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4.0 out of 5 stars 5000AD a Space Oddessy, 13 Feb 2007
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This review is from: The Complete Ballad of Halo Jones (2000 Ad) (Paperback)
This story is one of Alan Moore's earliest but is no worse for it. Halo Jones is an eighteen year old girl growing up in the 50 century in a floating ghetto off the coast of Manhattan. Jobs are scarce and most inhabitants choose to either have music implants so they just become zombies (and this was before iPODS!) or join a violent gang; and when it gets too much there are euthanasia gardens to end it all.

Eventually Halo has had enough and breaks away, first working on an inter-stellar cruiser, followed by other journeys from world to world before joining the Earth's army at war against the colonies.

Like most good science fiction the human story could have taken place today, in the recent past or in the Middle Ages. The second half of the story - the army years - contains a jungle warfare episode that was pure Viet-Nam but equally there is a battle on a giant planet that is a real Sci-Fi highlight.

This story shows poverty, desperation, violent death and the effects of warfare but still has a central character that keeps going. Without spoiling the story, the ending was left as if either the publishers or the authors expected a follow-up. But it never happened. Nevertheless, the story stands alone and is a worthy addition to any Alan Moore fan's bookshelf.

This book was originally published in serial form in "2000 AD" and as such the art is black and white.
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