Huck #1

Huck #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 33 User Reviews: 18
8.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

In a quiet seaside town, Huck uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. His neighbors return the favors by keeping his abilities a secret. But when a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm erupts, sending Huck on an adventure that will change everything. This brand-new series from writer MARK MILLAR and artist RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE presents a comicbook unlike anything you've read before. Featuring a Feel-Good Movie variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQURQUE.

  • 10
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Oct 21, 2015

    Huck #1 is wholesome like a Red Delicious Apple and not saccharine like whatever chemicals they put in diet soda. It's all-American like the smell of your favorite pie or sweet baked like your grandma or freshly mowed grass on a Friday morning before the first high school football game of the season without the jingoism or exceptionalism that has marred this country. (The fact that it was written by a Scottish person and drawn by a Brazilian definitely helps in that category.) Basically, Huck #1 is the most hopeful and uplifting comic that has come out in 2015 so far with a good hearted and admirable main character, a setting that lets Rafael Albuquerque show off the softer side of his watercolor style, and a compelling final page cliffhanger plotted by Mark Millar. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Flipgeeks Team Oct 27, 2015

    All that said, Huck #1 doesn't necessarilyfeel like a "complete" issue. Everything in here is given out in the issue's solicits. And the stinger to hook readers does not actually come up until the very end, making the whole issue seem more appropriate as a teaser of sorts. Because of this, it would be better to read Huck as a complete collection rather than singles. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 9, 2015

    I will be back for the second issue. It's my hope that it will be as good if not better than this first issue. I'm just going to hope for that rather than be negative or look at the track record for second issues this year. If you read comic books and your serious about it. Meaning you read them for the art form and not just for superheroes, then check out Huck. I know, it's superheroy, but Millar and Albuquerque are doing something incredibly different compared to the rest of the genre. It's worth reading. It's worth reading twice. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 17, 2015

    If Huck was simply the story of a warm-hearted hero with superpowers in a small town, it would already stand as one of the more original creations of the year. Yet Millar also gives us something of a mystery in the identity of Huck, telling us only that he was abandoned as a baby and pinned with the note "Please love him." It's been a crazy and devastating week around the world, as violent acts showcase the hatred and fear of a small number of people. If Huck's message is that unconditionally passing on love and being kind to one another creates heroes from the most unlikely of places, then he might also be the most necessary hero of the year as well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 18, 2015

    In a time where we're subjected to a lot of negativity and hatred, HUCK comes in like a beacon of hope. Huck is the hero we've been waiting for. Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque have introduced us to a hero unlike any other that is special in many ways. Living a life to only help others, he's placed his biggest secret in the hands of the town he lives in. You might feel a slight need for more in this first issue but everything is set up nicely. You'll get such a warm feeling reading HUCK and will likely fall in love with him before you reach the end of this first part. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Nov 18, 2015

    Millar and Albuquerque, who both created Huck, may have taken elements of their "intention powered" hero from a bygone era, but they are not resting on their laurels. This is the first issue of the series and its good to see that the pair have clearly thought how to move the story along, recognizing, that no matter how good the pony is, if it can only do one trick, it can get pretty boring. As it is, this book is definitely worth a look and if you are taking a detour from your normal purchases, give this book a go! Read Full Review

  • 10 - John McCubbin Nov 18, 2015

    Huck #1 is a pure joy to read, being the superhero comic that we all need and deserve. Capturing the truly selflessness that Superman used to be known for, whilst being something unique in it's own right. It also scratches the surface of an even more intriguing narrative, with Huck's good deeds not always being rewarded. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - John Amenta Nov 18, 2015

    Will Huck, possibly starring Chris Hemsworth be a summertime blockbuster in a few years? That I don't know. What I do know is I'm looking forward to seeing where Millar takes this story, as the tone this story began with, that of warmth, neighborliness and kindheartednesscannot be sustained by the guy who brought us Hit-Girl, could it? I doubt it, and that's what makes for a good comic book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Nov 20, 2015

