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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2565 on: January 10, 2020, 09:12:06 PM »
I disagree on one point you made. Apocalypse 100% deserves to be on the Quiet Council. For the Krakoa model to work - unlike Jean's half-baked plan in Red - everyone has to be on board. All the mutant power houses and influencers have to tow the line or anything that happens outside of the island would be blamed on them. No different a terrorist group that originates from a country, but said nation does nothing to intervene. They'd be tasked with hunting down their own simultaneously destroying any semblance of unity, thus injuring their bid to be recognized as a real nation.

It's why Sinister is there. They aren't stopping him from experimenting, just making him do it on the island. It's why the Hell Fire Club is still doing business, just under the Krakoan banner. Look at Selene and Emplate - both are active members of the society, at the same time fulfilling a purpose and still feeding themselves at the same time. Exodus is there doing what he does best, protecting the mutant race and seeing that it flourishes.

If Apocalypse was out there doing his own thing, it'd sabotage the whole endeavor. Him wanting to be there and being there makes sense. Its not about being "good enough" or "evil". Its about making it work. What doesn't work for me is the fact that he's a member of an action team. That's nonsense. The man is beyond needing a team. He employs lackies and cohorts (the horsemen) because he doesn't want to bother himself with the unworthy - and he also cant be everywhere at once. By all means, he should be doing for Excalibur, what Sinister does for Fallen Angels. Doesn't get involved, just pulls strings and councils where he sees fit.

I skimmed through the book at the store yesterday... I haven't hated a run this much since Milligan, and I quit comics for the better part of a decade because of that. At least Milligan's writing was decipherable. This was horrible. No one acts or sounds like they should in this book. Apocalypse is talking WAAAAAY too much and must have had a stroke because his vocabulary is horrid. That's not Apocalypse's voice. Those aren't the speech patterns of someone from Ancient Egypt and that's been worshiped as a god for centuries.

Gambit.... my goodness... Gambit, what has this hack done to you? This book has three draws. Psylocke, Rogue and Gambit. Probably in that order. The first has been consistently used and been a focal character for years. Mostly since her initial Uncanny X-Force run. Rogue and Gambit just came off nearly two years of starring in their own books. Rogue has spent the majority of this run just off-panel. When she was awake she was barely recognizable from a character standpoint.

Gambit... he's a moron. Rictor, Rictor of all people called him an idiot this issue. RICTOR IS A FAMOUS AIR-HEAD! What the #$#% does a writer get off using him to belittle Gambit? Gambit's not stupid! Impulsive, sure - but not to a fault. He's a master thief, which means he's calculating. He's definitely not dumb enough to get into a fist fight with Apocalypse! No one this side of the HULK should ever be able to win a fist fight against him! The man just took on THREE NIMRODS a couple months ago! Nimrods! Three! And you telling me, Gambit a seasoned X-Man would throw a punch at him? What the #[email protected]#?!

Of course, Rogue comes in and just does something she, entire teams of X-Men or even Thor hasn't been able to do and just thrashes this man without missing a beat? GTFOH.... I boiled down the weird pacing to Tini and the artist not being on the same page, but that last page didn't in anyway fit the dialogue to the panel. I don't think Tini really knows what shes doing at all. I cant believe people are eating this up. Its bad and nonsensical. The biggest parts of this book is just a mess. The stuff that does work is dwarfed by what doesn't. Its bad.


Keep in mind Apocalypse wanted Rogue to kill him, that explains why Rogue "beat" him so easily. Your explanations of Apocalypse on the Quiet Council is very plausible. I'll probably have to look at it that way myself. But yes, Apocalypse's dialogue is woeful, and personally he's not all that compelling for me to drive this book. Not sure how long he'll be sidelined for, he's on the cover of the next issue and a few more following it.

The problem with this book is that there's far too much thrown in, we're talking Apocalypse's motives and trying to "align the stars", Betsy becoming the new Captain Britian, Druids and Rictor, comatose Rogue and her visions, Shogo the Dragon, the throne in Otherworld. That's a lot of material for just 5 issues. It's like watching the last season of Game of Thrones where everything was rushed to get all the characters where they needed to be. And maybe Hickman has something to do with this too considering that he's pretty much the editor of these books and is working closely with Tini in this next arc.

