Mind MGMT #1

Mind MGMT #1

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Matt Kindt Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 23, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
9.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Matt Kindt, the most original voice in genre comics, outdoes himself in this bold new espionage series!

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Dave Morris Jun 3, 2012

    Kindt has delivered a first issue packed with tons of promise. It's going to be exciting to see if he's able to deliver on that promise in the months to come. At the back of the book he has a message to the readers which almost feels like Babe Ruth pointing to the fences and calling his shot. Here's hoping he crushes it out of the park. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 23, 2012

    This book is something special. The story has so much potential and longevity that I see it going on for years. Add the fact that Kindt is writing the story's history on the front and back cover and you're getting a heck of a package. Do not miss out on this book! I know I praise everything "Indie", but this book is going to be one of those titles that breaks that labeling and will be enjoyed by all comic readers as long as they're willing to give it one issue to hook them. Let this be that issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Boisson May 22, 2012

    I pick up quite a number of monthly series and I keep telling myself that I need to cut back on the large quantity I bring back home from the local comic shop. But, with all that, Matt Kindt's Mind MGMT has got me for the long haul. If you are a fan of mysteries, if you are a fan of Kindt, if you are a fan of comics: pick this up! But, more importantly, if you have been waiting for the trades and do not see the value in picking up a comic on a monthly basis anymore, do yourself a favor and give Mind MGMT #1 a shot. It very well could be the book that makes you want to go back to the comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 28, 2012

    Wonderful first issue. This is why I read comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Brett Monro May 29, 2012

    Matt Kindt explains at the end, that he wants people to enjoy reading this comic monthly. Mind MGMT has added material that wont appear in the trade paperback to attempt to lure readers in on a regular basis; I am caught, hook, line and sinker. The bonus story alone is fantastic, and all of the secret messages hidden within the book are just the icing on top. This is one of the primary reasons that I read comics, for the opportunity to find books this good. The only thing left is to visit my local store and make sure they are putting Mind MGMT away for me… Ultra-mega highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye May 24, 2012

    Mind MGMT #1 is a must-read comic, but the only thing that holds it back from getting a perfect score is that the concept is remarkably similar to that Brian Churilla's new series, The Secret History of D.B. Cooper " a coincidence, I'm sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson May 25, 2012

    I would love to see more books like Kindt's "Mind Mgmt" at places like Dark Horse. Though I'm sure books like this are risky and don't get as much high-profile attention, the quality is simply sublime. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 23, 2012

    It is hard to talk about this book without spoiling it, so I'm going to keep this review short and tell you that this will be the best 4 bucks spent at your comics shop this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 23, 2012

    If there is one thing some readers might have a problem with it is the book's art style. The artwork looks and feels like an independent comic book, which totally and completely okay with this reviewer. However, if you only buy books with glossy pages, sleek digital coloring and big splash pages, this might not be the comic for you. Kindt's art is cartoony, sketchy and finished off with water colors. Personally, I think it looks great, but not all comic book readers will enjoy it. It'll turn some people off, which is a shame because this is shaping up to be a great series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 26, 2012

    By the time I finished the first issue of this new series I was convinced that I'd be coming back again next month for more, because despite the shortcomings that I felt with the art I think the story makes it worth it, and hey, I wasn't the most fond of Lemire's style when I started reading his work but it grew on me over time enough for me to consider him one of my favorite artists as well as writers. Mind MGMT is worth the cover price, and it's a series I'll be excited to follow each month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 22, 2012

    In broad strokes, Mind MGMT is something to be excited about. It has a huge concept and a lot of potential. It's held back by a boring main character, but the world of story surrounding her is definitely intriguing. The mark of a good mystery that you want to keep reading despite its flaws. Mind MGMT is definitely rough around the edges but should pique anyone's curiosity to much to pass up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Gus12345 Apr 25, 2013

    The art style of Matt Kindt, immediately places the story within the confines of the real world. Painted watercolours contribute to the realistic atmosphere of the issue, as it develops grit within the comic, mirroring the problems of Meru, the main character, and the subject matter aptly. Sequentially, the story is excellent, developing an intriguing mystery as to who, and what Mind MGMT actually is, and how they have been involved in Meru's life. In addition, as a fellow Canadian, the letter from Jeff Lemire was hilarious, and would have made this issue worth a purchase on its own. Needless to say I anticipate the next instalments in this series eagerly.

  • 6.5
    GreyMouser Apr 17, 2013

    A very interesting read that looks like it could be a grade school primer or low grade info-comix. while it shows potential to be an interesting series, and the design is charming, te art style grates on me in a way unpleasant. certainly not something id pay $4 to subject my eyeballs to.

  • 10
    Tony Soprano Mar 10, 2013

  • 8.5
    Frustrated_Grunt Jul 6, 2013

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