This issue is a variant of Gambit (Marvel, 1999 series) #1 [Ace Cover]. There exist further variants.
The multiple variant covers for this issue are identified by the playing card in the top left corner of the comic (Ace through Ten--all Diamonds). The Dynamic Forces variant also has a Jack as the playing card.
Solicitation for letters and upcoming art for the Gambit series.
Text article with clip art.