DC Black Label Announces ‘Tales of The Human Target’ One-Shot Special and Vol. One Collection

by Steve J. Ray
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While there’s no single piece of art that absolutely everybody likes, DC Comics’ The Human Target mini-series comes pretty close… and there’s more coming! The title is currently on a mid-season break, but to keep our interest focused and appetites whetted DC’s mature readers imprint, Black Label, has announced a brand new one-shot anthology, entitled Tales of The Human Target, plus a trade collection of issues 1-6 of the series.

Here’s the full story, direct from the publisher:

Tales of The Human Target, A DC Black Label One-Shot
Reveals More Details on What Happened Before
the Poisoning of Christopher Chance!

Available In Comic Book Shops and Digitally Tuesday, August 23

While taking an assignment to bodyguard Lex Luthor, Christopher Chance is poisoned and is in a race against time to find out who’s responsible. On August 23, celebrated writer Tom King and a host of fan-favorite artists – Mikel Janín, Rafael Albuquerque, Kevin Maguire, and The Human Target artist Greg Smallwood – team up to tell stories of what happened before Chance drank the poison intended for Lex Luthor in Tales of The Human Target.

In this one-shot anthology, Christopher Chance “teams up” with members of the Justice League International – some of whom already are prominently involved in this story – in four connecting mysteries, and one of them may be responsible for the poison that has The Human Target living on borrowed time.

This 48-pager features an incredible main cover by series artist Smallwood, reminiscent of hard-boiled detective novels of the ’60s and ’70s. The comic also features a variant cover by artist David Marquez (Batman/Superman, Batman: Killing Time, Justice League) and a 1 in 25 ratio variant cover from returning Batman artist Jorge Jiménez (Batman #125, on sale July 5). Check your local comic book store for availability and pre-ordering details.

The Human Target Book One
Collects First Six Issues
On Sale September 13

For fans that have missed individual issues of the series and want to catch up all at once, The Human Target Book One collects the first six issues of the series by Tom King and Greg Smallwood and is a great way to catch up on the series to date, before the second half starts (issue #7 on sale September 23).

Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment

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