Aeroball was a game played worldwide in the year 2050. It combined elements of football, boxing, kung-fu and basketball. Most teams played with body armour, the notable exception being the Harlem Heroes, whose lack of armour increased their dexterity[1].

The steel aeroball itself was filled with helium gas.


  • An aeroball team must have a minimum of seven players[2]
  • Any player hitting the electrified prods surrounding the score-holes of the tanks would be sent to the penalty pen for three minutes[3].
  • Kicking another player in the back of the neck was a foul[3].
  • 37: A team isn't allowed to bring on substitutes until the squad has been reduced to four players[4].
  • 59: Computronic players must reduce their energy output to human levels during the game[5].
  • Rule change 30 - the Bushido Blades used wooden kendo swords to smash the ball[6].
  • there was 'nothing in the rules' which said that robots can't be used in aeroball[7].

Notable teamsEdit

2000 AD and Aeroball copyright Rebellion Developments Ltd A/S 2018


  1. Harlem Heroes Part One, 2000AD Prog 1
  2. Harlem Heroes Part Two, 2000AD Prog 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harlem Heroes Part Three, 2000AD Prog 3
  4. Harlem Heroes Part Twenty Three, 2000AD Prog 23
  5. Harlem Heroes Part Twelve, 2000AD Prog 16
  6. Harlem Heroes Part Twenty Two, 2000AD Prog 22
  7. Harlem Heroes: Seattle Sluggers, 2000AD Summer Special Supercomic