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Human Target Vol. 2: Living in Amerika

Human Target Vol. 2: Living in Amerika
By Peter Milligan (writer) and Cliff Chiang (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released December 2004

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401204198

Synopsis from publisher:

The second collection of VERTIGO’s gripping, Harvey-nominated series (reprinting #6-10) follows Christoper Chance across America. From the wages of sin and redemption in Boston; to the remnants of ’60s radicalism in the mid-West; to a favor to a friend in Los Angeles, Chance comes face-to-shifting-face with the religion, politics, and anything-but-casual sex.

Notes:

This publication is the fourth and final in a series reprinting various Human Target comic books. This is the second installment of the first Human Target ongoing series. All material in this publication was written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang.

The Human Target series continued on until issue #21 in 2005. Peter Milligan remained as the writer for the entire run. Javier Pulido and Cliff Chiang alternated as series artist: Pulido illustrated issues #11 to #13 and #18, and Chiang illustrated issues #14 to #16 and #19 to #21. Cameron Stewart filled in for issue #17. These issues have yet to be collected or reprinted.

Reprints:

  1. Human Target #6 (2004)
  2. Human Target #7 (2004)
  3. Human Target #8 (2004)
  4. Human Target #9 (2004)
  5. Human Target #10 (2004)
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Human Target Vol. 1: Strike Zones

Human Target Vol. 1: Strike Zones
By Peter Milligan (writer) and Javier Pulido (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released May 2004

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $9.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202098

Synopsis from publisher:

A new soft cover collecting the first five issues of the acclaimed series. Christopher Chance has left L.A. for New York City, but his strange career as a professional assassin decoy continues to blur the boundaries between illusion and reality, leaving him ever more uncertain about who he really is — and how much that really matters.

Notes:

This publication is the third in a series reprinting various Human Target comic books. This is the first installment of the first Human Target ongoing series. All material in this publication was written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Javier Pulido.

Reprints:

  1. Human Target #1 (2003)
  2. Human Target #2 (2003)
  3. Human Target #3 (2003)
  4. Human Target #4 (2004)
  5. Human Target #5 (2004)

Human Target: Final Cut

Human Target: Final Cut
By Peter Milligan (writer) and Javier Pulido (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released June 2002

Soft cover edition:
Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563899043

Hard cover edition:
Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $29.95
Format: hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563898896

Synopsis from publisher:

In the psychological thriller HUMAN TARGET: FINAL CUT, Christopher Chance, a unique bodyguard that assumes the identity of the person that he is protecting, finds himself caught in a tangled web of Hollywood deceit, drugs and duplicity. While posing as an elderly film actor, the Human Target successfully takes down and kills the man who has been extorting aging thespians. But when Chance learns that the extortionist has also kidnapped a child actor, the master of disguise must impersonate his dead victim in order to find the boy before he dies of starvation. Entering into a world of veiled loyalties and shattered dreams, Chance looks to have taken on his final role as he slips dangerously deep into his fake identity and begins to lose his own sense of self. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.

Notes:

This publication is the second in a series of various Human Target comic books. This is the original graphic novel Human Target: Final Cut. All material in this publication was written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Javier Pulido.

Reprints: N/A

Human Target

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

Availability: Amazon.com
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.

Notes:

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 series  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.

Reprints:

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