The new twelve-issue Human Target series from DC Black Label is the story of a slow, slow murder. One that the dying Christopher Chance has twelve days to solve, only because it’s the last thing left for him to do. “Human Target” is an apt name for what the man does, after all. Since his debut in 1972’s Action Comics #419, Christopher Chance has specialized in impersonating his clients and uncovering their would-be assassins by drawing himself into the line of fire.
In this month’s Human Target #1, drawn with an appropriately similar early ’70’s detective story aesthetic by Greg Smallwood, it’s a case impersonating Lex Luthor himself that proves to be Chance’s fatal one, succumbing to what evidence suggests is a poisoned coffee, containing trace particles from another dimension—a dimension which had only been visited by the roster of the Justice League International. Hard to believe, but that’s where the evidence lies. So the question is, which of these heroes tried to kill Lex Luthor? Or, perhaps, Christopher Chance? More clues will surely present themselves as the series continues, but…we have some early thoughts.
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