This comic came out of the blue at me a little bit. I’d sort of come across it in the past in name only, and then boom, I saw that they re released it as a colourised version, and thought yeah, I’ll give it a go its Alan Moore after all, his work is usually pretty strong, and so I found myself picking up a copy of volume one of the Ballad of Halo Jones.
Its a really good, but simple tale, Girl is really fed up with the world in which shes living and this is really highlighted by the shopping trip from hell. Alan Moore manages to portray a real world gone to shit in just a short number of pages and set up a real in depth history and a load of interesting cultures within that world.
For his early work Moore’s writing is still showing the in depth nature that we have come to expect, the Art by Ian Gibson really does throw you in a the deep end of this alien infested future scape, and manages to blend the ideals of future dystopia with that of small town girl looking for an escape route. I look forward to picking up volumes 2 and 3 in the very near future.