Gambit (3rd series) #17

Issue Date: 
June 2000
Story Title: 
The Pin Cushion - Assasination Game, part 1

Fabian Nicieza (writer), Yanick Paquette (penciler), Parsons and Perotta (inkers), Tom Smith (colorist), Richard Starkings & Comicraft‘s Troy Peteri (letters), Mike Marts (editor), Bob Harras (editor-in-chief)

Brief Description: 

Gambit has been attacked by Bullseye and is about to die, but the Assasins Guild arrives, wanting to kill Remy themselves. In the confusion he slips away and is taken to a secure place be his fellow Thieves Guild members. With help of Tante Mattie and his hypercharged powers Gambit starts to heal from the injury, but the Constrictor crashes in, renders the Guild unconscious and Gambit again has to fight for his life. More villains arrive eager to collect the price money on Gambit’s head; FBI agent Carl Denti offers Gambit a ride, but suddenly they are attacked by Denti’s former alter ego, the X-Cutioner. Fontanelle appears in Courier’s dreams and wants to know which side he is on, Gambit’s or the New Son’s.

Full Summary: 

Remy has been stabbed by Bullseye and is near death. Three Daredevils appear and chase off Bullseye; they are Fifolet, Gris-Gris, and Questa, who can fiddle with people's minds. Then they track Gambit, their
real target, who has meanwhile escaped.
Valerie Cooper reports to the Comission on Superhuman Activities that Zaran and Batroc were captured and released, and Denti will track them to Remy.
Tante Mattie watches as Remy's enhanced powers heal him; the remnant of the Thieves' Guild plans to find out why there's a contract on him.
Fontanelle investigates Courier's dreams; she tells him to choose between Remy and the New Son.Then she goes into Remy's mind and has him replay his fight with Bullseye.
He is awakened by Constrictor, who knocked out the Thieves Guild. After a short struggle, Deadpool appears (also as a hit-man), shoots Constrictor, then threatens Remy, who bribes him to let him go (he made some good investments while he was stuck in the past). Farley is now Fireballs, with some of X-Cutioner's toys; Remy quickly dispatches him, then Denti arrives, identifies himself as FBI and Remy goes with him. Suddenly the car is attacked by a new X-Cutioner.

Characters Involved: 




Valerie Cooper

Carl Denti

Tante Mattie

Genard Alouette, Zoe Ishihara, Emil Lapin, Mercy LeBeau, Theoren Marceaux, Claude Poitier (all Thieves Guild)
Bella Donna, Fifolet, Gris-Gris, Questa, Singer (all Assasins Guild)




Fireballs (Jack Farley)

X-Cutioner II

Story Notes: 

Till recently Carl Denti was the X-Cutioner, who now occupies the armour is a mystery.

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