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The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, #18, Halo Jones
The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, Halo Jones

Writer Moore and Gibson thought that 2000 AD could do with a female-led strip to counterpoint the comic�s generally testosterone-heavy violence fests, and co-created 50th Century everygirl Halo Jones, who just tries to get by in a dangerous future where going to the shops is a major trial. The original intent was to chronicle the heroine�s whole life but only three serials were completed before the strip was curtailed by the usual who�s-got-the-rights argument. The three stories find Halo as a teenager on that shopping trip, working as a stewardess on a spaceship and (grimly) fighting a Starship Troopers-type war in an all-female army. Halo is exponentially cooler than knock-offs like Tank Girl, mostly because she remains a fed-up real person amid the wild space opera of her universe.

FIRST APPEARED IN 2000 AD PROG 376 (1984)
CREATED BY ALAN MOORE AND IAN GIBSON

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Pout, white �80s-look hair (yes, we know it was a black and white strip and she got blonded in the horrible US colorised reprints � but her hair was white on the original 2000 AD colour covers), loyalty to doomed friends, robot dog sidekick, catchphrase: �I can�t take a shopping expedition�
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That mouth could only be Billie Piper � though she�d have to dye the hair.
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There was an Edinburgh fringe stage production in 1987, with Claire Fairley as Halo.
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