    This is a beautiful, sincere, heartwarming story, and I can’t wait to read more of it. Millar has created an amazing character, and his life is about to get turned upside down. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Matthew Murphy Nov 23, 2015

    I'm a big Mark Millar fan and unfortunately, a huge critic on top of that. I've often claimed that Millar's books in recent years are actually just the storyboards for the eventual movie adaptation and that's not an opinion I'll back down from. I genuinely believe that Mark Millar is a genius in the medium of comics, just a genius whose head is in Hollywood. This is why I'm so happy that Huck reads like a comic book filled with believable characters. As stated before, this is a book about love and as a reader, you can tell Millar and Albuquerque love this protagonist and this story. Huck is the best Millarworld title that I've read since I first read KICK ASS and you need to go out and buy it right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flickering Myth - Jessie Robertson Nov 25, 2015

    Millar has created a brand new tale of heroicism for a new generation and it's bloody brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - CoTee Dec 2, 2015

    Huck #1 is an amazing start to a blockbuster series. With superb writing and exquisite art, this book is sure to impress. I give Huck #1 10/10 and if I could go beyond that I would. This was an amazing read. I implore everyone to go out and read issue one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Adam Atkinson Oct 29, 2015

    I very rarely think a comic is perfect, because every writer, artist, creator, and company has good things and bad ones, but I literally tried to find anything bad about this one. I have been unsuccessful, and for that reason, I have to give perfect marks. You need to make sure and pick this up as soon as it is available! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - JLWChambers Nov 20, 2015

    Huck #1 is both classic in vibe and modern in style. In the current zeitgeist, both in the real world and comics, Huck stands out as a beacon of hope. With the horrificevents of the last few weeks, we could do with a hero like Huck in the real life as much as we need him in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Nov 18, 2015

    For someone who has written as many comic series as Nicholas Cage has acted in films, Mark Millar is still putting out quality work. Teaming up with Rafael Albuquerque was the right call here, as his art style lends to the boldness of the story and lends itself to the scripting, as well. With an ending like this one, people are going to take note, and I for one will be gearing up for Huck. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Mopeymac Nov 19, 2015

    I can't recommend this issue enough. If you enjoy a strong lead character, great art, or a simple story this is for you. Millar wanted to create a hero to “lift our spirits in the darkest time,” and he succeeded. With all the violence, moral ambiguity, and darkness in comics Millar has offered a lighthearted alternative that I didn't know I wanted. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Nov 20, 2015

    Millar and Albuquerque lovingly renderthe idealist's lapse into complacency. Huck is a look at what's wrong, not with society, but with how society treats human beings. It's showing us the difference between how we could liveand how we should live. Too often we find ourselvesboxed into the corners of our own cynicism, so beaten down by daily life's complexitythat we fail to remember the simple truths we've known all along.Hopefully Huckwill be that essential reminder thatthere still exists an idealism for which we can all still reach. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 29, 2015

    Charming is the word that came most readily to mind to describe this story. Huck was an immediately likable character that I want to see more of in upcoming issues. Mark Millar sets up a point of conflict that could take a slightly uncomfortable turn for our hero, but hopefully nothing quite as dark as other Millarworld tales. I'd buy this solely for the art by Rafael Albuquerque and the wonderfully nuanced story by Millar was icing on the cake. I'm on board for the duration. Whether you pick this up in single issues or in trade form (which should be available in 6 months to a year) Huck is well worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Nov 25, 2015

    By the way, if you enjoyed this review, I would also suggest you might want to check out Savior, by Todd McFarlane. Savior just finished it's first arc, and is another "Superman" homage. Savior has a much darker tone than Huck, but both are terrific books. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 18, 2015

    It's clear the two creators have something to say and I wish we got more in this first issue. My only complaint is that it was a rather quick read. I want to see more of what Millar has to say, and Albuquerque's fantastic art. I went in not knowing what to expect, and came out the other end of the first issue blown away and wanting more. In many ways Huck is an anachronism, and that's not a bad thing at all. Some times that's completely refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Bryce Osceola Dec 9, 2015

