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Halo Jones

Notes & Annotations

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The Ballad of Halo Jones was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Ian Gibson and first appeared in the magazine 2000 AD
The copyright now belongs to the software company Rebellion
After being published in 2000 AD Progs #376-385 (July 7-September 8, 1984); #406-415 (February 23-April 27, 1985) and #451-466 (January 4-April 19, 1986) it was then published in 3 individual volumes as The Ballad of Halo Jones Books 1-3 from August to October 1986
Collected into a single volums as The Complete Ballad of Halo Jones in September 1991 and reprinted as such in July 2001 with an introduction by Ian Gibson dated April 2001.

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Halo Jones consists of 35 seperate sections (chapters) seperated into 3 books.
Book One has 10 sections as does Book Two. Book Three has fifteen.
Here are the titles to all of them


  1. The Ballad of Halo Jones
  2. A Little Night Music
  3. Consumer Protection
  4. Vicious Circle
  5. The Wild Brown Yonder
  6. Fleurs du Mall
  7. Home Again, Home Again, Jigety Jig
  8. When the Music's Over
  9. I'll take Manhattan
  10. Going Out


  1. Postcard from Pluto
  2. Exercising the Dog
  3. I'll Never Forget Whatsizname
  4. By Royal Appointment
  5. Cat and Mouse
  6. Memories are Made of This
  7. Puppy Love
  8. Hounded
  9. The Last Dance
  10. Ice Cold in Charlemange


  1. Tarantula Rising
  2. With Your Musket, Fire and Drum
  3. Occupations
  4. Petrified Forest
  5. Armies of the Night
  6. A Soldiers Things
  7. Leavetaking
  8. Heavy Duty
  9. The Gravity of the Situation
  10. The Crush
  11. Slow Death
  12. The Fast Forward War
  13. When They Sound the Last All Clear
  14. Breakfast in the Ruins
  15. Tarantula Descending
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    Acknowledgements: Thanks for the following people for helping with contributions to these annotations
    Mark Bowers, Thomas Lautwein

    Last updated 3 March, 2003