Human Target #1

The first issue of DC’s new Human Target comic goes on sale today. This issue contains a five page short story by Peter Johnson (one of the producers of the TV series), myself and Karl Story. You can check out the story in its entirety (plus the cover and an introduction page by the book’s regular creative team) on the DC Comics website. Don’t let the free virtual pages keep you from buying the comic, though…

Also, don’t write nasty sarcastic comments on message boards about Chance’s scar being on the wrong side in my story…I’m well aware that I screwed up…!

–C

Update:
Well, the stuff I wrote about Chance’s scar being on the wrong side in my Human Target story probably makes no sense to anyone who’s seen the printed comic. Apparently someone caught my goof and flip-flopped the offending panels. It looks a little weird in the final product, and they didn’t fix the panel with the knife on the third page, but it’s better than leaving it as it was. Above is the messed-up panel from the final page and below is the bottom part of the other page as I originally drew it, goofs and all!

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Checklist
At some point very soon I hope to be able to start previewing material from Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1, including my own cover (the
Andy Kubert cover being shown all over the web is actually a variant cover), which is among my favorite of my own recent pieces. In the meantime, here’s something I stumbled across while cleaning some files and folders off of my computer this weekend: a checklist of my published work. I originally assembled this checklist at the request of Todd Dezago and Eric NolenWeathington for the Modern Masters book, but it was never actually published in the book (it may not ever have been intended for publication, but may have been meant only for use as reference for the interview and artwork selection). I should mention here that I was reluctant to include a couple of the items on the list because I just absolutely cannot stand to look at them and cringe at the thought of other people knowing about them, but I included everything because I know what it’s like to be a collector and a completist! I’ve also updated it to include the work published since the list was originally compiled a year ago. Hope this is of interest to somebody out there!
–C

– ABC A – Z #1
– ABC Promo Trading Cards – Tom Strong & Pneuman card, given away at conventions

