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Halo Jones and Rose Tyler: working class heroines

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Reading an article about Alan Moore, the description of Halo Jones reminded me of someone:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3623585/Why-Im-a-fan-of-the-Man-U-of-comics-writers.html

As Halo Jones was to the 80s, Rose Tyler on Doctor Who was to the early 2000s. Both in their late teens, both without any particular prospects in life, both with a desire to go anywhere but here.

Although, Rose has the Doctor as her travel companion/love interest, while Halo just has a killer robot dog (who’s in love with her).

If you haven’t read Halo Jones, by the way, I strongly recommend it, especially if you grew up (or were young) under Thatcher.

Also, interesting titbit from the article above: Alan Moore is Patrick Moore’s nephew.

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