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Helium D'Israeli

By D'Israeli

"The far future. It has been over three hundred years since the Great War ended, but there were no victors. Eighty-five per cent of the Earth's surface now lies beneath a vast gaseous ocean known as the Poison Belt — a toxic, mutated cocktail of biological and chemical weapons designed by both sides to win the war. Instead, it almost spelt extinction for the human race. Those that survived clung to the High Lands — alpine valleys and mountaintop islands, safe from the noxious fog, and ply the clean air in ships of all description. Meanwhile, beneath the Belt, rumours of life abound..."

Helium is a comic strip by Ian Edginton and D'Israeli, with letters by Ellie De Ville. Its main character is Foundling Hodge. The first (and, so far, only) series was published in 2000 AD progs 1934 to 1945 (and also in a reprint volume given away free with Judge Dredd Megazine #390). Despite running for eleven progs and being highly praised by readers, Helium was never featured on the front cover of 2000 AD. It ended on a cliffhanger that has yet to be resolved.