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
759606047352 01211
Editing
Pete Franco (Assistant Editor); Mark Powers (Editor); Bob Harras (Editor-in-Chief)

Issue Notes

Double-Sized Issue; Issues #12-14 take place between X-Men #98 and Uncanny X-Men #379.
This issue has variants:

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: 1)

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.
Keywords
time travel

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

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: 3)

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: 4) (Expand) /

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

Fast Lane Part 2: Feel the Rush (Table of Contents: 5)

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: 6)

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
Related Scans
Series Information
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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