Author Topic: Why is Gambit in Excalibur, again?  (Read 948 times)

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Re: Why is Gambit in Excalibur, again?
« Reply #60 on: August 06, 2020, 03:51:06 PM »
Well, I agree with Don, overall.


Damn, that Fury quote. I see it a lot on the net but noone knows where it came from. Not even Dantay could tell.


Pretty sure I have the book upstairs... I'll have to look at it. I think it was a narration box.
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Re: Why is Gambit in Excalibur, again?
« Reply #61 on: August 06, 2020, 04:01:44 PM »

I know exactly where it comes from.


X-Men Adventures (the comic based on X-Men the Animated Series episodes) #9, featured a 14 page preview of things to come, and contained the Nick Fury files quote. Also, I think it was in the Maximum Anniversay X-Perience, a sorta...spiral style book that laid out the mansion, danger room, blackbird details, etc. It showed off Gambit's bedroom I recall haha.


Even without the quote, that era of Gambit is the one that made me a fan. "bang you dead" deflecting bullets with a stick, picking locks with a spike in his leg, french kissing a Jean-bot, Taco Bell dating, Blackcat chillin', Sabretooth abusing, chain smoking (hey, the X-Men are immortal now, right ?  ;) ), Harley riding, gumbo stewing, Bishop chest jabbin', Batmobile stealing, tortured soul, devil may care, Ragin Cajun that can do more than be saved and lectured.


I look at what he is now and even in X-Factor and wonder what the @#@$ did Marvel pay James Asmus for? Ok, I get it, everyone has their favorites, but there are actual writers Marvel employs that want to write the character. He has fans - I just dont get the point of sticking him with creators that obviously have no interest or respect for the character. His and Rogue's usage in Excalibur is so obviously just for attention its maddening. Gambit's a running joke and Rogue wasnt in the book for half the run. And I'll say it again - they dont have to be in a book together.
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Re: Why is Gambit in Excalibur, again?
« Reply #62 on: August 06, 2020, 04:13:43 PM »

Even without the quote, that era of Gambit is the one that made me a fan. "bang you dead" deflecting bullets with a stick, picking locks with a spike in his leg, french kissing a Jean-bot, Taco Bell dating, Blackcat chillin', Sabretooth abusing, chain smoking (hey, the X-Men are immortal now, right ?  ;) ), Harley riding, gumbo stewing, Bishop chest jabbin', Batmobile stealing, tortured soul, devil may care, Ragin Cajun that can do more than be saved and lectured.



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Re: Why is Gambit in Excalibur, again?
« Reply #63 on: August 06, 2020, 04:19:16 PM »

I know exactly where it comes from.


X-Men Adventures (the comic based on X-Men the Animated Series episodes) #9, featured a 14 page preview of things to come, and contained the Nick Fury files quote. Also, I think it was in the Maximum Anniversay X-Perience, a sorta...spiral style book that laid out the mansion, danger room, blackbird details, etc. It showed off Gambit's bedroom I recall haha.


X-Men Adventures has only info and sketches of Gambit about his first series by Howard and Weeks.




Maybe you has some scans of that Maximum issue? It is probably hard to find it.

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Re: Why is Gambit in Excalibur, again?
« Reply #64 on: August 06, 2020, 04:23:23 PM »

Even without the quote, that era of Gambit is the one that made me a fan. "bang you dead" deflecting bullets with a stick, picking locks with a spike in his leg, french kissing a Jean-bot, Taco Bell dating, Blackcat chillin', Sabretooth abusing, chain smoking (hey, the X-Men are immortal now, right ?  ;) ), Harley riding, gumbo stewing, Bishop chest jabbin', Batmobile stealing, tortured soul, devil may care, Ragin Cajun that can do more than be saved and lectured.


I look at what he is now and even in X-Factor and wonder what the @#@$ did Marvel pay James Asmus for? Ok, I get it, everyone has their favorites, but there are actual writers Marvel employs that want to write the character. He has fans - I just dont get the point of sticking him with creators that obviously have no interest or respect for the character. His and Rogue's usage in Excalibur is so obviously just for attention its maddening. Gambit's a running joke and Rogue wasnt in the book for half the run. And I'll say it again - they dont have to be in a book together.


I feel you. May sound like absurd but I won't be surprised if Howard hates him. Writer can write some characters bad if don't know them but in issue 7 his cards don't even explode twice. It just feels like evil trolling.

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Re: Why is Gambit in Excalibur, again?
« Reply #65 on: August 06, 2020, 05:09:10 PM »

X-Men Adventures has only info and sketches of Gambit about his first series by Howard and Weeks.




Maybe you has some scans of that Maximum issue? It is probably hard to find it.


You're right,I just saw that online (like, a free copy of XMA#9)...maybe it was on the back of a card...I have a copy of the Maximum but it's at my parents house inter attic...can't really access it.
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Re: Why is Gambit in Excalibur, again?
« Reply #66 on: August 06, 2020, 05:34:20 PM »
Okay, apparently the quote's not in either of the comics I ould have put money on it was in, or the trading cards.


Now, I'm really frustrated.
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Re: Why is Gambit in Excalibur, again?
« Reply #67 on: August 07, 2020, 05:13:51 AM »
Okay, apparently the quote's not in either of the comics I ould have put money on it was in, or the trading cards.


Now, I'm really frustrated.


Don`t worry. I think we will find it sooner or later ;)