Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Preview - The Ballad of Halo Jones

Halo Jones has been billed as possibly the "first feminist heroine in comics" and she was brought to life by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson. For those of you who know nothing about the character, you're in luck. 2000AD is publishing The Ballad of Halo Jones as a brand new edition with an introduction by Lauren Beukes.

Set in a future where the unemployed are herded into the Hoop, a floating ghetto off the coast of Manhattan, Halo is a young woman who dreams of escaping her boring life. When she gets the chance to do so aboard a luxury space cruiser as a hostess, it catapults her into an uncaring galaxy that will take her from the lap of luxury to a time-bending war of atrocity. This gorgeous new UK edition includes a brand new design-led cover by 2000 AD head designer Simon Parr.

Check out the book in stores now and interiors below.


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