July 1, 2011

Gambit & Wolverine Play Ball

I can't believe I haven't posted this before, its a classic. In X-Men #4 Gambit, Wolverine, Rogue and Jubillee shoot some hoops. And both Wolvie & Gumbo are shirtless!







13 comments:

SoupGoblin said...

TRUE FACT. This was the first issue of X-Men I ever read. xD

I was actually planning on sending scans of this same scene to you at some point. But looks like you got to 'em first! =D

pandesal said...

Oh, did you know that there would be two shirtless X-Men in it or was it just a happy coincidence. XD

Back in the day, I used to skim over titles that I didn't read regularly read and if there was a shirtless scene, I'd buy it!

Arion said...

That's a peculiar way of deciding what to buy... but it's a good one.

pandesal said...

It was like porn for me back then. there was no internet yet and I was too young to buy those um, magazines. I had to get my eye candy somewhere. XD

Arion said...

Makes perfect sense to me.

DAN said...

WOW, a true modern classic! Jim Lee drew an incredible looking Gambit & Wolverine, I remember almost drooling over this issue when I first got it years ago. :)

Xavier said...

I really can't understand why all those "french" characters in super heroes comics have long hair. They're not very handsome also...I dig Wolverine, but Gambit with his ponytail? Yerk :p

pandesal said...

Its just a matter of taste, Xavier. I think those long haired frenchmen are really for the fangirls. They find French dudes romantic. That being said, I totally think Gambit is hot!

DAN said...

Yeah, I've no problem with longish hair or a ponytail for Gambit either, it's usually tucked away anyway inside that strange but now standard partial head covering thingy on his costume.

BEN said...

Ah yes, the sweet late '80s/early 90s, before any media related to shirtless men was automatically deemed as "ew, gay!", a time when young heterosexual males looked at images of semi-nude action heroes such as Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude van Damme with admiration instead of today's feigned disgust.

Lutecius said...

I think the long hair has more to do with the era than the frenchness. Gambit, Bishop, Shatterstar and Rictor among others had long hair back then but not anymore.
for the record I'm French and hate long hair on males (well, I had sort of a mullet in the late 80's but...)

DAN said...

Gambit beat Cyke in the poll, YAY! :)

pandesal said...

@BEN, I don't think straight guys have gotten more homophobic nowadays, but I do agree that it seems that casual shirtlessness was more common in action movies back in the 80's & 90's. We had Rambo, The Terminator and all those Jean-Claude van Damme shirtless characters. Not to mention the legendary Bruce Lee's fequently bare chest back in the 70's. C'mon, Hollywood, bring back the bare-chested action hero! And no, shirtless vampire twinks don't count! XD

@Lutecius, your right! It probably has more to do with the era the character debuted. Lots of male characters back in the 90's had long hair. BTW, I don't judge you for having a mullet back then, it wasn't your fault that it was in fashion. But I do hope that you still aren't rocking the mullet look now. XD

@DAN, as a Cyclops fan I'm a little dissapointed, this is the first poll he lost. But I also can't ignore the appeal of the ragin' Cajun!

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