This week's Feature Article traces the origin and evolution of Human Target in comics, as well as on TV.
I've enjoyed the new series so far – it has a nice mix of ridiculous action (think The A-Team), semi-clever plot twists, and fun characters. Hopefully, Chance's backstory will get filled in soon too.
My only beef so far is with the episode "Sanctuary", where Chance goes to a monastery in Quebec. It's bad enough that no one even has a Quebecois accent, but the part where the cop pulls over the bad guys – "just a routine traffic check within 50 miles of the border" ?!? – is utterly absurd.
The writer(s) make it sound like the Soviet frontier, or the Sigfried line. Get out of LA once in a while, guys!
Meanwhile, Vertigo is putting out some new Human Target comics, starting this Wednesday. Len Wein (one of Human Target's creators) and Peter Johnson are scripting, with art by Bruno Redondo, Sergio Sandoval, Chris Sprouse and Karl Story.