brian Michael Bendis
Release Date: 2001
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 and Ultimate X-Men Vol. 6
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Fun Facts: Ordered through Wizard Magazine #124. Came with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Comic Summary: Cyclops, Iceman and Colossus are on the X-jet on a mission to recruit Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. They see them attacking a military convoy. The X-Men try to end the hostilities, but are attacked by the marines instead. Cyclops tries to reason with Wanda, but is knocked down by Pietro. Wanda then uses her magic to transform Peter back to normal human form, so that Quicksilver can take him out with a few punches. She also uses her hex-spheres to destroy Bobby's iceslide. Before Pietro can finish Colossus off, Scott regains his senses and attacks the silver speedster. Pietro tells him they are only trying to retrieve their father's dead body. He runs to the cargo truck to find only his fathers helmet. Upon interrogating the leading marine, they discover that the military never actually found a body. Cyclops tries to convince them once more to join the X-Men. As they are about to accept, a marine fires his gun at Wanda. Pietro intercepts the bullet and knocks out the soldier. Realizing that their father was right about humans, the twins leave. Later brother and sister are discussing the day's events. Quicksilver wants to honor his father's memory; Wanda replies that he hated their father. Pietro tells her that he loved Magneto and he loves her as well. Wanda, shocked at the revelation, runs away. Pietro is left alone and wonders about where his father might be. As he dons the helmet, a tear falls from his eye.

 Ultimate X-Men #13 - Thief In The Night
Importance Rating: 10.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Essad Ribic
Writer(s): Chuck Austen
Release Date: February 2002
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection Volume 2, Ultimate X-Men: Volume 2 Hardcover and Ultimate X-Men Volume 3: World Tour
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Fun Facts: This is Gambit's first appearance in the Ultimate X-men world, but he does not make contact with any X-Men in this issue.
Comic Summary: A little girl witnesses how her mother and her mother´s boyfriend are murdered by Hammerhead, but she escapes the killer. She later runs into Remy LeBeau, who uses his mutant powers and sleight-at-hand tricks to amuse a crowd and charm a lady. Believing that he´s a magician, she begs him to help her and bring her parents back to life. He goes with her to see the bodies – unaware that Hammerhead sees them there – and finally he takes her home with him – home being a run-down train carriage. When he wakes up later, the girl has disappeared and a note informs him, that he should not try to follow.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Ultimate X-Men #14 - Wild Card
Importance Rating: 10.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Essad Ribic
Writer(s): Chuck Austen
Release Date: March 2002
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection Volume 2, Ultimate X-Men: Volume 2 Hardcover and Ultimate X-Men Volume 3: World Tour
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Fun Facts: Gambit comes into contact for the first time with members of the X-Men in this issue.
Comic Summary: Gambit interrupts a poker game among gangsters and threatens them, until they give him the identity of the kidnapper – Hammerhead, an enforcer of Silvermane´s. Remy then intends to got to Silvermane´s, but is first held up by Xavier and Storm, who offer him a place at Xavier´s school. Remy cynically brushes them off, he doesn´t trust samaritans. However he takes Xavier´s card, although making no promises. At Silvermane´s office building he terrorizes the employees with his powers, until they tell him Hammerhead´s location – a run-down factory. At the factory, Hammerhead is already expecting him. He tells Remy that he only let him live before, because his Boss owes Essex a favor and besides the girl is dead already. Hammerhead´s men attack Remy, but he surprises them with his powers. Hammerhead has had enough and tries to kill him, while shouting that afterwards he´ll kill the girl. Remy surprises him as well, by charging up his head and thus killing him. He then takes the girl, brings her to the social workers and assures her in his own special way, that he still cares for her.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Ultimate X-Men #50 - Cry Wolf, Part 1
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Andy Kubert
Writer(s): Brian K. Vaughan
Release Date: October 2004
Variant Covers: A. Wizard World Chicago Sketch Variant
Trade Availability: Ultimate X-Men Volume 10: Cry Wolf
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Fun Facts: None.

