Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Clay Mann
Gambit's return to a life of thievery quickly takes a wrong turn when the relic he stole releases a creature that invades his chest cavity. While last issue pictured Remy's mission as no more than a game, this time there is a pinch of desperation in his monologue and actions when he has to steal again. A troubled, less confident Gambit is more enjoyable than the arrogant Cajun he is depicted like most of the time; whether this is the result of the creature inside him, or a new angle Asmus wants to take on the character, remains to be seen. Compared to the first issue, the art undergoes a big change: inks and coloring go for a traditional style rather than the fine lines and watercolors previously used; there is no detriment to the final product, it is just not different from everything else anymore. What remains the same is the fantastic work of Clay Mann, who seems to have found a specific theme in this title, but more of that next month. Good issue.