One Mad Dog

[Human Target: Chance Meetings] – (Peter Milligan, Edvin Biukovic, Javier Pulido)
July 13, 2010, 4:34 pm
Filed under: 7 stars, Edvin Biukovic, Javier Pulido, Peter Milligan

Human target is based upon the exploits of Christopher Chance, a man who isnt a superhero but who has an incredible talent for taking on someone elses persona both mentally and physically. He puts his gift to use as a doppleganger for hire, especially for people in risk of assasination. Human Target had me hooked from the first page and it has a really compelling story line that keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. The dialogue and inner monolgues are well written and the action moves on a great pace. It is violent at times but certainly not to the level of books like “theĀ  Punisher” or “100 bullets”.
The artwork does a good job of conveying the action but it suffers a little from a muddy and grainy pallette which seems common to most “Vertigo” books. Recommended for readers who like gritty crime dramas with a twist. If you enjoyed “100 bullets” you will probably enjoy this. [ISBN-13: 978-1401226664]. 7/10