The tale of an unassuming hero from a podunk town, Huck serves as a much needed reminder that the greatest power one can possess is empathy.
The modern depiction of superheroes is one of non-stop violence and galaxy-wide conflicts. Far too often, the superhero stories of today traffic in the theme of moral ambiguity where the threats its villains bring to the world are so great that the do-gooders often concede their moral superiority in order to win.
Whether it’s the revelation that Captain America is a Hydra Agent or Superman snapping the neck of General Zod in Zack Snyder’s 2013 film Man of Steel, it has become increasingly difficult to differentiate the heroes from their villains.
It makes you nostalgic for the days when a comic book hero saved cats from trees, walked old ladies across the street and returned stolen purses.
Whatever happened to truth, justice and the American way?
Created by writer Mark Millar and artist Rafael Albuquerue’s, Huck is a much needed reminder of what truly makes a superhero “super.”
(Warning: Some spoilers below)