Gambit first appeared in the Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1 # 266. Andy Kubert penciled and inked the cover artwork, Pat Brousseau lettered this entire issue, Brad Vancata colored the book, and the interior pencils are by Mike Collins with interior inks by Josef Rubinstein. Chris Claremont scripted this issue. Gambit was co-created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee.