Huck #1

8.3 Overall Score
Art: 9/10
Dialogue: 9/10
Story: 7/10

Mystery | Likeable Character

Usual superhero formula

Huck #1
(W)Mark Millar, (A)Rafael Albuquerque
Image Comics
2015

In a quiet seaside town, Huck uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. His neighbors return the favors by keeping his abilities a secret. But when a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm erupts, sending Huck on an adventure that will change everything. This brand-new series from writer MARK MILLAR and artist RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE presents a comicbook unlike anything you’ve read before. Featuring a Feel-Good Movie variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQURQUE.

Huck is an entertaining beginning to what seems like a typical superhero story. From writer Mark Millar (The Authority, Kick-Ass) and artist Rafael Albuquerque (Blue Beetle), Huck shows the usual superhero story elements which keeps me hoping that this tale will bring something new into the mix in future issues.

The story starts off with scenes of a young man, albeit very muscular, making his way towards a cliff and then diving deep into a body of water. After ripping apart some underwater wreckage, he seems to be holding some kind of light source in his hands. The setting then shifts to a young woman telling her neighbor that a local by the name of Huck found her lost necklace. The neighbor, Mrs. Taylor, then tells the young lady about the mysterious Huck. Huck was dropped on the steps of an orphanage when he was just an infant, and his whole life, he has made sure that he does good deeds for the local townsfolk. Whether its buying someone’s lunch for them, pulling a truck out of a river, or being able to run farther and faster than any normal human just to drop off a letter. Huck seems to have superhuman abilities whose origins remain a mystery, and the townsfolk have all agreed to keep Huck’s abilities a secret. After Huck goes on a daring rescue and saves a big group of people, the next morning he is bombarded by reporters from all over the area. Who ratted him out and what does this mean now that his abilities are public knowledge?

This story boasts the usual formula that never fails to entertain readers who are a fan of the superhero genre, but there are some who wish to see a new element brought into the fray for superhero stories. The artwork is great and does a great job of making sure Huck looks strong, but has a gentle soul. This could be a great tale if the creators add in some new story elements, but a worthwhile read for fans of the genre.

 

 

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