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Rogue Trooper

A blue-skinned Genetic Infantryman (bred for war) stalks the poisonous battlefields of Nu Earth seeking revenge for the massacre of his comrades by a traitor general. In order to provide some dialogue for the loner, Rogue is accompanied by the bio-chips (i.e. encoded personalities) of three dead comrades, slotted into his equipment: the appropriately (and oddly presciently) named Helm, Bagman and Gunnar.

Rogue Trooper was a tent-pole strip when it first appeared, and was not often out of the comic for almost a five year run. However, the climax of the main narrative thread led to drift and when the original writer left it listed out of the thrill lanes, eventually running aground in the 1989 Winter Special (with the incongruous conclusion of The Hit sequence).

The "Rogue Trooper" franchise was then entirely rebooted with a new main character: Fr1day. Once that experiment came to a close, the main sequence Rogue was relegated to flashback duties, and remains so.

Going Rogue
(1981-1982)
Total War
(1982-1983)
Closing In
(1983)
The Traitor
(1984)
Horst
(1985-1986)
Hit Man
(1986-1989)
Alternatives
(1992-1999)
Flashbacks I
(2002-2006)
Flashbacks II
(2010-2020)

Art by Dave Gibbons

Story Title Parts Pages
w indicates a
wraparound cover
Covers
Year(s) Issues Writer Artist Colourist Letterer
House of Pain 1 8 0 1992 SFS15 Mark Millar
Brett Ewins
Jim McCarthy
various
<-- Annie Parkhouse
Give War a Chance 1 8 0 1993 2KYB'94 Mark Millar David Hill <-- Annie Parkhouse
From Rogue Trooper [Fr1day]Blue on Blue
4 24
930: Edmund Perryman
1
1995 928-931 Steve White
1‑3: Henry Flint
4: Nick Abadzis, Edmund Perryman, Steve White
various
<-- Ellie de Ville
From Rogue Trooper [Fr1day]Mindbombs
3 18
938: Dougie Braithwaite
1
1995 937-939 Steve White
1‑2: Nick Abadzis, Edmund Perryman, Steve White
3: Steve Tappin
various
<-- Bunty Mayhew
From Rogue Trooper [Fr1day]Ascent
4 24
946: Steve Tappin
949: Steve Tappin
2
1995 946-949 Steve White Steve Tappin <-- Annie Parkhouse
Linked to Tor CyanRemembrance Day
1 7 0 1999
Reprints:

M316 (supplement)
p2000
John Tomlinson Dave Gibbons <-- Dave Gibbons
>> Features <<
From Rogue Trooper [Friday]
Subtitled: "A History of the Rogue Trooper".
Blast First
1 7 0 1990 RTA Michael Bonner
Cam Kennedy
Brett Ewins
Steve Dillon
[reprints]
[b&w] n/a
From Rogue Trooper [Friday]Old Rogue | New Rogue
1 2 0 1990 RTA unknown Chris Weston [b&w] n/a
From Rogue Trooper [Friday]The Rogue Trooper Combat Index
1 2 0 1990 RTA unknown [reprints] [b&w] n/a
yearepisodespages
197900
198000
19811567
198250211
198354248
198442183
198533154
1986972
19871262
19881477
19891168
199000
199100
199218
199318
199400
19951166
199600
199700
199800
199917
200000
200100
20021365
2003630
2004630
2005421
2006315
200700
200800
200900
2010110
201100
201216
201300
2014216
201518
20161156
2017110
201818
2019214
2020110
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