Huck by Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque

Huck written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque

Published by: Image Comics on August 2, 2016

Review Source: Personal Copy

Genres: Graphic Novel, Superheroes

Plot: Huck is just your friendly neighborhood gas station attendant… with superpowers

Review: So many feels. So many.

  • Huck’s story: Huck is delightful. He has an innocent charm that I really bonded with as a reader, and is basically a better Superman than what I have seen lately. However, the plot seemed to rush by with very little depth. Most of what we see has been done before, and done to death. Regardless, it was an enjoyable read with a ton of potential.
  • Mark Millar’s track record: Here’s where things went wrong. Millar has a tendency to crank out one-and-dones that feel more like movie scripts and less like complete comics. They are enjoyable, but not exactly worth the investment for readers. I looked around, and I can’t seem to find out if this series will continue. If so, then I would give this volume a five star rating, because as a starter it’s awesome. However, if Huck stays as a six issue series then I feel a bit cheated. It’s the same feeling that settled in after I finished Chrononauts. It gave me just enough to like the characters and then ghosted. Not cool. It starts to feel like a marketing tactic to generate TV buy-in. One time I can handle, but if Millar keeps this up he’s going to lose me as a reader.
  • Rafael Albuquerque’s artwork: I’ve been a fan of Albuquerque’s work for a long time, and this comic stays true to his ability and track record. It’s quality.

My best advice for those interested in this title is to give it some time, and see how it pans out. If the series goes on, by all means rush out and snag it. If this is the end, leave it on the shelf.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Who Should Snag It: Those looking for a quick read or who are fans of Millar might want to add this one to their collection.

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