Gambit (3rd series) #11

Issue Date: 
December 1999
Story Title: 
The Hamster Run

Fabian Nicieza (scripter, co-plotter), Steve Skroce (penciler, co-plotter), Andy Owens (inker), Shannon Blanchard (colorist), Richard Starkings & Comicraft‘s Troy Peteri (letters), Mark Powers (editor), Bob Harras (editor-in-chief)

Brief Description: 

Constrictor steals an adamantium stomach that is supposed to be implanted into a Judge Buechler. Daredevil, a friend of the judge, tries to get it back and Gambit too gets involved as he needs some adamantium to save Sabretooth, who has become dependent on the metal to survive. They follow Constrictor to the crimelord Sal Donato, who needs the stomach for himself (some of his enemies put glass dust into his food) and used Constrictor’s love for his daughter into helping him. In the end a deal is made : Gambit charges the glass particles, Constrictor donates some of his adamantium coils to Creed and the judge gets the stomach. Fontanelle dreamprobes Sinister and sees him buying a newspaper about the Black Womb Killer a century ago.

Full Summary: 

Daredevil beats on Constrictor; he has bystanders drive off the building as a distraction; DD saves them, then continues the chase. Constrictor has stolen an adamantium stomach, which was supposed to go into Judge Buechler.
Remy shows up, fighting both of them. He needs adamantium to save Creed: although his healing factor is restored, he has become dependent on adamantium to survive. They fight on top of a train to Jersey, then all jump off a bridge.
Fontanelle investigates Sinister's dreams. A century ago in America, he buys a paper with the headline “Black Womb Killer Acquitted!“ : someone is selling fetuses.
Constrictor makes it to Donato's place; as a young man he worked for the mobster and fell in love with his daughter, whom he is now holding hostage for the stomach. His own has been destroyed by ground glass, a slow assassination attempt while he was in prison.
Turns out the judge bumped Donato down on the organ donor list; Remy makes a deal: he charges the ground glass, dissipating it, Constrictor donates part of his adamantium coils to Creed, and the jerk Buechler gets the stomach.

Characters Involved: 





New Son
Judge Harris Buechler

Sal Donato, crimelord

Maria Volpatracelli Donato, his daughter
In dream sequence :

Mr. Sinister

Story Notes: 
Issue Information: 
Written By: