Gambit #13-14, 16-19, 21-24; Gambit Annual 2000
the course of a time-travel story, the X-Man known as Gambit travels back to
1891 to perform a task for the Thieves Guild. He is accompanied by Jake Gavin,
the shapeshifting mutant known as Courier. To investigate a doctor acting as
an obstetrician, Gambit convinces Jake to "go undercover," against his better
judgement. Unfortunately for Jake, the doctor turns out to be Mr. Sinister,
who wastes little time in experimenting on the shapeshifter. Gambit comes to
his rescue, but not before Jake's cellular structure is locked into his latest
formóleaving him stuck as a woman.
returning to the present day, Jake (now sometimes referred to as Jacqueline
or Jackie) remains trapped in her feminine form. Although uncomfortable as a
woman, she seems to adapt pretty well to her new circumstances, and continues
in her role as a courier to people in power, including the mysterious New Son.
Courier appears to have become a supporting character in the Gambit
series, and appeared in several issues. Although the Gambit series seems to
have run its course, Jackie remained female all the way through the end of the
series. I suppose we can always look forward to a cameo appearance in one of
- You can't be serious...
- Gee, I don't see what
Jake is so upset about
- A "gifted actor."
Or "actress," as the case may be
- That would be pretty
- Things don't look too
good for Jake...
- Gambit assesses the situation
- Oh, yes...very cohesive
- Looks like Jake is going
to be shopping for dresses for a while
- As if the identity crisis
weren't enough to deal with
- Oh, good...we just helped
create a super-villain.
- Time to say their good-byes
- Maybe Jake does want
to stay a woman...
- Back to normal...more
- He's so cute when he's
- Courier makes a decision
- Back on the job (although
this time in a dress)
- Jake gets to be his own
- You think you're confused...
- A little bit of defiance...but
only a little
latest in office attire for the fashionable transgendered shapeshifter
- Chatting with the
- He didn't exactly
choose the lowest-profile X-Man for the job
- What do you suppose
the bathroom in that place looks like?
- A side of Xavier we've
never seen before
- Business as usual
- Spandex would look
pretty nice on Jackie, at that
- Hey! I resemble that remark!
- Superhero carpool?
- Jackie's getting pretty
comfortable as a woman if that's what she's lounging around in
the clues together
- A late-night phone call
- Oh, crap.
- Jackie risks her manicure
- He has that effect on