– The ABC Sketchbook
– Action Comics #872 – cover
– Ahab action figure packaging – headshot on back is from character figure design
– Alan Moore’s Awesome Universe Handbook #1 – unpublished Supreme cover used as pinup
– The Amazing Spider-Man – Greatest Villains 1995 Calendar – 1 pinup
– Amazon #5 – cover
– Ambush Bug Nothing Special #1
– America’s Best Comics 64 Page Giant #1 – reprints Wizard ABC Preview comic
– The Art of Star Wars Galaxy Volume Two – features pencil art for Star Wars Galaxy 2 card
Authority #11 – 4 page Deathblow backup story
– Batman #443 – toy car insert
– Batman Annual #14
Battlezones: Dream Team 2 #1 – pinup
– Bizarre Heroes #12 – con sketch reproduced inside
– Blue Beetle Companion – con sketch reproduced inside
– Chris Sprouse 2009 Sketchbook
– Comic Book Artist #25 – features several pieces of previously unpublished art plus interview
– DC Cosmic Teams Trading Cards – 10 Legionnaires cards
– Doom 2099 #37 – cover
– Ex Machina Special #1 – 2
Femforce Pinup Portfolio #5 – pinup
– Gen13 Yearbook 1997 – pinup
– Ghost Rider 2099 – cover
– Global Frequency #8
– Grendel Black White & Red #4 – 8 pages
Hammerlocke #1 – 9
Hammerlocke ad in Sept. 1992 DC Comics
– Heroes Convention program book – 1992 (cover), 1997 – 1999 (pinups)
– Human Target #1- 5 page backup story
– Image Comics Annual Information Catalog 1994 – Wildstar pinup
– Judgment Day Omega #2 – 4 pages
– Judgment Day Sourcebook #1
– Justice League America #53 – 58 – covers
– Justice League America Annual #5
– Justice League Europe #13
– Justice League of America #3 – Superman variant cover
– Justice League Quarterly #1
– Justice League Quarterly Ad in Sept. 1990 DC Comics
Kimota! The Miracleman Companion – con sketch reproduced inside
– Lady Supreme #2 – back cover and New Men preview
– Legends of the Dark Knight #27
– The Legion Companion – con sketches and previously unpublished art reproduced inside
– Legion of Super-Heroes #8, 33, 41,100 (pinup)
– Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #6 – pinup
– Legion of Super-Heroes Secret Files #2 – cover
Legionaires #1 – 6, 8 – 12, 67 – 72 (covers), 75 – 76 (covers)
– Little White Mouse Series 3 #1 – back cover
Lobo’s Greatest Hits trade paperback – 3 pages
– Malibu/Marvel Dream Team #1 – pinup
– The Many Worlds of Tesla Strong #1
– Mara Paper Doll Full Color All Star Benefit Book – pinup
Midnighter #1 – 3, 4 (cover), 5, 6 – 9 (covers), 10, 11 – 15 (covers)
– Modern Masters vol. 21
– Nabisco Super Snack Tins – art for 4 tins and lids
– Negative Burn #23 – Cover
– New Men #21 – 23
– New Men ad in Aug. 1996 Maximum Press comics
Ninjak #19 – 21 (covers)
– Number of the Beast #1 – 8
– Ocean #1 – 6
– Ocean trade paperback collection (1st edition) – features previously unpublished model sheets and promo art
– Ocean trade paperback collection (2nd edition) – features previously unpublished model sheets, sketches, layouts and promo art, some different from 1st edition)
– Prophet Trading Cards – 1 card
Punisher Summer Special #2 – back cover
– Robin II #2 – cover
– Safety Belt Man #1 – Cover
– Savage Dragon #44 – pinup
– Savage Dragon Trading Cards – 1 card
– Scarlet Crush #1 – cover
– Secret Origins #42
– Sludge #4
– Spawn Trading Cards (Widevision) – 2 Cards
– Spectrum #9 – cover, interview and several previously unpublished pieces of art
– Spider-Man 2099 #39 – cover
– Spider-Man Classics #12, 13, 15 (covers)
– Spider-Man Hot Shots – licensing art reproduced as pinup
– Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection #8 hardcover – written introduction
– Star Wars Galaxy 2 Trading card #265
– Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye #1 – 4
– Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye trade paperback – features new sketchbook section
Starman #14, 24
Supergirl #36 – cover
– Superman #39 – toy car insert
– Superman #683 – cover
– Superman Plus #1 – cover
– Supreme #12 (pinup), 50, 52a – 52b (covers), 53 – 56
– Supreme The Return #1
– Titan Special #1
– Tom Strong #1 – 19, 20 – 22 (covers), 23, 24, 25 – 30 (covers), 33 – 34 (covers), 35, 36
– Tom Strong Deluxe Collection Volume 1 – features new cover, gallery section
– Tom Strong Hardcover Collection volumes 1 – 6 – front and back covers plus model sheets and previously unpublished art
– Tom Strong Softcover Collection volumes 1 – 6 – same as above but with new front covers
– Tom Strong action figure set
– Tom Strong postcard – given away at 1998 conventions
Transmetropolitan – Filth of the City – pinup
– The Ultimate Marvel Super Hero Toy Collector’s Guide – Ahab action figure designs reproduced
Ultraverse Origins #1
– Uncanny X-Men #304
– War of the Gods #1 – 4 – pinups
– Who’s Who in the DC Universe (Looseleaf) #1, 4, 6, 11 – 13, 16, ’93 Update
– WildC.A.T.S. #11 – 4 page Deathblow backup story
– WildC.A.T.S. Adventures Sourcebook #1 – pinup
– WildC.A.T.S. Aliens #1
– WildC.A.T.S. Trading Cards (standard size) – 2 cards
– WildC.A.T.S. Trading Cards (Widevision) – 2 cards
Wildstar The Ashcan – pinup
Wildstar Trading Cards – 9
Wildstar Vol. 2 #2 (pinup), 3 (trading cards used as back cover)
Wildstorm Summer Special – pinup
Wildstorm Ultimate Sports #1 – pinup
– Will Eisner’s The Spirit #7 – 8 pages
– Wizard #81 (Supreme pinup), 84 (Tom Strong character design reprinted), 91 (America’s Best Comics Preview comic)
Worldstorm #1 – pinup
– X-Men 2099 #28 – cover
– X-Men vs. Dracula #1 – cover
Xstacy the First Look Edition – pinup
Youngblood Battlezone #2 – pinup
Youngblood Strikefile #6, 7 (pinup)
Youngblood Super Special #1
Youngblood Trading Cards – 12 cards, 1 sticker
Youngblood vol.2 #1 – variant cover


Upcoming work:
– Human Target #3 – 5 page backup story (on sale April 14)
– Tom Strong Deluxe Collection Volume 2 – featuring new cover and gallery section (on sale April 14)
– Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1 (on sale May 12)
– Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom #1-6 (on sale Spring/Summer 2010)