Category: rogue trooper

G.I. vs. SD!High-class artwork from top art droid, the…

G.I. vs. SD!

High-class artwork from top art droid, the incomparable Chris Weston, for Hachette’s new Ultimate 2000AD Collection (as seen on TV!) – featuring an intensely intriguing barroom arm wrestling contest between two of the galaxy’s hardest – Johnny Alpha, the ultimate bounty hunter and the Rogue Trooper, bred specifically for war by the future’s finest military minds.

Who has the edge: Alpha with his psychic abilities or Rogue’s strength and battlefield tactics, who’re your credits on…?

2000 AD Prog 1022 – Cover Date 17th December 1996Shooting Star -…

2000 AD Prog 1022 – Cover Date 17th December 1996
Shooting Star – Venus to the rescue in ‘Rogue Troopers’

Cover art by Jason Brashill, based on a design by Greg Staples

Published 20 years ago this week!

To all things an ending, specifically this week a final, never-to-return ending for both Rogue Troopers and Mambo. Despite both series promising more to come they will never return.

Rogue Troopers gets the cover – more accurately Venus Bluegenes get the gets the cover – as she rescues Friday from the clutches of the Karvannu and together they fly into the black hole to take the fight to the enemy. The final page promises “Rogue Troopers will return!” – but they never have…

Rogue Trooper Friday, 1989 – 1996

Meanwhile in the rest of the prog we have what is probably the first time Garth Ennis wrote former Battle (and recently reassigned to Titan Comics) star Johnny Red – aerial ace of the Eastern Front. This is a fun little cameo as part of this prog’s Time Flies episode. Roger Langridge does a great job of homaging the original series artist John Cooper.

And finally, in Judge Dredd – the big reveal is… revealed. Anyway, it’s zombie Judge Dredd from the City of the Damned story from yonks back. I can’t remember if I’d already figured this out at the time but I suspect I might’ve.

To round off we have a bizarre advert from Nintendo recommending that you DON’T get anyone else’s video game console for Christmas 1996 because in three months time you’ll be able to get an N64! I was happy enough with my Sega Megadrive to be honest.

In this prog:
Mazeworld: The Hanged Man part 9 – By Alan Grant & Arthur Ranson / Lettering by Ellie De Ville
Time Flies: Tempus Fugitive part 8 – Script: Garth Ennis / Art: Roger Langridge / Colours: Simon Jacob / Letters: Steve Potter
Rogue Troopers: Friday part 9 – Script: Dan Abnett and Steve White / Art: Alex Ronald / Colours: Dondie Cox / Letters: Annie Parkhouse
Mambo: Fleshworks part 9 – Script: Dave Hine / Art: Dave Hine / Letters: Ellie De Ville
Judge Dredd: Darkside part 6 – Script: John Smith / Art: Paul Marshall / Colours: Alan Craddock / Letters: Tom Frame
Havok: Nexus Troopers – Script: Robbie Morrison / Art: Robert McCallum & David Millgate / Lettering: Annie Parkhouse

2000 AD Prog 1021 – Cover Date 6th December 1996Deathmaze – Adam…

2000 AD Prog 1021 – Cover Date 6th December 1996
Deathmaze – Adam Cadman Faces His Inner Demons!
Cover art by Arthur Ranson

Published 20 years ago this week!

Havok debuts this prog! I don’t rightly remember what this is meant to be pushing. I think it’s toys? A board game? Either way,probably not worth impinging on Arthur Ranson’s cover art.

Rogue Troopers threatens to get exciting next week, reuniting Friday and Venus! Something to look forward to!

Hmm, I think this is the second part 4 for Judge Dredd: Darkside?

In this prog:
Mazeworld: The Hanged Man part 8 – By Alan Grant & Arthur Ranson / Lettering by Ellie De Ville
Time Flies: Tempus Fugitive part 7 – Script: Garth Ennis / Art: John Beeston & Roger Langridge / Colours: Simon Jacob / Letters: Steve Potter
Rogue Troopers: Venus part 8 – Script: Dan Abnett and Steve White / Art: Alex Ronald / Letters: Annie Parkhouse
Mambo: Fleshworks part 8 – Script: Dave Hine / Art: Dave Hine / Letters: Ellie De Ville
Judge Dredd: Darkside part 4 – Script: John Smith / Art: Paul Marshall / Colours: Alan Craddock / Letters: Tom Frame
Havok: Karn Troopers – Script: Robbie Morrison / Art: Robert McCallum & David Millgate / Lettering: Annie Parkhouse

This week in 2000ad history

This week in 2000ad history

This week in 2000AD history – before and after

This week in 2000AD history – before and after