Huck #5


Written by Mark Millar

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Colors by Dave McCaig


There are some people in this world that seek power above all else. There are some in this world who are given all the power in the world, yet seek to be more than just powerful. They seek to be humane, they seek to do good in a world where it’s easier to be cruel. Huck is one of those people. Huck, however, is learning quickly that sometimes you have to do things you don’t like, to save the ones you love.

Huck is stuck in a Science City prison with his mother. After being betrayed by his “brother”, Huck gave away his mother’s location and both were captured. In a recent interview, Mark Millar stated he has made his comics less violent because he’s changed as a person and he doesn’t find it as entertaining as he once did. Huck seems to embody that message being the passive, powerful, and caring being stuck in a world full of people wanting to cause violence. In the cell his mother weeps as she apologizes for bringing Huck back to the prison she once escaped from. She vowed to never let him grow up in isolation. His response to her is the best part of this series so far: “If it wasn’t for you, I’d have lived here all my life. You’re amazing Mom. I owe you everything.” It’s in that moment we truly see Huck’s character; he should be angry about the situation. His mother apologizing for the situation would probably make others sad and upset, but Huck remains calm and thanks his mother for what she gave him, not for the mistake they made.


Huck is truly a nice young man from the country. He doesn’t see the need for violence even though he’s capable of it. He doesn’t see the need for force, though he has the strength to show it. Huck doesn’t believe in all that, but Huck learns sometimes you have to be that stronger person for your family and friends.


Millar continues to give us a great “superman” story with his own twist. Albuquerque’s art is robust enough that it does well in action scenes and well in the smaller scenes we have in this issue. McCaig’s colors on Albuquerque’s pencils are truly made for each other.There is one more issue in this great mini series so here’s hoping Millar can stick the landing.
Marvin’s rating – 9/10


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