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Tom King & Greg Smallwood

Price: 
16.98

Page 45 Review by Stephen

Exquisitely composed and coloured by Greg Smallwood, this two-volume mystery / whimsy looks and feels like bright period crime contemplation - The Saint, Raymond Chandler goes on a relaxed, sunny holiday, that sort of thing. It's emphatically not an action thriller.

It does occur in the DC Universe which may, admittedly, restrict its appeal, but it's only minor characters making appearances. And in Booster Gold's case, mined only for laugh-out-loud comedy.

I've kinda come to expect that final destinations aren't really Tom King's forté, but the journey's delightful - consistently so.

From the writer of MISTER MIRACLE, a previous - and most unlikely - Page 45 Comicbook Of The Month.

The publisher writes:

'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 by slow-acting poison.

And the prime suspects happen to be...the Justice League International? Human Target is a hard-boiled, gritty story in the vein of classic detective noirs, told by bestselling and critically acclaimed creators Tom King and Greg Smallwood! This volume collects Human Target #1-6, the first half of the murder mystery.'

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