Published by IDW
21st May 2014
Writer: Brian Ruckley
Artist: Alberto Ponticelli
Colour: Stephen Downer
Letters: Tom B Long
Left – Glenn Fabry
Right – James Stokoe
Well here it is. Possibly the last issue of IDW’s vision of Rogue Trooper.
It’s a tad unfair, this book has promise.I understand there will be a trade paperback published collecting these four issues. Four issue story arcs are fairly common with IDW so such a thing isn’t unlikely. So if the trade sells well? Maybe they’ll resurrect the series. It is possible, more likely than the Dredd movie sequel starring Karl Urban that I’m waiting for.
It’s a good read. So if you missed this please do buy the trade when it comes out.
There are a few spoilers below, including 5 pages in preview. IDW usually do 7 page previews but the pace changes quite a bit on page 6 which is probably why a shorter page count this time.
Strongpoint Charlie is the scene of a stand off and the regulars come to the assistance of Rogue as the preview pafes show. He may be a deserter but he’s THEIR deserter. His reputation is growing,
The arc does finish this issue, IDW aren’t leaving is completely in the lurch. But who is Angel? Why is she helping Blue/Rogue? So much we don’t know.
The art is great, just look at the smoke scene below. Excellent stuff.
I fear the disappointment that a promising book is being closed has dampened my spirit here. Buy the trade… please.