Marvel gives the
charming mutant thief another chance at an ongoing title, this time
reined in by writer and performer James Asmus. While his current
duties have turned Gambit from hero to teacher, this new series
focuses on the more naughty aspects of the character; and it is not
just the thieving, but also the sneaky and seductive ways of Mr.
LeBeau's that take the forefront in the book.
Speaking of, Remy's charismatic and downright sexy qualities are
visually played out to perfection by artist Clay Mann; the words
"cool" and "smooth" come to mind when trying to describe his
pencils. Seth Mann uses super-fine ink lines that set the stage for
Rachelle Rosenberg's beautiful watercolors and thus deliver
picture-like renditions in every page. With a mix of James Bond and
Mission: Impossible, "Once a Thief..." is a fantastic beginning for
this fan favorite.