- For other uses, see Human Target (disambiguation).
|Creator:||Edmond Hamilton & Sheldon Moldoff (Fred Venable); Len Wein & Carmine Infantino (Christopher Chance)|
|Medium:||Comics, TV series adaptations|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
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The character appeared in Action Comics and Batman-related titles in the 1970s and '80s. In 1999, he was given his own Vertigo limited series written by Peter Milligan, followed by the 2002 graphic novel Human Target: Final Cut, and an ongoing series that ran from 2003 to 2005. A limited series published by DC Black Label began publication in 2022.
There are two TV series based loosely on the comic book character. The 1992 ABC series starred Rick Springfield as Christopher Chance. The 2010–2011 Fox series starred Mark Valley. The character also appears in The CW's Arrow, portrayed by Wil Traval.
The first character to use the name "the Human Target" was Fred Venable, a supporting character for Batman in Detective Comics #201 (November 1953). The character was established as a master impersonator who takes the place of people who have been threatened with murder for a fee. A similar character, Bruce Perry, appears in a short story in Gangbusters #61 (January 1958).
Christopher Chance debuts as the Human Target in Action Comics #419 (December 1972).
1992 ABC Series
2010 Fox Series
- Main article: Human Target (2010 TV series)
- "Till Our Paths Cross Again" by Daisy and Lucy Leung, published in Sherwood Tunnels 8 (1993). A Human Target (1992) and Nick Knight same-actor crossover.
- The Human Target: Five Hours to Kill by Syl Francis, runner-up for "Best DC/Vertigo Story/Series" for the 2001 Comic Book Fan-Fiction Awards.
- Does anyone else read the comic The Human Target? by stellarpunk, Christopher Chance fanart based on Greg Smallwood's art in the 2022 limited series.