    This story boasts the usual formula that never fails to entertain readers who are a fan of the superhero genre, but there are some who wish to see a new element brought into the fray for superhero stories. The artwork is great and does a great job of making sure Huck looks strong, but has a gentle soul. This could be a great tale if the creators add in some new story elements, but a worthwhile read for fans of the genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Oct 19, 2015

    "Huck" #1 wears its heart on its sleeve and is unashamed of doing so. This exploration of how the world can challenge innocence has a lot of potential and, though it will certainly be a better collection than month-to-month story, I encourage fans to pick this up and check out the opening chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Oct 22, 2015

    Huck is rather straightforward in its construction. Even still, there is something remarkable and refreshing about this first issue. Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque have brought readers something charming and their talents make this an adventure that will be very worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - AiPT! Nov 10, 2015

    Kat: The artwork is clear, concise, and am super pleased with it. In fact, I couldn't be happier. The characters are unique, the backgrounds are beautiful, and there is plain and simple movement from one panel to the next. I won't even lie, I would buy this comic just for the art alone. I can't even begin to praise it enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Nov 17, 2015

    The real hook for the series happens in its final pages, when Huck's secret is revealed to the world. It should be fun to watch him try to navigate this new status quo. Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque bring a real innocence to Huck. That innocence could be on the verge of cracking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Nov 19, 2015

    "Huck just likes making people happy." That's a refreshing quality for anyone, superpowered or not. Millar, Albuquerque, and McCaig punch the audience in the gut with kindness and humanity. The only complaint I have with "Huck" #1 is the brevity of the issue. It could have had more pages, but it was still an impressive feat of a first issue and introduction to an endearing character. Let's hope Huck survives a world that can, at times, be scary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Matthew Fay Dec 4, 2015

    In presenting us with Huck, Millar doesn't strive for another deconstruction of superhero fantasies, but instead reminds us of those fantasies, and why they're still within us. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Nov 18, 2015

    The debut issue of Millar and Albuquerque's Huck feels less like a Millar book and more like a quiet Superman tale. Unfortunately, Millar's writing doesn't do the story or characters any justice due to a lack of development in both areas. Albuquerque creates a simple and bright world that complements the writing and adds a bit of life to the characters. Huck #1 is far from a great debut, but it may be setting up for a great series. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Nov 21, 2015

    Given Millars pedigree, I was certainly expecting more of Huck. But also being familiar with his bibliography, Im aware that most of his #1 issues start the story off slow, only building steam and truly ramping up as the series progresses. If not for that fact its unlikely Id give Huck #2 a try, but Millar has built up at least that much good will by now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Oct 20, 2015

    Huck #1 is a pairing of two titans of the comic book industry, but that alone doesn't a great comic book make. Despite a more grounded script from Mark Millar and some great visual storytelling from Rafael Albuquerque, Huck #1 still feels too bare bones to really catch on with readers, especially among the current crop of incredible Image Comics output. As a concept, Huck scores, and perhaps further along in its run, Huck will pick up a head of steam that cannot be denied, but as a debut, it leaves much to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 21, 2015

    It's a little light on content, with Millar really only introducing the idea behind his main character, but that's fine. We get a good sense of who Huck is and what he does. We get a solid idea about his town and his neighbors. And I suppose that's enough to get us started on the story. I didn't personally find any really strong hooks in the first issue. It's pretty straight forward and fairly simple. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 17, 2015

    Huck is centered on a very charming, potentially powerful idea. It's an idea that surfaces in Albuquerque's designs and storytelling, showing flashes of what could have been. Ultimately though, Millar's script isn't capable of bringing the ideas he has into a coherent story that will inspire or awe. Huck #1 is the sort of comic that may give you cause to think, but your thoughts will linger on how much better it should have been. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Nov 28, 2015

    Huck's personality as a country boy is great to see. He is unassuming. He is a good boy. Read Full Review

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