There was this one panel about Apocalypse analysing Gambit on the ground saying that there might be something inside him that he needs, that part got me intrigued.
Speculation that Maxime and Manon are Rogue and Gambit's children have resurfaced. I know the twins are in New Mutants, I've read their bios and there's quite a few things that connect. Rogue's pregnancy is once again teased. For me the cover gives it away and all that baby talk and motifs in MMX. I'm just about 100% convinced that she's pregnant (or will be pregnant)...and I've been so for months now.




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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2566 on: January 11, 2020, 12:16:26 PM »
On rogue beating apocalypse, I will give you that one. He did want her to ‘kills a whatever part of his plan. So yes, she wasn’t just easily able to defeat him, he completely threw the fight.

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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2567 on: January 11, 2020, 12:27:08 PM »
Yep, I have to agree with everyone that Gambit is being written horribly in Excalibur.  And I was so looking forward to it when they announced the title.  Sigh...


I also echo DonPriceTag in that I am getting very major Milligan vibes from this title in regards to Gambit.  Man, I detested Milligan's run and it was the first time I stopped reading a title with Gambit in it.  I am very close to dropping this too since I come away from every issue disappointed with the treatment of Gambit.  He is a dumb, charmless, and incompetent hothead in it that all the other characters rag on for some reason.  I hate that this is the writer that got him first in this new era of the X-Men.

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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2568 on: January 12, 2020, 08:35:45 AM »

Keep in mind Apocalypse wanted Rogue to kill him, that explains why Rogue "beat" him so easily. Your explanations of Apocalypse on the Quiet Council is very plausible. I'll probably have to look at it that way myself. But yes, Apocalypse's dialogue is woeful, and personally he's not all that compelling for me to drive this book. Not sure how long he'll be sidelined for, he's on the cover of the next issue and a few more following it.

The problem with this book is that there's far too much thrown in, we're talking Apocalypse's motives and trying to "align the stars", Betsy becoming the new Captain Britian, Druids and Rictor, comatose Rogue and her visions, Shogo the Dragon, the throne in Otherworld. That's a lot of material for just 5 issues. It's like watching the last season of Game of Thrones where everything was rushed to get all the characters where they needed to be. And maybe Hickman has something to do with this too considering that he's pretty much the editor of these books and is working closely with Tini in this next arc.

There was this one panel about Apocalypse analysing Gambit on the ground saying that there might be something inside him that he needs, that part got me intrigued.
Speculation that Maxime and Manon are Rogue and Gambit's children have resurfaced. I know the twins are in New Mutants, I've read their bios and there's quite a few things that connect. Rogue's pregnancy is once again teased. For me the cover gives it away and all that baby talk and motifs in MMX. I'm just about 100% convinced that she's pregnant (or will be pregnant)...and I've been so for months now.


Here's my thing about Rogue "killing" Apocalypse. That doesn't really vibe either. Of course, she should be pissed but going from what happened to her to murder? The dialogue between them didn't say "I'm going to kill you" it said "I'm very angry" . Rogue is very cautious about using her powers in that way. She'll drain just about anyone, but to death? Rogue? She murdered Scarlet Witch but didn't drain her and she actually had real beef with her (don't get me wrong that was ooc too). When Rogue goes that far with her powers the victim can get stuck in her head... Permanently. She regretted draining Mystique like that, you think she'd just do the same with Apocalypse? Nah. Don't buy it. The story or the book. I'm saddened that it's cannon now.


That goes back to bad pacing and script issues.

Let me get something straight, they let Apocalypse, political position notwithstanding, pound Gambit into the ground because he deserved it, but stand back and let Rogue murder Apocalypse? Betsy is now plenty fast and strong enough to intervene. No passes for me. No brownie points for some sort of "heart warming reunion".
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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

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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2569 on: January 13, 2020, 09:23:40 AM »
That is also true, that is ooc for rogue. And betsy, naw I ain’t gonna bother helping gambit and rogue is beating apocalypse, oh well... I should probably do something but my nails are get wet and they can both be resurrected

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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2570 on: January 13, 2020, 03:01:33 PM »

Here's my thing about Rogue "killing" Apocalypse. That doesn't really vibe either. Of course, she should be pissed but going from what happened to her to murder? The dialogue between them didn't say "I'm going to kill you" it said "I'm very angry" . Rogue is very cautious about using her powers in that way. She'll drain just about anyone, but to death? Rogue? She murdered Scarlet Witch but didn't drain her and she actually had real beef with her (don't get me wrong that was ooc too). When Rogue goes that far with her powers the victim can get stuck in her head... Permanently. She regretted draining Mystique like that, you think she'd just do the same with Apocalypse? Nah. Don't buy it. The story or the book. I'm saddened that it's cannon now.


