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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
Dead Ringer 1 10 0 2010 p2011 Gerry Finley-Day Staz Johnson [b&w] Simon Bowland
From What If…?Gunnar Survived the Quartz Zone Massacre
1 6 0 2012 1771 Andy Diggle Colin Wilson [b&w] Simon Bowland
Dregs of War 1 8 0 2014 SFS20 Guy Adams Darren Douglas <-- Simon Bowland
The Feast 1 8 0 2014 WS9 Guy Adams Lee Carter <-- Simon Bowland
Death of a Demon 1 8 0 2015 SFS21 Guy Adams Darren Douglas <-- Simon Bowland
Shore Leave 1 6 0 2016 SFS22 Guy Adams Jimmy Broxton <-- Simon Bowland
Linked to [The Traitor General]
Flashback tale.
Ghosts of Nu Earth
1 5 0 2016 2000 Gordon Rennie Richard Elson <-- Simon Bowland
From HuntedHunted
9 45
2003: Ben Willsher
1
2016 2001-2009 Gordon Rennie PJ Holden Len O'Grady Simon Bowland
A Soldier's Duty 1 10 0 2017 2050 James Robinson Leonardo Manco [b&w] Simon Bowland
The Thousand Days 1 8 0 2018 SFS23 Alex de Campi Sam Beck Eva de la Cruz Annie Parkhouse
From Brass & BlandThe Professionals
1 6 0 2019 2KVS Karl Stock Kael Ngu Barbara Nosenzo Oz Osborne
Secret of the Keep 1 8 0 2019
Reprints:

2KRC1
2130R
Cavan Scott Nick Roche Abigail Bulmer Simon Bowland
Savage Swamp 1 10 0 2020
Reprints:

2KRC1
2170R
Cavan Scott Nick Roche Abigail Bulmer Simon Bowland
>> Posters <<
From 2000 AD Art Stars Winner![Rogue Trooper]
1 1 0 2018 2111 n/a Evan Shipard <-- n/a
Star Scan.
Subtitled: "Clone‑Soldier of Nu Earth!".
Rogue Trooper
1 1 0 2020 2183R n/a Ian Kennedy <-- n/a
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