On this day, 23 February 1985: 2000AD (Prog 406)
Act II of The Ballad of Halo Jones began in this week’s 2000AD.
My daughter asked me the other day what defines a ballad. The evidence of Halo suggests it’s a beautiful, soul-stirring song of hope and dreams crushed by a vast universe of artifice and damnation.
Alan Moore and Ian Gibson created a classic in Halo Jones. Like Charley’s War, it had a maturity beyond what most would have expected from kids’ comic.
This second book charted Halo’s tour of service on the cruise ship Clara Pandy. Dark forces are at work behind closed doors ...