Mr. and Mrs. X #1 “Love & Marriage” Part 1
Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Oscar Bazaldua
Color: Frank D’Armata
Cover: Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
Variant: J. Scott Campbell, Sabine Rich, Humberto Ramos, and Edgar Delgado
What You’ll Need To Know:
Before the two X-Men got married in this comic book series, they had to pose as husband and wife in a getaway resort called Paraiso Island to investigate the disappearances of other mutants. Even though it was a phony “therapy”, it still helped them out. They’ve certainly had a rocky relationship, but their are one of the most iconic couples in comics to date. They know they’ve never been perfect—they never will be—but they know they have nothing but love for one another.
After Kitty and Colossus decided to marry, but then actually didn’t, they weren’t ready. Rogue and Gambit were, however. About time! They’ve had other romances, for instance: Rogue with Magneto (a popular relationship despite the age gap). It was an interesting twist for sure in X-Men Gold #30, seeing as Kitty and Piotr have had a more stable relationship, but Rogue and Gambit are brutally honest with each other and by hashing it out, quite literally, they beat the hell out of each other’s clones. They also saw through each other’s eyes and not just metaphorically. Due to the bizarre and forced therapy, they also felt as if they were made to have feelings for each other; they weren’t sure if they were falling back in love or if it was an illusion. As it turns out, it wasn’t.
In This Issue:
It’s the big wedding day! I wish they would have included all the vows that they had in X-Men #30, but they didn’t. It was more what happened right before and right after. Wack. We have an appearance from the mother of the bride, Mystique. Her and Rogue have never been on the best of terms, but Rogue accepts her presence and Mystique seems genuinely supportive. They had some interaction in Astonishing X-Men but they were on more neutral than friendly terms.
They do share a sweet kiss since Rogue has on a power-dampening collar.
I think they were over the conventional honeymoon gig since they spent their time in a “romantic” getaway already. Well, at least Gambit was over it. He saw it as their chance to completely getaway from everyone, but Kitty sort of “rooster”-blocks their honeymoon. Again, she made them stop what they have planned in their regularly scheduled lives to go on a mission. I mean, I guess they sort of owe her one since she’s the reason they got to rekindle their feelings for each other and they did get to use her wedding venue? Kitty emphasizes the urgency of the mission and they end up tangled up with some Sh’iar pirates. They are also outnumbered and defeated, even though they work better together than they ever did.
A certain unexpected X-boyfriend comes to the rescue. Magneto? Wrong. The hilarious Deadpool!