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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
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Covers
Year(s) Issues Writer Artist Colourist Letterer
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Brass & Bland
Major Magnam
Major Magnam
5 20 0 1983 311-315 Gerry Finley-Day Brett Ewins [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Or [Bigfoot].Genetic Infantryman of Nu Earth
1 4 0 1983 316 Gerry Finley-Day Cam Kennedy [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Bio-Wire 1 5
Cam Kennedy
1
1983 317 Gerry Finley-Day Cam Kennedy [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Linked to Venus BluegenesMilli-Com Memories
5 22 0 1983 318-322 Gerry Finley-Day Cam Kennedy [b&w] Bill Nuttall
The Droidonators 1 10 0 1983 SFS6 Gerry Finley-Day Boluda [greyscale] Bill Nuttall
The Vid-Vultures 4 16
323: Brett Ewins
326: Brett Ewins 
2
1983 323-326 Gerry Finley-Day Brett Ewins [b&w] Bill Nuttall
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Brass & Bland
The Traitor General
Eye of the Traitor
6 32
331: Cam Kennedy
1
1983 327-332 Gerry Finley-Day Cam Kennedy [b&w]
Bill Nuttall: 1‑3
Pete Knight: 4‑6
various
First of the Few 1 6 0 1983
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WS1
B2KSE1
X15
2KA'84
Alan Moore Jesus Redondo [b&w] Steve Potter
The 'Frisco Phog 2 8 0 1983 333-334 Gerry Finley-Day Boluda [b&w] Tony Jacob
Linked to Venus BluegenesFrom Hell to Eternity
6 26 0 1983 335-340 Gerry Finley-Day Brett Ewins [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Mega-Minefield 2 10 0 1983 341-342 Gerry Finley-Day Boluda [b&w] Tony Jacob
The Gasbah 5 25
344: Cam Kennedy
1
1983
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2KA'91
343-347
Gerry Finley-Day Cam Kennedy [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Timeslip 2 10 0 1983 348-349 Gerry Finley-Day Boluda [b&w] Bill Nuttall
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Star Pin‑Up.Rogue Trooper
1 1 0 1983 348 n/a Brett Ewins <-- n/a
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