Mark Millar‘s “Wanted” debuted 10 years ago as what would be the first book in the writer’s creator-owned Millarworld franchise — and it expanded by one more book this week with “MPH,” Millar’s new Image Comics series with Duncan Fegredo. In celebration of Millarworld’s 10 years of existence, Image has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Leinil Yu‘s connecting variant covers for “MPH” #2, which features characters from across Millar’s work. Included in the covers are characters from “Kick-Ass,” “Wanted,” “Nemesis,” “Superior,” “Starlight,” “Jupiter’s Children,” “The Secret Service,” “MPH” and many more.
Millar launched a campaign in 2012 to help promote Millarworld projects, and it seems to have paid off. Millar’s books have spun off into films (“Wanted,” “Kick-Ass,” “Kick-Ass 2” and the upcoming “Kingsman: The Secret Service” with even more in development) with projects continuing to come down the pipeline.
“Over the course of the last decade or so, I’ve managed to write all the characters I wanted to write,” Millar told CBR in 2012. “I never ever really expected movies or any of that to come from it. It sounds crazy, but I also didn’t get into comics to do ‘Kick-Ass’ or ‘Wanted’ or any of those things. I got into it to do the established characters I’ve loved since I was five. But there just comes a point where you suddenly think, ‘Yeah, I love this stuff, but I’m a little bored of seeing The Joker escape from Arkham or Lex Luthor sitting in a room thinking up plans to kill Superman. What comes next?’ I’ve realized that creator-owned is what comes next.”
Check out Yu’s interlocking “MPH” #2 variant covers below. The issue hits stands June 18.
Official Press Release
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Millarworld, Image Comics is pleased to reveal two connecting MPH #2 variant covers featuring art by critically-acclaimed artist Leinil Francis Yu and featuring the characters of the Millarworld Universe.
The all-new Millarworld Universe zooms ahead at breakneck speed with the second issue of Millar and Duncan Fegredo’s urban adventure tale, MPH. 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!
MPH #2 will be available in stores on June 18 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code APR140580. Variant cover C featuring art by Leinil Francis Yu will be available for pre-order with Diamond Code APR148239. Variant cover D featuring Yu’s art will be available for pre-order with Diamond Code APR148240.