Gambit (3rd series) #18

Issue Date: 
July 2000
Story Title: 
Working the Treadmill - Assasination Game, part 2

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

Brief Description: 

Denti and Gambit are attacked by a new X-Cutioner, and more and more superpowered villains arrive to collect the price on Remy’s head. Some of them even fight each other, while Gambit tries to get away from the X-Cutioner. Courier turns against the New Son and calls Archangel to help Gambit. In the end most villains keep themselves busy, the Assasins take on the X-Cutioner causing a big explosion. Gambit and Bella Donna are buried by debris.

Full Summary: 

X-Cutioner stops Denti's car; Denti tries to arrest him, but Remy gets them out of there. Denti had chosen to die (issue #5), but when his space station collapsed, failsafe systems teleported him out of his armor. He had assumed it destroyed, but someone else now wears it.
Fireballs has balls, until Remy blows them up with a glance. Then he uses some to knock down X-Cutioner.
Bella Donna and the Assasins Guild question Deadpool and find he let Remy go. During the questioning Constrictor wakes and is knocked out again.
Although he hired the assorted villains for the New Son, Courier calls Archangel for help, while Batroc and Zaran attack Remy again. Denti is wounded; Remy blows up the Thieves' Guild escape boat and the villains with it.
Crossbones is on deck; he drops his guns when Remy charges them, then Denti pulls his gun and gets away with Remy. Crossbones crosses paths with Batroc and Zaran; they have an old feud.
Deadpool pulls a gun on the Thieves' Guild, but they convince him they're just trying to help a relative. Constrictor again wakes and is again knocked out.
Remy tries to catch his breath. Denti notes that he seems stronger when using his enhanced powers. Just then, Fireballs and X-Cutioner attack again. Denti considers, then arrests Fireballs. He's glad he's no longer X-Cutioner.
The new one chases down Remy, but the Assassins' Guild rescues him, so Bella Donna can kill him herself. Fifolet disrupts X-Cutioner's systems, and he explodes. A building under construction topples; the debris buries Bella Donna and Remy.

Characters Involved: 




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)




X-Cutioner II

Batroc, the Leaper



Story Notes: 

The old feud between Crossbones, Batroc and Zaran refers to the Bloodstone Hunt in Captain America #357-362.

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