Dark Horse Comics Goes Big With Matt Kindt Omnibuses
by James Ferguson
If you’ve been sleeping on Matt Kindt’s work over at Dark Horse Comics, you’ll soon have the opportunity to catch up in style. The publisher has announced new omnibus collections for Mind MGMT and Dept. H, scheduled to arrive next year.
First up is the Mind MGMT Omnibus: The Manager and the Futurist. This collects the first twelve issues of the series, plus stories from Dark Horse Presents and i09 and never-reprinted before material from the original issues like fake ads, back covers, and inside cover stories. Here is how Dark Horse describes the series:
This globe-spanning tale of espionage explores the adventures of a journalist investigating the mystery of a commercial flight where everyone aboard loses their memories. Meru’s obsession with Flight 815 leads her to a much bigger story of a top-secret government Mind MGMT program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she hunts down the flight’s missing passenger, the man who was Mind MGMT’s greatest success—and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees?
Mind MGMT Omnibus: The Manager and the Futurist is scheduled for release on February 21st, 2019. This 424 page omnibus retails for $24.99 and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop.
Next up we’ve got Dept. H Omnibus Volume 1 – Pressure & After the Flood. This also collects twelve issues, although it doesn’t have as much bonus material. Dept. H is an undersea science fiction mystery packed with intrigue and deep-see creatures. It follows Mia, a special investigator hired to uncover possible sabotage at a deep-see research station. Here she finds a bitter and paranoid crew trying to keep the place functional. She uncovers a mind-blowing crime scene surrounded by suspects with terrible secrets. Oh, and an impending flood.
Dept. H Omnibus Volume 1: Pressure & After the Flood is scheduled for release on May 22nd, 2019. This 320 page omnibus retails for $24.99 and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop.
Dark Horse promises more omnibus volumes are on the way so we’ll have more information in the coming months.