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  1. Kurt Kurt says:

    Now this is a delicious and challenging graphic crime novel It centers on Christopher Chance, a bodyguard who uses Hollywood s best tricks to remake himself in the image of his clients, drawing fire from their enemies as a human target to protect them The main story is a sleazy profanity laden noir story, as Chance kills a blackmailer and then assumes his identity to try to find the child hostage who hasn t been returned yet There are some great surprises and some incisive critiques of Hollyw Now this is a delicious and challenging graphic crime novel It centers on Christopher Chance, a bodyguard who uses Hollywood s best tricks to remake himself in the image of his clients, drawing fire from their enemies as a human target to protect them The main story is a sleazy profanity laden noir story, as Chance kills a blackmailer and then assumes his identity to try to find the child hostage who hasn t been returned yet There are some great surprises and some incisive critiques of Hollywood, like the best LA based noir, along with standard characters like the hooker with the heart of gold and her abusive boyfriend established noir tropes, but given enough personality to spark interest As a noir thriller, this is a great example of the genre, not diminished by its medium as a graphic novel Where it brings something else, though, is in its examination of identity See, Chance has to assume the identities of other people, which goes deeper than prosthetics and a wig He tries treating people like they do, tracing their histories through their accents, eating the junk food that sustains them. and along the way, he begins losing his own sense of self It s incredibly disorienting for the reader, in the best possible way, as we are tugged through madness by the protagonist of the story, and Peter Milligan pulls off his psychodramatic tricks masterfully Crime story fans owe it to themselves to take half an hour and read this


  2. Rodolfo Santullo Rodolfo Santullo says:

    El brit nico Peter Milligan uno cuyo nombre no suele entrar de primera en la lista de ingleses que rompieron todo en el mainstream estadounidense pero bien que deber a retom en 1999 la creaci n de Len Wein y Carmine Infantino en una violenta miniserie que desafiaba las ra ces mismas del personaje Este no era otro m s que Christopher Chance, un experto en disfraces y actuaciones adem s de armas y combate con la capacidad casi sobrenatural de sustitu r a posibles v ctimas de atentados o in El brit nico Peter Milligan uno cuyo nombre no suele entrar de primera en la lista de ingleses que rompieron todo en el mainstream estadounidense pero bien que deber a retom en 1999 la creaci n de Len Wein y Carmine Infantino en una violenta miniserie que desafiaba las ra ces mismas del personaje Este no era otro m s que Christopher Chance, un experto en disfraces y actuaciones adem s de armas y combate con la capacidad casi sobrenatural de sustitu r a posibles v ctimas de atentados o intentos de asesinato y detener a sus posibles asesinos in situ Milligan toma al personaje y lo da vuelta c mo una media, lo pone al l mite de su propio psique y lo traslada de cabeza a un c mic de Vertigo, uno donde de pronto no se pod a adivinar qui n era qui n, qu estaba pasando y porqu , todo al ritmo una trepidante aventura que, adem s, era dibujada c mo los dioses por el croata Edvin Biukovic, quien falleciera muy prematuramente El xito de esta primera miniserie habilitar a otra, la que hoy nos ocupa, ahora dibujada c mo los dioses por el inmenso artista espa ol Javier Pulido.Chance todav a se recupera de las consecuencias de la aventura anterior que ocupa el lugar de un actorzuelo de Hollywood, uno de los tantos que est siendo chantajeado a cambio de su vida por un misterioso atacante Chance logra librarse de ese atacante sin despeinarse, pero entonces surge el problema otra de las v ctimas de ese acosador de artistas era un ni o actor secuestrado Y no hay forma de encontrarlo, salvo que Chance ocupe el lugar de nada menos que el chantajista Pero con su mente cada vez m s al l mite podr hacerlo sin volverse definitivamente loco Milligan apela a una historia inmersa en Hollywood y el mundo del cine, pero lo cierto es que repite pasos m s ac , pasos m s all el mismo esquema de la miniserie anterior final inclu do con pocas variables S destaca y mucho la labor de Pulido con color del maestro Dave Stewart logrando unas p ginas incre bles, due as de tremenda din mica y narrativa Mal no les fue a este nuevo combo y a Christopher Chance, ya que de aqu se fueron todos a una serie regular del personaje que durar a unos 21 n meros y que, seg n he le do, es estupenda y cierra en s misma Nota el personaje de Christopher Chance tendr a su oportunidad en TV no una, sino tres veces en 1992 interpretado por Rick Springfield, en 2010 por Mark Valley y hasta una aparici n a cargo de Wil Traval en Arrow en 2017