Comic Summary: The X-Men are on a field trip to Coney Island, while Scott stays behind with Jean, and Angel and Nightcrawler are having fun in the Danger Room. At the fairground, Storm is taught a lesson about what being a freak in society can mean and the triangle between Iceman, Shadowcat and Rogue comes to a head, as Iceman and Kitty kiss and Rogue belts Kitty in return. They are joined by the mysterious Gambit, who starts a fight with Iceman, keeps the team busy by sabotaging the Ferris wheel, tricks Wolverine into losing a fight and finally announces that he is there to steal Rogue.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Ultimate X-Men #51 - Cry Wolf, Part 2
Importance Rating: 8.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Andy Kubert
Writer(s): Brian K. Vaughan
Release Date: November 2004
Variant Covers:
Trade Availability: Ultimate X-Men Volume 10: Cry Wolf
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Fun Facts: When Rogue takes Gambit's memories three people show up in his flashbacks. One man who taught him to steal through abusive exercises. Some speculate that he is Remy's abusive father, but his father was shown in Ultimate #14 and the men do not look or speak the same. The second man shown is a scientist who threatens a woman's life if Remy does not do as he is told, he speaks like Sinister, but does no look like him. The last is a woman saying that she loves him in French. It is unsaid who she is, but she looks a lot like a younger Callisto, eye patch and all, but nothing was said when she made her appearance in the series about any connection.

This issue is included in the 'Ultimate X-Men Vol. 10' Trade Paperback.
Comic Summary: Rogue awakes in a cell, shackled and guarded by Gambit, who tries to flirt with her and assures her that he has rescued her. Rogue gets close enough to him to absorb his powers, gets rid of her shackles and the guards outside her cell. However, as she wants to flee outside the window, she finds that she is atop a skyscraper. Her abductors introduce themselves as Andrea and Andreas von Strucker, co-presidents of Fenris International and mutants themselves. They’ve had her abducted to make her an offer: to come work for them as an industrial spy, as Gambit does. Rogue is still too outraged, until the Struckers promise her that they would give her full control of her powers and finally the opportunity to touch other people. The X-Men, in the meantime are mad with worrying. Wolverine, with half his face blown off, leaves to follow Rogue and Gambit’s scents. Storm follows after, ordering the others back to the mansion. Back there, Xavier and Jean combine their powers in an attempt to find Rogue. Storm catches up with Wolverine. They have a talk about Wolverine and Rogue’s roles in the team and Storm reveals her feelings to him. They kiss. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Ultimate X-Men #52 - Cry Wolf, Part 3
Importance Rating: 7.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Andy Kubert
Writer(s): Brian K. Vaughan
Release Date: October 2004
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Ultimate X-Men Volume 10: Cry Wolf
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Fun Facts: Fenris speaks of "Skeletons" in Gambit's closet, but it has never been explained what those were.
Comic Summary: Rogue is still doubtful about the offer the von Struckers have made her. They offer to demonstrate and make her wear a special suit designed to control her powers. After some considering, Rogue refuses, feeling that her powers are a punishment for her sins. Fenris change their tune now intending to force her to work for them. Gambit doesn’t like that and, in the ensuing battle, he and Rogue escape together, taking care of both the von Struckers and their security personnel. In the meantime, Wolverine has refused Storm’s advances and has caught up to the two of them. Still angry he intends to do Gambit harm. Back at Xavier’s School, there is some infighting between Iceman, Shadowcat and Dazzler over Rogue’s appearance. Xavier and Marvel Girl look for their missing teammate on the astral plane and Jean is told where to look by a mysterious unidentified voice.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Ultimate X-Men #53 - Cry Wolf, Conclusion
Importance Rating: 8.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Andy Kubert
Writer(s): Brian K. Vaughan
Release Date: November 2004
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Ultimate X-Men Volume 10: Cry Wolf
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: In the lobby of the Empire State Building, Wolverine begins attacking Gambit in spite of Rogue’s protests, while their teammates are closing in on the building in their X-Wing. Ignoring Cyclops’ orders, Iceman makes Nightcrawler teleport the two of them into the penthouse and face the von Struckers. They are eventually joined by their teammates and the von Struckers admit that Rogue is in the lobby. Rogue, in the meantime, has had enough and starts threatening Wolverine with a gun. After what he has done to Gambit, she calls him an animal. Storm joins them just in time to witness Wolverine’s decision to leave the X-Men. She gives Rogue a piece of her mind and runs to join him. Gambit asks Rogue to accompany him. He proves that he isn’t afraid of her power, as he kisses her. Rogue tells him her real name is Marian and decides to take him up on his offer, leaving behind a heartbroken Iceman.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Ultimate X-Men Annual #1 - Ultimate Sacrifice
Importance Rating: 8.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tom Raney
Writer(s): Brian K. Vaughan
Release Date: October 2005
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Ultimate Annuals Vol. 1
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Fun Facts: This is the last issue that Gambit appears in the Ultimate Universe.
