Mind MGMT: Bootleg #1

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Farel Dalrymple Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 6, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
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MIND MGMT is: weird, mind-blowing, paranoid storytelling. It is the first ever comic book from Flux House, Matt Kindt's all-new imprint which features crime, science fiction, and humor stories, all told in startling and untraditional ways. Upcoming publications will take many forms, and the polybagged variant versions of MIND MGMT will contain a card that is playable as a playing card or as part of a new Flux House game. Previously in MIND MGMT: a covert government agency of psychic superspies fell into oblivion after one of their top agents went rogue. What looked like the end was only the beginning as a former leader of MIND MGMT explores t more

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 6, 2022

    Readers could rarely predict where Mind MGMT was going next and that remains true for its sequel, Bootleg, as it reintroduces audiences to the bizarre affectations of the original story and some key points of its history through the eyes of artist Farel Dalrymple. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 6, 2022

    Dalrymple delivers some interesting and wonderfully composed visuals throughout the issue. I like the visual style of the story and it beautifully moves the story along to some great moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 6, 2022

    Mind MGMT Bootleg #1 is a welcome return of the property to comics. It continues the layered fun that was the first volume and does so in a way that new readers can dive in and longtime fans can get excited for what comes next. Mind MGMT Bootleg #1 isn't just a comic, it's an interactive experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite Jul 25, 2022

    It's worth underlining: Until this comic, the only Mind MGMT artist was Kindt (Kindt's daughter did a couple of panels in one issue), and Dalrymple's work on Mind MGMT: Bootleg #1 is strong enough that the transition between artists never felt jarring. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 6, 2022

    So, while Mind MGMT: Bootleg #1 does a good job of introducing the reader to its world, it doesn't succeed at much else. While future installments could pick up the energy this entry lacks, there is not much here that would compel me to search out more from this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Loafy Trophy Jul 13, 2022

    Very, very happy to have more Mind MGMT back in my life. The original 36 issue run has a permanent place in my heart and Bootleg does a great job getting right to the core of the reasons why. Kindt continues to make use of every single page in the issue, including the inner cover in ways that are both meta and really make the reader think. This time around we follow Kito, a young man in Zanzibar as he's recruited into the Mind MGMT organization. As Kito delves further into his recruitment, Kindt subverts many of the usual spy tropes and has a lot of fun doing it.

    I also really enjoyed the art from Farel Dalrymple as well. The use of subliminal messages throughout the book is some classic Mind MGMT shit and there was so many smal more

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