Last edited by Foon4000; 04-22-2012 at 04:17 AM.
Well Gambit is going to have his ass kicked when Cap get done with him, anyway can't wait for the book Clay Mann that's all i need to hear.
Animals sense weakness, sharks smell blood in water
Ishmael, Moses and Job, knew the divine order.
For those that missed it, here's the links to the previews of the books Gambit will be in on Wednesday:
Astonishing X-Men #49: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...eview&id=12139
X-Men Legacy #265: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...eview&id=12153
And yes, people criticized Gischler's Gambit, but most were relieved because it was better than Carey's stuff.
Iceman laying down the law.
"What can change the nature of a man?"
Liu is writing her characters away from the school. Three of them aren't even members of the JGSFHL. On the other hand, Rogue has been billed lately as one of the X-men good with the younger ones, and the entire reason she joined Wolverine was for the kids sake, so we're going to get stuck with stories with them at the school. And the those lines would not have been as effective on Wolverine and Rogue had it not been coming from Gambit. Carey had established him as one of the voices of reason in Legacy, so it makes sense for him to say it. Your complaint about the fight scene doesn't make that much sense. Immediately after Gambit blew his cape up, Logan recognized the opportunity for them to gang up on him before Exodus wised up and took Rachel out. And at the end of the issue that followed, Gambit was the only one with any balls to call Wolverine out for chewing Rogue out like that, despite every single one of them apparently thinking Wolverine was a jerk. I think the problem here is people are confusing under-utilized for poorly written.
"What can change the nature of a man?"
But Legacy never has been a book that is about developing a bunch of characters. It started off focusing on Xavier, then it went to Rogue. It's likely after 275 it'll just switch characters instead of becoming another typical team book. I don't think Gambit is ever going to get any development in this book, simply because there is another book with him having a larger role and an upcoming solo. Any development from Gage will be stepping on the feet of Liu and Asmus. We don't want a repeat of Carey vs. Liu where Liu couldn't use Deathbit, and then Remender vs. Carey, where Carey lost his control over Deathbit. And Rogue was not "uninterested", she was upset with herself. She wasn't telling him to STFU, she was martyring herself.
Last edited by Zoks; 04-22-2012 at 07:05 PM.
It's the same sad characterization that's kept throwing him in a being a "traitor" because heaven forbid a smart and capable guy like Gambit show up some of the leaders now and then like he did when he joined by being reasonable. Just because Gambit is not a simplistic team player does not make him impulsive or unreasonably rebellious and completely anything but disruptive and unhelpful (re see his original Shiar space saga with the X-men to see anything but stupid and implusive Gambit - heck he figured out something was up better than the X-Men without knowing anything about Xavier at all). Yes i would expect Gambit to have issues being a role model and teacher as he doesn't think his life is much to shine a light on but being uncomfortable is different from being useless. If anything, the X-23 stint and little Storm, should show that he does have something to give, its just got the channeled properly. I'll give it to Gage for having Gambit point out that his time with X-23 showed him something about that which is why he's staying and should stay, If Wolverine can be a teacher and Emma Frost is hailed as someone absurdedly devoted to teaching, Gambit cartainly has as much to teach as she does.
More, whille I don't agree with you that Gambit can't show concern for Rogue in a crisis given he's more than the better man for it, I do agree that its happens a bit too much given she's not showed much for him. He needs to be more than just support for Rogue and her issues to make Legacy more rounded. This goes for everyone on the team. Why can't he and Cannonball talk? Gambit can understand family friction like with Husk. How about Rachel and Husk talking? Rachel and Chamber about teaching. Frenzy is the one that gets to me. I still have no clue why she's at the school except she's too woosy to stay on Utopia with Cyke around. Her calling anyone a whimp after that is just laughable. Maybe she and Mimic can talk if he stays.
They have? Rogue is taken steps backward and I'd hardly call where Cannonball, Husk. and Rachel are right now compared to many times in the past growth or moving on. Last we saw Cannonball and Husk were acting like children over AoX much like Rogue. Interestingly at least Gage is trying to have them talk to one another finally.I'd say thats exactly the problem people are having. He's doing exactly the same thing he did at the start of Carey's run 5 years ago despite Rogue and everyone else having moved on and grown and changed as characters.
Last edited by Moonshine; 04-25-2012 at 09:57 AM.
Not a good showing for Remy in either book this week. Especially XML.
Not so bothered with Astonishing, it's a team book so the focus has to move around since he was in it quite a bit in the first issue, hopefully it gets past this Northstar/Kyle stuff, i find them kinda dull.
Last edited by red eyes; 04-25-2012 at 04:27 PM.