EXCLUSIVE: The Ragin’ Cajun’s first big appearance returns this fall…
Marvel’s got two Facsimile Editions — full-on reprints that include ads, letter columns and whatnot — hitting in November.
One of them features Gambit’s major debut in 1990’s X-Men #266.
Here’s the solicitation info, which will be released officially in the coming days:
UNCANNY X-MEN #266 Facsimile Edition
WRITTEN BY CHRIS CLAREMONT
PENCILLED BY MICHAEL COLLINS
COVER BY ANDY KUBERT
Gambit enters the world of Storm and the X-Men! Ororo, stripped of her memories and transformed into a child by unknown means, is trying to get by as a thief on the streets of Cairo, Illinois. But her latest score at an art collector’s mansion lands her in a trap led by the Shadow King! Luckily, Storm isn’t the only mutant thief burgling the mansion that night… but can even the man called Gambit help her escape the Shadow King’s deadly Hounds? And elsewhere, the chilling Nanny and the Orphan-Maker have their own plans for Ororo… Relive the beginning of a partnership that revitalized the X-Men, in the landmark issue that introduced X-fans to the ragin’ Cajun! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all!
Reprinting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #266.
32 PGS./RATED T… #3.99
A few quick thoughts:
— Longtime X-Fans know that Gambit actually appeared first in X-Men Annual #14, which came out slightly earlier. But since that story takes place after this one, X-Men #266 is considered by the X-Noscenti to be his first appearance. Got that?
— I’ll happily give a No-Prize to the first person in the comments who can name the original Ragin’ Cajun!
— We’ve got another Marvel Facsimile Edition reveal coming your way Sunday, so check back! (UPDATED: Here it is!)
— AMAZING FANTASY #15 to Be Re-Released as FACSIMILE EDITION. Click here.
— INCREDIBLE HULK #1 Gets FACSIMILE EDITION Reprint. Click here.