Review: Rogue Trooper Classics #3
Clone war! Nu-Earth, a planet ravaged by war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. In this battle-scarred landscape, the Norts and Southers fight where only the Genetic Infantrymen can survive unaided. Rogue is one such soldier, and these are his tales… all in color for the very first time!
Rogue Trooper is still out there fighting and searching for answers this month in the pages of Rogue Trooper Classics #3. The story is written by Gerry Finley-Day with art by Dave Gibbons, Colin Wilson, and Mike Dorey. Charlie Kirchoff handles colors with Bill Nuttall tackling lettering. Rogue Trooper Classics have been two for two so far, but is the third time just as charming?
Rogue got close to answers regarding the Quartz Zone massacre, only to have an entire space station blown out of the sky by a Souther traitor. Now back on Nu-Earth and continuing his quest for answers and helping out Souther soldiers along the way, Rogue finds himself faced with some of his most dangerous adventures yet. A rookie breaks under pressure, a Nort’s night of entertainment is broken up, Rogue finds out he isn’t immune to EVERYTHING, and our hero and his bio-chipped sidekicks rage against a deadly machine. Is Rogue getting closer to answers? Will he be able to escape yet another deadly situation or has his luck (if you can even call it that) run out?
Finley-Day writes a great series of progs. Once again this classic series offers up a wide variety of stories that show you different sides of Rogue. The prog where Rogue finds new plant life with some unexpected consequences really throws you for a loop, but the next one involving Rogue’s war with a computer is the standout this month. The art for the issue is great, but the computer story with art by Wilson really stands out in no small part due to Kirchoff’s colors. The computer world Helm and Bagman find themselves in is colored beautifully with some nice oranges and electric blues. It’s very 80s in its design, but Kirchoff makes it all incredibly eye-catching and gorgeous.
Bottom Line: Rogue Trooper Classics continues to deliver on all fronts. These are hard-hitting sci-fi stories that 2000AD fans definitely want to get their hands on. 4.5/5
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