The latest comic from Kick-Ass writer Mark Millar concerns a superstrong Maine gas-station worker who anonymously performs a good deed every day—until a newcomer to his small town alerts the media. “I wanted to do something that was unlike the kind of hero you normally see,” says the Scottish scribe who is collaborating with artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) on the title, which will be published by Image. “It’s really bizarre, but in a world of 6 billion people, nearly all the [superhero] characters tend to be around the tristate and they’re all professionals. Most people aren’t like that. I was just drawing a big guy in overalls and I doodled, ‘Not a billionaire, not a genius, not a playboy, not a philanthropist.’ ”
Several of Millar’s comics have been turned into films, including Kick-Ass, Wanted, and The Secret Service, which became the recent box office hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. The writer reveals he has already struck a deal to develop Huck into a movie, details about which will be revealed soon. Does he have an actor in mind for the lead role? “I think Channing Tatum is perfect for it,” he says.
You can check out an exclusive first look at Huck, below.
This article ran in Entertainment Weekly issue #1371-1372, on newsstands Friday, July 3.
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