Rogue Trooper was originally a comic book strip from the pages of the British comic 2000 A.D, created by Gerry Finley-Day and Watchmen’s Dave Gibbons. Rogue is the name of a genetic infantryman or “G.I.” who is a soldier on a mission along with three dead soldier friends suspended in the form of bio-chips mounted to his equipment: Gunnar (mounted atop Rogue’s rifle), Helm (attached to his helmet), and Bagman (attached to his backpack). It’s a gritty war comic, and a mash-up with sci-fi elements.
A future war has poisoned the entire atmosphere of Nu-Earth, prompting one side to create Genetic Infantrymen: blue-skinned soldiers who can breathe the toxic air, equipped with bio-chips to record their personalities in their final moments for eventual re-corporation. But a traitor sold the G.I.s out, and all but one were slaughtered. Now he stalks Nu-Earth on a mission of revenge, aided by his dead friends now “living” in his gun, helmet and backpack. He is the last G.I.-the Rogue Trooper!
After the break, click this link for a preview of the new Rogue Trooper series courtesy of IDW Publishing:
Four separate covers are available (shown above and below).
The new series is written by first-time comic book writer Brian Ruckley and artist Alberto Ponticelli. Look for Rogue Trooper Issue #1 at comic book stores everywhere tomorrow.