  3. David Palazzolo David Palazzolo says:

    Human Target Final Cut picks up some time after the mini series ends, with the mystery of who hired the now dead assassin Emerald still weighing heavily upon the mind of our Human Target, Christopher Chance But life goes on and Chance starts what should have been a simple job of standing in for aging actor Dai Thomas, the latest target of an extortionist who s already killed two other members of the Hollywood elite Chance manages to seemingly dispatch the extortionist with extreme prejudice, Human Target Final Cut picks up some time after the mini series ends, with the mystery of who hired the now dead assassin Emerald still weighing heavily upon the mind of our Human Target, Christopher Chance But life goes on and Chance starts what should have been a simple job of standing in for aging actor Dai Thomas, the latest target of an extortionist who s already killed two other members of the Hollywood elite Chance manages to seemingly dispatch the extortionist with extreme prejudice, and all s well that ends well At least until producer Frank White gets in touch with Chance to tell him of an awful wrinkle White s son was kidnapped by the extortionist before his death, and now he needs help finding the child while he s still alive Peter Milligan writes an engrossing tale layered with twists and secrets upon secrets, and as one can expect no one is as they seem, and to complicate things, the extortionist might not be as dead after all Illustrator Javier Pulido s pacing and composition mesh organically with the story and is simply just a pleasure to look at There s an aspect to his work that reminds me of Steve Ditko, but the work is clearly all Pulido s own I would have given this five stars except for the revelation of who hired Emerald The plot point felt tacked on and there was no real time to play out the impact I assume this is because Milligan had no guarantee of returning to the character at the time of writing However a year or so later, an ongoing series would be released


  4. Jean-Pierre Vidrine Jean-Pierre Vidrine says:

    This is an interesting exploration of the classic character in a setting far different and maybe less grand than I m used to The story is quite low key Chance s getting lost in his latest role against the backdrop of Hollywood is fitting and does lead to some intriguing examination of other people and the roles they play At times the mature readers content, the four letter words and crass sexual statements, feel a bit forced It almost seems like the writer remembers at times that he s writ This is an interesting exploration of the classic character in a setting far different and maybe less grand than I m used to The story is quite low key Chance s getting lost in his latest role against the backdrop of Hollywood is fitting and does lead to some intriguing examination of other people and the roles they play At times the mature readers content, the four letter words and crass sexual statements, feel a bit forced It almost seems like the writer remembers at times that he s writing a book under the Vertigo imprint and feels he need to justify it This mars the reading experience a bit, but only a bit


  5. Camilo Guerra Camilo Guerra says:

    C.Chase se hace pasar por ti, se mete en tu piel ,copia cosas de tu actuar y descubre quien te quiere hacer da o o quien te quiere matar y aca, se ve involucrado en una trama de un asesino de celebridades , vueltas de asesinos, secuestrosuna trama bien armada por Peter Milligan y con UN ARTE BESTIAL de Javier Pulido, que deja la vida en cada pagina y te quedas fundido.


  6. E B E B says:

    Extremely overwritten and could have been edited down from a copy perspective Its an interesting idea using disguises to portray your clients, but it leaves a lot to be desired I tend not to be much of a graphic novel reader, but this is a hard pass in my opinion.


  7. Fernando Gálvez Fernando Gálvez says:

    Lo atractivo de Montaje Final est Christopher Chance y lo que sufre cuando debe asumir una nueva identidad Es un personaje complejo y obsesivo que Milligan toma su tiempo en llevarnos por un viaje hacia las fr giles capas de su psique.Javier Pulido se luce en el arte de esta historia.


  8. Jonathan Maas Jonathan Maas says:

    Great, hope to write a full review later.


