Human Target by Peter Milligan
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Exploring the psychological impact of identity and individuality, HUMAN TARGET: STRIKE ZONES is a high-octane, action-packed adventure of unexpected twists and surprising turns. As a master of disguise, Christopher Chance makes a perilous living by impersonating assassination targets. Utilizing his vast array of physical skills. Chance is notorious for finding a way to survive any attempt on his life. But with each job the Human Target takes, he comes closer to losing his identity and sanity to the mental duress of deep cover. In this engrossing volume. Chance assumes the guise of a violent film producer, a corrupt corporate executive and a professional baseball player. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.
 

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Peter Milligan is one of "2000 AD"'s most prolific story creators, and has now, of course, graduated to much wider comics fame. As well as co-creating "Hewligan's Haircut" with Jamie Hewlett, Milligan created the classic future war story "Bad Company", in addition to creating "Freaks", " Shadows", " Sooner or Later", "The Dead" and"Tribal Memories". He also contributed several short stories and "Future Shocks", and has written "Judge Dredd "and "Rogue Trooper" stories. His work outside the Galaxy's Greatest Comic has received enormous critical and fan acclaim; notably Vertigo's existentialist superhero mystery "Enigma", via "The Eaters", " Human Target", "Girl", "Tank Girl: The Odyssey", "A1", "Animal Man", "Batman", " Minx, Shade the Changing Man "and" Skreemer". " "His most recent works are Marvel's best-selling "X-Statix", a vicious pop culture satire, and "Vertigo Pop! London", a rock 'n' roll tale of the big city, and Greek Street also for Vertigo.""Since his "Future Shock" debut in Prog 37, Brett Ewins has been one of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic's most beloved artists. Co-creator of the classic "Bad Company", Ewins has also contributed to "A.B.C. Warriors", " Daily Star Dredd", "Judge Anderson", "Judge Dredd", "Kelly", "Mega-City One", "Rogue Trooper", "Ro-Jaws' Robo-Tales" and"Universal Soldier". Beyond "2000 AD", Ewins was a co-founding editor of "Deadline" magazine, and co-pencilled and inked the hugely acclaimed "Skreemer "series, which he co-created with writer Peter Milligan. He also created "Johnny Nemo", which is now enjoying great success in Cyberosia Publishing's new US edition.Steve Dillon is a fan-favourite "2000 AD" writer and artist, and the creator of both "Hap Hazzard "and the Irish Judge Joyce, who appears in several "Judge Dredd" stories. His writing for the Galaxy's Greatest Comic includes "Future Shocks" and "Rogue Trooper", while Dillon's pencils have graced "A.B.C. Warriors", " Bad Company", "Judge Dredd", "Harlem Heroes", "Mean Arena", "One-Off", "Ro-Busters", " Rogue Trooper", "Ro-Jaws' Robo-Tales" and "Tyranny Rex". Dillon shot to international superstardom as a result of his work on DC/Vertigo's "Preacher", co-created with "2000 AD"'s Garth Ennis, but he has also worked on "A1", "Animal Man", "Captain Britain", "Deadline", "Global Frequency", " Hellblazer" and "Punisher".
 
Published May 1, 2004 by Vertigo. 128 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Bodyguard to the stars Christopher Chance is a kind of extreme actor, who uses makeup and mimicry to transform himself into the people he protects.

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This may sound abstract and pretentious, but Milligan's scripts deftly put Chance in situations that neatly illustrate his hero's identity crisis and also the uneasiness of many 21st-century people who discover that their behavior doesn't match their self-images.

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Jeremy Lynch

There is a man who has worked with Chance caught up in his own role of being someone else going through what Chance has.

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The Trades

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The Trades

CD Giveaway - A Fragile Tomorrow, "Be Nice Be Careful" Ends Feb 9, 2013 Win the latest power pop from this (literal) band of brothers...

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Campus Circle

Peter Milligan returns with his update of Len Wein’s Human Target, now a Fox TV show.

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Crave Online

The fist issue of this new Human Target series is a real let down, mainly because it’s a shill comic, a series meant to try and get people to watch the new TV show on Fox.

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Crave Online

Through Chance's assistant Tom in the mini-series and Chance himself in Final Cut, we see the personalities of the Human Target and his client being muddied in the minds of the impersonator.

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