Saturday, 20 November 2010

The return of Rogue Trooper

Am finding the Prog a bit of a slog at the moment. Apart from the wonderful Defoe, it really isn't floating me boat at all, with all the strips seeming to be treading water and no thrills at all.
Did sit up and take note today though at this ad.
Rogue arrived just outside my '78 limit, but the strip could've easily fitted in the first issues in my opinion, what with its outlandish and really rather silly premise.
Wasn't a great fan of the character but really enjoyed the strip for its art and design-work - especially by the likes of Dave Gibbons, Steve Dillon and, especially, Cam Kennedy.
So am knocked out by this single image by the really rather excellent Staz Johnson, who seems to have gone back to the roots for his take on the fella.
And, teamed up with original writer Gerry Finley-Day, am hoping for unfeasiably huge tanks trundling across the battlefront, dosing out outlandish weaponry.


Staz Johnson said...

Thanks for the kind words mate. I've been meaning to post a 'behind the scenes' look at the making of this strip on my own blog, with sketches, pencil stages etc, but I've been a bit too busy.

Maybe I'll have to get my finger out & do it, now that it's appearance has been announced in the prog.

Mangamax said...

Hey Staz. Yeah, get that finger out 8)
Would love to see it on your Blog - and would you mind if i feature it here too?