In Rogue and Gambit #2 by writer Kelly Thompson and artist Pere Perez, readers were given their first look at the never-before-seen first meeting of Rogue and Gambit. We conducted an email interview with Thompson to dig deeper into this pivotal moment between one of comics’ most iconic on-again, off-again couples.
Warning: full spoilers ahead!
The story sees Rogue and Gambit going on a mission to investigate the mysterious Paraiso Island, home to a mysterious company putting up a front as a couples’ therapy retreat program. Because of their authentic (and troubled) romantic history, Rogue and Gambit were the best pair for the job. As they sneak around to learn the truth about the program at night, during the day they must actually participate in couples’ therapy, which is how we hear them recount their first meeting. But it turns out they have differing accounts on when and how they first met.