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Rogue & Gambit: Ring of Fire

(Rogue & Gambit #1-5)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  899 ratings  ·  154 reviews
Everybody's favorite X-couple is reunited! And boy, are they not happy about that... Kitty Pryde must send Rogue and Gambit on an undercover mission to fi nd a group of kidnapped mutants. What they discover on this mission will shock them. But will it also bring them closer together...? It's a high-stakes adventure caper that only the two hottest X-Men can deliver!
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Marvel
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Jessica I would say high school age, but not younger. Along with being formatted like a couple attending therapy (which I don't think younger readers would ca…moreI would say high school age, but not younger. Along with being formatted like a couple attending therapy (which I don't think younger readers would care about), there is also sexuality that is inappropriate for the younger set. That's pretty standard for the X-Men, actually. (less)

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Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is really a fun and cute romance-y sort of comic for fans of Rogue & Gambit's on-again/off-again relationship.


The villain is fairly stupid and her motivations are extremely murky, but if you know that going into this one it may not be so bad. Think of Ring of Fire as more of a rom-com(ic) and less of an action comic, I guess. But for what it is, I thought it was adorable.


So, due to convenient plot stuff, Rogue and Gambit get sent on a mission to pose as a couple seeking relationship therap
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok I admit it I am biased. Gambit is my favorite X-MAN. The noticed the spark between him and Rogue from the first episode of the 90s X-MEN cartoon series. Getting into the comics seeing all the history between the two of them made me want them to be together even more. Now with so many of my childhood/comic book couples broken up nostalgia get the better of me with these two.

Romeo and Juilet have nothing on these two. With all their ups and downs, the perfect mission come up where these two can
kristen ♡
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, 2018

these characters are so 90s it’s too much for my nostalgic heart to handle. actually...i’m only 17 so i’m too young to be even this nostalgic. anyway!

i LOVED this because both characters are semi new to me, but this made me feel as if i have been there throughout their entire romance and read every issue with them in it. you don’t necessarily get to know them well, but you know the dynamics of their relationship and the feelings of both about it.

in the world of marvel this book is small but it i
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I was surprised how much I liked this. Gambit and Rogue have been on the outs for years, to the point where I quit giving a crap about the two of them getting together. Rogue even recently made out with Deadpool in Uncanny Avengers, so I expected this to feel very forced. But Kelly Thompson did a very good job of revisiting key moments of their past and having them work through their issues. It was actually pretty great seeing them revisit key moments from their time in the Uncanny X-Men, the fi ...more
Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it
20. Years. Too. Late.

Very well told, in regards to their relationship and looking back at it, but WTF... SPOILER ALERT... Why the frakk has Rogue got to apologise for their failure for that big fallout in the past?... that's BS. That's Marvel caving into the fan boys who massively sided with genocide accomplice Gambit at the time. In Antartica Gambit was revealed to have led the Marauders to the massacre of 100s of mutants. A massacre. Not sure why Rogue is apologising for that or for being unab
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: most-loved
Rogue is my absolute favourite character so of course I went into this extremely biased! I loved it, especially the flashbacks and references to so many of the traumatic and often bizzare things she and Gambit have being through. They are a couple with deep trust issues and this really explores them.
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
An overall quick, refreshing story that examines Rogue and Gambit's tumultuous past with a surprise ending. I'm a sucker for any romance story, so count me in. ...more
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so maybe I'm biased. I already fell in love with kelly Thomson's writing after her Hawkeye run. I already love rogue. And I already love when super heros get to be super while dealing with mundane every day stuff like relationship troubles. But maybe, none of that would matter cause this is a freaking great book!

Relationships in comics aren't usually explored in this amount of detail. 5 whole issues dedicated to a couple attending a therapy retreat is not common marvel canon. But I absolut
These Violent Delights (Robin)
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars
Expectations Going In: High
Level of Enjoyment: Favorite
Able to Connect With the Characters? Yes
Did I Like the Romance? Hell Yes! Rogue and Gambit are one of my all time favorite couples.
Will I Be Continuing the Series? Yes!

What I Liked:
*Rogue (she is a Queen!)

What I Didn't Like:
*Can't think of anything at the moment

Would I Recommend?Yes
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Why is everything I read by this author just meh?
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
(Read as single issues)
omg, so fun and charming, love these dirtbags
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
In her review, Anne calls this miniseries a rom-com(ic) and she couldn't be more spot on. Even though the plot and villain only serve to get Rogue and Gambit focused on their relationship, it's a charming and genuine exploration of two people who love each other, but have a lot of history, their own issues, and don't fully realize how much they've hurt, but also how much they mean, to each other. The "couples retreat paradise" is of course a front for something more shady, but it's also a setup ...more
Will Robinson Jr.
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Feels like the X-men of old. This book really took me back to when I was a young buck growing up in the late 80s and early 9os. When Fox Kids had the most amazing kids cartoon shows. Shows like Batman the Animated series, Spider-man, Dragon Ball Z and of course "X-men". X-men without a doubt got me into comics. One of the key elements that make the X-men tick is the personal drama between many of the team members. At its core X-men scribes John Byrne & Chris Claremont created some well written s ...more
Nancy O'Toole
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gambit and Rogue are a pair with a lot of emotional baggage, baggage that they will have to sort through when their latest mission places them undercover as a couple going through marital therapy! The pair will have to stay the course if they want to locate a group kidnapped mutants, but will they be able to stomach the truths that they unearth in the process?