That goes back to bad pacing and script issues.

Let me get something straight, they let Apocalypse, political position notwithstanding, pound Gambit into the ground because he deserved it, but stand back and let Rogue murder Apocalypse? Betsy is now plenty fast and strong enough to intervene. No passes for me. No brownie points for some sort of "heart warming reunion".

Doesn't Rogue feel the changes in her body when she absorbs someone? In this instance she certainly would feel her face morphing, even if she is on a adrenaline high.

I'm so tired of that damn Excalibur book. It's Milligan bad. The difference being that Milligan was having a laugh. Unprofessional as it was. Tini? Who knows. I think she is just not ready for this. Specualtion aside it's obvious she needed a lot more research.

I'm getting tired of the CBR thing also. I have tried seeing it from every angle but people aren't up for any sort of serious discussion. Either you write short "I love it" posts and they are happy or you write longer posts with valid points and get few or next to none responses. Then some troll posts about the negative posters and lately they throw in a line that they like it because Gambit is written bad.
 

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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2571 on: January 13, 2020, 04:53:49 PM »
They are quick to ban at CBR. It's hard to have a discussion there when you have to censor yourself. Purposely skirt ideologies for not wanting to be banned. And some bans are short, others longer.

When I post there, I constantly have to re-word my response because if someone reports the post, banned. Then I spend the time to give a positive because again, its difficult to have a discussion there. After the third of fourth edit, I'm almost in eff it mode. LOL Not to mention the rigmarole for explaining that you're not attacking anyone else's opinion, so that you can give yours. It's fatiguing.

Milligan bad! LOL, love it. we'll just call it MB.

It's clear, all that is wanted there is "I love it" type stuff. Nobody wants to actually delve into the whats wrong or right with the stories. To look at the nuances and figure out what is intriguing or not about the story.

This has been going for far too long. It's only the mom and pop places where you can actually say what you think and survive. :)

My opinion, of course. LOL Sorry its habit now, ingrained.

Edit, I even edit too much here. pfft. Too funny to me.
Icefanatic has forum too. Small like here but safe to have an opinion.http://abetterplace.boards.net/
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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2572 on: January 13, 2020, 04:58:25 PM »
I'm getting tired of the CBR thing also. I have tried seeing it from every angle but people aren't up for any sort of serious discussion. Either you write short "I love it" posts and they are happy or you write longer posts with valid points and get few or next to none responses. Then some troll posts about the negative posters and lately they throw in a line that they like it because Gambit is written bad.

I noticed this, a couple of the posters over there are so dead set on the DOX/POX era being a success that they won't except other people having a differing opinion. Thankfully it's only a handful of posters, 95% of people there hate Excalibur.

I'm a fan of DOX/POX but it's a shame that Gambit is in the bland book, he'd fit in so well in a couple of the other titles. I think the writer just sees Gambit as Rogues ineffective husband...... and that's it. The most i think we'll get is another arc of Gambit as Deathbit again via Apocalypse.

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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2573 on: January 14, 2020, 06:03:13 AM »
I noticed this, a couple of the posters over there are so dead set on the DOX/POX era being a success that they won't except other people having a differing opinion. Thankfully it's only a handful of posters, 95% of people there hate Excalibur.

I'm a fan of DOX/POX but it's a shame that Gambit is in the bland book, he'd fit in so well in a couple of the other titles. I think the writer just sees Gambit as Rogues ineffective husband...... and that's it. The most i think we'll get is another arc of Gambit as Deathbit again via Apocalypse.

