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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
Rogue Trooper 1 7
Dave Gibbons
1
1981
Reprints:

RTAS (coloured)
228
Gerry Finley-Day Dave Gibbons [b&w] Dave Gibbons
[Nu Paree] 1 5 0 1981 229 Gerry Finley-Day Dave Gibbons [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[Glass Zone] 1 5 0 1981
Reprints:

FCBD4
230
Gerry Finley-Day Dave Gibbons [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[Clash in Doomsday Valley] 1 4
Dave Gibbons
1
1981 231 Gerry Finley-Day Dave Gibbons [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[Terror of the Decapitators] 1 4 0 1981 232 Gerry Finley-Day Dave Gibbons [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[Raiders] 1 4
Dave Gibbons
1
1981 234 Gerry Finley-Day Dave Gibbons [b&w] Tom Frame
[Scum Sea] 1 5 0 1981 235 Gerry Finley-Day Dave Gibbons [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Linked to [The Traitor General][Ascent to Buzzard-Three]
3 12
237: Colin Wilson
1
1981 236-238 Gerry Finley-Day Colin Wilson [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[The Rookies] 2 8 0 1981 239-240 Gerry Finley-Day Dave Gibbons [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[Blue Moon] 1 5
Dave Gibbons
1
1981 241 Gerry Finley-Day Colin Wilson [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[Poison] 2 8 0 1981 242-243 Gerry Finley-Day Mike Dorey [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[Fear of the Machine] 3 12 0 1982 246-248 Gerry Finley-Day Colin Wilson [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[The Dreamweavers] 2 8
Dave Gibbons
1
1982 249-250 Gerry Finley-Day Dave Gibbons [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Linked to [The Traitor General][The Buzzard]
3 12
253: Colin Wilson
1
1982 251-253 Gerry Finley-Day Colin Wilson [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[The Petrified Forest] 4 16 0 1982 254-257 Gerry Finley-Day Mike Dorey [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[War of Nerves] 1 4 0 1982 258 Gerry Finley-Day Colin Wilson [b&w] Tony Jacob
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