I'm also in agreement. I am interested in Gambit getting a solo feature but I hope there is more to it than what was mentioned in the interview.
Maybe if there was some kind of twist of Gambit robbing criminal organization while trying to take them down or some other interesting premise that had some meat to it I would be more thrilled instead of just on the fence. I do hope the title sells well though, Gambit has always been a pretty interesting character when written correctly.
Definitely agree. I was hoping it might be something very important coming out of AvX that say Captain American or even Cap and Wolverine have found out about and come to Remy to "find" it as that requires stealing all these other things and information to get to it. Make it something of a very important quest, not just Gambit stealing for the fun of it. While I'll still read it, it needs purpose and something where Gambit has conflict about how far he might have to go to do this very good thing. It also gives the book a potential ending point like Cable's last book was built around keeping Hope alive. It has a definite point to it all and makes it relevant with some of the other Marvel books.
As someone who loved the Nightcrawler solo, District X, the Madrox L.S., and Bishop: the Last X-Man, I will definitely think about giving this a try. I know the market is only so big, but I've long felt that Marvel was missing some opportunities to strengthen it's X-Men line by providing really great solo tales beyond Wolverine. Gambit very easily fits into the wider MU, giving him so much more potential story fodder beyond what he gets in X-Men.
Could be cool.
-Pav, who thinks Gambit could/should have a Deadpoolesque reach into all different areas of the Marvel Universe, in fact...
Edit: Just wanted to add that I think the secret to making good solo X-titles is asking what a character does outside his time with the team. Gambit clearly has a life: he's a master thief. But there are plenty of characters who eat, sleep, and breathe being an X-Man and, as such, can't really hold a title independently.
Last edited by preppistonpav; 04-15-2012 at 05:58 PM.