We here at Paste Magazine are, historically, big fans of cartoonist Matt Kindt and his profound, perfectly plotted masterpieces Mind MGMT and Dept. H. We’ve named both, at one time or another, to Best Of lists, and if you share our intense fandom—or have somehow missed out on Kindt’s creations—you’ll soon have a chance to correct that oversight in a brand-new format from publisher Dark Horse Comics. Beginning in 2019, Dark Horse will kick off a Kindt omnibus program with Mind MGMT Omnibus: The Manager and the Futurist and Dept. H Omnibus Volume 1: Pressure & After the Flood, each collecting the first 12 issues of their respective series.
Mind MGMT Omnibus: The Manager and the Futurist Cover Art by Matt Kindt
Mind MGMT Omnibus: The Manager and the Futurist binds together the first dozen issues of Mind MGMT alongside stories from Dark Horse Presents and the website i09, plus never-before-reprinted fake ads, back covers and inside-cover stories from the original single issues. In the pages of Mind MGMT, a journalist investigates the confounding mystery of a commercial flight where everyone aboard loses their memories. Meru’s obsession with Flight 815 eventually snowballs into weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins and the flight’s missing passenger: Mind MGMT’s greatest success—and its most devastating failure. Mind MGMT Omnibus: The Manager and the Futurist hits shelves on February 21, 2019, and is available for pre-order now. The 424-page omnibus retails for $24.99.
Dept. H Omnibus Volume 1: Pressure & After the Flood Cover Art by Matt Kindt & Sharlene Kindt
Written and drawn by Matt Kindt with colors by Sharlene Kindt, Dept. H Omnibus Volume 1: Pressure & After the Flood introduces special investigator Mia, hired to uncover potential sabotage taking place at a deep-sea research station. The crew is paranoid and bitter, and only barely keeping the base functional. Mia finds herself in the middle of an unbelievable crime scene—and at risk of an impending flood. Dept. H Omnibus Volume 1: Pressure & After the Flood goes on sale May 22, 2019, and is also available for pre-order now. This 320-page collection also retails for $24.99.
Stay tuned to Paste for more information on subsequent omnibus volumes in the coming months.