Halo: I'm going out.A 1984 piece of seminal comic work written by Alan Moore and drawn by Ian Gibson. First published in 2000AD, it is divided into three books covering three parts of the main character's life. It was supposed to be nine books, but Moore left 2000 AD before that.Warning: spoilers follow.Halo Jones is an 18-year-old living in futuristic floating housing estate on Earth called "The Hoop." The Hoop is filled with the poor, beggars, Proximans, and a strange cult called the Different Drummers (who have an implant which generates a perpetual drumbeat in their heads that occasionally make them violent). Halo, along with her friend and house-mate Rodice and mechanical dog bodyguard Toby, traverse the Hoop and get into various adventures in trying to buy food for their other house-mate Brinna, who shelters them. Hilarity Ensues as they encounter various obstacles to getting home, but they finally get home in one piece...to find Brinna murdered.Halo decides to leave the Hoop and go away on the star cruise-liner the Clara Pandy. In the year Halo works as a hostess about the ship, with fellow hostess and roommate Toy and the Invisible to Normals Glyph, various events happen. The first hints of a war in the Tarantula Nebula emerge and it's revealed Toby killed Brinna because he loves Halo and wanted to be with her. After she barely survives that, she ends up finding out her friend Rodice, whom she agreed to meet on the planet Charlemagne, never even left the Hoop.Book Three begins after a Time Skip, showing various occupations Halo was in after she left the Clara Pandy. She ends up, ten years later, on the planet Pwuc "where the Catsblood never runs out but the dreams do." There, she meets Toy again, who persuades her to join the army, currently engaged in brutal guerrilla war in the Tarantula Nebula. As a part of Platoon B, Halo sees the horrors of war, as most of her platoon mates die, culminating in the death of Toy. Halo quits the army after that, but with nothing to do and no job, she starts to go crazy and reenlists. And then gets sent to Warzone 1, the planet Moab, where the intense gravity does strange things to time, where the battles last five minutes and two months, and where Halo meets General Cannibal. Here, Halo's dream of escaping everything finally reaches its breaking point.
Rodice: Out? Out of where?
Halo: Out of everywhere.
Rodice: But, listen, the problems will still be here when we get back...
Halo: Who said anything about coming back?
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