(Victor Valley)—Last month, we were treated to the latest series debut from Mark Millar, the man who brought the world The Ultimates, Kick-Ass, Wanted, The Secret Service, and more. What we got was radically different from the ultra violent series Millar is known for- we got Huck- a simple man who loves helping the people in his small town with his unique powers. With issue #2, we start off right where the debut left off- someone tipped off the media to Huck and his amazing powers.
Millar and artist Rafael Albuquerque craft a fitting second issue as the story of Huck continues. The media has flooded the small town, literally at Huck’s door, but it doesn’t stop the young man from continuing to help those in need. The players on the board start to get set, as we see a mysterious woman from years ago who displays telepathic powers, as well as a man with supposed ties to the now famous Huck. The main attraction here is that, even in the face of adversity, we see Huck’s true colors shine bright, still maintain his positive and upbeat nature.
By seeing more of this world, we start to see more of what makes Huck, well, Huck. His powers are a little more defined, and his feats are amazing as ever. Millar has kept the steam going with this sophomore issue, making Huck more likeable with every page, and fleshing out the world he lives in and the people he shares it with. Albuquerque’s art looks amazing- the design for Huck and his now iconic shirt are fantastic, and the journeys Huck takes and the danger he encounters look incredible from panel to panel.
I loved the first issue, as it brought the world a bit more of innocence, of what it means to be a hero. The second issue enforces the what we saw in the first issue, and then some. We see constant reminders that even with all the power Huck has, deep down, he is a good human being, first and foremost. I think the world needs more of this- the world needs more of Huck.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
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