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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #555 on: September 02, 2020, 05:17:06 PM »
And apparently we're all just gonna forget about the thousands and thousands of tweets he deleted about "tasty little boys" and whatever other disturbing sh* he said. Fantomex is basically them trying to combine Gambit and Deadpool and not doing a good job with either. Hate that character. Luckily he won't be doing an X-Men movie.


I honestly think there are a bunch of writers who don't really know how to write Gambit and aren't good at that type of character so because they're insecure they just say they "don't like" or even "hate" him so they don't have to be burdened with writing a character they can't handle. It's pretty pathetic.
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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #556 on: September 02, 2020, 05:53:45 PM »
And apparently we're all just gonna forget about the thousands and thousands of tweets he deleted about "tasty little boys" and whatever other disturbing sh* he said. Fantomex is basically them trying to combine Gambit and Deadpool and not doing a good job with either. Hate that character. Luckily he won't be doing an X-Men movie.


I honestly think there are a bunch of writers who don't really know how to write Gambit and aren't good at that type of character so because they're insecure they just say they "don't like" or even "hate" him so they don't have to be burdened with writing a character they can't handle. It's pretty pathetic.


Total cowardice. A writer with talent would relish the opportunity to write a character like that, as it's a challenge and opportunity to grow.
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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #557 on: September 03, 2020, 08:28:05 PM »
The mental gymnastics involved to like Fantomex but hate on Gambit astounds me. It's like watching an olympic floor routine. It's truly amazing. Fantomex has no distinguishable character trait that wouldn't be mistaken for Gambit other than having a weird three-way in which 2/3 consisted of himself. The only interesting part about him is how he came to be. Otherwise, he's cut and paste wiki facts that could have easily been two or three other characters if he didn't exist.


What boggles my mind is how their similarities haven't been brought up in the books. How does that not get poked fun at? As for Gambit and the current talent - I get it. Everyone doesn't have the like him, but for those that do, why not give them the gig?
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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #558 on: September 04, 2020, 08:00:10 AM »
You know, what really makes me sad is this word: writers. Every story is an attempt to answer a question.... And for me if you call yourself a writer, when you sit to do your work, you should be able to look for questions that bring people onboard with you. Not liking a character doesn't say much, you know... it feels like you do your work throught your ego. And if you have a big mind changing point of view, fine!, put your energy into a personal work, cuz bashing a character doesn't qualify you as writer at all. Quite the apposite... 

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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #559 on: September 04, 2020, 04:27:36 PM »
Especially in situations like comic books, where they are earning a paycheck by telling a story with established 'company product'. You'd think some degree of professionalism would keep them from actively damaging or harming the interests of the people that help pay their bills. Even if they hate Gambit, he is still a Marvel product (now Disney, I guess...?) and that should keep a professional from trying to tank his character.
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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #560 on: September 04, 2020, 06:08:58 PM »
Bingo! And let's jus remember, there's a LOT of decisions, bad plots with Spiderman, Wolverine, Dardevil,... so on... Wanna do a good Gambit, make him a "Constantine" guy, more of a Gambler. 

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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #561 on: September 06, 2020, 09:58:59 PM »
I say it again - he's wasted in Excalibur. His roots and overall characterization would function and make more sense in the other titles. As for his MCU debut - let's hope that the rumors of his getting solo series are true. We'll know before everyone else because all of a sudden Marvel Comics will remember he exists and oversaturate the landscape with him.
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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #562 on: September 16, 2020, 07:09:12 PM »
https://www.cbr.com/marvel-chris-claremont-anniversary-special/

Seems like Gambit will be featured. Not totally sure how I feel about this.

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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #563 on: September 17, 2020, 02:57:41 AM »
https://www.cbr.com/marvel-chris-claremont-anniversary-special/

Seems like Gambit will be featured. Not totally sure how I feel about this.


Cool! Ireally hope it has old school badass  best Claremont's Gambit!

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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #564 on: September 17, 2020, 12:32:40 PM »
https://www.cbr.com/marvel-chris-claremont-anniversary-special/

Seems like Gambit will be featured. Not totally sure how I feel about this.
Cool! Ireally hope it has old school badass  best Claremont's Gambit!

I'm not sure either, Claremont is hit or miss but there are issues he's written with Gambit that I have enjoyed.

I don't like that cover art, Gambit doesn't look at that good, I hope the interior handled better. Gambit's frown is too long, imo.

I might buy this ... not sure yet. Might go the digital route. :)
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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #565 on: September 17, 2020, 12:40:33 PM »
I'm not sure either, Claremont is hit or miss but there are issues he's written with Gambit that I have enjoyed.

I don't like that cover art, Gambit doesn't look at that good, I hope the interior handled better. Gambit's frown is too long, imo.

I might buy this ... not sure yet. Might go the digital route. :)


Agreed. Claremont is hit or miss in modern times. He also seems to always want to change Gambit in some way. Listen Chris, all the fans that are still here 30 years after you've created this character, don't want him changed. We just want him written well. A smooth badass with impressive abilities.
Is that lil' Ro with Gambit in the artwork?

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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #566 on: September 17, 2020, 04:27:35 PM »

Agreed. Claremont is hit or miss in modern times. He also seems to always want to change Gambit in some way. Listen Chris, all the fans that are still here 30 years after you've created this character, don't want him changed. We just want him written well. A smooth badass with impressive abilities.
Is that lil' Ro with Gambit in the artwork?

Agreed. And yes, that is lil' Ro, which means Claremont could working with his original stories where he created Gambit. That is kind of fun ideology wise.
Edit: yes, it is lil' Ro
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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #567 on: September 18, 2020, 01:26:39 AM »
Has anyone else noticed Gambit is the only male in tbe image?
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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #568 on: September 19, 2020, 11:24:40 AM »
Has anyone else noticed Gambit is the only male in tbe image?
I had not noticed that until it was pointed out, interesting.

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Re: Gambit Watch 2020
« Reply #569 on: September 20, 2020, 05:01:52 AM »
Probably they just needed Storm and was just near.
It is a one shot. Don't expect a lot but hope to see a few cool things for Remy in it.