Rogue Trooper #1

Rogue Trooper #1

Writer: Brian Ruckley Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15
7.6Critic Rating
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Nu-Earth, just another planet ravaged by a galaxy-wide war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. Created to fight in such conditions were the G.I.s - genetically engineered infantrymen. But now only one remains, the man known as... Rogue Trooper. IDW is proud to re-introduce Rogue Trooper in this all-new series!

  • 10
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Mar 7, 2014

    From Ruckley's writing to Tom B. Long's lettering, the creative team on IDW Publishing's Rogue Trooper delivers what looks to be flawless execution. From start to finish, this first issue is an awesome ride, an experience. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Mar 5, 2014

    If you are a fan of 2000 AD characters and stories, then you should read this work. I think you will find the character to be strongly intact to the original with only minor alterations present. If you are not a fan of 2000 AD characters and don't want anything to do with them, then I suggest that you read this and see if it changes your opinion. Finally, if you know nothing of 2000 AD or its storied history, then I recommend that you give this guy and his tale a chance. It is as good of a reintroduction as I have seen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Mar 5, 2014

    Rogue Troopers lets you have it with both barrels. The first issue really gets things going and peppers in the backstory and what you need to know while moving everything forward. This isn't an exposition or narrative heavy issue, but you know the world, what happened to the other Troopers, and why our main character is doing what he's doing. It checks all the first issue boxes while still giving you a great story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Mar 4, 2014

    All in all, this is an impressive opening issue for the series. Time will tell how far this new series diverges from the original classic, but the creative team looks to offer an impressive product which ever direction they go. More please! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 5, 2014

    Alberto Ponticelli does some stellar work in this issue. He manages to inject a ton of movement and life into these pages, even when the setting is nothing more than a barren wasteland. He really kicks it into full gear when the bullets are flying and the blood is spilling. The violence is great, if that's your thing. The blue man cuts a path of destruction and death through his enemies and it's a thrill to watch. Since this thing is mostly just a bloodbath, this comic looks great the whole way through. Rogue Trooper is off to a killer start and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 5, 2014

    I went into this book expecting another run of the mill robot/hero/soldier story and was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't familiar with the original work and it didn't matter in the slightest. I'm interested to see where this character goes and what is going on in the world. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Aaron Clutter Mar 9, 2014

    I think this is another big hit for IDW and truly pays homage to the great characters that have come out of 2000 A.D. since 1977. From Judge Dredd to Sinister Dexter, Rogue Trooper has some power behind it and is joining the long list of comic books that I read each month. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Mar 11, 2014

    At it's core, Rogue Trooper #1 is a great story with great characters. If you've never read a comic with this character before you can jump right in and enjoy this issue, everything you need to know is right there. The characters and world are introduced seamlessly as the story unfold. If you're very familiar with the character it's just as enjoyable, though tending to fall into the clichd, as I mentioned above, since nothing particularly new or unique is introduced. So, new reader or old, this was an entertaining comic and well worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Mar 4, 2014

    Science fiction comic book fans must be used to emptying their wallets by now, as there is quite a slew of decent sci-fi fare on the shelves at the moment. It seems publishers have discovered that we like this kind of thing, with titles like Black Science, Judge Dredd, Sinister Dexter, Saga, The Fuse, all of the Star Wars books, and many more harking back to the future worlds of my childhood and selling well. Rogue Trooper sits very comfortably alongside these titles and is well worth adding to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Mar 7, 2014

    To a cynic, this might seem liked a naked attempt to raise the profile (and thereby profitability) of an established IP. Even if that's so, this one can be chalked up as a success. Ruckley and Ponticelli have made a strong case for giving "Rogue Trooper" his own series. Going forward, though, they'll need to make a case for the stories they plan to tell about him. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Nick Rowe Mar 7, 2014

    Overall this is a really solid start to IDWs latest 2000AD repackaging effort. Rogue Trooper #1 is an extremely solid dark sci-fi read, with a long history and a solid backbone to work from. Ruckley and Ponticelli clearly have big plans for Trooper, and are eagerly sinking their teeth into his extensive legacy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Mar 5, 2014

    I remember them as being so much better than this, but who knows? Perhaps I am mistaken? I know the art was a lot better, but as for the stories themselves? Were they any better than this? Following a lone, murdering machine man through a desolate wasteland, what else could they be? I'm not a kid with dreams about heroic lone gunfights, against the odds, blazing away with an unsmiling face and relentless trigger finger anymore. My old home no longer exists, and I was probably a bit foolish to buy this comic and expect to still find it there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Mar 12, 2014

    Overall, this was a good outing for a first issue. Rouge Trooper sowed the seeds of intrigue. The man character is a bad ass, and there is a mystery afoot. With better inking, this could be a winner. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Wunderlich Mar 4, 2014

    I wanted to like Rogue Trooper, I really did. Alberto Ponticelli is an artist that deserves to be seen by the masses and treated like an A-lister. He was the perfect choice for this series and delivers with fluid, action packed frames. I can't recommend his work highly enough, but there needs to be meat behind the pictures. If you can't care about the characters or storyline, you're not going to care how awesome it looks. I want to care, but I've got nothing to hold onto here. Perhaps once the story picks up I'll dive back in, but $3.99 for 10 empty minutes? Not worth it just yet. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle Mar 4, 2014

    Rogue Trooper isn't a bad comic, but it's not a particularly exciting one either. It's only just begun though, so I'm prepared to stick with it and see how things develop, but it's not off to the best of starts. Read Full Review

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