Huck #3

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Huck takes his mission across the country, helping those in need, while powerful figures in the US establishment try to use his abilities for their own ends.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Cat McGlinn Jan 12, 2016

    I'm really enjoying this comic more than anything I have read for a while and I think it really benefits from the lack of violence and strong language. An interesting direction for Millar and welcome one I would say. The art continues to be outstanding and just reaffirms my opinion that Albuquerque as one of the best comic artists around. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 13, 2016

    I loved the first two issues of Huck for very different reasons and I love the third for a different reason as well. Huck didn't start off as some perfect being, but rather someone with a big heart that could do a lot to help others. Once the world got their hooks into him, it was easily to see how he could stumble and predictable that he would. It's where he goes after this that's important and that's what I'm looking forward to reading next. For all the emotions this issue made me feel, I can't help but acknowledge just how incredible of an issue it is. No hype, this issue is just that fucking good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Jan 14, 2016

    Huck #3 as a whole was a fantastic continuation to this latest Millarworld series, giving us a dramatic set of events that explore just how the world view Huck's abilities. This is all accompanied by some thrilling developments with the creative team leaving us with a shocking twist at the end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jan 13, 2016

    Reading this book is like going back in time withthe “gosh, golly, wow” type of innocence of the lead character. The trying to fit in element reminds me a lot of the Batman: The Animated Series episode “Birds of a Feather”. Huck's greatest weakness may be his undoing. How can someone fix the world, when in some ways it is so broken, especially when those entrusted with its care have such a hard time following Huck's example? The book remains an excellent read, under the watchful eyes of Millar and Alberquerque who have started adding to the cast in order to ensure that the book doesn't fall into the one trick pony trap, which at the start of the issue, was a possibility. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jan 15, 2016

    The plot is thickening! There is much more to come, and I can only imagine what madness Millar will bring in subsequent issues. Huck is a really likeable character with a lot of charm and a generally endearing, innocent nature about him. I can’t wait for Huck to get to know his biological family. This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites, and I’m already itching for more! Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Jan 14, 2016

    The issue of heroism in the media was clearly one at the forefront of Millar's mind as he planned this book, but as it heads to its conclusion his secondary story starts to rear its head. I'm a fan of Millar's work, but I do think that some of his books are definitely better than others. While I loved “Kick-Ass”, and “Wanted”, “Secret Service” and “Nemesis” left me feeling a little cold. In my opinion his books work best when he works past the grimness of his heroes and forges characters with mirth and heart in a way that is truly his own. “Huck” typifies that kind of balance for me, as well as managing to be an interesting revisit of classic comic book tropes that still feels fresh today. As far as I'm concerned, this is potentially his best book to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jan 13, 2016

    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 havent checked out Huck yet, its 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. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jan 14, 2016

    Complete with yet another worrying teaser ending, Huck #3 maintains the same caliber and investment as the previous chapters had. Following up on the cliffhanger from the second issue, Millar presses a bit harder on those concerns for what may befall Huck. Readers are likely crossing their fingers and knocking on wood that this benevolent creature remain unscathed by the world around him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Jan 23, 2016

    Your heart will melt at how much caring and love Huck has in his heart. None of his abilities go to his head. He stays simple and true to his helping nature, a true hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 18, 2016

    "Huck" #3 is another charming issue and a reminder of how great Millar's comics have been since he swapped shock-based plot turns for books that aim to evoke strong emotion in his readers. I could read "Huck" all day long and just smile because of how likable its title character is. More of this, please. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Jan 13, 2016

    Huck #3 can feel less like a chapter and more of a single scene, but it's one that deserves to expand and breathe within the greater scope of this story. The events themselves, while surely pointing toward a higher-level confrontation down the line, currently aren't as important as the overall emotional architecture this issue builds — one that continues to distinguish our shiny knight from the tarnished world he inhabits. The eventual, climactic clash of concepts will feel much richer thanks to the laying of this painstaking groundwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 14, 2016

    Huck may be the least flashy title in Mark Millar's eclectic stable, and in many ways that's both its biggest draw and largest knock. It's an entirely character driven read, and considering that the main character is one of little words and even littler complications, that makes the book's enduring narrative one tough to fully get behind. Read Full Review

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