Nothing brings back memories like a familiar smell.  I shared a nostalgia trip today at the local comic book store checking out Matt Kindt’s new book, Mind Mgmt, Issue #0.  It felt a bit lighter than the other new releases, and it only took a second to notice the plume of old-fashioned comic book smell on the inside from that most ancient of printing techniques:   good ol’ newsprint.  So they had me immediately by tempting me with a sense not usually associated with a good read.

Inside I found a neat blend of styles and storytelling imagery.  A bit like an issue of Cracked or Mad Magazine, the fine print advises readers there are hidden messages on the back cover.  (I only found one).  The inside covers tell a story about Mind Management–the premier espionage organization of its time–and its use of Flux Safe Houses.  Flux Safe Houses are those places you see and when you go back they are no longer there.  Like that restaurant you used to want to go to and when you finally get there it is closed.  A very sneaky tool of the Mind Management folks.

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