Rebellion/2000 AD has announced a brand new full-color omnibus edition of Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s groundbreaking feminist space opera, The Ballad of Halo Jones, due out early next year. Barbara Nosenzo adds stunning new colors to the series.
Read more from the publisher below:
“Where did she go? Out. What did she do? Everything…
Rebellion is proud to announce that Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s ground-breaking feminist space opera and science fiction classic, The Ballad of Halo Jones, is to be published in a full colour omnibus for the first time.
With artwork restored and lovingly coloured by Barbara Nosenzo, and featuring extra content, The Ballad of Halo Jones: Full Colour Omnibus Edition will be published in January 2023 and available from all good book and comic book stores, as well as online retailers, and digitally through 2000 AD’s webshop and app, and on Amazon Kindle.
This radical and revolutionary series remains one of Moore’s most beloved and lauded stories and this new omnibus edition brings together Nosenzo’s colour work on the three books of Halo Jones, previously only available as separate volumes.”
The project was the first major English language work by Nosenzo, who was talent-spotted by Rebellion at the Angouleme Comics Festival in France. The Italian colorist has gone on to work on the science fiction series Deep Beyond from Image Comics.
First published in weekly installments between 1984 and 1986, the story follows “one woman’s journey through dead-end jobs, deadly wars, and personal tragedy, as she changes from an innocent teenager into a world-weary woman. Halo is an ordinary woman in extraordinary circumstances. Trapped in a crowded housing project floating off the coast of Manhattan, a dystopian world where jobs are scarce and excitement non-existent, a bored Halo dreams of escaping out into the galaxy any way she can to rewrite her destiny. But in a city where dangerous riots happen at the slightest provocation and even going to the shops is an ordeal requiring careful planning and a handful of zen-inducing-grenades, the price of freedom might prove to be more than she bargained for. And even when she does get out, there are challenges awaiting her in the cosmos that she could never possibly imagine or be prepared for.”
The Ballad of Halo Jones: Full Colour Omnibus Edition will be available in January 2023.