Penciled: Clay Mann with Leonard Kirk
Inked: Seth Mann, Clay Mann, & Jay Leisten
Colored: Rachelle Rosenberg
Lettered: Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Release Date: March 27th, 2013
"Teeth of the Hydra Upon You"
I keep threatening to drop Gambit pretty much monthly and yet for some reason I just keep coming back for more. Honestly, I have never been a huge Gambit fan. He doesn't ever seem to be presented in a consistent way and for all intents and purposes is kind of a douche. Yet, Asmus has piqued my interest to the point that I have delved ten issues deep into this solo series and am still in it.
I think this issue paints a pretty good picture as to why I have enjoyed this series for the most part. There is a lot of action, plenty of quick wit from Gambit and he has been consistent throughout. He is becoming a character that feels like he could be a real person that is struggling with his inner demons. He may be considered a womanizer but he is stuck on one girl and he isn't even certain why. There is also that overlying question of is Joelle even being honest with him at all. I think these are the reasons I have stuck with the comic and will continue to do so.
Anyhow, this issue deals with Gambit and Joelle breaking into a top secret lab to get a cure for Joelle's daughter (supposedly) and it doesn't go too well initially. There is plenty of fighting and explosions that Mann and Kirk do an phenomenal job spreading over the pages. All seems to work out but the final page was the hook that I was looking for. One of my favorite X-Men shows and if you have been reading my posts as of late you should have a guess who it is.
So, for now, Asmus will continue to have me as a reader on this book. I really did think I was going to shelf this series after this issue but I have been proven that either the book will keep getting better or that I am a fool and should have dropped it a couple issues back. Only time will tell, until then I will continue to go along on Remy's ride.