*Marvel: Yes! It’s true! After several copies of Gambit’s debut have passed through our hands, we’ve finally run out of ‘Allo, Allo’ themed openings! But while this issue is a frequent visitor to our shelves, it never languishes for long. In August 1990’s X-Men #266, while temporarily de-aged to childhood (don’t you hate it when that happens?), Storm met a charismatic thief named Gambit, who aided her in escaping from the Shadow King. Unlike many one-off guest-stars, however, Gambit caught on with the reading public, and stuck around to become a mainstay of the team – fortunately ditching his original costume of pervy knickers, stripey tights and flasher-mac in favour of a more conservative ensemble! The recently-wed ‘Mr.Rogue’ (oops, sorry, spoilers…) has been a hugely popular X-Man ever since, and his full debut is always a hot choice with buyers. But because we’re too good to you, we’re adding in his first cameo appearance in X-Men Annual #14, playing a small but pivotal part in the ‘Days of Future Present’ saga. X-Men Annual #14 is NM £35; X-Men #266 is a respectable copy, with the main flaws two barely discernable creases (one vertical, one horizontal) across the logo area (faint and not breaking the cover colour), minor spine ‘ticks’, a tiny amount of wear at top and bottom spine and around the staples. FN+ cents at £50.