I don’t so much blame the nineties X-Men comics for the expectation that Rogue and Gambit will always be an item in the comics. It may have been the animated series that drew much from the Chris Claremont/Jim Lee era and what followed which cemented the idea in the minds of the public on this off-and-on-again relationship.
But there is plenty of fanfic. Oh, so much fanfic. Many people who want to see the two together again. Like the old days.
Something like that, yes. But today’s Astonishing X-Men #2 by Charles Soule, Mike Deodato and Frank Martin not only has the Shadow King creating scenarios that seem to mock such shipping… watching themselves take on the form of Kitty Pryde and Colossus (currently going through a proposal situation in X-Men Gold)…
But then dash any possibility it could be them again.
They’re totally over each other. And Marvel Comics does seem to be rubbing it in rather…
Astonishing X-Men #2 is published by Marvel Comics today.
ASTONISHING X-MEN #2
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Mike Deodato
ENTER: THE ASTRAL PLANE!
In the next chapter of this action-packed X-Men epic, PSYLOCKE, ROGUE, OLD MAN LOGAN and the rest of their impromptu team travel to the astral plane in pursuit of the dastardly SHADOW KING. But on the astral plane, not everything is as it seems, and reality is only as reliable as what you think it is… Will the X-Men be able to contain the chaos from spilling out into the world? From superstar writer CHARLES SOULE and rock-star artist MIKE DEODATO JR., ASTONISHING X-MEN is the book you cannot afford to miss!
Rated T+In Shops: Aug 16, 2017