Real Name: Elo Rogan
Identity/Class: Alternate reality/extratemporal (Earth-8410, circa 2020 AD) human technology user
Occupation: Professional criminal
Group Membership: None known
Affiliations: Acid Alice (apparent on-and-off lover +/- partner in crime)
Enemies: Death's Head (Freelance Peacekeeping Authority), unidentified policeman and presumably multiple unidentified victims (one of whom likely hired Death's Head to take him out)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: None (beyond "Rabid")
Base of Operations: New York, USA, Earth-8410
First Appearance: Strip#13 (August 4, 1990)
Powers/Abilities: Rogan had no superhuman powers, but used some forms of advanced technology, most notably his Lectronux (electrified brass knuckles, which -- at their highest setting -- could stun even the mechanoid Death's Head. He was proficient at flying personal aircraft such as a sky platform deal (see main image) that he stole from an officer. He had some degree of fighting and fleeing abilities, and he was experienced in hotwiring automobiles of his era. He presumably has other skills to fit his crimes, which were presumably some unspecified degree of theft and murder (being referred to as rabid and a mad dog may imply he was involved in many violent crimes).
Height: Unrevealed (he appeared shorter than the 6'10"
Death's Head, though he was tall enough to smash Death's Head in the face with
his Lectronux...I'd guess maybe 6'1" or a little taller)
Weight: Unrevealed (based on the above estimation, I'd put him at 210 lbs.)
(Strip#13 (fb) - BTS) - Rogan was wanted for numerous crimes and was well known and sought after by the police of Earth-8410's New York police.
(Strip#13 (fb) - BTS) - Rogan apparently had an on-again, off-again relationship with Acid Alice, who apparently also sometimes served as his partner in crime.
(Strip#13 (fb) - BTS / Strip#14 (fb) - BTS) - Death's Head heard a lot of bad things about Rogan (including a propensity to take hostages) and considered him a mad dog that needed to be put down.
(Strip#13 (fb) - BTS) - Death's Head apparently pursued a general bounty placed on Rogan by unidentified parties. Alive was preferable, but dead was acceptable.
(Strip#13 (fb) - BTS) - Death's Head pursued Rogan, who evaded him temporarily at least once (though Death's Head and Rogan's thoughts and discussion hinted that Death's Head had been playing some cat-and-mouse with Rogan).
(Strip#13) <October, 2020 AD> - Hiding out in a parking garage, Rogan hoped he had lost Death's Head. Seeing the coast was clear, he decided to try to make a break for it so he could find a place and lie low. As he tried to hotwire a car, Death's Head leapt onto the hood, yanked Rogan through the windshield (knocking off his hat), and taunted him with questions about the vehicle being road-worthy, taxed, having insurance (life insurance), etc. When Rogan suggested Death's Head was enjoying this, Death's Head hurled him across the garage to tumble along the floor, noting the pursuit had gone on long enough: "For a scrawny little rat you run fast, huh?...If the bounty on you wasn't worth all this effort, I'd really be mad, yes?" Rogan struggled to rise as Death's Head approached and announced it was time they finished things. Taunting back by asking if Death's Head had had enough kicks for one day, Rogan slipped out his Lectronux and smashed Death's Head across the face at full power, yelling "Sucker!" As he fled again, this time up the stairs, Rogan again taunted that his falling for an old trick like that might indicate he was dragging things out on purpose. Coaching himself to keep needling his pursuer to keep him off balance -- as that was the only thing that seemed to do any good and that Death's Head had taken the Lectornux at full power and still didn't do down -- Rogan realized he was in deep trouble.
(Strip#14) - Though his legs fatigued and his lungs strained, Rogan forced himself to finish fleeing all the way to the roof, where he found a police officer of some sort of flying platform. Rogan told the officer that a maniac was chasing and trying to kill him, so when Death's Head emerged from the door, the officer tried to arrest him. Death's Head casually informed the officer he was protecting Elo Rogan, a name the cop fearfully recognized just as Rogan struck him down with his Lectronux (telling the officer he was his worst nightmare), stole his sky platform, and took off. Promising to return when the "bounty hunter" least expected it and pay him back a hundred times over, Rogan first planned to find a safe place to hole up, and headed towards Acid Alice's place, hoping she might even be pleased to see him after all this time. However, having pursued via his jet boots and angered over being called a bounty hunter, Death's Head yanked Rogan off the sky platform, causing both to tumble to the ground a short distance below. Hearing the commotion, Acid Alice emerged and ran towards Rogan. Unaware of their pre-existing relationship, Death Head feared Rogan was going to take the woman hostage, and he became concerned that if innocent bystanders started getting killed that the local law would get heavy with him, which would further drag out his efforts to bring in Rogan. Having preferred to bring in Rogan alive, Death's Head decided alive was still acceptable, and he fired his wrist-blaster attachment through Logan's back and out his chest, causing him to fall dead into Alice's arms.
Comments: Created by Simon Furman and Geoff Senior.
The Strip serial started and then finished during the weeks just before it was collected in Death's Head: The Body in Question. HIGHLY recommended...in either form...awesome character and a cool story.
2020 AD just isn't that far away anymore, is it? As a quick primer, this reality was one in which the heroic age occurred in the mid-eighties, with the 2020 time period meant to be some 35 years later. It is the native reality of Iron Man 2020 (Arno Stark), Wild Thing (Nikki Doyle), etc.
Profile by Snood.
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images: (without ads)
Strip#13: Death's Head story, pg. 4, panel 1 and 2 (with hat, on the run - body and face);
pg. 6, panel 3 (hatless face);
pg. 7, panel 2 (Lectronux);
#14: Death's Head story, pg. 3, panel 2 (full body, stealing sky platform deal);
pg. 5, panel 5 (death)
Strip#13 (August 4, 1990) - Simon Furman (writer), Geoff Senior (art), Dan Abnett (Strip editor), Jenny O'Connor (managing editor)
Strip#14 (August 18, 1990) - Simon Furman (writer), Geoff Senior (art), Steve White (story editor), Dan Abnett (Strip editor), Jenny O'Connor (managing editor)
Last updated: 08/24/13
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