I have a real weakness for superhero romances, so when I heard that Rogue and Gambit were going to have a graphic novel based around their
May 15, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This was pretty cool. I liked how since Rogue and Gambit have this complicated relationship, Kitty Pryde sends them undercover to a couples retreat to investigate some strange happenings there. The villain was kind of lame but it was cool seeing Remy and Rogue work thru their history and save the day at the same time.
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
An action-romance mini-series by one of the rising stars of corporate comics, Kelly Thompson. I was a big fan of her Hawkeye and of her West Coast Avengers books, and this book stands tall right beside them.

While the villain herself is pretty forgettable, the setting and circumstances of Rogue and Gambit’s adventure work beautifully for the characters. It’s a book that’s also made better by having a firmly defined beginning, middle, and end. While Gambit’s double-entendres get old quickly, the c
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've always been a sucker for Rogue and Gambit. This was just straight up fun. Hopefully, there will be more in the future.

Content warning: some language and sex, though you don't really see anything.
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has kickstarted my deep and undying love for Rogue and Gambit. I need to consume every piece of media they’re in, right now.
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rogue has been my favorite superhero since I was a kid. After all the x-men movies did to Rogue's story and character I have been very bitter about the x-men stories but this one was so good! I loved it! I need more of these two. They have so much chemistry and such a complex history. ...more
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You don’t have to know anything about Rogue & Gambit to understand this arc but if you don’t want to know everything about them when it’s over, then you’re doing it wrong.
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a total rom-com with action and lots of banter. I loved it.
Also, I can't believe how many ridiculous outfits both Rogue and Gambit have worn over the years. The book is worth reading just for the look you get at both of them thru the years.
Oct 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, superhumans
Believe it or not, actually pretty good. Not because of the villain's plot. That's barely formed, doesn't make a whole lot of sense, and is really quite beside the point. Instead, this book is all about exploring and settling the relationship between Rogue and Gambit. Obviously, this needed to happen before their turn in X-Men Gold, and reading this actually makes that seem a lot more natural. ...more
Des Fox
Aug 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: superhero
This was an absolute dud. I am amazed at the bias in the reviews, but also, with how much I wanted to love this book, I can understand it. These are two of my favorite X-Men, and Thompson's Hawkeye has been bomb, but this mini was barely readable. There is no wit here, the characters read wrong, the accents are transliterated a little too willy-nilly, making dialogue between the leads an absolute chore, and the story is a nonsense vehicle for a all too often repeated romance angle. I'm glad she ...more
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This feels like a 90s throwback. Wonderful art and fast paced storytelling.
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of my top favourite X-men (even though she is definitely not a 'man') ...more
Chris Lemmerman
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Rogue and Gambit are sent on a mission that only they of all the X-Men are equipped for- couples therapy. But the creepy island that the resort is based on isn't quite all it seems, and soon they're losing their memories, and their powers. Can the starcrossed lovers sort through their sordid past in order to save each other, and themselves?

I really really really wanted to give this five stars, I did. But there's just one thing that stops it being perfect.

Kelly Thompson's dialogue is absolutely t
Alex Sarll
The on-off mutant couple, insisting they're definitely not an item at the moment, are alarmed to find this is the perfect cover for a mission to a couples therapy retreat which seems to be doing something suspicious to mutants. Inevitably, Gambit is keen on the idea, and Rogue less so. Although a little later, in hiding after a session with a counsellor, she's compelled to admit that "even if Grande is a super villain who tries to murder us and eat our brains, I have to say it's still better tha ...more
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
So Rogue and Gambit go to couple therapy, relive some key (and painful) moment but decide to work it out and get back together. Perfect!

Well... there is also some super villain on the lose and mystery - but honestly who cares? I was there for the couple and I was not disappointed. There was some cool fight scenes with past iterations of Rogue and Gambit which was fun (and bonkers) which made me forget the thin mystery plot.

This comic is really not about the action but about getting our favourit
Shannon Appelcline
Thompson writes a great Rogue and Gambit. They're both entirely true to their traditional characters and entirely charming together. I've never particularly cared about their relationship, but Thompson totally sold it. She also does a great job with their past history, really laying out what brought them here.

The story itself is just OK. It's got some great character work in the first several issues and some really intriguing warped perception ... but then Thompson gives us two full issues of fi
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KELLY THOMPSON has a degree in Sequential Art from The Savannah College of Art & Design. Her love of comics and superheroes have compelled her since she first discovered them as a teenager. Currently living in Portland, Oregon with her boyfriend and the two brilliant cats that run their lives, you can find Kelly all over the Internet where she is generally well liked, except where she's detested.


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