TOP OF THE STACK: “X-MEN ORIGINS: GAMBIT” #1 (Marvel) — While Remy LeBeau has a lot more fans these days thanks to his big-screen debut in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” mainstream audiences (and comics fans whose interests don’t fall along the X-Men axis) probably aren’t as savvy to his sordid past. Marvel looks to clear all that confusion up with this one-shot that delves into Gambit’s criminal past — and how he became one of the most popular heroes in the mutant universe.
Written by Mike Carey with art by David Yardin, this could be a great series to pick up if you’re looking to prep for the inevitable Gambit solo movie or just want to fill in the blanks in your mutant memory.
Honorable Mention: “Captain America” #600 (Marvel) — Steve Rogers is back! Okay, we all knew this was going to happen eventually, but this officially kicks off the big return of the star-spangled Avenger. And that’s a big deal to a lot of people — especially anyone making (or looking forward to) a little movie called “The First Avenger: Captain America.”
What are you picking up this week? Let me know in the comment section!