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.”
Get your hands on a copy now via your local comic shop or wait for it to become available in our shop,either way,don’t miss this beautiful new collection featuring the original action heroine.Until then,please enjoy this preview!
In Dragonheist(Progs361-67,24Feb-5May’84)the wandering Sláine comes across Nest,a young druidess,who has to leave her studies to run her late father’s dragon farm.
After rescuing Nest from angry villagers who unfairly blame her prize dragon,the Knucker,for cattle deaths,Sláine tames and keeps the dragon as a reward.
On This Day…28 Years Ago.
The changing face(s)of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic™,2000AD!(Pt.1)
- Dummy for fledgling new UK boys’ sci-fi comic-AD2000!Put together by former art director Doug Church and founder,Pat Mills.
- Prog1(26Feb’77)Kevin O’Neill
- Prog78(19Aug’78)Newspaper mock-up for Ant Wars-Kevin O’Neill
- Prog88(28Oct’78)Spoof movie poster for Ro-Busters-Kev O’Neill
- Prog100(17Feb’79)Robo-Hunter-Ian Gibson
- Prog112(12May’79)Ro-Busters-Kevin O’Neill
- Prog127(25Aug’79)Merger withTornado,Tharg the Mighty montage-Dave Gibbons
- Prog167(5Jul’80)Nemesis the Warlock-“Comic Rock”-Kev O’Neill
- Prog178(20Sep’80)Judge Dredd-Mick McMahon
- Prog554(26Dec’87)Tharg and his droids ring the changes!-Mark Farmer
The changes continue throughout the next two decades…
Concept art by co-creator Ian Gibson for Alan Moore’s seminal,The Ballad Of Halo Jones and
Below:Tribute art by other 2000AD stars,Duncan Fegredo and
Bottom:Simon Fraser,featuring supporting characters, best friend Rodice and Toby the robot dog.