Rogue was a Chicago-based men's magazine published by William Hamling from 1956 until 1967. Founding editor Frank M. Robinson was followed by other editors, including Harlan Ellison and Bruce Elliott. The magazine was subtitled as Designed for Men.
The magazine was a direct competitor to Playboy, offering nude and semi-nude photographs plus sex advice aimed at a male audience. Rogue featured a wider array of fiction and science fiction than did Playboy, along with much coverage of jazz by Ted White and others. The first two magazine articles written by Hunter S. Thompson appeared in Rogue in 1961. Other contributors included Graham Greene, Damon Knight, William Saroyan, Philip Wylie, and, while still in high school, Steven E. de Souza. Departments were written by Alfred Bester, Robert Bloch, and Fred Brown.