First Issue: Huck

 

Huck01_CvrWriter: Mark Millar

Art: Rafael Albuquerque

Colour: Dave McCaig

 

Story: Gas station attendant, Huck, has some pretty extraordinary powers, but rather than inspiring the world as a superhero he’s pledged to do one good deed per day, usually in the small town where he lives. The town’s people are so grateful that they keep his secret as a matter of honour, but some new folk have moved in to town.

 

Why read it?: “Oh look, Mark Millar has created another story about superhero wish fulfilment!” A true enough statement, but there’s no need to be cynical just yet, for Millar this time has foregone his usual shock tactics and instead has chosen to take a rather gentle approach. Integrating the moving character swashes of Starlight (his best book in the last half decade), this kind-hearted, rather rose-tinted aspect of Middle -America is lavishly and perfectly realised by Albuquerque and McCaig to such an extent that  the hayfield-gold light rays practically pour out of the page, with each character infused with palpable small town sweetness.

Richard
A UK based Contributor; Richard Reynolds splits his time writing articles and interviews for Fanboy Confidential with running his own comicbook shop, Ground Zero Comics, as well as sticking his thumb in far too many pies, including illustration, writing and filmmaking, he also consumes fiction in all its forms like its going out of fashion.

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