Back in the day, before Carey, I had my idea of fixing the deathbit mess. Visually it would be a reverse of of color. White skin, black hair more in the defying gravity style Gambit has. Red eyes and probably more nods to Sinisters involvment. Power wise it would be more of a death energy thing. A play on his normal powers. Not perfect by any means but at least more useful and visually interesting then what we got. I wanted Gambit and Angel and some others to assemble a team to hunt down Apocalypse and stop him before the next thing he had planned. Just to try to salvage the mess Milligan had left.

On Excalibur I recently did a reread of Gambit's moments. With the exception of caring for Rogue nothing about it says Gambit or requires it to be Gambit. His powers are not used. I repeat this to emphasise how bad it is. His powers are not used in any way that requires it to be Gambit in that spot. He charms no one. Has no references to earlier relationships. Sure he distrusts Apocalypse but that A-hole has screwed over so many X-mens that you can slot some other character in there. Agility is nonexistent, even worse we have the looney toones moment when he falls in the chasm. There is further more no wit or elegance in his dialouge or movements. Looking at this and the few facts we know about the process behind the book it's hard to think Tini picked Gambit.
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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2574 on: January 14, 2020, 10:07:11 AM »
I'm getting tired of the CBR thing also. I have tried seeing it from every angle but people aren't up for any sort of serious discussion. Either you write short "I love it" posts and they are happy or you write longer posts with valid points and get few or next to none responses. Then some troll posts about the negative posters and lately they throw in a line that they like it because Gambit is written bad.

Back when I posted more at CBR and I would make a lengthy, serious post about something and people there would insist how ANGRY my posts were simply because they were lengthy and serious. Like if you actually care about something and try to discuss it at length you are just a raging lunatic.  :idiot2:

They are quick to ban at CBR. It's hard to have a discussion there when you have to censor yourself. Purposely skirt ideologies for not wanting to be banned. And some bans are short, others longer.

When I post there, I constantly have to re-word my response because if someone reports the post, banned. Then I spend the time to give a positive because again, its difficult to have a discussion there. After the third of fourth edit, I'm almost in eff it mode. LOL Not to mention the rigmarole for explaining that you're not attacking anyone else's opinion, so that you can give yours. It's fatiguing.

It's clear, all that is wanted there is "I love it" type stuff. Nobody wants to actually delve into the whats wrong or right with the stories. To look at the nuances and figure out what is intriguing or not about the story.

This has been going for far too long. It's only the mom and pop places where you can actually say what you think and survive. :)

My opinion, of course. LOL Sorry its habit now, ingrained.

Edit, I even edit too much here. pfft. Too funny to me.
Icefanatic has forum too. Small like here but safe to have an opinion.http://abetterplace.boards.net/

I generally just write up a post at CBR and then delete it before posting.  ;D

Thanks for the shout-out. For anyone interested, I started the 'A Better Place - A Fandom Community Forum' back when CBR was an out-of-control troll board, literally a couple of months before their big reboot. Members were primarily Iceman, Gambit and Nightcrawler fans. I'm the Admin. Neko, CC008 and ProfezzorX are all Mods.

Between people gravitating back to CBR after the reboot and a lot of disatisfaction with comics in general, Marvel in particular and the handling of our favorite characters in particular... activity fell off. I'm as much to blame as anyone for that. I'd hit my limit as a fan on taking crap from Marvel and for awhile I honestly felt like walking away from comics entirely.  :(

I eventually came back (with a vengeance)and I'd love to get ABP built up into what it was originally intended to be, a sensible alternative to CBR and the like. There seems to be this attitude at places like CBR that you either have to have a free-for-all troll board or an internet police state with nothing in-between, and I think most of us would just like a basically decent place to post where you can have sensible and reasonable discussions. Where having an opinion someone doesn't like isn't grounds to have war waged on you, and people don't abuse tools intended to deal with bad posters to silence the good ones  instead.

