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Human Target: The Comic Book (Again)

8 October 2010 1:17 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Hands up: how many fans of Fox’s Human Target know the series was based on a comic book?

How many of you knew that the comic book returned this year as a result of the series?

Die-hard Human Target fans (like myself, I admit) will be aware that Christopher Chance actually made his debut in the pages of a little-known comic called Gang Busters in 1958. He then disappeared for more than a decade before he made what is widely regarded as his first appearance in DC Comics’ Action Comics in 1972. Subsequently, Chance made appearances in The Brave and the Bold and Detective Comics.

In 1999, writer Peter Milligan and artist Edwin Bukovic tried reviving the character for DC’s grittier Vertigo imprint. They produced a four-issue miniseries, then a trade paperback called Human Target: Final Cut (both of which have been combined into Human Target: Chance Meetings, re-released »

- Brittany Frederick

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