Christopher Chance is the best bodyguard in the DC Universe. Created by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino in 1972, Chance is the second iteration of the character to take on the identity of the Human Target. His skills allow him to impersonate his client in order to track and trap an assassin who is after him. Though his ongoing solo comics have been canceled, DC Comics is reviving the character for a Black Label miniseries written by Tom King and drawn by Greg Smallwood.
“Can the DC Universe’s Greatest Bodyguard Solve His Own Murder,” DC says in a press release. “With a resume that includes successful and critically acclaimed titles such as The Omega Men, Mister Miracle, Rorschach, and Strange Adventures, best-selling writer Tom King definitely has the magic touch when it comes to plumbing the depths of the DC Universe and reimagining characters for a new generation of fans. On November 2, King and artist Greg Smallwood create a new legacy for DC’s deadliest bodyguard in Human Target, a 12-issue limited series based on the character co-created by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino.”
The synopsis explains, “Christopher Chance has made a living out of being a human target—a man hired to disguise himself as his client to invite would-be assassins to attempt his murder. He’s had a remarkable career until his latest case protecting Lex Luthor when things go sideways. An assassination attempt Chance didn’t see coming leaves him vulnerable and left trying to solve his own murder…as he has 12 days to discover just who in the DCU hated Luthor enough to want him dead. The DC Universe meets gritty detective noir in this DC BLACK LABEL series by two of comics most celebrated talents!”
Can the DC Universe's best bodyguard solve his own murder?
— DC (@DCComics) July 12, 2021
The series is expected to be released on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
Christopher Chance has had two ‘Human Target’ television shows based on him with Rick Springfield and Mark Valley starred as him in each one respectively. He was also a recurring character in the CW’s ‘Arrow’ played by Wil Traval.
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