Any GG members that want to be a part of that are more than welcome. http://abetterplace.boards.net/

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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2575 on: January 14, 2020, 03:57:51 PM »
Back in the day, before Carey, I had my idea of fixing the deathbit mess. Visually it would be a reverse of of color. White skin, black hair more in the defying gravity style Gambit has. Red eyes and probably more nods to Sinisters involvment. Power wise it would be more of a death energy thing. A play on his normal powers. Not perfect by any means but at least more useful and visually interesting then what we got. I wanted Gambit and Angel and some others to assemble a team to hunt down Apocalypse and stop him before the next thing he had planned. Just to try to salvage the mess Milligan had left.
I like your idea for Deathbit. I never liked the gas power, it never made sense and it was the joke Milligan wanted to write and Quesada let him.

On Excalibur I recently did a reread of Gambit's moments. With the exception of caring for Rogue nothing about it says Gambit or requires it to be Gambit. His powers are not used. I repeat this to emphasise how bad it is. His powers are not used in any way that requires it to be Gambit in that spot. He charms no one. Has no references to earlier relationships. Sure he distrusts Apocalypse but that A-hole has screwed over so many X-mens that you can slot some other character in there. Agility is nonexistent, even worse we have the looney toones moment when he falls in the chasm. There is further more no wit or elegance in his dialouge or movements. Looking at this and the few facts we know about the process behind the book it's hard to think Tini picked Gambit.
That is disappointing. It does bother me that those of you still spending time and money on these books are so disappointed with the product.

Unpopular opinion incoming, Gambit has been treated poorly by two women writers. We talk about what he used to be and while Asmus wasn't perfect nor was PAD (though the first few issues weren't bad) until PAD lost interest. Honestly, looking ANXF, it was the Georgia/Quicksilver show. But at least Gambit had some of his created traits.


Outside of action sequences, nothing of importance happened in KT's books. While I know some are completely satisfied with that, it doesn't change the fact there was no story for Gambit. The villain in the mini tailor made for Rogue.

Where would Howard get anything from that, if she is basing her view on the prior book/s, outside of marriage nothing to work with. It's not surprising that he is written they way he is. Sounds like she doesn't have his voice or knows any attributes of the character outside of marriage.

There is nothing wrong with marriage but if any character can take his place then why did they bother with it. That element is not getting anything that would give the relationship merit beyond it just being there.

I made a pact with myself. Twice, the first time was the mini and ongoing. I broke that pact by supporting a book that I didn't like. This time, I've stuck to my pact. I'm not spending money on characters I don't like and Gambit no longer lures me in to break my pact.

My sympathies to those who have been gung-ho with the books that are being let down. I know I gave up but there is nothing so disappointing than spending money for 20 pages of poor content.

My comments are for the sake of discussion and to move us back to Gambit. LOL
Nothing personal, nothing antagonistic, just rolling out an opinion. :)
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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2576 on: January 14, 2020, 05:05:32 PM »
That is disappointing. It does bother me that those of you still spending time and money on these books are so disappointed with the product.

Unpopular opinion incoming, Gambit has been treated poorly by two women writers. We talk about what he used to be and while Asmus wasn't perfect nor was PAD (though the first few issues weren't bad) until PAD lost interest. Honestly, looking ANXF, it was the Georgia/Quicksilver show. But at least Gambit had some of his created traits.


Outside of action sequences, nothing of importance happened in KT's books. While I know some are completely satisfied with that, it doesn't change the fact there was no story for Gambit. The villain in the mini tailor made for Rogue.

Where would Howard get anything from that, if she is basing her view on the prior book/s, outside of marriage nothing to work with. It's not surprising that he is written they way he is. Sounds like she doesn't have his voice or knows any attributes of the character outside of marriage.

There is nothing wrong with marriage but if any character can take his place then why did they bother with it. That element is not getting anything that would give the relationship merit beyond it just being there.

I made a pact with myself. Twice, the first time was the mini and ongoing. I broke that pact by supporting a book that I didn't like. This time, I've stuck to my pact. I'm not spending money on characters I don't like and Gambit no longer lures me in to break my pact.

My sympathies to those who have been gung-ho with the books that are being let down. I know I gave up but there is nothing so disappointing than spending money for 20 pages of poor content.

