Human Target #6

Writer: Tom King Artist: Greg Smallwood Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 23, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 38
8.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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"The most acclaimed book of the year continues!
After a tragic confrontation leaves a Justice Leaguer dead, Christopher Chance, the Human Target, is one step closer to solving his own murder...but also one step closer to his own grave. With only six days left, can he find the truth through webs of lies?"

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Mar 22, 2022

    THE HUMAN TARGET is not just a sexy series with smooth storytelling and even smoother visuals. It also packs one hell of a punch.This issue ends out the first half of the series with a bang, promising that season two will see these characters engaging in a completely different story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 20, 2022

    The shocking events of The Human Target #6 make it clear that Tom King's series is outside of the official continuity or that it should be. However, that doesn't prevent it from being a damn good story. It's going to be a long summer, waiting for the series to resume, but I have high expectations that it will be worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 22, 2022

    I love the classic style of the art and how perfectly it matches the tone and mood of the story. It is a wonderful visual interpretation of noir style imagery. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Mar 23, 2022

    Smallwood, King and Cowles are making one of the best noir thrillers of the year. Though the series will be taking a break for a while, I cant wait for its inevitable return and the fallout that this issue itself will bring! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Mar 22, 2022

    The last issue of The Human Target before its hiatus leaves the fans wanting more, ending on quite a cliffhanger as we get passion, a lovers' quarrel, and that last page surprise will make this wait insufferable! Tom King and Greg Smallwood deliver in this one-two punch in terms of art and story. I know I'll be racking my brains to figure things out before this series returns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 24, 2022

    To be honest, this noir-tinged Justice League should bug me, but I find myself drawn in by the beautiful art and the skillful detective trappings of it all, even when the story gets darker than I ever expected. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 22, 2022

    The unpredictability of Tom King comics is part of what makes them so great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 28, 2022

    We may not get much in the way of moving the case forward (with Ice continuing to be a distraction), or any new cameos from the Justice League International, but we do get a return in the jealous Guy Gardner who attempts to break-up the pair of squabbling lovers and faces Ice's fury. The scene, and its aftermath remind us that we are in a Black Label comic, separate from the current continuity of the DC Universe. As for the case, Chance needs to get back to work with only a handful of days left to find his answers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 22, 2022

    The Human Target #6 drops a little clue about Chance's killer and thoroughly decimates any respect or good feelings you might have had for Guy Gardner. The writing is incredibly skillful, even if the character reinterpretations are downright distasteful. In any case, Smallwood's art is beyond reproach and worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Christian Hoffer Mar 23, 2022

    While the comic dabbles with one of my underlying issues with The Human Target to date (namely that Christopher Chance is shown to always have the upper hand on every superhero he encounters), there's enough....weirdness going on with the narrative that temporarily dissuades those issues for now. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 22, 2022

    It's a good thing the title is going on hiatus until September. Maybe by that point readers will have forgotten the state of the book when it returns. There's little reason to expect King will do anything differently as he seems content to trash this alternate version of the JLI. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Rumble May 16, 2022

    Still awesome.

  • 10

    My god!!

  • 9.5
    Skywolf Mar 25, 2022

    So crazy, can't wait for the following issues.

  • 9.5
    Toonstrack Mar 23, 2022

    Holy crap.

    This is the kind of bold storytelling that got Tom King his fame in the first place.

    Despite the nature of comic books, especially superhero ones, its not often where you have a moment that completely takes you by surprise. One that no one could have seen coming.

    This book is one of the rare exceptions. If you dont feel your heart race at the implications of this issue, then I feel you are dead inside. This book makes it very clear that it is firmly outside of known continuity at this point, and thats ok. Theres no going back now.

    This will be a controversial issue for some, but for me, I will say that at the very least you cannot accuse Tom King of being too safe a writer. Wow.

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    Mout Mar 22, 2022


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    cumgurglinrhino Mar 22, 2022

    Oh no! Characters are acting out of character in an out-of-continuity series. The horror!

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  • 9.5
    Afre Mar 22, 2022

    Fans of Guy might not be a huge fans of this issue. Or this series.

    I'm not a fan of Guy, so... I love this.

  • 9.0
    Linkush Mar 24, 2022

    Gonna be tough waiting for the next issue.

