On april 10 a teaser appeared on the Marvel website with a new series with our man Gambit as the leading man.
April 15 the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (a.k.a. C2E2) was held and there was a new cover and the following information about the series: (comicbookresources.com)
“Asmus will write the teased “Gambit” ongoing series with artist Clay Mann starting in August. “This book focuses on the two most important aspects of Gambit: #1 that he’s sexy, and #2 that he’s the preeminent bad ass thief of the Marvel Universe,” the writer said. He explained that the book will feature Gambit broken away from the X-Men, stealing wild items from across the Marvel U in locations like space, places with Kirby monsters and more. “It lets us refresh and do new things with the crime capers involving our classic bad ass.” He also joked that “We got rid of the head sock” in describing Mann’s art as “Sexy.”
Overall, the book will build a “dangerous series of events” that pull Gambit into a “territory of mixed morality.” Asmus also noted that he wanted to make the book as accessible for everyone including fans of the ’90s “X-Men” cartoon and longtime readers who have been asking for Gambit to return in a major way.
Editor Ketchum said that he didn’t want to revisit the same stories that have been told with Gambit a thousand times with Bella Donna and the Thieves Guild in New Orleans. Instead, this will be like a Gambit movie that reintroduces the character in an all-new way.”
On the Gambit book, Asmus responded to questions of X-23 or Rogue appearing by saying that “We’ll be building a supporting cast around him” again highlighting the idea that this is new-reader friendly so all elements must be introduced in their own time so anyone can follow them, but that Rogue will appear over the course of the story, of course.”
To be continued…? Most definitely!