My comments are for the sake of discussion and to move us back to Gambit. LOL
Nothing personal, nothing antagonistic, just rolling out an opinion. :)

I agree with that and I think it's true not just of Gambit but of a number of characters and books. You get a mediocre run, a bad run, another mediocre run... Unless you get a writer with a deep love and understanding of the character and a desire to return them to form, you tend to get a continuation of that. Both Mr. and Mrs. X and X-Men Gold were mediocre books that spent time treading water and retreading old stuff, and yet they got praise from many longtime fans often because they mostly weren't actively crapping on the characters. Iceman in Marauders is basically a continuation of Sina Grace's divisive run with the character from the Iceman solo, so for fans who were hoping for a return to a more classic interpretation of that character... forget it. You could make list.

Excalibur has big problems besides just Gambit. Rogue, Apocalypse and Jubilee are all off on characterization. The story is being poorly told and doesn't make a lot of sense. I don't see a fix for that without a change in writer. I also don't see a chance in hell of that happening. TH seems to be a trendy writer for Marvel who is getting a push right now,  so if the book gets canned eventually due to low sales I expect the characters and the fans will get the blame, not the writer.

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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2577 on: January 14, 2020, 08:51:48 PM »
I think maybe, Marvel should rethink their model. 20 pages isn't enough to tell a story. They tell stories but its all about getting from point a to point b, that nuance gets lost. Characterization is lost, relationships are lost. When there was more pages for stories, fans got inner thoughts, side stories and the main story still continued.
They should go back to more pages for story, imo. They're charging too much for 20 pages of content too. IMO.

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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2578 on: January 15, 2020, 03:53:42 AM »
I actually really enjoyed PAD's Gambit on X-Factor. Politics aside, I loved the first half and Gambit's interactions with Polaris and Quicksilver, and the Danger stuff was hilarious. But yes, once Georgia came into it, it lost a lot of momentum. The Wanda guest appearance was good though in that weaker latter half. I don't think Serval ever got a mention again after that.

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Re: Gambit Watch
« Reply #2579 on: January 15, 2020, 05:09:31 AM »
I agree with that and I think it's true not just of Gambit but of a number of characters and books. You get a mediocre run, a bad run, another mediocre run... Unless you get a writer with a deep love and understanding of the character and a desire to return them to form, you tend to get a continuation of that. Both Mr. and Mrs. X and X-Men Gold were mediocre books that spent time treading water and retreading old stuff, and yet they got praise from many longtime fans often because they mostly weren't actively crapping on the characters. Iceman in Marauders is basically a continuation of Sina Grace's divisive run with the character from the Iceman solo, so for fans who were hoping for a return to a more classic interpretation of that character... forget it. You could make list.

Excalibur has big problems besides just Gambit. Rogue, Apocalypse and Jubilee are all off on characterization. The story is being poorly told and doesn't make a lot of sense. I don't see a fix for that without a change in writer. I also don't see a chance in hell of that happening. TH seems to be a trendy writer for Marvel who is getting a push right now,  so if the book gets canned eventually due to low sales I expect the characters and the fans will get the blame, not the writer.

I realised after issue 1 or 2 of Excalibur that I had read something else from Tini. She released a 4 issue mini about Death's head just before excalibur. I grew up with Death's Head 2 so there is some attachement to that corner of Marvel. I only got through 3 issues of that mini. First issue was ok then it got jumbled and messy. She introduced 1 new character: Death's head 3 that was mostly cringy to read. She wrote a ok relationship with Wiccan-Hulkling but that was due to going with the neverending stream of conciousness dialouge mode with them. It drowned out the pages and got a bit boring. Her villain was not a threat. Overall it was written for Young readers that haven't seen Jar Jar binks yet.

KT in general disapointed with to much focus on Rogue. Still there was some good Gambit moments in her Mr&Mrs X run. There was just to few considering it should have been a 50/50 book.

Favorite Gambit writers the latest 10 years:

1: Marjorie Liu(Asmus wrote him with more style but Liu had the character interactions. Loved her Paris arc in X-23)
2: James Asmus. Got the charm and danger.
3: Tom Taylor. Fun, Dangerous, competent and respected by other X-men.
4: KT. Wrote mostly ROMY and while I enjoyed that I missed other aspects of gambit. Last arc was her best Gambit wise.
5: Jeremy Whitely. Wrote X-men monster Unleashed one-shot. Had some fun with Gambit and Laura. Potential in this guy, witch Marvel seems to have missed.