Mark Millar might be the best comics writer…ever. His current way of doing things is just so excellent. His print runs are basically like British TV series. He doesn’t care about producing monthly books but rather unique event series. Huck was an event. It’s a beautiful and simple story. If you hated Man of Steel and BvS then this is for you. Millar was so disturbed by the ending of Man of Steel that he felt like he needed to write something that would heal him. And this was the product.
I loved Man of Steel and BvS because of the controversial aspects, because of the way they tweaked the characters and mythology. But it was bleak. I like bleak. Bleak But Huck…this is retro and modern. It is proof that Hope doesn’t have to stupid. It can be beautiful, elegant, heartbreaking, and exciting. It references what might be Millar’s greatest work, Red Son, and combines small town heroism with an epic heart.
This is Comics at its best. This is a gift. I know I’m gushing…but there’s much to gush about.
Keep it up Millar. When all is said and done Millar will be spoken of in the same brief as Finger, Miller, Moore, Eisner, etc.