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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
Featuring Azure.[Re-Gene]
6 36
401: Cam Kennedy
1
1985 401-406 Gerry Finley-Day Cam Kennedy [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[Horst]
[Proxy War] 6 24
410: Brett Ewins
1
1985 410-415 Gerry Finley-Day Jose Ortiz [b&w]
Bill Nuttall: 1‑3
Tony Jacob: 4‑6
various
[Crater Sea] 4 16 0 1985 416-419 Gerry Finley-Day Jose Ortiz [b&w] Tony Jacob
[Undercover] 3 12
422: Robin Smith
1
1985 422-424 Gerry Finley-Day Jose Ortiz [b&w] Tony Jacob
[Doctor Mono] 2 8 0 1985 425-426 Gerry Finley-Day Jose Ortiz [b&w] Tony Jacob
[The Antigen] 5 21
429: Jose Ortiz
431: Jose Ortiz
2
1985 428-432 Gerry Finley-Day Jose Ortiz <-- 1pp, [b&w] Tony Jacob
Nortville 1 7 0 1985 2KA'86 Simon Geller Cam Kennedy <-- Gordon Robson
Featuring Azure.[Return to Milli-Com]
6 30
444: Jose Ortiz
1
1985 444-449 Gerry Finley-Day Jose Ortiz [b&w] Tony Jacob
The Fanatics 1 6 0 1986
Reprints:

X15
SFS9
Peter Milligan Jose Ortiz [greyscale] Tony Jacob
Prefaced as "You Are Rogue Trooper in..."
A choose‑your‑own‑adventure comic.
Killothon
1 19 0 1986 DM3 Pat Mills
Mike Collins (P)
Mark Farmer (I)
various
[b&w] Tom Frame
Nort By Nortwest 1 6 0 1986
Reprints:

B2KSE2
2KA'87
Peter Milligan Jose Ortiz <-- Steve Potter
Prefaced as "You Are Rogue Trooper in..."
A choose‑your‑own‑adventure comic.
Space Zombies
1 15 0 1986 DM5
Simon Geller
Pat Mills
various
Mike Collins [b&w] Richard Starkings
>> Text Stories <<
On the Rogue Again 1 6 0 1985 SFS8 unknown Cam Kennedy [b&w] n/a
>> Posters / Teasers <<
"Coming Soon..."The Return of Rogue Trooper
1 1 0 1984 395 n/a Cam Kennedy <-- n/a
Star Pin‑Up.Azure - Warrior Without a War
1 1 0 1985 404 n/a Cam Kennedy <-- n/a
Star Pin‑Up.Rogue Trooper
1 1 0 1985 408 n/a Cam Kennedy <-- n/a
Full text: "Rogue Trooper ‑ Horst ‑ The New Frontier".Rogue Trooper - Horst
1 1 0 1985 420 n/a Robin Smith <-- n/a
Rogue Trooper - Back in Action! 1 1 0 1985
Reprints:

494
443
n/a Jose Ortiz [b&w] n/a
>> Features <<
Rogue Trooper Quiz Special 1 1 0 1985 2KA'86 editorial Cam Kennedy [b&w] n/a
Follow Rogue's Firework Codeā€¦ 1 1 0 1985
Reprints:

493
442
editorial Dave Gibbons [b&w] n/a
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19811567
198250211
198354248
198442183
198533154
1986972
19871262
19881477
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