Huckleberry is a superhero Webcomic made by Matt Comics. The eponymous protagonist is a young Plant Person and a fruit themed superhero from Chunkystew, a small, eccentric desert town. The comic follows his unexpected adventures and his progression as a costumed crusader, with or without fellow superbeings.
Huckleberry is a deliberately lighthearted comic, fully embracing the silly aspects of the Golden and Silver Ages of superhero comics. The Fantasy Kitchen Sink setting shares the author's preexisting lore, concepts and even some characters, but it can be read without prior knowledge.
Huckleberry provides examples of:
- All Deserts Have Cacti: Cacti frequently show up in the background of outdoors panels.
- Alt Text: It's often used for jokes at the expense of the characters.
- Another Dimension: The introduction gives us a glimpse of a portal that opened several years ago, bringing extradimensional heroes and villains into the desert and starting the Heroic Age. Most of them eventually went back to their universe.
- The Cameo: Stan Lee briefly appears in the very first issue to sell a Superglue comic to Huckleberry. It was intended as a tribute after he passed away.
- Fuuma Shuriken: In the second issue, Morning Star successfully throws the cereal store's person-sized star ornament like a big shuriken.
- Kid Hero: Huckleberry's exact age hasn't been revealed, but he was born during the relatively recent Heroic Age, and everyone calls him a kid. He also survived many encounters with supervillains or powerful creatures.
- Morning Routine: The first issue uses half a page to show Huckleberry waking up, singing "awful shower songs", and having a big breakfast. The following issue also shows him waking up, before skipping ahead to the actual plot.
- Rock Monster: Huck discovers one of those in the first issue. It's big enough to pass for a mountain.
- Plant Hair: As a plantman, Huck got a full head of leaves. They occasionally molt like feathers.
- Primary-Color Champion: Interestingly inverted with Huckleberry, the heroic protagonist, who wears the colors of a Secondary Color Nemesis (purple and orange costume, green hair and boots).
- Semantic Superpower: Huckleberry is a fruit-themed plant person. This means he can produce and project citric acid, slide like a banana peel, generate a thorny protective shell, and so on.
- Sssssnaketalk: Snakes such as the Diamondback talk like this.
- Super Speed: Huckleberry can produce banana atoms and slide on them, giving him a slippery, vegetal version of super speed. He can control his direction and seems immune to air friction. However, he's still behind Superfast, who was the speedster of the Heroic Age.
- Symbol Motif Clothing:
- Huckleberry wears a purple costume with many orange fruit shapes.
- Morning Star wears a star-patterned robe.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: When Mechaworm's first fight against Huck is interrupted by the more powerful Morning Star, he immediatelly calls it quits.Mechaworm: I'll be back with a better scheme, and Morning Star will fall! Until then... bye!
- Visual Pun: In a page titled "Nightcrawler", a worm is seen crawling his way into town at night.