Nu-Earth, a planet ravaged by war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. In this battle-scarred landscape, the Norts and the Southers fight where only the Genetic Infantrymen can survive unaided. Rogue is one such soldier and these are his tales...Created by Gerry Finley-Day and fan-favourite Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), this volume features the earliest stories surrounding one of 2000 AD's best-loved characters and includes two tales from the legendary Alan Moore (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen).
One of the most prolific writers in the comic's history, Gerry Finley-Day holds a special place in many 2000 AD fans' hearts as the creator of classics like Rogue Trooper, Fiends of the Eastern Front and The V.C.s. A keen "ideas man", Finley-Day's concepts of the horrors future warfare had in store were key to both Rogue and The V.C.s' continuing popularity, ensuring that their recent return to the Galaxy's Greatest Comic was well-received. Finley-Day also scripted episodes of Judge Dredd and Dan Dare, and co-scripted much of Invasion! Perhaps the most widely respected comic writer of the modern era, Alan Moore's contribution to the comics' industry is incalculable. Creator of some of 2000 AD's most popular series, including The Ballad of Halo Jones and D.R. & Quinch he has also numerous Future Shocks and Time Twisters to his name. Outside of 2000 AD, Moore is best known for his work on the epic comic series, V For Vendetta and Watchmen, the latter of which redefined the superhero genre in 1986. Both have been adapted into big-budget Hollywood movies by Warner Brothers, along with two other Moore books, From Hell and League Of extraordinary Gentlemen. Dave Gibbons is one of 2000 AD 's most popular artists, having co-created Harlem Heroes and Rogue Trooper. He has also pencilled A.B.C. Warriors, Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Mega-City One, Ro-Busters, Tharg the Mighty, Tharg's Future Shocks and Time Twisters, as well as having scripted several Rogue Trooper stories - making Gibbons one of the few 2000 AD creators to have served as writer, artist and letterer! Beyond 2000 AD, Gibbons is unquestionably best known for his work on the award-winning classic Watchmen (with Alan Moore), but he has also pencilled A1, Batman, Doctor Who, Give Me Liberty, Green Lantern, Superman, Star Wars and War Story. Co-creator of the classic Bad Company, Brett Ewins has also contributed to A.B.C. Warriors, Judge Anderson, Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper and Universal Soldier. Beyond 2000 AD, Ewins was a co-founding editor of Deadline magazine, and co-pencilled and inked the hugely acclaimed Skreemer series. He also created Johnny Nemo, which is now enjoying great success through Cyberosia Publishing. Cam Kennedy is another hugely popular 2000 AD artist, having illustrated many Judge Dredd strips and co-created luckless wannabe creator Kenny Who? and the Taxidermist. A key early Rogue Trooper artist, he has also drawn Batman/Judge Dredd: Vendetta in Gotham, Judge Dredd, Tharg the Mighty, Tharg's Future Shocks, and The V.C.'s. His extracurricular work includes Axel Pressbutton, Batman, The Light and Darkness War, Lobo, Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Star Wars: Dark Empire 1 and 2. Colin Wilson has gone from iconic status at 2000 AD to European superstardom as the artist of Moebius' classic western, Young Blueberry. For the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, Wilson was a key early Rogue Trooper artist, and has also pencilled Future Shocks, Judge Dredd, Pulp Sci-Fi and Tor Cyan, as well as his co-created series Rain Dogs. He then broke into the US market with the Point Blank miniseries for DC/WildStorm before heading back to Europe with a new crime series, Du Plomb Dans La Tete (Headshot), for French publisher Casterman. Currently he is working on a revival of the old Fleetway WWII hero Battler Britton for DC/Wildstorm. Eric Bradbury is one of 2000 AD's early, unsung heroes, contributing to a host of strips and across a wide variety of styles including Future Shocks, Terror Tales and Time Twisters! He has also pencilled Invasion!, Judge Dredd, Mean Arena, Rogue Trooper and Tharg the Mighty. Bradbury later went on to the relaunched Eagle comic, where he pencilled a revival of the popular character Doomlord with 2000 AD 's Alan Grant. Mike Dorey joined 2000 AD following its merger with rival action comic Tornado, where he pencilled Victor Drago. Following his move to greener pastures, he pencilled several Future Shocks and a Time Twister, as well as M.A.C.H. 0, M.A.C.H. 1, Ro-Busters, Rogue Trooper and Tharg the Mighty.