Comic Summary: The X-Men, minus Angel as his wings haven’t fully healed yet, are busy fighting Danger Room simulations of some villains Spider-Man managed to defeat in the past. While they fight, Xavier receives an urgent phone call from Nick Fury, who mentions that someone escaped from their custody and might attack the mansion, thanks to his former connection with Rogue. Xavier informs Fury that Rogue no longer is an X-Man, which upsets Fury, as he was never told. Meanwhile in Las Vegas, Rogue and Gambit manage to steal a valuable ruby from a Fenris casino. Afterwards, they spend some time in the big city, talking about Rogue’s bad past with her parents. Suddenly, they are under attack by none other than… the Juggernaut! He wants to have Rogue back for old times sake, and also because he is in love with her. During the battle, Gambit charges up the ruby they stole, which somehow gives Cain even more power than he had before. As the battle continues, Gambit throws some charged up playcards at a construction plate. It crashes on both Gambit and Juggernaut. Cain dies, and Gambit is almost breathless. Rogue gives her beloved a final kiss goodbye, and his powers and soul float inside her body. Three days later, Rogue contacts her ex-boyfriend Iceman at the school. She takes goodbye from him, after mentioning that she is scared. Rogue, while standing at a gas station, leaves, and now permanently has Gambit’s eyes and powers.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 Ultimatum: X-Men Requiem #1 - Ultimatum - Requiem
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Ben Oliver
Writer(s): Aron Eli Coleite
Release Date: October 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Ultimatum Volume 1
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Fun Facts: Not really Gambit, but a "ghost" from a memory.
Comic Summary: SHIELD Headquarters, where Director Carol Danvers complains that she is left to clean up the mess of Ultimatum, and vows that the mutants will be dealt with. At the same time, Shadowcat breaks into SHIELD Headquarters and steals the only remaining piece of Wolverine - an arm and his claws. At Xavier’s School, only Marvel Girl, Rogue and Iceman remain, preparing for the burial of their deceased teammates and associates. Iceman then freezes the entire mansion, and shatters it. While digging one of the graves, Rogue is knocked out by an unseen assailant. Shadowcat arrives and gives Marvel Girl Wolverine’s remains, explaining that she saw a SHIELD file which said Wolverine cannot be cloned from this. At that moment, the unseen assailants reveal themselves as surviving Brotherhood members Mystique and Sabretooth, along with a creation of Magneto’s called Assemble, which combines parts of various members of the Ultimates. They discuss the post-Ultimatum status of mutants, and Mystique suggests that they join together, but Marvel Girl isn’t interested, and blames Mystique for sitting by and letting Magneto get away with as much as he did. The mutants begin battling, with Marvel Girl taking on Mystique, Shadowcat and Sabretooth fighting, and Iceman left to deal with Assemble. Shadowcat skewers Sabretooth with Wolverine’s claws, while Captain America arrives to pay his respects to the deceased - and upon his arrival, decapitates Assemble, while Marvel Girl takes down Mystique, and Rogue regains consciousness. The remaining deceased are buried, and Shadowcat, Iceman and Rogue all leave, while Jean carves a memorial stone near the unmarked graves. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

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