Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Human Target #11

The penultimate issue of the twelve-issue maxi-series gives us Christopher Chance and Ice together on the day before he dies. It's a sweet and beautiful issue with secrets unburdened and love expressed before the sun begins to set and harder truths and pain is shared. For a comic that's just two characters spending a day at the beach it's an amazing read that is all the more painful knowing we're so close to the end.

With the mystery solved, The Human Target #11 offers time for conversation, contemplation, regret, and pain (and there's plenty of that on tap for the final few pages). Chance offers no incrimination on Ice's narrative explaining the series of events which led her here, finally at peace with his journey (even if she is not). I'd never thought of these two characters together but Tom King and Greg Smallwood have made it impossible to ever think of them separately. I'll be sad to see this end.

[DC, $4.99]

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