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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
Bagman Blues 3 14 0 1982 260-262 Gerry Finley-Day
Brett Ewins (1‑2)
Eric Bradbury (3)
various
[b&w] Bill Nuttall
Linked to Brass & BlandThe Body Looters
1 5 0 1982 265 Gerry Finley-Day Cam Kennedy [b&w] Bill Nuttall
All Hell on the Dix-I Front
[Nu Atlanta] 5 20
269: Colin Wilson
1
1982 266-270 Gerry Finley-Day Colin Wilson [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[Southpoint] 2 8
272: Cam Kennedy
1
1982 271-272 Gerry Finley-Day Cam Kennedy [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[The Oxarks] 2 8
274: Brett Ewins
1
1982 273-274 Gerry Finley-Day Brett Ewins [b&w] Bill Nuttall
[Harpo's Ferry] 3 12 0 1982 275-277 Gerry Finley-Day Colin Wilson [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Milli-Way Sixty-Six 1 5 0 1982
Reprints:

X15
SFS5
Gerry Finley-Day Eric Bradbury [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Or [Waldos].[Pray for War]
1 6 0 1982
Reprints:

M4.18
X15
2KA'83
Alan Moore Brett Ewins [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Linked to Brass & BlandThe Assassination Run
2 9 0 1982 278-279 Gerry Finley-Day Cam Kennedy [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Hats off to Helm 2 8 0 1982 280-281 Gerry Finley-Day Cam Kennedy [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Linked to [The Traitor General]The Marauders
8 35 0 1982 282-289 Gerry Finley-Day
Colin Wilson 1, 4, 8
Cam Kennedy 2‑3, 5‑7
various
[b&w]
Bill Nuttall 1‑3
Tony Jacob 4
Pete Knight 5‑8
various
[Fort Neuro Prologue] 1 4 0 1982 290 Gerry Finley-Day Brett Ewins [b&w] Bill Nuttall
Fort Neuro 19 79
301: Brett Ewins
1
1982-1983 291-301, 303-310 Gerry Finley-Day
Brett Ewins: 1‑2, 9‑12
Cam Kennedy 3‑8, 13‑19
various
[b&w] Bill Nuttall
>> Posters <<
Multi‑part poster.Total War
4 4
1
1982 260-263 unknown Dave Gibbons <-- n/a
Star Pin‑Up.Sister Sledge
1 1 0 1982 274 n/a Brett Ewins <-- n/a
Subtitled: "Fighter in the Face of Future War".Rogue Trooper
1 1 0 1982 278 n/a Cam Kennedy <-- n/a
Star Pin‑Up.
Subtitled: "Saviour of Fortress Neuropa".
Rogue Trooper
1 1 0 1983 310 n/a Cam Kennedy <-- n/a
>> Features <<
Spot the Difference 1 1 0 1982 2KA'83 T.M.O. Dave Gibbons [b&w] n/a
Rogue Trooper Battle Pages 1 3 0 1982 2KA'83 editorial Dave Gibbons [b&w] n/a
From Features | Art FeaturesMega-Stars in the Making
1 4 0 1982 2KA'83 editorial reprints & dev. images [b&w] n/a
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