Gambit (3rd series) #14

Issue Date: 
March 2000
Story Title: 
The Sunset Dawn - Book 3: Tomorrow Starts Today

Fabian Nicieza (writer), Anthony Williams (penciler), Andy Lanning (inker), Tom Smith (colorist), Richard Starkings & Comicraft‘s Troy Peteri (letters), Mike Marts (editor), Bob Harras (editor-in-chief)

Brief Description: 

In the past, Sinister makes a deal with Gambit. He lets the Guild track down Ozymandias to study his texts for Candra and also restores the Courier from liquid state, in exchange for a cell sample of the shapeshifter, which Sinister uses to give himself the ability to morph. Upon restoring the Courier he makes a wrong assumption that the woman who visited him was Courier’s natural state, and Jacob Gavin is now stuck in the female form. Remy and Sinister follow the Guild to Ozymandias place and defeat Candra, who is then turned over to her fellow Externals, who are not happy that she risked disturbing Apocalypse. Sinister erases the memories of Ozymandias‘ texts from the Guild’s minds and locks the information deep in Gambit’s mind, at the same time he notices that Gambit must have undergone brain surgery before. Gambit and the Courier accomplished all they came for, but now are stuck in the past. In the present Fontanelle visits Rogue in her dreams to tell her that Remy is in need of help. The New Son contacts Archangel and asks him to kill Gambit.

Full Summary: 

(Year 1891)

The Thieves' Guild is trying to steal from Ozymandias for Candra; Jacques (who doesn't know Iehovah from Yahweh) gets them caught, so he asks Ozymandias for information on Apocalypse. He gives them
some texts about the Old Kingdom, then Candra shows up.
Remy is with Sinister, who released the Guild two weeks ago and offers to restore Courier; now stuck in female form. All this in exchange for a piece of Courier. Remy wants “Jaqueline“ to repeat the trick (iss. #9) of killing the cells he gave to Sinister, but somehow he can’t do it.

Fontanelle investigates Rogue's dreams and warns her that Remy needs her help in the past. She needs to go to Jean Luc.
Angel, who has decided to be a humanitarian, makes a deal with the New Son and is told he must kill Remy.
(Year 1891)

Candra traps Ozymandias, and the Guild translates Old Kingdom texts so she can fold space using magic. They are interrupted by Sinister, who uses Apocalypse's transport to do the same, and Remy is with him, cards flying. Sinister has Courier's morphing abilities now and attacks Candra, handing her
over to her fellow X-Ternals, who are angry she risked waking Apocalypse.
Back in New York, Sinister removes the Guild's memories of the Old Kingdom texts and locks them away in Remy's subconscious. He notices previous work done to the base of his cerebellum, which looks like his own. Remy refuses to explain.
Courier summarizes: they have saved the Guild and put the kibosh on Candra, but they gave advanced abilities to Sinister and froze Courier as a woman. Plus, they don't know how to get back to the future.

Characters Involved: 





New Son
In the past (1891) :



Absalom, Burke, Candra, Gideon, Nicodemus, Saul (all Externals)
Thieves’s Guild :

Jaques LeBeau, father of Jean-Luc

Jean-Luc LeBeau

Rouler / Marceaux), father of Belize

Belize Marceaux
In dream sequence :



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