The Human Target #1 (of 12)
Publisher: DC Black Label
Release Date: November 2, 2021
Cover Price: $4.99
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Greg Smallwood
Cover(s): Greg Smallwood (Main), Trevor Hairsine & Danny Miki (Variant), Jenny Frison (1:25 Variant)
Format: 32 pgs., Full-Color
Rating: 17+

Publisher Description.  November 2nd, multiple Eisner Award winning writer Tom King (Mister Miracle, Strange Adventures) and artist Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight, Legends of the Dark Knight) take aim at Christopher Chance, A.K.A. The Human Target in Issue #1 of 12 in this stylish, Hitchcockian thriller.

In The Human Target, Christopher Chance has made a living out of being a human target—a man hired to disguise himself as his client to invite would-be assassins to attempt his murder.  He’s had a remarkable career until his latest case protecting Lex Luthor when things go sideways.  An assassination attempt Chance didn’t see coming leaves him vulnerable and left trying to solve his own murder… as he has 12 days to discover just who in the DC Universe hated Luthor enough to want him dead.  This 12-issue DC Black Label miniseries is a hard-boiled, noir update to the character co-created by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino, full of twists and intrigue sure to delight fans of titles like 100 Bullets.

In addition to Greg Smallwood’s main cover art, issue #1 will also feature variants from Trevor Hairsine, Danny Miki, and Jenny Frison.  The Hairsine and Miki #1 and #2 variants fit together to form the cover of a "Whodunit" board game, as fans follow along across twelve issues to solve the crime.  The back cover includes a pin-up calendar, leaning into the mid-century feel of the comic.

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