  9. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    The characterization was weaker in Milligan s second outing in this series There wasnarration and exposition, but not a greater psychological depth requiring it We were told too much and shown too little The themes explored in Chance s character didn t cover any new ground when compared with the first series, though the dialogue and pacing were strong and there were moments where Milligan s flair for honest little moments and realizations showed through.Pulida s art did not impress Its The characterization was weaker in Milligan s second outing in this series There wasnarration and exposition, but not a greater psychological depth requiring it We were told too much and shown too little The themes explored in Chance s character didn t cover any new ground when compared with the first series, though the dialogue and pacing were strong and there were moments where Milligan s flair for honest little moments and realizations showed through.Pulida s art did not impress Its simplistic, cartoony style was a poor match for the violence and drama of the story Sometimes, an artist can get away with simple art through stylized action and a focus on color, layout, and chiaroscuro, as shown in Powers or Hellboy, but Pulida didn t have the idiomatic strength to pull it off.All in all, a solid book, but with little to set it apart But perhaps I do Milligan a disservice by comparing him to himself, he did set a rather high bar of expectation My Suggested Reading In Comics


  10. Erik Erik says:

    Although I saw the pilot of the TV adaptation of Human Target at Comic Con this last year, I couldn t say that I was exactly wowed about it Sure, it has the hunky Mark Valley from Fringe and the babelicious Tricia Helfer from Battlestar Galactica But the premise seemed too schticky to me But once I heard that it was actually based upon a Vertigo comic, I decided to give it a second go But this time on the four color page, in lieu of the pixilated colors of light of my 42 flat screen HDTV E Although I saw the pilot of the TV adaptation of Human Target at Comic Con this last year, I couldn t say that I was exactly wowed about it Sure, it has the hunky Mark Valley from Fringe and the babelicious Tricia Helfer from Battlestar Galactica But the premise seemed too schticky to me But once I heard that it was actually based upon a Vertigo comic, I decided to give it a second go But this time on the four color page, in lieu of the pixilated colors of light of my 42 flat screen HDTV Entertainment Weekly is right on the mark when they declare it to be A cold blooded thriller that s like an El Leonard novel with pictures Between the curve ball ending, and Pulido s brilliantly clean pencil and inks reminiscent of Darwyn Cooke, who is one of my all time favorite comic book artists Human Target Final Cut makes for an amazing work of modern crime noir


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Human Target: Final Cut [Reading] ➹ Human Target: Final Cut Author Peter Milligan – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the psychological thriller HUMAN TARGET FINAL CUT, Christopher Chance, a unique bodyguard that assumes the identity of the person that he is protecting, finds himself caught in a tangled web of Hol In the psychological thriller HUMAN TARGET FINAL CUT, Christopher Chance, a unique bodyguard that assumes the identity of the person that he is protecting, finds himself caught in a tangled web of Hollywood deceit, Human Target: MOBI :Ê drugs and duplicity While posing as an elderly film actor, the Human Target successfully takes down and kills the man who has been extorting aging thespians But when Chance learns that the extortionist has also kidnapped a child actor, the master of disguise must impersonate his dead victim in order to find the boy before he dies of starvation Entering into a world of veiled loyalties and shattered dreams, Chance looks to have taken on his final role as he slips dangerously deep into his fake identity and begins to lose his own sense of self SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Human Target: Final Cut
  • Peter Milligan
  • English
  • 14 October 2019
  • 1563899043

About the Author: Peter Milligan

Peter Milligan is a British writer, best known for his work on X Force X Statix, the X Men, the Vertigo series Human Target He is also a scriptwriterHe has been writing comics for Human Target: MOBI :Ê some time and he has somewhat of a reputation for writing material that is highly outlandish, bizarre and or absurdHis highest profile projects to date include a run on X Men, and his X Force revamp that relaunched as X StatixMany of Milligan s best works have been from DC Vertigo These include The Extremist issues with artist Ted McKeever The Minx issues with artist Sean Phillips Face Prestige one shot with artist Duncan Fegredo The Eaters Prestige one shot with artist Dean Ormston Vertigo Pop London issues with artist Philip Bond Enigma issues with artist Duncan Fegredo and Girl issues with artist Duncan FegredoSeries Human Target Greek Street X Force X Statix.