Moment of Weakness (Rogue and Gambit #4 Comic Review)

Rogue and Gambit #4-Ring Of Fire Part 4

Writer: Kelly Thompson

Art: Pere Perez

Cover: Kris Anka

Color: Frank D’Armata

Letters: Joe Caramanga

 

Synopsis: When saving the day means letting go of everything you just fell in love with all over again, can Rogue and Gambit do what must be done?! Have the two lovers really seen eye-to-eye? This is the second to last issue of this mini series, Rogue and Gambit are going to go out with a BANG!

What You’ll Need To Know: During their time on Paraiso Island, they have experienced bizarre things. They have forgotten a lot of it due to the very invasive “therapy” they’ve gone through. They have come to see eye to eye a little better because of it, even though the therapy is not for their benefit but for the benefit of their captors – Lavish and Dr. Grand. Their memories are pretty skewed but they are more happy and seem to be falling back in love. It could be an illusion…it could not be. They have always loved each other, but there’s always a reason things don’t work out for them. Reality gets in the way. They weren’t exchanging kisses then but they are now! 

In This Issue: They get trapped by Lavish over and over. It’s been deja vu on this island consistently but thankfully they have some memory of the events before and remember fighting their own clones. After some teasing to distract Lavish, Gambit blows them out of their restraints. Lavish is easy to annoy. She attempts to take their powers for herself, that backfires, but we are shown that she completely drains another mutant dry of his powers to heal. That was almost them. What has she done to the other mutants? Are they all dead? Anyways, they’re use to fighting clones by now but are they used to weird flashbacks to a time where they fell in love, and a confrontation when Rogue was with Avengers? Along with seeing it through each other’s eyes? Literally. Were they also prepared to switch powers? Rogue may be used to using the powers of others, but not like this. She has all the baggage Gambit has been harboring since they broke up. He took in hers as well. It’s heavy but it’s some more therapy that they needed and wanted. They have never really gotten one on one time and therapy they didn’t ask for. Especially since it’s so unconventional. As a couple with a ton of baggage, that’s what they need. After all this is said and done, will they return with the same love and connection that was revived on the island? 

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Daniela Mendoza
Hey nerds! I'm a 23 year old cosplayer from Southern California who loves comic books as well! I love going to metal and punk shows. I'm a hostess on Shoot The Breeze Comics' shows Thought Bubbles, Panel to Panel, and Guardians of the Con-Life.
Summary
Love this cover! It captures the issue well since they do have to see from each other’s point of view. Anka ALWAYS does an excellent job with foreshadowing what will be in the issue with the cover art. Perez and D’Armata use of bright colors with detailed art works perfectly. Thompson does a good job touching flashbacks and their mixed feelings about each other.
Good
  • More clones!
  • More crazy therapy!
  • More KISSING!
Bad
  • It kind of seems like the same things happen each issue, just in different ways
8.1
Great
Art - 9
Cover - 10
Plot - 6
Storyline - 7.5
Character Development - 8
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Hey nerds! I'm a 23 year old cosplayer from Southern California who loves comic books as well! I love going to metal and punk shows. I'm a hostess on Shoot The Breeze Comics' shows Thought Bubbles, Panel to Panel, and Guardians of the Con-Life.

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