Mark Millar brings the classic hero tale to Image Comics in Huck #1. It’s beginning to get to the point where we just wonder if Mark Millar is capable of writing anything that isn’t good. He has such an uncanny talent of making old stories new and original ideas great. To think of it, there isn’t a book of Millar’s that comes to mind that I didn’t enjoy to some degree.
That’s enough about how talented Mark Millar is, I could literally continue to do an entire post on just that, so let’s get past that and talk about his latest venture. Huck is a humble and quiet person that some have gone so far as to call slow, and that’s just fine by him. He’s got a secret he’s managed to keep in a small town, a secret that’s about to be revealed to an undeserving public.
I’ve already applauded Millar’s ability to breathe light into tired stories, Huck’s been called the “what if” story about Superman, what if he hadn’t left Smallville. I’ll tell you right now I wouldn’t have read that book by any other writer, but trust me, Huck is nearly perfect, and after reading issue #1 you’ll agree.
Mark Millar with Rafael Albuquerque’s art puts just the right amount of everything in Huck #1. No unnecessary conversations, no unneeded action, no fluff or filler, just pure storytelling by those that can do it best.