Human Target #12

Writer: Tom King Artist: Greg Smallwood Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 1, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 34
8.2Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Christopher Chance has spent the last 12 days trying to solve his own murder, with the list of suspects comprising the Justice League International. Did a hero really attempt to kill Lex Luthor? Could the Human Target have miscalculated? Is it too late to save his life?!

  • 10
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 6, 2023

    It's a fitting end that still leaves you wanting, yearning, for more, but I'm tremendously grateful for what we were given. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 28, 2023

    Smallwood delivers some beautiful, brilliantly detailed and emotional art in the issue. The visuals are stunning and deliver on the style and tone King brings out in the dialogue and plot. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 28, 2023

    This series is obviously out of continuity, as its takes on the JLI are pretty far from what we'd expect. Everyone is a little more twisted, a little more corrupt. A fan of the classic comic could be turned off by that, but when you think of it as a noir story using these characters as a jumping-off point for an Elseworlds, it works brilliantlyjust like many of King's past works. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Feb 28, 2023

    The Human Target was a somber and beautiful ride from start to finish. With amazing storytelling, art and letters by Tom King, Greg Smallwood and Clayton Cowles, this stands as yet another Black Label Classic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Feb 28, 2023

    Tom King and Greg Smallwood's The Human Target wraps up, and the spotlight goes to Ice. If you're a fan of hers, check out this issue you'll understand why revenge is a dish best served cold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Mar 1, 2023

    Honestly, I think that's what made this ending stick in a way that other Tom King-written series have failed to do the comic feels like it headed towards its natural conclusion in a bittersweet way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 2, 2023

    Greg Smallwood hits yet another unqualified home run with his art and coloring, while Tom King proves once again that he is absolutely terrible at endings.Still worth your time, if you've come this far. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 28, 2023

    The Human Target #12 finishes the run with a mild plot twist and a final act to end the story with typical Tom King hallmarks. The character work is bizarre, and the final resolution comes at least five issues too late, but Small wood's art is mesmerizing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 28, 2023

    The final page seems to suggest some happy ending, but again King misses the point. His version of the JLI arent heroes. Theyre pretty loathsome, flawed characters who arent engaging or remotely likable. In the end, King managed to take out Human Target, but the character assassination on the JLI was the far greater tragedy. Read Full Review

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