Preview: The Ballad of Halo Jones

Tue, May 7th, 2013 at 1:29pm PDT

Story by
Alan Moore
Art by
Ian Gibson
Letters by
Steve Potter
Cover by
Pye Parr
Publisher
2000AD
Cover Price:
$22.00
Release Date
May 8th, 2013
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Dubbed “possibly the first feminist heroine in comics”, the ground-breaking series by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson – The Ballad of Halo Jones – is now available in a new edition with an introduction by the author Clarke Award-winning novel Zoo City and The Shining Girls, 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.

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