Author Topic: Gambit Watch  (Read 381162 times)

Offline andresa

  • Outcast
  • *
  • Posts: 523
Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2520 on: November 24, 2019, 11:38:33 AM »
Excalibur is plain bad. The plot is messy, convoluted, and incompetent. Gambit isn't the only one who's out of character (this time around he came off as petty  and hurtful), all of the other characters are too. The art is good but some of the transitions between panels/pages are badly executed. What a waste of time.

Offline DonPriceTag

  • @theprattlp
  • Global Moderator
  • X-Man Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 3559
  • Heavens to Murgatroyd!
Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2521 on: November 25, 2019, 10:41:26 AM »

That's fair but I'm enjoying the heck out of other books that don't have Gambit in it. If he wasn't, I would have given this book a shot still. The only thing that kept me in this far is his inclusion. I would have dropped this book after issue 1. To be fair, I'm not feeling Marauders too much either, haven't read 2 yet, but 1 was all about Kitty, and frankly I'm over that angle in X-Men. However, I want to see where Bishop's investigation goes.


Marauders #2 was was better than #1, but not by a huge margin. Little pander-y, too whacky, didn't address two out of four subplots from the previous issue.
Rogue being flung vagina-first at the first male that pops up on her radar isn't how I'd define "romance," but Marvel must be using a different dictionary than me.- NicoPony

Offline Sparta

  • Guild Royalty
  • *
  • Posts: 192
Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2522 on: November 27, 2019, 01:51:48 PM »
New Mutants and X-Force are the two standouts for me. X-Force's second issue was a lot better this week.

Offline purplevit

  • X-Man Legend
  • *
  • Posts: 3827
Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2523 on: November 28, 2019, 06:44:08 AM »
X-Force is the only quality book from DOX.


NM is quit funny.


All others are not good and meh for me.

Offline purplevit

  • X-Man Legend
  • *
  • Posts: 3827
Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2524 on: November 28, 2019, 01:34:12 PM »
 
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/11/26/gambit-new-beast-kingdom-figure-eaa/

Gambit Is Here to Sweet Talk with New Beast Kingdom Figure

 
« Last Edit: November 28, 2019, 09:20:03 PM by Nekobaghira »

Offline Sparta

  • Guild Royalty
  • *
  • Posts: 192
Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2525 on: November 28, 2019, 02:29:23 PM »
Beast Kingdom Figure?
I'm not an expert but from what I understand, only Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean and Magneto are the only X-Men to get one...and Gambit comes 5th? Not bad...
Hopefully the Pop Vinyl isn't too far away and we'll get a preview soon, I hear it's coming in April (the Pop).

Offline andresa

  • Outcast
  • *
  • Posts: 523
Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2526 on: November 29, 2019, 08:10:40 AM »

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/11/26/gambit-new-beast-kingdom-figure-eaa/

Gambit Is Here to Sweet Talk with New Beast Kingdom Figure



That’s kind of ugly. I’ll wait for the Funko Pop.

Offline anya

  • X-Man Legend
  • *
  • Posts: 1169
Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2527 on: November 29, 2019, 04:06:32 PM »
It is a funky design, but I guess that’s their style? If they only have a few X-men figures, then that’s cool. I am still crossing my fingers for that funky pop...

Offline Sparta

  • Guild Royalty
  • *
  • Posts: 192
Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2528 on: November 30, 2019, 06:38:17 PM »
Not sure if this was brought up. But Gambit is in the 'Incoming' cover. The original title obscured his body. This is a slightly altered cover with the title moved...and there you see Gambit behind Thing at the very top.


https://i2.wp.com/www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Incoming_postcard.jpg?resize=635%2C1024&ssl=1



 

Offline anya

  • X-Man Legend
  • *
  • Posts: 1169
Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2529 on: December 01, 2019, 12:26:55 PM »
Well, that something at least. :p

Offline DonPriceTag

  • @theprattlp
  • Global Moderator
  • X-Man Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 3559
  • Heavens to Murgatroyd!
Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2530 on: Today at 12:02:48 PM »
Finally read Excalibur 3. Not because I couldn't, but because I didn't care to... Issue 3 was better than 1 or 2 purely from a narrative standpoint but not nearly good enough or interesting enough for me to continue buying this. The best part for me was the end with Pete Wisdom who should be a team member or at least a regular.


Tini continues to write Gambit as whinny and her dialogue is still very choppy in places. She's now portraying Jubilee as annoying mother type and Betsy as obsessed with her brother, despite the danger it puts her friends in. The book's not good and is begging for stronger editorial oversight.
Rogue being flung vagina-first at the first male that pops up on her radar isn't how I'd define "romance," but Marvel must be using a different dictionary than me.- NicoPony