2000 AD in Stages

Venus Bluegenes

The first female GI in the world of Rogue Trooper: the "G.I. dolls" were written in initially as non-combatants. Venus was a core character in "From Hell to Eternity" (a bit like South Pacific crossed with Misery), where she murders the other survivors of a crash to save herself, reasoning that she is more worthy than a normal human. This aspect of the character is subsequently ignored, where Venus is either a hawt mental projection (during The Hit sequence), or just a warrior, without any clearly defined character arc.

In the convoluted world of Rogue Trooper continuity, Venus crosses over into the Fr1day reboot series when it gets retconned into the original universe.

Art by Henry Flint

Story Title Parts Pages
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Covers
Year(s) Issues Writer Artist Colourist Letterer
From Rogue TrooperMilli-Com Memories
5 22 0 1983 318-322 Gerry Finley-Day Cam Kennedy [b&w] Bill Nuttall
From Rogue TrooperFrom Hell to Eternity
6 26 0 1983 335-340 Gerry Finley-Day Brett Ewins [b&w] Bill Nuttall
From Rogue Trooper
Venus appears as a mental projection.
[The Hit Man]
5 26 0 1986 495-499
Simon Geller
Steve MacManus
various
Steve Dillon [b&w] Gordon Robson
From Rogue Trooper
Venus appears as a mental projection.
Hit One
12 62 0 1987 520-531 Simon Geller Steve Dillon [b&w] Gordon Robson
From Rogue Trooper
Venus appears as a mental projection.
The Legend
1 2 0 1988 567 unknown Steve Dillon [b&w] Gordon Robson
From Rogue Trooper
Venus appears as a mental projection.
[Hit Two]
5 27
568: Steve Dillon
1
1988 568-572 Simon Geller Steve Dillon [b&w] Gordon Robson
The Pleasures of the Flesh 1 7 0 1988
Reprints:

SFS18
SFS11
Grant Morrison Will Simpson <-- Gordon Robson
From Rogue Trooper
Venus appears as a mental projection.
Hit Four: The New Moral Army
5 31
598: Steve Dillon
602: John Higgins
2
1988 598-600, 602-603 Simon Geller Steve Dillon [b&w] Tom Frame
From Rogue Trooper
Venus appears as part of a fever dream.
Nu Earth Flashback: Cinnabar
10 52 0 1989
Reprints:

M4.16‑M4.18
X15
624-630, 633-635
John Smith
Steve Dillon (P)
Kevin Walker (I)
various
[b&w] Gordon Robson
From Rogue Trooper [Fr1day]Blue on Blue
4 24
930: Edmund Perryman
1
1995 928-931 Steve White
1‑3: Henry Flint
4: Nick Abadzis, Edmund Perryman, Steve White
various
<-- Ellie de Ville
From Rogue Trooper [Fr1day]Mindbombs
3 18
938: Dougie Braithwaite
1
1995 937-939 Steve White
1‑2: Nick Abadzis, Edmund Perryman, Steve White
3: Steve Tappin
various
<-- Bunty Mayhew
From Rogue Trooper [Fr1day]Ascent
4 24
946: Steve Tappin
949: Steve Tappin
2
1995 946-949 Steve White Steve Tappin <-- Annie Parkhouse
Bitchin' 1 8 0 1995 WS7 Steve White Simon Coleby [b&w] Bunty Mayhew
Venus on the Frag Shell 4
+ 1 credit pages24
976: Cliff Robinson
979: Jason Brashill
2
1996
Reprints:

M318 (supplement)
976-979
Dan Abnett Simon Coleby
Gina Hart: 1‑2
Dondie Cox: 3‑4
various
Ellie de Ville
Stealth 3
+ 1 credit pages18
982: Henry Flint
1
1996
Reprints:

M318 (supplement)
980-982
Steve White Henry Flint <-- Ellie de Ville
From Rogue Trooper [Fr1day]Hot Metal
4
+ 1 credit pages24
983: Steve Tappin
1
1996 983-986 Steve White
Henry Flint: 1
Steve Tappin: 2‑4
various
<-- Bunty Mayhew
Genesis 1 6 0 1996 RTAS Dan Abnett Cliff Robinson Alan Craddock Gordon Robson
From Rogue Trooper [Fr1day]
No supertitle.
Rogue Troopers
9
+ 1 credit pages54
1015: Mark Harrison
1022: Greg Staples
2
1996 1014-1022
Dan Abnett
Steve White
various
Alex Ronald Dondie Cox Annie Parkhouse
From HuntedFuries
10 50
2035: Richard Elson
1
2017 2034-2043 Gordon Rennie PJ Holden Len O'Grady Ellie de Ville
Threat Level: Zero 1 10 0 2020 2206R Liam Johnson Aneke Barbara Nosenzo Simon Bowland
>> Posters <<
Star Pin‑Up.Venus Bluegenes
1 1 0 1984 353 n/a Brett Ewins <-- n/a
From Rogue Trooper
Star Scan.
[Rogue & Venus]
1 1 0 1988 607 n/a Braithwaite <-- n/a
Star Scan.Venus Bluegenes
1 1 0 1996 977 n/a Jason Brashill <-- n/a
Star Scan.[Venus Bluegenes]
1 1 0 1997 1032 n/a Lol <-- n/a
>> Features <<
From Rogue Trooper [Fr1day]
Venus Bluegenes.
2000AD Design Sketches
1 1 0 1997 1028 n/a Greg Staples <-- n/a
From [Features] | Miscellaneous
Cosplay.
Union City Blue
1 2 0 1997 1039 editorial
Photography.Steve Cook
<-- n/a
Linked to Durham Red
Cosplay.
Venus Takes Oxford
1 1 0 1997 1042 Dan Abnett
Model: Claire Smithies
Costumes: Emma Storey
Make‑up: Zarrina Haq
Photography: Steve Cook
various
n/a n/a
From Durham Red
Cosplay.
Durham Bites Back
1 1 0 1997 1044 Dan Abnett
Model: Luisa Morando
Costumes: Emma Storey
Make‑up: Zarrina Haq
Photography: Steve Cook
various
n/a n/a
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