310. Mind MGMT, Vol. 2: The Futurist by Matt Kindt.

The Futurist by Matt Kindt. Foreword by Scott Snyder
Mind MGMT, Vol. 2

Rating: (4/5)

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Oct. 22 2013, Dark Horse, 184 pgs

Age: 16+  

"We’ve learned some of the secrets of Henry Lyme; now get ready to meet the rest of Mind Management! With the remains of the Management attempting to reform and hot on Lyme’s tail, the former spy is forced to seek help from other defectors around the globe, including the deadly Futurist, Duncan! Meanwhile, losing her memory has barely slowed journalist Meru down, as an attempt on her life puts her back on the hunt for Mind Management—and on a collision course with the terrible truths Lyme has hidden from her! Collecting MIND MGMT #7–#12, plus stories from Dark Horse Presents and i09!"  

Received an egalley from the publisher through Netgalley.

Volume One was absolutely fantastic with its thrilling ride of a story and I had high expectations for Volume 2 which were almost lived up to.  I really enjoyed this but it just didn't have the thrills or twists of the first one.  However, it continues to be a great story.  We meet a whole bunch more of the mind management agents and now have a team, so to speak.  They feel a bit like superheroes in that each has a special power but they are not heroes at all and none of them are even "good guys"; they are all rather ambiguous characters which keeps the tension taught as we never know what moves a character will make.  The theme of this book is to let out the whole story behind Mind MGMT while meeting the new characters.  The big reveal at the ending involves how Meru exactly fits into all this.  It's a great reveal, even though I saw it coming.  Now that we have the quasi- good and bad guys, I look forward to seeing the direction the plot takes in the third volume.