Mind MGMT #13 Review


You may not be smart enough to read this comic book.

Get out your notebook. Seriously. I had to read this issue multiple times AND take notes. There is so much new stuff going on – new characters introduced, new plots brewed, new mysteries unfolded – everything seems new. Yet, in all this, there is that same Mind MGMT feel.

Oh, if you missed anything from the previous arcs, there is a nice 20-panel recap on the first page.

Here’s the official description from Dark Horse:

Prepare for MIND MGMT’s most surreal arc yet, in this first in a series of one-shot stories! This month, how will sleeper agent The Home Maker maintain her cover when Mind Management invades suburbia?


* Optioned for the big screen by Ridley Scott!

So, this is a one-shot story. I didn’t realize that until I read the official description, after I had read the comic multiple times. I find this interesting – it certainly makes the “chapters” concept make more sense. And I guess it would have helped if I had known that ahead of time. Either way, I still encourage taking notes – it helps keep the new characters straight through this mystery-coaster of a one-shot.

One thing I liked about not reading the official description until after reading the comic was the “sleeper agent” concept. Having this unfold within the story and then having her named after was a treat. Not something you will share if you read this or the description, but I imagine looking for her will be just as rewarding.

There is not much about this story that I can say without spoiling it or confusing you. So I won’t say much more than my monthly praise for its amazing creator…Oh, and that, “It’s time…Time to wake up!”

Matt Kindt is amazing. He makes me feel intellectually inferior and appreciative at the same time. His stories are complex. His art is beautiful. He is truly one of a kind(t) in the industry.

This is why he continues to earn my respect, and high marks for all that he does.


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