Another highly regarded classic for the weekly. Moore's scripts are exceptional, and his entire portrait of a future world very detailed. It's this attention to continuity that makes all of his work so very readable. Ian Gibson's artwork helps too, with Book III probably the best thing he's ever done.
The Ballad of Halo Jones. 200 pg, B&W, £10.99 UK, $19.99 US
2000 A.D. and DC Comics are proud to present comics legend Alan Moore's and Ian Gibson's all-time classic feminist space opera... THE BALLAD OF HALO JONES!
When Halo Jones grows bored with her life in The Hoop - a futuristic world where jobs are scarce and excitement nonexistent - she sets out to see the galaxy any way she can. But can she survive the highs and lows that lie in her path, including an extended period of shipboard servitude and a tour of duty in a terrifying war that defies the physics of space and time?
Book I, 10 episodes, progs 376-385 (July to Sept. 1984). Story by Alan Moore, art by Ian Gibson.
Book II, 10 episodes plus prologue, progs 405-415 (Feb. to Apr. 1985). Story by Moore, art by Gibson.
Book III, 15 episodes plus prologue, progs 451-466 (Jan. to Apr. 1986). Story by Moore, art by Gibson.
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