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Human Target

Human Target
By Peter Milligan (writer) and Edvin Biukovic with Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released August 2000

Cover price: $12.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563896931

Synopsis from publisher:

Christopher Chance has made a living off of making himself a human target. A master of disguise, he cunningly takes on the appearance and persona of men and women with contracts out against them. But when a routine assignment to impersonate an African-American minister with a bounty on his head goes south, Chance is soon caught between a lethal assassin and a vicious gang war. As this psychological thriller takes the reader through a roller coaster of unexpected twists and turns, it is soon discovered that it is Chance himself with a price on his head and the only way he can survive is to solve this deadly mystery.


This publication is the first in a series reprinting various Human Target comic books. This collects the first Human Target mini-series. All material in this publication was written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Edvin Biukovic. The cover was painted by Tim Bradstreet.

A one-shot special from 1991 called The Human Target (subtitled The Mack Attack Contract), by writer Mark Verheiden and artists Rick Burchett and Dick Giordano, pre-dates the contents of this publication and has yet to be reprinted. The special was published to promote the ABC television seriesĀ  starring Rick Springfield that was based on the character.

Before that, the character appeared in back-up stories in various issues of Action Comics in the early 1970s, and later in back-up stories in various issues of Brave and the Bold as well as Detective Comics in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Those stories have yet to be collected or reprinted.


  1. Human Target #1 (1999)
  2. Human Target #2 (1999)
  3. Human Target #3 (1999)
  4. Human Target #4 (1999)