Human Target #7

Writer: Tom King Artist: Greg Smallwood Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 29
8.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The acclaimed series returns, and Christopher has only days left to solve his own murder. The intrepid detective might have met his match, however, when Fire smolders into his life. What secrets does this flaming femme fatale hold, and will the Human Target get burned?

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 27, 2022

    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.  Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 27, 2022

    This comic reminds me a lot of Rorschach, in that its main character isn't really the emotional heart of the story and is in some ways kept at a distance from the viewer. Chance parcels out his backstory like a tool he uses, and it's impossible to fully figure out who he's conning at any given moment. But the clock is still ticking, and the tension hasn't lost a step in this return. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 4, 2022

    This issue complicates Chance's life, his romance and seems to imply that he really is doomed, but it's the beautiful visuals make it hard to worry that he's gonna die. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Sep 27, 2022

    All in all, this issue is a strong return by the creative team, and depending on how you read it, alliances are formed that could either lead to the real culprit or distract our investigator. Chance is an intelligent man, but it looks like lust and death are taking him on some wild rides. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 10, 2022

    First at a nightclub, and later at an amusement park, the pair play and verbally spar with Chance trying to determine if she is his killer and Fire judging the man who has taken up with his best friend. While there is certainly some sexual tension, turns out the dying man only has eyes for one super-hero at present, leading to an admission and a new subject coming in focus with five issues remaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Sep 28, 2022

    This is a solid start to the second half of this series, one of King's best works since Mister Miracle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Sep 27, 2022

    The Human Target #7 is gorgeous, well-paced, and ends with a key piece of information in Chance's murder investigation. However, the journey from the first page to the last is effectively one long, mildly tense conversation that will bore most readers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 27, 2022

    It's too bad the visuals get undercut by King's script, which takes another twist this time. This one is overly transparent to make an earlier wrong not seem so bad in hindsight, but regardless of what King is selling this is a story that at this point seems unsalvageable. Read Full Review

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