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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 283

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Just in case anyone wasn’t already sold on Human Target from the first cool moment from its issue #1, let’s take a look at another cool moment from that first issue…

Human Target #1 was written by Peter Milligan and drawn by the late Edvin Biukovic.

Early in the issue, Christopher Chance (the Human Target) is propositioned by a potential client…

Later, Chance has taken a young woman to his bed…

I guess the ending is “the” moment, but the whole thing is done very well by Milligan and Biukovic – yet another sequence beautifully choreographed by Biukovic.

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Uhhh…

I’m confused. More please.

You know, I owned this first story arc, and have read it several times, and I still can’t remember who is who and what the hell is going.

Damn, I should have bought this.

Tom Fitzpatrick

October 11, 2009 at 7:11 am

@Aaron Thrall: This mini-series is available in trade. Believe me, it’s worth buying.

I think it has something to do with a second guy playing doubles and taking over Chance’s life.

that moment showed what the series was going to be about to me. for the look of shcok on the one chris half naked and coverd in blood over seeing the masked client he turned down has his face and is claiming hie s chris is priceless. and a omg. moment

So which one is the real Chance again?

The guy in the mask is the real Chance. The guy who the reader thinks is chance all issue is actually his “understudy” Tom Mcfadden. When chance was attacked an injured, he has Tom step in to draw the would be killer out. Tom has the same issues as Chance execpttenfold, he gets so lost in his character, he starts to believe in his cover and has a harder and harder time coming out. He serves as a kind of warning to Chance that this is where he’s headed. The mini (and eveything that follows) is all about identity, and what makes us “ourselves”. If we spend our whole life pretending we’re something, when are we no longer pretending?

That is well set-up!
And thanks Dave for the clarification.

I have “human target:strike zones” and i believe, in that, Chance loses himself in his character, which is a nice way to start the second human target series seeing as this is how Milligan started his first. I’ve never seen any of the original Milligan mini before so thanks!

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