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DC Releases New Losers, Human Target Collections in Connection With Movie, TV Show
October 16, 2009

DC Comics has announced two new collections to tie in with upcoming mass media versions of some of their properties.

First, The Losers is going to be a movie in April 2010, so DC is reprinting the first two volumes as one bigger, 12-issue collection at a customer-friendly price of $19.99. It’s due out January 2010, and the thicker book should given interested readers more to dive into. I’m not particularly interested in the plot — Special Forces seek revenge after being betrayed — but the cast is good, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chris Evans being highlights for me.

More my speed is the FOX TV series Human Target starring Mark Valley (Boston Legal, Swingtown, Fringe). (I’ve always though he should play Captain America, myself.) It’s starting in January, so DC’s releasing a new collection then. Peter Milligan’s four-issue miniseries (illustrated by Edvin Biukovic) will be reprinted along with his Final Cut graphic novel (art by Javier Pulido). The new title is Human Target: Chance Meetings. (Cause the character’s name is Christopher Chance!)

This is the kind of smart marketing I like to see, putting out books that make it easy for interested viewers to read more.

3 Responses  
JIm Perreault writes:  

Funny how they are not reprinting any of the source material.

I can see why WWII stories would not be a good tie in for Losers, but how different is Milligan’s Target from the original series?

 
Hal Shipman writes:  

Yeah, I’d love to see a collection of the original Human Target back-ups. I loved those.

 
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