The Human Target #7

DC Comics

Written by Tom King

Art by Greg Smallwood

Colors by Greg Smallwood

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: Chance confronts Fire and discovers that his poisoning is more complicated than they thought. 

Christopher Chance only has a few days left before the poison coursing through his system kills him. His investigation into who killed him brings him face to face with his new loves closest friend, Fire. After an interesting dinner and dancing, they decide to hit an amusement park and Chance takes a huge gamble on whether Fire is the hero that she thinks she is.

In the aftermath, Chance reunites with Ice and the pair decide to meet with Fire at her home where some interesting and disturbing truths come to light. Truths that will lead to a revelation about someone they recently had some dark dealings with. 

The Story: King delivers a solid and entertaining mystery in this issue. I continue to be impressed with the noir aesthetic that permeates this series. It’s a gripping, brilliantly paced detective story that draws me in every issue. The complicated relationships and growing secrets are entertaining and never cease to excite and entice me to read more. 

The Art: Smallwood delivers some beautifully classic art throughout the story. The pages and panels capture the look, feel and emotion of a classic detective story complete with the hard nosed hero and the beautiful women who flock to him. 

The Human Target #7

9.6

9.6/10

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