Chart Appeal: The Gambit Checklist

By Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com

Gambit the movie is scheduled for a October 2016 release.  Gambit first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1990 and is turning 25 years old.  He would later appear on TV in the X-Men animated series starting in 1992 as well as a Spider-Man video game in 1992. So far the highest price paid for a Gambit comic is a CGC 9.8 copy of Uncanny X-Men #266 at $350.00

UncannyXMen266Gambit has always been super popular and has had his own series a few times. Collectors love to hunt out early appearances and rare oddball appearances so this checklist comes in handy.

Early appearances are in high demand and here is a complete checklist of them all.  Print runs are estimated based on known sales figures of the time.  All early Gambit appearances were published when Marvel print runs were coming to a record high making most of these very common books.

This will not stop fans as characters like Deadpool have proven in constant demand with huge price increases even with hefty print runs. Nostalgia for 1990's books is growing as the children of that generation grow up and start to reminisce.  Out of the list of early appearances Excalibur #41 is the interesting book with a much smaller print run and more likely to go unnoticed by collectors.

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About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.

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