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MPH

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Series GRAPHIC SERIES MPH
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Series
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC SERIES MPH
 
 
Summary
Growing up in Detroit, Roscoe and his friends know all about hard luck. Buttheir fates take a different turn when they stumble upon a street drug calledMPH -- little pills that give them the power of super speed, and theopportunity 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 acrossthe 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 atsuper-speed has a downside. The pills are running out, the Feds are crackingdown, and a mysterious figure named Mr. Springfield is teaming up with theauthorities, claiming to know more about the speedsters than they know aboutthemselves. When time is your only asset, what happens when the clock runsout? A high-octane adventure, MPH brings you super speed like you've neverseen before, by the writer of Kick-Ass and the artist of Hellboy .
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "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) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Teenagers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Vigilantes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Pills -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Drugs of abuse -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Crime -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Berkley, CA :2015
Contributors Millar, Mark, author.
Fegredo, Duncan, artist.
Image Comics, publisher.
Audience Rated T+.
Language English
Notes "Millarworld"--Spine.
"Originally published in single magazine form as MPH #1-5."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781632152657
1632152657
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