Mind MGMT #7
Story and Art by Matt Kindt
Review by Mara Whiteside
Issue #7 of Matt Kindt’s Mind MGMT is a welcomed opportunity to grab new readers while propelling the overall story forward. From only one issue, readers can immediately get the feel of the series. They are met with mystery, crime, and a unique style that will bring readers back to put the pieces together.
Meru is a crime writer looking for inspiration for her next book. She keeps focusing on her experience aboard Flight 815 and the amnesia tied to its passengers. Her investigation brings her to Henry Lyme, a former member of Mind Management. Without going into too much detail, issue #7 gives the reader everything they need to know to understand the importance of this secret organization.
As Meru begins to recover from her amnesia, pieces of the puzzle start to fall in her lap in the form of letters. She employs her investigative skills to find the source of the letters and why she is the target of their delivery. Kindt pairs the main plot with snippets of a horrifying story. In the spaces between the boarder and the edge of the book are sentences from a book concerning a woman named Julianne Verve. Julianne reportedly killed her husband and children. The book, likely written by Meru, details the difficulty of the emotional investigation. In addition to the crime novel in the margins, Kindt explains the history of an assassination letter, a device used by Mind Management to kill people from afar.
Mind MGMT is a great read for people who want meat on their comic book bones. The storytelling is more eclectic than a traditional comic book. Kindt’s method of delivery works for this intriguing story. For new readers, there are still some unanswered questions. Hang in there; Kindt has a master plan for the series. With patience and perseverance, everything will pull together in the end.
If you are in anyway interested in picking up Mind MGMT, grab this issue. It says “New Story Arc” on the cover. The first page helps catch you up to the series. Information on the government agency is given throughout the issue. As far as jumping-on points, you’ll rarely find such a smooth transition.