Last week I told you to stay at home and not make the Wednesday run to your local comic book shop – crazy head games, huh?!? Instead, I said that all you had to do was hit the internet superhighway and make your way to Dark Horse Digital and pick up the free online prequel comic book, MIND MGMT: Secret Files #’s 1-3.
Well today, get on your horse and visit your bricks and mortar comic book shop because the highly anticipated first hardcopy issue of the new MIND MGMT monthly series is waiting for eager hands to thumb through. You know, old school style!
There are actually a number of interesting comics out this week. Marvel Comics has Astonishing X-Men #50 wherein Canadian Alpha Flight hero, Northstar, proposes to his beau, Kyle. DC Comics publishes the first issue return of Grant Morrison’s Batman Incorporated #1 as well as the Absolute version of Batman: Dark Victory. Speaking of dark, Dark Horse Comics has the return of Dean Motter’s beloved Mister X in the pages of Dark Horse Presents #12. But it’s MIND MGMT, also published by Dark Horse that’s got hold of my <a-hem> mind.
I was lucky enough to meet Matt Kindt at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival a few years ago where I picked up his 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man and loved it so much that I read it all in one sitting. Since then, I’ve been on the lookout for his work, enjoying his Vertigo graphic novel, Revolver, his watercolour art work on guest issues of Sweet Tooth, and I look forward to his writing chores on DC’s Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E.
With MIND MGMT, however, Kindt is all in, writing and drawing the series in its entirety – and that’s exactly what I want to see from him.
In the world of MIND MGMT, memories can be erased, advertising is hypnotic, dolphins can talk, psychics are used as weapons and reality itself can be rewritten! I’ve already said it before, but if you’re a fan of Lost, Philip K. Dick, 100 Bullets, Heart of Darkness, Akira or character-driven stories with fantastic hand-painted art, you’re sure to enjoy this series. It’s right in Kindt’s wheelhouse. And mine.
So make a fleet-footed Wednesday run today and set your mind towards MIND MGMT. You’ll be sure to enjoy it. And that’s no alternate reality promise, either.
Every Wednesday, JP makes the after-work run to his local downtown comic book shop. Comics arrive on Wednesdays you see and JP, fearful that the latest issue will sell out, rushes out to purchase his copy. This regular, weekly column will highlight a particularly interesting release, written in short order, of course, because JP has to get his – before someone else does!