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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
What Lies Beneath 4 20
1302: Frazer Irving
1
2002 1301-1304 Gordon Rennie
Staz Johnson (P)
David Roach (I)
various
[b&w] Tom Frame
Weapons of War 1 5 0 2002 1305 Gordon Rennie Dylan Teague [b&w] Tom Frame
Overkill 2 10
1307: Colin MacNeil
1
2002 1306-1307 Gordon Rennie Simon Coleby [b&w] Tom Frame
Lions 2 10 0 2002 1308-1309 Gordon Rennie
Staz Johnson (1: pencils)
Mike Collins (2: pencils)
David Roach (inks)

various
[b&w] Tom Frame
A Visit to the Boneyard 2 10
1311: Dylan Teague and Chris Blythe
1
2002 1310-1311 Gordon Rennie
Mike Collins (P)
David Roach (I)
various
[b&w] Tom Frame
Requiem 1 5 0 2002 1312 Gordon Rennie Simon Coleby [b&w] Tom Frame
Linked to [Rafe]Angels
1 5 0 2002 p2003 Gordon Rennie Simon Coleby [greyscale] Tom Frame
Ghouls 6 30
1347: Andy Clarke and Chris Blythe
1
2003 1344-1349 Gordon Rennie
Staz Johnson (1‑2, Pencils 3‑4)
Mike Collins (pencils 5‑6)
David Roach (inks 3‑6)

various
[b&w] Tom Frame
Realpolitik 6 30
1383: Chris Weston
1
2004 1380-1385 Gordon Rennie Paul J Holden [greyscale] Tom Frame
From Legends of the Rogue TrooperCondor Six Down
3 15
1464: Richard Elson
1
2005 1462-1464 Gordon Rennie Simon Coleby [greyscale] Tom Frame
From Legends of the Rogue TrooperSurvival Lesson
1 6 0 2005
Reprints:

FCBD9
WS8
Gordon Rennie Richard Elson <-- Tom Frame
From Legends of the Rogue TrooperNew Model Army
3 15
1479: Richard Elson
1
2006 1477-1479 Ian Edginton Steve Pugh [greyscale] Tom Frame
>> Features <<
Data Bytes: Rogue Trooper 1 1 0 1999 p2000 editorial Dave Gibbons <-- n/a
Biochips With Everything 1 1.5 0 2002 M4.13 editorial preprints <-- n/a
From Hall of HeroesRogue Trooper
1 2 0 2003 M206 David Bishop Cam Kennedy [monochrome] n/a
Rogue Trooper video game promo.Back to the Front
1 3 0 2004
Reprints:

WS8
p2005
unknown unknown unknown n/a
Missing from PDF version.
Subtitled: "The Rogue Element".
The History of Rogue Trooper
1 8 0 2006 M244 Scott Montgomery reprints <-- n/a
>> Floating Covers <<
The Clone Gunman ~ ~ 1 2006 X15 n/a Rufus Dayglo <-- n/a
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