Huck #1 review

Huck #1 review

"Huck reinvents the superhero, Mark Millar has done it again."

5/5 Reviewed by Adi Mursec

There is a lot of hype about superheroes at the moment, anyone who has been a fan of comics for more than ten years or so will know what it was like before the movies started driving the industry. I do love how things are at the moment as there are more comics coming out that ever but few that really stand out.

Huck is Mar Millars latest series and this is one of those comics that really stands out from most of the other comics out at the moment. Like a lot of my favourite comics this one is published by Image Comics which have had a great eye for spotting great series like Elephantmen and Walking Dead over the years.

Huck is one of Millars creator owned series and it’s just become one of my favourites of his many works and considering how many epic series he’s made over the years that’s saying a lot.

I’m really loving how Millar has taken it up by himself to reinvent the superhero genre, where most writers are trying to give them more extravagant powers Millar seems more concerned about grounding them to the point they are almost humble and relatable. Kickass didn’t have any powers he was just a kid that wanted to make a difference, Superior was just a wheelchair bound kid who wanted to live a day as a hero and Huck is an orphan who just wants to live a normal life and help who he can.

I really like how Millar can write one issue with a new character and really make you feel for them. He managed to deliver a relationship between a new character and the reader which more writers would struggle to achieve in twenty comics. I’m not sure what his secret to inventing these characters is but he does a great job of it.

The pace of this comic is amazing too, he doesn’t need to go into a lot of detail or an origin and just jumps straight into defining Huck by what he does and not where he came from. Sure you have questions about things but in a way Millar have steam lined a whole comic volume into one issue issue. Considering a lot of the pages have minimal text they tell a great story.

The artwork carries a lot of the story and Millar has chosen a great artist with┬áRafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) who’s style just fits in with the writing. Going back to how humble the story is the artwork complements it and carries Huck through an amazing first issue. If you buy one comic this week you can’t go wrong with Huck.

A lot of Millars work gets picked up for movies as it seems like a lot of his previous work has almost been made for a live action adaptation. But with Huck I hope they keep it as just a comic. It’s one of those stories that a comic tells well as it leaves you a lot gaps you can fill in with your own imagination. I’m really looking forward to the rest in this series possible more than Frank Millers return to Batman next week.

Posted by Adi Mursec on November 18, 2015


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