  • 9.0
    Loafy Trophy Mar 24, 2022

    Tom King goes all-in on the noir here and damn is it good as the femme fatale really lives up to her name. The use of a classic JLI trope was smartly done and it really gives the series a feeling of forward propulsion that our main characters can't return from. I love that King is using the Black Label to take such a big swing.

    And what's left to be said about Smallwood's sublime art that hasn't been said already? He's able convey more emotion and meaning in just a glance or a touch than most artists can fit in an entire book. A perfect example is the quiet moment at the start of the issue between a coughing-for-sympathy Chance and Ice. In just a few almost wordless panels, Smallwood let the entire argument between the two playo more

  • 9.0
    The Brave and the Bald Mar 22, 2022

    Hoo boy, lots of anger from the Twitter crowd on this one, over a few certain panels. Interestingly enough, there seems to be a lot more positivity from those who read this in full.

    This issue doesn't quite progress the investigation, but it does push the characters to a point of no return, greatly upping the stakes. It's an intense middle point that leaves readers on edge for the second half.

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Mar 28, 2022

    I thought it was a pretty solid read. One of the better issues.

  • 8.5
    Jawsh Mar 26, 2022

    Can't believe it's going on hiatus for so long. This issue has me itching for more!
    It's also the most I've ever been invested in a JLI story, these versions of these characters I am really, really enjoying and it is likely that this is where they're only ever going to exist.

    I'm totally fine with that, the ride's been great.

  • 8.5
    Daredevil Mar 24, 2022

    Apparently there are some people who still think DC Black Label books are canon. Unbelieveable.

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  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Apr 2, 2022

    This is a good issue, although I found it a bit lacking. The femme fatale stuff with Ice worked better in issue two than it does here. I feel it stretching a bit too much here. I tend to find femme fatales boring in general, so the fact that this series managed to get past my bias before only makes it worse that it's starting to fail in that regard. I don't care about Guy Gardner getting killed. I will say, I feel like it's a small hole in the story that Guy's ring doesn't fly away to find a new bearer as soon as he dies, which would alert everyone to his being dead. I feel like that's a very obvious obstacle that should've been accounted for. Maybe it will be next issue.

  • 7.0
    Crimson Knight Mar 23, 2022

    Why you do my boy Guy like this?

  • 4.5
    Maud Benjamin Mar 22, 2022

    The story is compelling but I can't say I like it.

  • 3.0
    maljoss Mar 24, 2022

    The best I can say is, at least it's a black label book, and as such, can be ignored.

    Smallwood is an excellent artist,and his craft and talent are on full display. My low rating for this comic is no reflection on him.

    The story... is ok. Just ok. If you enjoy the way Tom King characterizes his heroes, then you'll probably be fine. Speaking for myself, I do not. It's wearying to read a series in which everyone is a terrible person. This issue's victim is Guy Gardner. He is portrayed as the worst kind of stalker ex-boyfriend, creep, and bully. He is killed in a way that is patently ridiculous, and our romantic leads have sex among the thawing pieces of his shattered corpse. I probably should have given a spoiler warnin more

  • 2.5
    Dc Fan of Sorts Mar 27, 2022

    It seems like more people are here defending the book than are actually buying it! Looking at the sales rankings, it seems a lot more people are getting tired of Tom King's one-trick storytelling. This issue continues the Tom King fetish of writing awful characters in awful situations, possibly for his own twisted fantasies. Guy isn't the worst part, it's Chance and Ice watching a "Guy" die, getting turned on by that, and going off to have sex. There isn't a likable character in the series and Smallwood is wasted at times drawing 9-panels of a ringing phone. Just seeing people praise King as one of the best writers out there shows you everything you need to know about the state of comics today!

  • 1.0
    600k Mar 24, 2022

    Crap. Tom King is good sometimes and other times a very bad writer.

  • 1.0
    Halodystroyer44 Mar 23, 2022

    Great art from Smallwood, but holy shit this is some of the worst character assassination I've seen in a Big 2 comic since Marvel's Civil War.

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  • 1.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Mar 22, 2022

    TK really comes across as having a bone against the JLI

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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
    Silver Rocket Mar 29, 2022

  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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