MPH #2

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Duncan Fegredo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

A good guy dealt a tough hand, Roscoe’s found the perfect Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card in the form of super-speed pills called MPH. Now that he knows who put him away, he’ll find that revenge is a dish best served...lightning fast! The all-new Millarworld Universe zooms ahead at breakneck speed with Millar and Fegredo’s urban adventure tale.

  • 9.8
    Rhymes With Geek - Dante Jun 19, 2014

    Don't let the shimmering praise for STARLIGHT blind you to this razor sharp title. Millar makes super-crime look easy, pounding out a sleek, crafty tale with machine-gun intensity. It's vicious, funny, and well-handled by Fegredo and company. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Zack Roberts Jun 16, 2014

    MPH is so far as good as any Millar World title and this issue draws the reader in even further to this fascinating story through superb writing and brilliant art work. 10 years in to Millar's World of creator owned magnificence, and I look forward to the next 10 eagerly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jun 17, 2014

    MPH starts to speed up with these fun and energetic developments being marvellous. Add to this the character charm and MPH is quickly becoming one of Mark Millar's best series to date. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jun 17, 2014

    If you had any reservations about this comic, throw those out the window. This comic will make you think, make you feel, and make you happy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Jul 8, 2014

    Duncan Fegredos art remains the absolute highlight, which is the one constant about Millars output. The artists are pretty much the reason to continue onward, whether or not the story is good or not. Fegredo proves that he is still a master of the medium with his figure work. The setting comes to gritty, dirty, life and creates a much lived in temperament. The dingy is offset by the hints and splashes of color that sort of embody the hope that the characters have. It has grit, but its not overdone or burdened by it. It has that nice balance. Overall my only other complaint has to be the pacing near the end, but nonetheless it is a series to watch. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jun 19, 2014

    Mark Millar is known for creating simple high concepts that instantly place their hooks in readers, and “MPH” is yet another check in that column. With likable characters and a unique blend of peppy super hero crime fiction, this team has added another enjoyable world to the growing Millarworld universe. While the book isn't quite as grand or powerful as “Jupiter's Legacy” or “Starlight,” it's race against the clock provides a strong impetus towards picking up the next chapter. There's an almost Breaking Bad-like thrill in only about a week's worth of pills for Roscoe and his friends, and the feds hot on his trail. Will all their dreams come true, or is this tale destined to end in tragedy? That sounds like a story worth following. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 18, 2014

    "MPH" is zipping along quite nicely, another recent jewel in Millar's crown. Between this, "Starlight," and "Jupiter's Legacy," it feels like he's pushed his career up to the next level. Wherever Millar and Fegredo want to zoom off to next in "MPH," I'll be in hot pursuit. This is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Jun 17, 2014

    To create a story based around a real city in turmoil I think brings the problem to light in a different way. Art imitates life, and in this case that is most certainly true. Respect to Millar for taking this turmoil and shining even a small, albeit unrealistic glimmer of hope to it within the pages of this story. And also for finding a truly talented artist like Duncan Fegredo to bring it all to life. The artwork is very realistic and very detailed in every panel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ra'Chaun Rogers Jun 17, 2014

    Roscoe's planned revenge on the banks that helped cause the country's recession will most likely throw more shade at the country's ideologies and manner of governing as a whole. I'm slowly starting to understand this series -- or at least get an idea of what it's about and I'll stick around until it's over to see if it doesn't teach us something about ourselves and the country. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 19, 2014

    Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo lose some momentum following their electric debut, so focused on moving their players that the narrative threatens to run right past them. While Millar does a nice job conveying the sense of wonder and excitement that likely accompanies such newfound abilities, there appears to be little to no learning curve, the writer bypassing any growing pains in lieu of setting up the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jun 18, 2014

    The only thing that really hurts this book is the fact that the last page sting is almost exactly the same as the sting in the first issue. It may seem nitpicky, but it doesnt do much to heighten the threat of the antagonist when we see basically the same scene play out. Still, a fun read in the enjoy it for what it is category and a potentially valuable title for you long box when MPH comes to a theater near you.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 17, 2014

    MPH, when all's said and done, is a very simplistic comic. Social commentary is generally associated with “smart” or complex comics, but MPH is neither of those. It's really just a bland look at American society, focused around a cast of characters that struggle to be interesting. Sure, it isn't all bad. The book has a good message, even if doesn't exactly deliver that message effectively. And the last page of MPH #2 offer a look at another aspect of this world, showing us a completely different side from the one that the rest of the book shows us. In fact, it's the only part of the book that is mildly interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jun 18, 2014

    MPHis trucking along, the exposition is basically done, so some major conflict is about to come into the picture. This is a strong comic and it's about to bring the pain, so I recommend sticking with this series. At the very least, pick this one up for some great eye candy! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 21, 2014

    MPH is boring. It's a boring fucking book and if you think I didn't tell you anything about the issue I've actually told you everything. Roscoe's revenge, his girlfriend's revenge, the trio running, stupid ass cliffhanger" that's the entire issue; that and more of Millar thinking that he's writing unique and interesting dialogue, when it's actually trite. Pure fucking trite and that's why there's four covers, to squeeze as much money from fans as possible before they figure it out for themselves. Read Full Review

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