The previous run was great, it was consistently one of the best Marvel titles at least for the first 4 or 5 years.
And I do care about these characters. I like Gambit. And I love Cypher (coincidentally, I was quite disappointed not to find Cypher on the first issues even though he appeared on the cover of #1).
I stopped reading the previous volume at issue 20 when Rictor might have died in a cliffhanger. After I realized I had no stake in whether he lived or died, I said to myself, "This is a great comic, but maybe not for me to spend $3 per month."
I'm on the same page with ANXF. Great comic, but not enough for me to spend my monthly comics budget.
As a Gambit fan, how do you like him in this volume? This was one of the only times I could tolerate him. I've heard fans complain, though, that PAD just changes the personalities of characters to fit certain types he likes writing. Do you feel that way about Gambit in ANXF?