Gambit #12 [Direct Edition]
(January 2000)

Marvel, 1999 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
2.99 USD; 4.50 CAD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
Barcode:
75960604735201211
Editing:
Pete Franco (Assistant Editor); Mark Powers (Editor); Bob Harras (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Double-Sized Issue; Issues #12-14 take place between X-Men #98 and Uncanny X-Men #379.


Thief of Time ! (Table of Contents)

Gambit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Skroce (signed)
Inks:
Rodney Ramos (signed)
Colors:
Chris Sotomayor [as ¡soto!] (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gambit; Doombots

The Sunset Dawn Book 1 Chapter 1: The Time Trap (Table of Contents)

Gambit / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Fabian Nicieza
Pencils:
Steve Skroce (Layouts); Rodney Ramos
Inks:
Rodney Ramos
Colors:
Shannon Blanchard
Letters:
Richard Starkings; Comicraft; Troy Peteri

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gambit; Jean-Luc LeBeau; Courier [Jacob Gavin]; Sekmeht Conoway; Tantie Mattie; Grigori Mengo; Stanislaus Mengo; Tithe Collector; Doombots; Candra (flashback)
Synopsis:
Gambit learns from his father that he is required by destiny to go back in time and face Candra in order to preserve the Thieves Guild; Gambit gets Latverian bad boys, the Mengo Brothers, to sneak him into Doom's castle so he can use the villain's time platform; Being hounded by Doombots the entire way, Gambit and Courier successfully use the platform and head back to the past.

The Sunset Dawn Book 1 Chapter 2: It Takes a Thief (or Perhaps a Dozen) (Table of Contents)

Gambit / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Fabian Nicieza
Pencils:
Kaare Andrews
Inks:
Kaare Andrews
Colors:
Shannon Blanchard
Letters:
Richard Starkings; Comicraft; Troy Peteri

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gambit; Courier [Jacob Gavin]; Adam Worth; Jacques LeBeau; Jean-Luc LeBeau; Belize Marceaux; Tithe Collector; Candra
Synopsis:
Gambit and Jacob arrive in the London of 1891; They track down legendary thief, Adam Worth, and ask him to lead them to the current Thieves Guild; Gambit catches up with the Thieves Guild leader, his grandfather Jacques LeBeau, in the lair of Nathanial Essex (known to most of us as Mr. Sinister); Jacques takes knowledge of Essex' work to Candra in hopes that she will return to her role as benefactress of the Guild; He also wants her to release his son, Jean Luc, whom she has been holding captive; Gambit and Jacob discreetly follow.

Indexer Notes

Sven Larsen credited as research help for this segment; Adam Worth (1844-1902) is an actual historical figure and is reputed to be Arthur Conan Doyle's inspiration for Professor Moriarty; One of the last of the gentlemen thieves, he is probably most well known for stealing Gainsborough's painting "The Duchess of Devonshire" which he personally kept for 25 years before discreetly returning it to the Pinkertons; For more reading on the subject, please see "The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth Master Thief" by Ben Macintyre.

The Sunset Dawn Book 1 Chapter 3: Cards on the Table (and a Few Up the Sleeve !) (Table of Contents)

Gambit / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Fabian Nicieza
Pencils:
Charles Adlard
Inks:
Charles Adlard
Colors:
Shannon Blanchard
Letters:
Richard Starkings; Comicraft; Troy Peteri

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gambit; Jacques LeBeau; Jean-Luc LeBeau; Belize Marceaux; Adam Worth; Tithe Collector; Candra
Synopsis:
Candra sends Jacques LeBeau and his Guild to New York to track down Nathanial Essex for her; Gambit saves Jean-Luc (his father as a child) from Candra and prepares to chase the Guild to New York in hopes of reaching Essex first.

Dealer's Choice (Table of Contents)

Gambit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Powers
Pencils:
Kevin Maguire
Inks:
Kevin Maguire
Colors:
Digital Broome
Letters:
Troy Peteri [as Richard Starkings and Comicraft's Troy Peteri]

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Preview copy and cover art for issues #13 and 14; Replaces letters page.

Fast Lane Part 2: Feel the Rush (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Glenn Herdling
Pencils:
Gregg Schigiel
Inks:
Richard Case
Colors:
Paul Mounts
Letters:
Chris Dickey
Editing:
Michael Stewart; Steve Behling

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; VILLAIN: Mysterio

Indexer Notes

Anti-Drug Story inserted into a number of comics.

Dealer's Choice (Table of Contents)

Dealer's Choice / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

No letters, preview of issue #13 & 14

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Thief of Time !
    Gambit
  2. 1. The Sunset Dawn Book 1 Chapter 1: The Time Trap
    Gambit
  3. 2. The Sunset Dawn Book 1 Chapter 2: It Takes a Thief (or Perhaps a Dozen)
    Gambit
  4. 3. The Sunset Dawn Book 1 Chapter 3: Cards on the Table (and a Few Up the Sleeve !)
    Gambit
  5. 4. Dealer's Choice
    Gambit
  6. 5. Fast Lane Part 2: Feel the Rush
    Spider-Man
  7. 6. Dealer's Choice
    Dealer's Choice
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