Gambit (3rd series) #21

Issue Date: 
October 2000
Story Title: 
A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing

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

Brief Description: 

Gambit sends two of his Guild members to search the records of his birth, but they have been erased. Later the Unified Guild opens the Casket of All Tomorrows, but surprisingly it is empty. Gambit suspects that Gris-Gris and Theoren stole it’s content and they confess, though they were asked to destroy the material by Gambit’s father Jean-Luc. In Washington, Courier, posing as Xavier, gains access to Carl Denti’s files. He finds out that Amanda Mueller started a gernetic research programm called Black Womb shortly after World War II. Courier is discovered by fellow shapeshifter Mystique. She gets curious and corners Courier, knowing that whoever employed him will show up sooner or later. Like expected Gambit comes to the rescue and is able to surprise Mystique with both his improoved power levels and the time delayed charge.

Full Summary: 

Remy has sent Mercy and Lapin to sneak into the hospital to get his birth records, but there aren't any, like Jean Luc said, and computer records have been erased.
The unified Guilds are headquartered at Bella Donna's ancestral mansion. Ministers Tome and Hoard oversee the Unveiling ceremony to open The Casket of All Tomorrows, which turns out to be empty.
Courier impersonates Xavier and meets with Denti in the Pentagon to get access to Fred Duncan's files on Black Womb. Turns out Amanda Mueller lived at least until World War II and headed a genetics research program by that name. Mystique, herself impersonating a staffer, realizes Courier’s an imposter, when he, thinking himself unobserved, stands up to get a drink.
Bella Donna is mad that the casket was empty, since it was supposed to tell the unified Guilds how to resurrect the Old Kingdom. Tante Mattie says they still have to try, and Remy is the prophesied savior.
A fireball explodes in Siberia.
Lapin insults Gris Gris, who then starts choking him, so Remy kinetically charges off his dreadlocks.
Fontanelle calls Remy, worried because Courier didn't return. Theoren hacks into the Pentagon computers to create a fake meeting, and Remy as Robert Lord walks in, finds Courier, and gets cornered by Mystique. He uses his new power to burn her hand, making her drop her gun, and she realizes she is not up on recent events. He wants to just walk away, but she pulls knives, and he charges her body, forcing her to yield before she dissolves into a blue puddle.
Remy summons Theoren and Gris Gris, accusing them of erasing his hospital records and destroying the contents of the casket. They confess, but say Jean Luc LeBeau ordered them.

Characters Involved: 




Carl Denti

Tante Mattie

Bella Donna, Gris-Gris, Emil Lapin, Mercy LeBeau, Theoren Marceaux (all Unified Guild)

Minister Hoard, Minister Tome
In flashbacks

Jean Luc LeBeau

New Son

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