(Victor Valley)—It’s no surprise, I have absolutely loved Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque’s Huck series since issue #1. With the third issue, the super powered but extremely down to Earth Huck is being swallowed up by the media attention- and with this issue, we see how widespread his celebrity has become, and the toll it has on him.
As we have seen in the past two issues, Huck is a small town guy with amazing powers- powers he uses to help people every single day. Of course, it was only a matter of time before people began to exploit Huck’s good nature and innocent mind, and it gets bumped up a few notches here. Invited by the Governor to a gathering, Huck is paraded around simply to get political points for the Governor. It is here we see the cruelty of humanity- a cruelty that faces anyone considered “different”. We get to see more of Huck’s “small ways” of helping others, like saving a drugged out young lady from a shady part of town, rescuing a lost dog, and more, all in true humble, Huck fashion.
Huck continues to shine on all levels: from the narrative thanks to the mind of Mark Millar, artistically, as Rafael Albuquerque continues to create the perfect visuals for this heart-warming tale, and as a complete package, as a shining example of sequential art. This series continues to impress as we build to what is sure to be a massive fourth issue, especially after how this issue leaves off. If you haven’t checked out Huck yet, it’s not too late to find issues #1-#3- one of the best series running right now, Huck will leave you smiling and wishing each issue was 64 pages long.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
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