Human Target #3

Writer: Tom King Artist: Greg Smallwood Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 29, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 28
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

+ Pull List

Christopher Chance is a man on a deadline and working to solve a crime that might be unsolvable. Despite his better judgment, he’s falling for his lead suspect, and her violent ex-boyfriend isn’t happy about it. Oh, and that ex? He’s a Green Lantern.

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Dec 28, 2021

    THE HUMAN TARGET #3 is just another example of this creative team's unmatched brilliance. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 16, 2022

    While it's too early to say so definitively, The Human Target might be my favourite Tom King story yet. I love the nostalgic feel that King has woven into this fascinating mystery. I can hardly wait to see how this story develops as he interacts with further member of the JLI. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 30, 2021

    We getBooster Gold in almost all his glory (sadly, no Elvis collar) along with Gardner, and Ice are all put to great use here. The cherry on top here is an unexpected final cameo of the one person who could get Guy to back off which. Aside for being a pitch perfect nod to the comic history Tom King is playing in, it further illustrates how smart and innovative Chance is, even if he remains far from finding his killer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 28, 2021

    Three issues in, Tom King's latest dark superhero mystery really hits its groove with an issue that indicates that this might be the defining Justice League International story"even if many of the original property's fans might object to it. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 28, 2021

    Smallwoods art style continues to brilliantly highlight the characters and the tone of the story King is creating with his series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Dec 28, 2021

    The Human Target #3 is a good issue that showcases a lover's quarrel in the world of spies and superheroes. It's entertaining to watch Guy Gardner and Christopher Chance match wits. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 28, 2021

    With Human Target, King teases the possibilities while frustrating the likely main target audience yearning for more JLI content with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Dec 28, 2021

    Human Target #3 blends stellar art, a classic detective noir story, and amusing character moments to give readers a solid enough read. Unfortunately, the bizarrely egregious characterization of Guy Gardner robs the issue of any lasting enjoyment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Dec 29, 2021

    The Human Target is a perfectly fine comic with very solid artwork and a slightly obnoxious plotline. Read Full Review

  • 10
    KittyNone Dec 30, 2021

    Man, this was great. Tom King gets so hung up on maudlin stories about PTSD, it's easy to forget that he can actually be hilarious when he tries. His Booster is properly hilarious, his Guy appropriately brash and imbecilic... I am shocked to say this, but I think I'd actually be down for a King JLI comic. While I'm still braced for the other shoe to drop, I have to admit this is so far the best thing he's done in years.

  • 10
    Stormwrath Dec 29, 2021

    Such a great issue, Tom King is writing a fantastic book, it has dramatic, funny and grounded moments and they are all well paced

  • 10
    DaloneDuarte Dec 28, 2021

    Just another beautiful, beautiful issue! Oh my God, what a incredible issue! Tom King in his best shape since Rorschach. Smallwood's art is charming as ever, and everything works perfectly. Loved it how Skeets is funny and both Guy and Booster are very well written, seryously. We're seeing a modern classic being born.

  • 10

    So Great. One of best series right now.

  • 9.0
    Loafy Trophy Dec 30, 2021

    Smallwood should win an Eisner for this, his work has been that good through the first three issues. King's script has met the lofty standard set by the art as well. The double page spread featuring a classic "red stoplight" scene was perfect match of form and function. The way Chance's internal dialogue meshed with Guy's droning on and Smallwood's quick panels was everything that's right about the medium.

    Every page is expressive and pops with color. And the way he depicted the little aside between Chance, Ice and Booster this issue was golden and it perfectly set up the book's ending, as Chance pulls a fast one on the green-with-envy Guy Gardner. I can't wait for the next issue.

    Edit: Merlyn not understanding the e more

    + LikeComments (37)
  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Dec 28, 2021

    Probably my favorite issue of this series so far.

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Jan 7, 2022

    I think the stuff with Guy is a little overdone, but the rest is still great.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Jan 1, 2022

    Probably the weakest one. Didn't really get me excited like the first 2.

  • 5.0
    JBL Reviews Dec 28, 2021

    I’ll be the first to say this isn’t my genre, but three issues in, I’m not sure I care. Why should I keep at it?

  • 3.0
    Dave Dec 29, 2021

    I still can’t get into this book pretty art but..

  • 1.0
    Merlyn Dec 28, 2021

    I'm no fan of Tom King, everyone here knows that by now. Still, I thought the first two issues were really good and I've rated them as such, despite my dislike of him. This, right here, is pure garbage. Ignore the human bots who rate this with 10 or 9.5 without even reading it, this was a very, very bad issue. He doesn't get Guy Gardner and he still doesn't get Booster Gold, no matter how much effort he puts in to trick us that he does. And he's destroying Ice, I swear this guy has a hard-on for turning heroes into murderers, it probably helps him sleep better at night after the shit he pulled as CIA, at least superheroes are murderers, too, right?

    And the twist at the end... yeah, if you have some functioning neurons you can see more

    + LikeComments (2)
  • 10
    TonyQH Dec 30, 2021

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Dec 29, 2021

  • 10
    Bragadavi5 Dec 29, 2021

  • 9.5
    BitchWitcher Jan 6, 2022

  • 9.5
    Linkush Dec 30, 2021

  • 9.0
    imderekreide Jan 17, 2022

  • 9.0
    Watchtower022 Jan 2, 2022

  • 9.0
    Mout Dec 30, 2021

  • 9.0

  • 8.5
    ed1138 Jan 13, 2022

  • 8.5
    ds Jan 2, 2022

  • 8.5
    Silver Rocket Dec 29, 2021

  • 8.5
    Hellblazer Dec 28, 2021

  • 8.0
    Jamesey Jan 5, 2022

  • 8.0
    Josecab79 Dec 31, 2021

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Dec 29, 2021

  • 8.0
    Crimson Knight Dec 28, 2021

Reviews for the Week of...

January

December

More