Huck #6 Review: It Takes a Hero
By Nolan P. Smith
(Victor Valley)—One of the most interesting and entertaining series comes to a close this week as Huck #6 hit stores this Wednesday. Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque’s story of an unlikely superhero reaches its finale, with explosions and closure to boot.
This issue sees Huck and his super powered mom in the clutches of Professor Orlov and his two menacing androids. With this last issue, we get to see him and his mom cut loose against the androids, which leads to the ultimate showdown with Orlov. But how do you stop a monster without becoming the monster as well? That’s the key to the story, and the defining moment for our hero and his mom, as they walk a fine line that neither wants to cross. In the end, we see Huck and his mom return to some resemblance of what a “normal” life is, which is vital as it hammers home what makes Huck so special. It’s not his powers or what he can do with them: it’s his heart, and his willingness to forgive.
Millar and Albuquerque have created an amazing mini-series with Huck, one that I hope continues on. Millar’s story moves in such a fluid motion, by the end of the book, I felt like I had just started, and I wanted to see what happened next. The artwork continued to fire on all cylinders, making for some very iconic and memorable panels.
All in all, this is one of my favorite mini-series in quite some time, and this last issue tied up the loose ends nicely. If you are looking for a great, feel good book, then Huck is right for you.
Rating: 9.0 out of 10.
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