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Subj: Re: Rogue & Gambit #2
Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 at 10:06:02 am CST (Viewed 228 times)
Reply Subj: Rogue & Gambit #2
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 at 11:22:32 am CST (Viewed 255 times)

    General observation No. 1: R&G #2 makes it two issues running of completely ignoring Rogue's relationship to the Human Torch in Uncanny Avengers and after. Rather striking as this issue came out the same week as Avengers #679, where Rogue looks utterly devastated when she receives bad news of what happened to Johnny...

Bothersome. This mini seems like something Editorial decided should happen because hey, it's Legacy - but not everything that happened in the old days needs to be revisited. For example, and for the love of God, let's not have a Hank Pym/Janet Van Dyne flashback mini that rehashes the Shooter slap.

Rogue and Johnny seem to me to be a reasonably healthy couple, in so far as I don't detect any abuse or codependency. I would be happy to watch their relationship evolve. Unfortunately I don't think it's in the cards. Marvel seems to place little importance on them as a couple except in the Avengers books. For example, Marvel 2-in-1 isn't referencing the relationship at all. Not that Johnny is in any way being unfaithful - he's not. He isn't paying attention to women at all in this story line so far. But there are things going on in that story that would typically make a boyfriend want to talk to his girlfriend, and such is not occurring.

    General observation No. 2: Some post-2000 storylines made me more amenable to Rogue/Gambit as a romantic pairing, but so far this limited series is reminding me of why I considered that relationship so unhealthy and (sometimes more than) borderline abusive in the 1990s.

The last thing in the world I want is one more nanosecond spent on the Rogue/Gambit travesty. There is absolutely nothing good about it. It makes me feel sick inside.

    General observation No. 3: During the first flashback Gambit jokingly suggests that mind control might be good. I'm beginning to wonder if Kelly Thompson meant that seriously.

Frightening to think that Kelly Thompson is a woman.

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