- Growing up in Detroit, Roscoe and his friends know all about hard luck. But their fates take a different turn when they stumble upon a street drug called MPH -- little pills that give them the power of super speed, and the opportunity of a lifetime.
- Growing up in Detroit, Roscoe and his friends know all about hard luck. But their fates take a different turn when they stumble upon a street drug called MPH -- little pills that give them the power of super speed, and the opportunity of a lifetime. Now holding the perfect Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card, Roscoe leads Rosa, Chevy, and Baseball on a lightning-fast crime spree across the nation. But as a good guy dealt a tough hand, that's not enough for Roscoe. Before long, he and his friends are taking the fat cats for all they're worth, and sharing their take with the masses. But zooming through their riches at super-speed has a downside. The pills are running out, the Feds are cracking down, and a mysterious figure named Mr. Springfield is teaming up with the authorities, claiming to know more about the speedsters than they know about themselves. When time is your only asset, what happens when the clock runs out?
- A high-octane adventure, MPH brings you super speed like you've never seen before, by the writer of Kick-Ass and the artist of Hellboy.
- ISBN-13: 9781632152657
- ISBN-10: 1632152657
- Publisher: Image Comics
- Publish Date: May 2015
- Page Count: 136
- Reading Level: Ages 16-UP
- Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.6 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-08-10
- Reviewer: Staff
In the dying husk of contemporary Detroit, young drug mule Roscoe's dreams of a better life for himself and his girlfriend are derailed when he lands in prison. But a twist of fate provides Roscoe with the street drug "MPH," pills that grant the user the gift of super-speed and ancillary abilities. Now too fast to be perceived by the naked eye (unless he wants to be), Roscoe literally walks out of jail, hooks his friends up with MPH, and embarks upon a spectacular series of high-stakes bank robberies aimed at the nation's super-wealthy. Though the gang becomes popular with the general public, internal tensions and a dwindling supply of the drug that fuels their powers threaten to unravel the gang's plans. Writer Millar, whose earlier Kick-Ass and The Secret Service both yielded popular big-screen adaptations, scores once again with this super-anti-hero wish fulfillment fantasy set amid economic inequity and urban decay, with artist Fegredo (Chasing Dogma) invaluably bolstering the script with stunningly realistic illustrations. Though reading like a movie treatment, this is fast-paced, quality entertainment. (May)