Rogue & Gambit by Kelley Thompson

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Kelly Thompson & Pere Pérez 

Paperback, 112 pages
Expected publication: July 17th 2018 by Marvel

Synopsis:

Everybody’s favorite X-couple is reunited! And boy, are they not happy about that… Kitty Pryde must send Rogue and 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!
COLLECTING: ROGUE & GAMBIT 1-5

My Thoughts: 

Okay, I read this trade in single issues and while reading I wrote mini-reviews for each issue, the trade paperback will be out later this month. 

Issue #1: 

It started off really good. I loved that it felt like the cartoon from the 90s, there is so much history between these two and I haven’t read it all, so having it feel reminiscent of the cartoon was fantastic. Anyway, this issue does a really good job of setting the couple up and exposing some of they’re baggage. And let me tell you, there was a conversation between the two, and the things Remy said made me want to cry. Ended with a bit of a cliffhanger but it was expected, so I’m interested to see how this storyline progresses. 

Issue #2:

It would seem that I’m destined to cry my way through this storyline. It’s an extended therapy session, and it comes equipped with so much emotion but also humor. With every issue, I find myself loving and rooting for this couple. I want them to have a happily ever after. 

Issue #3:

This issue was more focused on the plot. A lot of interesting this have come to light, and again I’m excited to see how all of this ends and what will be left, Rogue & Remy. Also, there was so many emotions and revelations. Omg, the emotions!!!!!

Issue #5:

Five issues and every single one made me cry!


As a whole I found this to be a deeply emotional story, and I enjoyed every second of it. These are characters I loved as a child, who’ve had a long and tumultuous relationship. Watching them talk about and work through their problems is the highlight of this story. The plot was secondary, and such it wasn’t memorable and I believe that was done intentionally. It isn’t about a mission it’s about these characters and trying to figure out of their is a future for them as a couple. While there is action and adventure, it’s as stated before, not the point of this trade. 

I won’t spoil you, but if you read Marvel comics you know what happened last month, and will know what going to happen in the future. And yes, I know my last statement was incredibly vague, but I just can’t spoil you. 

All in all, I highly recommend this trade if your fans of this lovely couple, and if you been rooting for them for decades, it won’t disappoint and it might bring some tears to your eyes. I also recommend X- Men Gold #30. If your looking for non-stop action and adventure with a solid story arc, maybe this isn’t for you. BUT of your looking for a couple therapy session equipped with lots and lots of emotion, THIS IS IT! 

5 stars

sam

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