For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Wright
, I prove that Daredevil
isn't the only
one who can fight while wearing a fat suit
. Christopher Chance aka The Human Target
can give him a run for his money.
Tonight's plus-size pugilism comes from the backup story in Action Comics#423
by Len Wein
and Dick Giordano
. For those of you unfamiliar with the Human Target, Christopher Chance is a private investigator/bodyguard who assumes the identities of clients targeted by dangerous killers
. Here, he's impersonating a man named Hiram Walsh
, whose look was apparently patterned by Giordano after "Cannon"
and "Jake And The Fat Man"
star William Conrad.
There's an added personal
element here: The man attempting to end Walsh's life is a deadly assassin named Dancer
who, coincidentally enough, just happened
to have killed Chance's father before his very eyes
while Christopher was a kid, an event which inspired him to choose his current vocation.
tracks his would-be-killer backstage to a closed theater.
So the Human Target is about to live up to his name for the last time
Here's the aftermath of that fight, which gets....very weird
In all fairness, Chance-as-a-boy did
almost kill Dancer with his bare hands in a fit of sheer rage back then, but...still
Tonight's fight music is from Spoon
, who vocally express their wishes not
to be like Christopher Chance.
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