Created by Steve Moore and John Lucas, the series Valkyries appears in the pages of British sci-fi and fantasy anthology weekly comic - 2000AD.
The far future, the ring is a galactic empire covering six planets, with Earth at its hub. Governed and populated almost exclusively by women - under the rule of Queen Hildegard.
Men within this society have no position other than for entertainment. Referred to as 'peacocks', they are used for the pleasure of the decadent noblewomen that make up the imperial court and whose pursuit of sex, drugs and partying - not to mention their constant desire for youth and rejuvination - has meant the 1,000 year-old empire is in danger of collapse.
Protecting the noble ladies are the Valkyries, who act as security guards, alert to any danger their wards may find themselves in - and it's a perilous universe out there...